Traditional Cremation Service from Mears Family Funerals over 14% less than National Average

Traditional Cremation Service from Mears Family Funerals over 14% less than National Average

7th January 2020 by Mears Family Funerals

The cost of a traditional cremation funeral arranged with Mears Family Funerals is just £3,309[1], more than 14% less than the average UK cost of £3,858 as revealed in the latest SunLife ‘Cost of Dying’ report[2].

 

In addition to being less than the national average, Mears Family Funerals is over 25% cheaper than the big corporate chains of Dignity and Co-Op[3]:

 

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Mears Family Funerals

West Wickham Co-Op

Francis Chappell & Sons (Dignity)

Professional Fees

£2,300

£3,405

£3,545

Cremation Fee

£650

£650

£650

Doctors' Fee

£164

£164

£164

Minister's Fee

£195

£195

£195

TOTAL:

£3,309

£4,414

£4,554

The Professional Fees figures used in the above comparison table were taken from the Mears Family Funerals, West Wickham Funeralcare and Francis Chappell & Sons website on 7 January 2020 and includes a veneered coffin and a hearse and limousine. The cremation fee is based on an adult cremation at Hither Green Crematorium after 10am. The Doctors’ Fees are as published by the BMA and the Minister’s Fee is as per 2019 Parochial Fees published by the Church of England.

 

Lisa McDermott, Managing Director of Mears Family Funerals, said: “The Mears brand has been synonymous with high quality, low cost funerals. This latest report shows that we are able to deliver a funeral service that is 14% less than the national average and more than 25% below the costs of the local branches of the big corporate providers.” 

 

In addition to the traditional cremation funeral, Mears Family Funerals also offers a simple cremation funeral for just £2,759 - up to 8% less than the corporate chains.

 

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Steven Mears, group CEO, said: “In just over three years we have grown Mears Family Funerals from the first branch in Catford to the seventh branch opening in Beckenham later this month. We are committed to offering the local communities we serve a premium funeral service at a low cost.”

 

Mears Family Funerals is a leading independent, family-owned and run business serving families across South-East London and north Kent from branches in Beckenham, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Catford, Eltham, Lewisham & Ladywell and West Wickham.

 

 

1. Based on a Chiltern coffin as shown on https://mearsfamilyfunerals.co.uk/fixed-price-simple-traditional-funerals.html

 

2. SunLife (2020), Cost of Dying Report, sunlife.co.uk/costofdying2020

 

3. Comparison on 7 January 2020 between Mears Family Funerals West Wickham, West Wickham Funeralcare and Francis Chappell & Sons West Wickham (owned by Dignity Funerals). Funeral Partners do not publish their prices online.

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