Traditional funeral

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Our Traditional funeral offers comprehensive choices from our full range of services, providing the greatest flexibility and widest choice when arranging a loved one’s funeral.

Your loved one’s funeral ceremony can be led by an experienced celebrant, minister or faith representative at a church, cemetery and/or crematorium of your choice. Our professional team of Funeral Arrangers will support you in arranging a unique and fitting celebration of your loved one’s life. This funeral can provide a traditional memorial service followed by either a cremation or graveside burial service.

Whilst we’re supporting you with making the funeral arrangements, your loved one will be cared for at one of our Chapels of Rest. You can visit them at a time of your choosing.

On the day of the funeral, our team will be with you every step of the way. If chosen, we can provide transport for you and your family to the funeral ceremony, and your loved one will be able to accompany you in one of our hearses. You may wish to travel via a special route, including a trip to your loved one’s home address or make one last visit to their favourite place.

£2,260

Funeral Director professional service fees

Other essential additional fees include: Coffin and third-party disbursement payments such as celebrant, minister or alternative faith representative, doctors, local crematoria or burial interment fee. If burial, and you do not already own them, you may also be required to purchase the exclusive rights to the grave.

You can view our full pricing information including our range of funeral services packages and the additional options available by clicking here.

What's included

  • The choice between burial or cremation for your loved one, including a ceremony led by a celebrant, officiant, minister or relevant alternative faith representative if required*.
  • The ceremony will be supported by a Funeral Director and our team of professional Funeral Bearers attending the local crematorium, church, cemetery and/or graveyard of your choosing.
  • Our full professional services; including making all necessary arrangements, taking care of official documentation, advice and guidance on certification and registration – all overseen by one of our Funeral Arrangers.
  • Collection of your loved one within a 30 mile radius of any of our funeral branches in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, plus care for them at one of our Chapels of Rest (24-hour freephone careline service).
  • Dressing of your loved one in a gown or your choice of their own clothes and preparing them for their cremation or burial.
  • Visiting and spending time with your loved one at one of our Chapels of Rest at any time by appointment, including evenings and weekends.
  • The choice of local service location.
  • Your loved one will be taken to the funeral ceremony in one of our hearses up to 30 miles from any of our funeral branches, via a route of your choice, and can be at the front of the funeral procession, leaving from a local address of your choice.
  • We’ll ensure safe receipt and care of any floral orders, including local delivery after the service.
  • We’ll collect any charitable donations on your behalf at the funeral service, through our online tribute services or at any of our funerals branches.
  • If choosing a cremation, your loved one’s cremated remains will be returned to your local East of England Co-op Funeral Services branch for collection, or can be delivered locally on request.
  • Ongoing support from our team of expert bereavement counsellors.

Your Funeral Arranger will prepare a personalised quotation based on the local third-party charges that apply, and the choices you make.

*Additional third-party celebrant, officiant, minister or relevant alternative faith representative fees apply

What's not included

Although any of the below services can be purchased separately if required

  • The coffin, although you can choose from our beautifully crafted range.
  • Third-party disbursement payments such as celebrant, minister or alternative faith representative, doctors, local crematoria or burial interment fee. If burial, and you do not already own them, you may also be required to purchase the exclusive rights to the grave.
  • Embalming of your loved one, however this can be purchased separately.
  • Use of our limousine services, to be purchased separately.
  • Any additional products and services, such as flowers and order of service or any keepsakes, can be purchased separately.
  • Any transport over 30 miles from one of our funeral branches, additional charges will apply.

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Our other funeral package choices

Mini-reflective service

Our Mini-reflective service provides an opportunity for a small group of family or friends to celebrate your loved one’s life with a brief ceremony at a local crematorium.

Funeral Director fees: £2,060

Attended funeral

Your loved one will be taken straight to the service where you can say goodbye. This funeral choice provides all the essentials for an attended funeral. Coffin included.

Funeral Director fees: £1,995

A quiet visit

Our quiet visit option offers you the choice between burial or cremation for your loved one, without a formal funeral service or ceremony.

Funeral Director fees: £1,400

Direct burial

Our Direct burial is a cost-effective funeral service and offers an unattended burial, which is suitable for those who do not want a formal funeral service or ceremony. Coffin included.

Funeral Director fees: £1,495

Direct cremation

Direct cremation is our most cost-effective funeral and offers an unattended cremation, which is suitable for those who do not want a formal funeral service or ceremony. Coffin included.

Price: £1,375