Family Tree Price List

At Family Tree, we don’t sell package funerals. We will tell you the cost of the elements you want. 

We’ve listed our prices below so you can see at a glance what a funeral will cost where you only pay for the elements you want.

    Whether a formal funeral in church, a farewell at the crematorium, or an all-day celebratory event, the funeral will be costed and an estimate sent for your approval.

    As a general guide, expect a ‘standard cremation’ to cost around £3,500.

    There are three main elements to consider, with additional elements outlined further down this page:

    Funeral director’s fee – from £1,695

    This fee includes:

    –  Collecting the person who has died from home, a nursing home, hospice or hospital within a 20-mile radius; gentle, personal and gender-sensitive preparation, dressing and care of the person who has died;
    the opportunity for you to spend time with the person in our quiet room.

    –  An initial meeting (and unlimited follow-up meetings, calls, and emails liaising with all parties involved) to discuss and offer advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral.
    This can be at your home, on Zoom, or in our private office.

    –  Completion of and responsibility for all funeral administration, liaison and paperwork.

    –  Hosting a donations page on our website.

    –  Attendance at the funeral itself.


    Note: Our fee may depend not only on the time spent on the aspects outlined above but also on the level of skill and the level of responsibility involved, as well as the level of risk.

    Coffin options – from £365

    –  Plain manila cardboard coffin with wooden handles – £365

    –  Oak veneer coffin – £465

    –  Cardboard picture coffin – £465

    –  Personalised cardboard coffin – £695

    –  Handwoven Somerset willow coffin – £865


    For other coffin ideas and inspiration see here

    Cremation and burial fees


    Local cremation fees  

    Gloucester: A 20-minute service (30 minutes maximum inside the chapel) £912.
    45-minute and one-hour slots also available. Gloucester fees and charges

    Cheltenham: A 35-minute service (45 minutes maximum inside the chapel) £915. Cheltenham fees and charges

    Westerleigh: A 30-minute service (45 minutes maximum in the chapel) £1010. Westerleigh fees and charges


    Local burial fees

    –  Stroud Cemetery at Horns Road £780. Double-depth £946.

    –  Brimscombe Cemetery £819. Double-depth £969.

    N.B. Price includes gravedigger and covers both exclusive right to burial and interment. Headstone fees additional, to order. Both charge double fees for non-local residents.

    Green burial site fees

    –  Greenfields Woodland Burial Ground, Staunton, Glos, GL19 3NZ. £700. Double-depth £1,000. Gravedigger £310. Includes both exclusive right to burial and interment. Use of ceremony room £50. No website.

    –  Westmill Woodland Burial Ground, Watchfield, Wilts, SN6 8TH. £800. Gravedigger £475.


    Church burial

    Not all local churches have room for parishioners. See here for a list of churches with burial space.

    With these three elements in place, you can now consider what other services you may require.

    Additional costs which are fixed

    £82 – Doctor’s fee for cremation paperwork

    £95 – Our dark blue Mercedes estate car as the hearse

    £250 – Traditional black hearse

    £225 – Limousine hire

    £199 – Church minister fee

    £28 – Minister’s travel cost to crematorium after a church service

    £50 – Practical help and advice with keeping the person at home after they have died (at £50 for every 24 hours)

    £150 – Bringing the person who has died into our care outside office hours or at the weekend / Bank Holidays

    £125 – Bringing the person into church or back home the night before the funeral

    £125 – Service in church or other venue prior to cremation

    £35 – Ashes collection and delivery

    £85 – Temporary wooden grave marker

    £140 – Embalming service (should circumstances require)


    For other transport options see here

    Additional costs which are not fixed

    From £155 – Death notice in local newspaper

    From £225 – Civil celebrant

    From £25 – Orders of service, roughly £2 per copy, with £15 – £50 design cost on top

    From £45 – Professional pall bearers (from £45 per person)

    From £75 – Traditional flowers: from £75 for a simple coffin spray from a local florist.

    From £85 –  Local flowers: from £85 for a hand-tied sheaf of locally grown, seasonal flowers.

    Direct Cremation: £1,595

    This is an early morning cremation at Gloucester Crematorium, unattended by the family, but – respectfully – by us. The price includes:

    • Our professional fee, including a meeting with the family and our attendance at the cremation
    • Collection of the deceased from the Stroud area in working hours and care until the funeral
    • Crematorium fee
    • Our estate car as the hearse
    • A simple cardboard or wood veneer coffin
    • Doctor’s fee for cremation paperwork
    • Return of the ashes to you


    The Family Tree ten-minute morning service: £1,995

    Gloucester Crematorium (between 9 and 10am, weekdays):

    • Includes full liaison and meetings with you and the family, collection and care of the deceased, an opportunity to visit the deceased at our premises, a simple cardboard or wood veneer coffin, the cremation cost, doctor’s fee, our estate car as the hearse and the return of the ashes to you.
    • Ten minutes in the chapel, with the coffin carried by the family or on our wheels, with two music tracks of your choice.


    Our professional team is on hand whenever you need us

    Whether a formal funeral in church with the traditional hallmarks, or an all-day celebratory event – will be costed at the time, and an estimate sent for your approval.

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