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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 below.
How does a Full Service Funeral compare to the Simple Funeral?
- 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
See how our two packages compare and decide which is right for you:
|Full Service Funeral||Simple Funeral|
|Flexibility to create an entirely personal and bespoke funeral service||Additional charges may apply||X|
|Bringing your loved one into our care outside of normal working hours||Soonest available time||At an additional cost|
|Use of private Chapel of Rest outside of normal working hours||✔||X|
|Hearse||Traditional motorised hearse or choice of alternative hearses||Traditional motorised hearse only|
|Limousines||At an additional cost||X|
|Choice of funeral procession route||✔||X|
|Choice of date and time of funeral||✔||X|
|Choice of coffin||✔||A park coffin with linings and fittings only|
|Organisation of floral tributes||✔||X|
|Assistance with drafting and publishing an obituary||✔||X|
|Arrange production of service stationery||✔||X|
|Co-ordination of music, catering and memorial masonry||✔||X|
|Embalming service||At an additional cost||At an additional cost|
|Dressing your loved one||In their own clothes or supply a suitable gown||Basic gown|
|Online Funeral Notice||✔||✔|
For care and support at this difficult time, visit our funeral home.
What does a Dignity funeral director do?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.