58 Briants Avenue
Caversham
Reading RG4 5BA
GB

The Full Service Funeral

Our Full Service Funeral provides a truly personal service, delivered to the highest standards and arranged to meet your exact requirements. This way, you get to say goodbye to your loved one in the manner that means the most to you.

Whether you decide upon a burial or a cremation, The Full Service Funeral ensures the most personalised service, which can be as reflective of your loved one's life as you wish. Any additional services or details, such as the route of the procession, are yours to choose as you see fit.

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The Full Service Funeral by Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors

Our Service to You

Our team of funeral directors and arrangers is available to support you during this difficult time. We will ensure you have our professional help and guidance when it comes to deciding how you want your loved one's funeral to proceed.

With The Full Service Funeral the choices are up to you, so you can have as little or as much input on the arrangements as you wish. Whether you want a traditional service, or you have your mind set on something a little more unique, such as a colourful celebration of your loved one's life, perhaps with an alternative or customised hearse, our team will use their expertise to make it happen.

While in our care, your loved one will always be treated with respect and continually attended to, as they rest in our climate-controlled mortuary. They will be dressed in the clothing of your choice, or, if you prefer, a simple gown, and you can visit them in our private chapel of rest at an agreed time.

The price includes a walnut effect satin finish coffin with lining and fittings. However, for an additional cost, you can choose an alternative from our range of coffins and caskets.

Estimated Funeral Cost

Cost for cremation only. For information on burials, please call us.

  • Tailored Funeral£2,805
  • Exmoor Coffin£190
  • Plus estimated third party costs for cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister£1,214
  • Total estimated cost excluding optional extras£4,209

The Full Service Funeral at a Glance:

  • The choice of a cremation or burial, along with a service, tailored to the way you want it
  • Your loved one cared for by our team of compassionate and respectful funeral experts
  • Traditional, contemporary or altogether unique - we will make the type of funeral you want happen
  • Personal, face-to-face guidance and advice throughout the whole arrangement process, with one of our friendly and understanding arrangers
  • Your loved one brought into our care and looked after by our fully-trained team
  • Preparation, collection and distribution of all relevant documentation, liaison with the necessary third parties, and management of external payments to enable the funeral to legally proceed
  • A complimentary online Funeral Notice, informing friends and family of the service and commemorating the life of your loved one
  • Price includes basic coffin, with lining and fittings, which can be upgraded to a coffin or casket from our available range
  • An appointed funeral director will be with you throughout the entire process, from arrangement, through to the day of the funeral and afterwards, providing support and comfort at all times.

Alternative Choices

Uncertain whether The Full Service Funeral is the right option for you? See our alternative funeral services below:

Service Details

Find out more about our Full Service Funeral and what it entails:

Our Service

Our Service

Our Full Service Funeral allows you to choose how you remember the life of your loved one. However you want to say goodbye, we will work together with you to ensure that, on the day, your wishes are met.



The team at our Caversham funeral home will handle all of the arrangements, while providing the highest standard of care to your loved one, so that you can be sure that on the date of your choice, everything will run smoothly.

To arrange a Full Service Funeral for your loved one, speak to a funeral arranger or director at our Reading funeral home.
Our Range of Coffins and Caskets

Our Range of Coffins and Caskets

With a range of tastefully-designed coffins and caskets available, there is a wide selection for you to choose from, including picture, willow and bamboo coffins. Our team will be on hand to help you make the right choice for your needs.

