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Funeral Costs & Funeral Payment Plans

We will talk everything through with you thoroughly and offer a free consultation with no obligation for both funerals and our funeral plans to discuss your choices and advise you of each of the costs payable for the different options. 

Our Funeral Costs

We offer flexibility to tailor our pricing very much to the family's requirements or to reflect the instructions or wishes left by the person who has died. 

A funeral cost will vary according to the location, type of funeral service, transport, type of casket, funeral director fees, and any extras such as flowers and catering for the wake. The final price of a funeral will ultimately depend on the arrangements you choose to make. After we've made the funeral arrangements with you, we'll give you a full breakdown of costs, so you'll know what you're going to pay.

Funeral costs comprise of two parts, the Funeral Director fees and other third party fees called 'Disbursements'. These third-party fees are paid on your behalf by the Funeral Director. 

Our Standard Funeral Costs

Mark Forth Independent Funeral Services Ltd Standardised Price List

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 (prices can vary).


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


Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles in office hours of the funeral director's premises) into the funeral directors care        


Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities.

The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director's premises


Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from Oak veneer 


Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director within office hours (where viewing is requested by the customer)         

No Charge 

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        


ATTENDED FUNERAL (funeral director’s charges only)


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)


Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee)**



For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.*     

In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:                      

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.


For an attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee.**

In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation at South Lincolnshire Crematorium is:


Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.


The 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)

£1.80 p/m

Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer)

From  £300.00

Collection of ashes

No  Charge

Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.)

Approximately £200.00

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.

* This fee (which is something called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave. (Spalding resident interred in Spalding Cemetery)

** 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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Mark Forth Independent Funeral Services Ltd.

Printable Standardised Price List

Click PDF icon to download a printable copy of our Price List.


Mark Forth Funeral Plans

We currently offer the Ecclesiastical Funeral plans:

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Advantages of a Prepayment Plan

Many people wish to provide for their funeral expenses and a funeral prepayment plan is a caring, sensible and cost-effective way to do so.

The advantage of a prepayment plan over a savings account or life insurance policy is that you can secure the cost of our professional funeral directing services in advance. Once your plan is in place, as long as we carry out your funeral and your requirements don’t change, these services are covered, no matter when the service might be required. You can also make a contribution to third party costs which are outside of our control and cannot be guaranteed.

Funeral prepayment plans are provided by Ecclesiastical Planning Services in association with a network of Funeral Directors throughout the UK. Funeral prepayments are held in guaranteed whole of life assurance policies and every penny (minus the initial management fee) is ring-fenced for your funeral. When your plan is needed, the money is released to us immediately, enabling us to carry out your funeral.

You can choose your own funeral arrangements, for your own peace of mind


You will save your family from having to make many difficult decisions, trying to guess what you would have wanted, at such a distressing time.

You can choose from a range of set plans or a personalised plan with every detail exactly as you want it.
  • Make financial provision for your funeral.

  • Financial security – the funeral plan pre-payment is held in a whole of life assurance policy until it is needed.

  • The service will be provided by your local Funeral Director.

  • Anyone aged 18 or over can purchase a funeral plan - there is no upper age limit and there are no awkward health questions.

  • You can make a lump-sum payment or pay by monthly instalments, whichever suits you.


All enquiries and arrangements are treated in confidence.


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About our pre-arranged funeral plans 

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With a funeral plan from us, you can make top-ups or update your plan details at any time. There may be more to pay if you add extra services to your plan. You can choose to pay by lump sum or by monthly instalments over 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years. 


Our funeral plans are provided by Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited which is part of the Ecclesiastical Group. Ecclesiastical is a specialist, UK-based financial services group which has been protecting people, property and funds since it was founded in 1887. Ecclesiastical is registered with the Funeral Planning Authority and follows its Code of Practice.  

Terms and conditions apply to funeral plans – please ask for details. 


To find out more, call us today on 01775 720800

or email info@markforthfuneralservices.co.uk


 Our funeral plans are provided by Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited which is part of the Ecclesiastical Group. Ecclesiastical is a specialist, UK-based financial services group which has been protecting people, property and funds since it was founded in 1887. Ecclesiastical is registered with the Funeral Planning Authority and follows its Code of Practice. 

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Make your funeral arrangements in 3 simple steps – whilst staying safe at home.

Click below to visit the website of Ecclesiastical Planning Services, our funeral plan provider, for more information about our set plans and to purchase online.

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