Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of a funeral?

The average cost of a funeral is between £3,000 – £4,000. However, there are many factors that contribute to the cost of a funeral. We recommend that you contact us directly for no-obligation costing.

What is the time scale for a funeral?

On average the time scale for a funeral is 2-3 weeks. However, we always do our best to accommodate any preferences you may have so please do discuss any queries with us. Also please be aware they if the coroner is involved for any reason this may add a delay to organising a funeral date.

How many people can you get in a limousine?

Most of our limousines can seat ideally 6 adults although it can be 7 at a maximum. Please let a member of staff know if you have any other requirements regarding the limousines, such as children’s car seats and wheelchairs.

Do you have parking at your offices?

At our Billericay we have a small area for parking in front of our garages on Western Road, however, please do let us know if you would like to park there as we must make sure we have access to garages. Please note that you cannot gain entry through our garages, you must walk around to our high street entrance.
At our Shenfield office we have one parking space behind the office (via Hunter Avenue), it is best to phone beforehand if you would like to use the space so we can make sure it is available.

How soon can I pick up my loved one’s ashes from your office?

We normally allow 2 weeks after the funeral for us to have collected the cremated remains from the crematorium and have them ready to collect from our office. However, please let us know if you would like the ashes for a specific date and we can arrange this for you.

Can I pre-pay for a funeral in advance?

If you do wish to pay for a funeral in advance, we can help you through the process of taking out a Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plan on which you can name us as your chosen funeral director. Unfortunately, F.E.Farrer are unable to take monies in advance, this is because any pre-payments need to be kept in a secure trust fund until time of need

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