Funeral Plans

Consideration for others is the most common reason for taking out a funeral plan and peace of mind is the most common benefit.

As well as offering funeral plans with Golden Charter we are also an accredited representative of Perfect Choice Funeral Plans, the pre-arranged funeral plan operated by NAFD Services Ltd. With a Funeral Plan from Stanley J Nicholas Funeral Directors Ltd you guarantee to pay no more for our services and you get the chance to personalise the arrangements to reflect your wishes. All our plans are held in trust with Golden Charter, the UK’s largest independent funeral plan provider and Perfect Choice Funeral Plans.

The cost of funerals is rising every year; if this sort of increase continues then investing in your funeral today, we believe, will be a very valuable decision.

Funeral director’s services

Pre-paid Funeral Plans

Choosing the right plan for you

  • A range of plans so you can select the one that suits your needs
  • Flexible payment options – choose the one that fits your budget
  • Whichever plan you choose, your acceptance is guaranteed – no medical or health questions to answer
  • All plans include a Will

What you need to cover

Funeral Director’s Services

Essential Third Party Costs

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TOTAL FUNERAL COSTS

Care of deceased, coffin, chapel of rest, funeral arrangements

With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan, the cost of the funeral director’s services included in the plan are locked and guaranteed at the time of taking out the plan.

Cremation/Burial fees/Church fees/Minister/Doctors fees (if Cremation)

All plans include an allowance for essential third party costs. Depending on how you choose to pay for your plan, you can also include an optional guarantee for third party costs.

  • Explain what FD services include – care of deceased; coffin; hearse; chapel of rest; etc.
  • Explain that third party costs are out of FD control – cremation/ burial; officiant/ minister. In situations where a doctor’s certificate is required in relation to cremation (in England & Wales and Northern Ireland) an additional sum will need to be paid to the FD at the time of need
  • Third party costs are paid by FD on your behalf and added to your bill
  • The allowance for third party costs is not guaranteed to cover the cost and additional funds may be required from your estate/ family
  • Non essential third party costs, such as flowers, are not covered in any plan but the funeral director can help your family organise these at the time

A Range of plans to choose from

 VALUE PLANSTANDARD PLANSELECT PLANPREMIER PLAN
Funeral director's services
Hearse
LimousineOne carTwo cars
Coffin (typical examples)Wood effectPlain veneeredPanelled veneeredSolid wood
Allowance for third party costs£700£940£940£940
Will/ Mirror Will
Plan Price£2,895£3,295£3,650£3,899

The Value Plan

£2895

What’s included

  • Funeral director’s services
  • A simple wood effect coffin
  • Use of chapel of rest, rest rooms or service rooms
  • Transportation to a suitable resting place within a 15 mile radius (during office hours)
  • Funeral service at the place of burial or cremation only
  • An allowance of £700 for third party costs
  • Professionally drafted will

What’s not included

  • Limousines
  • Choice of date and time of funeral 
  • Funeral procession from home to location
  • Full listing of mourners who sent flowers

The Standard Plan

£3,295

What’s included

  • Funeral director’s services
  • A simple, plain veneered coffin
  • A hearse to local cemetery or crematorium
  • Cremation or burial where locally available (excludes burial plot)
  • An allowance of £940 for third party costs
  • Use of chapel of rest, rest rooms or service rooms
  • Transportation to a suitable resting place within a 15 mile radius
  • Family viewing during office hours
  • Professionally drafted Will

What’s not included

  • Limousines
  • Full listing of mourners who sent flowers

The Select Plan

£3,650

What’s included

  • Funeral director’s services
  • A high quality, panelled veneered coffin
  • A hearse and one limousine to local cemetery or crematorium
  • Cremation or burial where locally available (excludes burial plot)
  • An allowance of £940 for third party costs
  • Use of chapel of rest, rest rooms or service rooms
  • Family viewing at any pre-arranged time
  • Transportation to a suitable resting place within a 15 mile radius
  • Professionally drafted Will

What’s not included

  • Full listing of mourners who sent flowers

The Premier Plan

£3,899

What’s included

  • Funeral director’s services
  • A superior, solid wood coffin often chosen for burials
  • A hearse and two limousines to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • Cremation or burial where locally available (excludes burial plot)
  • An allowance of £940 for third party costs
  • Use of chapel of rest, rest rooms or service rooms
  • Family viewing during office hours
  • Full listing of floral tributes
  • Transportation to a suitable resting place within a 15 mile radius
  • Professionally drafted Will

Basic Plans

Two plans to give you simple, no fuss, lower cost options

The Basic Plan

£1,950

What’s included

  • Funeral director’s services
  • Coffin suitable for cremation, selected by funeral director
  • Transportation of the deceased to a resting place in a suitable vehicle (which may not be a hearse)
  • Care of the deceased prior to cremation (excludes embalming)
  • Ashes collection by next of kin from cremation
  • £500 allowance for third part costs

What’s not included

  • Funeral service
  • Family viewing
  • Choice of crematorium
  • Choice of cremation date and time
  • Funeral procession
  • Limousine

The Basic Plus Plan

£2,300

What’s included

  • Funeral director’s services
  • Coffin suitable for cremation, selected by funeral director
  • Transportation of the deceased to the resting place by hearse
  • Ashes collection by next of kin from crematorium
  • Family viewing in the chapel of rest at a time specified by the funeral director
  • £500 allowance for third party costs

What’s not included

  • Funeral service
  • Choice of crematorium
  • Choice of date and time of cremation
  • Funeral procession
  • Limousine