87-89 Shaw Street,
St Helens,
WA10 1EN
Tel: 01744 20055
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Professional fees and Disbursements

When arranging the funeral we will always provide a written estimate of Professional fees and charges which will be agreed and signed so you are fully aware of the commitments to which you have agreed to in arranging the funeral.

The funeral estimate and account will be divided into two separate sections, Professional fees and the Disbursements.

Professional fees

Professional fees are the charges under the control of the funeral director. These include Staff fees, Funeral directors attendance to all arrangements, including completion of necessary documentation, delivery of same by hand, telephone calls, visits to home and personal supervision of the funeral, the provision of a hearse, a coffin suitable for either cremation or burial. The conveyance of the deceased to our premises, full preparation hygienic treatment and care of the deceased.


Disbursements are the charges paid out by the funeral director on behalf of the family while arranging the funeral.

Examples of these are:

  • Cemetery fees.
  • Crematorium fees.
  • Doctors fees (if appropriate).
  • Parochial fees.
  • Ministers / speakers fees.
  • Obituaries / acknowledgements.
  • Flowers.
  • Gratuities.
  • Order of service sheets.
  • Catering.
  • Any other additional extras that you may require.

You will appreciate that disbursements can differ from the estimate as they are not under the direct control of the funeral director but every effort is made to give as near accurate an estimate as is possible.

The funeral account will be sent to you one week after the funeral has taken place.