Compare our funeral services

We have 4 types of funeral: essential, tailored, direct cremation and direct burial. This page explains the differences between them, to help you choose the right funeral for you and the person who has died.

Compare our funeral services

We have 4 types of funeral: essential, tailored, direct cremation and direct burial. This page explains the differences between them, to help you choose the right funeral for you and the person who has died.

If someone has died and you need our help, contact us:

All Co-op funerals include:

  • us bringing the person who has died into our care and caring for them until the day of the funeral
  • essential care and preparation of the person who has died
  • help completing all necessary paperwork and liaising with third parties on your behalf
  • support, advice and guidance from our team of experienced professionals

Our funerals

The first thing we'll do is listen to understand what you’re looking for, then work with you to make the funeral just right. You can choose whatever type of funeral that works best for you, whether it’s a simple funeral or something more personalised. As funeral costs vary across the country, the prices shown are an estimate. Speak to your local funeral home or use our cost calculator for a more accurate price for your area.

Essential funeral

Cremation or burial

This funeral costs £1,895 in England and Wales and £1,675 in Scotland.

What's included:

  • a funeral director to take you through all the arrangements
  • visiting the person who has died in the chapel of rest during office hours
  • dressing the person who has died in a simple white gown or their own clothes
  • a basic coffin
  • a funeral service and committal at one venue
  • ceremonial vehicle of our choice to transport the coffin
  • your funeral director attending the funeral
  • family members can choose to carry the coffin, or we can provide a wheeled bier to move the coffin if preferred
  • dressing the person who had died in the clothing of your choice
  • collection and storage of ashes

What’s not included:

  • embalming (available at an additional cost)
  • creating an online memorial account (available at an additional cost)
  • third party fees
  • visiting the person who has died out of normal office hours
  • a cortege – we’ll travel directly to the crematorium or burial ground and meet you there
  • colleagues to carry the coffin
  • choice of date and time of the funeral
  • a choice of an alternative coffin
  • a choice of an alternative ceremonial vehicle
  • flowers or stationery cannot be arranged by Co-op Funeralcare, but you can do this yourself

Tailored funeral

Cremation or burial

As this funeral is tailored to you, the price will depend on the choices you make.

A tailored funeral can include any of the following:

  • a funeral director to take you through all the arrangements
  • visiting the chapel of rest any time of day with an appointment
  • dressing the person who has died in the clothing of your choice
  • a completely bespoke funeral service
  • separate service to committal if required
  • choice of cortege route to the funeral venue
  • your funeral director attending the funeral
  • a mutually agreed date and time for the funeral
  • Co-op colleagues to safely carry or escort the coffin on the day of the funeral
  • return of ashes (if a cremation)
  • embalming (if requested)
  • an officiant for the service
  • funeral flowers of your choice
  • hearse of your choice
  • coffin of your choice
  • your choice of a wide range of funeral stationery

Our direct funerals

Straightforward, unattended burial or cremation carried out with care and dignity. As there is no service, you can choose to remember someone in your own way at a time that suits you.

Direct cremation

This funeral costs £1,313 in England and Wales and £1,230 in Scotland.

What's included:

  • bringing the person who has died into our care and caring for them until the day of the cremation
  • support completing all paperwork needed
  • a basic coffin
  • all cremation fees and costs
  • transport to the crematorium in a ceremonial vehicle of our choice
  • grey scatter tube for the ashes

What's not included:

  • family and friends attending the cremation on the day
  • visiting the person who died in our funeral home
  • choice of time and date of the cremation
  • choice of crematorium

Direct burial

This funeral costs £1,200 in England, Wales and Scotland.

What's included:

  • bringing the person who has died into our care and caring for them until the day of the burial
  • support completing all paperwork needed
  • a basic coffin
  • transport to the burial ground in a ceremonial vehicle of our choice
  • pallbearers at the burial

What's not included:

  • family and friends attending the burial on the day
  • cost of burial plot
  • headstone
  • third party fees including interment and gravedigger’s fees
  • visiting the person who died in our funeral home
  • choice of time and date of the burial

How much does a funeral cost?

Funeral costs vary depending on where you live in the UK, and the choices you make for the funeral. Use our funeral cost calculator to find out how much a funeral might cost at your local Co-op funeral home.

Funeral cost calculator

What to expect when arranging a funeral

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Arrange an appointment

Your funeral director will make an appointment with you to start the funeral arrangements. This appointment can take place over the phone or at one of our funeral homes, whichever is easiest for you.

If you’ve never arranged a funeral before, see our guide on what to expect at a funeral arrangement

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We’ll listen to you 

At your appointment we’ll listen to you to find out about the person who has died; what they were like, what their interests were, and any funeral wishes they had. You can also tell us any ideas you have for the funeral.

We’ll ask questions to make sure we arrange a funeral most fitting for the person who has died. We’ll then guide you through the decisions you’ll need to make, showing you where you can make personal touches along the way.

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We’ll provide a cost

We're open about our prices and any third party costs, and when we arrange the funeral with you we’ll give you an estimate. We’ll always be honest with you about affordability, your financial options, the different ways to pay and when payments need to be made.

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We’ll be here for you all the way through

Our team will support you from the moment you get in touch with us. We'll help you through the funeral arrangements, on the day and even after the funeral. If you have any questions, just ask and we’ll be there to help you.