43 Kings Road
North Ormesby
Middlesbrough TS3 6NH
GB

The Simple Funeral

The Simple Funeral offers our usual high standards of funeral care and a dignified send off, with a fixed range of options for you to choose from.

Whether you want a burial or a cremation for your loved one, our Simple Funeral allows you to say your final goodbye in the way you choose. Giving you the option of a service at the place of committal, The Simple Funeral is a suitable choice if you are able to be a little flexible when it comes to choosing the date, time and any additional extras for your loved one's farewell.

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The Simple Funeral by Relph Funeral Directors

Middlesbrough Simple Funeral Costs

We will guide you on all aspects of The Simple Funeral, detailing what your options are and where a limit to the choices may apply. This is in order to ensure the arrangements are in keeping with your wishes, and you are satisfied with how the funeral will go ahead.

As part of our service to you, we will also organise the preparation, collection and distribution of the relevant documentation, as well as manage payment of the third party costs required for the funeral to proceed.

Throughout the time your loved one is in our care, they will be treated with respect and consideration at all times, resting in our climate-controlled mortuary. You will be able to visit them in our peaceful and private chapel of rest at a pre-agreed time.

The price includes a basic coffin with lining and fittings. This can be replaced with one from our extensive range of coffins and caskets, for an additional cost.

Estimated Cost of Funeral

Estimated cost are for cremation only. Please call us if you would like to discuss burials.

  • Simple Funeral£1,450
  • (Includes our Park Coffin)
  • Plus estimated third party costs for cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister£1,144
  • Total estimated cost excluding optional extras£2,594

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.

Price Promise

Our price promise ensures that we will provide your chosen funeral for the lowest price in our local community.

1. We guarantee to match any funeral quote from another funeral director that is within 5 miles of our location. To make a claim on the price promise we will need to see a genuine price quote, advert, website or other evidence from a funeral director within 5 miles that is dated up to 4 weeks from the date of death

2. The price promise relates to all of the funeral services provided by us and is not applicable to costs charged by a third party as part of the funeral

3. If using a funeral benefit discount, this will be taken off the Dignity price before any comparisons to competitors’ prices are made under the price promise

4. We reserve the right to apply, withdraw, modify or terminate the price promise in whole or in part at any time or for any reason

5. Claiming on the price promise does not change or affect the Terms and Conditions of any products or services that you purchase

The Simple Funeral At a Glance:

  • A choice of cremation or burial with an optional service at the place of committal at a mutually agreed time and date for an additional fee
  • A suitable option if you have some flexibility when it comes to the date, time and selecting additional services
  • Your loved one will be brought into our care by our highly-trained and professional team, using specialist vehicles and equipment
  • Personal, face-to-face guidance at every stage of the arrangement process
  • A complimentary online Funeral Notice, informing friends and family of the service and commemorating the life of your loved one
  • Price includes a basic coffin, with lining and fittings, which you can upgrade to a coffin or casket from our wide selection
  • We will liaise with the all necessary third parties on your behalf
  • An appointed funeral expert will provide support throughout, directing and ensuring the funeral runs smoothly on the day
  • Some Important Things to Consider

    • The procession begins at our funeral home and travels directly to the place of committal
    • There is no option for an alternative service venue
    • Your choices for the date and time of the funeral may be limited
    • Personalisation is also limited, in comparison to The Tailored Funeral

Service Details

Find out more about The Simple Funeral and what it entails:

Our Service

Our Service

Our Simple Funeral provides you with a lower cost funeral, carried out with the same care and attention to detail we apply to everything we do. It is the ideal option if you expect no compromise on the quality and the standard of service, but don't mind a little flexibility when it comes to personalisation.



Your loved one will be looked after in the premium facilities of our Middlesbrough funeral home, with one of our professional arrangers on hand to support and take care of you. With the funeral taking place at a mutually agreed time and date, subject to availability, a funeral director, chauffer-driven hearse and pallbearers will be there on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly.

To find out more about our Simple Funeral, call our funeral home on
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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
£1,995
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
£2,450
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
£2,195
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
£1,975

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
£1,345
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
£995
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
£1,245
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
£1,145

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
£425
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
£495
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
£545

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
£495
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
£495
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
£495
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
£495
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
£495
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
£495
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
£495
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
£495
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
£495

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
£375
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
£375
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
£495
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
£495
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
£795
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
£795

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 Relph 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 Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough 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 Hearses£215
  • Bringing the person who has died into care outside of normal office hours£195
  • Removal of pacemakerPOA
  • Co-ordination of ancillary services provided by third parties£95
  • Collection and administration of charitable donations£80
  • 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)

Essential Third Party Costs

Additional costs need to be paid to various third parties in order for The Simple 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£782
  • Doctors Fees£164
  • Minister Fee£198
  • Total essential third party costs£1,144

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 Simple 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
  • Death notice£82
  • Flowers£184
  • 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 Relph Funeral Directors about a memorial for 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 Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough.