For many people funeral plans have become an established form of forward thinking and providing for the future. A funeral plan can give you peace of mind, knowing that your family will not be burdened with having to make difficult decisions in a time of grief.

In association with the Golden Charter, we offer the Independent Way funeral plan – a choice of four different plans ranging from the traditional to the elaborate – only available through independent funeral directors. The Independent Way not only enables you to make financial provisions for your funeral, but also to tailor a bespoke funeral ceremony to your wishes.

Guaranteed cover for all our services

Regardless of how much the cost of our services may rise in the years to come, the plan guarantees that neither you nor your loved ones will be asked for any excess payments. The plan gives you firm assurance that your family will be spared a potential financial problem. There are some costs, however, which we are obliged to pay on your behalf and which do not account for our services. These are known as disbursements and include charges for cemeteries, crematoria, medical fees and the clergy. This is out of our control and may require an additional payment.

Financial Peace of mind

Because the Independent Way is offered in association with Golden Charter, the UK’s largest independent funeral plan provider, you can be confident of the plan’s security. Your payments go directly into the Golden Charter Trust, a separate legal entity from the company, which holds the money for your funeral on your behalf. As the cost of funeral services continues to rise, funeral plans are becoming an increasingly wise investment for the future.

Please contact us if you require any further information or an application pack.

Funeral Plans

Types of funeral plan

Use the table below to find the plan that is right for you.

A choice of four funeral plans
Funeral directors services
The Value Plan The Crystal Plan The Pearl Plan The Ruby Plan
Provision of the Funeral Directors services to make the funeral arrangements
Advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral arrangements
Advice on the Certification and Registration of death and related documentation
24 hr Conveyance of the deceased, within mainland UK, to our Chapel of Rest within a 25 mile radius During normal office hours During normal office hours
Care of the deceased prior to burial or Cremation
The use of a chapel of rest by pre-arranged appointment During normal office hours
Dressing of the deceased in their own clothes or provision of a gown & embalming
Hearse, Conductor & necessary bearers
Limousine provision (6 people) 1 Limousine 2 Limousines
The Coffin, fully lined & fitted A Basic Coffin A Simple Coffin Wood Veneer Coffin Oak Veneer Coffin
Funeral procession from home address or funeral home Funeral Home Only Home Address or Funeral Home Home Address or Funeral Home
Mutual agreement on date & time of the funeral
Confidential advice concerning bereavement counselling
Ability to transfer plan to another family member
Ability to add additional services
Third Party Services
An allocation (currently £1100,00) towards the fees for the Crematorium, the Minister and Cremation Certificates or burial if selected. *
The service at a local church
The church may charge extra fees

The church may charge extra fees
£2899.00 £3349.00 £3949.00 £4499.00
* The current allocation fee represents those fees charged locally and would cover the cost of the cremation, a minister to take the service and the fees payable to the doctors for the completion of Medical Cremation Certificates if the funeral was to take place at today's prices, the allocation will rise in line with your funeral plan.
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