Burial funerals at a cemetery
Traditional burial funerals can either happen with a church service first, or a service held direct at the graveside. Some cemeteries do have their own chapel, but many have closed indefinitely since the pandemic.
Burial services can be led by either a Minister, Celebrant or can be family led – we can help advise.
At the graveside we can use speakers to play any chosen music. We can also video the service for you if needed.
When purchasing a burial plot at a traditional cemetery, the council will charge both grave purchase and interment fees. If you are opening an existing grave you have already purchased, just the interment fee applies. We can advise.
Our pricing for funerals is fully transparent and flexible – you only pay for those elements that you require. Some fees are essential, others are optional, so the total cost will depend on the choices you make. When we have chatted through with you what you would like, we send a personalised Fee Summary showing the breakdown of costs in accordance with what you choose.
|White Rose Modern Funerals fee (church and graveside) *||£2,250|
|Transporting the coffin (there is no charge if using our Galaxy hearsette)||Traditional hearse £250 / Alternative hearse from £450|
|Coffin||London oak veneer £245 / Simple Willow £465 / alternative choice of natural, solid wood, cardboard £300 – £850|
|4 pallbearers @ £70 each for church and cemetery (not needed if family pallbearers)||£280|
|Temporary wooden gravemarker with name plate||£95|
|Church fee for service and graveside burial||£228|
|Minister or Celebrant if not being held in a church (or the service can be family led, we can advise)||£200 – £275|
|Family transport (limousine carries 6 people and will wait to end of service to either go on to the wake venue or return to the family home)||Limousines from £300 / Executive hire car POA (locally from £50)|
|Hearse procession to leave from family home||£100|
|Order of Service design and print (priced per copy, minimum 20 copies)||from £60|
|Video slideshow of photos (approx 30 photos set to chosen music track to be used as a reflection piece if church has facilities to show)||£95|
|Live webcast fee if available (dependent upon church and what facilities or Wi-Fi they have available)||From £60|
|Flowers – we recommend Leonoor, Rose & Mary (you order through and pay her direct)||Hand tied bouquets from £85, sprays £135 – £295|
|Dressing your family member in chosen outfit (dressing is a personal choice and not obligatory – a dignified soft coffin sheet is also used)||£75|
|Private family time in Chapel of Rest (we hire time in a church, also includes transportation)||£250|
|Embalming (if required)||£155|
|Out of hours collection for homes and care homes (4pm – 8am, weekends and bank holidays)||£225|
|Out of area collection (typically hospital outside of London, elsewhere in UK)||£1.50 per mile|
Cemetery fees are subjective to each borough, but are usually classed as Resident or Non-Resident. The resident fees are cheaper (up to 50%) and are usually based on the residency of the person who has died. Proof of residency is required by the cemetery. We can advise once we know all the details.
|Burial Fees (sometimes called Interment Fee – based on cemeteries local to TW/KT postcodes at resident’s rate – these fees are payable directly to the cemetery)||Typically £1,520 – £1,950|
|Purchase Fees (sometimes called Plot Fee – based on cemeteries local to TW/KT postcodes at resident’s rate – these fees are payable directly to the cemetery||From £2,290|
- Simple option: Based on a church service followed by a burial in Richmond borough, with London Coffin, hearsette transport, 30 Orders of Service, family pallbearers around £2,843 + grave and cemetery fees
- Ceremonial option: Based on a church service followed by a burial in Richmond borough, with London Coffin, hearse transport, limousine, 30 Orders of Service, pallbearers around £3,700 + grave and cemetery fees
* Click to view what our fee includes
Arranging the funeral and legal forms, collection and looking after your relative at our private facilities, online tribute page to help inform family and friends of the funeral details, hand-holding you through the process taking care of all the details, personal access to a team member including outside of office hours, our attendance on the day.
Payment terms: we appreciate how much you have to sort at this time, our terms are within 21 days of the funeral date, with payment by bank transfer.
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Family Led, Minister or Celebrant Led
If you wish for a faith led service we can organise a minister or priest, or you may already know who you wish to use.
Should you prefer a non-religious service, then we have a talented team of celebrants / humanists who can help to write and lead a service for you.
Alternatively, some families prefer to lead the service themselves. We can advise you on how to best do this.
How to personalise a service
- Personal Voice Recordings can be played during the service
- We can play any music through a bluetooth speaker
- Musicians, singers can play/sing at the graveside
- Order of Service – we elegantly design and print
- Video – we can video the service, a private link will be sent to you after the service to share with family
If you have an idea, run it by us, we will see how it can be implemented
Informing family and friends
- We create an Online Tribute page to help you inform relatives and friends of the funeral details. This includes directions, Google Maps, any donations information. Tributes and if required an RSVP can also be added
Burial Funeral Summary
At White Rose Modern Funerals we help you to reflect your family member’s life as you know it.
You may already have ideas that you want help with. Or, don’t know where to start.
Our approach is to talk through what mattered to who has died and to you as a family. We then help you to create the most fitting way to say farewell.
Our transparent approach to pricing will help to minimise costs.
Nick and Jacqui are truly wonderful to work with, they really do care and do everything they can to support you through a difficult time. They kept in regular contact and were always at the end of the phone/email to help. They made my mums funeral such a special send off and I am so grateful I would highly recommend them. Louise A