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Brighton Funeral Directors

The Simple Funeral At The Downs Crematorium, Brighton £2,870

Fully Inclusive Of All 3rd Party Fees


An affordable and dignified, highest quality simple funeral service at The Downs Crematorium.
With a multi-award winning, local Sussex, family owned Funeral Director.
You can also pre-pay for The Simple Funeral at The Downs Crematorium for £285 extra, making the total £3,155.


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What is the cost of The Simple Funeral at The Downs Crematorium and what is included in the service?


A Simple Funeral at The Downs crematorium at a time and day of your choice is currently £2870 fully inclusive of all costs. The cost of a funeral is made up of three elements: our services; a coffin; and disbursements.

The price breakdown is as follows. 


Our Services £1495 which includes:

  • bringing your loved one into our care from a hospital within a 15 mile radius of Worthing. Bringing your loved one into our care from anywhere other than a hospital (i.e. from home, a nursing home or a hospice) will incur an additional fee of £250. Extra mileage will be charged accordingly.

  • visiting your loved one in our Chapel of Rest with an open or closed coffin. We have a music system if you would like to bring in CDs and listen to your loved ones favourite music in tribute to them.

  • Arranging a time and day convenient to you for the funeral.

  • the provision of a black hearse and four pallbearers.

  • The attendance of your personal Funeral Director throughout proceedings to ensure the smooth running of events.

  • a personal interview to receive your instructions at our premises, over the phone or via email.

  • guidance on the Registration of Death.

  • completion of all legal necessities and documentation relating to the funeral on your behalf.

  • 24 hour support and assistance up to the time of the funeral.

  • Collection of floral tribute cards.

  • Distribution of floral tributes within a 5 mile radius.

  • Receipt, listing and distribution of charitable donations.

  • Arrangement of press notices.

  • provision of your loved ones' ashes in a functional container.


A coffin £295

  • Provision of a light oak effect coffin, fully lined and fitted, up to and including 6' 4'' x 24'' x 14'' (L x W x D). 


Disbursements £1,080 (third party payments paid on your behalf) which includes:

  • A religious, non-religious, or semi-religious service conducted by either a Minister, a Priest, a Humanist, or a celebrant (£250).

  • All Doctors' fees paid on your behalf (£82). If referred to the Coroner, deduct £82.

  • All Crematorium fees at The Downs paid on your behalf (£748).


Therefore as an example, a dignified cremation at 12 noon at The Downs crematorium, Brighton on a Friday with a hearse and pallbearers, an oak-effect coffin and a celebrant to conduct a semi-religious service would cost a total of £2870.


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What our customers say

Steve Whitlow

Thank you so much for taking care of my wife jen at such a time when you need help and are totally lost your team was there to deal with everything in such a calm and professional way and it was so personal to us, penny was so nice you could not believe how good it was for jenny to have such a lovely kind person looking after her on the journey to the cremation .
thank you,

Pagey Face


Very well satisfied with all services given. Staff most helpful and kind.

Well worth a recommendation.

Oliver Weston

Thank you so much for the support you provided to Mum and myself in making all the arrangements for Nan. We feel you provide an excellent service, calm and compassionate at all times and understanding that not all families require a grand service. Could not fault you in any way. Thank you.


The Downs Crematorium, Brighton general information


The Downs Crematorium opened in 1941 on the site of Brighton and Preston Cemetery and is situated in a residential area close to the centre of Brighton.

The address and telephone number is:


The Downs Crematorium

Bear Road

01273 572472

The Downs Crematorium in Brighton is set in many acres of cemetery and has a first class music system, although they are unable to set your photographs to music to play a visual tribute on a TV screen.

There are two chapels, the Main Chapel which seats approximately 100 people and the small Family Chapel which seats about 20.

The peaceful gardens of remembrance offer a variety of personalised memorials for you to choose from, including roses and private gardens. On a clear day their gardens offer beautiful views of the sea. Memorial staff can show you around the gardens at any time and help you to make your choice of memorial. The gardens are open 365 days a year.

There are two entrances to the grounds. The entrance off Bear Road is closest to the Crematorium and the chapel where funeral services are held. Access to the cemetery can be gained via the entrance on Hartington Road.

Tell us someone has died

If you have questions to ask but don't feel like speaking to anyone at the moment, you can email us now and we will respond very shortly with compassionate, expert advice.

Want to make arrangements or need more information? Call our friendly and experienced team now.
They are available 24/7 to help you.

Rounce Funeral Services have been a leading light in advertising all prices for the last 20 years on our website and in our premises.
We have always believed that every customer should know how much Rounce charge for a funeral and any other associated costs before they
engage our services.
Please find a pdf of The Downs Crematorium Price List for 2024
 for download and print.​


The Downs Crematorium Price List 2024

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