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Funeral Costs in Cardiff, Barry & Caerphilly

We understand that arranging a funeral is one of the most difficult and emotional things that someone has to do, and concerns about funeral costs and fees can be a stressful burden to carry. That’s why at Ivor Thomas Funerals we make sure to give you all the information you need up front, removing the guesswork from planning a funeral.

From September 2021, it was made law that we have had to provide a standardised pricelist in a specific form. We believe that the way it’s laid out can be a little confusing, so have added an explanatory note to the document and a link to a full breakdown of all of our prices as well as those of the local crematoriums and cemeteries. Along with the Terms of Business and Disclosure of Interests, these can be found on our pricelist and legal documents page here.

As our packages have always been extremely popular, we’ve kept them in an altered form and explained them in full below.

Please know that we build our packages and funerals around you, so if you want something that’s not included originally, we’ll add it on, and if you don’t want something, we will remove it from the cost.

For more information about funeral package costs, or to find out more about our funeral services throughout Cardiff, Barry, Caerphilly and the rest of South Wales, contact us today.

Financial Help

We know that not everyone is in a position to pay for a funeral up front, and some will need to seek help from places outside of family and friends. Mark especially is quite knowledgeable about seeking funding from the DWP and alternate sources, and he can help with any paperwork required. Please get in touch with any questions that you may have.

There is more information about our payment options in our terms of business that can be found here.

We’ve based our packages on the prices of Thornhill Crem & Cardiff Cemeteries, however if you want the funeral somewhere else, we will alter the price depending on where you want the funeral. There will be no extra charge from us if the funeral takes place within 15 miles of CF14 4DB. Any questions or if you want a personalised quote, please call us on 029 2169 0022 or email info@ivorthomasfunerals.co.uk.

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Direct Cremation £1600

Direct Cremation is becoming more popular throughout the UK with families opting not to have a service
and just receiving the ashes back instead; following in the footsteps of David Bowie & Karl Lagerfeild in choosing not to go down a traditional route.

What’s Included?

  • – All of our professional & administration fees
  • – Transportation & care of the deceased
  • – Our Gwent coffin
  • – Any associated doctors fees
  • – Cremation fee
  • – Crematorium provided ashes casket
  • – The collection and delivery of the ashes*

What’s not included?

  • – A service
  • – A viewing of the deceased (See Pricelist)

Direct Burial £1953

Direct Burial is very similar to a Direct Cremation in that there is no service, which means that, if you wish, a burial can
take place just a few days after the person has died; so you can visit the grave privately in your own time.

What’s Included?

  • – All of our professional & administration fees
  • – Transportation & care of the deceased
  • – Our Gwent coffin
  • – Burial fee

What’s not included?

  • – A service
  • – A viewing of the deceased (See Pricelist)
  • – Grave purchase fee (£900)
  • – A grave marker (from £10)

Pure Service Cremation £2140

A Pure Service Cremation is exactly as it says, purely a service at the crematorium. This is a perfect compromise between someone who didn’t want any fuss yet the family wanting the chance to say their goodbyes.

What’s Included?

  • – All of our professional & administration fees
  • – Transportation & care of the deceased
  • – Our Gwent coffin
  • – Doctors fees
  • – Cremation fee
  • – A service at the chapel at an agreed date and time
  • – Funeral director & two funeral operatives on the day
  • – A dedicated staff member to guide the family bearers
  • – A minister or one of our partnered celebrants
  • – Our estate hearse
  • – Crematorium provided ashes casket
  • – The collection and delivery of the ashes*

What’s not included?

  • – A viewing of the deceased (See Pricelist)
  • – Additional bearers (£40 each)
  • – A traditional hearse or limousine (£260 each)
  • – Funeral stationary (See Pricelist)
  • – Crematorium media (See Pricelist)
  • – Flowers (Coffin sprays from £80)

Pure Service Burial £2158

A Pure Service Burial gives you the opportunity to say your goodbyes at the graveside with a service. Again perfect for people who didn’t want a fuss at the time of their burial.

What’s Included?

  • – All of our professional & administration fees
  • – Transportation & care of the deceased
  • – Our Gwent coffin
  • – Burial fee
  • – A service at the graveside at an agreed date and time
  • – Funeral director & two funeral operatives on the day
  • – A dedicated staff member to guide the family bearers
  • – A minister or one of our partnered celebrants
  • – Our estate hearse

What’s not included?

