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Funeral costs

Because funeral directors pay the third-party costs of a funeral on your behalf, working out what you actually are going to pay can be confusing.  To help with this, we have set out some examples below of our full price funerals based on a cremation at Vinters Park and Charing Crematorium, including the standard third-party fees, with a Celebrant or a Minister and a traditional coffin.  This is just to give you an idea of the costs involved but everything can be tailored to suit your needs.

Our Professional Fee

Coffin

Doctors fees

Cremation

Minister/Celebrant fee

Total

£2,100

£350

£164

£710

£225

£3,549

 What our professional fee includes

  • Collection of the person who has died within working hours
  • Appropriate storage and care of the person who has died
  • Washing and dressing of the person who has died
  • Advice and support to the family of the person who has died
  • Provision of legal and administrative services and required documentation for the funeral, liaising with all parties, including clergy, celebrants, hospital staff, crematoria and burial personnel, and coroners if applicable
  • Arrangement of date and time of the funeral to suit the applicants
  • Provision of a professional Funeral Conductor, 4 bearers and our Jaguar hearse on the day of the funeral
  • Payment of third-party costs
  • Storage of ashes until needed

What this does not include

  • Visits to our chapel of rest on appointment
  • Flowers
  • Orders of service (usually £2.50 per copy printed)
  • Live musicians
  • Limousines (please add £275 per car)
  • A funeral at 2 venues (i.e. Church, then crematorium) please add £200
  • Funerals over 4 hours will be subject to a small additional charge
  • Collection of the person who has died out of hours or out of area (please add £250)
  • Organist (usually between £80-£100)
  • Obituary notices (usually between £70-£100)

Coffins

Traditional

Veneer coffin in various shades from £350

Natural

Wicker, Seagrass, Cane, Willow, Banana Leaf, Bamboo, Loom coffins from £570

Cardboard

Plain white, brown or decorative
From £250

Doctors fees – £82

(3rd-party fee we pay on your behalf)

For a cremation, it is required that a doctor that cared for the person who has died during their illness provides certification of death. The paperwork is then checked by another doctor. They charge £82 each.

This fee is not needed if the coroner orders a Post-Mortem, or for a burial.  Currently, due to recent Coronavirus legislation, only one doctor is required, so the fee is £82 instead of £164.

 

 

Cremation

(3rd-party fee we pay on your behalf)

Vinters Park Crematorium
£710

Charing Crematorium
£975

Garden of England Crematorium
£795

Medway Crematorium
£720

Kent & Sussex Crematorium
£820

Hawkinge Crematorium
£999

Barham Crematorium
£975

Thames View Crematorium
£795

 

Burial Fee

(3rd-party fee we pay on your behalf)

Maidstone Cemetery
From £1,400

Medway Cemetery
From £1,790

Bybrook & Willesborough Cemeteries, Ashford
From £1,240

Tenterden Cemetery
From £1,240

Riverview Natural Burial Ground
£1,375

Eden Valley Natural Burial Ground
£1,215

These prices are based on a plot with exclusive rights for 30 years, including the interment fee for single depth

Minister/Celebrant Fee

(3rd-party fee we pay on your behalf)

Celebrant Fee – £225

A celebrant is a professional person who will work with you to prepare and perform the ceremony to celebrate and honour the life of the person who has died.

This will include suggestions of readings, poems, hymns and music and other personal rituals.

We have a number of different celebrants that we work with and can recommend to you.

Minister Fee – £227

+ Church fees if service in church proceeding or following the cremation or burial

Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether to discuss your options, to seek our advice or to simply ask any questions you might have.

We regularly serve the whole of Kent and also more widely across the UK when requested.

Our branch in Great Chart, just outside of Ashford has also been open since January 2018. We have plenty of free parking. Please contact us on either number for information.

More Info

  Albany info booklet2021

 Arranging a Funeral

 Myths About Funerals

  Funeral Wishes Form

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    Albany Funerals Maidstone
    669 Loose Road,
    Maidstone,
    Kent ME15 9UX
    01622 746 688
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    1, New Street Farm,
    Chilmington Green Road,
    Great Chart,
    Ashford, TN23 3DL
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