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The Simple Funeral At Kent & Sussex Crematorium £2,827

Fully Inclusive Of All 3rd Party Fees

 

An affordable and dignified, highest quality simple funeral service at Kent & Sussex Crematorium.
With a multi-award winning, local Sussex, family owned Funeral Director.
You can also pre-pay for The Simple Funeral at Kent & Sussex Crematorium for £285 extra, making the total £3,112.

 

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

A Simple Funeral at Kent & Sussex Crematorium in the Main Chapel at a time and day of your choice is currently £2,827 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 £1,295 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 telephone 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 are subject to additional cost (see below).

 

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 £1,237 (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 Kent & Sussex paid on your behalf (£905).

 

Therefore as an example, a dignified cremation at 12.15 in the Main Chapel at Kent & Sussex Crematorium 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 £2,827. Using the Cemetery Chapel will include an extra fee of £150 as we have to carry your loved one back out of the Chapel, into the hearse and then onto the Crematorium.

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What our customers say

Nikki Arrend

I would definitely like to recommend these warm and very friendly family run firm to every body out there, they are very professional. And nothing is a problem for them. We was recommended them by a family member. And it goes without saying that they are one of the cheapest firms out there. We saved over £1500 which was a blessing in itself. Once again thank you so much Jan for all your help with Alan's funeral.

Lisa Farrington

 

Have used Rounce funeral services twice now. I find Chris, Tara and Jan to be highly professional, sensitive, meticulous in detail and completely understanding. They are also very reasonable as well. Would highly recommend. Thank you. Lisa

Susan Moore

A genuinely warm caring friendly family business that i would highly recommend. One of the cheapest i know but gives a first class service which i cannot fault. Thank you all so much xx.

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Kent & Sussex Crematorium general information

The Kent & Sussex Crematorium and Cemetery is a crematorium and cemetery located in Royal Tunbridge Wells in the county of Kent.

The address and telephone number is:

 

Kent & Sussex Crematorium

Benhall Mill Road

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Kent

TN2 5JJ

01892 523894

www.kentandsussexcrematorium.com/

Kent & Sussex Crematorium is set in 28 acres of attractive grounds and as well as having a first class music system, they are able to set your photographs and video to music to play a touching visual tribute on the TV screen.

There are two chapels, the Main Chapel seats approximately 90 people, with the entrance hall providing additional space for up to 30 people standing. It is a room designed to facilitate funeral services of all denominations and sects and does not display any fixed religious symbols or icons. Funeral services in the Main Chapel last for up to 45 minutes beginning at 10 a.m./ 10.45 / 11.30 / 12.15 / 13.00 / 13.45 / 14.30 / 15.15.

The second chapel is the Cemetery Chapel which looks like a small church and seats 53 people. Funeral services in the Cemetery Chapel last for up to 45 minutes and start hourly from 10 a.m. through to 4 p.m. Using the Cemetery Chapel will include an extra fee of £150 as we have to carry your loved one back out of the Chapel, into the hearse and then onto the Crematorium.

Kent & Sussex Crematorium: List of services & charges as of 01/04/2023

Cremation Services

  • Adult cremation (45 minute service slot): £905

  • Adult cremation (30 minute service slot) at 9 a.m., 9.30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.: £745

  • Saturday Adult Cremation: not currently offered

  • Two services in one single time, Second Cremation Fee: £tba

  • Non-Viable Foetus, Stillborn babies and children under 18 years: £360

  • Direct Cremation (no attendance): £535

  • Cancellation Fee - Cancellation within 5 days of service date. There is no charge for postponement if within 2 weeks of original booking date: £309

Additional Services

  • Provision of an organist for hymns (including £34 Chapel organ hire): £134

  • Use of chapel for 45 minute Memorial Service between 10am - 3.15pm: £535

  • Use of chapel for 30 minute Memorial Service outside of above times: £340

  • Extra time per 45 minutes available from 10 a.m. through to 2.30 p.m.: £535

  • Extra time per 30 minutes available for the 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. services: £340

  • Certificate of Cremation for taking ashes abroad (Out of England Certificate): £50

  • Unauthorised use of chapel time (service exceeds allocated time slot): £339

  • Administration fee to process late paperwork: £TBA

  • Witness the charging of the coffin into the cremator: £32

​Cremated Remains

  • Cremated Remains couriered to your house by special courier service: Price dependent on area

  • Cremated Remains decanted into an urn of your choice: £10

  • Scattering of cremated remains from Tunbridge Wells Crematorium within 12 months of cremation: £0 (free of charge)

  • Scattering of cremated remains from Tunbridge Wells Crematorium after 12 months of cremation: £138

  • Burial of cremated remains from Tunbridge Wells Crematorium unwitnessed: £138

  • Witness of scattering/burial of cremated remains: £48

  • Receiving of Cremated Remains from another Crematorium, in addition to scattering or burial fee: £111

  • Disposal of Cremated Remains from Funeral Director where applicant authority exists: £111

  • Appointments outside of normal hours (by arrangement): £tba

  • If you wish to collect your loved one's cremated remains, the crematorium charge for the container:

  • £18 for a cardboard casket (included in the cremation fee); £20 for a scatter tube; £32 for a polytainer; £37 for a metal urn; £10 for a small scatter tube Teddy/Floral Motif.

