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
£460
Bamboo Eco Traditional
£460
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
£690
Banana Round
£600
Banana Casket Cerise
£690
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
£390
White Cardboard
£400
Woodgrain Cardboard
£420
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
£575
Butterfly
£575
Daffodils
£575
Seaside Sunset
£575
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
£980
English Willow Trad Light
£980
English Willow Round Coloured Bands
£1,154
English Willow Round Rainbow
£1,210
Willow

Willow coffins, whilst offering less tonal variation than English Willow, does present a very polished and elegant finish. Our 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
£762
Willow Pod Light
£814
Willow Highsted
£718
Willow Pod
£753
Willow Eco 2

The Willow 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

Chelington Brown
£814
Chelington Green
£814
Chelington Light
£814
Broadwich Brown
£814
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
£0
Pandanus Baby
£0
Willow Baby
£0
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
£620
Pandanus Traditional
£620
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.

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Testimonials

To Nathan, Jeremy and staff,

Thank you so much for the care and kindness you showed with the planning of Mick’s funeral. We knew he was in good hands and appreciated the respect that was given to him.

Kindest regards

Linda and the White-Miller family - July 2020

To everyone at Penrose,

Thank you for making this process easy for us. You are all kind, caring and wonderful people.

Thank you xx

Martin, Nigel and Melanie - Oct 2023

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

Brendon,

Thank you for everything to do with Mirka’s last journey. We could not have done this without you.

Julie, Sam, Shaun and Levi - Sept 2023

To Penrose Funerals,

Thank you for taking excellent care of our dad Greg. You made a hard time easier with your kindness and your kindness and generosity meant so much. You made the day run smoothly and a special thank you to Jeremy and the staff on the 6th of October.

Forever Grateful

Gregory Hall’s daughters, son and family - 10th October 2022

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

Hi Jeremy,

I would like to thank all the personnel who took part in Sylvia’s funeral. Lovely service by Andy and everyone were so professional . That card of Sylvia’s service and photo’s was brilliant.

Thanks , all the best

Vic Allum - May 2022
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