Costing a funeral can be confusing. We have always been transparent with our prices, having a menu-based price list on our website with no hidden costs. We welcome the new regulations that aim for better transparency and we are now obligated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to have a “Standardised Price List” which you can see below. However, this can potentially be confusing when comparing costs to others so we are also including our normal itemised price list. We are an alternative and green funeral company offering environmentally-friendly products.   


Our Bespoke Services

To help you understand our prices we break the prices down in the following ways:

  1. Professional fees
  2. Third party costs
  3. Choices to make the funeral special

1. Professional fees which cover the following:     £1,710

  • Meeting in person with you in your home or our office or via telephone or video conferencing such as Zoom or FaceTime
  • Completing a written funeral arrangement plan in agreement with you that is supported by a clear and transparent estimate
  • Collection of the deceased during normal working hours (9am – 5pm) within a 20-mile radius (additional miles are charged at £1.75 per mile). Collection out of hours costs an additional £60 per member of staff attending.
  • Care of the deceased for two weeks after which there is a charge of £12.50 per day.
  • Help with the paperwork and administration needed to arrange the funeral
  • Arranging and booking the venue, celebrant or minister, music, webcasts and orders of service
  • Our support and attention throughout the process through further meetings, telephone calls or video conferencing
  • Transport of the deceased in our silver Volvo estate to the funeral venue
  • Attendance of up to 3 staff on the day of the funeral at a single location (attendance cost at an additional venue varies depending upon location of venue)
  • Collection and delivery of the ashes within a 20 miles radius
  • Administering donations

Possible additional costs

  • Bearers – £65 per bearer for funeral at one venue
  • Removal of pacemaker for cremation – £80
  • Attendance at more than one venue – price upon request
  • Additional transfers of the deceased’s body within working hours (ie to their home or a place of worship) – £270
  • Bariatric cases – extra cost for collection – price upon request

2. Third party costs

Third party costs include crematorium or burial fees and doctors’ medical certificates.  

  • Crematorium fees vary depending upon the time and location but the standard current prices for the three crematoria in Cornwall are as shown below –

Penmount Crematorium, Truro


Additional hour


Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne

£1,100 / 1,200

Additional hour


Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin


Additional hour


  • Burial fees vary significantly depending upon the type of cemetery or burial ground, if the deceased is a local resident and the cost of digging of the grave.
  • Doctor’s Medical Certificate x 1 is required for cremation at £82 – may return to 2 x medical certificates after Covid.

3. Choices to make the funeral special

These include the elements that help to make the funeral special and memorable.

  • Coffin and ashes container
  • Washing and dressing the deceased (female only for women) –  from £90 for an average-sized person. You are welcome to help us to wash and dress your loved one in our sympathetic premises
  • Visiting your loved one at our premises – £90 during work hours £135 out of hours
  • Vigil – price is dependent upon when, how long for, numbers attending and any special refreshments or arrangements
  • Coffin decorating – price is dependent upon when, how long for, numbers attending and any special refreshments or arrangements
  • Celebrant or minister to take the ceremony – from £220
  • Orders of service – prices vary but a guide price of £125.34 for 100 copies
  • Transport other than our silver Volvo estate – prices vary depending upon choice
  • Music (no charge at crematoria). Music supplied by us from £50
  • Webcast or live streaming – prices vary
  • Visual tribute or slideshow – prices vary
  • Flowers – prices vary – some families choose to do their own.

Direct Cremation   £1,320

As well as our bespoke services, we offer Direct Cremations which often suit families for reasons such as distance, finance or simply because they would like a simple, no fuss funeral. The deceased and their families receive the same level of professionalism and care as those that choose a more traditional service, the only difference is that there is no service, no music or flowers and no attendees. Unlike some direct cremation services, we do not transport the deceased for miles upcountry to a cheaper crematorium.

The funeral arranging and requirements are exactly the same as for an attended funeral:

  • Collection of the deceased from their home, nursing home, hospice or hospital once the required paperwork is complete (within a 20 miles radius and between 9am – 5pm)
  • Care for the deceased in our Resting Place until the day of the cremation
  • Meeting at our premises with the family to complete the necessary paperwork – this can be done by post, telephone or video conferencing
  • The family / executor register the death of the deceased
  • Booking the cremation, ordering the coffin / shroud, paying for the doctors’ medical certificates and processing all necessary paperwork
  • Transport of the deceased to the crematorium
  • The family can collect the ashes from the crematorium or our office

£1,320 inclusive of all basic costs* –

(Cremation fees; doctor’s medical certificate; shroud; collection, care and transport of the deceased; our professional fees)

Where doctors’ medical certificates are not required due to coroner involvement there will be a reduction of £82 (Only one certificate is currently required).

*Additional costs charged when

  • The collection of the deceased is over 20 miles – we charge £1.75 per mile for additional mileage
  • The collection is out of normal working hours – we charge an additional £60 per member of staff
  • The deceased is washed and dressed
  • The family visit the deceased at our premises
  • In the case of bariatric cases where a larger coffin and additional help is required – price on request
  • A pacemaker needs to be removed
  • The family would like to purchase an ashes container other than the basic biodegradable one.

