Burial and Cremation

Bereavement Services Fees and Charges

Crematorium Service Fees 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022

Services offered and fee charged
Service Fee
Full Memorial Service & Cremation*‡ (9:40am – 4:00pm) South or West Chapel £840
Committal Family Attendance & Cremation* (9:30am – West Chapel) £660
Committal No Family Attendance & Cremation*  (8:30am, 8:45am, 9:00am & 9:15am – South Chapel) £460
Extended Chapel Service or a Memorial Service £205
Interment In Garden of Remembrance (Cremated elsewhere) £150
Saturday Interment in Garden of Remembrance (9.00am – 11.00am) £100
Storage of Cremated Remains after 3 months £35pcm

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 & 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 & 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 Children’s Funeral Fund by the Crematorium.

Other Crematorium Services

Miscellaneous Fees 2021/2022
Service Fee
Metal Urn - Adult £55
Children’s Urn (up to 18) No Charge
Additional/Replacement Cremation certificate £25

Webcasting service provided by OBITUS

Services provided for Webcasting
Service Fee
Webcast – A high quality live Webcast, viewed via secure easy to use Website £40
Live + 28 Days Watch Again – The live webcast, plus access to recording of the webcast to watch again for a further 28 days £60
Keepsake Copy – A recording of the webcast on DVD, Blue Ray, Audio CD or USB set in a presentation case £70

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
Simple Slideshow - Up to 25 photos with simple fade transitions played on a loop or at the time of your choosing £50
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 £85
Extra Photos - For each extra 25 photos on a Simple slideshow or Professional Photo tribute £15
Family Supplied Video - Checking and preparation  of a video created by you , shown at the time of your choosing £20
Downloadable Copy of Visual Tribute - DVD, Blue-Ray or USB £15

Memorial Fees 1st April to 31st March 2022

Memorial Garden

New Memorial Garden - Pergola Walk
  Plaque Inscription Lease Fee (5 Years) Total
Atlas* £60 £140 £100 £300
Book or Chapel £110 £140 £100 £350
Pillar Post £460 £140 £100 £700
Rose Post £250 £140 £100 £490
Balustrade Columbaria (max 2 ashes) includes Plaque, inscription, Internment, Urn and 10 year Lease £1,545
Plaque Photo - Add to total £120
Plaque Line Drawing/Coloured Line Drawing - Add to total £75/£100
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 (7”x3”)  £185 £275 £525 £460 / £710
Rose or Shrub including Plaque (7”x5”)  £250 £275 £525 £525 / £775

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 £120 N/A N/A N/A
5 Line Inscription £180 £130 £140 £180
8 Line Inscription £250 £130 £140 £180

New : Mulberry Memory Tree- Scatter Lawn

Fees for new Mulberry Tree Memorial
Plaque Type Plaque Fee Inscription 5 Year Lease Fee Total
Plain Leaf £40 £60 £100 £200
Add Motif n/a + £30 n/a £230

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

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   £920 £920 £1,840
Children’s Graves including ERB* 50 years  £665‡ £635‡ £1,300‡
Right to erect a Memorial Headstone <3Ft £255

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   £1,840 £920 £2,760
Children’s Graves including ERB* 50 years  £965‡ £635‡ £1,600‡
Right to erect a Memorial Headstone <3Ft £255

‡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 Children’s Funeral Fund 
*ERB – Exclusive Right of Burial

Burial Fee for Cremated Ashes 1st April to 2021 to 31st March 2022

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*‡  £610 £300 £910
Cremated Remains Mini Grave Vaults including 25 years ERB*, Interment, Plaque and Inscription £1,450 £250 £1,700
Right to erect a Monument or Memorial‡ £200

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*‡  £1,020 £300 £1,320
Cremated Remains Mini Grave Vaults including 25 years ERB*, Interment, Plaque and Inscription £1,800 £250 £2,050
Right to erect a Monument or Memorial‡ £200

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

Sutton Road Cemetery Memorials

Benches for Memorials within Southend Cemetery
Memorial Benches Fee
4ft Bench (Donated) including  25 year Lease, Plaque & Inscription £1,850
6ft Bench (Donated) including 25 year Lease, Plaque & Inscription  £2,100

Bronze Plaque 6” x 2”with up to 60 characters 

Other Fees

Miscellaneous Services and fees
Service Fee
Use of Cemetery Church 20 minute Service £155
Use of Organ £20
Transfer – Grant of Right of Burial £90
Extension of Burial Rights 25 years £460
Exhumation Charges £POA
Additional Inscription for Lawn or Cremated Ashes Graves £125
Removal/Replacement of Monuments £POA
Surcharge Bookings after 2:15pm (Oct – Mar) £60

Competition and Markets Authority Report Price Information for Southend Cremtorium. 

Contact Bereavement Services

Telephone: 01702 215015/603908

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