Choosing the Right Funeral Service

Choosing the funeral service is a delicate and crucial decision during a challenging time and it is essential to consider the needs and wishes of your loved one, as well as those of the family. Factors such as cultural or religious preferences, budget constraints, and the desired level of personalisation should all be taken into account. 

Our team of compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable funeral arrangers can guide you through the available options, helping you make informed choices about burial or cremation, the type of ceremony, and other details.

The table below shows a comparison of the three types of funeral service we offer.


Type of service  A fully personalised funeral service  A simple, attended funeral  A funeral with no service or mourners present
Visit your loved one in Chapel of Rest Monday - Friday by appointment Not Available Not Available
Choose Date and Time of the funeral  Your choice of date and time Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at a time of our choice  Not Available
The Funeral Venue  The choice of service and committal locations
(which can be different i.e. Service in Church and committal at a crematorium) 
A service at one location (crematorium or
No service 

Your choice from our range

Basic coffin only Basic coffin only
Vehicle(s) on the day Your choice of ceremonial vehicles Hearse Only Suitable vehicle of our choice
The Cortege Route  Route of your choice  Direct to crematorium or cemetery  Not Available
Personalisation  You can personalise all aspects of the funeral We are able to provide some personalisation
options such as flowers, Orders of Service etc 
Not Available
Funeral Cost  from £2,965  £2,765  £1,495

All funeral services include:

  • Support, advice and guidance from our team of experienced funeral arrangers
  • Help completing all necessary paperwork and liaising with third parties on your behalf
  • Bringing your loved one into our care and caring for them until the day of the funeral
  • Essential care and preparation of your loved one

Our Services


Bespoke Funeral

The funeral arrangement for your loved one will be unique and reflect their personality, interests and life experiences. Starting with the choice of coffin, English or American-style casket, our experienced funeral arrangers will guide you through the options that are available, enabling you to create a funeral service that truly celebrates the life of a loved one.

In addition to our essential services, you may wish to personalise the funeral with the addition of a Victorian horse-drawn carriage hearse, Orders of Service, limousines and floral tributes.

Funerals from £2,965
(plus disbursements)
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Basic Funeral

The Basic Funeral includes a simple coffin, removal from the place of death and a hearse direct to the crematorium or cemetery with a funeral conductor and attendant bearers at a date and time at our discretion Tuesday to Thursday only.

There is no allowance for any additional services such as embalming, viewing, limousines etc.

Basic Funeral Service

(plus disbursements)

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Local Direct Cremation

A direct cremation is a contemporary choice for families who do not want a traditional funeral service. It is a low cost, unattended service with a respectful farewell in a simple and fuss-free way.

Our direct cremation service can be arranged over the telephone or face-to-face in our branches for just £1,495.

Direct Cremation £1,495
(fully inclusive)
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Local Branch Price List

Select the Mears Family Funerals Branch and view the price list

How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of the funeral will depend on the choices you make. You can find a copy of the price list for your local branch from the list above. Alternatively, our Standardised Price List and other pricing information can be found here.

Copies of our coffin selection, American casket selection and urn selection brochures, together with a guide to our services can be found here.

Funeral Pricing

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