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The cost of a funeral

Naturally, when arranging a funeral, one of the first things you’ll probably want to know is the likely cost.

Funeral costs are typically made up of two elements, the funeral directors costs, and the disbursements. The disbursements are costs out of our control as funeral directors, and can include things like cremation fees. Typically, you will see funeral costs advertised without these disbursements costs.

Every person’s requirements and budgetary constraints are different, and costs will vary depending on your needs. We recommend that you simply talk all your wishes through with us. That way you can be clear about what you want for your loved one and still feel in control of the overall cost. We will, of course, give you a full written estimate before you commit to the final arrangements.

You can call us on 0121 476 9111 to discuss your individual needs.

You can call our 24 hour call out service on

0121 476 9111

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 Direct CremationExample of Simple FuneralExample of a Traditional Funeral
Transferring your loved one into our careWithin a 10-mile radius to our premises during normal office hours
(Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm)
Within a 10-mile radius to our premises during normal office hours
(Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm)
Within a 10-mile radius to our premises during normal office hours
(Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm)
Completion of all arrangements and documents and their subsequent submissionOver the telephone/by post/emailOver the telephone/by post/emailWhere possible, face to face at one of our offices
Choosing the date and timeChosen by Mortons8:45am (half an hour Service) at Lodge Hill Crematorium, day chosen by you (based on availability)Chosen by you (based on availability)
PreparationNo preparationSimple preparationSimple preparation
Care of your loved oneUp to 10 daysUp to 14 daysUp to 14 days
Use of Chapel of RestNo Chapel of Rest facilityWithin normal office hours by appointmentWithin normal office hours by appointment
CoffinProvision of a Direct Cremation CoffinProvision of our Trent CoffinProvision of our Trent Coffin
(other options are available)
Attendance of mourners at the FuneralMourners unable to attend the FuneralMourners able to attend the funeral serviceMourners able to attend the funeral service
Attendance of a Funeral Director and StaffProvision of 2 members of staff to transfer the coffin into the crematoriumAttendance of a Funeral Director and necessary staffAttendance of a Funeral Director and staff as required
HearseProvision of a hearsette or other suitable transfer vehicleProvision of a hearse, black or silver, chosen by Mortons based upon availabiltyChoose from either a black or silver hearse travelling via a local address to the service venue (other hearse options and styles available)
CostsFrom £1,245.00 – fixed fee
Disbursements included in fixed fee above
From £1,785.00 - fixed package
+ disbursements
From £2,177.00
+ disbursements + limousines if required


Current Disbursements 

Traditional Funeral:

  • Usual Crematorium fee (Lodge Hill) £825.00
  • Usual Doctor’s fees £164.00 (currently £82.00 during COVID-19 Pandemic)
  • Usual Ministers/Officiant fee From £199.00

Our Traditional Funeral cost has been based on Lodge Hill Crematorium, please do ask us for current fees for your preferred service venue, as costs can differ.


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Wish to thank all staff at Mortons for being helpful, caring, understanding at my fathers funeral. Used the same director at mums funeral 10 yrs ago so recommend. Made the day a bit easier on a sad day.

Anne Moghraby Rating: 5
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