Funeral Directors Information
Funeral Director’s Information From Jan 2023
Ministry to bereaved parishioners is a top priority for us so we value a good working relationship with you.
We will assist with neighbouring parishoners requirements where their own parish priest is unavailable or when there is a reasonable connection with Ingrave parishes, provided their own parish priest has given permission.
We understand your clients often come to you with specific dates and that you also have restrictions. Our aim is to respond positively to this and serve you and your client’s needs before our own restrictions.
Both St Stephen’s and St Nicholas’ are available for services.
Burials are also available for parishoners at All Saints East Horndon.
You are welcome to call or text me at any time on 07854 214409.
Monday is usually my day off, but I am available for emergencies. Please text on these days.
We have midweek services on Wed at 10am, 11am and Thursdays at 11am. Please avoid these times as much as possible.
We work cooperatively with our neighbouring parish of St Thomas of Canterbury, Brentwood. Please contact them if I am unavailable.
We permit recorded music but currently do not have equipment to play CDs.
We allow projected images in church and currently use a free standing, large LCD TV which can display images, video clips and photo reels.
We welcome video recording from professionals.
We welcome donation boxes for chosen charities.
Our church hall facilities are unavailable for receptions.
When arriving at church please park by the Lychgate on the main road. The small car park will usually be full and access blocked.
Please ensure you bring trestles.
Most graves are dug as double graves and so we welcome their re use when the family permit this.
We proceed on the understanding that you have ascertained permission from the family for an additional burial.
We ask you to book one of the local grave diggers.
We ask for the spoil to be either removed by the grave digger or used to level surrounding graves.
A garden of remembrance is available for ashes burials. This is restricted for parishoners or people with a reasonable link.
Ashes burials are also welcome into existing graves.
Ashes are poured into the ground, however biodegradable boxes are permitted if the family prefer it.
Please ensure all plastics are removed from within the box.
taken from the Church of England’s Statutory Fees Table. For a copy click here.
Funeral Service at crematorium or cemetery £227, plus £20 travel
Funeral Service in Church followed by cremation or burial elsewhere £228.00
Funeral Service in Church followed by burial in the Churchyard £593.00
Organists fee, £70.00
Verger’s fee, £50.00
Ashes interment £190 plus digger’s fee of £50
All fees payable by BACS to
Paul Hamilton’s Church Fees Account
Please send remittance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org