Funeral Costs

To help you plan the funeral style you want, we offer a standard funeral service at a fixed price. This includes everything you need to create a dignified funeral, without the extras you may not want. Additional services can vary in price substantially and we give you a guide to what these will cost so you can control your budget.

Cremation Service      £2658

Included in this price are:

  • traditional veneer-effect coffin, suitably lined and furnished
  • hearse to transport coffin to crematorium (within 10 mile radius of offices)
  • all professional services including assistants and bearers
  • use of our Chapel of Rest
  • Durham Crematorium Fees
  • Doctor's fees
  • Minister's fees for religious service at the Crematorium Chapel

This price may vary slightly in your individual circumstances - eg Minister's fees

Burial Service            £2804

Included in this price are:

  • traditional veneer-effect coffin, suitably lined and furnished
  • hearse to transport coffin to Church or Chapel and then to Cemetery (within 10 mile radius of offices)
  • all professional services including assistants and bearers
  • use of our Chapel of Rest
  • Church or Chapel fees for religious service
  • fees to Durham County Council-managed Cemetery for burial

This price may vary slightly in your individual circumstances - eg Minister's fees, burial in a church or chapel cemetery

 Additional services you may wish to consider for the funeral:

Limousine hire 
Our luxury 6-door limousines are available for you to hire to transport close family to and from the funeral. They will each seat 7 people comfortably.

You can hire one or two of our fleet of matching limousines at a cost of £150 each, including suitably dressed chauffeur. This price is based on transport within a 10 mile radius of our offices.

Press notice
 It is customary to announce the date, time and place of the funeral in the local newspaper, to allow friends, colleagues and acquaintances the opportunity to come and pay their last respects.

We can arrange a standard inclusion in your chosen newspaper. The price for The Northern Echo is approximately £120.

Refreshments
It is traditional to offer refreshments to those who have attended the funeral service. We will arrange catering to your budget - starting from £4 per person.

The refreshments will be delivered to your home or any alternative venue that has been arranged.


Simple Funeral Service £1005             

The Simple Funeral is offered as a low cost option, using limited staff and other resources, which allows us to keep costs down. This service includes:

  • Provision of the funeral director's services and necessary staff
  • Provision of a simple coffin
  • Transfer of the deceased to our premises during normal working hours within a ten mile radius
  • Transport of deceased to the nearest crematorium or cemetery

 This service specifically excludes:

  • Viewing of the deceased
  • The hire of a hearse or limousine
  • All disbursements (3rd Party Fees) ie ministers fees, crematorium fees etc.

 

Our modern black hearse and luxury 6-door limousines

 

 Funeral Choices

To help you understand your options for tailoring the funeral to your wishes, please read more below:

Burial or Cremation

The Funeral Ceremony

Funeral Cortege

Coffin style

Memorial

Ashes Casket

Floral Tributes

Finance for the Funeral 

Ideal4Finance is a credit broker and can source personal loans to help you pay for the funeral

Call 01772 671355 or use the online application quoting "Hardys Funeral Service"

All loans are subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.