Comparing funeral costs

No two funerals are the same.

And no two funeral directors are the same either.
At Alistair Turner, our prices include many of the funeral elements that other providers add on as extras.
To help you compare like-for-like, here’s our guide to pricing.

Add-ons, extras or included as standard?

Alistair Turner does not charge extra for:

  • Coming to your home to make arrangements
  • Out of hours attendance
  • Collecting clothing locally
  • Family viewing
  • Saturday morning funerals
  • Use of our service room
  • Additional staff
  • Delivery of ashes locally
  • Online obituary
  • Access to specialist bereavement support

Other factors to consider:

  • Experience of staff
  • Quality of reputation
  • Standard of facilities
  • Quality of fleet
  • Professional accreditation

We’re here to help you when you need us the most.
Feel free to visit us in branch to meet our teams, see the premises and ask any question you want.

Simple Funeral

24/7, 365 phone response

Free

Funeral Director’s fees which include as standard:

  • Choice of coming to your home or meeting in branch to make arrangements as suits you
  • Advice on registration of death and related documentation
  • Collection of clothing
  • Unlimited family viewing (out of hours by arrangement)
  • Funeral planning and administration
  • Saturday morning funeral option
  • Co-ordinating the funeral on the day
  • Additional staff if required
  • Online obituary
  • Delivery of ashes locally
  • Access to bereavement support from third party specialists
Services above are subject to availability.

£1,340.00

  • Transportation of the deceased from 30 mile radius into our care
  • Out of hours attendance
  • Care of the deceased including dressing

£385.00

A real wood veneer coffin
Other coffin choices are available here

£300.00

Transportation of the deceased to the funeral – Modern Mercedes E Class Hearse

£275.00

Funeral Director fee sub-total

£2,300.00

It is necessary to add either:

Crematorium fee

Contact Us

Burial fee which will vary depending on cemetery provider

£640.00

Simple Funeral sub-total

It is not uncommon for a funeral to cost between £2,300.00 and £2,940.00. This is a simple funeral plus the optional extras below.

£2,300.00

Optional extras include:

Hygienic treatment (also known as embalming)

£100.00

Other coffin or casket choices: wood, wicker, wool, cardboard, or themed and personalised
See our full range here in order to get an accurate cost estimate

£995.00

Professional officiant fees to lead a service

£200.00

Newspaper Notices

Contact Us

Orders of service (4-page colour copy)

Contact Us

Family limousines – Modern Mercedes E Class

£275.00

Alternative transport options: horse-drawn carriage, bus, tractor, motorcycle, tank or decorated trailer

Contact Us

Floral tributes

Contact Us

Musicians, bands, choirs or other performers

Contact Us

Ashes caskets and urns

£80.00

Ashes Interment Fee (not including purchase of ground)

£220.00

Catering; venues such as church halls, hotels or historic houses may charge room hire plus a cost per head

Contact Us

Doves, fireworks, jewellery, or ornamentation

Contact Us

Memorial headstone or grave marker

Contact Us

Scatter Tubes

£40.00

Non-attended cremation without service

24/7, 365 phone response

Free

Funeral Director’s fees which include as standard:

  • Choice of coming to your home or meeting in branch to make arrangements as suits you
  • Advice on registration of death and related documentation
  • Collection of clothing
  • Unlimited family viewing (out of hours by arrangement)
  • Funeral planning and administration
  • Co-ordinating the funeral on the day
  • Additional staff if required
  • Online obituary
  • Delivery of ashes locally
  • Access to bereavement support from third party specialists
Services above are subject to availability.

£1,500.00

Funeral Director fee sub-total

£1,500.00

Crematorium Fee

Contact Us

Non-attended cremation sub-total

£1,500.00

Children under the age of 16

Alistair Turner only charges for the coffin and any optional extras as requested. In Scotland, there are no cremation or burial fees payable either.

Funerals reflect a life lived and the personality of the deceased. There is no limit to how you can personalise a send-off whether that’s in the ceremony, use of materials or style of event. We encourage families to lean on our extensive experience and explore the possibilities – it costs nothing to have a conversation.

But to get it right? Well that’s priceless.