Our Services

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FUNERALS, FUNERAL SERVICES AND COSTS.

Because each and every funeral is unique, the costs are made up of many component parts, some of the costs called disbursements are not within our control. The cost of the disbursements are the same whichever funeral director you choose to use and are

  • The fee for the vicar, priest or officiant.
  • The fee for use of the crematorium or churchyard.
  • The fee for the doctors in the case of cremation.

Our fees cover everything else, although there may be additional costs. These include church and verger fees, organist fees, the cost of newspaper announcements, service sheets etc.

We always explain the costs to you when we arrange a funeral and we always provide this information for you in written form.

Types of Funerals

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BESPOKE FUNERAL
From £4,154 (Inclusive of Disbursements)

For a funeral with service at church before going to a crematorium
Staff, arrangements, collecting the body, two chapel visits of rest in the evening or at the weekend, respectable oak or mahogany style coffin, cars to seat mourners each vehicle seats six and last symbolic journey from home, plus return.
Cost £2,940

Burial costs depend on where the funeral takes place.

PLUS DISBURSEMENT (costs paid on your behalf)
Added to this is cost of Crematorium (£795 for Croydon, £1,070 for Beckenham, Surrey & Sussex etc) + cost of minister (or officiant) to take service £210 + fees to two doctors to allow cremation to take place £82 each total £164

Total for disbursements £1214.00

If the coroner is involved deduct doctors’ fees.
(£100 discount for prompt payment)

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TRADITIONAL FUNERAL
From £3,929 (Inclusive of Disbursements)

For a funeral with service at crematorium, Staff, arrangements, collecting the body, two chapel visits of rest, respectable oak or mahogany style coffin, a car to seat six mourners and last symbolic journey from home, plus return.
Cost £2,715

Burial costs depend on where the funeral takes place.

PLUS DISBURSEMENT (costs paid on your behalf)
Added to this is the cost of Crematorium (£840 for Croydon, £1,070 for Beckenham, Surrey & Sussex etc) + cost of minister (or officiant) to take service £210 + fees to two doctors to allow cremation to take place £82 each total £164

Total for disbursements £1214.00

If the coroner is involved deduct doctors’ fees.
(£100 discount for prompt payment)

 
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SIMPLE FUNERAL (£1,995)

Includes a simple but respectable coffin, no cars and we all meet at crematorium, £1,995. Limited viewing + disbursements.
Total Cost £3,209. (No discount).

RESPECT SERVICE

We understand some people don’t want an old fashioned funeral but would rather the body was cremated so that a life can be celebrated free of funeral rites. We offer a direct to crematorium service to satisfy this need. Included is a coffin, staff attendance and suitable vehicle. This is STRICTLY non attendance.
Cost £1,234 (All Inclusive)

GREEN FUNERALS

Burial sites are available in the south east although not directly in Croydon at the moment. We will help you with the options and the choices. Most green funerals are marked with a tree being planted instead of a headstone. We, at Shakespeare, are accredited and listed by The Natural Death Centre.

HINDU

We have been proud and privileged to have helped Hindu families with their funeral arrangements and are well versed in the rituals of the faith.

REPATRIATION

To include professional services, zinc-lined coffin, embalming, hessian wrap, delivery to airport. Freedom from infection certification.
From £1,925 + Cost of Flight

Ashes & In Memory Mementos

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We can supply various urns for ashes from wooden ones for burial, attractive ceramic urns, more rustic outdoor garden urns or scatter tubes – so a loved one’s ashes can be spread at a place with particular memories.

There are all manner of options.

We can also help with turning ashes into personalized glass keepsakes.

 

Our Selection of Coffins

Veneered Coffins

The Avon Range

Sapele or Oak veneered coffin, with beech mouldings, gloss finished, 3 pairs brass-effect handles and inscribed nameplate, complete with taffeta interior.

£545

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The Chester Range

Sapele or Oak veneered coffm, with beech mouldings, high gloss finish, 3 pairs brass-effect handles and inscribed nameplate, complete with taffeta interior.

£645

Chester

The Exeter Range

Sapele or Oak veneered coffin, with matching mouldings, pressed panelled sides and raised lid, high gloss finish, brass furniture and inscribed nameplate, with satin interior.

£795

Exeter

Solid Wood Coffins

The Winchester Pine

Solid pine coffin from renewable sources. Matching mouldings, wooden ring handles. Inscribed nameplate and taffeta interior.

£1,150

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The Oxford


Selected solid Utile or Oak coffin with matching mouldings, metal furniture and inscribed nameplate with fully furnished satin interior

£1,250

Oxford

The Cambridge


Selected solid Utile or Oak coffin with double raised lid, panelled sides and matching mouldings, metal furniture and inscribed nameplate with fully furnished satin interior

£1,650

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The Windsor


Selected solid Utile or Oak Casket with framed panels, hand-crafted corner posts, raised lid and oak (or utile) mouldings, gloss finish fitted with metal casket handles and inscribed nameplate, furnished quilted interior

£2,250

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The Last Supper


Selected solid Larchwood coffin, with decorated panelled sides and raised lid, metal furniture and inscribed nameplate, complete with elasticated Italian inside set.

£1,999

Last-Supper

American Caskets

American Caskets


Exceptional quality metal ‘American Style’ caskets are manufactured in the United States of America and offer a distinctive and elegant feel to any funeral arrangement. This range comes in various colours and finishes including copper, white, gold and blue. These caskets are suitable for burial only

£ Ask for Details

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Eco Coffins

Eco Bluebell


Environment friendly coffin, hand woven willow. The coffin is 100% natural and biodegradable. Cotton Interior and nameplate.

£899

Eco-Willow

Eco Willow


A more traditionally shaped coffin but still environmentally friendly. Hand woven willow. The coffin is 100% natural and biodegradable. Cotton Interior and nameplate.

£899

Willow-Highsted

Eco Cardboard


A cardboard coffin encased in our wrap around casket. The casket is removed before creation.

£595

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Useful Services

Service Sheets



We can arrange to have these printed and brought along on the day of the funeral. Families will be presented with a proof for their approval. The service sheet needs to be presented to us at least three working days before the funeral.

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Catering



We can advise with locations or tried and tasted caterers to come into a hall or home.

Please don’t hesitate to ask one of our advisors.

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Flowers & Tributes



We work with many of the florists in the Croydon area and can always help families – be they local or from a distance – with their choices – finding the right floral display to suit the occasion and budget. We do not mark up the cost of flowers ordered through us.

Please don’t hesitate to ask one of our advisors.

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