How much does a Walters funeral cost?

Every funeral that we arrange is unique and so the funeral cost is very much dependent on the choices that you make. Burials, for example, are usually significantly more than the cost of a cremation. Although the majority of funeral services that we provide are tailored to meet individual tastes and preferences, we have outlined a range of set funeral packages below to support you in making an informed choice. This includes a basic funeral cost. In addition to these packages, we are able to offer a wide range of bespoke affordable funeral services and would be happy to discuss any specific requirements with you. 

We have an unrivalled reputation for offering an affordable funeral service which is value for money service without compromising on quality or care. Our prices have always been and remain amongst the most competitive of any local funeral director and we back this up with our 'Price Promise.' That said, we believe that there is more to choosing a Funeral Director than price alone... 

A & A Walters - 'allow our family to care for yours...'


  • A flexible and personal service from long-standing, experienced and trustworthy people who genuinely care - both for you and your loved one.
  • Truly independent guided by strong family values ~ 'if it isn't good enough for our family, then it isn't good enough for your family.'
  • The very best care facilities for your loved one in quality well-appointed premises, each with access to private parking.
  • Our own prestigious, modern Jaguar fleet of Hearses and Limousines, so we are not dependent on other Funeral Directors making their vehicles and staff available to us.
  • Established over 165 years, trusted by generations and still owned and run by the Walters family.
  • A high quality service at an affordable price. We don't 'cut corners.'
  • Members of SAIF (Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors) and so abide by a strict Code of Conduct in what is currently an unregulated industry.
  • Multi Award Winning Funeral Planner providing high quality bespoke Funeral Plans with our Partner, Golden Charter.

STANDARDISED PRICE LIST

as required by the Competition & Markets Authority - (CMA)

 

All Funeral Directors are legally required to publish this price list for a  standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices and to let you compare prices between different Funeral Directors (because prices may vary.)

 

 


Funeral Packages

Funeral Packages have been provided here to enable you to clearly see what different types of standard funeral services will cost.  Many people find however that their requirements do not fit a 'package.' Where this is the case we are more than happy to arrange a bespoke service for you. 

All our Funeral Packages include:

  • Careful transfer of your loved one into our care by our own trusted team from within a twenty-five mile radius of our office (no extra charges for evenings, weekends or Bank Holidays.)
  • Prestigious, modern Jaguar XJ fleet to convey your loved one with style and dignity on their final journey.
  • A coffin (please be aware that some Funeral Directors charge this in addition to their own charges as a 'Disbursement'.)
  • One-to-one discussion with your own personal Funeral Arranger who will be there to discuss, advise and support you throughout.
  • Ongoing guidance and advice.
  • Arrangement, completion and delivery of official paperwork.
  • Access to bereavement support.
  • Transparent, clear pricing with no hidden costs.

Pine

'Unattended' Cremation

  • Provision of a basic coffin - complete with brass-effect fittings and engraved name plate.
  • Provision of a dedicated vehicle to transport your loved one direct to the Crematorium.
  • Crematorium fee (at a crematorium of our choice.)
  • Doctor's fees for Cremation forms 4.

 

*Please note : Preparation, dressing and use of viewing facilities is not included. This is a non-attended funeral service. The date & time of the cremation is set at our discretion. No further discounts apply.

£1,694.00*

(inc. disbursements)

Beech

'Simple' Service

  • Provision of a basic coffin - complete with brass-effect fittings and engraved name plate.
  • Provision of a prestigious Jaguar XJ Hearse to convey your loved one directly to a local Crematorium or Cemetery.
  • Funeral Conductor to support you throughout the service along with a team of professional pallbearers.
  • Collection of charitable donations on your behalf, with return to you following the service.
  • Upgrade options available (outlined below)


*Please note: Disbursements are not included (see below for these costs.) Preparation, dressing and use of viewing facilities are not included (but can be added as upgrade options as outlined below.) No further discounts apply.

£1,300.00*

(+ disbursements. See below)

Willow

'Classic' Service

  • Provision of a quality veneered wood coffin (Regent) - complete with lining, brass-effect fittings and engraved name plate.
  • Natural preparation and dressing in a satin gown or own clothing as provided (where possible.)
  • Use of our Chapel of Rest during office hours (where possible.)
  • Provision of a prestigious Jaguar XJ Hearse to convey your loved one in style from a local address to the Crematorium or Cemetery.
  • Funeral Conductor to support you throughout the service along with a team of professional pallbearers.
  • Collection of charitable donations on your behalf, with return to you following the service.
  • A unique online memorial tribute for messages of condolence, to upload photos, 'light' virtual candles and share memories. Donations can also be easily collected through the tribute which then benefits from Gift Aid.

 

*Please note: Disbursements are not included (see below for these costs). A further discount of up to £50 is available where full payment is made in advance (T & C's apply.)

