How much will a funeral cost?

In 2018, the total average cost of a funeral was £3,976 including our fees plus third party fees (essential services delivered by others that we will manage on your behalf). Excluding third party costs, the average cost of a funeral last year (2018) was £2,863, but the final cost could be more or less depending on the choices you make and where in the UK the funeral is to be conducted. Our lowest price funeral is our Cremation without ceremony which costs £1,395 (including third party costs). 

You can create a bespoke or tailor made funeral, however, we provide an overview of our funeral choice packages and highlight the estimated costs of each funeral type below.

Because funeral prices can vary across the country, you can search below using your postcode and select a funeral home for the most up-to-date costs for your area.

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Total cost of a funeral in your area (including Co-op Funeralcare services and third party costs)

Co-op funeral  costs More information about the cost of our funeral choices

Our Simple, Traditional or Classic funeral choices are a way of paying one cost for all the elements of a funeral excluding third party charges, which are displayed separately.

Cremation without ceremony

Cost dependent on location

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Additional costs charged by third parties e.g. cremation fees and doctors' fees More information about third party costs

These are the total third party fees typically charged, however, the list below isn’t exhaustive and there maybe additional fees to pay, dependent on your funeral choices.

Cremation without ceremony

N/A - Price includes cremation fee and doctors fees (if applicable)

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Additional costs charged by third parties e.g. burial fees and doctors' fees More information about third party costs

These are the total third party fees typically charged, however, the list below isn’t exhaustive and there maybe additional fees to pay, dependent on your funeral choices.

Cremation without ceremony

Cost dependent on location

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Total cost of cremation. This is the typical price for a Co-op Funeralcare service. It includes some typical third party costs and our professional service fees.

Cremation without ceremony

Cost dependent on location

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Total cost of burial. This is the typical price for a Co-op Funeralcare service. It includes some typical third party costs and our professional service fees.

Cremation without ceremony

N/A

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Understanding the cost of Co-op Funeralcare services

Choice of Coffin

Cremation without ceremony

No choice- simple veneered coffin included

Simple

No choice- simple veneered coffin included

Traditional

Includes a choice of wood effect coffins

Classic

Includes a choice of a solid wood coffins

Limousine

Cremation without ceremony

Not available

Simple

Not available

Traditional

Includes 1 limousine

Classic

Includes 2 limousines

Choice of date and time of funeral

Cremation without ceremony

Not available

Simple

Our choice of date and time

Traditional

Included

Classic

Included

Order of Service

Cremation without ceremony

Not available

Simple

Limited choice available at additional cost

Traditional

Full range available at an additional cost

Classic

Full range available at an additional cost

Use of a Private Chapel of Rest by appointment

Cremation without ceremony

Not available

Simple

Visiting in normal working hours

Traditional

Visiting at anytime

Classic

Visiting at any time

Understanding the breakdown of third party costs in your area

Burial Fees. This is an up-to-date average cost for burial fees in your area (excluding the cost of a burial plot)

Cremation without ceremony

Cost dependent on location

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Church Fees. This is an up-to-date estimate cost for church fees in your area but may be subject to change

Cremation without ceremony

N/A - Cremation without ceremony will not include a church service.

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Cremation fees - This is an up-to-date example cost of a local crematorium in your area

Cremation without ceremony

N/A - total price includes cremation fees (if applicable)

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Doctors Fees. This is an up-to-date estimate of doctor's fees in your area.

Cremation without ceremony

N/A - total price includes doctors fees (if applicable)

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Officiants Fees. This is an up-to-date estimate of officiant or minister fees in your area.

Cremation without ceremony

N/A - Cremation without ceremony will not include a service at a church.

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Co-op Membership Benefit (This will be deducted from the total cost of your funeral)

Exclusive Co-op Member saving What is this?

As a Co-op member you will benefit from an exclusive member discount when you arrange a funeral. Your community benefits too, as we give 1% of what you spend to a local cause.

Cremation without ceremony

£50

Simple

£200

Traditional

£200

Classic

£200

Start the funeral arrangement

Total cost of burial. This is the typical price for a Co-op Funeralcare service. It includes some typical third party costs and our professional service fees.

Cremation without ceremony

N/A

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Start the funeral arrangement

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Start the funeral arrangement

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Start the funeral arrangement
Total cost of cremation. This is the typical price for a Co-op Funeralcare service. It includes some typical third party costs and our professional service fees.

Cremation without ceremony

Cost dependent on location

Start the funeral arrangement

Simple

Cost dependent on location

Start the funeral arrangement

Traditional

Cost dependent on location

Start the funeral arrangement

Classic

Cost dependent on location

Start the funeral arrangement

All Co-op funeral choices comprise of the following

  • Advice, support and guidance
  • Bringing the deceased into our care 24 hours a day within a 50 miles radius. Cremation without ceremony will be to our nearest care centre
  • Care and preparation of the deceased. For Cremation without ceremony we will provide a gown only or the client is given the opportunity to stay dressed as is if that is appropriate
  • Hearse & personnel. Cremation without ceremony will have transportation via private ambulance to the crematorium
  • Collection of ashes by colleague (cremation only). This will not be available for Cremation without ceremony

Other considerations and additional costs

Every funeral we arrange is unique and it’s the choices that you make, whether that is the choice of funeral flowers or type of hearse , which will determine the final cost.

We have more information on additional funeral items which can be seen under the arranging a funeral tab 'organising the day'.  You should contact us to get an accurate estimate based on your personal requirements.  

Please follow the links for more information about any of our funeral choices, child funerals and religious or non-religious funerals.

 

How to pay for the funeral

When you have made your choices we will then provide you with an itemised written estimate of the funeral costs. If, at this stage, you would like to change anything we will help you do this, although any changes may affect the final funeral costs. We know that money can be difficult at this time. If it’s getting too expensive we can always look for changes we can make to the arrangements that you’ve selected to help to tailor costs. If you don’t think you have the money to pay for the funeral, please let us know as soon as possible. You might be able to claim money for the funeral from the Social Fund. Click here for advice on how to make a claim.

Please Note: Burial and cremation fees can vary greatly, we have provided the costs for illustrative purposes only, and you should get an accurate estimate from your Funeral Director.

If the person who has died is not a resident or local to the area where they are being buried there maybe additional fees to pay.

Co-op Legal services can offer free initial advice about probate. If there are sufficient assets in the estate, costs of a Co-op funeral can be paid directly by Legal Services from the estate.