Funeral Costs, Pricing & Disbursements

At County Funerals we aim to be clear with our funeral costs and to help families understand the costs involved for all our services. This means we take the time to get to know you and what you as a family want from the funeral service, so you can make an informed decision whether it is for an unattended cremation, traditional funeral, or funeral service at a venue for the day with the cremation happening privately later on.

If you have any questions regarding our funeral services and costs, please do call us and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions and explain.

Direct Cremation
No Service
Personal Service
Service times at crematorium
9, 9.30, 10, 10.30, 17, 17.30
The Family Service
Service at a private chapel
then unattended cremation
Simple Funeral
Service at a Crematorium
Traditional Funeral
Service anywhere
Professional Services fees including arranging funeral service
Advice on registration and certification
All support and guidance
Bringing the deceased in to our care in office hours
Care and Preparation of the deceased (excludes embalming)
Provision of a Hearse XXXX
Standard veneered coffinX
Choice of superior coffinXXXX
Visiting loved one in chapel of rest
Cremation fees
Doctors fees (if applicable)
Funeral service time booked with familyX
Funeral serviceX20 minutes / 25 guests
A Celebrant or religious minister at an additional costXIncluded
Music, Hymns, Readings, Euglogy and dress code requestsX
Scattering of cremated remains (if applicable)

Standardised Funeral Price List

Following the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) market investigation into the funeral sector it is compulsory that every funeral director has a Standardised Price List. The Standardised Price List is detailed below and is also available to download as a PDF. You’re also welcome to visit our funeral home to get your own copy to take away for reflection.
The Standardised Price List enables you to compare local funeral directors on a like-for-like basis based on the CMA’s attended funeral service and unattended funeral service specifications.

Download Standardised Price List

You can also view our crematoria and cemetery fees or download by following this link

prepaid funeral plans

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary)

Attended Funeral

ATTENDED FUNERAL (funeral director's charges only)
This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.
Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements£1,165
Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care£260
Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s branch premises.£685
Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from oak veneer£300
Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer)£50
At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle£410

Unattended Funeral

This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.
Burial (funeral director’s charges only)£700
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee)2£995

Fees you must pay

For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.1
In this local area, this is the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents.
For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.
£880 - £1,344
For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee.2
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is:
£1,020 - £1,400
Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with your funeral director.

Additional Funeral Director Products & Services

This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:
Additional mileage (price per mile)£0.60
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home,
to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer)
Collection and delivery of ashes£100
Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.)£P.O.A.
Services supplied outside of normal office hours£70
The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

Price for Cremation

If you do not currently have a preference for a crematorium to hold the service, the closest three are shown below. Each crematorium has different times and seating capacities.


Monday - FridayStandard PriceReduced FeeUnattended Fee
North Herts Hitchin
Seating Capacity - 100
Visit website
£1120 (9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 15:00, 16:00)
£1170 (12:00, 13:00, 14:00)
(40 minute service)
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30.
(20 minute service, 25 mourners)
Harwood Park Stevenage
Seating Capacity - 80
Visit website
(35 minute service)
The Vale Luton
Seating Capacity - 120
Visit website
(50 minute service)
before 9am or after 4pm
between 9am and 4pm


CouncilPurchase of exclusive rightsInterment fee (single depth)Interment fee (double depth)
North Herts£1,333£5,332£912£3,648£1,344£5,376

Church of England Churchyard burials

Church of England Churchyard burialsPrice
Burial in a churchyard proceeding a church service£366
Burial in a churchyard on a separate occasion£399
Grave Digger for burial in churchyardPOA

Terms of Business

For all arrangements the full invoice balance is due the day before the funeral service. County Funerals accepts payment by Credit and Debit Card, Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer.

County Funerals retains the title to all goods supplied and rights obtained from third parties until full payment is received.

If payment has been requested from the DWP, A Bank, or the Estate we require copies of eligibility to hold the account.

Disclosure of interests
County Funerals confirms: It is owned by County Funerals. It has not made any material charitable donation, charitable contribution or payment of a gratuity to a third party connected to the funeral sector. County Funerals have no interest in any price comparison website that compare funeral director and/or crematoria services.

Funeral Disbursements

The cost of a funeral is made up of two different types of fees Funeral Director fees and Disbursements these are third-party costs associated with the funeral, such as doctor’s fees, florists, newspapers and officiant fees.

Doctors’ Fees

Doctors’ Fees are a legal requirement for cremations only.
A doctor is needed to sign the Certificate of Cremation, with a fee of £82. Please note that this is subject to change at any time, back to the usual statutory requirement of 2 doctors, where the charge is £164.

If the Coroner is involved, doctor’s fees are not required.

Officiant / Minister

The funeral service will usually be taken by a funeral celebrant or a minister. They will address the congregation and, if requested, provide a eulogy to your loved one. We offer guidance on choosing a minister or celebrant to preside over your loved one’s funeral service, but you are equally welcome to use somebody you already have a preference for.

Popular choices to lead a cremation service are Religious leaders, Civil celebrants, Humanist or Friends and members of the family.
The fee for an Officiant or Minister is £250.

Burial Plot & Cemetery Fees

Costs to buy the exclusive rights of burial vary for borough and cemetery. Burial plots also vary in price, depending on the location within the actual graveyard. We can let you know prices based on your specific requirements, but prices start from £1920 (North Herts Cemeteries) for the purchase of a plot and a single depth interment.

1 This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.
2 In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.

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