Cost Estimation Tool

Estimate how much a funeral will cost using our helpful online tool.

Welcome to Freeman Brothers’ funeral cost estimator. Because each funeral is as different as the life of the person it marks, it’s difficult to give an exact cost for all the variables it can contain. Horse-drawn or camper van hearse? Service in woodland or in your back garden? Ashes made into art or jewellery? We can make it all happen but we can’t lay it out here. What we can do, though, is give you an accurate idea of the fundamentals that most funerals need. We’ll ask you a series of questions about your required funeral, which will provide an indicative cost for your requirements, including an accurate price for our charges as well as the likely Third-party costs. If you’d like more details, or to know the price of something not included, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Can I arrange my own funeral in advance?

Freeman Brothers operates its own prepayment scheme, whereby the funeral can be paid for at current prices, with no further expenditure, regardless of the date of the eventual death. For more information please visit our prepayment plans section.

What do I need to do to plan a funeral?

The first few days following a death seem to consist of an endless succession of decisions, along with a great deal of paperwork. Freeman Brothers can help you through the practicalities, with factual information and guidance regarding registration, arranging the funeral and any relevant legal matters. Please visit our planning a funeral section for more information.

How can I cope with bereavement?

Different individuals respond to loss in different ways. If you are struggling with bereavement we have a dedicated section of our website which offers advice and links to various charities and support networks. Please visit our bereavement information section for more information.

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How much does a funeral cost?

Estimate the cost of a funeral easily using our cost estimation tool.

What sort of funeral would you like to arrange?

DIRECT CREMATION

Freeman Brothers offers a specific package for direct cremations at Worthing Crematorium. It has standard features and some optional additions, which you can choose.


Hearse charge 1


Hearse charge 2


Hearsette charge


Service charge 1


Service charge 2


Maximum (service then burial or cremation)


Graveside service


Crem Chapel


Direct


Service in church and direct on a separate occasion which includes another vehicle


Additional pair of bearers


Church service with burial in churchyard


Church service followed by committal elsewhere (b or c)


Graveside only in churchyard


Minister's fee to take a funeral (not in church)


Minister's fee to take a funeral (in church before a direct)


Indicative cost for a gravedigger


Average fee for a civil celebrant


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Fee for use of cem chapel


Fee for use of cem chapel


Fee for use of cem chapel


Fee for use of cem chapel


Fee for use of cem chapel


Price of a limousine


Indicative cost of local obit


Indicative cost of national obit


Indicative cost of OOS


Small cross grave marker


Large cross grave marker


Minimum collection fee


Fee for the crematorium


Fee for the crematorium


Fee for the crematorium


Fee for the crematorium


Fee for the crematorium


Fee for the crematorium


Fee for the crematorium


Fee for delivery only at Worthing


Fee for doctors to complete cremation papers


Gumbrill's charge to remove the stone


Simple light oak veneered


Light oak veneered with a raised lid


Medium oak veneered with half-round moulding


Light oak or mahogany veneer with panelled sides


Superior coffin available


Simply styled hand-made solid oak coffin


Hand-made solid oak with panelled finish


High quality solid oak with a hinged, raised lid


Traditional shaped coffin in off-white rattan with rope handles


Traditional or round-ended, available in two shades and customisable colour options


Cemetery's fee for interment


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Cemetery's fee for purchase


Chapel of Rest visiting fee for Direct Cremations


Charitable Donations fee for Direct Cremations


Flowers fee for Direct Cremations


Obituary fee for Direct Cremations

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Paperwork

Do you believe that the person's GP or another doctor will be completing the required paperwork for you to register the death?

YES

A doctor will be completing the paperwork

NO

I think the coroner will investigate and issue paperwork

I DON'T KNOW

OK. Because this affects the cost of the funeral, we will add this to your quote, but you will not be charged this if a doctor does not complete this paperwork.

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The Coffin

What type of coffin would you like for the funeral?





OK. The cost for a coffin will not be added into your quote, we can give you a cost once we have discussed your requirements.

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Newspaper Notices

Would you like us, on your behalf, to put a notice into any local or national newspaper to advise of the death and/or funeral arrangements?


Hidden checkbox to insert Obituary pricing for Direct Cremations

NO

YES

Would you like the notice published in a local newspaper, a national newspaper, or both local and national newspapers?




OK. The cost for a notice in a local newspaper varies considerably so we will add the price for an average notice to your quote.

OK. The cost for a notice in a national newspaper varies considerably so we will add the price for an average notice to your quote.

OK. The cost for notices in newspapers varies considerably so we will add the price for one average local and one average national newspaper notice to your quote.

