Traditional and Bespoke Funerals

We have created three funeral choices that provide everything required for a traditional cremation or burial. That’s right, everything required including all disbursements paid and all our professional fees covered, a standard coffin and even an urn or scatter tube. No surprises and no hidden costs.

We have also given you a unique option to create a bespoke funeral to suite your exact wishes. In just a few simple pages we will guide you through every aspect and choice for your funeral from location and style to vehicles and tributes. We will also give you an accurate price at every step so you can adjust to suit your budget.

Cremations
Budget Package

Direct Cremation

Funeral Prices
Includes
Collection of the deceased from any location within 15 miles of our chapel of rest
Full care of your loved one at our local facilities
Provision of an elegant hearse for carriage
£708
Plus disbursements
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Direct Cremation

During the Coronavirus lockdown there is a limit on the number of people who can attend a funeral. For some families a Direct Cremation might be the best solution. With a saving of over £1,500 a Direct Cremation differs from a Traditional Cremation in that there is no service beforehand and there are no mourners in attendance. This gives you the chance to arrange a dignified funeral for your loved one now with the opportunity, and the budget, to arrange a memorial service or gathering at a later date when it is safe to do so.

What the package includes

  • Bringing the deceased into our care from any location within 20 miles including home, care home or hospice at no extra cost
  • Provision of a full hearse (not a private ambulance) for transport to the crematorium
  • Cremation location is Southend Crematorium (your loved one will not be kept or cremated miles away)
  • Removal of pacemaker or prosthetics is included if required
  • Return of ashes to the family, usually within two weeks, at no extra cost

What isn’t included

  • Third party fees (disbursements) which include the Crematorium fee (£545), an oak veneer coffin (£320) and the doctor’s fee (£82 if this is required). A typical final price for a Direct Cremation including disbursements is £1,568

Of course we will handle all arrangements and liaisons with third parties as well as giving you our full support before, during and after the funeral.

Please contact us on 01702 436000 for more information about this.

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Popular Package

Traditional Cremation

Funeral Prices
Includes
Full dressing and viewing in our chapel of rest
Family choice of service date, time and location
Our hearse will visit a private residence of your choice and proceed to the crematorium from there
£1,998.00
Plus disbursements
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Traditional Cremation

Our Traditional Cremation Package provides an elegant and dignified farewell to your loved one. Naturally our small staff team will guide and support you from start to finish, making all arrangements and ensuring your farewell goes exactly to plan.

What the package includes

  • Bringing your loved one into our care within 15 miles of our chapel of rest
  • Preparation and dressing of the deceased in the clothes of your choice
  • Funeral at the location, date and time of your choosing (subject to availability)
  • Visiting in our chapel of rest during work hours
  • Our elegant hearse will proceed to the crematorium from a private residence of your choosing
  • A Funeral Director with a full team of bearers to conduct the day and assist in every way
  • A choice of elegant scatter tubes or a biodegradable urn included at no extra cost

Please note that third party fees (disbursements) are not included;

  • Crematorium fee (from £1,100)
  • Provision of a lined and furnished Coffin of your choice (from £320)
  • Provision of elegant Mercedes hearse (£280)
  • Minister’s fee (£230)
  • Doctor’s fee (£82 if this is required. A doctor’s fee is not required if a post mortem is carried out).

A typical final price for a Traditional Cremation including disbursements is £3,928.

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Complete Package

Premium Cremation

Funeral Prices
Includes
A beautiful Derby coffin & elegant brass urn
Hearse and Limousine to visit locations of your choice
Collection of your loved one at any time, night or day
Bespoke full colour Order of Service
£3,674
Plus disbursements
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Premium Cremation

Our Premium Cremation Suite is a full service package designed to cover all requirements and eventualities. In line with our 5* professional service and support your every need has been considered and catered for. This takes all the pressure from you and your family during a time of loss.

