• Simplified Funeral

  • Worried about Funeral Expenses


    We understand that not everyone would like the full traditional funeral service and look for a more simple arrangement. To help with this and reduce funeral costs we can provide either a "simple" cremation service from £3200.00* or "direct cremation" from £1598.00#.


    The "Simple" Arrangement from £3200.00

    This would include all our professional fees for the care of your relative, staffing, coffin bearers and premises :  chapel of rest (office hours Mon - Fri ~ 9.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m. only) : simple coffin : hearse : collection of deceased within a 25 mile radius of Rushden (within office hours (a greater distance or if out of hours will attached additional expense) : celebrant/minister fees up to £210.00: doctors fees up to £164.00 : crematorium fees*

    (A. Abbott & Sons reserve the right to choose the day and time of funeral ~ and subject to availability)

    No other services can be added to this "Simple" Arrangement. It is designed to assist families with keeping costs down whilst providing a personal, dignified funeral service.

    *This is based on a cremation at Kettering Crematorium and paying a standard fee to the celebrant/minister. Additional fees might apply when using a different crematorium or if celebrant/minister request an additional amount or if the doctors take travel fees. 

    (This cost could be slightly less if using alternative crematorium, and more if using Wellingborough Crematorium and Northampton Crematorium (popular times). Please ask for more details as this can be a little confusing. (The cost can also be reduced if doctors fees and not required).

    Deposit of 50% is due at time of making arrangements.

    Cremated remains can be returned to you.

    You can also use this option if you are making a DWP funeral support claim. Please just ask for details ~ we are here to help.

    We will always provide you with a full estimate and explanation of expenses at our first meeting to ensure that you keep control of the potential costs. We don't want you to have any surprise after the funeral.


    "Direct Cremation" from £1598.00

    This would include all our professional fees for the care of your relative, staffing, premises : simple coffin : suitable vehicle to transport coffin directly to the crematorium (not the hearse) : collection of deceased with 25 mile radius of Rushden within office hours (a greater distance and if out of hours will attached additional expense) : doctors fees up to £164.00 : cremation fees#

    With this option there is no chapel of rest facility at all : strictly no one to attend the crematorium : strictly no service at the crematorium : no cortege facilities. The coffin will be taken from our premises directly to the crematorium on and day and time that we choose. We also reserve the right to choose the crematorium used.

    (A. Abbott & Sons will choose the day and the time of the cremation ~ and subject to availability)

    Full payment for this option is due at the time of making the arrangements.

    Cremated remains can be returned to you.

    #This is based on Northampton Crematorium special early hours cremation time only. Additional fees apply if doctors charge travel fees or for using an alternative crematorium.


    We reserve the right to amend the details of these arrangements and costs from time to time without notice.


    We want you to choose a funeral service that is right for you. If you are unsure of your options then please ask.


    We are here to help and support you.


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