Witnessed Cremation

From £1,950.00

What’s Included – No use of Chapel of Rest or visitation allowed

  • Bringing your loved one into our care from a local address within 15 miles of our office
  • The attention of our dedicated staff to make and guide you through the funeral arrangements and administration
  • Provision of the ‘Medway Coffin’ fitted and furnished, suitable for cremation
  • We will prepare and dress your loved one in a gown to match the interior of our ‘Medway Coffin’
  • We will care for and accommodate your loved one for up to 21 days prior to the cremation
  • Provision of the classic* hearse, proceeding directly to the nearest crematorium (Southend or Basildon)
  • The coffin will be received into the crematorium chapel by wheeled bier
  • A Funeral Director for the duration of the witnessed cremation to support and guide you
  • The service will take place on a day specified by ourselves in collaboration with the family

What’s not included

  • Specific choice of date and time of funeral service – we will work with you to find a mutually convenient date
  • Bringing the deceased into our care beyond a 15-mile radius (an additional mileage charge will apply)
  • Support and assistance in placing floral orders or newspaper notices
  • A separate funeral service or celebration taking place before proceeding to the local crematorium or cemetery
  • A limousine to follow the hearse (limousines are only available with our select arrangements)
  • A choice of coffin (choice of coffin only available with our select arrangements)
  • Third party fees (disbursements)

Services that may be added to the witnessed cremation service (fees as stated)

  • Use of the Chapel of Rest at our head office, for three visits, in hours, with embalming and dressing £355.00
  • Taking of locks of hair, fingerprints or portions of ashes (per item) £15.00
  • Delivering the ashes within a 15-mile radius, during working hours £50.00
  • Arranging the Interment of the Ashes and administrative support £175.00
  • Additional accommodation above 21 days at the family’s request, from date of death (per day) £15.00

N.B. All witnessed cremation services at our local crematoria take place at 9am.
*We reserve the right to use either the classic or modern hearse dependent on our operational commitments.

Funeral Finance

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Supporting You Along The Way

If you wish to have a discussion with one of our funeral arrangers, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can talk through yours and your loved one’s needs and discuss how we can best celebrate their life.