* I am able to inform, support and advise on all aspects of arranging a funeral.
*Share a vast of information on the many choices now available e.g. burial options, different types of ceremony, venues, coffins, transport, paperwork etc
*Help make all the necessary arrangements that support the ceremony
*Be your main person of contact for any advice required (rather than phoning lots of people for information)
*I can arrange a well-organised funeral and be trusted to ensure that proceedings run smoothly and to time.
*A funeral conducted respectfully, compassionately and with reverence at all times.
I can offer this service for those who need help with arranging a funeral or plan to do a home funeral (DIY).
Please note. All services are provided within normal working hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). Additional charges will be made for out of hours and weekend work.
An initial telephone consultation of up to 1/2 hour – FREE
If you decide to hire me, the next step is – A meeting with you and your family. Skype meeting possible. During the meeting I will explain all of the steps required and the options available to you. I will talk you through the entire process and agree the service you require, your level of involvement and your desired funeral arrangements. – £200 plus mileage at £1 per mile.
Arranging & booking the cremation or burial and help with completing and administering the necessary paperwork – £250 plus mileage.
Availability of my funeral services on the day –plus a helper (for up to 4 hours)- £250 – additional hours charged at £80 per hour. This is my fee for providing professional services on the day of the funeral. This can include a number of different elements which will vary from funeral to funeral depending on the requirements but may include:
Acting as master of ceremonies, directing guests and managing proceedings on the day.
Introducing speakers and delivering eulogies on behalf of guests if required.
Instructing and supporting family bearers.
Arranging and supporting any other funeral related activities required for the day. (e.g. Managing music, arranging chairs and other furniture, help with flowers etc.).
Additional bearers – £30 per bearer
If you would like me to be the Celebrant at the funeral, the fee is £180.