68 Darwen Street
Blackburn BB2 2BL
GB

The Attended Funeral

When you choose the Attended Funeral, we will help create the exact send off you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’d like to plan a fully personalised funeral, our Attended Funeral will be the best option for you. This option includes all the essentials you need for the funeral to go ahead, including necessary care for your loved one, a Park or Meadow Coffin, the arrangement of a service and burial or cremation. We also offer a range of additional services that will help make the procession, ceremony and other elements of the day truly bespoke.

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Blackburn Attended Funeral Costs

The Attended Funeral includes everything you need for your loved one’s funeral to take place. We also offer a variety of additional services to help create a funeral that reflects your loved one, their life and their character.

Here, we have shown the estimated cost of our Attended Funeral. This includes a Park Coffin or a Meadow Coffin.

We provide a variety of additional services, at an additional cost, to help personalise the day. If you have any specific requests in mind, please contact our team who will be able to help. Some common additional services we provide include an alternative coffin or casket, an alternative hearse, limousines, embalming, a personalised procession route, reception of your loved one into your home or a place of worship and visiting your loved one outside of office hours.

Estimated Cost of Funeral

The estimated costs shown are for cremation only. Please call us if you would like to discuss a burial.

  • Attended Funeral£1,995
  • (Includes our Park or Meadow Coffin)
  • Plus estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister£1,098
  • Total estimated cost excluding optional extras£3,093

The estimated costs above are for cremation only. You can view our standardised price list for a guide, or alternatively call us to discuss a burial.

The Attended Funeral at a Glance:

  • You will be introduced to your expert funeral arranger who will help arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one
  • Your funeral director will attend the service to conduct the funeral
  • We will provide a Park or Meadow Coffin; you can choose from our wide range of alternative coffins and caskets for an additional cost
  • We can provide a basic gown, or dress your loved one in their own clothes, according to your wishes
  • We will also follow your instructions regarding hair, makeup and other personal effects
  • We will remain available after the day of the funeral for further aftercare, support and any additional services required
  • Some Important Things to Consider

    • When and where you would like the service to take place
    • Whether you would like a personalised procession route
    • If you would like readings, songs or music
    • Whether you would like funeral flowers or charitable donations
    • If you would like printed service stationery

Service Details

Find out more about our Attended Funeral and what it entails:

Overview

The Attended Funeral

To help meet your needs and requirements, our Attended Funeral offers a range of alternative choices and additional extras that you might like to choose from.



Here, you will be able to find more information on the coffins, hearses, limousines, urns and other additional services that we can arrange for the funeral.
Our Coffins

Our Coffins

The Attended Funeral includes the price of a Park Coffin or a Meadow Coffin from our Traditional Collection. For an additional cost, we have a variety of alternative coffins and caskets available.

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
£450
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
£595
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
£650

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
£285
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
£285
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 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 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
Meadow Coffin
With a warm and natural shade of summer oak, this foiled veneer coffin is complete with a glossy satin finish. This casket includes a flat lid and is furnished with gold plastic handles, while the white taffeta lined interior is fitted with a padded pillow.
Cost
£190
Park Coffin
Covered in a black oak effect foil veneer, complete with a glossy satin finish, this coffin has a flat lid and matching black plastic handles. The lined interior is fitted with a pillow and white taffeta frill.
Cost
£190

Our Hearses

Motorised hearses are the most common means of transporting your loved one from our care to the funeral service. We provide a traditional, chauffeur-driven, motorised hearse as part of our Attended Funeral.

For an additional cost, we can arrange alternative hearses, such as a horse and carriage. We can also arrange a bespoke procession route that passes places of interest and importance to your loved one and their life. Whatever you have in mind, please contact a member of our team who will be able to arrange this for you.

Our Limousines

It is traditional for the immediate family and closest friends of your loved one to travel to the funeral behind the hearse in a limousine.

Should you wish, we have a fleet of quality, chauffeur-driven limousines that can take your loved one’s nearest and dearest to the service, followed by the rest of the funeral procession.

Depending on the style of vehicle you choose, our funeral limousines are usually capable of carrying a maximum of between seven and nine mourners. Please contact your funeral arrange for more specific information.
Our Range of Urns

Our Range of Urns

If you opt for a cremation, we recommend choosing an urn to hold your loved one's ashes. For an additional cost, we have a variety of scatter tubes, burial urns and keepsake urns for you to choose from. Different urns are designed for different purposes and can vary in design from simple to decorative. Please contact a member of our team for further assistance in choosing the right urn to suit your needs.

