Bereavement services fees and charges

Fees are for 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

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) £800
Double adult cremation (one service) £1202
Early morning cremation service - 30 minutes only (8.30am and 9.00am) £390
Cremation of a child (6 -16 years old) £355
Cremation of a child (under five years old) £0
Cremation on Saturday morning (by arrangement only) £1,265
Cremation on a Sunday morning (by arrangement only) £2,395
Cremation of body parts or tissue £111

Chapel and service fees

Service Fee
Additional crematorium chapel time or memorial service (45 minutes) £205
Late to crematorium or missing allocated time slot* £157
Late Cancellation fee (for notice less than 48 hours before service) £157
Use of organ (organist to be provided) £28
Use of projector (Lambeth only) or monitor (West Norwood) £28
Coffin waiting - to convey deceased to chapel at any time prior to committal £45

*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 £140
Weekend surcharge for appointments £140
Booked weekend office appointment £38
Wooden casket for cremated remains £78
Retention of cremated remains (monthly charge over first month) £111

Miscellaneous fees

Service Fee
Overseas certificate (must be ordered from the office) £39
Duplicate cremation certificate £38
Certified extract from the cremated remains register £38
Witness charge (by arrangement only at Lambeth) £45
Transfer of exclusive rights of burial £96
Search fee (per name) £32
Additional cremated remains container £50
Cremation bond – prepaid cremation fee £800

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 (19 years old and over) 25 years £3,445
Adult grave (19 years old and over) 50 years £6,007
Adult grave (19 years old and over) 75 years £7,069
Child grave (0-5 years old) 25 years £684
Child grave (0-5 years old) 50 years £1,369
Child grave (0-5 years old) 75 years £2,051
Child grave (6-18 years old) 25 years £1,333
Child grave (6-18 years old) 50 years £2,667
Child grave (6-18 years old) 75 years £4,000

Non-residents

Person Exclusive Rights of Burial Fee
Adult grave (19 years old and over) 25 years £5,593
Adult grave (19 years old and over) 50 years £11,290
Adult grave (19 years old and over) 75 years £16,720
Child grave (0-5 years old) 25 years £1,321
Child grave (0 -5 years old) 50 years £2,642
Child grave (0-5 years old) 75 years £3,962
Child grave (6-18 years old) 25 years

£2,964

Child grave (6-18 years old) 50 years £5,928
Child grave (6-18 years old) 75 years £8,892

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 £2,064 | £6,099
Cremated remains grave 50 years £4,129 | £12,191
Cremated remains grave 75 years £6,194 | £18,267

Cremation circle grave | £2,194 | £4,388

Other

Natural burial graves and casket graves will be available from April 2022.

There is a fee of £65 for testing grave depth.

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* Price on application (POA)
Purchase of exclusive rights for 50 years for side-charging mausoleum POA
Purchase of exclusive rights for 50 years for a granite clad mausoleum POA
Side-charging mausoleum front piece inscription POA
Second inscription to existing tablet POA
Photo plaque to be added to chamber tablet £216

*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 £1,745
Adult Interment - Casket Area £2,675
Adult interment into private vault £1,745
Child interment fee (over five years) £876
Cremated remains interment including wooden casket £3,344
Interment in adult public grave (Lambeth Cemetery only) £2,719
Second Interment in a burial chamber £880
Oversize coffin fee (over 6’6 by 26) £880
Additional interment in same grave on same day £255

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

Burial chapel fees

Weekend services are by appointment only

Service Fee
Use of burial chapel (30 minutes) £125
Graveside booked service (30 minutes) £200
Additional service time in burial chapel (after 1st hour, per 30 minutes) £88
Request to use chapel for rehearsal or preparation £32
Late to burial graveside or chapel or missing allocated time slot £157
Late cancellation fee (notice being received less than 48 hours before service) £157
Saturday morning burial surcharge (by arrangement only) £945
Sunday morning burial surcharge (by arrangement only) £1,303
Weekend surcharge for interment of cremated remains £140

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 £295/£585/£875
Rights to add kerbs (Lambeth only where available) £145
Rights to place a full memorial for 25/50/75 years (Lambeth only) £398/£798/£1198
Replacement memorial or additional inscription or photo plaque on existing memorials £145
Permit to add vase or tablet (where permitted) £45
Cleaning or renovation (permit required) £45
Grave tidy appointment £65
Top up grave (after 1st year) £65
Top up topsoil £115
Remove a headstone for burial £165

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 £4,321
Exhumation of any subsequent coffins on the same day £745
Exhumation of cremated remains from a private grave £1,056
Exhumation of cremated remains from a cremated remains grave £694
Exhumation of subsequent cremated remains on same day £722

Miscellaneous fees

Call us on 0207 926 7999 to discuss the hire of rooms for non-funeral purposes. Room hire is charged at £32 for one hour (weekdays) and £65 (weekends).