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John Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors, Heworth

Overview of Our Simple Funeral service

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 Bardgett & Sons 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 0191 438 6950.

What our clients say

Your appointed funeral director

Some important points about our Simple Funeral service:

  • 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 our 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 during normal office hours
  • We will collect and distribute the required documentation and co-ordinate external payments for you that are necessary for the funeral to legally proceed
  • A simple dark wood effect coffin with linings and fittings
  • We will transport your loved one in one of our chauffeur driven hearses directly to the crematorium or cemetery
  • 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
  • Please note that you will be provided with a limited choice of time and day for the service
  • The service will be held at the place of committal. An alternative location is not possible and there will be no following limousines

If you require a little more flexibility with your funeral arrangements, you may be interested in finding out more about our Full Service Funeral.

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 Simple Funeral costs

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 Bardgett & Sons 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 Bardgett & Sons Funeral Directors.

Summary of costs

  • £1995
  • £1110
  • £3105

Your Funeral Director

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:

  • Personally oversee your chosen arrangements of either a burial or cremation at a time and date of our choosing
  • Be present at your side on the day to conduct the funeral and direct all attendees
  • Ensure sufficient pallbearers are available and instructed to escort the coffin with dignity and respect.

Your funeral director

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, 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.

Our service to the person who has died

Our hearse

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 .

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Exceptions

  • Bringing your loved one into our care outside of normal office hours, or beyond a 20 mile radius from the Funeral Director, will incur an additional cost
  • Services are limited to those detailed and will not include organisation of floral tributes, obituaries, donations or service stationary
  • Services provided by third parties that are necessary for a burial or cremation to proceed are not included
  • Embalming will include an additional cost
  • The removal of mechanisms such as pacemakers, which must be removed before a cremation, may incur a cost
  • You will be provided with a limited choice of time and day for the service
  • Only the dark wood effect coffin provided can be used
  • The service will be held at the place of committal. An alternative location is not possible and there will be no following limousines
  • The delivery of ashes will incur an additional cost

If you would prefer more flexibility, then you may be interested in our Full Service Funeral.

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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 0191 438 6950 to discuss further.

  • £75
  • £137
  • £0.50 (per mile)

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 0191 438 6950.

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

  • £748
  • £198
  • £164
  • £1110

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 0191 438 6950.

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

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.

0191 438 6950