Our Prices

We welcome the Order by the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) that all funeral directors must clearly show their prices. We have always been transparent and upfront with our prices and believe that we provide good value for our services. This page shows most of the costs and charges involved in arranging a funeral. Please contact us if you would like a no obligation quote.
When making the arrangements, or as soon as possible afterwards, we will provide a full itemised estimate of the funeral costs showing our charges and the third party (disbursement) costs paid on your behalf e.g. crematorium, cemetery, minister etc.
 
From September 2021, it is a legal requirement for all funeral director’s to complete and publish/display a Standardised Price List to make it easier to compare costs between funeral directors. Please click on the link below to view the Standardised Price List.
Caldecott & Sons_Standardised Price List 2022
Below are the prices of our Traditional, Simplicity and Unattended funeral services along with some third party costs and additional options. Additionally, a pdf version of our full options and prices can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
Caldecott & Sons Price List and Service Options.

The price of our traditional funeral consists of five main parts as follows.

1. OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES £1,160

Our staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your initial call.
    Our services can include:
      Care of the deceased until the time of the funeral with visits to the chapel of rest as requested.
        Meeting with you either at our office or in your own home to discuss your requirements and put in place all arrangements for the funeral, assisting with the completion of all statutory documentation and advice on certification and registration, ensuring all necessary documentation is obtained and delivered to the appropriate authority.
          Liaising with crematoria, burial authorities, clergy, celebrants, organists and other venues in order to organise the funeral date and time.
            Composing and placing funeral notices in local and national newspapers as required and setting up online announcement and tribute pages with an option to donate online to U.K. charities and churches. If a charity is registered, it is possible to add GiftAid to a donation.
              Drafting and arranging with a local independent printer for memorial service leaflets and funeral stationery, with proofs provided before printing.
                Ordering and/or handling of floral tributes.
                  Collection and administering charitable donations.
                    Administering payment of the third party (disbursement) costs on your behalf.
                      The funeral director to co-ordinating and directing the funeral. We will provide the necessary support staff and equipment, bearers if required and provide pre-recorded music and operator.

                      2. TRANSFER OF THE DECEASED INTO OUR CARE

                      Provision of the vehicle and two staff to transfer the deceased into our care from a local address with up to 20 road miles included.
                        Additional mileage charged at £1 per mile.
                          During office hours (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm excluding Bank Holidays) £95
                            Outside of office hours £155
                              Additional charge per extra staff member if required £45

                              Recommended Supplementary Service

                              HYGIENIC TREATMENT (EMBALMING) OF THE DECEASED £85

                              In the interest of the best presentation and preservation of the deceased, we carry out hygienic treatment if the deceased is to be visited. We also usually require that this is carried out if the deceased is to be dressed in their own clothes without visiting or if there is a delay between death and the funeral taking place. Please advise if you do not wish us to carry out hygienic treatment.

                              3. YOUR CHOICE OF COFFIN OR CASKET

                              Please choose from our accompanying selection. All coffins are supplied lined and you have the choice between a gown and coordinating trim or, when the deceased is to be dressed in their own clothes, a satin coffin suite. Environmentally friendly coffins usually have a calico lining.

                              4. FUNERAL VEHICLES

                              • Provision of a Mercedes hearse for the funeral £180
                              • Provision of a six/seven seater Mercedes limousine £160
                              Each with up to 20 road miles included. Additional mileage charged at £1 per mile.

                              ALTERNATIVE VEHICLE OPTION

                              • Horse drawn hearse from £850
                              • Motorcycle hearse £895
                              • Red hearse £250
                              • Land Rover hearse £895
                              • Morris Minor hearse, Fire Engine hearse, VW Camper hearse P.O.A.

