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Our Funeral Prices

We understand that most people will only arrange a funeral once, perhaps twice in their lifetime. When this time comes, families are often overwhelmed by how much a funeral will cost. We believe that Funeral Directors should be transparent and honest about the prices they charge for funerals.

With this in mind we have taken the decision to put our funeral prices on our website, to help you make an informed decision as to what kind of funeral you would really like to have.

Understanding funeral costs

The cost of a funeral is divided into two separate parts:

Disbursements are fees that we will pay out to a third party on your behalf. Examples of these include, death notices in the newspaper, cremation fees, ministers fees, doctors’ fees, flowers, catering, church fees, purchase of a grave and more. You may wish to purchase any of these, which we will pay for initially, and these will then be included in the final funeral account. You will appreciate that disbursements can differ from the estimate as they are not under the direct control of the funeral director but every effort is made to give as near accurate an estimate as possible.

Internal costs include all of the services provided by the funeral director and staff, such as embalming, vehicle hire, removal and facilitation of viewings.

In accordance with our company policy and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, we will provide you with a written estimate at the time of making the funeral arrangements so that you are fully aware of the costs involved.

For our standardised pricing list, click here.

Jewellery & personal effects

Jewellery may be left with your loved one or returned according to wishes of the relatives. For peace of mind we ask that all jewellery and personal effects required are claimed and signed for prior to the day of the funeral, as we cannot accept responsibility for claims made after this time.

All jewellery is removed, logged and stored in a safe place, if you would rather leave personal effects with your loved one for their cremation or burial, please let us know.

Our at need funeral costs

Direct Cremation

£999

Our local direct cremation includes:

– The services of our experienced funeral directors for completion of the necessary paperwork
– Conveyance of your relative or friend into our care in normal working hours
– Care and attention in looking after your relative or friend
– Provision of a coffin suitable for cremation
– Cremation fee
– Doctors fee for completion of the cremation forms needed
– A dignified biodegradable urn for the cremated remains

The above service specifically excludes:

– Conveyance of the person who has died out of working hours. If it is outside working hours there is an additional fee of £200.00
– If outside 20-mile radius of our Head Office, mileage charge of £1 per extra mile
– Embalming
– Visiting of your relative or friend at our chapel of rest
– Any funeral procession or service prior to cremation

Additional charges

Any additional conveyancing charges, and disbursements / fees outside of the pre-paid plan must be paid prior to the cremation taking place by the Next of Kin or Executor.

The direct cremation price above is based on the cremation being held at a local crematorium of the Funeral Directors choice.

We can provide this service at other crematoriums but there will be additional charge due to the increased local council’s cremation charges.

Cremated Remains

We return cremated remains in a simple cardboard casket, complete with cremation certificate.

The cremated remains can be collected from our Head Office following the cremation or if preferred they can be strewed within the crematorium grounds.

We can also return the cremated remains in any of our ash caskets or scatter pods from our online store.

Bronze Funeral

£1999

Our Bronze funeral is available to anyone who wishes to have a ‘no frills’ option. You can rest assured that the funeral will be carried out in a caring and sensitive manner, regardless of cost or circumstance.

The bronze funeral includes:

– The service of our experienced Funeral Directors for completion of the necessary paperwork
– Conveyance of yourself, relative or friend into our care within 20 miles in working hours
– Care and attention in looking after yourself, relative or friend until the day of the funeral
– Provision of a motor hearse direct to the Crematorium
– Attendance of the Funeral Director and staff on the day of the funeral
– Provision of an oak veneer coffin suitable for cremation or burial
– Cremated remains can be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium or collected by your next of kin from one of our branches
– Notice on our website informing the family and friends of the funeral details
– This option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees Crematoriums (other crematoriums of your choice are available but will incur further charges):
– Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 3PL
– Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby Road, Huddersfield, HD2 2JF

Necessary disbursements include:

Cremation fee, Doctors fees and a Minister or Celebrant fee of up to £180.00

Any other disbursements chosen will be at an additional cost.

This choice of funeral does not include any embalming or allow for the family to visit and pay their last respects.

Silver Funeral

£2800

Our Silver Funeral includes everything in the Bronze Funeral with the addition of:

– Use of our private chapel of rest for family and friends to pay their last respects in working hours
– Cortege to leave from a family home
– Provision of one of our modern limousines to seat six people
– Extra limousines can be ordered at a cost of £150.00 each
– Our professional services in making all the funeral arrangements at any of our premises or in the comfort of your own home
– Notice on our website informing family and friends of the funeral details
– The handling of charity donations on your behalf, which includes use of our donation box, counting, banking and sending of donations to the relevant charity
– We would also organise flowers, refreshments, newspaper notices, order of service sheets, keepsakes and bespoke memorials etc (all incur extra charges)
– This option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees Crematoriums (other crematoriums of your choice are available but will incur further charges):
– Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 3PL
– Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby Road, Huddersfield, HD2 2JF

Gold Funeral

£2800

Our Gold Funeral includes everything in the Silver Funeral with the addition of a service in a church or other venue such as a hotel or hall, or in our own private chapel.

– This option enables you to have a cremation funeral at one of the two Kirklees Crematoriums (other crematoriums of your choice are available but will incur further charges):
– Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 3PL
– Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby Road, Huddersfield, HD2 2JF

Optional disbursements and services are available at an extra charge. These include:

– Death notices and acknowledgements in the newspaper
– Horse drawn hearses in black, silver or white and other unique hearses
– Floral tributes and printed order of service sheets
– Purchase of a grave and Wooden grave marker
– Refreshments following the service

Children's Funeral

Free

There is no right or wrong way to have a funeral for your child. The only way is your way. You may want to have a service in church with your family and friends around you, or you may prefer to have a quiet service held at the crematorium or graveside with a minister or celebrant leading the service.

As Funeral Directors, we are here to guide you sympathetically and sensitively through this difficult time and we will discuss all the options available to you. We will openly encourage you to do what you feel is right, and together we will come to a decision that is best for your special little one.

As parents ourselves, we feel that this is a time for grieving, not a time to be incurring large costs and therefore we do not make any charge for our professional services for children up to the age of 15.

We will provide:

  • All our professional services in making the funeral arrangements
  • Care for your baby/child in accordance with your wishes
  • All the time you need to spend with your baby/child at our chapel of rest
  • A hearse or limousine on the day of the funeral
  • A simple white coffin
  • A “hand to hold” every step of the way

Whilst we do not charge for our services, we cannot assume other professionals will do the same, although most ministers will not usually charge for a baby funeral.

What will you have to pay for?

The following are examples of items you may have to pay for

  • Newspaper Notices
  • Doctors fee for cremation certificates
  • Cremation fee
  • Purchase or re-opening of a grave
  • Grave marker
  • Order of Service
  • Balloons
  • Flowers

Help with cost

You may be able to get assistance towards the cost of the funeral if you are claiming any benefits from The Department of Work and Pensions.

Prepaid Funeral Plan Costs

We also offer prepaid funerals so that you have peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of in advance. If you would like to speak about our prepaid funeral plans, please get in touch on 0800 007 6842 or email info@gatewayfunerals.co.uk

 

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