Dignity

H H Chambers & Son Funeral Directors, Selby

Overview of our Full Service Funeral service

Our professional team of funeral experts will guide you through every step, helping you with the choices to be made and arrangements to be co-ordinated.

We operate to the highest standards and will care for your loved one with the utmost care and respect. You will have full access to our entire range of services and professional facilities. We will take responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of. We also offer a Simple Funeral service at a lower cost.

You can be assured that we take just as much care with the things you don’t see as the things you do and can expect the highest service levels from us.

You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.

Please call us at any time of the day or night on 01757 213130.

What our clients say

Tailored funeral director

Our Full Service Funeral service includes:

  • Our professional team will bring your loved one into our care using Dignity's experienced and fully trained personnel, specialist vehicles and equipment
  • We will personally oversee your chosen arrangements at a time and date of your choosing
  • Your loved one will receive continuous care whilst they are in our protection, resting in climate controlled mortuary facilities
  • You can visit your loved one in our private Chapel of Rest by agreed appointment at a day and time to suit you
  • We will collect and distribute all required documentation and make external payments on your behalf
  • We will provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral, including liaising with third parties on your behalf.
  • Co-ordination of music, flowers, service stationery, obituary notices, catering and memorial masonry.
  • A polished satin finished coffin in either walnut or teak effect, with the option to choose from a wider selection of traditional, environment or colourful coffins.
  • We will transport your loved one in one of our chauffeur driven hearses in a processional route of your choosing.
  • The option to arrange a service at a separate location prior to the committal service.
  • We will be present at your side on the day to conduct the funeral, and will ensure that sufficient pallbearers are available to escort the coffin with dignity and respect

Why choose us?

We are proud to be part of Dignity, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Dignity funeral directors are part of the community and have served local families for generations. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.

We are the ultimate funeral professionals and provide the highest standards of care
We provide a respectful and dignified service through high quality facilities, with premium refrigerated mortuaries.
99.0% 99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7% 97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend their Dignity funeral director.

Our Full Service Funeral costs

Overview

As every funeral is completely unique and personal to the families we serve, the final cost will depend on the details you choose.

Funeral costs are usually broken down into Funeral Director fees, third party costs and optional extras that you can choose to personalise the funeral. This table shows an estimated total funeral cost, not including any optional extras that you may wish to add. This is designed to give you an illustrative price and is not intended as a quote.

We always have price lists available in our branch and can provide a quote over the telephone on 01757 213130 or by email. We will also provide you with a written estimate as part of the funeral arrangement service. While we take great pride in giving you the most professional and caring service, we also want you to be comfortable with the costs and understand how our fees work.

We break our costs down into six sections, which we hope you will find helpful. Please use the tabs to find out more about our services, and the high standards you can expect from us.

Summary of costs

  • £1355
  • £980
  • £490
  • £570
  • £150
  • £3545

  • £1237
  • £4782

Our service to you

We will provide support and guidance, and co-ordinate everything for you. We’ll manage everything for you, liaise with third parties and arrange all the personal details to ensure the funeral is perfect.

Personal, face-to-face contact to discuss your requirements, either at our premises or your home.

A complimentary online Funeral Notice to make it easier for you to advise family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances about the time and date of the funeral.

Our staff, premises, facilities, services and expertise will be available to you whenever you require them with full access to our own 24 hour Client Service Centre.

Flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service.

We will continue to be available for any aftercare, including collection of ashes, further advice or additional services as required.

Our service to you

Our service to the person who has died

We will bring the person who has died into our care at the soonest available instance using our own fully trained and regulated people and only specialist vehicles and equipment.

Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities, and will be treated with the utmost care, respect and dignity throughout.

You are welcome to visit the person who has died at our funeral home by appointment at a day and time to suit you. Reception into an alternative location is also available upon request.

We will ensure every available care is taken to delay the natural processes that occur after death. However, as members of the National Association of Funeral Directors we recommend the peace of mind that embalming brings. You will be advised on this and we will require your consent.

Our service to the person who has died

Your appointed Funeral Director and staff

One of our own experienced Funeral Directors will personally oversee your chosen arrangements and will guide and support you every step of the way.

