Fontwell Cheap Funeral Directors

In Fontwell, Sussex Funeral Services will assist you with the funeral plans following the death of a loved one. We have a variety of options ranging from our traditional funerals to the simplest, ‘no fuss’ options, that hopefully will suit your needs.

Our ‘No-Fuss’ Funerals and ‘Direct Cremation’ or Burial’ options differ from the traditional funeral option in a significant way. These easy alternatives give you the chance to have a remembrance or special ceremony at a future date.

We Provide Direct Cremation & Burial Services

Direct Cremation

Not only is direct cremation a simple opportunity but it is also private and worry-free. This is more affordable for many people. We still perform to the highest standards; we also guarantee that your loved one’s dignity will be upheld and we are work in the most respectful manner. The ethos of our company is described as ‘Caring, Compassion and Choice.’

What is Direct Cremation?

Our ‘direct cremation’ option can help those who may need to think about affordability or wish to have a smaller and more private funeral arrangement.

Our sensitive staff will gladly help you throughout, while preserving dignity and discretion. Direct cremation means a simple service that includes us taking your loved one from wherever they died, bringing them back to our premises and keeping them safe until the day they are cremated. On that day, we simply move them to the crematorium of our choosing, normally Woodvale Crematorium, in Brighton, in a suitable coffin. The cremation then happens on that day, and the cremation remains usually ready for collection on the next working day.

Who is a direct cremation suited to?

This simple farewell is appropriate for those who want, of their own choice and either are recorded in a will or dying wishes, to be cremated without a service, or have verbally passed it on to their loved ones, perhaps after donating their body organ for example. It may be that for financial reasons a direct cremation is better suited, either the person who has died didn’t prepare financially for their own demise or indeed the person left to arrange is not in a position to be able to pay for a traditional service. The deceased person may have had no family or friends who have survived them or be able to attend due to distance, and in that case, it may be unfitting to have a regular service when a direct cremation might seem more appropriate.

How Much Does a Direct Cremation cost and what does it include?

Costs are from £799, plus disbursements which includes cremation fee plus Doctor’s fee where applicable – this option comes with the following:

  • Removal of the body from a place within 10 miles (additional fees will be paid for out of hours).
  • Conveying to the crematorium of our choosing in our own car.
  • Coffin suitable for cremation is provided.

Is there a burial alternative?

Yes, our ‘Direct Burial’ is also regarded to as the ‘Direct to Graveside’ service. A similar service, but instead of being taken to the crematorium, the body is taken to the graveyard and buried without a service.

How much is the Direct Burial?

Burial choice price begins at £1,000 plus disbursements (burial plot and interment fee) – This option covers the following:

  • Collection within 10 miles (out of hours will incur an extra charge).
  • Moving to Brighton & Hove Graveyard in our Hearsette.
  • Burial-fitting coffin.

What about dressing our loved one or viewings?

The concept of direct cremation or burial was with little to no hassle with all sides, with the intention of keeping things to a minimum and, in particular, of keeping costs to a minimum. We find that very few people even like to see the deceased. Maybe 1 in 10 would wish to come to see their loved one.

In this case, we can provide personal care of your loved one for an additional fee, i.e. washing and dressing the body either in their own clothes or in calico cotton sheets (we tend not to preserve by embalming or use unnecessarily intrusive therapies unless we are required by law or formal request).

What happens after the cremation?

Going back to the concept of little or no fuss on all sides, and again, with a view to keeping things to a minimum, including costs, we normally ask clients to collect the ashes directly from the crematorium. Or alternatively they might choose to have the ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance at the crematorium. There is the choice that the ashes can be shipped to your door at an extra cost. A variety of options are available when it comes to urns.

We usually advise clients to look on the internet, given the choice of available urns, and we feel that picking an urn is a more personal thing to do, given individual tastes, and since there is generally no rush to do so, you can do all this at your own convenience from the comfort of your home.

How do I arrange cremation?

Just call us on the phone.

We would usually do it all over the phone, followed by email – we can also do a video conferencing with you and, if required, we will consider visiting you at home. We won’t do this for everybody, so can consider that if you’re having trouble getting out and about your own house. But you can first get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

Our transparency and integrity

Our compassionate and responsible approach to planning a burial or cremation is handled practised by our funeral director, Philip, and his wife Sallie, all hoping to help you with a plan that fits your wishes perfectly. Sussex Funeral Services is very proud to provide straightforward rates in order to respect our legal and moral standards of ethics. We believe completely this honesty is very important, offering an unmistakable option to some of the other funeral homes. Sussex Funeral Services are one of the few Brighton Funeral Directors who want you to be aware of all our funeral service options in the name of decency and clarity. Our direct funeral options in burial and cremation are simple and dignified, giving you and your family a more appropriate and affordable option.

Knowing how tremendous upheaval a losing loved one can be, we are devoted to giving you the right funeral for your circumstance. Our team are seasoned, compassionate and know how tough it can be for a family or person to plan a funeral. Our emphasis is based on honesty and fairness, and those suffering sorrows are all too often unaware of the inexpensive and dignified direct funeral services that are available to help reduce the monetary costs during this complicated and emotionally stressful period.

  • Sussex Funeral Services can also provide a professionally personalised burial or cremation service.
  • Supporting and assisting every step of the way.
  • Fully experienced, compassionate team.
  • No hidden charges – we pride ourselves on our transparency.
  • We also have simple, direct burial and cremation options.
  • Contact us today so that we may help you in this difficult time.

Testimonials

The reviews from our customers are of great importance to us.

We want to share these with you.

“Our dear family friend died in Hove on the 21st of February. We went to the website to find a respectable funeral director in Hove, as we reside in the north of England. We chose Phillip of Sussex Funeral Services.

By the time we arrived in Hove, all the preparations for the burial had been done to our satisfaction, and all other support we wanted was of a very high quality. You helped us in a very sad day, giving us the time to remember and honour a loved one -you treated our Mum with such respect and dignity”. – K. Sherlock.

Contact Us.

Let us assist you at this difficult time. For any information Call us on

01273 736469

Typical Cremation Funeral £3,103 (fully inclusive)

Funeral Director Fees

Our professional fee
£1450

Transport Of The Coffin

Formal hearse (silver cars are extra)
£230 (includes 1 x Bearer)
Bearers
£35 each (unless you have enough family bearers to carry)

Funeral Celebrants And Ministers

Independent funeral celebrant
From £200
Or religious minister
£196

Crematoria

Woodvale
£691 (or £480 for the early 9.30am or 10am slot)
The Downs
£658

Doctors

Doctors fee (unless subject to post mortem)
£82 (per doctor) During this current Covid-19 crisis, only one doctor is required

A Typical Example Of A Cremation Funeral Service

Our professional fee
£1450
Coffin: Our standard oak veneered ‘Ardingly’
£450
Hearse
£230
Celebrant
£200
Crematorium fee
£691
Doctors fee
£82
Total
£3,103

Please note: Our Professional Fee includes Initial Consultation, Follow-up meetings / calls, Advice, Support, Arrangements and Administration; Collection of the deceased from hospital or Mortuary; Care of the deceased up until day of the funeral; Preparations & viewing arrangements & Support; Ensuring all relevant papers are completed correctly and submitted; Collection & Care of the cremated remains (up to 3 months storage); Administering donations; Funeral Director on the day of funeral to manage & assist with the funeral.

Other Expenses To Consider

Limousine
£230
Home / Nursing Home Collection during Office hours
£120
Out of hours callout** – see below for explanation
£200
Order of services
TBA
Newspaper notices
TBA