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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)
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)**
FEES YOU MUST PAY
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.
ADDITIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
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)
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer)
Collection of ashes from South Lincolnshire Crematorium
Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.)
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 Funeral Plans
We currently offer the Ecclesiastical Funeral plans:
About our pre-paid funeral plans
Planning ahead for your funeral is one of the most thoughtful and caring things you can do. Some people never get round to discussing funeral wishes with their loved ones, which can lead to all sorts of worry and anxiety when the time comes.
Taking out a funeral plan is a simple and straightforward way to remove this worry, and it can provide real financial benefits too. Some of the other benefits include::
Pre-arrange the details of your funeral and record any special wishes, such as hymns, music choice and any other personal touches you would like your plan to include
Make financial provision for your funeral
Choose your funeral director in advance
Ensure your family has access to expert help at what can be a difficult time.
Our funeral plan is available to UK residents and there are no complicated medical forms to complete. You can also appoint a nominated representative who we will keep informed about your plan, according to your instructions.
Our plans cover our costs (as specified in the plan paperwork) as long as we carry out the funeral and your requirements don’t change. You can also make a contribution towards third party costs, such as the cremation fees. These costs are outside of our control.
For more information, please download our funeral plans brochure.
How your funds are held
All funeral plan pre-payments are held in an individual whole of life assurance policy for your peace of mind.
Backed by a trusted, national provider
Our funeral plans are provided by Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited, which is part of a specialist, UK-based financial services group.
Flexible payment options
You can choose to pay for your funeral plan by lump sum or in instalments. There is an additional cost for paying over two or more years and eligibility criteria applies. Please refer to the Instalment Q&A and the Terms and Conditions for more information. Your funeral director will be able to provide you with a personalised quote.
Once your funeral plan is in place, you’ll receive a welcome booklet containing the details of your plan and your funeral plan certificate. Your nominated representative will also receive a copy if you request this.
Terms and Conditions apply to funeral plans – please ask us if you have any questions.
We are an Appointed Representative of Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited Reg. No. 2644860, registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW, UK, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates pre-paid funeral plans only.
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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.