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Dignified funeral services, whatever your need

Whatever the preference for your loved one's funeral, Relph Funeral Directors in Marton will be able to help. With the option of two packages to choose from, we can arrange a dignified funeral service that meets your personal and financial needs.

There is our Full Service Funeral, which allows for flexibility and a completely tailored funeral service, giving you the opportunity to say farewell to your loved one in the way you want. The Simple Funeral provides a complete funeral for a lower cost, without a compromise on the quality or care we provide. You can read more about our funeral services in Marton below.
Flowers at a funeral service

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Tailored Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,705
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    We will provide you with a service that is truly personal and will meet your exact requirements and wishes. We will provide all of the necessary care for your loved one and allow you to personalise the funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Tailored Funeral

    Tailored FuneralFrom £1,705

    Whatever your funeral requirements, we will work with you to meet them, guiding you through all available options to create the perfect service for you. Our dedicated team of trained professionals will care for your loved one, handle all service arrangements and conduct your funeral service on the date of your choice.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • You will have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    • Cost includes a basic coffin with linings and fittings. However, you can choose any of our wide range of coffins and caskets
    To find out more, please call us on 01642 927863
  • Simple Funeral

    "A complete funeral service at a lower cost, arranged and conducted by one of our expert Funeral Directors.
    From
    £1,450
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our Simple Funeral comes at a lower cost, with a limited range of choices, without compromising on the quality of service that is delivered."
    Simple Funeral

    Simple FuneralFrom £1,450

    The Simple Funeral comes at a lower cost, without compromising on the quality of service that is delivered. There are limited additional services that can be added to the Simple Funeral. We will discuss these options with you, and the associated fees so that you can make an informed decision.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Options for personalisation of the funeral are limited, compared to the Tailored Funeral
    • Cost includes a basic coffin with linings and fittings. However, you can choose any of our wide range of coffins and caskets
    To find out more, please call us on 01642 927863
  • Direct Cremation

    An unattended, yet dignified committal for your loved one.
    From
    £975
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Our Direct Cremation service provides all of the necessary care for when someone has died and ensures a dignified cremation is carried out without any ceremony or mourners in attendance.
    Direct Cremation

    Direct CremationFrom £975

    A direct cremation is different to a traditional ceremonial funeral. There is no service, no hearses or limousines and mourners do not attend the cremation. The ashes are then either scattered or returned to you, which allows you to arrange a separate remembrance service at a more personal and reflective location for the individual if you wish.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • There is no service or ceremony for mourners to attend
    • The cremation takes place at a Dignity selected crematorium with no mourners present
    • There are limited additional services available to you with associated fees
    • A basic coffin with linings and fittings is included
    To find out more, please call us on 01642 927863

Our Price Promise

Our exceptional service for the lowest price within our local community. Guaranteed.
We regularly check our competitors’ prices and are confident that we are unbeaten locally.

To give you further peace of mind, we also promise to match any local prices you may find after arranging a funeral with us.
Our Price Promise

How does a Full Service Funeral compare to the Simple Funeral?

Regardless of which funeral service you choose, there will be no compromise on quality. Your loved one will always:
  • Be brought into our care and looked after by our experienced and professionally trained people
  • Rest in our climate-controlled mortuary, where they will receive continual care
  • Be available to visit, by agreed appointment, in our private and peaceful chapel of rest
The following table shows some of the popular choices* when it comes to arranging a funeral.

See how our two packages compare and decide which is right for you:
Full Service FuneralSimple Funeral
Flexibility to create an entirely personal and bespoke funeral serviceAdditional charges may applyX
Bringing your loved one into our care outside of normal working hoursSoonest available timeAt an additional cost
Use of private Chapel of Rest outside of normal working hoursX
HearseTraditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearsesTraditional motorised hearse only
LimousinesAt an additional costX
Choice of funeral procession routeX
Choice of date and time of funeralX
Choice of coffinA park coffin with linings and fittings only
Organisation of floral tributesX
Assistance with drafting and publishing an obituaryX
Arrange production of service stationeryX
Co-ordination of music, catering and memorial masonryX
Embalming serviceAt an additional costAt an additional cost
Dressing your loved oneIn their own clothes or supply a suitable gownBasic gown
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Compare our funeral packages
Full Service Funeral
Soonest available time
Simple Funeral
At an additional cost
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Traditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearses
Simple Funeral
Traditional motorised hearse only
Full Service Funeral
At an additional cost
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
A park coffin with linings and fittings only
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
X
Full Service Funeral
At an additional cost
Simple Funeral
At an additional cost
Full Service Funeral
In their own clothes or supply a suitable gown
Simple Funeral
Basic gown
Full Service Funeral
Simple Funeral
*With a Full Service Funeral, we will make it as personal to you and your loved one as you wish.

What does a Dignity funeral director do?

Here at Relph Funeral Directors in Marton, we are sometimes asked what a funeral director does, or, alternatively, what's a typical day for a funeral director?
Support the Family

There's no such thing as a 'typical' day at Relph Funeral Directors, but it is a 24 hour day. At least one funeral director remains on call outside of normal opening hours. This means if somebody passes away at home, whether it's four o'clock in the afternoon or four o'clock in the morning, there's someone here available to collect the deceased, meet the family and begin offering support.

Although care for the departed is a critical feature of the role, of equal importance is those left behind. Our funeral directors have a particular duty of care, part of which is to reassure the family and help ease their burden. Those experiencing loss will have choices to make regarding the funeral, and a funeral director will aim to give them the confidence they need to reach those decisions.
Supporting family members at a funeral service
Furthermore, in order to make recommendations as to how the funeral could reflect what the deceased might have wanted, our funeral directors will take the time to understand who they were and what they meant to the family. This is all part of the service Relph Funeral Directors provides to the Marton community it is proud to serve.

But it doesn't end there. As part of the support our funeral directors offer to every family dealing with the loss of a loved one, they also help out with the administrative side of bereavement. This includes guidance on what paperwork is required, along with advice to ensure it is completed correctly and, where necessary, within a timely manner.
Funeral procession at a woodland burial
The care our funeral directors offer the departed is universal, with every single person receiving the same attentive treatment as part of our 'care of the deceased' process.

To ensure a loved one is looked after in accordance with the family's wishes, our teams, which also include funeral arrangers, embalmers and operatives, perform their duties to the highest standards, from the moment of collection through to the funeral service and final goodbye.
Funeral flowers placed on coffin lid
Relph Funeral Directors is thankful to the community here in Marton for allowing us to support them during the most difficult of times. That is why one of our less recognised, but no less significant, duties is expressing our gratitude.

Whether it's working with local care homes, training the clergy in funeral procedure, or advising other public bodies on care for the deceased and bereaved, being a part of Dignity means our funeral directors are always ready to assist and put a little something back.
A comforting hand across a table

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