Our flexible services come in many shapes and sizes, these example funerals give you a realistic idea of our prices. Choosing to work with us will always mean an exemplary level of care throughout the process. Whatever the circumstance, we will do all we can to ensure the experience is the best it possibly can be. 

We can support you to explore many ways to personalise the funeral. From working out how to best represent your person – making them vivid on the day, to considering the needs of those attending any gathering. 

Here are some examples of arrangements. Click on the price to see a detailed breakdown.

Please note that these are not packages and we would work hard to create a bespoke arrangement that fits your individual needs and circumstances.

At the crematorium

A modern funeral

An eco funeral at a local burial ground

A no fuss direct cremation

At the crematorium

Cremation is currently our most common experience of death with almost 80% of people choosing this way. 

In Brighton, we have the choice to two crematoria Woodvale and The Downs. There are other crematoria that might work for you, including the modern Wealden Crematorium in Heathfield. 

Here is an example of a funeral costing if you choose to have a personalised celebrant-led ceremony in one of the chapels at Woodvale Crematorium. We can also support you by printing Orders of Service and arranging flowers for the coffin and the chapel space.

Everything on this estimate would remain flexible, based on your final choices.

Example costing

Funeral with ceremony at Woodvale Crematorium, £2452 + cremation fees
Total 
Cremation fees, including 30 minutes chapel time at or before 10am£499
Woodland Green Cardboard coffin with rope handles (including name plate, fitting and delivery)£350
Doctor’s fee£82
Celebrant fee£220
Bearers, 4£140
Professional fees (Overseeing paperwork, telephone support, family meeting in-person or online, body care, practical and ceremonial support, co-ordinating all usual disbursements), £1100
Collection to bring into our care, £200
Place to rest in our care, up to 14 days, additional days £20 per day, £210
Our vehicle as hearse on the day (black hearse and driver from £250), £150
£1660
Total (incl. cremation fees)£2951

A modern funeral

We have peaceful, calm premises to offer our clients space and time. You might want to come and decorate the coffin here ahead of the funeral. You can even decide to hold a pre-funeral gathering with us. Our ‘chapel space’ can hold funeral services with up to 30 guests, allowing you the freedom not to rush. 

This example costing gives you an idea for a full service at our place with the option of coming back to us to collect the ashes. You might choose to come along and bear witness on the cremation day too. 

We’re always supportive if you would like to take on elements of the event yourselves – perhaps you would like to bring your own flower arrangement, for example. 

Everything on this estimate would remain flexible, based on your final choices.

Example costing

Funeral with ceremony at ‘The Modern Funeral’ home BN1 6SF, followed by a morning cremation at Woodvale, £2882 + cremation fees
Total 
Cremation fees, final farewell at the chapel at or before 10am£499
Wood effect coffin in any Dulux colour (including name plate, fitting and delivery)£500
Doctor’s fee£82
Funeral ceremony at ‘The Modern Funeral’ home, up to 3 hours, to allow time for formal farewell and relaxed gathering, including staff£250
Celebrant fee (can attend both venues)£250
Bearers, 4£140
Professional fees (Overseeing paperwork, telephone support, family meeting in-person or online, body care, practical and ceremonial support, co-ordinating all usual disbursements), £1100
Collection to bring into our care, £200
Place to rest in our care, up to 14 days, additional days £20 per day, £210
Our vehicle as hearse on the day (black hearse and driver from £250), £150
£1660
Total (incl. cremation fees)£3381

An eco funeral at a local burial ground

The only truly ecologically sound option for how to process your body when you die currently available in this country is natural burial. 

Thankfully we have good options available to us with both Clayton Wood and Woodland Valley burial grounds within 15 minutes drive of our premises. 

Clayton offers a beautiful non-denominational chapel space for ceremonies with a view of the South Downs as the backdrop. Woodland Valley is nestled near Woodingdean with sea views. This option allows a body to gently be returned to nature.

As ever, everything on this estimate remains flexible, based on your final choices.

Example costing

Funeral with ceremony at Clayton Wood Natural Burial Grounds, £2530 + burial fees
Total 
Grave purchase fee, Clayton Wood – Oak Lea Meadow, including chapel time£1640
Grave preparation fee£590
Willow coffin (locally grown and hand made including name plate)£650
Celebrant fee£220
Professional fees (Overseeing paperwork, telephone support, family meeting in-person or online, body care, practical and ceremonial support, co-ordinating all usual disbursements), £1100
Collection to bring into our care, £200
Place to rest in our care, up to 14 days, additional days £20 per day, £210
Our vehicle as transport to the localy situated burial ground, low mileage (black hearse and driver from £250), £150
£1660
Total (incl. burial fees)£4760

A no fuss direct cremation

We have always offered no fuss funeral options. 

Direct cremations are certainly on the rise. We think it is worth considering those you’ll leave behind – though obviously not popular events, funerals serve a purpose and can even be a healing part of a healthy bereavement process. 

Our no fuss local direct cremation is a little different from the average as it still comes with our high level of personal attention and care. We will guide you through the process in a helpful, friendly way. Your person will be cared for in Brighton and the arrangements will be made to your chosen timescale. 

You might decide to complete the forms in our cosy office over a cuppa. 

This is still a cost-effective option, and allows you to ‘do something with the ashes’ or hold a memorial in your own time.

Example costing

Funeral without a ceremony at the time, morning cremation at Woodvale £1277 + cremation fees
Total 
Cremation fees, unattended morning£423
Ecomony Cardboard coffin (including name plate, fitting and delivery)£300
Collection to bring into our care to stay for up to 10 days£200
Doctor’s fee£82
Our vehicle as transport to the crematorium£150
Bearers, 4£140
Professional fees (Overseeing paperwork, telephone support, family meeting in-person or online, body care, place to rest in our care)£405
Total (incl. cremation fees)£1700
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