Your Funeral Director will prepare in advance all locations for the service and committal and ensure your instructions arranged through ourselves on your behalf are followed on the day.

They will ensure sufficient pallbearers are available and instructed to escort the coffin with dignity and respect.

On the day of the funeral they will be present at your side throughout to supervise the occasion and direct all in attendance accordingly.

Your funeral director

Hearses

As a Dignity Funeral Director, we have access to a wide range of the highest quality hearses.

Our Full Service Funeral service includes the transportation of your loved one in our traditional chauffeur-driven motor hearse. You may choose from a range of alternative options to suit your wishes for an additional fee.

Should you require a personalised alternative to tradition, we can make these arrangements for you as well. We can also provide as many of our chauffeur driven limousines as required to convey the family and main mourners with dignity, in safety and on time.

We will also discuss specific requirements regarding the processional route for the cortege with you. This may be comprised of a journey that includes treasured memories or personal landmarks.

Coffins

Our Full Service Funeral includes a choice of either a dark wood coffin or a light wood coffin. We offer a wide range of coffins and caskets which include colourful and picture coffins, willow and bamboo or cardboard. All of our coffins are lined and finished by hand with a selection of interiors.

A selection of our coffins is provided below. We will help guide you through your choices at the time of arranging the funeral. We also supply a selection of urns for ashes.

Exmoor Coffin

Satin finish, enhanced by silver effect Fleur-de-Lys style handles and cross design screws. Interior fitted with a white taffeta ruched frill with lace edges and pleated at the top. Also available in teak effect with brass effect handles.

Price

£150

Pembroke Coffin

Classic oak veneer gloss finished coffin with matching mouldings. The superior brass effect furnishings include hinged bar handles and grooved screw covers. The white satin interior suite features a quilted lid lining, mattress and pillow, lace edging and 14” ruched two-way frill.

Price

£440

Cardboard Coffin

For the supply of a woodgrain effect cardboard coffin, this provides an alternative to a traditional wooden coffin and is suitable for burial and cremation.

Price

£660

Northumberland Coffin

A superior mahogany veneer coffin with raised lid and matching mouldings, finished in a high gloss polish. The white satin interior suite has a two-way ruched puff ruffle frill with lace edging, quilted lid lining, mattress and pillow. Polished silver effect and dark wood furnishings.

Price

£750

Dignity Picture Coffin

An alternative coffin, the colourful collection offers a choice of designs with a more personal touch. The designs are printed directly onto the wood for a high quality finish.

Price

£795

Willow Coffin

Hand-woven from natural willow by skilled weavers using traditional skills. The lid has plaited edge detail, securely fastened by toggles, features natural rope and sea grass handles. This coffin has natural, unbleached calico linings and all fastenings are of natural materials making it 100% biodegradable.

Price

£1015

Opal Coffin

Made from solid oak with a gloss finish, this coffin has six antiqued bronze effect handles and a tufted superior satin interior suite with lace edging. Unsuitable for cremation at some crematoriums.

Price

£1240

Snowdon Coffin

A hand finished, mature grained solid hardwood coffin in Oak finish with triple step raised lid and distinctive panelled sides. The superior brass coloured cast metal fittings feature angel wing screws and drop bar handles. The luxurious white satin interior suite has a laced edge lid piece, padded mattress, quilt and pillow.

Price

£1250

Royale Coffin

A coffin made in fine solid oak with a hand polished finish, this coffin has antiqued brass finish handles and a tufted superior satin interior suite, with lace edging.

Price

£1307

Additional services

We will discuss the following additional services and fees with you during the funeral arrangement, so that you can make an informed decision. Alternatively, you may wish to call us on 01757 213130 to discuss further. You may also wish to add options such as flowers or a memorial for your loved one, which you can read more about further below, or discuss during the arrangement.

  • £75
  • £175
  • £137
  • £POA
  • £POA
  • £147
  • £263
  • £POA
  • £2.00
  • £0.50 (per mile)
  • £30
  • £67
  • from £290
  • £POA
  • £368

Essential third party costs

Overview

We will help you create a dignified and personalised funeral.