DIY Funerals

Some people want to do a DIY funeral but may need help in some areas.  We are happy to help with any of the following and to give you an estimate depending on mileage etc:

  • Collection of the deceased within 20 miles between 9am – 5pm £200
  • Care of the deceased at our premises for 14 days £240
  • Washing and dressing (average-sized person) from £90
  • Visiting your loved one at our premises £90
  • Vigil – price is dependent upon when, how long for, numbers attending and any special refreshments or arrangements
  • Coffin decorating – price is dependent upon when, how long for, numbers attending and any special refreshments or arrangements
  • Purchase of a coffin from our range of environmentally-friendly coffins Price upon request
  • Transport of the deceased with 2 staff members to the funeral in our Volvo estate within 20 miles £350
  • Attendance at more than one venue within 20 miles £200
  • Supply of orders of service – prices vary but a guide is £125.34 for 100 copies
  • Support and recommendations – priced at £45 per hour per staff member

Please note our terms of payment and business below.


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)                                                £2,020.00

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                                                                         £   830

Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within                      £   200

15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care

Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased                               £   240

person will be kept at the funeral director’s branch premises only

Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from manila cardboard                                                                    £   310

 Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral                           £     90

director (where viewing is requested by the customer)

At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct                       £   350

to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s

premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle


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)                                                                                                                           £ 1,200

Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) 2                                                                     £ 1,320


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:                                                    £604 – £2,060

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.

For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee. [1]                                                                              

In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is:                                                       £754 – £1,066

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)                                                                                                      £1.75 per mile

  Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home,                                     £ 270

  to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer)

  Collection and delivery of ashes                                                                                                            £ 1

  Embalming                                                                                                                                                          Not offered

  Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.)                                                      Prices on request

  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.


1This 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 (NOTE: emergency regulations introduced during the pandemic have removed the need for a second doctor).

PDF to download: CMA STANDARDISED PRICE LIST October 2023


Please see our website for images and information.

Cardboard coffin with handles – Manilla                 £310

Cardboard coffin with handles – White                   £332

Imported woven coffins (Fairtrade)                            £645 (willow, wicker, seagrass, banana leaf, cane etc)

Cornish Willow coffin                                                         from £700

Somerset Willow – buff or weathered gold           from £800

Paulownia solid wood coffin, rope handles            from £500

Bellacouche felt coffin                                                        £835 – £1,065 plus delivery

Bamboo shroud                                                                      £250

This list is not exclusive.


Terms of Business

Once you have accepted our estimate and told us that you wish to engage our services we ask for the following:

Bespoke Funerals

For our Bespoke Funerals we ask you to pay for any third party fees (sometimes known as “disbursements”) a minimum of two working days before the funeral with the balance to be paid within seven days of the funeral.

If the balance has not been settled after seven days, we reserve the right to charge interest on any overdue amount at the rate of 2% per calendar month or part whereof until the account is settled in full.

For funerals where the client is applying to the Department of Work and Pensions for a funeral payment, the difference between the estimated amount that the DWP may pay and the total cost of the funeral must be paid a minimum of two working days before the day of the funeral.

Direct Cremation or Direct Burial

For all unattended funerals we request that you pay the total cost of the funeral a minimum of two days before the funeral.

Overseas Clients

Where the client is not resident in the UK, the total cost of the funeral must be paid a minimum of two days before the funeral.


We accept payment by cash, cheque and BACS / online banking.

Disclosure of interests

Who owns The Cornish Funeral Company Ltd?

The Cornish Funeral Company Ltd is a family business, owned by the Directors, Katrina and Terry Wagstaff.

Business or material financial interest in a price comparison website?

The Cornish Funeral Company Ltd does not have any business or material financial interest in price comparison websites that compare funeral director services and/or crematoria services and their respective prices.

Register of charitable donations to third parties connected to the funeral sector?

Within the last 12 months The Cornish Funeral Company Ltd

  • has not made any charitable donations to third parties connected to the funeral sector;
  • has not made any charitable contribution or payment of a gratuity to a third party; and
  • has not made any other form of payment to a third party that does not relate to a cost incurred or a service provided by the third party on behalf of or to the Funeral Director, which has been made by or on behalf of the Funeral Director.


The Cornish Funeral Company Ltd, Company Number: 12499572

Carharthen Forge, Tresillian, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4AB

Registered Company Address: The Cornish Funeral Company Limited, The Old Carriage Works,

Moresk Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1DG

Email:    Website:    Tel: 01872521172


Please see below information that you can download and print.

PDF PRICE LIST (April 2023) PRICE LIST April 2023    

PDF TERMS OF BUSINESS + DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS  Terms of Business and Disclosure of Interests

PDF PENMOUNT CREMATORIUM PRICE LIST  Penmount Standardised Price List 1st April 2023

PDF TRESWITHIAN DOWNS CREMATORIUM PRICE LIST  Treswithian Downs April 2023 price list