Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

 

It’s not a thought that most of us are ready to contemplate – our own funeral.  Increasingly, however, people are thinking about their future and investing in the reassurance and freedom that a funeral plan can bring.  A funeral plan is an easy way to plan ahead.  All our plans are placed with Golden Charter, the country’s largest funeral plan provider.

In our booklet we outline the prices you will need to pay for a funeral plan of your choice.  We have included two set price, fully guaranteed options.  This means that no matter how much our fees and third party costs rise in the future, A H Freemantle will not ask for any further payments when the plan is activated.

The third option is a bespoke plan, referred to as the Independent Way.  You choose the funeral you want and fix the cost of A H Freemantles’ services at today’s prices. There is an allowance towards the cost of the disbursements (fees we pay on your behalf such as churches, crematoriums, ministers).

In the vast majority of cases, the allowance is sufficient to cover the whole of these costs, but they are not guaranteed to be covered as any price rises by third parties are outside our control.

Once you have considered the options, please give us a call if you feel you need any further information, or email us at    mail@ahfreemantle.co.uk

We will be happy to advise you on whether the funeral plan is the correct product for you, confirm what the costs might be, or indeed suggest other options.  All of this is obligation free.

 

Set Price Plan One

Simple cremation only plan:                                            

£1900 all inclusive and fully guaranteed*                       

Funerals based around this package will take place prior to 10 am on a weekday morning of our choosing, at a crematorium of our choosing.  Mourners may attend and listen to music if they wish, but there will be no funeral service.  Doctors’ cremation certificate fees and the crematorium fee are included in the price.  The coffin will be in situ at the crematorium prior to the mourners’ arrival. The coffin will be transported to the crematorium in a suitable vehicle, which may not be a hearse.  No pall bearers will attend and the coffin will be brought into the crematorium chapel on a trolley.  While this represents the simplest type of funeral that we offer, there will be no difference in the high level of care and respect we will show the deceased throughout, and we will ensure that the funeral remains as dignified as possible.  One of our professionally trained funeral directors will  be in attendance.

We will bring your loved ones ashes into our care following the cremation, or carry out any further instructions as requested.

 

Set Price Plan Two

Cremation with Service at Crematorium               

£2900 all inclusive and fully guaranteed *

This Fair Price Funeral Plan includes:

–  taking the deceased into our care at any time within a 15 mile radius

– a quality wood veneer coffin;

– a hearse that will drive from our premises direct to the crematorium.

– all administration relating to the funeral arrangements, and attendance of four       bearers  and a funeral director.

– provision of 25 orders of service.

You may also visit your loved one in our chapel of rest during daytime hours on weekdays, subject to prior arrangement.

The disbursements of a crematorium fee, doctors cremation certificate fees (where required) and a celebrant or minister fee are all included.

 A Set Price Plan cannot be changed or added to at the time of need, but you can upgrade it at a later date if you wish, prior to it being required.

All of our Set Cremation Plans are completely flexible, so if you move house at a later date, or you wish to use the plan for somebody other than yourself, our Plan can still be delivered. In the case of Re-location, Golden Charter will assist with the transfer of the Plan to another Independent Funeral Director in your new locality.

* All plans are Inclusive of Golden Charter fees

 

The Independent Way

Arranging and Conducting the Funeral   £1750

This also includes all plan administration and setup costs *

We are available 24 hours a day should you need, either at your home or in one of our offices.  We will advise you and take instructions in respect of the funeral arrangements; liaise with and make payments to external parties on your behalf; provide advice and guidance on registration and benefits agency procedures.  On the day of the funeral we will provide pall bearers and your personal funeral director who has made all the arrangements with you, will also be in attendance.

Bringing the deceased person into our care                £145

Outside of office hours (i.e not Mon to Fri 8am-6 pm) £220

Hearse & Chauffeur                                                    £395

Horse Drawn Hearse                                          from £795

Limousine & Chauffeur price                              from £210

Hygienic Treatment (Embalming)                              £100

Temporary Grave Marker £60

Orders of Service:

4 page A5 booklet – £1.50 per copy  minimum order  £37.50

8 page A5 booklet – £1.75 per copy  minimum order  £43.75

Cremated Remains:

Solid Oak Ashes Casket         £75

Water Pillow’ for burial at sea £45

Scatter tube, various designs £25

Other types of caskets are available, please ask.

Coffins – prices from:

Wood Veneer                                                 £425

Wood veneer, panelled sides or raised lid     £475

Wood veneer, panelled sides and raised lid  £530

Solid wood from                                             £850

Solid wood, panelled sides or raised lid            £950

Solid wood, panelled sides and raised lid         £1000

Willow, Wicker or Bespoke from £600

 

 

Disbursements may include:

Portchester Crematorium                                  £595

Organist 30 minute service                               £54

Organist 45 minute service                               £64

Wessex Vale Crematorium                                £845

Southampton Crematorium (organist is extra)  £770

Doctor’s Cremation Certificate Fees                 £164

Church Service                                                  £240*

Organist                                                             £75*

Verger                                                                £25*

Minister at the Crematorium only                       £195*

Non-religious officiator                                       £120-£190

Southampton Council Grave Purchase and Burial   £1650

Fareham Council  Grave Purchase and Burial        £1490

Other interment options and fees available on request.

*  Fees dependent on parish

 

 

 

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