Funeral Costs in Brighton, Hove & The Surrounding Areas

Here at Bowley & Gallagher, we realise that funeral costs can be a concern and so we have created some funeral price guidelines as detailed below. This breakdown of costs gives you an idea of the prices you can expect for the different kinds of funerals we offer.

Standardised Price List

Terms of Business

Breakdown of Charges

Should you have any questions regarding our funeral services, simply contact our understanding and supportive team today. We regularly serve clients throughout the Brighton and Hove area.

Standardised Price List


This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.

  • Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements £1465
  • Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death out of business hours (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care No charge within business hours (9-5pm, Monday-Friday) £285
  • Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at our premises £290
  • Providing a suitable coffin - Manila cardboard coffin with printed name plate £300
  • Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer) £0
  • At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle £580


This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.

  • Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £1685
  • Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) £1450


For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee. 

  • In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is: £880 - £1162
  • For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees. £880 - £1162
  • For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee. 
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is: £540 - £1150

Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.


This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:

  • Additional mileage (price per mile) £2 per mile
  • Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer) £200
  • Collection and delivery of ashes £5 (Starting from)
  • Limousine £250
  • Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.) £200
  • Services supplied outside of normal office hours £ Prices on request

The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.


We are able to supply any kind of dignified service together with advice or assistance that you may require. You may only need a coffin to be provided, hearse, other transport or staff. Whatever your needs may be, we are willing to offer advice and support to meet your own special requirements.

  • Removal of deceased to our premises during normal working hours within a radius of 15 miles. £200
  • Removal of deceased outside of those hours £285
  • Collection of deceased from coroner’s care £170
  • Collection of deceased from London £290
  • Taking care of deceased within our facilities per night £32
  • Hearse to convey coffin to funeral (with one bearer driver) £580
  • Limousine to attend funeral (with one bearer driver) £250
  • Service in church prior to cremation/burial £200
  • Hearsette to convey coffin to funeral £315
  • Bearers for funeral (each person) £58
  • Conductor for funeral £265
  • Embalming/hygienic treatments £290
  • Interior robe set (to line and furnish coffin) £85
  • Funeral administration £578
  • Collating and forwarding charitable donations £100
  • Removal and re-fixing of memorial £300
  • Hire of hearse and staff to church to carry in £365
  • Coffin handling charge £190
  • Saturday funerals professional services x 1.5 £2197.50