Burial and Cremation

Bereavement Services Fees and Charges

Crematorium Service Fees 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

Services offered and fee charged
Service Fee
Full Memorial Service and Cremation* (9:40am - 4:00pm) South or West Chapel £915
Committal Family Attendance and Cremation* (9:30am - West Chapel) £720
Committal No Family Attendance and Cremation* (8:30am, 8:45am, 9:00am and 9:15am - South Chapel) £500
Extended Chapel Service or a Memorial Service £225
Interment In Garden of Remembrance (Cremated elsewhere) £160
Saturday Interment in Garden of Remembrance (9.00am - 11.00am) £110
Storage of Cremated Remains after 3 months £37pcm

Note the above Cremation fees include:

  • all professional services relating to the administration and registration at the Crematorium, in line with regulations
  • use of Chapel and Waiting room with the assistance of trained members of staff
  • the provision of Obitus Music/ Visual Tribute system during the funeral (please contact the Crematorium for details of our available options or refer to miscellaneous charges)
  • Medical Referee fees and Environmental fees if applicable
  • scatter or interment within the Garden of Remembrance within 12 months of Cremation or preparation of ashes for their removal along with the Cremation Certificate

This includes a free Atlas Plaque at the Crematorium if applied for within 6 months of the cremation. This excludes the cost of the lease fee and inscription. The current cost is £240. Please apply directly to Bereavement Services on 01702 215015/603908.

*Any person under 18/Stillborn/24+ weeks gestation- this charge is not levied on families but is instead claimed back from the Childrens Funeral Fund by the Crematorium.

Other Crematorium Services

Miscellaneous Fees 2022/2023
Service Fee
Metal Urn - Adult £57
Childrens Urn (up to 18) No Charge
Additional/Replacement Cremation certificate £26

Webcasting service provided by OBITUS

Services provided for Webcasting
Service Fee
Webcast - A high quality live Webcast, viewed via secure easy to use Website £41.50
Live + 28 Days Watch Again - The live webcast, plus access to recording of the webcast to watch again for a further 28 days £62.50
Keepsake Copy - A recording of the webcast on DVD, Blue Ray, Audio CD or USB set in a presentation case £73

Photo Tribute service provided by OBITUS

Photographic services
Service Fee
Halo Photo - A complimentary square photo shown throughout the service Complimentary
Photo Tribute - Additional photo displayed at the time of your choosing £15.50
Simple Slideshow - Up to 25 photos with simple fade transitions played on a loop or at the time of your choosing £52
Professional Photo Tribute - Up to 25 photos set to music, professionally edited into a video style tribute, and shown at a time of your choosing £88.50
Extra Photos - For each extra 25 photos on a Simple slideshow or Professional Photo tribute £15.50
Family Supplied Video - Checking and preparation* of a video created by you, shown at the time of your choosing £21
Downloadable Copy of Visual Tribute - DVD, Blue-Ray or USB £15.50

Memorial Fees 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

Memorial Garden

New Memorial Garden - Pergola Walk
  Plaque Inscription Lease Fee (5 Years) Total
Atlas* £62.50 £146 £104 £312.50
Book or Chapel £110 £140 £100 £365
Pillar Post £480 £146 £104 £730
Rose Post £350 (inc 5 Year lease fee) £146 £104 £511
Balustrade Columbaria (max 2 ashes) includes Plaque, inscription, Internment, Urn and 10 year Lease £1,611
Plaque Photo - Add to total £125
Plaque Line Drawing/Coloured Line Drawing - Add to total £78/£104
Plaque Military Badge or Crest - Add to total £POA

*Free Atlas Plaque (excludes Inscription and Lease fee) if Cremated at Southend Crematorium and family applies within 6 months of cremation to Bereavement Services on 01702 215015/603908

