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Direct Cremation

Our direct cremation starts at £1650.00 including cremation fee.

Unique Funerals have been a provider of Direct Cremations since 2013. And whilst this option is not for everyone, it does offer several advantages and overcomes many hurdles for others.

A direct cremation isn’t just for those looking for a funeral on the cheap; it provides a respectful and dignified cremation that allows you to say goodbye at a time and date when it suits you.

A Direct Cremation is particularly useful when:

  • The person who has passed is from overseas and there is no insurance to repatriate them; or,
  • When a family is spread about or in some cases needing to arrange travel from overseas.

With Direct Cremation your loved one is brought into our care (within a 30-mile radius), placed in a simple and dignified coffin and transferred by private ambulance to a crematorium of our choice, date and time.  The ashes can be either returned to you or scattered on the garden of remembrance.

Please note: Our Direct Cremation does not allow mourners to be present at the funeral.

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Simple Funeral & Simple Funeral Plus

Simple Funeral & Simple Funeral Plus

We offer two Simple Funerals to enable us to provide you with a caring and quality service at a fair cost.

The price is set at £2350.00 for the simple funeral and £2600.00 for our Simple Funeral Plus These prices include the cremation fee as set by Agecroft Crematorium but do not include Doctors fees which, are not always required.

What is included in the Simple Funeral price

  • Bringing your loved one into our care during office hours (within a 30-mile radius).
  • Provision of all necessary arrangements for a dignified funeral.
  • Prepare and dress your loved one in their own clothes or in a gown.
  • A simple standard size coffin
  • Your loved one will rest in our private chapel of rest where you’ll be able to visit by appointment only during normal working hours.
  • On the day, your loved one will be taken directly by hearse to Agecroft Crematorium for a Service that will commence at 9:40 am.
  • Service taken by our in-house Minister
  • Your Funeral Director will be on hand to support and guide you through the funeral service.

 Other services that can be provided for at an additional fee:

  • Bringing the deceased into our care beyond a 30-mile radius (an additional mileage charge will apply)
  • Doctors’ Fees
  • Alternate crematorium
  • Embalming
  • Viewing the deceased outside of normal working hours
  • Transport for mourners direct from our office
  • Pallbearers (these can be arranged for a supplement of £50.00 each)

Simple Funeral Plus

This funeral offers the same as our simple funeral but offers the following:

  • Time and date of service mutually agreed
  • Hearse to meet at family home or crematorium

What is the Difference between these funerals and our others?

Our simple funeral options provide a dignified farewell at a fair price with the comfort of knowing there has been no compromise to quality.

However, as our Simple funerals are offered as a standalone package many services traditionally associated with funerals are not included; unfortunately, for that reason.  we are unable to add or remove services to our Simple Funeral option.

Traditional Funeral

Traditional Funeral

Our Traditional Funeral offers flexibility and includes extra features such as a family limousine along with 2 veneered coffins to choose from.  Alternatively, you can tailor this option to your requirements, so ensuring your loved one has a service that is special and unique to them.

Our traditional funeral starts from £3300.00 and includes the cremation fee (Agecroft) a choice of Minister and doctors’ fees

What’s included in the price

  • Bringing your loved one into our care during office hours (within a 30-mile radius).
  • Provision of all necessary arrangements for a dignified funeral.
  • Prepare and dress your loved one in their own clothes or in a gown.
  • Use of our private chapel of rest where you’ll be able to visit during normal working hours.
  • Your Funeral Director will be on hand to support and guide you throughout.
  • The Cremation Fee – (supplements are payable for some crematoria)
  • The Ministers Fee
  • A choice of 2 veneered traditional coffins
  • One following limousine.

Horse Drawn Funeral

Horse Drawn Funerals are often thought of as being a more traditional tribute to your loved one, adding a real sense of occasion and timeless elegance to the funeral.

We offer a range of traditional horse drawn funerals with prices starting from £3750.00 and includes the cremation fee for Agecroft crematorium and choice of Minister

What’s included in the price

  • Bringing your loved one into our care during office hours (within a 30-mile radius).
  • Provision of all necessary arrangements for a dignified funeral.
  • Prepare and dress your loved one in their own clothes or in a gown.
  • Use of our private chapel of rest where you’ll be able to visit during normal working hours.
  • Your Funeral Director will be on hand to support and guide you throughout.
  • The Cremation Fee – (supplements are payable for some crematoria)
  • The Minister’s Fee
  • A traditional coffin
  • One following limousine.

Our carriages are available in classic black or white design and come with a choice of black or white horses.  The horses can be dressed in your choice of drapes and plumes including time-honoured all-black attire or joyful, bright dress in your loved one’s favourite colour.

If you are seeking something a little more special, we can offer traditional teams of 4 or 6 horses or an outrider to escort the procession.

Servicemen and Women’s Funeral Package

The men and women of our Armed Forces, their families and our veterans reflect what is best in our society. That is why we are committed to providing a fitting farewell in gratitude to their devotion and bravery to us.  Our Service’s package is a discounted package that starts from £2,600.00.