  • – A service in a church/crematorium chapel (Approx. £300)
  • – A viewing of the deceased (See Pricelist)
  • – Additional bearers (£40 each)
  • – Limousines (£260 each)
  • – Funeral stationary (See Pricelist)
  • – Flowers (Coffin sprays from £80)
  • – Grave purchase fee (£900)
  • – A grave marker (from £10)

Our Standard Cremation Package £2300

A more traditional feel to the funeral without any frills. The thought is that you can then add what you need, meaning that the costs are limited to only the services that you use.

What’s Included?

  • – All of our professional & administration fees
  • – Transportation & care of the deceased
  • – Our Gwent coffin
  • – Doctors fees
  • – Cremation fee
  • – A service at the chapel at an agreed date and time
  • – Funeral director & two funeral operatives on the day
  • – A dedicated staff member to guide the family bearers
  • – A minister or one of our partnered celebrants
  • – Our estate hearse
  • – Crematorium provided ashes casket
  • – The collection and delivery of the ashes*

What’s not included?

  • – A viewing of the deceased (See Pricelist)
  • – Additional bearers (£40 each)
  • – Limousines (£260 each)
  • – Funeral stationary (See Pricelist)
  • – Crematorium media (See Pricelist)
  • – Flowers (Coffin sprays from £80)

Our Standard Burial Package £2318

Again, by having a standard package, this means that you can add on only what you want to pay for, meaning that you get a
service perfectly tailored to your needs and wishes.

What’s Included?

  • – All of our professional & administration fees
  • – Transportation & care of the deceased
  • – Our Gwent coffin
  • – Burial fee
  • – A service at the graveside at an agreed date and time
  • – Funeral director & two funeral operatives on the day
  • – A dedicated staff member to guide the family bearers
  • – A minister or one of our partnered celebrants
  • – Our estate hearse

What’s not included?

  • – A service in a church/crematorium chapel (Approx. £300)
  • – A viewing of the deceased (See Pricelist)
  • – Additional bearers (£40 each)
  • – Limousines (£260 each)
  • – Funeral stationary (See Pricelist)
  • – Flowers (Coffin sprays from £80)
  • – Grave purchase fee (£900)
  • – A grave marker (from £10)

Traditional Cremation £2610

Everything that you would expect from a traditional cremation service, including a viewing by appointment. With a matching black hearse & limousine, this means that you and your loved one can arrive in the
customary manner.

What’s Included?

  • – All of our professional & administration fees
  • – Transportation & care of the deceased
  • – Our Gwent coffin
  • – Doctors fees
  • – Cremation fee
  • – A viewing of the deceased
  • – A service at the chapel at an agreed date and time
  • – Funeral director & two funeral operatives on the day
  • – A dedicated staff member to guide the family bearers
  • – A minister or one of our partnered celebrants
  • – A traditional black hearse
  • – Matching black limousine
  • – Crematorium provided ashes casket
  • – The collection and delivery of the ashes*

What’s not included?

  • – Additional bearers (£40 each)
  • – Additional limousines (£260 each)
  • – Funeral stationary (See Pricelist)
  • – Crematorium media (See Pricelist)
  • – Flowers (Coffin sprays from £80)

Traditional Burial £2803

The Traditional Burial is historically is thought of as the customary funeral within the UK. The price quoted includes a service at the beautiful Cathays Chapels followed by a burial within a Cardiff Cemetery, however we can use whichever church or place of worship that holds a place in your heart.

What’s Included?

  • – All of our professional & administration fees
  • – Transportation & care of the deceased
  • – Our Gwent coffin
  • – Doctors fees
  • – Burial fee
  • – A viewing of the deceased
  • – A service at Cathays Chapels at an agreed date and time
  • – A graveside committal
  • – Funeral director & two funeral operatives on the day
  • – A dedicated staff member to guide the family bearers
  • – A minister or one of our partnered celebrants
  • – A traditional black hearse
  • – Matching black limousine

What’s not included?

  • – Additional bearers (£40 each)
  • – Additional limousines (£260 each)
  • – Funeral stationary (See Pricelist)
  • – Flowers (Coffin sprays from £80)
  • – Grave purchase fee (£900)
  • – A grave marker (from £10)

Let us help you create a fitting tribute for a loved one

Call us on 029 22710 023 or request a callback using the form below

Come & see us, we are here to help

Address: 81 Rhydhelig Avenue Heath Cardiff CF14 4DB
Opening Times:

24/7 Helpline and For Call Outs

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 18:00 Saturday & Sunday: Appointment Only

FAQs & Advice

A burial is when someone is laid to rest within a grave. Cremation is when the person is cremated.
We understand things can change so as long as you let us know ASAP, we will always endeavour to make any changes you request.
Disbursements are essentially third party costs, the most common within a funeral being the burial or cremation fee, minister and doctors fees. Unlike most funeral directors, we include these within our fee to simplify the costs.
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