Our Casket Collection

Made from quality materials in both wood and metal, our choice of caskets are available in a range of traditional and contemporary styles.
The Heavenly White from Our Casket Collection
The Heavenly White
A pure white, solid poplar casket, with wooden swing handles and a white crepe interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,350
The Golden Leaf Oak from Our Casket Collection
The Golden Leaf Oak
Made from solid oak, with a topaz satin finish, this casket comes with wooden swing bar handles and a tan crepe interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,736
The Michelangelo Poplar from Our Casket Collection
The Michelangelo Poplar
Panelled with depictions of 'The Last Supper', this solid poplar casket has wooden swing bar handles, a tan crepe interior and a high quality, golden dunes gloss finish. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,939
The Twilight Silver from Our Casket Collection
The Twilight Silver
A Steel casket finished in dual tone ebony and silver, complemented by metal swing bar handles and a tufted silver velvet interior. Unsuitable for cremation and may also be unsuitable for burial at some cemeteries
Cost
£2,399

Our Classic Collection

Solid wood coffins, ornately crafted to create an air of elegant distinction. British-made (apart from The Last Supper coffin) and available in both light and dark woods, they include a plush interior and quality fittings.
The Last Supper from Our Classic Collection
The Last Supper
Crafted from solid wood and embellished with moulded depictions of 'The Last Supper'. Cast metal handles and a tufted satin interior with lace edging complete this coffin. Not suitable for cremation
Cost
£1,573
The Sapphire from Our Classic Collection
The Sapphire
A solid hardwood coffin with a gloss mahogany finish, complemented by six bronze effect handles and a tufted satin interior with lace edging. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,835
The Opal from Our Classic Collection
The Opal
Solid hardwood in an oak finish, with six antiquated bronze effect handles completing the look of this coffin, along with the lace-edged satin interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,390
The Royale from Our Classic Collection
The Royale
Crafted from solid hardwood and rendered in an oak finish, this coffin has six brass finish handles and an interior suite made from satin with a lace edging. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,457

Our Natural Collection

An ethically sourced, biodegradable range of eco coffins, crafted from cardboard, bamboo and willow. Sustainable materials are used to ensure an environmentally friendly choice.
Cardboard Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Cardboard Coffin
Available in either white or a woodgrain effect, our cardboard coffin offers an entirely biodegradable alternative to traditional wood.
Cost
£660
Bamboo Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Bamboo Coffin
Hand woven by skilled craftsmen, the Bamboo Coffin is made from natural split bamboo, and has an unbleached calico lining, along with natural fastenings, ensuring 100% biodegradability.
Cost
£755
Willow Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Willow Coffin
Hand-woven natural willow, bound by skilled weavers and completed by rope and seagrass handles, along with unbleached linings and natural fastenings, to create a coffin that is 100% biodegradable.
Cost
£1,015

Our Picture Collection

Printed directly onto the wood, for the highest quality finish, our picture coffins provide a modern alternative to the traditional offering. With a variety of designs available, you can add a more personal touch to your loved one's funeral. See our Cremation Urns for the complementary range.
Fishing Scene from Our Picture Collection
Fishing
FSC-certified* wooden picture coffin, with a gentle fishing theme. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795
Footballs from Our Picture Collection
Footballs
Ethically sourced and FSC-certified, this wooden coffin is ideal for someone who lived their life in appreciation of the beautiful game. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795
Golf Scene from Our Picture Collection
Golf
The FSC-certified coffin depicts a scene paying tribute to the golfing enthusiast. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795
Lily Scene from Our Picture Collection
Lily
Ethically-sourced wood combined with a beautifully-rendered depiction of this traditional funeral flower. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795
Manhanttan Scene from Our Picture Collection
Manhattan
The Manhattan skyline marks this FSC-certified picture coffin out as something a little more unique. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795
Motorcycle from Our Picture Collection
Motorcycle
This FSC-certified wooden picture coffin depicts a Harley-Davidson-style motorcycle and is an ideal choice for the loved one whose passion was motorbikes. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795
Poppy Scene from Our Picture Collection
Poppy
This FSC-certified wooden picture coffin depicts a poignant scene of poppies in a field. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795
Summer Garden Scene from Our Picture Collection
Summer Garden
A colourful and FSC-certified wooden picture coffin, bringing to mind a beautiful summer's day. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795
Seashore Scene from Our Picture Collection
Seashore
Evoking memories of times spent by the sea, this wooden picture coffin is ethically sourced and FSC-certified. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£795

