Green, Eco-Friendly Funerals from £4,398 inclusive

Not everyone wants a traditional funeral. An increasing number of families and individuals are concerned about the environment and wish to have an ecologically friendly service…and it may surprise you to find out that it can be less expensive to have a woodland burial than many people think. There are a couple of excellent green burial sites in our area and we can give you advice about these as well as offering a range of beautiful eco-coffins. Green funerals are often very lovely events conducted in natural and beautiful surroundings.

Natural, Eco-Friendly Coffins

All of our eco-coffins are made with sustainable natural materials or recycled cardboard. Natural coffins are very beautiful and have a completely different effect on many people than traditional coffins. With their gentler and softer aesthetic some people report a greater sense of peace in saying goodbye to their loved one.

Each coffin is fully lined with natural fibres and comes complete with a soft shroud and all fittings.

Bamboo

The least expensive of the natural fibres, Bamboo coffins offer a simple, light design in both traditional and rounded styles.

Bamboo Eco Round
£480
Bamboo Eco Traditional
£480
Bamboo Lattice Round
£530
Bamboo Lattice Traditional
£530
Banana

Available in both Coffin and Casket styles, Banana fibre is a slightly heavier material than Bamboo offering a stronger weave and greater tonal variation. There are also various colour options for the Caskets.

Banana Traditional
£600
Banana Casket Ebony
£620
Banana Round
£600
Banana Casket Cerise
£620
Cardboard

Offered in Manila, White and Woodgrain our cardboard coffins present a simple elegance with the least impact on the environment. Cardboard coffins are very suitable for burial but are also an excellent choice for cremation as they create far less CO2 than any other coffin material.

Manila Cardboard
£360
White Cardboard
£360
Woodgrain Cardboard
£360
Decorated Cardboard

If you like the simplicity and environmental friendliness of a cardboard coffin but want a little more individuality then please see our range of Decorated Cardboard coffins.

Bluebells in Ashridge
£495
Butterfly
£495
Daffodils
£495
Seaside Sunset
£495
English Willow      

All natural coffins are relatively light but Willow is a little heavier and structurally stronger than Bamboo and Banana coffins. Our English Willow coffins are available in white, green and brown trim with colour options available.

English Willow Round Green
£760
English Willow Trad White
£760
English Willow Round Purple
£830
English Willow Colours
£890
European Willow

European Willow, whilst offering less tonal variation than English Willow, does present a very polished and elegant finish. Our European Willow line also offers the unique “Pod” design which we feel is even more impressive in real life than it appears in the pictures.

Willow Cromer Light
£620
Willow Pod Light
£650
Willow Highsted
£600
Willow Pod
£620
European Willow Eco 2

The Eco 2 coffins, in our opinion, offer the sharpest lines with their very tightly woven design style. The effect is an uncomplicated and simple beauty that is gentle on the eye

EW Eco2 Brown & Natural
£640
EW Eco2 Green & Natural
£640
EW Eco2 White & Natural
£640
EWR Eco2 Brown and Natural
£640
Child & Infant

Offering a natural beauty in a range of material with a soft and gentle lining for the most difficult of goodbyes.

Banana Baby
£150
Pandanus Baby
£150
Willow Baby
£140
Pandanus

The Pandanus coffins present a two tonal, twisted weave that leans towards a sense of hemp or rope. For some this creates a slightly more nautical feel to the coffins. Up close these are very beautiful.

Pandanus Round
£600
Pandanus Traditional
£600
Pine

A simple and uncomplicated design this coffin is arguably the best option if you wish the coffin to be carried down, at arms length, rather than on the shoulders.

Pine
£640
More eco-coffins are available
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Testimonials

To everyone at Penrose, Thank you for your care, compassion and dignity in what is a difficult time arranging our mother’s funeral.

Samantha Allington, Sarah Duncan and Suzannah Duncan - August 2018

…and I wish to thank both Jeremy and Nathan for your help and courteousness throughout

Judith Hill - June 2017

To Nathan an all staff at Penrose

Thank you for making the worst day of my life bearable.

The difficulties I faced arranging a funeral for my beloved husband were made easier with your empathy, compassion and professionalism, particularly considering the added pressure during the Pandemic.

Love always

Tina Arthur – wife of Geoffrey Arthur - August 2020

Thank you for your sensitive care and support at a very difficult time

May C. and Family - Nov 2018

To Nathan and all at Penrose, I just wanted to thank you for the sensitivity, care and respect you showed my Grannie yesterday. She looked amazing and I’m sure you caught a glimpse of her incredible 100 years as my dad spoke at the grave-side. You don’t have an easy job but I hope you know how grateful people are that you do it so well.

Your manner and conduct was gentle, considerate and supportive, thank you for all you did to make yesterday so special. You have been given the gifting and attitude needed to help bring peace and blessing during difficult circumstances. May you know God’s peace and blessing as you continue to serve others in this way, Thank you

Cally (Winnie’s Granddaughter) - Oct 2016

Dear all,

We would like to thank you for all the care and attention you gave towards our relative Eva Wright recently. You were all most respectful at all times and we greatly appreciated your help before, during and after the funeral. We are also very impressed with the quality of the recordings of the service and in these times it will be greatly valued by the family and friends.

Thank you once again

Sally and Andy on behalf of Steven Wright and family - October 2020

Thank you to all at Penrose for helping both of us through what could have been a difficult time under very trying circumstances.

The caring way you dealt with my Mother, Flossie’s, funeral over the telephone, your kindness in fulfilling all our wishes and the respect and professionalism shown today made it a day we shall always treasure.

Thank you again,

Julie and Martin - February 2021
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