Pricing

We offer competitively priced options to suit every budget. Simple, traditional or bespoke services, as well as direct cremation.

Click below for a brief summary of the different types of funeral service we can provide or select an option from the drop down menu to find out more.

We would respectfully advise that in all cases when comparing costs with other local funeral directors, to ensure that any quotes given are inclusive of ALL the service elements you require.

Disbursement costs should be exactly the same with all funeral directors, as these are the fees made payable on your behalf to any necessary third parties, such as crematorium, cemetery, minister and doctors medical cremation fees.

Bespoke Personalised Funeral Service from £2,670 plus necessary disbursements

This is the service that the majority of families choose in order to personalise the arrangements with complete freedom of choice and control over the style and content of the funeral. This price includes the provision of an oak veneered coffin with name plate, matching brass effect fittings and quality gown set. However, a wide range of superior bespoke coffins and caskets is available at respective additional cost, thus the term `From £2,670`.

We are aware of all other local service providers charges and are absolute in our conviction that we represent the very best value, when factoring in all the professional service elements and care you would want and expect for your loved one.

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Basic Funeral Service - £2,075 plus necessary disbursements

This option is for families who require the simplest of funeral services, held at the crematorium chapel or place of burial.

The funeral cortège will proceed directly from our chapel to meet the family at the place of committal.

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Basic Funeral Service using Southgate & Roberts chapel - £1,875 plus necessary disbursements

We offer this unique option for families who require the simplest of funerals with attendance, held in our chapel, at our premises on St Matthew’s Street, with no additional services.

This option is ONLY possible for cremation.

 

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Direct Cremation - £995 plus necessary disbursements

Direct Cremation is cremation with no funeral ceremony.

Once the legal paperwork is complete, the deceased person is collected from the place of death & brought to our chapel of rest, placed in a simple coffin & taken to Ipswich Crematorium

Please note – We are one of very few local funeral directors able to offer visitation in our chapel of rest as a part of a direct cremation.

At the crematorium, the coffin is received into the chapel. There is no attendance at the crematorium.

After the cremation, the remains can be scattered at the crematorium, or collected from the crematorium for safe keeping, burial or to be scattered somewhere private. 

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Coffins & caskets

Southgate & Roberts is able to supply a range of coffins and caskets to suit every taste. To view our price list detailing the range of traditional and eco coffins and caskets we are able to provide please click below.

Ancillary services & items

Please click below to view a full price list for all of our ancillary services & items including:

  • Funeral vehicles & transportation
  • Traditional horse drawn hearses
  • Additional services
  • Embalming
  • Cremated remains urns, caskets and keepsakes
  • Removal of memorials (including storage)
  • Temporary grave markers and crosses

Conditions of payment

For Bespoke Funeral

Disbursements should be paid to `Southgate & Roberts Funeral Directors` in advance of the funeral. Disbursements are the fees chargeable by all third parties and include cremation or burial costs, ministers, flowers, service sheets, doctors, newspapers, catering etc. An invoice for the remaining account is issued a week after the funeral. Should the balance of the account be outstanding after one month, 1.5% interest per month will accrue. A payment plan can be organised if necessary.

For Basic or Direct Cremation Funerals

The total cost of a low-cost ‘Basic Funeral’ or ‘Direct Cremation’ package has to be paid in advance. If the funeral is to be paid for by the estate of the deceased, please present the death certificate along with an invoice from the funeral director before the funeral to ensure that sufficient funds are available. Disbursements still have to be paid in advance by the estate, next of kin or executor.

Help with costs

Depending upon your personal circumstances, you may qualify for financial support from the Social Fund (DWP). Please be aware that the DWP will not cover the entire cost of a funeral, with a maximum payment of £1,614 paid towards the cost of a local funeral.  You may qualify for a `Bereavement Payment` of up to £4,800, please contact us for free no obligation advice as to whether you would qualify for such assistance.

Get in touch

If you need help arranging a funeral or need some advice around future planning, please feel free to contact us. More than just a funeral service, we are here to answer all your questions without obligation or cost.

WE STAND BY…

A personal approach

We truly do take a caring and personal approach with every family that we meet.

Respect for the person

We care for the person who has died as if their family or friends were standing beside us.

Value

We provide only what you want or need, and never sell unnecessary, expensive packages.

OUR ACCREDITATIONS…

BIFD
Natural Death
Dying Matters
Funeral Advisor
FPA
Good Funeral Guide
SAIF