Memorial Roses and Shrubs (limited availability) - in the rest of the grounds

Fees for organic memorials
  Memorial Plaque 5 Year Lease 10 Year Lease Total 5/10 Year
Rose or Shrub including Plaque (6x4) £193 £287 £547 £480 / £840
Rose or Shrub including Plaque (7x5) £260 £287 £547 £547 / £807

Photo plaque £POA

Book of Remembrance – Displayed in Memorial Hall

Options for Book of Remembrance
  Inscription Fee Floral Motif Service Badge/Crest Coat of Arms
2 Line Inscription £125 N/A N/A N/A
5 Line Inscription £187 £323 (inc inscription) £333 (inc inscription) N/A
8 Line Inscription £260 £396 (inc inscription) £406 (inc inscription) £448 (inc inscription)

New : Mulberry Memory Tree- Scatter Lawn

Fees for new Mulberry Tree Memorial
Plaque Type Plaque Fee Inscription 5 Year Lease Fee Total
Plain Leaf £41.50 £62.50 £104 £208
Add Motif n/a + £31.25 n/a £239.25

Sutton Road Cemetery Burial Fees 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

Resident

Burial options for Southend Residents and fees
Private Grave spaces limited to maximum 2 Burials Resident Plot Interment fee Total
Private Adult Lawn Grave including ERB* 50 years £1,200 £950 £2,150
Childrens Graves including ERB* 50 years £700 £650 £1,350
Right to erect a Memorial Headstone 3Ft £266

Non Resident

Burial options for Southend Residents and fees
Private Grave spaces limited to maximum 2 Burials Non Resident Plot Interment fee Total
Private Adult Lawn Grave including ERB* 50 years £2,400 £950 £3,350
Childrens Graves including ERB* 50 years £1,000 £650 £1,650
Right to erect a Memorial Headstone 3Ft £266

This charge on families is not levied for children under 18/Stillborn or 24 weeks+ gestation instead it will be claimed back by the Cemetery from the Childrens Funeral Fund
*ERB Exclusive Right of Burial

Burial Fee for Cremated Ashes 1 April to 2022 to 31 March 2023

Resident

Internment of Ashes fees and charges
Cremated Remains Graves limited to maximum of 4 Interments Resident Internment Fee Total
Cremated Remains Grave including 75 years ERB* £635 £315 £950
Cremated Remains Mini Grave Vaults including 25 years ERB*, Interment, Plaque and Inscription £1,510 £260 £1,770
Right to erect a Monument or Memorial £266

Non Resident

Internment of Ashes fees and charges
Cremated Remains Graves limited to maximum of 4 Interments Non Resident Internment Fee Total
Cremated Remains Grave including 75 years ERB* £1,085 £315 £1,395
Cremated Remains Mini Grave Vaults including 25 years ERB*, Interment, Plaque and Inscription £1,880 £260 £2,140
Right to erect a Monument or Memorial £266

Notes: Photos, Line or Coloured drawings, Military Badge or Crest – £POA 
Resident: either the deceased or the applicant is a Resident in the Southend City.

Sutton Road Cemetery Memorials

Benches for Memorials within Southend Cemetery
Memorial Benches Fee
4ft Bench (Donated) including  25 year Lease, Plaque & Inscription £2,000
6ft Bench (Donated) including 25 year Lease, Plaque & Inscription  £2,400

Bronze Plaque 6” x 4” with up to 60 characters 

Other Fees

Miscellaneous Services and fees
Service Fee
Use of Cemetery Church 20 minute Service £162
Use of Organ £21
Transfer – Grant of Right of Burial £94
Extension of Burial Rights 25 years £600
Exhumation Charges £POA
Additional Inscription for Lawn or Cremated Ashes Graves £130
Removal/Replacement of Monuments £POA
Surcharge Bookings after 2:15pm (Oct – Mar) £100

Competition and Markets Authority Report Price Information for Southend Cremtorium. 

Contact Bereavement Services

Telephone: 01702 215015/603908

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