Easy Finance Available on Funeral Packages from £500 to £7,500 over terms of 12-60 months

If you have selected one of our Funeral Packages, or created a custom funeral to suite your, we can now offer easy finance over a period of 12 to 60 months.

For example, a loan of £2,878 for our Traditional Cremation can be spread over 12 months from as little as £282.24 per month.

Please speak to one of our arrangers about this and we will be happy to help.

Financial Help

It is possible to get help with the expense of a funeral if you are on low income and find it difficult to cover the expenses. This help is provided by the Department of Work and Pensions and is a direct payment towards funeral costs. A link to their “how to claim” page and to the claim form SF200 is attached below. We can help you with this whole process, from start to finish, and once you have applied for support the Department for Work and Pensions will liaise with us as well as yourselves in order to complete your application as smoothly as possible.

Department for Work and Pensions Links

How to claim CLAIM FORM SF200

Additional Benefits

There are further benefits that are available to some individuals in relation to a bereavement. These are;

  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Widowed Parents Allowance
  • Bereavement Payment

Your Funeral Director will be able to give you further information about these.

Direct Cremation Service

If you are struggling with Funeral costs and looking for a simple and inexpensive solution please take a look at our Direct Cremation Service. A Direct Cremation incorporates all of our professional services and support including the use of a Hearse for transport to the crematorium with a Funeral Director and bearers. However, the main difference from a traditional cremation is that there is no public service or family presence at the crematorium on the day of committal.

If you wish we will be happy to arrange a service with a Funeral Celebrant at a location and time of your choice to mark the occasion. Even with a private service the cost of a Direct Cremation is still nearly £1,000 lower than a traditional cremation. By arranging a private committal in this way we are able to help families who are struggling with ever rising funeral costs.

Please go to our pricing page to see prices for Direct Cremations.

Funeral Planning

Another useful approach when considering funeral costs is to use a pre-paid funeral plan. We offer this service through Golden Charter and it is an easy way to plan and pay for funeral costs. It is also a caring way to protect your loved ones from having to deal with financial issues at a difficult time of loss.

One huge benefit of Funeral Plans is that you fix the cost of the funeral at today’s prices. Almost all market analysis indicates that funeral costs will double in the next ten years, making the cost of an average funeral between £8,000 and £10,000. But if you buy a plan today you will be locking your Funeral Director’s costs at today’s prices…for good.

For more information please speak to one of our Arrangers or click on one of the options below.

Pre-paid funeral plans Request a brochure

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Testimonials

To Nathan, Jeremy and Staff

Thank you for your patience, support and knowledge. Without you I know the day would not have run so smoothly.

And thank you for going the extra mile time and again.

Love and Thanks…xxx

Jane Morris - May 2017

Dear Jeremy and Nathan,

We would just like to thank you for the exemplary way you conducted Bill’s funeral on September 28th at Basildon Crematorium. Every aspect was just as we hoped it would be. You were always understanding and re-assuring.

Thank you

Jean, Carl and Donna - November 2018

To everybody at Penrose

Thank you so very much for the professional service you provided for my son ‘Pat’ yesterday. Much love…

Julie Ruder and all of our family - August 2018

Nathan and Jeremy, Thank you so much for waiting for me tonight, I really appreciate it. I’m so pleased I got there to see mum, she looks lovely and looks like she’s just having a lovely sleep. I love that she is holding all the photos and roses close to her, that is a lovely touch, thank you. I will most definitely be recommending your services.

Maggie - July 2017

I just want to say a huge thank you for allowing me to say hello and goodbye to my birth mother Pat W. I never gave up searching for her and really appreciate your help and understanding in allowing me to finish this so beautifully

Linda - Oct 2018

WOW…What an amazing team!

Thank you Brendon and Kevin for your sympathy, kindness and compassion when you took Cliff into Penrose’ care.

Thank you Nathan for arranging the funeral, it was perfect in every way.

Thank you Jeremy for completing the Order of Service and for leading the funeral in such a respectful, dignified and professional manner. We cannot express how much this meant to us as a family.

Thank you Edward and Paul for your support, respect and kindness on the day of the funeral. Edward, you offered your coat to our mum as she looked cold and Paul, you were so kind talking about the dogs outside our house before we left, the dogs were a big part of Cliff and are so important to the family, so this gave us comfort knowing that they had been recognised.

We have no hesitation in recommending your services to our family and friends.

All of you made a very sad day more bearable. We sincerely THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts,

Kindest wishes

Carole, Darren and Ruth Wingrove - January 2020

To Jeremy and your lovely team

Thank you for all your support during our hard times. Your team are lovely, kind and so respectful. Many family members commented how lovely you all are.

Best wishes,

Angela Nash and all the family of Arthur Buckley - October 2020

I really can’t thank the team at Penrose enough for the beautiful funeral they managed for my dear husband Fred. Especially Nathan for helping us plan the day with such care and dignity.

I met Nathan’s dad Jeremy for the first time when he arrived with the cortege to collect us from home. Immediately I felt totally at ease with this charming charismatic gentleman leading the service perfectly from begining to end.

Thank you so much

from Georgie

Georgina Bateman - February 2020
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