Unique Funerals pride our self on providing a thoughtful and caring funeral service, from the initial planning through to the final journey.

Funeral Advice for Servicemen and Women

When a Service person (including Reserve forces when on duty and Foreign and Commonwealth (F&C) personnel) dies on duty, it is MOD policy to arrange a funeral at public expense or to provide funding towards the cost of a private funeral dependent upon the wishes of the Next of Kin.

The Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre

The Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) is the primary agency responsible for monitoring and actioning certain procedures for Service personnel if they become notifiable casualties both in the UK and overseas.   The JCCC is manned 24 hours a day and provides a single point of contact for the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force.

JCCC key roles are:

  • Liaison with the Visiting Officer to make sure early bereavement information is issued
  • Co-ordination of repatriation of deceased to UK or Country of Origin
  • Overall responsibility for all aspects of a death-related situation until after the funeral (when they then delegate such responsibility to the single Service)
  • To notify the person entitled of any sums due to the deceased’s estate from the MoD, the action necessary to claim this sum, and the authorisation of the release of personal effects on MoD property to the person entitled
  • Advice and guidance for Service funded funerals and current MoD Entitlements
  • Arrange the manufacture of a publicly funded headstone or urn plot marker

The Armed Forces will pay for:

  • bringing the body back to the UK from overseas or transporting it to spouse/partner's home country
  • provision of a coffin, and
  • delivery to an undertaker of your choice

After that you may choose to have either:

A service funeral, burial or cremation - at public expense paid for and arranged by the Armed Forces in accordance with Queens Regulations.

A service funeral will include:

  • a hearse and one family car
  • the purchase of a burial plot
  • the provision and maintenance of a Service pattern headstone or
  • the provision of an Urn Plot Marker or payment for an entry in a Book of Remembrance

A private burial or cremation - serving military personnel are entitled to a service funded or private funeral

  • a £1,000 funeral expenses grant will be given to the next of kin, or executor
  • private funerals are paid for by the family but an additional grant of up to £3,549 is reimbursed to the next of kin, or executor, on the production of a receipted funeral bill.
  • for service funded funerals, the majority of the undertaker’s bill is settled by the unit

Burials at Sea

The tradition of burial at sea is an ancient one. As far as anyone knows this has been a practice for as long as people have gone to sea particularly by the Royal Navy. The term describes the procedure of laying to rest human remains on the ocean floor, as an alternative to the norm.

Traditionally, burial at sea was associated to those who have served in the navy, or by those who have a deep personal association with the sea. However, burial at sea is an option open to anyone.

In the UK there are three locations for this kind of funeral: The Needles, Isle of Wight; between Hastings and Newhaven on the South Coast; and off Tynemouth, North Tyneside.

A sea burial is a complex and specialist funeral therefore, it’s extremely important to contact us if you are considering this option as soon as possible.

Baby and Children

Unique Funerals understand that there is nothing that we can say or do to ease your pain at this time.

There is no right or wrong way to be feeling.  Everyone is different.  What is important is that you have the time you need to make decisions and choices. Don’t be afraid to think things through or change your mind.

At Unique Funerals we carry out the funeral arrangements for children up to the age of 16 free of charge.

Below are some on main services we provide freely:

  • Bringing your child into our care within a 50-mile radius.
  • The professional services of a funeral director and any other staff required throughout.
  • The use of our Children’s Chapel of Rest.
  • Dependent upon the child’s age either a motor hearse or limousine on the day of the funeral.
  • A traditional oak veneered coffin or following the death of a baby or very young child, a wooden coffin in pink, blue or white.

We will guide you through the funeral arrangements thus enabling you to be as involved as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. For example, it may be that you wish to be involved in dressing your child, carrying the coffin, backfilling the grave or designing the orders of service.  It is not unusual following the loss of a baby to want to organise a photographer, and to have tiny plaster casts made of his or her hands or feet.  We are here to help and support every step of the way.

Please remember that some Funeral costs that we pay to other people on your behalf such as church or cemetery fees, grave digging, press announcements or floral tributes may incur a charge.  We will do our utmost to get these fees waived or reduced.

Pet Funerals

The special bond between people and their beloved pets cannot be measured. We at Unique Funerals understand this bond, and that the loss of this vital member of your family can be devastating. Our caring and sympathetic staff is dedicated to providing you with quality professional service to help you through this difficult time.

We can never repay the unconditional love and affection our pets provide us. Our mission is to provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your final farewell to your beloved pet is filled with the respect and dignity they deserve. We understand that saying goodbye is never easy.

Here at Unique Funerals we have a trained staff that specialises in pet cremation and pet funeral services. We want to ease the grief of losing your pet. Whether you are looking for a full funeral or a low-key pet cremation, we have the staff and facility to handle any of your needs. Let us help you in this final act of love.