                              5. PAYMENTS MADE ON YOUR BEHALF SUCH AS CREMATION, BURIAL AND OFFICIANT’S FEES

                              These are also known as ‘third party’ or ‘disbursement’ costs. We usually pay these on your behalf and include them on our invoice. There are many variations in the fees between different crematoria, cemeteries, churches, ministers and so on, making it impractical to list them all here. But as a guide and overview, the most commonly occurring third party costs are:
                          • Pentrebychan Crematorium for cremation of adult with use of the chapel for up to 30 minutes (time to include for mourners entering and leaving the chapel) £750
                          • Pentrebychan Crematorium for 30 minutes extended use of the chapel (60 minutes total) £157
                          • Pentrebychan Crematorium for Direct (unattended) Cremation £439
                          • Pentrebychan Crematorium for being present at the scattering of cremated remains £42
                          • Organist at Pentrebychan Crematorium for a service up to 30 minutes £50 / up to 60 minutes £70
                          • Doctor’s fee for completion of the statutory medical certificate for cremation (not required if the coroner is involved and issues the certificate) £82
                          • Wrexham Cemetery for the purchase of an adult grave for up to three burials £963
                          • Wrexham Cemetery for opening a new or existing adult grave for three burials £963
                          • Wrexham Cemetery for opening a new or existing adult grave for two burials £931.50
                          • Wrexham Cemetery for opening a new or existing adult grave for one burial £747
                          • Minister’s fee (Church in Wales) for officiating at a service £98 – £108
                          • Catholic Priest or Deacon’s fee for officiating at a service £100
                          • Civil Celebrant/Non-religious Officiant for leading a service £150 – £200
                          • Service at a Church in Wales Wrexham Mission Area Church including Minister and organist £340 (St. Giles’ Parish Church £350)
                          • Burial of an adult in a Church in Wales Churchyard (New/existing graves) including gravedigging £793/£768
                          • Burial of cremated remains in a Church in Wales Churchyard (New and existing graves) including gravedigging £250
                          • Service at a Catholic Church in Wrexham including Priest/Deacon and organist £275
                          • Flintshire (Northop) Crematorium for cremation of adult with use of the chapel for up to 40 minutes (time to include for mourners entering and leaving the chapel) Monday- Friday services 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 3.00pm and 4.00pm – £945 / 12.00noon, 1.00pm and 2.00pm – £995 / Saturday services 9.00am, 10.00am and 11.00am – £1,500
                          • Flintshire (Northop) Crematorium additional for 1 hour extended use of the chapel (100 minutes total) Monday-Friday 11.00am – 3.00pm and Saturday 9.00am and 10.00am – £300
                          • Flintshire Crematorium for Direct (unattended) Cremation £450
                          • Organist at Flintshire (Northop) Crematorium for a service up to 40 minutes £55
                          • Chester Crematorium for cremation of adult resident with use of the chapel for up to 30 minutes (time to include for mourners entering and leaving the chapel) £911
                          • Chester Crematorium for cremation of adult non-resident with use of the chapel for up to 30 minutes (time to include for mourners entering and leaving the chapel) £1,002
                          • Chester Crematorium for 40 minutes extended use of the chapel (70 minutes total) £117
                          • Chester Crematorium for Direct (unattended) Cremation £541
                          • Organist at Chester Crematorium for a service up to 30 minutes £50
                          • Minister’s fee (Church of England) for officiating at a service £216 plus approximately £25 travelling expenses

                          • PAYMENT TERMS

                            For a Traditional Funeral Service, we request that an initial payment of the disbursement costs (third party fees), or 50% of the total estimated funeral costs, whichever is the greater, is paid to us prior to the funeral taking place. A final invoice will be sent out within 14 days of the funeral taking place. The balance is due within 30 days of the funeral.
                          For the Standardised Attended Funeral, Simplicity Funeral and Unattended Cremation, we require payment in full prior to the funeral taking place.
                        5% credit surcharge will become due on any overdue amount not paid within three months of the funeral and then 1% per month compound interest charged on the amount outstanding.

