Every funeral is a personal choice, we arrange each funeral to meet today’s requests built on the traditions we have offered over many years.

Here are some suggestions and cost indicators to assist in your decision making.

Included below is the Standardised Price List as required by the CMA.

Non-attended funeral

For families who choose not to have a service or may not wish to attend a funeral, this is a very simple, low cost arrangement.

What’s included:

  • Professional services
  • A meeting in our office to arrange all necessary documentation including advice on registration
  • Liaising with hospital, doctor or coroner as necessary.
  • Collection of deceased within a 20mile radius of our office during normal working hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, should it be necessary outside of these times it will incur an addition of £200.00.
  • Care of deceased until time of cremation
  • Doctors Fees (currently £82)
  • Simple wood effect coffin suitable for cremation including name plate.
  • Transfer of deceased in a suitable vehicle (may not be a hearse) to West Suffolk Crematorium at a time and date arranged by us.
  • Return of cremated remains to our office in a crematorium container ready for collection by the person arranging the funeral.

The non-attended cremation service costs £1350.00 including disbursements.

This arrangement may only suit those who prefer a non-attended funeral, however we can discuss any alterations you may require, such as dressing in own clothes.

Whilst this is a low cost arrangement our normal high level of care will always be paramount.

Traditional funeral

What’s included:

  • Professional services including personal attention to all necessary arrangements at a meeting in our office.
  • Advice on registration and coroner procedures.
  • Liaising with hospital, doctor or coroner as necessary.
  • Collection of deceased within a 20mile radius of our office during normal working hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, should it be necessary outside of these times it will incur an addition of £200.00.
  • Care of the deceased until day of the funeral
  • Oak veneer coffin with white lining suitable for burial or cremation.
  • Arranging clergy or celebrant, crematorium or burial authority, as chosen by you.
  • Funeral director Hearse and four pallbearers, meeting at the church or crematorium within a 20mile radius of our office.
  • Online notice for donations.
  • Arranging music at crematorium as chosen by you.
  • Return of cremated remains to our office in a crematorium container ready for collection by the person arranging the funeral.
  • If burial is chosen a marker cross with name plate will be placed on the grave.

The Traditonal funeral service costs £2,208.00 plus disbursements, see below:

What’s not included?

  • Cremation or church fees, burial fee and grave digging
  • Flowers
  • Press notices
  • Embalming
  • Following Limousine
  • Service sheets
  • Additional Pallbearers
  • Removal cost of existing memorial

Bespoke funeral

What’s included?

  • Professional services including personnel attention to all necessary arrangements at a meeting in our office or the comfort of your home
  • Advice on registration and coroner procedures.
  • Liaising with hospital, doctor or coroner
  • Collection of deceased within a 20mile radius of our office during normal working hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, should it be necessary outside of these times it will incur an additional cost of £200.00.
  • Care of the deceased until day of the funeral
  • Attending chapel of rest
  • Arranging clergy or celebrant and crematorium or burial authority as per your requests.
  • Funeral director Hearse and four pallbearers, meeting at the deceased home or another address, travelling onto crematorium or church within a 20mile radius of our office.
  • Online notice for donations.
  • Arranging your choice of music at crematorium.
  • Advice on service sheets
  • Advice on placing press notices
  • Return of cremated remains to our office in crematorium container or transfer into a Casket, Urn or Scatter tube as chosen, awaiting instructions for laying to rest
  • If burial is chosen a marker cross with name plate will be placed on the grave. Arranging for removal of existing memorial, if required.
  • Visiting chapel of rest

The Bespoke funeral service costs £1,978.00 plus coffin and disbursements, see below:

What’s not included:

  • Coffin
  • Cremation or church fees, burial fee and grave digging
  • Flowers
  • Press notices
  • Embalming
  • Following limousine
  • Service sheets
  • Additional Pallbearers
  • Removal cost of existing memorial

STANDARDISED PRICE LIST

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).

ATTENDED FUNERAL (funeral director’s charges only) £2208
This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.
Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements £863
Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care £191
Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s branch premises £60
Providing a suitable coffin – this will be our Chiltern Oak coffin, made from Oak Veneer £385
Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer)

£4

 

At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle

       £705

 

UNATTENDED FUNERAL

This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.

Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £1470
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) 2 £1025
FEES YOU MUST PAY
For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.[1]
In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.

£300-£350

£300

For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee.[2]
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is:

£790-£999

£1125

Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.
ADDITIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them.

Examples include:

Additional mileage (price per mile) £1.50
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer) £280
Collection and delivery of ashes £40
Embalming £98
Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.) £200-£250
Services supplied outside of normal office hours Prices on request
The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

[1] This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.

[2] In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.

Additional services (if required)

Service Cost
Provision of 7 seated Limousine £200.00
Horse hearse from £900.00*
Cremated remains caskets from £86.00
Scatter tubes from £27.00
Removal of existing memorial from £195.00

*Alternative hearse or conveyance costed as required

Both the Traditional & Bespoke funeral arrangements can be tailored to your requirements.

Funeral costs comprise of two sets of figures, our professional fees and fees paid to third parties.

Guide to third party fees

Cost
Service in church including clergy followed by burial at a cemetery or attending the crematorium from £280.00
Parson or civil celebrant attending crematorium only from £228.00
Crematorium fees from £945.00
Burial fees, these can vary considerably depending on chosen location from £300.00
Grave digging from £530.00
Press notices – Local newspapers from £80.00
Press notices – National newspapers from £250.00

All of the figures are a guide and are subject to confirmation.

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    DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

    W A Deacon Funeral Services. is wholly owned by David and Paul Deacon.

    We have no business or financial interest in a price comparison website which compares Funeral Director Services and/or Crematoria Services and their respective prices.

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    Terms of Business

    Our terms of business include the following:

    You may be asked to pay disbursement fees before the funeral.

    The final balance must be paid within 28 days after invoice date.

    The following charges will be made for late payment after 28 days: compounded interest @ 1.5% per month will be added

    CREMATORIA PRICE INFORMATION

    The information below gives the prices charged by crematoria for an adult (18+ years) funeral within a 30-minute cortege journey of this funeral home.

    Standard Fee Attended Service

    West Suffolk Crematorium  £1125 (Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 16.30pm)

    Unattended Service 

    West Suffolk Crematorium  £325

    Reduced Fee Attended Service (limited number of mourners)

    West Suffolk Crematorium  £825    (Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 9.15am)

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    Deacons Funeral Services, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk
    Deacons Funeral Services, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk

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    Call us on: 01787 248282 or Email: info@deaconfuneral.co.uk