OPALS strive to be transparent about our costs, which is why we have added them to our website. We start at a basic price including all the necessary components you need to be able to hold a funeral, therefore there are less hidden extras, but we do list optional extras so you can have the funeral that is right for you

We know we offer very favourable prices. We are always happy to offer flexibility should your need differ from those below.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss a different option or cost.

  Opals Burial Opals Cremation OPALS Committal Cremation *Opals Direct Cremation
An initial consultation to discuss the service at your home or at *our premises
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Full support until the day of the funeral
Help with completing the necessary paperwork
Help making arrangements for the chosen day
Collection of the deceased (Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00) in a 20 mile radius
Visiting the deceased (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 16.00) by appointment only
Add £200 Add £200
A standard coffin
Transporting the deceased to the crematorium in our Opals company vehicle
Coffin placed on the catalfalque prior to the cremation.
Hearse with 4 bearers**

Additional Bearers £55

Add £480
Ashes collected from the crematorium if required N/A Add  £60 Add  £60
Total £2,280 plus disbursements & the cost of a gravedigger £1,880 plus disbursements £1,880 inc disbursements
£1,480 inc disbursements


Cremation or Burial Plot POA – Burial costs vary enormously depending on plot and location Between £575 – £850 Included Included
Doctors Fees N/A £164 Included Included

Optional Extras

Collecting the deceased outside office hours – for OPALS funerals
£250 £250 £250 £250
Visiting our premises outside office hours (see above) – for maximum 2 hours. Add £60 an hour thereafter.
£120 £120 £120 £120
Alternative urn of your choice POA POA POA
Alternative coffin of your choice POA POA POA POA
Bringing the deceased home before the funeral £150 £150 N/A N/A
Traditional black limousine (for up to 6 people) **
£330 £330 N/A N/A
Other forms transport POA POA N/A N/A
Celebrant / Minister / Humanist (Circa) £200 – £250 £200 – £250 N/A N/A
Order of Service POA POA N/A N/A
Weekend / Bank Holiday Service Please ask Please ask N/A N/A
Attending church service prior to Cremation / Burial
£300 £300 N/A N/A
Extra mileage charged @ £2 – over 20 miles

**Extra charges will apply for the use of Hearse over 2 hours and Limousines over 3 hours plus extra mileage charged @ £2 – over 20 miles.


We request payment at least 3 days before the funeral. Our preferred method of payment is BACS but you can pay by cash or cheque.

Celebrate the life of a loved one in your own way.

OPALS Committal  Cremation.   £1,880 fully inclusive

New to OPALS a committal cremation. There is no service, just a committal takes place at the crematorium. A member of our staff will be there to support you and read a committal / farewell (if you wish). Family attend. It is suggested you may like to choose two pieces of music, ie. one for as you enter the chapel and one farewell piece. This option only takes place at the Chiltern Crematorium at 9.15am or 9.30 am (depending on Chapel availability) on a mutually convenient day.

For £100 supplement 4.30pm or 4.45pm can be arranged –  Total £1,980 fully inclusive.

Slough Crematorium – Please ask for details

*An Opals Direct Cremation.

A Direct Cremation separates the cremation from the ceremony, or maybe if you don’t wish to have a funeral ceremony this might be the ideal choice for you. See our ideas page.
There is no service with this option and we choose the time and place of cremation.

A good funeral is achievable whatever your budget.

Help towards the cost of a Funeral – you may be eligible to get help towards the cost of a funeral from the Social Fund.  See our useful links.

FAIR FUNERALS pledge – This was launched by Quaker Social Action (QSA) We are proud to have signed up and will work alongside you to make sure you can have a meaningful and dignified funeral that is affordable to you. For more information see useful links.