The only charge is £670 plus the Crematorium Fee.
There are no other charges.
Included are the cost of the coffin, the two doctors’ certificates (currently £147) and any additional requirements such as removal of a pacemaker. Later delivery of the ashes to the next-of-kin is also included.
The Crematorium Fee is decided by each Crematorium and varies considerably. Unfortunately many have recently increased their charges so the average in London has risen to £530 for a normal daytime appointment and very few remain under £500.
Cremation-Low-Cost-Direct has details of the current charges for most of the crematoria in Greater London and can still recommend one £50 less than the average.
It is also only 10 minutes from an Underground Station (Zone 3) and easily located by road. Another crematorium charges only half the average but for 9 am or 9.30 am appointments.
It is, therefore, possible for friends and relations to attend the cremation at a convenient time of day in London for £1150 ( £670 + £480) though a less expensive option of £920 (£670 +£250) is also available.
There are NO extra charges added to these fees.
The main reasons are: Low Cost and Informality
Low Cost: A recent survey (Sept.2010) said the average cost of a cremation in UK is £2857. This is justified by the high overheads and services provided – the expensive hearse and limousines and usually six coffin-bearers etc.
Only clients can decide how essential these expenses are or if they are happy to make their own way to the crematorium and start their service with the coffin already in place.
For those eligible (e.g. receiving Housing Benefit or Income Support) the Social Fund will pay costs up to £700 plus the Crematorium Fee and this amount, therefore, fully covers our charges. But for many others this help is not available and it can be a real worry how to afford such a sudden and great expense.
We hope our low-cost option is worth consideration.
Informality: Many, and especially the elderly, say they do not want a lot of fuss and would be happy to have just a few friends and relations attending to say some kind words.
With most funerals, the arrival of the hearse and then six bearers bringing the coffin into the chapel establishes a very formal atmosphere which persists. With the coffin already in place, people are more instinctive and when they enter the empty chapel will go to the coffin, hold it and often speak directly to the deceased. A far friendlier and natural reaction to being with their loved-one. After some favourite music and exchange of memories most feel they have managed to be close and involved in this final farewell.
Our base is in Central London so we offer our service to all parts of Greater London.
With our charges almost certainly the lowest in UK it seems fair that all Londoners, for once, should benefit from low cost.
49 Moreton Terrace, London SW1V 2NS.
Phone: 0207 – 834 2529
Mobile: 07889 – 287 185
After a first phone call or e-mail, a meeting is most desirable as
this will help you decide what is important for you and if you want us
I can travel to see you and discuss – without, of course, any obligation to proceed.
Low cost is important but I hope our very individual and friendly
approach also shows that we care for and respect both the deceased and
the close relatives and friends at a difficult time.