Our funeral services

Arranging a funeral can seem to be a complex business. At James Harper clarity and transparency of all of our funeral arrangements is a priority - we want you to be a clear what you can expect from us, and exactly what you are paying for. This includes where we make any payments to a third party on your behalf, for example a minister or a crematorium.

We have designed all of our standard arrangements with that clarity in mind - each arrangement clearly outlines what is included and where additional services can be added if you choose.

We also believe that every funeral is unique and there are many options available to personalise the day to reflect the life of your loved one. Your funeral arranger will make these choices clear as you make your funeral arrangement.

The Simple Funeral

A simple and cost effective funeral option

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  • Collection
  • Advice, support & assistance
  • A wood veneer coffin
  • Funeral director fees
  • A classic hearse
£1750plus disbursements*
The Inclusive Funeral

Our most popular funeral arrangement option

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  • Collection
  • Advice, support & assistance
  • A wood veneer coffin
  • Funeral director fees
  • A classic hearse & limousine
£2200plus disbursements*
The Bespoke Funeral

An arrangement option that allows total flexibility

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  • Collection
  • Advice, support & assistance
  • A wood veneer coffin
  • Funeral director fees
  • Multiple vehicles
from£2500plus disbursements*
The Direct Cremation

A low cost option that doesn’t include a funeral service

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  • Collection
  • Advice, support & assistance
  • A simple coffin
  • Return of cremated remains if required
£1195Including disbursements*

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are payments that we make to third parties on your behalf to make your funeral arrangement, because of this these costs can vary. The largest third party cost is usually the crematorium which varies considerably between locations.

These third party costs will make up part of the final cost of your funeral arrangement; we do not make any addition to the original third party fee charged.

Example

Package cost (£1750) plus doctors fees (2 x £82) plus Hither Green Crematorium fee (£690) plus minister’s fee (£200) = Total cost £2804


Extras & surcharges

It’s straightforward to personalise your funeral arrangement, below are some additional services we offer; each of these can be added to any of our standard arrangements above. Occasionally we have to apply a surcharge, usually for services supplied outside of our core hours.

  • Additional limousine - £275
  • Minister or Celebrant - £200
  • Embalming of the deceased - £180
  • Viewing in our Chapel of Rest - £200
  • 20 ‘order of service sheets’ - £30
  • 50 ‘order of service’ sheets - £75
  • Collection out of core hours - £250 (5pm-9am Mon-Fri, Weekends & Bank Holidays
  • Saturday funeral fee - £250
  • Sunday funeral fee - £350
  • Additional time - £75 per hour per vehicle
Our funeral services