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Funeral Services 2022

All funeral services are subject to third party fees and disbursements such as church, crematorium, minister/celebrant and doctors’ fees. A detailed estimate of total service cost will be given at the time of arrangements. Please note there may be additional costs for a weekend service.

(Fee’s and disbursements can be in excess of £1100)

The Classic Funeral Service for burial or cremation  £3644

  • Bringing the deceased into our care from a hospital, private address, or nursing home within a 20-mile radius of West Malling over any 24-hour period to our private chapel of rest.
  • A fully fitted Light Oak finish Coffin with engraved plate of inscription.
  • Provision of our Hearse on the day of the service.
  • A team of pallbearers to attend the funeral service.
  • Hygienic treatment (embalming) and viewing in our private Chapel of rest.
  • The initial consultation and support with all on-going correspondence with the family.
  • Additional meetings with ourselves, as necessary.
  • Care of the deceased up until the day of the funeral.
  • All administrative duties in relation to paperwork and liaison with third parties.
  • Collection of the cremated remains from the Crematorium in a cardboard scatter tube and safe keeping at our premises for up to 12 months.
  • Our fully qualified Funeral Director to conduct on the day of the funeral.


Additional Bearers where required (per bearer) – £50

Transfer of the deceased from any London Hospital to our Private Chapel – £250

Transfer of the deceased from a location outside a 20 – mile radius Set Fee – £195

                                                                                                (plus £2 per mile)


The Simple Farewell Service  £2000

This service takes place at 9:00am at Vinters Park Crematorium. The service will be up to 20 minutes only and you have the option of our in-house celebrant to say a short passage, or you can listen to one or two pieces of music if you prefer. This service includes the hearse only direct to the crematorium. A team of pallbearers and a Light Oak finish Coffin. Please note this service does not permit use of the chapel of rest for viewing.


The Direct Cremation £1,295

This is an unattended service with no mourners or clergy present for the service. One of our professional Funeral Directors will carefully look after your loved one and they will be taken to the crematorium in one of our specialised funeral vehicles. The ashes will be collected and remain in our care for 12 months or you may request for them to be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium.


The Simple Farewell & Direct Cremation Services are fully inclusive of:

Bringing the deceased into our care

Light Oak finish Coffin

Vinters Park Cremation fees

Hogben & Partis Administration costs


Saturday Funeral – Additional Costs

In addition to our Funeral Service Charge above

Saturday Funeral surcharge    from   £2500

(Including Vinters Park Crematorium Fees)


Additional Funeral Service Options and Fees


Six-Seater Limousine (per vehicle) – £295

(alternative make of car available for additional cost)

Horse Drawn Hearse and Coachmen

Black Carriage with a Pair of Black Horses (Two) – £1100

Black Carriage with a Team of Black Horses (Four) – £1700

White Carriage with a Pair of White Horses (Two) – £1400

White Carriage with a Team of White Horses (Four)- £2000

Landau Mourner Carriages – Price on Request


Church Fees (Church of England 2022 Table of Fees))

Service in Church (prior to burial or cremation) – £206

Cremation following Church Service – £30

Burial in a Churchyard – £331

Graveside Service (including burial) – £428

Burial in a Churchyard (No Service/Committal Only) – £360



Fully fitted for either burial or cremation with an engraved plate of inscription.

Light Oak Panelled Coffin – plus £150

Light Oak Panelled Coffin with Raised Lid – plus £200

Solid Oak Coffin with Raised Lid – plus £900

Solid Oak Coffin with Panelled Sides and Raised Lid – plus £1,100

Environmental and Hand Woven ‘Eco’ Coffins – from an additional  £160

Colourful Coffins – Available on request

‘American’ Style Caskets – Available on request 


Hogben & Partis Optional

Hygienic Treatment (Embalming) – £150

Solid English Oak Temporary grave marker with nameplate – £85

Use of our Music System – £75

Order of Service Sheets (Per Copy – 4 Pages) – £4

                                  (Per Copy – 8 Pages) – £9

Floral Tributes – Available on request

Collection of cremated remains from the Crematorium and safe keeping for up to 12 months – £50


Examples of typical disbursements for services

Crematorium or Burial Ground Fees – from £700

(Burial ground fees can triple if deceased lived out of Parish)

Grave Preparation – from £400

Live Webcasting of the Funeral Service – from £45

Visual Tribute (a scrolling tribute of up to 25 photos without music) – from £40

Pro Visual Tribute (a scrolling tribute of up to 25 photos set to music) – from £60

(plus 25 photos will incur an additional charge of £25)

Minister of Religion or Celebrant – from £231

Minister Travel fee (applicable to all religious services) – from £26

Dr’s fees for completion of legal certification – from £82


Ashes Caskets and Interments

Solid Oak Ashes Casket complete with nameplate – £150

Our attendance and preparation of a grave for cremated remains – £275

(weekend interments will incur additional fees)

Church of England cremated remains interment – £172

Please note there are additional, statutory fees for interment in a cemetery

We are also able to arrange for ashes to be made into jewellery, glass and art. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.



The full cost of a memorial will depend on the style and material required plus the location where the memorial is to be fixed. A full estimate will be provided for approval following your initial consultation.

Where a memorial is required to be removed to our mason’s premises prior to burial:

Lawn Memorial – Headstone and Base Only

To remove the complete memorial prior to burial and re-fix following additional memorial works – from £275

Traditional Memorial – Headstone, Base, and full surround Kerb Set

To remove the complete memorial prior to burial and re-fix following additional memorial works –  from £590


Church of England Memorial Permits

Full Headstone and Base – from £150

Cremated Remains Headstone or Tablet – from  £79

Additional Inscription to existing memorial – from  £31                         

For new memorials, a comprehensive brochure and price list are available on request.