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Reading funeral services offering choice and value

At Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors in Reading, we’ll handle all arrangements to ensure your loved receives a fitting send off. We offer two types of funeral, each designed to give you choice and value.

It may be that you and your family would prefer to celebrate and remember your loved one in your own way without a formal ceremony, in which case the Unattended Funeral is the perfect option. If you would prefer a traditional or bespoke memorial service, our Attended Funeral gives you complete flexibility. Below you will find a detailed overview of our Attended and Unattended Funeral features and costs in Reading.

If you’d like to know more about these and the support we can offer you at this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0118 946 1393.
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Our Funeral Services in Reading

Choose from an Attended Funeral (a full funeral service with mourners present) or a lower-cost Unattended Funeral (a cremation without mourners present). Whichever service best suits your needs, Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors will take the greatest care of you and your loved one and deliver a meaningful and compassionate farewell.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    From
    £2,225
    plus £1,213 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,213 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2,225
    plus £1,213 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,213 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Comparing the attended and unattended funeral

Compare our packages to decide which best suits your needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a fully bespoke funeral with a service, a direct cremation, or anything in between, our expert team will be able to help.

Rest assured that both you and your loved one will receive the same, high quality of care that we pride ourselves on, regardless of which option you choose.
Your loved one will always:
  • Be brought into our care safely and with dignity, using specialist vehicles and equipment
  • Rest peacefully in our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled mortuary
  • Be treated with the utmost respect, with adherence to their religious or cultural practice
Whichever package you choose, we will always provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral. This includes liaising with the necessary third parties on your behalf. We will provide support with the administration and arrangement of the funeral, and will take care of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to legally proceed.
Service details
Our optional embalming service
Dressing your loved one in their own clothes
Visiting your loved one once they are in our care
The reception of your loved one into a home or place of worship prior to the funeral
The use of a hearse
The use of a limousine
A personalised funeral procession
An unlimited mourner attendance at the service (up to service venue capacity)
The attendance of a Funeral Director
The arrangement of services, such as arranging a minister, officiant and organist on your behalf
The organisation of additional services, like flowers, obituaries and the collection of donations on your behalf
A choice of committal location
The attendance of mourners at the committal
The delivery of ashes within 20 miles
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How Cyril H Lovegrove funeral directors can help you

Here at Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors in Reading, we’re well known for our quality service and delivering the highest standards of care. Here’s how we can help you.
Provide support for you
We are meeting you in difficult circumstances and we understand that grief affects everyone differently. At Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors we recognise how important it is that you and your family get the support you need. We provide an out of hours funeral director, so whenever you need us, we’re there for you.

From the moment you first contact us, we’ll assign a dedicated funeral arranger. They will take care of the administrative burden and guide and support you in making the many decisions that are part of the arrangement process. We will handle everything so that you can concentrate on looking after yourself and your family at this difficult time.

We’re with you at every step, from registering the death to the funeral date and beyond.
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As soon as you require, we will collect your loved one and transport them in our specialist vehicles, before allowing them to rest in peace in our modern, climate-controlled facilities.

As soon as we bring your loved one into our care, they’re treated with dignity and respect. Each member of our experienced team is will act with thought and care, as though caring for a member of their own family.

We are experts in arranging funerals for those of all religions and backgrounds. Every member of our team will act in accordance with your specific wishes.
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Unsure where to hold a wake or confused by the funeral stationery required? Don’t worry. We will ease the pressure on you by liaising with all third parties and making the necessary arrangements on your behalf. This includes the provision of cars, stationery, memorials and every other detail necessary to create a fitting farewell to the person who has passed away.

Your funeral director will take the time to sit with you and get to know who your loved one was. Knowing their role in the family and who they were helps us better support you in some of the decision making.
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We’re proud to be a part of and to have served our diverse community since our founding in 1875. We want nothing more than to give something back to the community we love in Caversham, wider Reading and beyond.

Being a part of Dignity means we recognise our duty to always assist those in our community and give something back. We honour this through working with local care homes, training the clergy in funeral procedure and advising other public bodies on how to care for the deceased and bereaved.
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Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • The average cost of a cremation funeral in the UK is £3,744. However, this will vary according to location and other factors. Talk to your local funeral director to get a better idea of costs for the type of service you require.


  • The average cost of a burial in the UK is £4,798. This comprises burial charges, minister or celebrant fees, and funeral director fees. This cost does vary by location, your local funeral director will be able to give you a better understanding of costs.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.