Funeral Costs

Clear and transparent — you’ll know exactly what you are paying for. If money is a concern, please don’t be afraid to make that clear — they really want to help you. Trained staff will help any families with applications for Social Fund.’

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We have always been transparent about our costs having published them online long before it became mandatory. We have also been long term signatories of the Fair Funeral Pledge, 2021 being the most current. This makes us one of only two funeral directors in our local area to do this.

We recognise that arranging a funeral can be confusing and expensive which is why we advocate information and price transparency. We will work with you and your available budget at all times to provide a personal and meaningful funeral that meets your needs.


‘There is no such thing as a silly question’

You may want to phone around a number of funeral directors to seek alternative quotations for the funeral.  Please be assured that this is quite acceptable and don’t feel embarrassed to call us, email or pop in to ask us about funeral costs. We would be pleased to have a conversation with you about your requirements and can post or email information through to you to give you the opportunity to check and compare prices without the need to commit emotionally or financially.

Do check that your chosen funeral director is a member of a professional Trade Association and has a License to Practice- many don’t. We invest in our staff training, facilities and standards and pride ourselves on being able to offer an exceptional service at an affordable cost.

Price Information

Funeral costs usually consist of our professional fees and fees that we pay out on your behalf (third party costs/disbursements).

The total cost of the funeral is when these two figures are combined.

Bespoke funeral

This is a fully personalised service with no limit to the options available to you. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like.

Additional Costs

There are many additional services we can provide such as preparing and attending an interment of ashes, service sheets and limousines.

Third party charges

Third party charges are fees that we pay on your behalf as part of the funeral arrangements, such as church or celebrant fees.

Standardised funeral


This is our most cost effective, attended funeral that includes some restrictions

Unattended (Direct) Cremation or Burial

From £1350

We offer simple and enhanced options without compromising on care or the personal touch.

Help With Funeral Costs

We can advise on financial support and other ways to keep a funeral low cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are your unattended (direct) options more expensive than other companies?

Some direct cremations are offered at a very minimal cost, but these do not include ANY care of the deceased. They will simply be collected from the hospital, placed in a coffin and taken to a central holding area which serves the whole country.

At Rosedale, we bring your loved one into our care, and look after them here at Rosedale. Our caring staff will also spend time talking with you to ensure that we fulfil your wishes as well as those of your loved one. 

What are your payment terms for a bespoke/standardised funeral?

Once we have made the funeral arrangements with you, we will give you a written estimate detailing the breakdown of our professional fees disbursements and the third-party costs.

We require 50% of Rosedale’s charge plus the disbursements and third party charges within 48 hours of the funeral arrangement. Following the funeral an invoice with the balance of charges will be sent to you within 7 days of the funeral, which is then due for payment within 7 days from the date of the invoice unless we receive written confirmation from an executor that there are sufficient funds in the estate of the deceased to cover the funeral costs.

What are your payment terms for an unattended (direct) funeral?

We require the full balance of the direct funeral to be paid within 48 hours of the arrangements. This will be fully explained at the time of the arrangement.

What are third party/disbursement costs and how do I know what I need to pay?

These are payments which we make on your behalf such as crematorium, celebrant, newspaper announcement fees (among others). We give you a complete breakdown of these at the time of the arrangement.

Rosedale requests that the third-party costs are paid in full 48 hours following the arrangement for the funeral.

What about probate?

If you are waiting for probate, we can liaise with your solicitor regarding delayed payment. We will ask them for written confirmation that there are sufficient funds prior to the funeral and then send the final invoice detailing all costs between 7 and 10 days following the funeral.

If you are doing probate yourself, then you may find it helpful to talk to Trust Inheritance for free advice on the practical aspects of bereavement.

Rosedale requests that the third-party costs are paid in full 48 hours following the arrangement for the funeral.

I'm worried about paying for a funeral - can you help?

If you think you will have difficulty paying for the funeral, please be honest with us as there are often ways that costs can be eliminated or scaled down to make a funeral personal, dignified and affordable.

Funeral poverty is a growing problem and we are experienced in offering advice and information regarding the Social Fund, Bereavement Payment, Child Funeral Charity and other forms of financial assistance.

We are here to work with you to create a meaningful funeral whatever your budget may be.

Rosedale requests that the third-party costs are paid in full 48 hours following the arrangement for the funeral.

My question isn't here?

You can find lots of information on our website. Alternatively, you can contact any one of our friendly team who will be able to assist.

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