Cremation

Cremation

Where and when a cremation can take place, how to book one and how much it costs

Where cremations can take place

Cremations can only take place at either of our crematoriums

  • South Bristol crematorium
  • Canford crematorium

A cremation can take place:

  • Monday to Friday
  • between 9am and 3.45pm

Arrange a cremation

Call  Canford  Cemetery and Crematorium or South Bristol Cemetery and Crematorium

Cremation fees from 1 September 2021

For the cremation of a:

  • stillborn child or a person under 16 years old at the time of their death: 
    • early service time (9am, 9.30am,10am): includes 30 minute slot and 20 minute service: free
    • regular time: includes 45 minute slot and 30 minute service: free
  • person 16 years old or older at the time of death:
    • early service time (9am, 9.30am,10am): includes 30 minute slot and 20 minute service: £700
    • regular time: includes 45 minute slot and 30 minute service:  £965 

The above cremation fees include:

  • all professional fees relating to the administration and registration of the cremation, in line with statutory requirements
  • the use of our chapel and attendance of our Chapel Assistant on the day of the service
  • the use of our music system during the service
  • use of organist
  • the scattering of ashes in our Garden of Remembrance unwitnessed or the preparation of the ashes for their removal, along with a Cremation Certificate

We can also look after the ashes for a period of up to 2 months before requesting final instructions.

Surcharges

  • Additional time in the Chapel, includes 45 minute slot and 30 minute service: £205
  • Direct Cremation Fee £415 (a direct cremation is an unattended cremation with no mourners present)
  • Cremation Fees include any environmental levy where applicable

Other fees

  • Chapel use only, includes 45 minute slot and 30 minute service: £205
  • Witnessed scatter of ashes £35
  • Witnessed/Unwitnessed scatter of ashes where cremation took place elsewhere: £70

Memorial products to purchase direct from crematorium

For memorial and Book of Remembrance fees visit our Cremation and memorials page.

Additional media services

We can also provide these media services:

Halo: free
A complimentary square photo shown during the service.

Single Photo: £20
This will be displayed throughout the service.

Slideshow: : £65 
Photo slideshow of up to 25 photos, to display on a loop, or once, during the service.

Pro Tribute Professional slideshow: £80
Up to 25 photos, set to music.

Each extra 25 photos: £25 
Up to 25 additional photos for professional slideshow.

Keepsake copy of visual tribute: £25
Keepsake copy of tribute. 

Downloadable copy of Visual Tribute: £10
Downloadable copy of professional tribute, confirm no. of days/permeant. 

Family-made: £20 
Professional checking and preparation of video tribute made by family, or third party.

Extra work: £25
Additional editing, revision or extra professional work not covered in standard packages above.

Live web cast and 28-day downloadable: £60
Live webcast of service includes live webcast, available for downloading for 28 days.

Keepsake Copy:£60 (first copy)
Webcast recording to keep. We can provide a DVD, CD, Blu-ray or USB stick copy.

Additional Keepsake copies: £25
Additional copies of the webcast in DVD, CD, Blu-ray or USB stick copy.

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