Funeral plan in Herts with JJ Burgess

The Independent Way Funeral Plan
presented by JJ Burgess & Sons

The Independent Way Funeral Plan in Hertfordsire - the safe, simple way to secure peace of mind for you and your family

We understand that it’s hard to think about planning your funeral. But a Golden Charter funeral plan is a safe, simple way to plan ahead that can save your family worry and expense. It can also really help make things easier for your loved ones at a difficult time. And as our plan holders often tell us, that can be a big weight off your mind.

What is a funeral plan?

A funeral plan is an easy way to plan ahead and beat rising funeral costs. You simply choose the funeral plan you want and pre-pay for the cost of your funeral director’s services, at today’s prices. A funeral plan can save your family worry and expense, and help make things easier at a difficult time.

Few people like to talk about their funeral. A funeral plan can make things easier for everyone – so that when the time comes, just one phone call to your funeral director is all that’s needed to activate your plan. Everything will then be taken care of, and carried out according to your wishes, relieving your family of the stress and financial worry they may otherwise have to face.

Independent Way Funeral Plan in Hertfordshire

A plan that’s tailored to your needs

As an independent funeral director, we’ll take the time to understand your wishes and tailor a plan to suit you exactly. We will gladly meet you at our premises or in your home at any time you choose.

You can tell us about any preferences you have in mind - the type of funeral you would like to have, hymns, music or any other personal touches - and we’ll make sure your plan takes these into account.

What costs are covered?

Funeral director's costs

These costs are guaranteed to be covered by your Independent Way Plus Funeral Plan presented by JJ Burgess & Sons. They typically include:

  • Professional services and making arrangements for cremation or burial
  • Conveyance of the deceased from place of death to the funeral director’s premises, chapel of rest or other suitable location
  • Care of the deceased and preparations for family viewing if requested
  • Advice on the certification and registration of death and related documentation
  • Provision of a hearse and other funeral vehicles
  • Advice on bereavement counselling

Third party costs

These costs are outside the control of the funeral director, but will be paid by us to the various third parties at the time of the funeral.

They may include:

  • Crematorium fee
  • Clergy or officiant’s fee
  • Purchase of grave or lair
  • Cemetery fee: the opening of a new or existing grave for burial or interment of cremated remains
  • Hire of church or other venue
  • Fees of organist or soloist
  • Memorial, such as a headstone, entry in a book of remembrance, or the planting of a tree
  • Catering, floral tributes and newspaper announcements

Save your family worry and expense

A funeral plan can make things easier for everyone – so that when the time comes, just one phone call to your funeral director is all that’s needed to activate your plan.

Hertfordshire funeral plan

*SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2016

**Projections by Golden Charter based on SunLife Cost of Dying report

Why planning ahead makes sound financial sense

Funeral costs are going up every year. The average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920; today it’s £3,897. That’s an increase of 103% – well above inflation. At this rate, in another ten years the average cost of a funeral could be more than £7,000.

Nobody wants their family to face money worries in the future. With a funeral plan in place you fix the cost of the services in your plan at today’s prices. So no matter how much the cost of these services rise in the future, your family will have nothing more to pay – guaranteed.

Your money is safe and secure

Payments for your funeral plan are paid into the Golden Charter Trust which is run by a Board of Trustees who safeguard the payments made by our plan holders. They make sure all future payments can be made, so we can guarantee the funeral director services included in your plan.

JJ Burgess Independent Way Funeral Plan in Hertfordshire

Plan your funeral with JJ Burgess & Sons

We understand that it’s hard to think about planning your funeral, but we are here to help. Key things to consider include:

  • Cremation or burial, or an eco friendly funeral?
  • What type of ceremony do you want — a memorial service or something that celebrates your life and personality?
  • Location - do you want a religious service or a non-religious, humanist service at a crematorium?
  • Your choice of flowers and music.
  • Funeral transport - we have a fleet of classic cars should you want something different.
  • Charitable donations.

When you plan your own funeral you can ensure that you get exactly what you want. We are here to advise and guide you every step of the way.

Find out more - request a brochure

Please complete the form or telephone our head office on the number below and we will send you a brochure.

  • J J Burgess & Sons, Alfred House, 20 The Common, Hatfield, AL10 OND
  • 01707 262122

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