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The Ashes

Do you have any specific plans for the ashes after the funeral?




OK. The crematorium may charge for this, depending on your plans.

OK. There is no charge for us to do this.

OK. We will collect them for you, and store them short-term at no cost, but we encourage you to start thinking about your plans.

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The Arrangement Meeting

Our service charge is based upon us making the arrangements with you by telephone and/or email. We will then arrange for you to come and see us for a brief confirmatory meeting or we will post the required paperwork to you to be signed and returned.

Would you prefer to discuss all the arrangements in a face-to-face meeting?

NO

We are happy with a short, confirmatory meeting

YES

We would rather meet to discuss the arrangements

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Staffing

For direct cremations, we provide two staff who convey the coffin to the crematory on a wheeled beir.

Would you prefer the coffin was carried into the crematory by a team of four staff?

NO

A team of two staff is sufficient

YES

We would prefer the coffin to be carried

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Transport

For direct cremations, the coffin will be conveyed to the crematorium in our hearsette, a smaller version of a hearse.

Would you rather a traditional hearse was used instead?

YES

We would prefer a traditional hearse

NO

A hearsette can be used

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Arranging the funeral

How would you like to arrange the funeral?

IN PERSON

Once we have booked a date and time for the burial, we will make an appointment for you to come and see us to make all of the other decisions about the funeral arrangements.

REMOTELY

We will discuss all of the arrangements with you by telephone and/or email, then arrange for you to come and see us for a brief confirmatory meeting or post any paperwork to you to be signed and returned.

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Crematorium

Which crematorium would you like to use for the service?

Please choose a crematorium from the dropdown below.

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Service before committal

Do you want a service elsewhere before the Crematorium?

YES

NO

We would like the service in the Crematorium Chapel.

Did you know that Freeman Brothers operates Hills Cemetery Chapel, in Horsham, and offers a bespoke package for a funeral service there followed by direct cremation? If this would be of interest, please click here for more information.

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Service Location

Where would you like that service to be?



OK. The options for other venues vary considerably. You can click here to find out about how our funeral package at Hills Cemetery Chapel works. Our quote will not include the cost for a venue.

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The Committal

Would you like the crematorium part of the service to follow immediately after, with some or all of the congregation attending?

YES

We would like to go to the crematorium afterwards.

NO

We would like a direct cremation afterwards.






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The Officiant

Who would you like to officiate at the service?




OK. Because fees for this vary depending on the individual officiant, the final cost we produce will give an estimated figure here.


Addtional checkbox to add religious minister fee


Addtional checkbox to add church fee

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The Cortege

Would you like to follow the hearse to the funeral or meet it there?



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Limousines

Would you like a limousine or limousines to take you to the funeral and return you to an address afterwards?

NO

YES

How many limousines would you like?

(Each limousine seats six people).

PLEASE NOTE: For services requiring more than 3 limousines, we will need to give you a bespoke cost for this aspect of the service.

(max 3)


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Order of Service

Would you like us to produce a printed Order of Service for the funeral?

NO

YES

OK. Our prices for Orders of Service are structured according to your requirements, so we will give you an indicative price for this within your quote.

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Burial Location

Where is the person to be buried?



Please choose the cemetery or burial ground from the options below.

If your chosen location is not in the menu please contact us for a quote.

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Burial Plot

Do you need to purchase a plot?

YES

We do

NO

We own a plot already

Is there a headstone already on the grave?

YES

NO

There are various choices available which dictate this cost, so the price we will provide is the least you can expect to pay.

There are various choices available which dictate this cost, so the price we will provide is the least you can expect to pay.

There are various choices available which dictate this cost, so the price we will provide is the least you can expect to pay.

There are various choices available which dictate this cost, so the price we will provide is the least you can expect to pay.

There are various choices available which dictate this cost, so the price we will provide is the least you can expect to pay.

Unfortunately, there are no new plots available at this Cemetery, please choose an alternative.

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Service before burial

Unfortunately, the cemetery or burial ground you have chosen doesn’t have a service venue.

Do you want a service somewhere other than the graveside?

YES

In a place of worship.

YES

In the cemetery or burial ground's service venue.

NO

We would like a service at the graveside.



The use of the Oak Hall for the funeral is included in the cost of the burial.

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Church Service

Do you want a service in the church first?

YES

NO

Just a graveside service.



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Existing Headstone

Is there a headstone already on the grave?

YES

NO

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The Grave marker

What would you like us to mark the grave with after the burial?




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Collection

The only cost we are not able to provide for you in this quote is our cost of collecting the person who has died and bringing them into care in our Chapel of Rest.

