Bereavement services fees and charges

Fees are for 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Cremations

Cremation fees

The cremation fee includes:

  • the use of the chapel
  • chapel attendant
  • the playing of recorded music using CDS, MP3 players or from our online music library (Obitus) where available
  • the scattering of cremated remains on a weekday by appointment
  • medical referee fee
  • provision of one container for the cremated remains.

The fees apply at both Lambeth and West Norwood Crematoria.

Service Fee
Adult Cremation (16 years or over) £695
Double adult cremation (one service) £1041
Early morning cremation service - 30 minutes only (8.30am and 9.00am) £341
Cremation of a child (6 -16 years old) £309
Cremation of a child (under five years old) £0
Cremation on Saturday morning (by arrangement only) £1,095
Cremation on a Sunday morning (by arrangement only) £2,074
Cremation of body parts or tissue £72

Chapel and service fees

Service Fee
Additional crematorium chapel time or memorial service (45 minutes) £133
Late to crematorium or missing allocated time slot* £147
Late Cancellation fee (for notice less than 48 hours before service) £147
Use of organ (organist to be provided) £26
Use of projector (Lambeth only) or monitor (West Norwood) £26
Coffin waiting - to convey deceased to chapel at any time prior to committal £42

*This fee is levied to the funeral director who is responsible for the timing of the cortege.

Cremated remains fees

For cremation graves see 'Burial fees'.

Service Fee
Scattering cremated remains from another crematorium £111
Weekend surcharge for appointments £111
Booked weekend office appointment £36
Wooden casket for cremated remains £65
Retention of cremated remains (monthly charge over first month) £104

Miscellaneous fees

Service Fee
Overseas certificate (must be ordered from the office) £36
Duplicate cremation certificate £36
Certified extract from the cremated remains register £36
Witness charge (by arrangement only at Lambeth) £42
Transfer of exclusive rights of burial £89
Search fee (per name) £10
Additional cremated remains container £43
Cremation bond – prepaid cremation fee £695

Burials

Burial fees

New earthen graves are only available at Lambeth and Streatham cemeteries. Metal and wooden caskets are not permitted.

Lambeth and Wandsworth residents

Proof of residence in Lambeth or Wandsworth is required.

Person Exclusive Rights of Burial Fee
Adult grave (16 years old and over) 25 years £2,815
Adult grave (16 years old and over) 50 years £4,908
Adult grave (16 years old and over) 75 years £6,930
Child grave (0-5 years old) 25 years £638
Child grave (6-15 years old) 25 years £1,245

Non-residents

Person Exclusive Rights of Burial Fee
Adult grave (16 years old and over) 25 years £4,242
Adult grave (16 years old and over) 50 years £8,385
Adult grave (16 years old and over) 75 years £12,321
Child grave (0-5 years old) 25 years £1,245
Child grave (6-15 years old) 25 years £2,794

Cremation graves

Proof of residence in Lambeth or Wandsworth is required to pay the resident price.

Type Resident non-resident
Cremated remains grave 25 years £1,6287 | £5,962
Cremated remains grave 50 years £3,374 | £11,383
Cremated remains grave 75 years £5,061 | £17, 075

Cremation circle grave | £2,151 | £4,302

Other

Prices for interment in private vaults will be given when applications are made.

There is a fee of £64 for testing grave depth. Tests must be requested.

Chambers and mausoleums

These are only available at Lambeth and Streatham cemeteries.

The same fees apply for resident and non-residents of Lambeth and Wandsworth.

Service Fee
Purchase of exclusive rights for 50 years for burial chamber* £9,644
Purchase of exclusive rights for 50 years for side-charging mausoleum £8,114
Purchase of exclusive rights for 50 years for a granite clad mausoleum P.O.A
Side-charging mausoleum front piece inscription Price on application
Second inscription to existing tablet Price on application
Photo plaque to be added to chamber tablet £184

*This includes the first 80 letters on in situ memorial and first interment. Please note the Streatham offer incorporates a new design and can accommodate two American style caskets.

Interment fees

Test Fee
Adult interment fee £1,399
Adult interment into private vault £1399
Child interment fee (over five years) £825
Cremated remains interment including wooden casket £264
Interment in adult public grave (Lambeth Cemetery only) £2,666
Second Interment in a burial chamber £702
Oversize coffin fee (over 6’6 by 26) £702
Additional interment in same grave on same day £204

We must be notified and agree to coffin sizes over 6’6 by 26’ 48 hours before the interment.

Burial chapel fees

Weekend services are by appointment only

Service Fee
Use of burial chapel (30 minutes) £83
Graveside booked service (30 minutes) £83
Additional service time in burial chapel (30 minutes) £83
Request to use chapel for rehearsal or preparation £30
Late to burial graveside or chapel or missing allocated time slot £147
Late cancellation fee (notice being received less than 48 hours before service) £147
Saturday morning burial surcharge (by arrangement only) £891
Sunday morning burial surcharge (by arrangement only) £1,227
Weekend surcharge for interment of cremated remains £111

Burial memorial fees

These apply to Lambeth, Streatham and West Norwood cemeteries.

Please check the regulations of the relevant cemetery before submitting a permit. You'll need to ensure that if it is consecrated ground, you will also complete a faculty application.

Service Fee
Rights to place a memorial on a private grave for 25/50/75 years £234/£467/£700
Rights to add kerbs (Lambeth only where available) £116
Rights to place a full memorial for 25/50/75 years (Lambeth only) £318/£636/£955
Replacement memorial or additional inscription or photo plaque on existing memorials £116
Permit to add vase or tablet (where permitted) £36
Cleaning or renovation (permit required) £36
Grave care maintenance (appointment only where available) Price on application
Renew top soil (where available) £109

Exhumation fees

Please discuss with the relevant cemetery office. Exhumation can only take place with the proper lawful authority, the consent of the holder of the exclusive rights for burial, and with the permission of the council.

Service Fee
Exhumation of first coffin from a private or public grave £4,074
Exhumation of any subsequent coffins on the same day £702
Exhumation of cremated remains from a private grave £995
Exhumation of cremated remains from a cremated remains grave £680

Miscellaneous fees

Call us on 0207 926 7999 to discuss the hire of rooms for non-funeral purposes. Room hire is charged at £29 for one hour and £170 for the day (8-hour maximum).