What is a direct burial?

A direct burial is a simple, non-attended burial giving you time to focus on your on personal goodbye.

We can inter in any new or existing grave anywhere within England and Wales.

Our Fees for a Direct Burial Service

£ 695 plus third party fees
  • Advice and administration from a dedicated funeral director
  • Arrangements via telephone, email or online video chat
  • Transport and care of your loved one from a mortuary setting
  • Dignified conveyance to the burial site
  • An eco-friendly coffin
  • 4 professional bearers for a dignified interment
  • Ashes scattered in the garden of rest
  • Fully carbon offset
  • A memorial tree planted in partnership with eTrees Carbon Offsetting
  • Online memorial page with ability to collect donations
  • Arrangement of memorial keepsakes and jewellery
  • Bereavement and wellbeing support from our dedicated welfare officer
  • Consultation with our partnered estate planner

Third Party Costs

Below are a examples of third party costs for a burial in different types of burial site. As there are many variations of fees which are location specific, please contact us for a bespoke cost.

Burial in a churchyard

Fees vary dependent on church
  • Church fees including minister
  • Grave preparation fees
  • Headstone removal (if an existing stone is in place)

Burial in a cemetery

There can be extreme cost variations
  • Purchase of a grave
  • Interment fees
  • Grave preparation fees
  • Headstone removal (if applicable)
  • Potential non-resident surcharges

Additional costs

Non-mortuary settings

£ 250
  • Private home
  • Care home
  • Hospice

Additional safety

£ 250
  • Taller than 6'4" or heavier than 20 stone
  • Coffin re-inforcement
  • 2 additional bearers for safe handling

Grave marker

£ 75
  • Wooden cross or marker plaque
  • Temporary until a permanent stone is fitted
  • Can upgrade to a permanent marker

Additional tree planting

£ 11
  • Upgrade from a world planting to UK
  • £7.95 for an additional world tree planted
  • £11.95 for an additional UK tree planted

Coffin upgrade

£ 345
  • £345 wooden effect coffin
  • £395 wooden veneer coffin
  • £550 willow or bamboo coffin

Veteran/Blue Light

£ 50 discount on proof
  • Use of a union drape
  • Regimental drapes if supplied
  • Medal cushion use if required
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