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Saint and Forster Funeral Directors Ltd.

Pricing Information

Valid From 1st April 2021

 

 

Simple Elegance

We believe that the true value of a funeral, and the power of the memories that it creates lie in the people who attend and in the things that are said and done. The Simple Elegance is designed to offer a service that is simple and affordable, but also dignified and meaningful. Unlike most ‘simple service’ options offered by funeral directors it does offer full access to the Chapel of Rest between 9am and 7pm on weekdays and between 10am and 2pm at weekends. Please see the full price list for an explanation of what is included under ‘Professional Services and ‘Daily Care of the Deceased.’
Usually with the Simple Elegance the family would meet at the crematorium, however it is possible to arrange for the hearse to leave from a family address for an additional cost of £100

Where the account is settled in full prior to the date of the funeral, we are able to offer a concession of £100

 

Funeral Director’s Charges

Professional Services £360
Care of the Deceased Including Mercedes Hearse and necessary staff on the day of the funeral (£1,200 if hearse leaves from a family address) £1,100
Simple Coffin Light Oak Veneered Coffin with Polished Gold Effect Handles £230
£1,690.00
Disbursements (Paid by us on your behalf)
Cremation Fee (Darlington) £930
Doctors Fee £82
Minister/Celebrant’s Fee (aprox.) £200
£1,212.00
Total £2,902
Total (with £100 discount for early payment) £2,802

Inspired by You

This service is designed to give you as much freedom and choice as possible to design the funeral that is right for you. Whether you wish to create a green funeral in a natural burial ground, design a picture coffin that reflects the life of the person who has died, or plan a traditional funeral with a cortege leaving from your home. The emphasis is on choice. We will discuss any ideas you have about creating a unique memory and explain all of your options to you. This service includes unlimited access to our Chapel of Rest between 9am and 7pm on weekdays and between 10am and 2pm at weekends. As this funeral includes a variety of options and choices the example set out below is designed only to give an idea of prices. All funerals will be priced individually according to your choices.

We offer a discount of £100 on this service if the full amount is paid prior to the date of the funeral.

 

Funeral Director’s Charges

Professional Services £360
Care of the Deceased Including Mercedes Hearse and necessary staff on the day of the funeral £1,200
Simple Coffin Light Oak Veneered Coffin with Polished Gold Effect Handles £230
Mercedes Limousine £150
£1,940.00
Disbursements (Paid by us on your behalf)
Cremation Fee (Darlington)* £930
Doctor’s Fee £82
Minister/Celebrant’s Fee (aprox.) £200
£1,212.00
Total £3,152.00
Total (with £100 discount for early payment) £3,052.00

 

If you are interested in anything that is not listed here please ask us and we will give you any advice you may need and a price.

Part 1 – Professional Services

  • Provision of the Funeral Director’s services, including advice, guidance and support.
  • Payment of Funeral Fees to third parties in advance of the funeral taking place
  • Making all the necessary arrangements for a burial or cremation service.
  • Liaison with hospitals, doctors, coroner, clergy and other third parties.
  • Completion of all the required documentation.
  • Dealing with charitable donations on behalf of the family if required.

 

£ 360.00

Part 2 – Care of the Deceased

  • Conveyance of the deceased in to our care during normal working hours.
  • Preparation and presentation of the deceased.
  • Daily care of the deceased prior to the funeral.
  • Use of our private rest room.
  • Visiting the deceased by appointment.
  • Provision of Mercedes Hearse and all necessary staff on the day of the funeral (other forms of transportation are available, please ask us)
  • leaving from a family address (additional fee of £100)

 

£ 1100.00

Part 3 – Embalming

  • Embalming Service. £ 75.00
    This service is usually not needed. If we feel that it would be appropriate, we will discuss this with you fully when you make the funeral arrangements.

 

£ 1100.00

Part 4 – Coffin and Casket Selection

  • Conveyance of the deceased in to our care during normal working hours.
  • Preparation and presentation of the deceased.
  • Daily care of the deceased prior to the funeral.
  • Use of our private rest room.
  • Visiting the deceased by appointment.
  • Provision of Mercedes Hearse and all necessary staff on the day of the funeral (other forms of transportation are available, please ask us)
  • leaving from a family address (additional fee of £100)

 

£ 1100.00

Traditional

Simple Light Oak Veneered £230
Custom Stained Veneered from £280
Solid Wood (oak) from £610
Solid Wood Caskets from £1,300
Caskets for Cremated Remains from £75
Strewing Tubes £25

 

Ecological and Custom

Bamboo Oasis from £600
Cardboard with Plywood Base £230
Woollen from £725
Willow Eco from £505
Picture Design from £540

 

All wood and wood effect coffins are from FSC managed woodlands

Other styles of coffin are available.

Part 5 –Additional Services

 

Provision of a limousine £150 each
Conveyance of the deceased in to our care outside working hours £180
Reception into church £350
Reception into home
In Estate car £225
Using Hearse and bearers £350
Additional mileage charge over 20 miles. Cost per mile £0.95
Video Tribute from £100.00
Provision of Service Sheets from £85 for 50
Provision of Memorial Book £45
Administration fee for organising transportation of cremated remains by courier £25

Part 6 –Disbursement Charges (Payments which are made by us on your behalf)

 

Cremation Charges

Darlington Crematorium £930.00
Wear Valley Crematorium £884.00
Durham Crematorium £700.00
Teesside Crematorium £790.00
Clergy/Celebrant fees from £200.00
Organist from £45.00
Doctors’ fees £164. 00

 

Newspaper announcements are charged at the cost price if required.

Burial Charges

Purchase of a grave in Darlington £900.00
Grave Preparation £900.00
Church fees from £250.00

 

Newspaper announcements are charged at the cost price if required.

Our Payment Terms

We will provide an estimate of the total cost of the funeral at the time of the arrangements. We will ask you to pay the disbursements plus a proportion of our fees prior to the funeral and this must be received before the funeral takes place.  If you choose to settle the full account prior to the funeral there will be a concession of £100 (this does not apply to the ‘No Fuss’ or ‘Simple Goodbye’ funerals, which must be fully paid prior to the funeral taking place). Where possible, settlement is requested within 14 days of the invoice date but please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns with us. You will be asked to confirm with the funeral director how you intend to pay for the funeral during the arrangements and you will be asked to sign an arrangement form confirming that you accept financial responsibility for the funeral.  If you make an application to the DWP for financial support and the application is unsuccessful it is important that you understand you will still be financially liable for the cost of the funeral. Please be aware that if you default on payments arranged with us, we reserve the right to pass your details to our accounts management partners and to recover from you any expenses that we incur in this process.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as direct cash transfer.  Our advice is always free.

Further information

We can provide further advice and assistance with a variety of services including floral tributes, orders of service and attendance/thankyou cards, catering, specialist modes of transport and memorials. We can consult with you to find a celebrant that is the best fit for you and your family. We can also provide information and advice on a number of options, some of which you may not be aware of. For further information please look at our website and or call Keith or Jenny and we will take as much time as you need to discuss your requirements at length, and work with you to help you create a funeral that reflects and celebrates the life of your loved one in the way that means the most to you.

We can also arrange for a full national and global repatriation service, please contact us to discuss your requirements and prices.

Our advice is always free and if you wish to meet with us, we can make an appointment either at our office or, if you prefer, in the comfort of your own home.

 

If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call Keith or Jenny on 01325 485111

Or visit our website at www.saintandforster.co.uk

 

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