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 offer a wide variety of additional services to help you arrange a fitting funeral that appropriately commemorates your loved one. Whatever you have in mind, talk to your funeral arranger who will be able to put necessary plans in place.
  • Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care outside of normal office hours£195
  • Additional mileage (price per mile)£2.25
  • Removal of pacemakerPOA
  • Embalming£150
  • Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer) outside of normal office hours£135
  • Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer)£225
  • Additional transfers of the deceased person's body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) outside of normal office hours (price per transfer)£225
  • Co-ordination of ancillary services provided by third party£95
  • Funeral service at separate location prior to committal£375
  • Conducting the funeral service outside of normal office hours, including bank holidays and weekends£595
  • Limousines£250
  • Hearse for floral tributes£305
  • Horse drawn hearsePOA
  • Personalised funeral procession£100
  • Administration for arrangements for the interment of ashes£80
  • Attendance of a funeral director for burial of ashes£95
  • Collection and delivery of ashes£55
  • Additional mileage charge for the delivery of ashes beyond a 20 mile radius from our premises£1.00 (per mile)
  • Temporary grave markerfrom £70
  • Removal and replacement of headstone and basePOA
  • Additional time charge for vehiclePOA

Essential Third Party Costs

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

Overview

Overview

There are certain third party costs that you may need to pay for your loved one’s funeral to go ahead. These can include crematoria costs, doctor’s fees and fees for a minister or celebrant.

If you need to pay any of these costs, your funeral arranger will liaise with the necessary third parties and make any required external payments on your behalf. We will also manage and distribute all associated paperwork and documentation.

Example Third Party Costs

  • Crematorium Cost£735
  • Doctors Fees£164
  • Minister Fee£199
  • Total essential third party costs£1,098

Crematoria Costs

Crematoria costs can vary depending on the crematoriums in your local area and the amount that they charge for their services. We’ve provided further information on the three nearest crematoria to Scales Funeral Directors to give you an idea of how much crematoria fees may be. If you have another crematorium in mind, please contact your funeral arranger who will be able to provide you with further information on expected costs from your chosen crematorium.

Doctor's Fees

If you choose a cremation, you may find that you need two certificates for the cremation to go ahead, each signed by a doctor. The doctors will charge a fee for this service.

If you require doctors’ certificates for your loved one’s cremation, we will be able to arrange this and can manage the external payments for you. Your funeral arranger will be able to provide you with more information on this.

Minister or Celebrant

Most funerals will be conducted by a minister or celebrant. If you choose to have a minister or celebrant, they will lead the service, addressing the congregation and (if you wish) providing a eulogy for your loved one.

Costs can vary depending on the minister or celebrant you choose. Popular choices tend to include:


  • Religious leaders

  • Civil celebrants

  • Humanist celebrants

  • Friends or members of the family


Optional Costs

Optional extras can be added to further personalise your loved one's funeral. Find out more about these below:

Optional costs

Optional costs

When you choose the Attended Funeral, we offer a variety of additional services to help create the exact funeral you want for your loved one.

Whatever you have in mind, contact a member of our team who will be able to provide further information on availability and pricing. We find that some of the most commonly requested additional services include memorials, funeral flowers and order sheets or service cards, which you can learn more about here.

Example of Optional Funeral Costs

*Data based on UK averages in the SunLife Cost of Dying report 2020

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

Memorials

We work closely with local crematoria and burial sites to ensure that any memorial requirements are met, allowing your memorial to be put in place.

Some memorials that we regularly arrange include:


  • Headstones

  • Cremation memorials

  • Plaques

  • Ashes jewellery

  • Cremation urns

  • Memorial benches

  • Vases

  • Memorial trees

  • Statues



If you are interested in a different type of memorial or would like further information on the memorials listed above, please call
and a member of our team will be able to help.

Flowers

Floral tributes are a traditional element of the funeral service. Whether you’d like a funeral wreath, coffin spray or a more personalised floral tribute, we will be able to help with arrangements.

We have a thorough knowledge of the local area and have good relationships with local florists. For an additional cost, we can arrange the funeral flowers you want for your loved one. No matter what type of funeral flowers you’re interested in, we’ll be able to put plans in place to have the arrangement made and can manage external payments on your behalf.

Charitable Donations

You may want to ask friends and family of your loved one to make a charitable donation to a charity or organisation that your loved one cared about.

For an additional cost, we can manage charitable donations on your behalf. For further information on this, please contact a member of our team on
.