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
|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) Includes dressing the body
Dressing the body only
|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
|Ashes collected from the crematorium if required||N/A||✓||Add £80||Add £80|
|Total||£2,380 plus disbursements & the cost of a gravedigger||£1,980 plus disbursements||£1,980 inc disbursements
||£1,580 inc disbursements
|Cremation or Burial Plot||POA – Burial costs vary enormously depending on plot and location||Between £595 – £850||Included||Included|
|Collecting the deceased outside office hours – for OPALS funerals
|Visiting our premises outside office hours (see above) – for maximum 2 hours. Add £60 an hour thereafter.
|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) **
|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
|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. £1,980 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 /Friends can 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.
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.
Please note : Both the above options DO NOT include dressing the deceased or visiting them. These are optional extras. Dressing the body £120 Dressing & Visiting the deceased £200.
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.