Professional Services – from £1600

This includes: initial, unlimited consultation, attending to all funeral arrangements, completion of all legal paperwork as required, arranging the funeral on the day and at a time convenient for the family, liasing with all outside agencies (vicar / celebrant / doctors / natural burial ground), taking delivery of any flowers, dealing with all enquiries relating to the funeral, a conductor on the day of the funeral and all of the the time to carry out your instructions.


Removal of the person who has died. – from £295 (within 20 mile radius of the office)

Taking the person who has died into our care at any time during the day or night using a discreet vehicle with the appropriate number of staff. The person who has died will then stay with us in a comfortable, private room until the day of the funeral up to 14 days.


Dressing the person who has died – £150

Dressing the person who has died in a gown or their own clothes after gently washing them.


Use of our family room – from £45

The first visit to see the person who has died is free of charge within our bespoke pricing and includes two hours of time with them. Should you require the use of the room over multiple days, each occasion would be charged separately at £45. 
During the pandemic, there are conditions attached to this arrangement and we will talk you through this as required.


Hearse & Driver – from £430 (direct to crematorium or cemetery)

We use a beautifully cared for Volvo or Daimler hearse as our standard hearse.
If you would like something different, we can provide many different hearses subject to availability.

Land Rover Discovery & Driver as hearse/lead car/flower hearse – from £295

We are asked more and more if our hearsette car can be used on the day of the funeral. It is more environmentally friendly and discreet than a traditional hearse.

Additional Bearers

from £65 each (direct to Crematorium or Cemetery)
from £80 each (Church/venue/longer length funeral)


from £315 each (direct to Crematorium/Cemetry and return home)
from £345 each (Church/venue before committal and return home)


Embalming from £110

We only ever undertake non-invasive preparation of the person who has died. Embalming is only ever carried out at the specific request of the family or as a regulatory requirement.


Disbursements (correct as of September 2019)

Oxford Crematorium £1070
South Oxfordshire Crematorium (11am-4pm) £900
Oxford City Cemetery £1505 (for 50 years exclusive right of burial in a new grave including grave digger)
Doctor’s Fees £164 (cremation only and if the Coroner isn’t involved)
Minister Fee from £182 (civil celebrant/humanist/available registrar)
Flowers – average cost £100
Death Notice in the Oxford Mail (or similar) approximately £100
Orders of service from £50


Set Options

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

These options are: The Elbury Funeral, The Oxford Funeral and Spire’s Direct Cremation Funeral.

Please see our “Set Options” page for more information.

We also understand some people may want to arrange the majority of the funeral themselves and we offer a per hour or per service arrangement where you can hire us to do the things you may not want to or are able to do yourselves. All of our services and cost is agreed with you in advance and in writing. Only when our invoice is paid in full do we undertake the work you would like us to do.

Do give us a call and see how we are able to help.

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.


Terms & Conditions

The cost of our services are reduced at the outset on the assumption of payment in full upon us receiving our initial instructions. This helps us keep our prices as low as possible.

We prefer payment by bank transfer. Alternative methods we also accept is cash and cheques must clear in our account 10 working days before a funeral service takes place. Payment by debit or credit card is also possible but we do increase our professional services charge to allow for the additional time it takes us to process card payments.

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

If you would like to talk to us, please call 01865 714130 any time of the day or night.

Our email address is and we will respond as soon as we see messages come through to us.

Should you want to meet with a funeral director, this is still possible but this is by appointment only by calling 01865 714130.

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