Modern Funerals

We offer a simple and affordable package that covers all the essentials.  You can then add optional extras to make the funeral fit your needs. We don't try to sell you anything you don't want or need; all we care about is helping you to put together a funeral which will genuinely help you to deal with the fact someone has died, in whatever way works for you.

Encouraging you to participate as much or as little as you wish, we help you to create the funeral you want and need to say goodbye to the person who has died.  We can offer advice on cemeteries, woodland and natural burials, crematoria, alternative funeral venues and memorial services.

A Poetic Endings funeral is made up of four parts:
1. The Essentials
2. The Disbursements (third party costs)
3. The Coffin
4. Optional Extras

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The cost of a modern funeral at any crematorium or cemetery within Greater London:
£1800 + disbursements + coffin


1. The Essentials

This includes:

  • An initial meeting with you to discuss all aspects of the funeral. We can either meet in the comfort of your home at your convenience, or at our office in Ealing, where we'll give you the time you need to talk everything through.
  • Completion of all the necessary paperwork.
  • Collection of the person who has died at any time of the day or night from anywhere within the M25.  There's no charge for our out-of-hours service.
  • Care of the person who has died in our new mortuary space in Ealing.  This includes washing and dressing - we can either for this for you, or you can be involved.  Whatever works for you.
  • The option to spend time as much time as you need with the person who has died in our family room.
  • Ongoing advice on all aspects of the funeral and the ceremony from our experienced team.
  • Use of our smart Daimler hearse for the funeral.
  • Four bearers. We can also support and guide you in carrying the coffin yourself, if you wish to do so.
  • A personalised online announcement page so you can easily share details of the funeral with family and friends.  See an example here

£1800


2. Disbursements

Disbursements are unavoidable third party costs which we pay out on your behalf.

Cremation Fee

The cost of cremation varies widely throughout Greater London.  Expect to pay between £300 and £900 depending on the crematorium you choose.
£ varies

Doctors Fees

By law, two doctors must confirm the cause of death before a cremation can go ahead.  If the coroner is involved, this is not necessary.
£164

Burial Fee

The cost of burial varies widely throughout Greater London depending on the cemetery or natural burial ground you choose.
£ varies


3. The Coffin

We have handpicked the best in beautifully designed, well-crafted and ethically sourced and produced coffins. Please see our coffins page for options.


4. The Extras - Make the funeral your own

The Ceremony


Funeral Stationery


Alternative Hearses & Funeral Cars

Use of our smart black Daimler hearse is included in the cost of the funeral.  But if you'd like something extraordinary, we can arrange it for you.


Additional Services

You can download our full price list here
Prices apply from January 1st 2018


We are here to help.  Please get in touch at any time to talk through the options.  We're help you to work out the right funeral for you, even if you don't know what that is right now.