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.