Through experience, we know that losing a loved one is one of the worst times in a person’s life. We also know how vulnerable people can be at this time, with some people being in an ‘automatic’ state between losing their loved one and the funeral, barely able to think about anything else – it is for this reason that it is so important to feel comfortable with your choice of funeral director and make sure they have a good reputation. One of the most effective ways of finding out this information is ‘word of mouth’, speak to your friends and neighbours and find out who they have used in the past and what sort of service was provided.
The internet is a very powerful tool, ‘Google’ the funeral director – searching through will show reviews, feedback and if there is any negative information you should be aware of. Make sure that the funeral director you are thinking of using belongs to a Trade Organisation – we belong to two, the National Association of Funeral Directors and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors. Their main role is to ensure that funeral directors are providing a service which meets their high ‘standards’ with regular inspections being taken out. We are pleased to inform we have always passed the inspections with flying colours.
No funeral director should mind you checking their background, as we all know, you are trusting us to look after the most important person in your life.
We have always tried to be as open as possible, keeping you informed of the many changes that are taking place in our profession, and providing you with up to date information about the alternative types of funeral services we are able to provide. We also understand that the cost of arranging a funeral can be a real concern. We have always tried to be fair with our charges, keeping them as reasonable as possible but still providing the personal service and attention to detail that families have come to expect from us.
Over the years we have always tried our best to personalise the service that we provide to suit each client’s own requirements. No two funerals are the same and this can mean that they also vary in cost. We understand that funeral costs can be a real concern and are always happy to discuss all of the costs involved with your own personal choices with you.
Within our offices we have available complete price information and are happy to provide a written estimate or verbal quotation based upon your own choices, before any commitment to use us is required.
We would also like to assure you that cost is not the most important thing to us, we are a small family team who listen, offer flexibility in our services to suit your budget and can offer advice on reducing costs even on the most simple of funerals.
Below are some cost options for some of the services we can provide. We are also able to provide cost information for any Church, Cemetery, Woodland Burial Ground or other service that you require, these may include an ashes interment or horse draw hearse, etc.
The main thing to say, is that we are here to help and do not want you to worry, we have always been flexible about costs and payment options, and will continue to be so.