Funeral Costs and Charges

Core charges and professional charges

Funeral Costs in Portsmouth

Arranging A Funeral - Professional Charges

We have provided you an itemised menu listing of what we call our Professional Charges. These are our core charges, many of which form the basis of your chosen funeral.

These charges do not relate to a woodland or natural burial. For cost and service details please contact us to ensure all prices are up to date.

Professional Charges £595.00

Professional Charges or a Professional Fee is a fixed fee that generally covers the full arranagement of a funeral. It will include personal supervision of all the arrangements before, during and after the funeral service. A funeral director will be responsible for liaising with third parties such as doctors, ministers, crematoriums, florists etc. It will also cover the use of the funeral homes for your loved ones to rest in, private rooms to view them before the funeral takes place (if required). Preparation and attending to all the essential documentation for your loved one.
Availability of the Searson family 24 hours EVERY day
Provision of a detailed consultation to discuss and arrange your individual funeral requirements
A Home Visit can be arranged at NO additional cost
Advice and guidance on all available options and choices
Assistance in collation of all necessary documentation
Guidance on the Registration of Death
Co-ordination with the Coroner, should he be involved
To act as an Agent, and make arrangements with the Clergy, Crematorium/Cemetery, Doctor etc.
Provision of a Funeral Director to officiate and co-ordinate the Funeral Service
A full complement of professional Bearers
To arrange and place notices within Newspaper
To provide a full list of Photographs and Floral Tributes
Design and creation of full color print items

Visual Life Tribute £25.00

A Visual Life Tribute is where you provide us with up to a MAXIMUM of 30 of your chosen favourite photographs, scan and edit them to your chosen piece of music. We then create a special visual tribute that can be projected during the service (Crematorium Only).

Created to DVD supplied in a Full Colour Case designed to reflect your Service Book - a wonderful keepsake.
Each additional copy is just £5.00 per DVD Disc.

Memorial Printed Items £FREE

Memorial Printed Items are one of our most loved aspects of additional items that clients will choose for their loved ones. Depending on what type of funeral plan you opt for, we can either offer some of these printed items within the package price, or at nominal costs as additional services you might like to consider choosing.
With photographs provided by you of your loved one, we take those precious memories and combine them into a beautiful Order of Service publication booklet (More Details and Examples). The choices are:

30 FULL Colour Order of Service

40 FULL Colour Prayer/Poem Cards

1 FULL Colour Framed A2 Portrait/Memory Board

Please refer to our General Price Guide for more information on our Printed Items.

Care and Attention - Mortuary Care £485.00

In our profession there is a very small word that is frequently used and that is, 'CARE'. The word care often refers to the means in which someone is prepared for viewing, and held until the day of the funeral. It's a universal term, and the true meaning can have varying interpretations depending upon the individual Funeral Director.
To provide a modern, dedicated and specially equipped Mortuary Care Facility (Available for your inspection)
Provision of qualified and experienced staff who will care for your loved one
To perform initial "First Offices", the washing and general Laying Out upon arrival at our facilities
Provision of full Hygienic Treatment to enable a dignified, stable condition of your loved one during their stay at our Funeral Home
To dress your loved one, either in a chosen Gown, or in their own clothing
To have the hair washed, dried and styled, should you wish
For the application of any make up that may be appropriate
Provision of our Chapel for your use, any time, any day, by appointment
To provide a Photograph of your loved one "At Rest", should you require a copy
Read more - What is Care?

Transfer Service £175.00

A transfer service is the collection and transfer of your loved one from their place of death - example from a hospital or from their own home, taking them into our care and moving them to our own facilities.
Provision of vehicle and staff to collect your loved one during normal working hours, and transfer to our dedicated facilities.

Outside of normal working hours -
Monday - Friday 5pm to 8am
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Please add a nominal surcharge of £80.00

Please refer to our General Price Guide for more information on our Transfer Service.

Other Related Chargeable Professional Services

In addition to the above extra professional services that are chargeable include the following.

We encourage family members to participate in the funeral - acting as a Bearer is a wonderful final gesture. As such we DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of bearers in our charges, and only charge for them when needed. Four professional bearers are included in the charge above, and each additional bearer is £30.00.
Please refer to our General Price Guide for more information about this.
For the provision of our traditional Black Motor Hearse.
Please refer to our General Price Guide for more information about this.

Should you require any help in calculating the cost of a funeral, either give us a call or go to Contact Options Page and choose which contact method suits you best. Be assured that all enquiries are without obligation.

Require help?

At an awkward and difficult time like this, you can always speak to one of our family members who will be sympathetic and help you to deal with organising your loved ones funeral.


About Us

Searsons Family Funeral Services take great pride in offering a service which focuses very much on family values. Look at any other funeral business for miles around and see how many of one family work in the business!

You can read more about us, and should you require further information, help and advice about a recent bereavement, then please contact us for free and impartial advice.

Funeral Planning Services Award 2013

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Searson Funeral Services

Portsmouth Branch
319 Copnor Road, Portsmouth,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9266 5795
Southsea Branch
105 Winter Road, Southsea,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9273 8922
Havant Branch
25-29 Park Parade, Leigh Park,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9247 7190

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