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Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1TW

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Traditional Cremation Services

A Traditional Cremation is a funeral with a religious or non-religious service at a crematorium (with the option for a church service preceding or following on from a cremation). 

Please ensure you have chosen a coffin and a crematorium before calculating the cost.

  • Mandatory Fees and Services

    Our professional fees for arranging, planning and conducting the Funeral

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    Our professional fees for arranging, planning and conducting the Funeral

    From £940

    Professional fees include:

    • Receiving initial instructions and giving advice on Registration of death
    • Discussing all options available including the choice of Cremation or Burial
    • Explaining HM Coroner Procedure where applicable
    • Advice on all procedures and paperwork
    • Completing all paperwork relevant to Cremation or Burial
    • Arranging a date and time for the funeral
    • Liaising with minister or celebrant on your behalf before your meeting with him/her
    • Discussing options for music and hymns and facilitating at the funeral venue
    • Advising on printed Order of Service an facilitating the productions
    • Helping with notices for local/national newspapers
    • Advice on choice of coffin
    • Advice on flowers and receiving into our care on the funeral day.  Options for delivery elsewhere after the funeral
    • Advice on donations for charities and explaining the options for receiving into our care
    • Advice on bereavement care
    • Advice on catering and venues after the service
    • Making all detailed arrangements and conducting throughout on the day

    From £940

    Mandatory

    Collection of the deceased during normal working hours, transfer to our premises, and the use of our mortuary facilities and chapel of rest

    Additional Guidance

    Additional Guidance Relating to Collection of the deceased during normal working hours, transfer to our premises, and the use of our mortuary facilities and chapel of rest

    If the deceased is collected out of normal working hours (9:00am - 5:00pm), at the weekend or bank holidays, or is in excess of 20 miles, there will be an additional charge.

    £265

    Mandatory

    Provision of a Hearse from our premises to the place of the Funeral (inclusive of 20 miles), and all necessary funeral service care and support team

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    Additional Guidance Relating to Provision of a Hearse from our premises to the place of the Funeral (inclusive of 20 miles), and all necessary funeral service care and support team

    If more than four support team members are required and/or the funeral service is held in more than one location (e.g. church and crematorium), there will be additional charges.

    £550

    Mandatory

    Doctors Medical Fees

    Additional Guidance

    Additional Guidance Relating to Doctors Medical Fees

    If the Coroner is involved and a Post-Mortem has to take place, the Doctors Medical Fees are waived

    £82

    Mandatory
  • Cremation Fees Please select one of the following options

    Weymouth Crematorium Fee

    £830

    Yeovil Crematorium Fee

    £690

    Poole Crematorium Fee

    £805

  • Third Party Service Costs You can choose one or more of these options

    Minister of Religion/Non-Religious Celebrant

    Additional Guidance

    Additional Guidance Relating to Minister of Religion/Non-Religious Celebrant

    This cost is in line with the current Church of England fee and an average for a local celebrant.

    £200

    Church/Venue Fees

    Additional Guidance

    Additional Guidance Relating to Church/Venue Fees

    If a service at a church is required, either before or after cremation takes place, there will be a combination of church, verger and organist fees. These costs vary with each church.

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  • Coffins Please select one of the following options

    Wood Veneered Coffin

    From £525

    Traditional Solid Wood Coffin

    From £1,325

    Cardboard Coffin

    From £495

    English Willow Coffin

    From £1,095

    Natural Woven Coffin

    From £750

  • Collection and Retention of Ashes Please select one of the following options

    Collection and Retention of Ashes - Weymouth Crematorium

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    Additional Guidance Relating to Collection and Retention of Ashes - Weymouth Crematorium

    We can collect the deceased’s ashes from the crematorium and keep them at our premises until you are ready to collect the ashes.

    £25

    Collection and Retention of Ashes - Yeovil Crematorium

    Additional Guidance

    Additional Guidance Relating to Collection and Retention of Ashes - Yeovil Crematorium

    We can collect the deceased’s ashes from the crematorium and keep them at our premises until you are ready to collect the ashes.

    £45

    Collection and Retention of Ashes - Poole Crematorium

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    Additional Guidance Relating to Collection and Retention of Ashes - Poole Crematorium

    We can collect the deceased’s ashes from the crematorium and keep them at our premises until you are ready to collect the ashes.

    £45

  • Miscellaneous Cremation Services You can choose one or more of these options

    Limousine

    Additional Guidance

    Additional Guidance Relating to Limousine

    A limousine can take up to 7 family members or friends to the service, either following the hearse or separately. We have additional limousines if required

    £255

    Hygienic Treatment

    Additional Guidance

    Additional Guidance Relating to Hygienic Treatment

    If any family members or friends are visiting the deceased in our chapel of rest it can sometimes be appropriate to carry out some hygienic treatment in order to ensure that your loved one can be presented to the highest standard. The Funeral Director will advise you further on this matter.

    £150

    Interment of Ashes including Wooden Casket and Name Plate

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    Additional Guidance Relating to Interment of Ashes including Wooden Casket and Name Plate

    We can make all necessary arrangements including placing the ashes in a wooden casket, digging the plot, setting a date and time, and liaising with the minister/celebrant. There will be an additional fee payable to the church or cemetery.

    £305

    Recording Names and Supplying a Typed List

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    Additional Guidance Relating to Recording Names and Supplying a Typed List

    We can supply two or three members of staff to take the names of all those who attend the service. These names are then typed up and a printed list of the names is sent to you

    £70

    Floral Tributes

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    Additional Guidance Relating to Floral Tributes

    We can advise on the options available for floral tributes, and either liaise with a local florist on your behalf or give you their contact details so you can speak to them directly.

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    Newspaper Notices

    Additional Guidance

    Additional Guidance Relating to Newspaper Notices

    A notice advising of the details for the funeral can be placed in a local newspaper and/or in a national newspaper. The cost depends on the length of the notice but notices in national newspapers are significantly higher than those in local newspapers

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    Provision of Ashes Casket/Scatter Tube/Urn

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    Additional Guidance Relating to Provision of Ashes Casket/Scatter Tube/Urn

    If ashes are to be buried then a casket is usually the most appropriate option. If ashes are to be scattered then a scatter tube would be suitable. There are also various memorial urns and keepsakes in which to store and keep ashes. Your Funeral Director can advise you further on the options available.

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    Alternative Hearses (Horse Drawn or Motorcycle)

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    Additional Guidance Relating to Alternative Hearses (Horse Drawn or Motorcycle)

    If you would prefer an alternative to a traditional motor hearse, a horse drawn funeral carriage or a motorcycle hearse can be used to transport the deceased to the service.

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