Many people now, for a variety of reasons, are choosing to arrange low cost funerals. This may be because of budgeting restraints or because they prefer to hold a memorial event in a meaningful location at a later date.

To meet this need, we offer three funerals at a very low price. These are:

‘A Simple Elegance’ A simple but meaningful cremation service with Daimler Hearse £2,231 (Including disbursements) *£100 discount for early payment*
‘A Simple Goodbye’ A simple but dignified cremation service with estate car £1,676 (Including disbursements)
‘A Funeral with No Fuss’ Sometimes referred to as ‘Direct Cremation’ £1,411 (Including disbursements)

 

While these may be cheap, we believe they represent excellent value for money. They each come with the guarantee of our usual outstanding levels of service and of care and respect for the deceased.

We believe that it should be a basic human right to spend time with a loved one who has passed away and so unlike other services of this kind we offer access to our Chapel of Rest in Darlington with all of these funerals.

 

A Simple Elegance

This service is designed to offer a simple and dignified funeral at an affordable price. It is only available for cremation funerals and it is not possible to add anything to this service other than an obituary.

The cost includes a simple light oak veneer coffin with gold handles, collection of the deceased from hospital, daily care of the deceased, transportation of the deceased from our Darlington premises to the crematorium on the day of the funeral in a Daimler Hearse and a funeral service conducted by a Minister or Celebrant. It also includes access to the Chapel of Rest in Darlington, by appointment, between 9am and 7pm on weekdays and between 10am and 2pm at weekends.

 

Funeral Director’s Charges

Professional Services £200
Care of the Deceased (Including Daimler hearse and necessary staff on the day of the funeral) £800
Simple Coffin (Light Oak Effect Coffin with Handles) £190
Disbursements (Paid by us on your behalf)
Cremation Fee (Darlington) £697
Doctors Fee £ 164
Minister/Celebrant’s Fee £ 180
Total £2,231
Total (with £100 discount for early payment)
£2,131

 

A Simple Goodbye

This service is designed to provide a very simple, dignified funeral at an affordable price. It is only available for cremation funerals and it is not possible to add anything to this service other than an obituary. There may be some restrictions on times and dates available for the funeral.

The cost includes a simple light oak veneer coffin with gold handles, collection of the deceased from hospital, daily care of the deceased, transportation of the deceased from our Darlington premises to the crematorium on the day of the funeral in an estate car and a funeral service conducted by Rev. G Callander FRSA. It is of course possible to have a service conducted by a different Minister or Celebrant, but this will incur an extra charge. It also includes access to the Chapel of Rest in Darlington, by appointment, between 9am and 7pm on weekdays and between 10am and 2pm at weekends.

We ask for full payment prior to the date of the funeral for this service.

Funeral Director’s Charges

Professional Services £745.00
Disbursements (Paid by us on your behalf)
Cremation Fee (Darlington) £697.00
Doctors’ Fees £164.00
Service Conducted by Rev. G Callander FRSA £ 70.00
Total £1,676.00

A Funeral with No Fuss

We ask for full payment prior to the date of the funeral for this service.

This service is designed for people who would prefer not to hold a traditional funeral at all, perhaps choosing instead to hold a memorial event at a later date. We will provide a cheap, no-fuss funeral that does not compromise our usual high standards of care and respect. You will often see this type of service referred to as ‘direct cremation’.

The cost includes a simple light oak veneer coffin with gold handles, collection of the deceased from hospital, daily care of the deceased, transportation of the deceased from our premises in Darlington to the crematorium on the day of the funeral in an estate car at a time convenient for us and access to our Chapel of Rest in Darlington, by appointment, between 9am and 7pm on weekdays and between 10am and 2pm at weekends.

Please be clear that this service is for cremation at a time of our choosing with no service and no family present.

Funeral Director’s Charges

Professional Services £550.00
Disbursements (Paid by us on your behalf)
Cremation Fee (Darlington) £697.00
Doctors’ Fees £164.00
Total £1,411.00
If you have any questions about these Services, please feel free to contact Keith or Jenny to discuss further.

Saint and Forster Funeral Directors Ltd
3-5 Thompson Street East
Darlington
DL1 3BA

Tel: 01325 485 111