Our Traditional Collection

Traditional coffins made from traditional materials by our own craftsmen at our East Yorkshire facility. All coffins meet the requirements for cremation or burial.
The Exmoor from Our Traditional Collection
The Exmoor
With silver-effect, Fleur-de-Lys style handles and cross-design screws, The Exmoor coffin comes with a Walnut effect satin finish and white taffeta interior.
Cost
£190
The Dale from Our Traditional Collection
The Dale
Teak effect, with a satin finish, this coffin has brass effect, Fleur-de-Lys style handles, and an interior of white taffeta, pleated at the top.
Cost
£190
The Pembroke from Our Traditional Collection
The Pembroke
An oak veneer finish and brass-effect furnishings make for a traditional-styled coffin, complete with a quilted, white satin interior and lace edging
Cost
£440
The Lomond from Our Traditional Collection
The Lomond
A dark mahogany gloss finish with matching mouldings, completed by silver-effect furnishings and a quilted, white satin interior.
Cost
£440
The Northumberland from Our Traditional Collection
The Northumberland
Finished with a high gloss polish and fitted with silver-effect and wood furnishings, this mahogany-veneered coffin, complete with a raised lid, has a quilted, white satin interior.
Cost
£645
The Brecon from Our Traditional Collection
The Brecon
Oak veneer with a high gloss finish, this coffin has polished brass effect and wood furnishings, along with a sumptuous quilted satin interior.
Cost
£645
The Cairngorm from Our Traditional Collection
The Cairngorm
Hand finished in mahogany, this solid hardwood coffin has a raised lid, silver-coloured metal fittings, angel-wing screws, and is completed by a quilted white satin interior, edged with Nottingham lace.
Cost
£1,145
The Snowdon from Our Traditional Collection
The Snowdon
A mature-grained, oak-finished solid hardwood coffin, with brass-effect metal fittings, including angel wing screws, and lace-edged, white satin interior.
Cost
£1,145

Our Hearses

As the vehicle that will bear your loved one to their final resting place, the hearse is the focal point of the funeral cortege. For that reason alone, we ensure that our hearses run smoothly and are of the highest standard in appearance.

We will provide one of our chauffeur-driven hearses to carry the coffin to the funeral service, crematorium or place of committal. Depending upon the type of service you choose, we can personalise the route of this final journey to take in locations that, during life, may have had a specific meaning to your loved one.

A motorised hearse is included in the price of the funeral, but we also have the capacity, at an additional cost, to offer horse-drawn hearses, along with a range of alternative carriages. Popular choices include campervans, motorcycles and fire engines. To find out more, speak to one of the team at Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors.

Our Limousines

We have a fleet of funeral limousines available for use by you and your immediate family, and, if desired, extended family and friends. Built to the highest specifications and professionally maintained to ensure continual service, our chauffer-driven limousines provide a comfortable and dignified method by which to travel to your loved one's funeral.

Dependent upon the style of vehicle, our funeral cars are usually capable of carrying a maximum of between seven and nine mourners. It is traditional for immediate family to take the first and, if necessary, second limousine, with other family and friends using any additional cars or following on in their own vehicles.

To find out more about our funeral limousines, speak to one of the team at our Caversham funeral home today.
Our Range of Urns

Our Range of Urns

From the traditional to the contemporary, through to the eco friendly, the cremation urns within our range provide a decorative and respectful choice for keeping your loved one's ashes safe. Take a look at the urns and scatter tubes we have to offer.

