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.
Taking the deceased into our care at any time during the day or night using a discreet vehicle with the appropriate number of staff. The deceased will then stay with us in a comfortable, private room until the day of the funeral up to 14 days.
Dressing the deceased in a gown or their own clothes after gently washing them.
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.
from £65 each (direct to Crematorium or Cemetery)
from £80 each (Church/venue/longer length funeral)
from £280 each (direct to Crematorium/Cemetry and return home)
from £310 each (Church/venue before committal and return home)
We only ever undertake non-invasive preparation of the deceased. Embalming is only ever carried out at the specific request of the family or as a regulatory requirement.
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
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.
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 Bacs, cash or debit card and have the facility to take credit cards. We no longer accept payment by cheque.
If you have any questions at all about this, or any other aspect of the arrangement, please do get in touch with us.