Sa​fe Hands

Funeral Services

Tel:01903 741444 / 07598 278191

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All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).

ATTENDED FUNERAL (funeral director’s charges only) £1678

This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.

Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements £966

Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 25 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care £195

Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s branch premises £1.00

Providing a suitable coffin – Elm Veneered Coffin £295

Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral l director (where viewing is requested by the customer) l £1.00

At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle £220


This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.

Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £1450

Cremation (funeral director’s charges inc. the cremation fee) 2 £1395


For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.1

In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is:

For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees. £1500


For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee.£735-£1070

In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is: £995 

Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.


This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:

Additional mileage (price per mile) £1.25

Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer) £160

Collection and delivery of ashes (withing a 5 mile radius) No Charge

Embalming £120

Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.) £220-250

Services supplied outside of normal office hours [Prices on request]

The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

1 This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.

2 In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.

Standard Fee Attended Service Worthing Crematorium after 10:30am                                   £995                                                               

 Woodvale Crematorium after 10:30am                                                                                    £705

 The Downs Crematorium after 10:30am                                                                                  £658

 Chichester Crematorium after 10:30am                                                                                   £1070

Unattended Service Worthing Crematorium                                                                             £499

 Woodvale Crematorium                                                                                                           £393

 The Downs Crematorium                                                                                                         £499

 Chichester Crematorium                                                                                                          £499

Reduced Fee Attended Service Worthing Crematorium between 9:00 and 10:00                  £735

 Woodvale Crematorium between 9:00 and 10:00                                                                   £490

 The Downs Crematorium 9:00am service only                                                                       £499

 Chichester Crematorium 9:30am service only                                                                        £910

TERMS OF BUSINESS Our Terms of Business include the following:

You must pay a 50% deposit at least 3 days before the funeral date for attended funeral services, Private Cremation and Forge Chapel service requires payment in full a minimum of 3 days in advance of the service date. The request for final payment of any balance of the funeral costs will be sent to you following the funeral and full settlement of the account is requested within 10 days of the date of that letter.

The following charges will be made for late payment: daily interest charged at 3% above the base rate set by the Bank of England. 


Safe Hands Funeral Services Ltd is owned and managed entirely independently by Penelope Strachan.

We have no business or financial interest in a price comparison website which compares Funeral Director Services and/or Crematoria Services and their respective prices

Disbursements are in addition to the fees we charge as funeral directors. Disbursements are fees we pay to other third parties on your behalf. They are highly variable and often include items such as crematorium, cemetery, newspaper notices, flowers etc. These items are charged at cost.


We do not make any charitable donations in excess of £250 per year. We do not make any gratuity payments.

We do not make any other payments or gifts to third parties that are not related to a cost incurred or a service provided by the third party, in connection with the arrangement of a funeral, or the operation of the funeral business.