This is because we think the fairest way to calculate this cost is by basing it upon from where, and when, we are asked to collect them. Our quote therefore doesn’t provide a cost for this, but we will be happy to provide you with the specific information when given more precise circumstances.

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Hassocks Burial Ground

Is there already someone in the Cemetery who the person who has died is to be buried with?

YES

NO

Would you like the grave to be prepared to single or double depth?




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Coffin types and prices

Please choose a coffin below:

To see our full coffin range and compare between different options please click here.


Simple light oak veneered


Light oak veneered with a raised lid


Medium oak veneered with half-round moulding


Light oak or mahogany veneer with panelled sides


Superior coffin available in a choice of finishes and fittings


Simply styled hand-made solid oak coffin


Hand-made solid oak with panelled finish


High quality solid oak with a hinged, raised lid


Traditional shaped coffin in off-white rattan with rope handles


Traditional or round-ended, available in two shades and customisable colour options

OK. Some customisations increase the cost of a willow coffin so your quote will include the minimum cost for this.

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Chapel of Rest

Would anyone like to come to our Chapel of Rest to visit the person who has died?

YES

NO

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Sorry

There are no new plots available at this Cemetery, please choose an alternative.

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Existing Plot

Is there an existing plot?

YES

Someone is buried there already

NO

This will be a new grave

Is there a headstone on the grave?

YES

NO

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Charitable Donations

Would you like us to administer charitable donations for you?

YES

NO

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Flowers

Would you like us to receive flowers to travel to the crematorium for the direct cremation?

YES

NO

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Our Estimate

The final estimated price is :

Based on the following breakdown :
Those fees marked * are charged by third parties. We will pay these on your behalf but they are outside our control.

Hidden Checkbox to calculate the price of SC1 to apply to the breakdown text in the last step.

Our service charge
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(SC1)


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Our service charge
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(SC2)

*Worthing Crematorium’s fee for Direct Cremation
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(DOFEE)

*The standard charge for [item-387_value]. There may be additional costs if you choose options such as webcast, if available, and this cost may decrease for a direct cremation
[item-387_price]

There may be additional costs if you choose options such as webcast, if available, and this cost may decrease for a direct cremation (CREM FEE-Chichester)


There may be additional costs if you choose options such as webcast, if available, and this cost may decrease for a direct cremation (CREM FEE-Downs)


There may be additional costs if you choose options such as webcast, if available, and this cost may decrease for a direct cremation (CREM FEE-Guildford)


There may be additional costs if you choose options such as webcast, if available, and this cost may decrease for a direct cremation (CREM FEE-RandallsPark)


There may be additional costs if you choose options such as webcast, if available, and this cost may decrease for a direct cremation (CREM FEE-SurreyandSussex)


There may be additional costs if you choose options such as webcast, if available, and this cost may decrease for a direct cremation (CREM FEE-Woodvale)


There may be additional costs if you choose options such as webcast, if available, and this cost may decrease for a direct cremation (CREM FEE-Worthing)

*Approximate cost of preparation of the grave
[item-1104_price]

(GDFEE)

*The interment fee for [item-442_value]
[item-442_price]

(CEMINTER-Clandon)


(CEMINTER-Clayton)


(CEMINTER-Hills)


(CEMINTER-Roffey)


(CEMINTER-SouthAvenue)

*The minimum cost of the interment fee for [item-442_value]
[item-442_price]

(CEMINTER-Dorking)


(CEMINTER-LittleTrees)


(CEMINTER-SnellHatch)

*The interment fee for [item-442_value]
[item-527_price]

(CEMINTER-Hassocks)

*The likely cost of the purchase of the plot at [item-442_value]
[item-444_price]



*The minimum cost of the purchase of the plot at [item-442_value]
[item-444_price]

(CEMBUY-Clandon)


(CEMBUY-Clayton)


(CEMBUY-Dorking)


(CEMBUY-LittleTrees)


(CEMBUY-SnellHatch)

*The likely cost of the preparation of the plot at [item-442_value]
[item-540_price]

(CEMBUY-Hassocks)

Our charge for providing staff for the funeral
[item-1094_price]

(STAFF1)

Our charge for providing staff for the funeral
[item-1095_price]

(STAFF2)

Our charge for providing staff for the funeral
[item-1096_price]

(STAFF3)

A pair of staff for the funeral, as per your choice
[item-1097_price]

(STAFF4)

A team of four staff for the funeral, as per your choice
[item-365_price]

(STAFF4+BEAR2)

Our charge for providing staff for the funeral (This charge may increase dependent on the circumstances of the committal)
[item-1094_price]

