(Funeral Services) Ltd Est. 1902

An independent family business with family values

Funeral Costs

We at A. Cain (Funeral Service) Ltd., offer both bespoke funerals and a direct service.
When arranging a funeral service there are always two set of costs involved.
Funeral Director’s Costs & Disbursements

Funeral Director’s Costs include:
• Arranging all elements of the funeral service (date, time & venue)
• Guidance and advice from our experienced staff
• Liaising with crematorium / cemeteries / places of worship/medical practitioners for for the completion of Cremation Form 4/ HM   Coroner’s Officers
• Completion of all documentation
• Use of a Hearse
• Collection of loved one, within working hours, from where death has occurred (within 15 miles radius)
• A highly experienced Funeral Conductor will be provided throughout the duration of the funeral
• Supplying of pall bearers
• Access to SAIF Care ~a bereavement care line & email support

Disbursements include:
• Crematorium fee / Cemetery fee
• Medical fee for paperwork Cremation Form 4 (During the current Coronavirus Pandemic Cremation Form 5 is not required)
• Minister / Celebrant fee
• Place of worship fees
• Third party involvement fees

*The average costs of disbursements for a cremation service is appx. £ 837.00 (based on April 2020)

Funeral arrangements are always best discussed. We will guide you through step by step.

We will provide a fully itemised estimate of all charges.

A.Cain ( Funeral Services) Ltd
Classic Way
Direct Way *
(Cremation Only)
Professional Services:
Arrangement of all elements of the funeral service.
Collection of loved one from place of death.
(additional cost if out
of hours or 15-mile radius)

Offers families the option
 of a direct cremation service:
No service or attendance
 at a crematorium.
Private Ambulance direct to Crematorium.

Choice of date, time and venue (s)

Coffin not included

Family to personally  choose
Coffin not included

Family to personally choose
Funeral Director to choose

Funeral to leave from home address then onto crematorium/cemetery

Option to add at additional fee
(from £65)

To hold service at place of worship prior to cremation/burial
Option to add at additional fee
(from £200)
*Option to add at additional fee
(from £255)

Viewing/Use of chapel of rest for single visit
(For option of multiple visits please see further information in the section below regarding embalming)
Option to add at additional fee
(from £70)
Option to add at additional fee
(from £70)

Access to SAIF care

Digital funeral notice

Exc. Disbursements & Coffin
Exc. Disbursements & Coffin
Inc. Disbursements
*Full payment required before funeral

Embalming/Hygienic Preparation

Embalming is recommended if you wish to view for a prolonged period of time, multiple visits, and  culture rituals such as bringing your loved one home prior to service or opened coffin viewing within a place of worship.

The three main reasons why we do recommend are; Preservation, Presentation & Sanitation


Embalming & hygienic preparation                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Embalming & hygienic preparation & use of washing facilities for rituals £270

Additional Costs, Services & Products                                                                                      

Collection of loved one after working hours (5.00pm ~ 9.00am) Weekends, Bank Holiday etc.
Supplement to add:

From £130                           
Additional Mileage on collection of loved one exceeding 15 miles (per mile)£ 1.00
Additional Mileage on funeral exceeding 15 miles (per mile)£ 1.00
Additional time on funeral exceeding 4 hrs (per hour)£ 60.00
Extra Limousine (each) from:£ 280.00
Motorcycle Hearse from:£ 1,100.00
Alternative transportPrice on application
Horse-drawn Hearse Black / White pair£ 1,300.00
Horse-drawn Hearse Black / White team (four)£ 1,850.00
Saturday Funeral Service supplement to add. From:£ 500.00
For Collection of Ashes£ 45.00
Solid Oak “Vault Urn”£ 85.00
Scatter Tubes (for Ashes)£ 20.00
Large metal decorative urns£ 130.00
Poly Urn ( for Ashes overseas transit)£ 20.00
Small Keepsake decorative urns£ 30.00
Heart Keepsake urns gold / sliver£ 50.00
Donation Tube£ 15.00
Taking Coffin Home (during working hours)£ 75.00
Taking Coffin into Place of Worship (during working hours)£ 150.00
Taking Coffin into Place of Worship (after working hours£ 350.00
Wooden “Canadian Oak” Cross Grave Marker with nameplate£ 85.00
Wooden“Canadian Oak” Plaque Grave Marker with nameplate£ 65.00
Pipe Major (Bagpiper) from:£ 300.00
Releasing White Doves (pair) from:£ 150.00
Condolence Book£20
After hours viewing in chapel of rest (1hr)£ 65.00
Supplementary charge for additional period of time for care of loved one

(two weeks after loved one has been returned to our private mortuary per week)
£ 75.00
Extra Pall bearers (if required)Price on application
Supplementary fee for independently sourced goods/services£ 150.00
Order of Services:
For larger amount of copies or bespoke
Price on application
Floral Tributes:
For bespoke items or to discuss tributes our highly skilled florist will call you to arrange a consultation
Price on application
Arranging, attending, Interment of Ashes (Churchyards)
£ 315.00
Arranging, attending, Interment of Ashes (Churchyards)
£ 415.00

Payment Terms

A deposit is required 48 hours before the date of the funeral & the balance is due within 28 days of final invoice date.

Payment is required in full before date of funeral for the Direct Way.

Payment is required for overseas repatriation before the date of departure.


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