£1,950 + 3rd party costs and options
To plan a funeral at a time of loss is often overwhelming – we hand-hold you throughout. Our first guidance is to think about whether you would like the style to be more informal and low key, or more formal with a sense of ceremony.
It’s then considering whether it will be a particular faith led service, or non-religious.
Covid restrictions do mean funeral services are limited to up to 30 people, however, this has taken a lot of pressure off families. It is not the size of funeral that matters, it is what is meaningful to you all.
There are personal touches we include with our personalised funeral that help to make things easier for you – our Online announcement and tribute page when needing to inform people – and elegant, thoughtful touches that can help to bring a sense of comfort.
Our flexible approach will help you to see ideas you may not know are possible.
£1,950 + 3rd party fees + options
3rd party costs are the crematorium fee (typically around £620 – £670) and £82 for the doctor’s certificate for cremation.
Optional costs are reflected in the style of service – transport, coffin, minister or celebrant fees, Order of Service, video tributes etc
Our pricing structure includes the essentials needed for a simple funeral (i.e our Galaxy hearsette if you do not wish for hearse transport) but with the choice of options, all transparently priced, so you can personalise in the way you feel is most fitting.
Keep it Simple
The simplest transport and coffin, with a minister or celebrant and no other personal touches, total cost would be around £2,900
Adding Personal Touches
If you wished to have more of a sense of occasion with hearse transport, personal choice of coffin, a minister or celebrant and elegantly designed finishing touches i.e. order of service, video slideshow of photos, you would be looking from £3,500 upwards dependent upon what you choose.
We transparently list all options in a fee summary, so you know you are only paying for what you want.
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How to adapt a funeral during the pandemic
The current legal maximum is for 30 people to attend. However some chapels can only allow 20 people due to its size and social spacing – we can advise.
For people who cannot attend, the use of live webcasting and video is helping enormously.
Despite the number restrictions, many families comment they prefer not having the stress of a larger crowd and appreciate the intimacy of a smaller funeral.
We are seeing many thoughtful, family farewells and can advise on how to create a meaningful service.
Style of funeral ceremony – informal or a sense of occasion
The starting point is to consider if you would like an informal approach or a sense of tradition and ceremony. Below is to give you an idea of choices.
- Informal transport – is where we use our Galaxy hearsette (coffin is not visible from the outside)
- Ceremonial transport – is where we use a hearse for transport
- Informal start to ceremony – we pre-place the coffin into the chapel before family are invited to enter
- Ceremonial start to ceremony – the coffin is carried in by pallbearers – can be family or we can organise pallbearers
If you wish to keep things informal the hearsette and pre-placement of the coffin is the simplest way – and minimises costs.
If you prefer a touch of ceremony, then the arrival of a hearse carrying the coffin and the coffin being carried in, adds a sense of occasion.
Style of service
Celebrant led – If you would like a helping hand to plan and write a service for you, we work with a talented team of celebrants we recommend. Celebrants – also known as Humanists – are non-religious.
A celebrant is excellent at navigating family dynamics and helping to write and structure a service. Their creativity will help to write a eulogy, whether it’s helping you to piece things together or writing it for you. and look at ways of sharing favourite memories and stories.
Minister led – If your loved one followed a particular faith, a minister can lead a service for you to reflect their beliefs. Should you not know of a minister or have no connection with a church, we can find a minister for you within the parish of where your family member lived – your family member does not have to have attended a particular church.
The restrictions on funerals has seen the evolving of ideas on how to help family and friends feel connected when they cannot attend.
- Live webcasting – connect those who cannot attend, enabling them to watch the service live
- Video – if you would prefer a permanent memory of the funeral, we can discreetly video for you
- Slideshow of up to 30 photos set to music – a lovely way to reflect quietly during a service, we create this as a video file which is far more effective than a typical slideshow. This means you can also use it again if you are planning a later Celebration of Life
- Online tribute page – this is useful to announce what is happening with the funeral, where people can easily access the live webcast and Order of Service,, leave a donation to a chosen charity and write a tribute if they wish.
- The Journey – during the pandemic, for some families we have arranged the journey to the crematorium to take a specific route by the home, so friends and neighbours can safely distance and bid farewell when they can’t attend
- Transport – a variety of hearse options are available, or keep it simple with our hearsette. For family transport if you don’t wish to drive yourselves, we can arrange limousines, or we also use Parker Cars executive hire for a simpler style.
- Flowers – our talented florist creates hand-tied coffin bouquets that families can take away after as an alternative to a formal coffin spray if you wish.
Alternative venue – GreenAcres Chiltern, a different funeral experience
During the pandemic, we have taken many families to GreenAcres Chiltern that offers a whole different experience for a funeral.
