Set Options

While we are more than happy to provide a bespoke arrangement, we are also sometimes asked for pre-defined funerals. We developed our Set Options range in response to customer feedback, with simplicity in mind.

There are three Options in the range: The Elbury Funeral, The Oxford Funeral and Spire’s Direct Cremation Funeral.

Note, in cases where the deceased is over a certain weight and classed as bariatric (obese), set options do not apply. This is because of the specialist equipment or services we may need.

Option 1 – The Elbury Funeral – £2100 + burial fee

For those wishing to have an eco burial in the heart of the Cotswolds

Meeting to discuss arrangements
Completing all paperwork
Collection of the deceased prior to the funeral from any Oxford hospital during normal working hours (10am-3pm Monday – Friday)*
Brown or white cardboard coffin
Land Rover Discovery on the day of the funeral direct to Fairspear Natural Burial Ground for a graveside service
2 bearers
Personal support of the senior funeral director and owner, Lucy Coulbert, on the day of the funeral

Optional Extras**
Bearers from £65 each
Upgrade to a fully customised cardboard Colourful Coffin from £300
Black hearse & driver from £430
Someone to take the service on your behalf – £176 – £250 approximately

Does NOT include:
Ordering or receiving of flowers on your behalf
Placement of a newspaper notice
Use of our chapel of rest for viewing the deceased
Orders of service

* During normal removal hours, collection of the deceased is included for The Elbury Funeral. Out of hours removal charges are additional at £295 (from any oxford Hospital within a 10 mile radius of the office or any private residence, care home or hospice at any time).

** Please note should you require anything else not listed as an ‘optional extra’ you will be charged at the bespoke funeral rate.

Please do get in touch if you require more information on any aspect of our Set Options and we will be happy to advise.


Option 2 – The Oxford Funeral – £1995 + disbursements

For those wanting a dignified and simple service

Meeting at the office to discuss arrangements
Completing all paperwork
Doctor’s cremation fees
Collection of the deceased prior to the funeral from any Oxford hospital during normal working hours (10am-3pm Monday – Friday)*
Care of the deceased prior to the funeral
Oak effect coffin
Land Rover Discovery on the day of the funeral direct to South Oxfordshire Crematorium
2 bearers
A service at South Oxfordshire Crematorium taken by a person of your choosing
Personal support of the senior funeral director and owner, Lucy Coulbert, on the day of the funeral

Optional Extras**
A person of your choosing to take the funeral service – £176 – £250 approximately
Black hearse & driver from £430
Bearers from £65 each
Dressing of the deceased and one hour of chapel visitation during normal office hours from £155
Collection of cremated remains from £75

Does NOT include:
Ordering or receiving flowers on your behalf
Placing a notice in the newspaper
Use of our chapel of rest for viewing the deceased
Arranging an order of service to be printed
Choice of coffin
Limousines
Going to any other location other than South Oxfordshire Crematorium

* During normal removal hours collection of the deceased is included for The Oxford Funeral. Out of hours removal charges are additional at £295 (from any Oxford hospital within a 10 mile radius of the office or any private residence, care home or hospice at any time).

** Please note should you require anything else not listed as an ‘optional extra’ you will be charged at the bespoke funeral rate.

Please do get in touch if you require more information on any aspect of our Set Options and we will be happy to advise.


Option 3 – Spire’s Direct Cremation Funeral – £1695 fully inclusive

§ pre-payment price of £1950

Meeting at the office to discuss all arrangements
Help to complete all paperwork
Doctor’s fees
Crematorium fee
Coffin
Collection of the deceased prior to the funeral from any Oxford hospital during normal working hours (could be on the day of the funeral)
Care of the deceased prior to the funeral
2 bearers to take the deceased into South Oxfordshire Crematorium on the day
Land Rover Discovery to take the deceased to South Oxfordshire Crematorium on the day
Senior funeral director and owner, Lucy Coulbert, personally taking the deceased to the Crematorium on the day

Optional Extras*
Extra bearers from £65 each
Collection of cremated remains from £75
Choice of various cremated remains caskets from £65
Out of hours removal charge from £295 (from any Oxford hospital within a 10 mile radius of the office or any private residence, care home or hospice at any time – daytime removal hours operate between 10am and 3pm Monday – Friday)

Does NOT include:
Ordering or receiving flowers on your behalf
Use of our chapel of rest for viewing the deceased
Any service of any kind at Crematorium
Choice of coffin
Placing a notice in the newspaper

Additionally:
No mourners to attend Crematorium
Deceased to be left in their natural state
No choice of vehicle used to transport the deceased to South Oxfordshire Crematorium

*Please note should you require anything else not listed as an ‘optional extra’ you will be charged at the bespoke funeral rate.

§ Direct cremation pre-payment plan prices are more expensive than our standard direct cremation prices to accommodate the increase of doctor’s fees and crematorium fees in the coming years. We will separate out the crematorium price and you then have the option to increase this threshold. If the cremation fee is above this threshold, the difference must be paid before the cremation takes place.

Please do get in touch if you require more information on any aspect of our Set Options and we will be happy to advise.


In cases where the deceased is over a certain weight and classed as bariatric (obese), set options do not apply. This is because of the specialist equipment or services we may need.


The Elbury, Oxford and Spire’s plans must be paid in full by either Cash, BACS or Debit Card no later than 72 hours before the funeral is due to take place.

Please note, all prices are subject to change without prior notice. Our transparency to you is of great importance and we will make you aware of any changes at the time of making arrangements.

If you have any questions at all about this, or any other aspect of the arrangement, please do get in touch with us.