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.

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Testimonials

To all at Penrose Funerals,

Just to let you know how much your kindness means, a huge thanks, you done us all proud. I cannot speak highly enough of you all. On behalf of ‘Doris Davis’ (service 30th Jan 2020 @ 1.40pm) we thank you from our hearts.

Kind regards,

Tracey Williams, Keith and family - February 2020

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
Nathan, Brendan,

Many kind thanks for the service today and your exemplary conduct and utmost dignity at every occasion at Penrose. Please pass the family’s sincere thanks to Jeremy and his colleagues who were fantastic and so mindful of our Hindu traditions – I wasn’t able to catch them at the end of the day but hoping you could relay back to them.
Kind regards
Piyush - June 2021

Dear Jeremy, Nathan and Team,

Saying ‘thank you’ doesn’t begin to express how grateful I am for all that you have done for me and for my family.

Maxine Forrest - December 2018

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

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

Judith Hill - June 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
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