Brunel Cremation

Brunel Funeral Service

(Everything you need for a simple funeral is included no hidden charges, but at times there can be additional fees depending on requirements.  Additional costs are outlined at the bottom of the page.) 

A simple service at either Canford or South Bristol Crematoriums (either 09.00, 09.30 or 10.00 am service – each service time allocated is 30 minutes which includes, entering the chapel, the service, and exiting the chapel). £2675.00

A simple service at Westerleigh Crematorium, (08.30/09.00 or 09.15/09.45, according to which of two chapels are used) The price will differ very slightly for Westerleigh.

Included in the fee, are the following:

  • Conveying the deceased into our care
  • Care, preparation, a simple coffin and gown or your love one can wear their own clothes.
  • Completion of necessary documentation and arrangements
  • Cremation to take place on a day, date and time of your choosing (within the time restrictions available)
  • Crematorium fee
  • Celebrant/Minister Fee is included
  • The provision of the hearse, funeral director and bearers on the day of the funeral
  • Ashes will be scattered at the crematorium or may be collected within 14 days of the funeral from the crematorium or the funeral home
  • Full payment for this service must be made within 72hrs of the arrangements

*Doctors Fee of £82 if required. 

Additional charges may apply

Oversize coffin £120
Collection of deceased outside normal office hours £175
Visiting deceased on an evening or weekend (per hour) £ 50
Mileage over the standard 15-mile radius is a fee of £1.90 per mile

Brunel Cremation

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    Read Our Reviews

    Kelly Richards
    Kelly Richards
    From the day my family stepped into your office, you showed them full support and made them feel at ease. I would like to thank Craig and Louise & all the other staff for the support and comfort you gave myself and my family. Every bit of detailed we asked for whilst our mother was in your care you done for us all above and beyond. We cannot thank you all enough. X
    Rhys Reed
    Rhys Reed
    From the moment myself and my sister stepped through the doors here Craig,Louise and Chris made sure we was all at ease. From any questions no matter when it was Craig was there to answer or was there to support us on any steps we made. I cannot thank them enough. From my family to you guys thank you so much.
    Chelsea Reed
    Chelsea Reed
    I couldn't appreciate Craig,Louise and Chris for all the support they've given my family over the tough time loosing my mother. I really wouldn't go anywhere else they made sure everything was just as perfect as we wanted things. From the bottom of my heart thank you so so much for looking after my mum while she was in your care and making things as perfect as you did. Such lovely people.
    Abigail Lynden
    Abigail Lynden
    Sympathetic, sensitive and compassionate service from start to finish. We couldn’t have asked for more.
    Teresa B-W
    Teresa B-W
    We were recommended Brunel, by family friends, when my mother-in-law passed away. From the very start Louise and Chris led my husband and I with kindness, understanding and professionalism. Nothing was too much trouble and what is a difficult period, was made far less stressful with their help. We can highly recommend Brunel and are thankful they were recommended to us!
    Elaine Brown
    Elaine Brown
    From the moment we entered Brunel we felt at ease. Craig was kind, considerate and very professional. He assured us there was no rush and gave us the time we needed over the next few weeks to arrange my mum's funeral how I wanted it. On the day, Chris and his colleagues arrived in plenty of time and were very helpful and patient and helped us fit a car seat. I cannot recommend them highly enough, they made a very hard day easier.
    craig hardy
    craig hardy
    Brunel Independent Funereal directors looked after us in a caring, compassionate and highly professional manner throughout this difficult process. Chris and the team supported us through each step with clear communication, empathy and understanding. Highly recommended.
    Andrew Dodd
    Andrew Dodd
    I would highly recommend Brunel Independent as Louise made it feel very personal and was excellent at explaining each stage of this daunting process, without being intrusive in any way. The team can arrange practically anything you would like, which helped to make it feel as comfortable as it could do on the day, where Chris and the team were amazing. Thank you.
    Jordan Long
    Jordan Long
    I would like to say a massive thank you to Louise, Chris and Craig for helping our family get through such a difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail was outstanding.
    Alison Long
    Alison Long
    I’m so glad I chose this company following the death of my grandson . They helped us deal with his death with such empathy and kindness. Nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel comfortable and at ease . Each and every member of the team acted at all times with the utmost professionalism and were never surprised at the requests that we made no matter how strange ! We chose a non religious ceremony and had a celebrant Joss who was amazing . I would not hesitate to use them again if I ever have the misfortune to have to arrange another funeral a big thank you to Louise Chris and Craig xxx

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does a simple cremation service consist of?

