COVID-19 Information

Traditional Funeral Services

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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a very concerning time for everyone right now. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to take the greatest care of our families and arrange funerals in the best possible way. We are keeping up to date with the latest government guidance on funerals and will keep our families informed of any changes.

If someone has passed away at home.

Please contact us at any time, we still cover a 24hr service. We will ask you for the normal information, but we will now also include asking if you know if the deceased or anyone in the property has tested positive for coronavirus. When we arrive, our men will be wearing PPE as a standard precaution, in the event that someone could be asymptomatic. We ask that you follow social distancing whilst our staff are with you.

Arranging the funeral

Where possible we are trying to keep you safe as well as our staff. We will arrange funerals over the phone wherever possible, to minimise contact. Once done we will send the funeral director to your home to hand you the paperwork that has been completed, it will be clearly labelled for you to sign. It is nice for you to meet the funeral director so you know who will be looking after you on the day of the funeral.

If you come to the funeral home to sign the paperwork then you will be asked to wear a mask and sanitise your hands.

All paperwork will be laid out ready for you visit and clearly marked for signing.

  • There are gloves if you wish, masks and automatic hand sanitiser are available in reception.
  • No more than 2 clients may visit the home at any time.
  • We regularly clean all surfaces in the funeral home and use a sanitising fogging machine to sanitise the air.


During this lockdown we are not offering limousines on funerals. We will bring the hearse to an address should family want to follow to the crematorium.
If the deceased has been tested positive for COVID-19 then due to the airborne nature of the virus we cannot permit visiting in the chapel.
We also cannot take fingerprints for jewellery but you do have the option of ashes into glass keepsakes.

We apologise for any additional stress this may cause but we have a duty of care to you our client and also to the health and safety of our staff.

The Bespoke Service

The cost of funerals vary considerably and can include many factors, choices and options – whether you are looking for a burial or cremation; if you already own a grave plot or need to purchase one; or if you are thinking of including a church service – we are able to discuss all your options and provide you with an estimate for a customised service to fulfil your requirements, as close as we possibly can.

We are transparent with all our costs and aim to keep you fully informed of any services provided, and should any costs not be available at the time we speak, will inform you at the earliest opportunity to ensure you are happy to continue, or to discuss alternative options if required.

You can see our full price list via the link below for our bespoke service and will provide you with your personal estimate when we meet. We are here to provide you with unlimited advice, care and guidance. Please call for an informal chat about your requirements. Included in the fee are the following:

  • All Funeral Director’s professional fees
  • Conveying of the deceased to the funeral home
  • Care, preparation and dressing of the deceased
  • Foiled, elm coffin
  • Crematorium’s fee
  • Minister or Celebrant fee
  • Hearse, Funeral Director and four Bearers
  • Collection of ashes, if required • Doctor’s fee of £82 would be added if required
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a traditional funeral service include?

A traditional funeral tends to include a full service held in a place of worship, crematorium or at the graveside, but it depends on the religion and wishes of the deceased.

Before the service takes place, there will be a viewing – usually at the funeral home or chapel of rest. This is to allow families and friends the time they need to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of their loved ones.

After the ceremony itself, a committal service will be held. Though this is a graveside ritual, it can also take place when scattering the ashes or on the cemetery grounds.

Mourners will go in procession to the cemetery or graveyard, and the hire of a hearse and limousine is often included in a traditional service.

If you’d like to arrange a traditional funeral for your loved one or need a hand making the arrangements, feel free to contact our funeral directors in Bristol by calling 0117 374 2002.

How much does a traditional funeral cost?

Here at Brunel Funeral Directors, we can provide a complete traditional funeral service for as little as £3521, depending on your choices and options.

If you’re looking to create a bespoke funeral service for your family member or close friend – either with a specialist coffin, hearse, jewellery or memorabilia – take a look at our price list.

We have been working with bereaved families in our local community long enough to appreciate that you want to give your loved one the best send-off possible. That’s why our funeral directors will arrange an appointment to discuss both yours and the deceased’s requirements in further detail – ensuring that your loved one gets the funeral they deserve, for a price you can afford.

For a better idea of how much you can expect to pay for a traditional funeral, be sure to contact us.

How can funerals be personalised?

There are lots of ways funerals can be customised to reflect the life of the deceased.

For example, instead of opting for the traditional hearse and limousine, you could request specialist transport for the day of the funeral, such as a horse-drawn hearse or a motorcycle hearse.

In terms of customising the coffin or casket, you could have it engraved and choose a coffin spray that incorporates your loved one’s favourite flowers and colours. Alternatively, you may wish to spell out their name in flowers (i.e. Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandad, Daughter, Son, etc).

Black funeral attire is traditional. However, a great way to personalise the ceremony is to ask mourners to wear a particular colour, flower on their lapel or a colourful football shirt.

What are the benefits of arranging a bespoke service?

We all have quirks, habits, hobbies and interests that shape us into the people we are today. It’s these qualities that should be celebrated in death, as they are what others will remember us by.

A bespoke funeral service is tailored to the person it honours – bringing family and friends together to commemorate the life of that individual whilst sharing fond memories.

If you’re loved one had any special requests about their funeral, a bespoke ceremony will allow you to provide them with the send-off they would have wanted.

If you’re thinking ahead and taking out a funeral plan, a bespoke funeral will allow you to arrange every aspect from the type of service to the transport, music, flowers and readings. It saves your family the financial heartache of making the arrangements when you’ve passed away, too.

For more information about our traditional funeral services and how we can tailor them to you or your loved one’s needs, give us a call on 0117 374 2002.

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