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Dignified funeral services in Shirley

Our professional funeral directors in Shirley will help you plan the funeral you want for your loved one.

We provide two options to choose from - the Attended Funeral and the Unattended Funeral. Our Attended Funeral offers flexible arrangements and we can help arrange any additional services you may wish for. The Unattended Funeral offers a simple and dignified direct cremation without mourners present.
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Our Funeral Services

  • 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,223 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,223 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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What does a Dignity funeral director do in a typical day?

Here at R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors, we are often asked what a funeral director does, or find ourselves talking about a ‘typical’ day in this role.
Supporting the family ...
The question about a 'typical' day is a difficult one to answer because at R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors, there is no such thing. Each day is as long and as busy as it is rewarding. We always ensure that at least one funeral director remains on call outside of normal operating hours. So when somebody passes, we can be with their family in the shortest time possible, no matter the hour of day or night.

Because we don't just care for those who have passed. We are also there to offer empathy and practical support to those who have been left behind. This is all part of our duty of care, which ensures that those experiencing loss will understand the process they must go through, and the choices they should make regarding their loved one.
Supporting family members at a funeral service
Unless it has been previously discussed, it can be difficult to make decisions regarding the funeral of a loved one. Families may feel under pressure to deliver the service they would have wanted. At R C Payne & Son, our funeral directors are experienced in helping loved ones make the right choices by taking the time to learn more about the deceased, and what they meant to the family who have been left behind.

That's not all. A practical part of the service our funeral directors offer is support with the often complex admin associated with bereavement. This could include information about the paperwork that must be completed and the timeframe within which it needs to be completed.
Funeral procession at a woodland burial
Our funeral directors are proud to offer the same universal care to each person they attend to. This is part of our 'care of the deceased' process and should reassure you that no matter your situation or requirements, your loved one will be looked after in accordance with your wishes.

To make sure this is the case, our team is highly trained and takes pride in the quality of care they provide. From embalmers to those who arrange the funerals, and everyone in between.
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R C Payne & Son Funeral Directors is grateful to the people of Shirley for reaching out to us for support during truly difficult times. That's why we want to say thank you, and it's also why we look for ways to give back to the local community where possible.

Whether it's working with staff at a local care home, training a member of the clergy in best practice funeral procedure, or advising a public body to aid their work with the bereaved. Our Dignity funeral directors are always pleased to assist the wonderful organisations and people within our local community.
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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.