AN EXAMPLE FUNERAL COST AND SETTLING YOUR ACCOUNT

Our fees, including collection of the deceased from a local address during office hours, care until the day of the funeral including embalming and visits to the chapel of rest, provision of the ‘Southwell’ coffin for cremation, plus the hearse and one limousine to Pentrebychan Crematorium £2,015.
Approximate disbursement costs for Doctor’s fee for completion of the medical certificate for cremation, Pentrebychan Crematorium fee, Minister’s fee for conducting the service at the crematorium and organist’s fee (approx) £982.
Total approximate costs £2,997.
An initial payment of £1,498.50 to be made prior to the funeral taking place.
An invoice for the balance will be sent out within 14 days of the funeral and we kindly request this is settled within 30 days of the funeral taking place.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Conveyance of deceased/coffin to church or home prior to the funeral:-
  • During office hours £95
  • Outside of office hours £145
  • Cost of bearers, per bearer, if required £25
  • Floral hearse £160
  • Funerals carried out on a Saturday £240
  • Additional Time on Funerals (for funerals taking over three hours):-
    • Cost per half hour per vehicle £30
    • Arranging and attending the interment of cremated remains locally in office hours £60
    • Temporary grave marker- A solid wooden cross personalised with the deceased’s details £65
    • Dove release from £110
    • Preparation and presentation of photographic visual presentation on the crematorium screen from £25
    • Live stream of the funeral service with EventLive (where wifi/4G signal permits) £95
    • Audio video recording of the funeral service (Where permitted) from £30
    • Memorial Service Leaflets – For 25 A5 black and white on four pages from £40. For 50 A5 with colour image on four pages from £96

    SIMPLICITY FUNERAL SERVICE

    We can offer our simplicity funeral service to a specification as follows:
    • Meeting with you at our office during normal hours to discuss arrangements and complete forms. This can be done by phone and email or post if preferred
    • Liaising with the crematorium or burial ground and minister/celebrant to make the necessary arrangements
    • Transfer of the deceased into our care from an address during normal office hours with 10 road miles included*
    • Provision of a wood effect coffin suitable for the purpose of cremation or burial
    • Care of the deceased prior to the funeral with visits to the chapel of rest during office hours
    • Provision of a hearse with driver and Funeral Director to Pentrebychan Crematorium or a local cemetery via a local address if required
    • Provision of pre-recorded music
    This specification excludes the following services:-
    • Any fees or third party (disbursement) costs payable on the client’s behalf
    • Hygienic treatment/Embalming
    • Visiting the deceased in our chapel of rest outside of office hours
    • Provision of a limousine
    • Provision of our bearers
    • Arranging for newspaper announcements and floral tributes
    • Administration of donations
      The cost of our Simplicity Funeral Service is £1,460 PLUS third party (disbursement) costs
        *Add £70 if the deceased is brought into our care outside of office hours. Additional mileage charged at £1 per mile.
        Payment for this funeral service is required IN FULL prior to the funeral taking place.

    UNATTENDED CREMATION

    When a funeral service is not required and there will be no relatives or friends in attendance and no visiting of the deceased in our chapel of rest, we can offer an unattended cremation service with our same care and dignity to a specification as follows:
    • Provision of the funeral director’s services.
    • Meeting with you at our office during normal hours to discuss arrangements and complete statutory forms. This can be done by telephone or email and post if preferred.
    • Transfer of the deceased from a local address during normal office hours to our premises with up to 10 road miles included and care until the cremation.*
    • Provision of a simple coffin.
    • Provision of a hearse and staff to the crematorium.
    • Return of the ashes to you in a temporary container (collected from our office or delivered locally), or scattering at the crematorium if preferred. (There is an additional charge of £42 made by the crematorium if the ashes scattering is to be witnessed).
    • INCLUDING THIRD PARTY PAYMENTS ON YOUR BEHALF:
      • Crematorium fee for an unattended committal.
      • Doctor’s fee for the statutory medical certificate (if required).
      The cost of our Unattended Cremation service is £1,295
        *Add £70 if the deceased is brought into our care outside of office hours. Additional mileage charged at £1 per mile.
      Payment for this funeral service is required IN FULL prior to the funeral taking place.