This is a place that will allow up to 30 people and a special sense of occasion with its stunning setting.
You feel like you have your own private space in a beautiful woodland hall set in the forest, 30 people can attend with up to an hour’s service time. It avoids the conveyor belt of a typical crematorium as there is relaxed time to talk outside at the beginning and end of the service. If you would like something more than the simplest funeral, do take a look at this option.
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Personalised Cremation Funeral Summary
At White Rose Modern Funerals we help you to reflect a 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.
Our knowledge and organisation skills will help you through what we know is an overwhelming and difficult time.
White Rose is run by husband and wife team Nick and Jacqui Taimitarha
I cannot recommend White Rose Modern Funerals highly enough. Jacqui and Nick are professional, kind and go the extra mile to make sure you make the funeral of your relative the celebration of life that you want it to be. Naomi L-S
The cost of a Personalised Cremation Service
White Rose Modern Funerals fee: £1,950 + 3rd party costs & options
Our fee includes:
- Should you wish to keep things very simple, our Galaxy hearsette transport is provided at no extra cost should you not wish to use a hearse. And we provide a simple handleless cardboard coffin
- Should you wish to personalise your choices, we have a number of elegant options for coffins and transport transparently priced
- Comprehensive support, advice and planning – you always talk directly with us, Nick or Jacqui
- Online tribute page to help you communicate details of the funeral in the least stressful way
- We are there to support you on the day
- We collect the ashes for you and arrange a convenient time for you to collect from one of our offices.
- Crematorium fee single slot: £535 – £670 dependent upon crematorium
- Doctor’s fee for cremation forms: £82
- Celebrant fee: typically £250
- Minister fee: approx £228
- For coffins, vehicles, flowers, Order of Service – please click Options tab
** Out of hours collection – Monday – Friday 4pm – 9am, weekends and bank holidays – incur an additional £195 fee
**Collections outside of 10 mile radius of Teddington are charged at £2.20 per additional mile.
Our options give you flexibility and transparency of pricing:
- Officiant for the service – see celebrant or minister
- Celebrant for full eulogy service £250
- Master of Ceremony for when you write and design your own service but need someone to officiate £185
- Church Minister typically £200, but C of E have waived their fee during pandemic
- Church Service before going to Crematorium £300
- Coffin – from £245 (traditional style oak veneer) to from £445 to £795 for willow, wool, picture, walnut etc See coffins
- Black hearse £250
- Alternative hearses and transport from £420 – see funeral vehicles for other vehicle options.
- Hearse procession to leave from the home £100
- Limousines – carry 6 people £300 per vehicle
- Pallbearers if coffin not being pre-placed, 4 needed. £40 each (not many crematoria are allowing family to carry during pandemic)
- Dressing of your family member in chosen outfit £75
- Private viewing of your loved one in Chapel of Rest in Teddington, includes non-invasive preparation of the body £250
- Order of service printed booklet – see order of service from £3 per copy
- Live webcast – typically £60 (dependent on choice of crematorium)
- Private video of the service – £95
- Slideshow video of photos set to music – £95
- Personalised online tribute and information page – £95
- Flowers – elegant coffin bouquet £85, coffin sprays £175 – £250 see funeral flowers
How it works
- Call us on 020 3281 1045 or complete our contact form
- With the pandemic contact is primarily by phone, Zoom, Skype – but we can also arrange in person meetings in a socially distanced setting
- We will manage completion and submission of all statutory forms and paperwork electronically
- We will collect your loved one and bring them into our care at our private facility
- We will personally guide you through the whole process of planning a funeral, taking you through stage by stage so you are not overwhelmed, keeping you fully informed
- Flowers can be placed ready on top of the coffin if provided, or maybe you would like to place them yourselves when inside the chapel
- Choose a photo of your loved one that can be displayed at the chapel
- Choose music tracks that can fit into a 20 or 30 minute service, the first of which can be played as you walk into the chapel
- You will have 20 – 30 minutes in the chapel depending upon the crematoria (additional time can be booked, see crematorium fees)
- We will recommend a Celebrant (Humanist / Civil) or Minister whose personality style would suit your family
- Ashes to be collected at an arranged time from our Teddington office
Call 020 3281 1045 to speak to Nick or Jacqui about arranging a Personalised funeral
We will be happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. With the pandemic most meetings are manged through phone, WhatsApp, zoom.
Paperwork processes are all handled remotely during the pandemic. We have a creative eye and can with any ideas you may have.
We will email you a fee summary based on our discussion so that you have complete transparency regarding the pricing.
White Rose Modern Funerals arrange cremation funerals for families throughout South West London and Surrey. As a husband and wife team, we hold your hand each step of the way to help organise a simple, modern, meaningful funeral.