Third party costs, sometimes called disbursements, are additional charges which we will manage for you and are included within your single invoice. These payments can vary widely depending on where you live and whether you choose a cremation or burial service for your loved one.

As part of our Full Service Funeral we will prepare, collect and distribute all the required documentation and coordinate external payments for you that are necessary for the funeral to legally proceed. If you would like to discuss a burial service, please call us on 01757 213130.

Within these tabs, we have provided more information on the most common costs. However, we are available to help guide you at any time of day.

Example essential third-party costs

  • £875
  • £198
  • £164
  • £1237

Crematoria costs

For some people, having enough time to have a private and uninterrupted service to remember a loved one is the most important factor in a funeral service. Ensuring you have enough time at the crematorium to do this is important, including the time taken for the congregation to enter and leave. You may already have a preference on the crematorium that you wish to use. If not, below we have selected the three closest crematoria.

If you are not sure what to choose, you may want to consider the location of the crematorium, the length of time for the service, the seating capacity, facilities and cost. If you would like to discuss these options, or wish to discuss a burial, please call us on 01757 213130.

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.

Doctors' fees

Before the deceased is cremated, two certificates need to be signed by two separate doctors to confirm the cause of death. Each certificate has an individual cost of £164.

In some circumstances, these certificates are not required; for instance if the death has been reviewed by the coroner.

As part of our service, we will handle this paperwork on your behalf, and will guide you to ensure that the required documentation is completed.

Doctors Fees

Minister or Celebrant

A funeral celebrant will usually lead the funeral service, addressing the congregation, and can provide a eulogy, should you wish.

The costs for a minister or celebrant can vary, so £198, the cost of a Church of England minister, is provided for guidance. You may already have a preferred celebrant or minister that you would like to choose. If not, we will provide guidance to help you choose.

Our clients will often choose one of the following to lead the funeral service:

  • A religious leader
  • A civil celebrant
  • A Humanist celebrant
  • A friend or family member

Celebrant

Optional costs

Overview

Every funeral is different, and there are other items and services that you can add to a funeral to help celebrate the life of the person who has died.

In this table, we have provided examples of how much is spent on each additional item or service on average in the UK.

The options really are limitless, but we have provided more information on the most common optional costs within these tabs. However, we are available to help guide you at any time of day should you have any questions.

Please don't hesitate to call us on 01757 213130.

Example optional funeral costs

*Data based on UK averages in the SunLife Cost of Dying report 2018

  • £824
  • £362
  • £171
  • £210
  • £73
  • £82

Memorials

There are many types of memorials and monuments that can be chosen to commemorate a loved one’s life:

  • Cremation memorials
  • Plaques
  • Memorial benches
  • Headstones
  • Vases
  • Statues
  • Memorial trees
  • Jewellery
  • Mausoleum

At H H Chambers & Son Funeral Directors, we will guide you through the options for our high-quality range of memorials, and will be able to advise you on local regulations.

You can read more about our Memorials or call us on 01757 213130 to discuss further.

Funeral flowers

Although they’re not compulsory, funeral flowers help loved ones express their love for the deceased by choosing an appropriate floral tribute.

Some examples of the more commonly used flower arrangements are:

  • Funeral wreaths
  • Floral arrangements
  • Coffin sprays
  • Casket sprays

During your arrangement, we will help to guide you through the options should you wish to arrange a floral tribute.

Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your options further on 01757 213130.

Order Sheets and service cards

A funeral order of service booklet typically provides a schedule of the ceremony and can be given out to mourners as they arrive or sent to people who cannot attend.

A funeral service is a very personal event and people will often have different requirements. However, the order of service may include hymns, songs, poems, readings, photographs, or anything else you would like added, creating a unique commemoration of someone's life. It can become a special memory of a loved one to keep forever; for you, your family, and friends who came to say goodbye.

During your arrangement, we will help to guide you through the options. Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your options further on 01757 213130.

Order of service

We are here to help.

We are here to support and advise you at every stage. If a loved one has sadly passed away, our caring funeral professionals will offer you all the support you need.

We're here to help you through one of the most difficult times of your life. Call us any time of day.

01757 213130