Burial and cremation

Bereavement services fees and charges

Crematorium service fees 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

Services offered and fee charged
Service Fee
Full Memorial Service and Cremation* (9:40am - 4:00pm) South or West Chapel (in city) £1000
Full Memorial Service and Cremation* (9:40am - 4:00pm) South or West Chapel (out of city) £1100
Committal Family Attendance and Cremation* (9:30am - West Chapel) (in city) £800
Committal Family Attendance and Cremation* (9:30am - West Chapel) (out of city) £900
Committal No Family Attendance and Cremation* (8:30am, 8:45am, 9:00am and 9:15am - South Chapel) (in city) £550
Committal No Family Attendance and Cremation* (8:30am, 8:45am, 9:00am and 9:15am - South Chapel) (out of city) £600
Extended Chapel Service or a Memorial Service £250
Interment In Garden of Remembrance (Cremated elsewhere) £175
Storage of Cremated Remains after 3 months £40pcm

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

*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 2023/2024
Service Fee
Metal Urn - Adult £63
Childrens Urn (up to 18) No Charge

Webcasting service provided by OBITUS

Services provided for webcasting
Service Fee
Webcast - A high quality live Webcast, viewed via secure easy to use Website £45
Live + 28 Days Watch Again - The live webcast, plus access to recording of the webcast to watch again for a further 28 days £70
Keepsake Copy - A recording of the webcast on DVD, Blue Ray, Audio CD or USB set in a presentation case £80

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 £57
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 £100
Extra Photos - For each extra 25 photos on a Simple slideshow or Professional Photo tribute £17
Family Supplied Video - Checking and preparation* of a video created by you, shown at the time of your choosing £23
Downloadable Copy of Visual Tribute - DVD, Blue-Ray or USB £17

Memorial fees 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

Memorial Garden

New Memorial Garden - Pergola Walk
  Plaque Inscription Lease Fee (5 Years) Total
Atlas* £69.60 £159.20 £114 £342.80
Book or Chapel £126 £159.20 £114 £399.20
Pillar Post £528 £159.20 £114 £801.20
Rose Post £401 (inc 5 Year lease fee) £159.20 £114 £674.20
  • Balustrade Columbaria (max 2 ashes) includes Plaque, inscription (£159.20), Internment (£137), Urn and 10 year Lease (£1483) - £1,799.20
  • Plaque Photo - Add to total - £136.80
  • Plaque Line Drawing/Coloured Line Drawing - Add to total - £85.20/£115.20
  • 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) £211.20 £313 £610 £524.20 / £821.20
Rose or Shrub including Plaque (7x5) £260 £313 £610 £573 / £870

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 £138 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
5 Line Inscription £206 £354 (inc inscription) £367 (inc inscription) Not applicable
8 Line Inscription £286 £436 (inc inscription) £447 (inc inscription) £494 (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 £45.60 £69.60 £115 £230.20
Add Motif Not applicable + £34.80 Not applicable £265

Sutton Road Cemetery burial fees 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

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 £1,300 £1046 £2,346
Childrens Graves including ERB* 50 years £770 £715 £1,485
Right to erect a Memorial Headstone 3Ft £292 Not applicable Not applicable

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 £3,900 £1,046 £4,946
Childrens Graves including ERB* 50 years £1,100 £715 £1,815
Right to erect a Memorial Headstone 3Ft £292 Not applicable Not applicable

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 2023 to 31 March 2024

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* £700 £347 £1,047
Cremated Remains Mini Grave Vaults including 25 years ERB*, Interment, Plaque and Inscription £1,662 £286 £1,948
Right to erect a Monument or Memorial £292 Not applicable Not applicable

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* £1,195 £347 £1,542
Cremated Remains Mini Grave Vaults including 25 years ERB*, Interment, Plaque and Inscription £2,070 £286 £2,356
Right to erect a Monument or Memorial £292 Not applicable Not applicable

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 and Inscription £2,071
Additional plaque for memorial bench £229

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 £172
Use of Organ £23
Transfer - Grant of Right of Burial £104
Extension of Burial Rights 25 years £660.50
Exhumation Charges (cremated remains only) £341
Additional Inscription for Lawn or Cremated Ashes Graves £143
Removal/Replacement of Monuments £POA
Surcharge Bookings after 2:15pm (Oct - Mar) £110

Competition and Markets Authority Report Price Information for Southend Cremtorium.

Contact Bereavement services

Telephone: 01702 215015/603908

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