A traditional funeral

A traditional funeral will usually take place at a church or crematorium and will be attended by family and friends. Our role is to help and advise you at this difficult time, to make informed decisions fully aware of the costs involved. By using our knowledge and experience we can guide you through the arrangements so the funeral service will be a fitting tribute to your loved one.


Our services will include the following:

  • Williamson Brothers advice and guidance and all professional services
  • Administration of Charitable Donations
  • Bringing the person who has passed away into our care (within a fifteen-mile radius)
  • Care and preparation of the deceased 
  • The option to visit the Chapel of Rest
  • Provision of an Oak Veneer ‘York’ coffin
  • XJ Jaguar hearse taking your loved one to the crematorium or cemetery, either directly or from an address of your choosing

Total cost £1975 (including the Oak Veneer ‘York’ Coffin)

Coffins and urns

We offer a choice of different types of Traditional, Eco-friendly and Bespoke coffins that are all finished to the highest quality. Our handmade Traditional coffins are available in a selection of different timbers, styles and colours. The Eco-friendly coffins are woven in various materials, including Willow, Cane, Seagrass and Bamboo, while the images and colour options for the Bespoke coffins offer a great opportunity for personalised design.

Disbursements

In addition to our costs, there will be other fees to be paid to third parties. These third party costs are also known as disbursements, some examples of these can be seen below. 

Crematorium fees £561 to £815
Doctor’s fees £82
Cemetery fees £890 to £2395
Minister’s fees £199
Celebrant’s fees £210

Additional options

XJ Jaguar limousine £235
Order of service 50 copies from £95
Press notices  from £140
Embalming £120
Wooden grave marker £45
Metal handles and fittings (burials only) £85

Additional services

Funeral service in the church prior to burial or cremation £120
Bringing your loved one home in advance of the funeral £120
Reception into church the day before the funeral £185
Saturday funeral additional fee from £150
Arrangements for the scattering or burial of cremated remains from £50

Arrangements for a Thanksgiving service followed by the burial or scattering of cremated remains

from £145

Additional mileage charge £1 per mile

Alternative vehicles

Vintage 1968 Princess Hearse £350
Vintage 1953 Rolls Royce Saloon £350
Horse-drawn Hearse £650
Motorcycle Hearse from £950
4×4 Land Rover Hearse from £750

Simple funeral packages

Children’s Funerals

Our fees for any service for a child (under 18-years-old) who passes away are reduced from those listed above. In  addition, there is further support available from the government’s Child Funeral Fund for specific aspects of a child’s funeral. Therefore, please contact our office so that we can support and guide you and your family.

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