    Our Brunel Funeral Service includes everything you need for a simple yet dignified cremation – ranging from the conveying of the deceased into our funeral home to the preparation of the body, a coffin, and completion of the necessary paperwork.

    On the day of the service, mourners will arrive at the crematorium and will be seated before the service begins.

    During the cremation, there is typically a number of hymns sung or music played and eulogies read. In some cases, families may wish to include prayers or poems too.

    At the end of the service, the coffin will be moved for mourners to pay their final respects before the body is cremated.

    Though not included in the price of our Brunel Funeral, guests will then make their way to the wake where they can celebrate the life of their loved ones. Usually, there’s food, drink, music and photographs to encourage everyone to share their fond memories of the deceased.

    How does the Brunel Cremation Service differ from a direct cremation?

    One of the key differences between our Brunel Cremation Service and a direct cremation is that a simple ceremony will be held at one of the local crematoriums – either Canford, South Bristol or Westerleigh. This will usually take no more than 30 minutes, allowing mourners to bid farewell.

    With a direct cremation, there are no attendees other than the funeral director and pallbearers. This type of cremation is perfect for those who would much rather be laid to rest with minimal fuss. Of course, their loved ones can pay their respects at a later day in a way they see fit.

    Our Brunel Cremation is all-inclusive, which means the price includes the provision of a hearse, funeral director and bearers on the day.

    Out of the two, our simple yet dignified Brunel Cremation Service is the most expensive – but allows you to give the deceased the send-off they truly deserve, with their loved ones around them.

    For more information about our cremation services, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 0117 374 2002.

    How long does a cremation service take?

    On average, a cremation service takes place between one and three weeks after the death. Depending on the time of year and whether a coroner is involved, it could take even longer still. For instance, if a loved one dies during the Christmas period, many families prefer to wait until the new year to arrange the funeral.

    The cremation service doesn’t take too long, though. You’re usually allocated a 30 minute time slot. Once you’ve taken into account guests arriving, taking their seats and leaving the crematorium, this leaves you with approximately 20 minutes of speaking.

    In most cases, the ashes can usually be collected one working day after the ceremony – either by the person who completed the application form or the funeral director if stated on the form.

    If you’d like to know more about what our cremation services involve or you need help making the arrangements, feel free to get in touch with our funeral directors in Bristol.

    Is the Brunel Funeral Service right for my loved one?

    Deciding between a burial and cremation service is a personal choice and merely depends on the wishes of the deceased.

    However, if your loved one didn’t have a funeral plan or never discussed their funeral arrangements before they passed away, you may need to make the decision based on what you think they would have wanted.

    Cremations are typically the more flexible option of the two, allowing you to have a simple service at the crematorium or later on with the ashes. This particular funeral option is preferable if you need more time to make the arrangements or gather relatives that live a long distance.

    Something else worth noting about cremation services, like our Brunel Funeral Service, is that you can choose what to do with the ashes. You can scatter them in your loved one’s favourite spot, bury them or display them in a small casket or urn.

    Burials on the other hand, are deemed the more traditional choice – providing a permanent gravesite for friends and family to visit. One of the biggest downfalls of burials is they tend to be more expensive than cremations (especially direct cremations which offer a simple yet dignified way to bid farewell).

    To determine whether our Brunel Cremation Service is suitable for your loved one, you’re welcome to come and visit us at our funeral home on the edge of Westbury on Trym. Alternatively, why not give us a call and discuss your requirements over the phone?

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