(This charge may increase dependent on the circumstances of the committal) (STAFF1DC)

*An estimated fee for a minister to officiate at the funeral
[item-1103_price]

(MINFEE)

*The church’s fee for the funeral service (does not include the church’s specific fees, such as an organist)
[item-1762_price]

(does not include the church’s specific fees, such as an organist) (MINCHD)

*The church's fee for the funeral service (does not include the church's specific fees, such as an organist)
[item-1101_price]

(does not include the church's specific fees, such as an organist) (CFC)

*An estimated fee for a celebrant to officiate at the funeral
[item-1105_price]

(CCFEE)

*The church's fee for the funeral service and burial (does not include the church's specific fees, such as an organist)
[item-1100_price]

(does not include the church's specific fees, such as an organist) (CHB)

*The church's fee for a graveside funeral service
[item-1102_price]

(CYB)

*The church's fee for the funeral service and burial (does not include the church's specific fees, such as an organist)
[item-1101_price]

(does not include the church's specific fees, such as an organist) (CHC)

*Estimated fee for a Minister to officiate at the service
[item-1101_price]

(CHC-DifferentSpace)

*The fee for the use of the chapel at [item-442_value] (does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue)
[item-450_price]

(does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue) (CEMCHAP-Clandon)


(does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue) (CEMCHAP-Dorking)


(does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue) (CEMCHAP-Hassocks)


(does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue) (CEMCHAP-Hills)


(does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue) (CEMCHAP-LittleTrees)


(does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue) (CEMCHAP-Roffey)


(does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue) (CEMCHAP-SnellHatch)


(does not include additional fees which may apply depending on the venue) (CEMCHAP-SouthAvenue)

We have not included a charge for a service venue- we will discuss your requirements with you


(VENUE-Other)

The removal of the headstone by our sister company, J. Gumbrill
[item-1142_price]

(JGREM)

The provision of the hearsette
[item-1091_price]

(HSETT)

The provision of the hearse
[item-1089_price]

(HC1)

The provision of the hearse
[item-1090_price]

(HC2)

*The charge levied by doctor(s) to complete the cremation paperwork. This will not be charged if doctors' paperwork is not required
[item-1141_price]

This will not be charged if doctors' paperwork is not required (DRFEE)

The Lincoln coffin
[item-1143_price]

(COFFIN - Lincoln)

The Arundel coffin
[item-1144_price]

(COFFIN - Arundel)

The Guildford coffin
[item-1145_price]

(COFFIN - Guildford)

The Durham coffin
[item-1146_price]

(COFFIN - Durham)

The Westminster coffin
[item-1147_price]

(COFFIN - Westminster)

The Winchester coffin
[item-1148_price]

(COFFIN - Winchester)

The York coffin
[item-1149_price]

(COFFIN - York)

The Canterbury coffin
[item-1150_price]

(COFFIN - Canterbury)

The Rattan coffin
[item-1151_price]

(COFFIN - Rattan)

The Willow coffin
[item-1152_price]

(COFFIN - Willow)

Your quote does not include the price of a coffin at this time- we will discuss options with you in due course


(COFFIN-Other)

The provision of [item-426_value] limousine(s)
[item-1168_price]

(LIMCOST1)


(LIMCOST2)


(LIMCOST3)

*An average cost for one notice in a local newspaper
[item-1127_price]

(LOCPAP)

*An average cost for one notice in a national newspaper
[item-1128_price]

(NATPAP)

An indicative cost for an Order of Service
[item-1129_price]

(OOSFEE)

The grave marker
[item-1130_price]

(SMCRMA)

The grave marker
[item-1131_price]

(LGCRMA)

Collection of the person who has died- dependent on circumstances
£TBC

(REMMIN)

To receive a copy of your estimate please provide your email address. One of our team will also contact you to discuss your requirements :

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Offices in:

HORSHAM

Freeman Brothers has been serving the local community from North Parade, Horsham for over 165 years. Today, we are able to offer our customers a comprehensive and bespoke service from our modern facility.

BILLINGSHURST

Conveniently located in the centre of this historic Sussex village, our dedicated team at Billingshurst takes pride in the comprehensive service they offer the local community and wider Midhurst area.

CRAWLEY

Situated within walking distance of the town centre and offering ample customer parking, our office in Crawley provides a professional and personal service in a modern, homely atmosphere.

HURSTPIERPOINT

Our new branch in Hurstpierpoint is conveniently located in the High Street and offers off-street parking. We are ideally located to serve the local and wider community with a caring and professional service.