Prices and Fees


We are celebrating over 180 years of business. Farthing Funeral Service is a small family firm with a strong belief in the principle of caring for the individual needs of families.

Pricing Structure

The costs of a funeral are composed of two elements:

1. The third party costs, or disbursement fees.

2. Our own charges. We will always provide an itemised written estimate of these costs.

We offer three forms of funeral:

The Bespoke service allows the funeral to be personally planned in precisely the way you choose, selecting from a range of traditional, natural or contemporary coffins and determining the various elements of our service (for example viewing arrangements, following limousines, preferred routes, printed Order of Service and remembrance themes) which are carried out in a thorough and caring manner by your dedicated funeral director. Our charges vary for this service but typically will be between £2600 – £3000, inclusive of the chosen coffin.

The Simple Funeral service includes all the essential arrangements, transfer of the deceased into our care during normal working hours (additional charges are made where this occurs outside these times, or at a distance), provision of a plain coffin and provision of the hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery for the funeral. £1985

The Direct Transfer service is available where there is to be no ceremony, nor viewing of the deceased. This provides for the local collection of the deceased in normal working hours, provision of a basic coffin and transfer to a local crematorium or cemetery at a time convenient to ourselves. £1265

As an indication, at the present time the usual cremation disbursements are:

Crematorium Fee £775

Doctor’s Fees for cremation certificate £82

Fee to minister or celebrant to lead the ceremony £200

These costs will be the same whichever funeral director you appoint.

Payment – we usually require payment of the estimated disbursement fees in advance of the funeral, with the balance being due within 30 days of the final invoice. In the case of the Simple Funeral and Direct Transfer service, full payment is required in advance.

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