We provide clear information for you to assess the overall cost for the funeral of your choice.
Our pricing is transparent with NO hidden extras. The price you see is the price you pay.
We understand that cost is important, and we aim to provide quality funerals at affordable prices for every family.
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The overall cost will depend on arrangements made and the choices you make, for example the coffin or casket , number of cars, flowers etc. Funerals do not have to be expensive and experience tells us that it is far better to meet and discuss your individual requirements for an accurate estimate. Not only will you understand all the charges to make informed choices about the type of funeral you wish to arrange, but as importantly you will be sure you have made the right choice of Funeral Directo
This service includes our professional services and all administration. We provide local collection and care of your loved one, a simple coffin, and suitable transportation to a private non attended cremation. We will also collect the ashes on your behalf should you wish.
This type of cremation is becoming increasingly popular and many families organise their own gathering at a later date to celebrate the life of their love one.
For more information visit www.solecremation.com
The 'Simplest' option provides everything needed. Local collection of your loved one, a simple coffin, motor Hearse, experienced Funeral Director and staff to meet you at the local crematorium or cemetery.
We will book an appropriate person to lead the service for you, as well as liaising with all third parties on your behalf, for example florists and printers.
This is for a 9.00am or 9.30am half hour service to keep costs to a minimum. If you choose a premium time the price increase to£1895
Our Traditional Funeral is a complete bespoke service.
The price includes our professional service, collection of your loved one, a motor hearse, an experienced Funeral Director and adequate staff on the day.
You can choose to leave from a home address, attend a church service, order following limousines and be returned home or to a wake location.
A wide range of coffins are available.
We suggest an informal meeting to discuss your needs. We will provide a no obligation full quotation on request
Hergest & Cavell own a Jaguar fleet and while the cost of the motor hearse is included in the funeral price, following limousines are charged at £215 each.
Horse Drawn Hearses are still available and prices start at £850 (2 horse carriage)
There are many other specialist vehicles available such as VW Hearses, Tractors, Flat-bed trucks, Land Rovers and Motorcycles. P.O.A
We are able to source different make vehicles, such as Rolls Royce and Vintage Hearses. Ask for details.
The care of your loved one is as important to us as the funeral day itself.
We make a charge for the care & preparation of your loved one, including professional embalming if needed.
Your loved one may be dressed in their own clothes or a simple white gown is provided within our charges.
There may be circumstances when specialist embalming may need to be carried out. We will discuss this with you and any further charges incurred.
There is no charge for visiting your loved one in our chapel of rest.
We are able to offer a full range of traditional coffins in wood effect, wood veneer and solid wood to suit all budgets.
We also provide many eco and environmentally friendly options including, wicker, banana leaf, bamboo and even wool.
In addition, you many wish to select a picture coffin for a more personalised choice or create a more decorative design.
There are various other specialist options such as religious ornamental coffins and American Style caskets.
All fees are based on current prices (April 2021). Please be advised that these fees are set by external parties.
Thames View Crematorium
£795 Full service
£570 Half Hour Service 9am or 9.30am only
£720 Full service
£525 Half Hour Service 9am or 9.30am only
£758 Full service
£715 Half Hour Service 9am or 9.45am only
£975 Full Service
£630 Half Hour Service 9.15am/10.00am only
Saturday Funerals are charged at a higher rate.
Live streaming is available at an additional cost.
Doctors Fees - There is a charge for statutory documentation for cremation. Charged at £164 (Currrently £82 due to COVID-19) There is no fee if burial is chosen, or if HM Coroner issues the certificate for cremation
Average costs for someone to lead service is £225. Services in Church will attract a higher fee payable to the church.
The funeral can be embellished with items such as flowers, memory pins, visual tributes, pipers, horse drawn hearses, urns etc.
Local authority cemeteries are provided for residents of the borough. If the deceased did not live in the area, the fees are generally doubled and sometimes tripled.
Gravesham Borough Council
Gravesend Cemetery is only open for burials in existing graves. All new burials are at Northfleet Cemetery (Springhead Road)
Graves start at £1980
Dartford Borough Council
Cemeteries at Watling Street, Stone and Swanscombe.
Graves start at £1495
Ask for details of grave types and costs
All other cemeteries P.O.A.
'Quality without Compromise'
All funeral directors are required by law to display prices for a 'Standardised Funeral'' to help you with price comparisons.
There are many additional services and options and we suggest discuss your individual requirements and obtain a full and accurate quotation for the service you wish for your loved one.