Natural Ashes Containers

Environmentally-friendly ashes containers made to the highest standards from sustainable and biodegradable materials.
Bamboo Ashes Container from our Natural Ashes Containers collection
Bamboo Ashes Container
Cost
£110
Woven Willow Ashes Container from our Natural Ashes Containers collection
Willow Ashes Container
Cost
£131

Picture Urns

For a more contemporary look, our picture urns can offer a personalised touch, with a range of designs that can be chosen to match the coffin. Printed directly onto the wood for the highest quality finish.
Fishing Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Fishing
Cost
£162
Footballs from our Picture Urns collection
Footballs
Cost
£162
Golf Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Golf
Cost
£162
Lily Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Lily
Cost
£162
Manhanttan Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Manhanttan
Cost
£162
Motorcycle from our Picture Urns collection
Motorcycle
Cost
£162
Poppy Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Poppy
Cost
£162
Summer Garden Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Summer Garden
Cost
£162
Seashore Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Seashore
Cost
£162

Scatter Tubes

Made from 90% recycled materials and available in a range of appealing designs, our scatter tubes are suitable for the use of scattering ashes, burying in the ground, or as a simple keepsake to remember your loved one by.
Scatter Tube Large Options
Scatter Tube Large
Cost
£59
Small Scatter Tube Options
Scatter Tube Small
Cost
£39

Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket

A selection of traditionally-designed urns and caskets, providing a dignified final resting place for your loved one's ashes.
The Riverside from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Riverside
Cost
£115
The Richmond from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Richmond
Cost
£241
Aluminium Urn from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Aluminium Urn
Cost
£66
Child's Mahogany from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Child's Mahogany
Cost
£57
Child's White from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Child's White
Cost
£59
The Dorchester from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Dorchester
Cost
£145
The Imperial from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Imperial
Cost
£324
The Mardale from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Mardale
Cost
£176
The Wessex from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Wessex
Cost
£88

Additional Services

We are always available to discuss any of the additional services, along with their corresponding fees, that are listed here. You can visit our Caversham funeral home or, alternatively, call us on
to find out more. It is also possible to add in further options, such as floral tributes and memorials, which you can discuss with our funeral arranger or read more about below.
  • Our Embalming Service£150
  • Our Limousines£250
  • Our Hearses£395
  • Bringing the person who has died into care outside of normal office hours£195
  • Removal of pacemakerPOA
  • Chapel Visits outside of normal office hours£125
  • Reception into home or place of worship£225
  • Funeral service at separate location prior to committal£295
  • Conducting the funeral service outside of normal office hours, including bank holidays and weekends£595
  • Collection and administration of charitable donations£80
  • Hearse for floral tributes£244
  • Horse drawn hearsePOA
  • Funeral procession£100
  • Additional mileage charge for travel beyond a 20 mile radius of our premises£2.20
  • Delivery of ashes within a 20 mile radius of our premises£50
  • Additional mileage charge for the delivery of ashes beyond a 20 mile radius from our premises£0.50 (per mile)
  • Attendance of a funeral director for burial of ashes£86
  • Wooden grave markerfrom £20
  • Additional time charge for vehiclePOA

Essential Third Party Costs

Additional costs need to be paid to various third parties in order for The Full Service Funeral to take place. Find out what these are and why they are necessary:

Overview

Overview

We will help you create a dignified and personalised funeral.

Although our prices include all that we do to ensure you and your loved one receive the greatest of care, there are also third party costs, which are supplementary to the overall price.

Known as disbursements, these may include fees that are payable to the crematorium, the doctor and to the minister or celebrant. The payment of these external costs will be managed by us, along with the coordination of all the documents required to legally allow your loved one's funeral to proceed. Details of the third party costs are included upon your invoice.

Select a tab to find out more about some common disbursements. For information regarding the third party costs for a burial, call us on
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Example Third Party Costs

  • Crematorium Cost£852
  • Doctors Fees£164
  • Minister Fee£198
  • Total essential third party costs£1,214

Crematoria Costs

When the time comes to say goodbye, it is important that you can remember your loved one, surrounded by family and friends, in a peaceful and reflective setting. If you do not currently have a preference for a crematorium in which to hold the service, the closest three are shown below. You can make your selection based on the allotted time offered, so you can be sure you have long enough to celebrate your loved one's life, and the seating capacity at the crematorium. We have listed the costs, length of service (includes time to enter and leave the crematorium), and seating availability, along with location and distance, so you can make an informed choice. If you wish to discuss a burial, please call us on
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Data is correct as of May 2019. If any of the details above need to be updated, please email us at insight@dignityuk.co.uk.

