Highgate Cheap Funeral Directors

In Highgate, Sussex Funeral Services will assist you with the funeral plans following the death of a loved one. We have a wide range of choices from the more straightforward ‘no hassle’ choices to our conventional funeral services. We aim to fulfill your needs.

Our ‘No Fuss’ funerals and ‘Direct Cremation’ or burial’ options are radically different from the conventional funeral method. 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. It’s more affordable for many people. We still maintain the highest of standards, we still ensure that dignity for your loved one is upheld, and that we conduct ourselves in the most respectful manner. The ethos of our company is described as ‘Caring, Compassion and Choice.’

What is Direct Cremation?

The choice of ‘direct cremation’ will benefit those who may be worrying about affordability or want a smaller and more private funeral arrangement.

Throughout this time our we will be there for you to help you, while maintaining 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 takes place on that day and the cremated remains are usually available to be collected on the next working day.

Who is a direct cremation suited to?

Such a simple goodbye is appropriate for those who have opted to be cremated without a service, by their own preference and either recorded in a will or dying wishes, or they may have orally expressed it to their loved ones, maybe after, for example, donation of their body organs. It may be that a direct cremation is best suited for financial purposes, either the person who died did not prepare financially for their own death or perhaps the person left to manage is not in a position to be able to pay for a conventional service. It may be that the deceased person did not have any relatives or friends who outlived them , or be able to attend due to distance in this case, it will be inappropriate to provide a conventional service when direct cremation would seem more fitting.

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

From £799 including disbursements (Cremation Fee plus Doctor Fee where applicable) – this selection includes the following:

  • Collection of the body from a place within 10 miles (extra charges may be incurred for out of hours).
  • Conveying in our chosen car to the crematorium of our choice.
  • Coffin made suitable for the cremation will be provided.

Is there a burial alternative?

Sure – our Direct Burial’ – also known as a service called Direct to Graveside’ is available. A similar service, but rather than being cremated, the body is taken to the cemetery and buried without a service.

How much is the Direct Burial?

Burial option price starts at £1,000 plus disbursements (burial plot and interment fee) – This option comes with the following:

  • 10-mile pick (extra charge will be charged for out of hours).
  • Conveyance to the Brighton & Hove Burial ground in our Hearsette;
  • A coffin for burial.

What about dressing our loved one or viewings?

For all sides, the notion of immediate cremation or burial is to reduce fuss, avoid issues and, in particular, keeping costs to a minimum. We notice that very few people even like to view. Possibly only 1 in 10 would like to see their loved one.

In that situation, we can provide personal care for your loved one for an extra fee, i.e. washing and dressing the body either in their own clothing or in sheets of calico cotton (we tend not to embalm or use unnecessarily intrusive procedures unless we are requested to do so by law or formal request).

What happens after the cremation?

Getting back to the idea of little or No Fuss for both parties, and again, with a view to keeping things to a minimum, including costs, we usually ask for clients to collect the ashes themselves from the crematorium. Or alternatively they might choose to have the ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance at the crematorium. There is an option to have the ashes delivered to your door for a further cost. There are several options available for urns.

We normally encourage clients to search on the internet, considering the range of available urns, and with our own particular preferences, we feel that picking an urn is a more personal thing to do, and as there is generally no rush to do so, you can do all this at your convenient time, from the comfort of your own home.

How do I arrange cremation?

Simply ring us.

We can normally do it all over the phone, followed up by email – we can video conference with you and if necessary, we could consider visiting you locally, in your own home. We can’t do this for everyone but if you have trouble leaving your house, we can consider coming over. But you can call us first let’s talk about your requirements.

Our transparency and integrity

Our compassionate and ethical approach to arranging a funeral or cremation is upheld personally by our funeral director, Philip, and his wife Sallie, who both hope to help you in your time of need with a package that suits your wishes, completely. Sussex Funeral Services is very proud to deliver straightforward prices to follow our legal and moral standards of ethics. We believe this openness is extremely important, offering a distinct alternative to some of the other funeral companies. Sussex Funeral Services is one of the few Brighton Funeral homes who wish you to be aware of all our funeral arrangements in the spirit of integrity and transparency. Our direct burial and cremation funeral services are easy and dignified, offering you and your family a choice that is more fitting and affordable.

Knowing how a losing a loved one can be tremendous upheaval, we are committed to giving you the funeral that fits your condition best. Our team are experienced, sensitive, and aware of how hard arranging a funeral can be for a family or an individual. Our emphasis is on honesty and integrity, and all too often those suffering loss are not made aware of inexpensive and honourable direct funeral packages that exist to help lessen the financial costs throughout this complicated and emotionally stressful period.

  • Sussex Funeral Services can also provide a professionally personalised burial or cremation service.
  • Provide help and assistances every step of the way.
  • Fully experienced staff with understanding.
  • No concealed bills – our openness is something we value.
  • There are also simple and direct burial and cremation plans.
  • Get in touch with us today so we can assist you in this difficult time.

Testimonials

The comments our customers make are of great importance to us.

We’d like to share them with you.

“A very dear family friend of ours passed away on the 21st of February in Hove. We went to the website to find a respectable funeral director in Hove, as we reside in the north of England. We selected Phillip of Sussex Funeral Services.

By the time we landed in Hove, all the burial arrangements had been carried out to our satisfaction, and all other help we wanted was catered for to a very high level. You supported us on a really sad day, allowing us the chance to recognise and appreciate a loved one, you handled our mother with such respect and dignity. – K. Sherlock.

Contact Us.

Let us help you at This Difficult Time. for all Details Call

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