What the package includes

  • Bringing your loved one into our care, day or night, within 20 miles of our chapel of rest
  • A Beautiful Derby coffin lined and fitted for cremation
  • Embalming, dressing and full preparation of the deceased for viewing
  • Visiting in our chapel of rest including evenings and weekends
  • Provision of an elegant Mercedes limousine for your family
  • Hearse and Limousine to proceed from a private residence of your choosing
  • Funeral director and full team of funeral operatives taking care of every detail on the day
  • Limousine to return the family to the wake venue
  • 60 bespoke full colour orders of service
  • A choice of elegant brass and silver inlaid urns

Please note that third party fees (disbursements) are not included;

  • Crematorium fee (from £1,100)
  • Minister/Celebrant fee (£230)
  • Doctor’s fee (£82 if required – a doctor’s fee is not required if a post mortem is carried out)

A typical final price for the Premium package including disbursements will be just under £4,995

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Burial

Traditional Burial

Funeral Prices
Includes
Oak veneer coffin fitted and furnished for burial
Full dressing and viewing in our chapel of rest
The hearse will visit a private residence of your choice and then proceed to the chapel or graveside
£2,198.00
Plus disbursements
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Traditional Burial

Our Traditional Burial package provides a beautiful and flexible funeral that you can tailor to your exact needs. Naturally our small staff team will guide and support you from start to finish, making all arrangements and ensuring your farewell goes exactly to plan.

What the Package includes

  • Bringing your loved one into our care within 15 miles of our chapel of rest
  • Preparation and dressing of the deceased in the clothes of your choice
  • Visiting in our chapel of rest during work hours
  • Advice, support and relevant paperwork for purchasing a grave plot
  • All arrangements for the opening and preparation of the grave
  • Our elegant hearse will proceed to the crematorium from a private residence of your choosing
  • A Funeral Director with a team of bearers to conduct the day and assist in every way

Please note that third party fees (disbursements) are not included. Please be aware that not all disbursements listed are required.

  • Minister’s fee (£230)
  • Provision of a lined and furnished Coffin of your choice (from £320)
  • Provision of elegant Mercedes hearse (£280)
  • Grave Purchase (from £1,430 at Southend Cemetery)
  • Preparation of the grave (from £1,150 at Southend Cemetery)
  • Chapel hire (from £275)

Whatever your choices and requirements if you would like a final and accurate cost for your burial please visit our Bespoke Funeral option. Here you will be able to select your preferred cemetery, choose whether you need a new grave, choose your coffin and everything else you need and you will be given a clear price breakdown at every point.

 

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Build a Custom Quote

Here you can customise your funeral in just a few simple steps that will allow you to quickly and easily make all the important choices such as the funeral location and style as well as decisions about vehicles, coffins, tributes and more. All decisions and changes will be reflected immediately in the price so that you can control your budget at every point as you customise the funeral.

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Testimonials

Dear Brendon, Nathan, Jeremy and all at Penrose,

I write to thank you all for your very excellent arrangement of Denzil’s funeral. Your calm, clear and efficient directions before, during and after the service have guided us through every stage. We are very grateful for all you have done for us at this sad time for us all.

I think you may have gathered that Denzil was a very special man!

With Warm Regards

Wendy Watson and Family - Feb 2021

To all at Penrose,

Just to say a big thank you for all that you have done for Alan and us. Your service was very well organised and was a great comfort to all of us.

Thank you

The Rimell Family - August 2020

Dear all at Penrose,

we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude in how you helped our family sort out and deal with the difficult process of arranging my late mother, Susan Johnson’s, funeral.

Your kindness, compassion and respect for the family, and how you delicately handled the coffin, was noticed by all.

Many thanks,

The Johnson Family - December 2021

To Everyone at Penrose,

We just wanted to thank you so much for organising Sylvia L’s Funeral.

We are so grateful for all you have done for us,

 

Regards

Marie Noble and family - June 2021

Dear Penrose,

Many thanks for looking after John whilst he was in your care. Also thank you for all your help and support you gave us to give John a good send off on his final journey.

Such professional, caring and compassionate people.

A huge big thank you from all of us

Gillian, Sarah, Richard and families - May 2019

To all at Penrose Funerals,

Please accept my thanks for the sensitive and professional way in which you carried out my mother’s funeral arrangements. My brothers and I were also extremely happy with the way everything went on the day.

Thank you

Simon Jarvis - April 2020

My dear Helen’s celebrant recommended that we use Penrose Funerals for her ceremony. Jeremy and Nathan were kind, professional and respectful in every way. It was a great recommendation and I would not hesitate to recommend this family firm to all who need sensitive reassurance at a difficult time.

Simon Lawler - April 2023

Without you all Boogie’s final journey wouldn’t have been the magical closing chapter of his wonderful life, you made it very special for us all.

Babs - February 2017
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