Doctor's Fees

In the majority of cases, for a cremation to go ahead, it is necessary to obtain two certificates, each signed by a different doctor and confirming the cause of death. The doctors will charge a fee for this service, totalling £164 for the two certificates.

There are occasions when the two certificates are not needed, for instance if a coroner has reviewed the circumstances of your loved one's passing, but most of the time they are a legal requirement.

Although the doctor's fees are not included in the price, we will arrange for the payment of this third party cost, along with ensuring the documentation is present and correct, as part of our service to you.

Minister or Celebrant

The cremation service will usually be taken by a funeral celebrant or a minister. They will address the congregation and, if requested, provide a eulogy to your loved one. Costs can vary, but as a reference we have listed the fee for a Church of England minister, which is £198.

We can offer guidance on choosing a suitable minister or celebrant to preside over your loved one's funeral service, but you are equally welcome to use somebody you already have a preference for.

Popular choices to lead a cremation service are:


  • Religious leaders

  • Civil celebrants

  • Humanist celebrants

  • Friends or members of the family


Optional Costs

Optional extras can be added to make your loved one's funeral even more personal, find out more below:

Overview

Overview

With our Traditional Funeral, you are not limited to what's included in the price when it comes to personalising the final goodbye to your loved one. Every funeral is different in one way or another, with even the smallest of details helping to make it a little more special.

There are optional extras, which, for an additional cost, we can arrange, so that you have the assurance that everything is being taken care of at this difficult time. The tabs here cover the most common optional costs, but the choices are entirely up to you.

Our table provides examples of what some families decide upon, along with the average* of what is spent on each in the UK. To speak to one of our team about additional items or services, call
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Example of Optional Funeral Costs

*Data based on UK averages in the SunLife Cost of Dying report 2019

  • Memorial£910
  • Catering£408
  • Flowers£184
  • Venue hire£245
  • Death notice£82
  • Order sheets/service cards£88

Memorials

Taking the time to remember your loved one is an important part of the healing process. Many of our families find that a memorial dedicated to their loved one helps to focus their thoughts and bring a degree of comfort at an otherwise difficult time.

We can help you to choose the right funeral memorial for your loved one and arrange to have it made and, where necessary, installed. Options for a memorial to your loved one include:


  • Headstones

  • Cremation memorials

  • Plaques

  • Ashes jewellery

  • Cremation urns

  • Memorial benches

  • Vases

  • Memorial trees

  • Statues



Speak to one of the team at Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors about a memorialfor your loved one. Call us on
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Floral Tributes

Funeral wreaths, coffin sprays and other floral tributes are still a traditional feature at funerals, even though a lot of people now choose to make a charitable donation instead.

A visually arresting way by which you can express your love for the one you have lost, funeral flowers come in a variety of arrangements, such as:


  • Funeral wreaths

  • Floral arrangements

  • Coffin sprays

  • Casket sprays



We are here to help you choose a suitable floral tribute to your loved one. To discuss your options, call our Caversham funeral home on
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Order Sheets and Service Cards

The Order of Service provides you and the congregation with a schedule of how the funeral will proceed, and will include the sequence of hymns and music, along with readings, the eulogy and the committal.

It is often handed out as the mourners arrive at the venue and can be anything from an Order Sheet or Service Card, to a short booklet. These can be made more distinctive with photographs and meaningful quotes to offer a more personal reflection of your loved one. Many choose to keep their Order of Service, treasuring them along with the other special memories and mementos of a life sadly passed.

Whether in the form of an Order Sheet, Service Card or booklet, we can help you to decide upon an Order of Service from the options available to you. To find out more about the choices you have, call our funeral home on Caversham.