Our Simple Funeral is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service, and if you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral.
Choosing John Meynell Funeral Directors ensures that your loved one is looked after by our funeral experts in premium facilities, which is something many funeral directors are not able to offer. A Simple Funeral gives you the same uncompromising quality of care you would expect with our Full Service Funeral. If you require a little more flexibility, you may be interested in finding out more about our Full Service Funeral.
We take just as much care with the things you don’t see as the things you do, so you can expect the highest standards from our caring professionals.
You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
Please call us at any time of the day on 01325 382542.
Members of staff always very courteous and professional both over telephone and in person. Very efficient and met all our requirements which took away a lot of the stress at such an emotional time.
Mrs Gail H, March 2019
First class service. Every detail was taken care of in an empathetic manner. All the staff were so helpful, but especially our funeral director, she went above and beyond at this very difficult time.
Mrs Lorraine M, March 2019
Immaculate presentation; approachable and helpful; sensitive and the ultimate professionals with top level administration.
Mr Stephen W, March 2019
If you require a little more flexibility with your funeral arrangements, you may be interested in finding out more about our Full Service Funeral.
Our Simple Funeral offers a complete funeral service at a lower cost, providing the same uncompromising quality of care you would expect with our Full Service Funeral.
Funeral costs can be broken down into three areas, our Simple Funeral fees, essential third party costs and optional extras that you may choose such as embalming or delivery of ashes. This is designed to give you an illustrative price and is not intended as a quote.
By choosing John Meynell Funeral Directors, you can rest assured every detail of our service is taken care of with dignity and respect. For transparency and clarity, we break our costs down into five sections. Please use the tabs to find out more about our funeral services, and the high standards you can expect from John Meynell Funeral Directors.
Summary of costs
We will appoint one of our experienced, professional and fully trained Funeral Directors who will guide and support you through every step.
Your Funeral Director will:
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, resting in our climate controlled mortuary 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 private chapel of rest by agreed appointment during normal office hours.
Your loved one will be transported in one of our traditional chauffeur-driven motor hearses.
As a Dignity Funeral Director, we also have access to a wide range of the highest quality hearses. If you are interested in a personalised alternative to tradition, you may be interested in finding out more about our Full Service Funeral .
If you would prefer more flexibility, then you may be interested in our Full Service Funeral.
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 01325 382542 to discuss further.
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 01325 382542.
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
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 01325 382542.
Data is correct as of May 2019. If any of the details above need to be updated, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before the deceased is cremated, two certificates need to be signed by two separate doctors to confirm the cause of death. The cost of attaining two certificates is £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.
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: