Funeral Costs


The cost of a funeral varies considerably between different funerals directors and will also depend on the choices you select. We believe it is useful to have a clear and open pricing policy so that our customers can make informed decisions.

The cost of a funeral can be divided into 3 parts:

Essential Third Party Fees:

These are third party costs to complete the funeral and only vary with different choices such as burial or cremation? Minister or celebrant?

As a guide based on current fees, for a service at Bedford crematorium with return of cremated remains you should allow for third party fees, as follows:

Cremation at Norse Road Crematorium £763.70
Certificate of Crematorium £14.00
Church of England/Methodist Minister £195.00
Travel expenses for Minister (average) £20.00
Doctor’s completion of cremation forms £164.00
 Subtotal £1156.70

Optional Third Party Fees

Newspaper notice, Floral tributes, Order of Service sheets, Cremated remains urns, Memorial Masonry – these are options that vary in cost depending on your choice.

Funeral Directors fees at Molyneux Jones

There is a comprehensive choice of funeral vehicles, coffins and caskets in all materials that can be selected from to personalise your choice. We can also source specifically requested items. However, the essential items are included below:

Professional fees, administration of funeral documentation
Collection of deceased (day or night)
Hearse & bearing staff
Good quality wood veneer coffin (not paper veneer)
Biodegradable container for cremated remains
Viewing in our Chapel of rest
 Subtotal £1,840.00
Grand Total £2996.70

Therefore a funeral service provided by Molyneux Jones Funeral Directors held at Bedford Crematorium should cost from £2,997 including essential third party fees. This is a complete funeral quote.

We hope this gives clarity but we will always provide you with a written estimate at the time of arrangement.

At the bottom of this page is a report by the consumer group “Which” from January 2012 that you might find useful.

10 Things you should know about funerals – Which? report. Read it here.