Due to the current Government Restrictions during the Covid-19 epidemic we are having to adapt funeral services so that they can be conducted within the social distancing guidelines. It is still possible to have a service that you can attend, however, restrictions on the amount of people who can attend are in place and vary depending on where the funeral will be held. We are encouraging funeral arrangements to be made over the phone and can arrange for paperwork to be posted or delivered by hand. It may still be possible to see the person who has died in our chapel of rest before the funeral takes places. Please contact us by telephone, we will talk through your exact wishes requirements, hear your thoughts, guide you through adaptations that can be made to adhere to the current government guidelines. We will provide a detailed quotation, including the current cemetery or crematorium charges, Doctor’s, Minister’s or Celebrant fees. We will do this in a professional friendly manner, without any obligation on your part to proceed further. Whatever you decide you can be certain that our services will always be provided in a dignified and respectful manner.
DIRECT CREMATION: The most basic funeral service includes our professional services, care of the deceased, provision of a very simple coffin, transfer to the crematorium by closed vehicle at a time and date of our choosing. No service will take place, although some people choose to have a memorial service later at an alternative venue. Our charge is £1650, plus disbursements, to be paid in advance please. Please click the icon below for more information.
SIMPLE FUNERAL £2150: Cremation only. Our professional services, a simple veneer coffin with engraved nameplate, care of the deceased, transfer of deceased to our funeral home, hire of our Jaguar hearse, bearers and conductor, proceeding directly to a local crematorium from our office where a full service may take place. The date and time of the funeral is by mutual agreement. Restrictions apply; please call us for further information.
If you would like to see the person who has died in our chapel of rest, or for the hearse to travel to an address before the funeral, then please consider our Traditional funeral OPTION, VARIATIONS ARE NOT possible if a simple funeral is chosen.
TRADITIONAL FUNERAL £2550: Taking into account the current restrictions that have been put in place during the Covid–19 epidemic and how that has impacted our ability to conduct traditional funerals, we have decided to reduce our charges to reflect the services we are able to offer. We are not able to supply limousines; however, it is still possible for the hearse to meet the family at a residential address and for you to follow the hearse in your own cars. We have found that this gives family; friends and neighbours an opportunity to pay their respects if they are unable to attend the funeral due to restrictions. We can also arrange for the service to be recorded, or streamed. Please telephone us and we will be able to help and offer advice taking into account the current guidelines.
Our Traditional Funeral includes; our professional services, care of the person who has died, dressing and preparation of the deceased (if you would like to see them in our chapel of rest), transfer of the deceased into our care, provision of a simple oak veneer coffin (other coffins available), hire of our Jaguar Hearse, four pall bearers, assistance with printing an order of service, collation of charitable donations and assistance with obituary notices.
Additional charges to consider; Transfer of the person who has died outside of normal business hours £200, printing of an order of service, embalming (from £185) and floral tributes.
We genuinely appreciate your choosing us and will do our utmost to exceed your expectations. We are proud that so many people recommend our family business, and as a family, we aim to keep our charges among the lowest locally too. If you need to economise, or are seeking help towards the funeral cost, please talk to us. Whatever your question, our help and advice costs nothing and places you under no obligation to Holmes & Family Funeral Directors.
In addition to our (funeral directors) charges, other third-party costs that are out of the control of the funeral director need to be made to the relevant party concerned. These charges are a part of the total cost of the funeral and are made by us on your behalf to the relevant party by the funeral director. We have included some typical disbursements on our website to help provide an idea of what these are. They will of course vary depending on the funeral you wish to arrange. Please contact us for an extensive range of up to date local cemetery and church fees.
Crematoria – Aldershot £926 – Easthampstead Park £900 – Guildford £810 – Woking £930 – South West Middlesex £535
Cremation Medical Certificates (Cremation 4 & 5) £164 Humanist or Civil Celebrant £220
For Services being held at a C of E Church, Parochial Fees can be found here.