Funeral Costs

At WRR Pugh & Son we understand how difficult it can be to make those important decisions about your loved one’s funeral service.

We would like to help you with these decisions by showing you some funeral service options which we believe will make it easier for you.

We have a range of options to suit most budgets, but we can be totally flexible and create a bespoke funeral service whereby you choose exactly what you would like included and what is right for you.

The cost of a funeral will vary depending on the funeral service provider you choose. At WRR Pugh & Son, we have over 130 years’ experience and a reputation for excellence within the funeral industry. As a result, we are confident that we can offer you an unrivalled combination of quality, value and choice.

Our aim is to keep our costs as low as possible without compromising on the level of service and care provided.  We want you to be in control of all the arrangements and decide what is best for you, as well as create a personal tribute that reflects and celebrates the life of your loved one. 

Before any decisions are made, you are welcome to meet with one of our experienced funeral directors to discuss the funeral requirements. We will give you all the advice and options available and you can view our premises and facilities before confirming the arrangements.

We have listed several funeral options as a guide to assist you in making the right choice of funeral director and what is included in each of those options. 

At WRR Pugh & Son we have no hidden extra costs. We do not charge extra for:

  • Attending to the deceased out of office hours
  • Arranging the funeral at your home address
  • Providing funeral services outside the Shrewsbury area
  • Providing guidance and assistance with Department of Work and Pensions Funeral grants
  • Pre-paid funeral plans

When discussing the funeral arrangements, we will present you with an estimate of the funeral costs, and our payment terms and options. This way you can have confidence in knowing in advance the estimated cost before committing to WRR Pugh & Son.

Our team are available 24hrs a day, everyday to help and assist you as well as answer any questions you may have.

 

WRR Pugh & Son Funeral Service options: 

Option 1: Direct Cremation 

This is when a cremation takes place without a service in the chapel or mourners in attendance. This option may be more suitable due to its lower cost, for those considering a memorial or thanksgiving service at a later date or as a lifestyle choice.  

Included with this option:

WRR Pugh & Son Services

  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to our premises throughout Shropshire
  • All documentation and arrangements for the crematorium
  • A coffin suitable for cremation
  • Care of the deceased prior to the cremation
  • Transportation of the deceased to the crematorium and funeral bearers

WRR Pugh & Son fees: £1,114.00

Additional third-party fees 

  • Crematorium charges at Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury: £499.00
  • Doctors fees for the completion of cremation form 4: £82.00

Total Cost of Option 1: Direct to Cremation at Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury (including third party fees)  £1,695.00

 

Option 2: Funeral Service at WRR Pugh & Son Service Chapel followed by Direct Cremation

We can arrange our own Service Chapel according to your individual requirements.  The time of the service can be much more flexible, which can avoid unnecessary delays. The Service Chapel is similar to the Crematorium Chapel with facilities to play music, sing hymns and view a visual tribute display for photos. You are welcome to record the Service or use different formats to stream the Service. 

This option gives more flexibility regarding the Service without the restrictions of the Crematorium Chapel. You are welcome to view our Chapel and facilities and discuss any requirements with our funeral directors.

Included with this option: 

WRR Pugh & Son Services 

  • Use of WRR Pugh & Son Service Chapel and facilities
  • Choice of date and time of the Service
  • Provision of professional services
  • Time to set up the Service Chapel prior the service
  • Visiting the deceased in the Chapel of Rest by appointment prior to the Service
  • Collection of the ashes from the Crematorium

WRR Pugh & Son fees: £1,436.00

Additional third-party fees: (shown below)

  • Minister or funeral Celebrant to lead the service: Optional from: £195.00
  • Crematorium charges at Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury: £499.00
  • Doctors fees for the completion of Cremation Form 4: £82.00

Total Cost of Option 2: Service at WRR Pugh & Son Service Chapel followed by a Direct to Cremation at Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury (including third party-fees) £2,212.00

 

Option 3: Funeral Service at Shrewsbury or Telford Crematorium

Services at Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury and Telford Crematorium take place daily throughout the week and also on a Saturday morning. Service times within the chapels are limited to 30 minutes at Emstrey and 45 minutes at Telford. Both chapels offer state of the art facilities for playing music, live streaming and web casts of the funeral service and also the option of recording of the Service.

Included with this option: 

  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to our premises throughout Shropshire
  • Provision of professional services
  • All documentation and arrangements for the Crematorium 
  • A choice of coffin suitable for Cremation
  • Care of the deceased prior to the Cremation
  • Visiting the deceased in the Chapel of Rest by appointment prior to the Service
  • Choice of date and time of the funeral
  • Hearse including a procession to the Crematorium
  • Collection of ashes from the Crematorium and local delivery if required

Cost of Option 3: Funeral Service at Shrewsbury or Telford Crematorium

WRR Pugh & Son fees: £1,795.00 + All third-party costs (see list below).

Third Party costs 

This is an outline of approximate third-party costs. They are correct at time of being added but should be treated as a guide and will be accurately included in an estimate at the point of making the funeral arrangements.

Limousine hire (per vehicle, for up to 6 passengers)

£220.00

Doctors' fees

£82.00

The following costs are to be used as a starting guide 

Shrewsbury Crematorium

£766.00

Telford Crematorium

£924.00

Minister/Celebrant

£195.00

Press announcement, local paper

£60.00

Printed Order of service leaflets

£55.00

Provision of funeral flowers

£60.00

Organist

£70.00

  

Option 4: Burial Funeral Service (where applicable)

The cost for a funeral service in a Church and burial fees will vary greatly depending on the area, Cemetery and grave preparation fees.

For an accurate account of these costs please call our office on 01743 344646 or enquire via our contact form.

 

Option 5: Bespoke Funeral Service 

After looking at all our options you may decide you would like to create a more bespoke funeral service. In this case we will accommodate your requirements and help you with exactly what you would like included and what is right for you. 

Cost of Option 5: Bespoke Funeral Service, priced based upon requirements. 

Professional Services from WRR Pugh & Son

The following is a list of our services which are included in our professional charges (where applicable):

  • Guidance of a professional funeral director throughout the arrangements
  • Provision of a funeral director and staff to assist mourners, administer the funeral and provide guidance and assistance during the funeral service.
  • Help and advice on registering the death and booking appointments at our office.
  • Liaising with a Minister, Celebrant, Church, Crematorium or Cemetery and arranging the timing and details of the funeral service and interment of ashes.
  • Collection and delivery of all necessary forms to the relevant authorities.
  • Liaising with the Coroner’s office, local authorities and Hospital Bereavement Services.
  • Advice on all funeral service options.
  • Wording and placing of obituaries or announcements in a local or national newspaper.
  • Advice and assistance with a printed order, announcement cards and large display photos and photo boards.
  • Dealing with all enquiries relating to the funeral.
  • All necessary telephone, admin and postage charges.
  • Receiving and listing floral tributes.
  • Set up of an on-line donation and tribute page and forwarding donations to the chosen charity.
  • Funeral Bearers
  • Local distribution of flowers following the funeral.