  • Temporary holding of cremated remains per month: £62.50

  • Administration fee: £72

  • Genealogy searches per surname, maximum of 3 people per search: £47

Media Services - Obitus

  • Video recording of funeral ceremony - first copy (DVD / Blu-Ray / USB): £56.50

  • Subsequent video copies: £35

  • Live Webcast of funeral ceremony over internet with log in password to view: £56.50

  • Copy of Webcast - (DVD / Blu-Ray / USB): £56.50

  • Webcast including 28 day access & download: £56.50

Visual Tributes

  • Visual Tribute (slideshow to music) set up and administration: £82.50

  • Visual tribute (slideshow to music) each additional 25 photos: £28.50

  • Visual tribute (slideshow to music) family supplied video: £27

  • HOLD photo (single photo tribute): £27

  • Blu-Ray / DVD / USB copy of Visual Tribute: £56.50

  • Downloadable copy of Visual Tribute: £27

  • Obitus extra work: £33

  • Visual Tribute embedded into USB recording / Copy of Webcast: £tba

  • Simple slideshow (no music) up to 25 photos: £47.50

  • Crematorium staff to load and update Obitus products and services: £82

Rounce Funeral Services

Additional services and charges as of 01/04/2023

Bringing the deceased person into our care

  • Bringing your loved one into our care from a hospital within a 15 mile radius of our Worthing premises , undertaken during our working hours (9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday), are included in the service charge for the funeral. Extra mileage will be charged accordingly.

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

  • Bringing your loved one into our care from anywhere within Greater London + extra mileage charge / congestion charge / Dartford crossing charge / ULEZ charges: £250 - £500

Vehicle and mileage charges

  • The provision of each black limousine for up to 2½ hours (seats up to 6 people): £330

  • The provision of any hearse or limousine for funerals over 2½ hrs (cost per ½ hr per vehicle): £30

  • Additional mileage above a 15 mile radius (price per mile): £1 - £3

  • The provision of a silver hearse for up to 2½ hours: £230

  • The provision of each silver limousine for up to 2½ hours (seats up to 6 people): £430

  • Black Hearse for floral tributes: £330

  • Horse drawn hearse (2 Black Friesian / Hungarian Grey horses): £1,250

  • Horse drawn hearse (4 Black Friesian / Hungarian Grey horses): £2,000

Conveyance of the coffin prior to the funeral

  • Taking the coffin to a funeral venue at any time prior to the funeral including 4 pallbearers: £250 - £500

  • Taking the coffin to a residence at any time before the funeral. This includes the conveyance of the coffin, its unsealing and resealing, the necessary staff and equipment and, where thought appropriate, a home visit beforehand to assess the best location for the coffin while in situ at home: £POA

Additional Pallbearers

  • Provision of additional pallbearers over the 4 included in our service charge (each bearer): £50 - £75

  • Additional waiting time per pallbearer per ½ hour: £15

Rounce providing Music Services in Chapel / Church / Other Venue

  • Source and Playing of music tracks on portable speaker: £125

Care of the deceased

  • Dressing of the deceased person in their own clothes: £80

  • Dressing your loved one in their own clothes who has died with COVID-19: £100

  • Additional dressing after the first dressing: £50

  • Embalming: Not offered

  • Removal of pacemaker or other implantable device: £125

Visiting of the deceased

  • Visiting of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where visiting is requested by the customer): £10

  • Additional fee for visiting of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director outside of normal office hours: £100

Cremated Remains (ashes)

  • Cremated Remains decanted into an urn of your choice: £10

  • Collection of cremated remains outside of office hours: £50 - £100

  • Attendance of a funeral director to take ashes and place into ashes plot: £100

  • Administration of arrangements for the interment of ashes: £150 - £250

  • Preparation of ashes plot and backfill (where not conducted by Church or Cemetery): £150

Burials and stonemasonry

  • Provision of 4 pallbearers to carry the deceased to grave and inter: £200 - £300

  • Remove and re-fix headstone: £290

  • Clean headstone: £160

  • Re-paint existing inscription (per letter): £1.25

  • Engrave and paint additional inscription (per letter): £2.80 (the memorial will need to be removed for the additional inscription)

  • Provision of temporary grave marker with nameplate: £60

  • Remove and re-fix kerb set: £POA

  • Clean kerb set: £POA

Miscellaneous

  • Provision of a light oak effect coffin, fully lined and fitted, over 6'4'' x 24'' x 14'' (L x W x D) up to and including 7' x 30'' x 16'' (L x W x D): £550

  • Provision of other coffins, fully lined and fitted, up to and including 7' x 30'' x 16'' (L x W x D): £POA

  • A personal interview to receive your instructions at our premises or your home, outside of office hours: £150

  • Provision of Our Services for a Saturday cremation: £1,990

  • A religious, non-religious, or semi-religious service conducted by either a Minister, a Priest, a Humanist, or a celebrant outside of office hours: £500

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