£1,935.00*

(+ disbursements. See below)

Oak

'Elegant' Service

  • Provision of a quality veneered wood coffin (Regent) - complete with lining, brass effect fittings and engraved name plate.
  • Natural preparation and dressing in a quality satin gown or own clothing as provided (where possible.)
  • Use of our Chapel of Rest during office hours (where possible.)
  • Provision of a prestigious Jaguar XJ Hearse to convey your loved one in style from a local address to the Crematorium or Cemetery.
  • One luxurious Jaguar XJ limousine to follow to seat up to six people.
  • Funeral Conductor to support you throughout the service along with a team of professional pallbearers.
  • Collection of charitable donations on your behalf, with return to you following the service.
  • A unique online memorial tribute for messages of condolence, to upload photos, 'light' virtual candles and share memories. Donations can also be easily collected through the tribute which benefits from Gift Aid.
  • 50 standard 4-page Order of Service designed to your specification.
  • Choice of floral tributes (up to the value of £120.)

 

*Please note: Disbursements are not included (see below for these costs). A further discount of up to £50 is available where full payment is made in advance (T & C's apply.)

£2,330.00*

(+ disbursements. See below)

Chestnut

'Bespoke' Service Options



Disbursement Costs

'Disbursements' are fees that we pay out on your behalf and are in addition to the fees we charge. Typical disbursement costs for Cremation services are shown below.

Please select the required Crematorium to display correct disbursement costs. Burial costs are also 'disbursements'. These can vary considerably depending on the depth, location and type of grave required. In Council owned Cemeteries 'non-residents' will also typically pay an additional fee.

Sandwell Valley / Powke Lane (Rowley) Crematorium
Gornal Wood / Stourbridge Crematorium
Bushbury Crematorium
Streetly Crematorium
Sandwell Valley / Powke Lane (Rowley) Crematorium

Sandwell Valley & Powke Lane Crematorium are operated by Sandwell Borough Council, but can be used by residents of other boroughs (Fees correct as of 1st March 2021)


Sandwell Valley or Powke Lane Crematorium fee

£775.00


Doctor's Fees (where applicable)

Currently under COVID-19 legislation this fee is reduced, but this may change at any time.

£82.00


Minister or Celebrant fee (where applicable)

A Minister (religious) or a Celebrant (non religious) will lead the service. *Costs will be dependent on the individual and fees currently vary between £150 - 210.

£180.00*


Total Disbursement fees

£1,037.00

Gornal Wood / Stourbridge Crematorium
Bushbury Crematorium
Streetly Crematorium

Price List of Charges

As a member of SAIF (Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors) we are regulated to ensure that our prices are published online to provide clarity and transparency in accordance with Competition Market Authority (CMA) requirements.

All Funeral Directors are legally required to do this.

 

Select the required price list to display itemised charges.

Standard Price List
Beech 'Simple' Service Upgrades
Coffin Prices
Additional Prices
Standard Price List

Standard Price List (Fees correct as of 1st March 2021)


Use of our Staff and facilities. Care of the deceased, arranging and conducting the funeral. Collection and return of donations to family

£990.00


Hire of Jaguar XJ Hearse with Chauffeur

£360.00


Hire of Jaguar XJ Limousine with Chauffeur (additional hire charges will apply where requirements cannot be accommodated by our available fleet)

£200.00


Hire of Vintage Hearse

£606.00


Hire of Land Rover Discovery executive vehicle (white)

£125.00


Horse-drawn hearse (2 horses) ~ to inc. a standard Flower Hearse free of charge. (Vintage Flower Hearse £100 extra)

£960.00


Horse-drawn hearse (4 horses) ~ to inc. a standard flower hearse free of charge. (Vintage Flower Hearse £100 extra)

£1,360.00


Additional charge where a family opt to arrange their own horse-drawn hearse with a supplier. This includes provision of a standard Flower Hearse free of charge. (Vintage Flower Hearse £100 extra)

£330.00


Use of private ambulance, staff and equipment to convey the deceased from a local place of death to our Chapel of Rest (inc. evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays at no extra charge.) Additional charges will apply over 25 mile radius from our Tipton office.

£235.00


Additional mileage charge

£1.00 per mile


Hire of Jaguar XJ Hearse as a Flower Hearse

£110.00


Hire of Vintage Hearse as a Flower Hearse

£210.00


Embalming of the body

£110.00


Conveyance of the coffin into a home on the morning of a funeral

£125.00


Conveyance of the coffin into a home/church on the day before a funeral (up to 4:30pm weekdays)

£150.00


Conveyance of the coffin into a home/church on the day before a funeral (after 4:30pm weekdays or at any time at weekends)

£250.00


Out of hours appointment to discuss funeral arrangements at a home address

£25.00 per hr


Processing of donations

£25.00


Conveyance of the deceased on behalf of another Funeral Director

£275.00


Beech 'Simple' Service Upgrades
Coffin Prices
Additional Prices

Your Questions Answered...

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