Firstly, if you are looking at this information because you need to arrange a funeral for a child then can we please extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to your family. We will do everything in our power to help you at this very difficult time.

Funeral Cost

We are offering a full traditional funeral for children for £300. Below is a full breakdown of funeral costs and how most of these are covered for you.

  • Cremation – The cost of cremation is covered by the Government’s Child Funeral Fund (CFF) and will be reclaimed by the crematorium so you will not be charged.
  • The cost for interment of ashes with a memorial is also covered by the CFF.
  • Burial – The cost of a grave, including interment costs, are covered by the CFF. This will usually be reclaimed by the council or the church, whichever is relevant to the location of the grave, and you will not be charged. If the location does not reclaim this cost themselves then we will pay it for you and reclaim it ourselves. (This includes the cost for a third party grave digger if required).
  • Coffin – the price for a coffin is covered by the CFF up to £300. We will not charge you for this, we will reclaim the cost directly ourselves.
  • Medical Certificate (for cremation) – This is covered by the CFF and we will reclaim this directly so you will not be charged.
  • Ashes Container – The Child Funeral Fund cover this cost but no amount or limit is specified.
  • Celebrant or Minister – The CFF do not cover this cost but we have a number of celebrants who are experienced with children’s funerals and who do not take a fee for this service.
  • Penrose Professional Fees – our professional fees for a traditional funeral are £1,698 but we reduce this for a child’s funeral to £300. This is intended to cover only our expenses such as vehicles, bearers etc, everything else we do is at zero cost.
  • Viewings – we offer free viewings to all our clients but we extend this to free weekend viewings for children.
  • Collection – we do free collection during the day for all our clients but we extend this to free collection at any time for children.
  • Church Service – while we cannot say what any given church may or may not charge for a child’s funeral we will waive our usual cost for attending a church service. If you wish we will bring the coffin to the church the evening before and lay in state at no extra cost.

Additional Costs

The details and costs above will provide you with a full traditional funeral including a full team of bearers with an experienced FD and an elegant hearse. If you wish to add anything else, such as embalming, a limousine or a horse drawn carriage then we will only charge to cover direct costs as we do with all our funerals. We are happy to give you details of costs for anything your would wish and many can be found on this website.

In Memoriam

We offer a range of memorial services for items such as fingerprints and hand/foot prints that can be added to jewellery or provided as a range of casts and memorabilia. These services are most commonly used for children’s funerals and we are happy to advise and arrange this for you.

Further information

You will find much of the Child Funeral Fund information and more if you visit www.gov.uk/child-funeral-costs. You will also have access to the relevant forms and documents for applying for funds and refunds online.

Nothing can take away the pain of losing a child. All we can offer is the opportunity to say goodbye in a calm and supportive environment and to take as much of the strain for arranging everything from you as we can.

Can we help you?

If you wish to talk to one of our funeral arrangers about our services please get in touch.
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Testimonials

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

Dear Nathan, my sister and I would like to thank you for all your help and advice after my dear mum, Joyce, passed away. The day was beautifully conducted by your staff and we are so thankful for that. The service sheet was so lovely, please thank your father for that.

- January 2017

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

Dear Nathan, Brendon and Jeremy,

You’ve been so kind and it’s much appreciated. Thank you so much for the care and kindness you did at the funeral for my husband Vic Thomson,

From the

Thomson Family - March 2020

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

To all the team at Penrose,

Thankyou so much for the dignified way that you conducted my husband’s funeral. It was all I could have wished for under difficult circumstances.

Also for the kind and caring attitude you all had towards myself and my family,

Thank you once again,

Frances Curtis - January 2021

We would just like to say thank you for looking after Maria Dulieu and everything you did for us as a family. For all the care and attention you gave right to the very last detail.

Everything was done with such respect and military precision, we cannot praise you enough.

Best wishes to you all

Sue England and Family - December 2020
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