Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Pre-paid funeral plans enable you to pay for our professional funeral directing services in advance and make a contribution towards third party costs. Personal requirements can be discussed, at your home or one of our offices, and recorded saving your family the added distress of making decisions at a difficult time in the future.

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My Funeral Wishes

We have prepared a document that you can download, which can assist you in making your own decisions regarding your funeral arrangement.

Once completed you should keep it safe or leave it with a family member, friend or solicitor.

How do I apply?

During a (free) consultation with us, we’ll review your requirements, help you select the most appropriate plan and arrange an agreed payment. Once your plan has been set up you will receive a welcome pack including a Certificate of Entitlement.

Alternatively you can download the application form, once completed please return the form to enquiries@hillierfuneralservice.co.uk.

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The Hazel Plan
£3255

Our lowest priced plan for cremation only, with a reduced contribution to third party costs.

  • Collection of the deceased within ten miles of our premises (Chargeable out of normal working hours.)
  • Care of the deceased until cremation takes place
  • Supply of a simple coffin
  • Hearse and bearers to meet the family at the nearest crematorium (½ hour service only)
  • Funeral arrangement – our premises only
  • Online donations only.
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The Beech Plan
£3695

Our Beech plan is an economical option, suitable for cremation only, with our standard contribution to third party costs.

  • Collection of the deceased within fifteen miles of our premises
  • Care of the deceased until cremation takes place (including facilities for viewing at our Chapel of Rest)
  • Supply of a simple veneered coffin
  • Hearse and bearers to meet the family at the nearest crematorium
  • Funeral arrangement – our premises or home visit
  • Full administration of donations.
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The Elm Plan
£4095

The Elm plan provides a traditional funeral suitable for cremation or burial, with our standard contribution to third party costs.

  • Collection of the deceased within twenty miles of our premises
  • Care of the deceased until cremation or burial takes place (including facilities for viewing at our Chapel of Rest)
  • Supply of a traditional veneered coffin
  • Supply of hearse and bearers, with one following limousine. The cortege to leave from a private address prior to a local church, if required, followed by the local crematorium, churchyard or cemetery
  • Funeral arrangement – our premises or home visit
  • Full administration of donations.
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The Oak Plan
£4495

This plan provides all the features of a traditional funeral, suitable for cremation or burial with additional enhancements and our standard contribution to third party costs.

  • Collection of the deceased within twenty miles of our premises
  • Care of the deceased until cremation or burial takes place (including facilities for viewing at our Chapel of Rest)
  • Supply of a superior veneered coffin
  • Supply of hearse and bearers, with two following limousines. The cortege to leave from a private address prior to a local church, if required, followed by the local crematorium, churchyard or cemetery
  • Funeral arrangement – our premises or home visit
  • Full administration of donations.

Upon receipt of your application and payment, Ecclesiastical Planning Services will send you a welcome pack including your Certificate of Entitlement which should be kept in a safe place. Our funeral plan provider is registered with the Funeral Planning Authority and adheres to its Code of Practice which ensures:

  • Fair terms and conditions for the customer
  • Security of funds with strict controls over the custodianship and regular monitoring by independent experts
  • A procedure for independent arbitration of complaints
  • A full copy of the Code of Practice is available on request
  • This plan complies with the requirements of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
  • Want to learn more about Pre-Paid Funeral Plans?
  • Read answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Alternatively, to arrange a consultation…
  • Terms and conditions apply to funeral plans – please ask for further details.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pre Paid Funeral Plans

When considering the prepaid funeral plans available, you will naturally have lots of questions to ask. Here are the most popular we’ve come across:

All payments are administered by our funeral plan provider, Ecclesiastical Planning Services, and held in a guaranteed whole of life assurance policy with a UK-based life assurance company that is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the PRA and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Funeral plans themselves are not regulated by the PRA or FCA, but Ecclesiastical Planning Services is registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) and adheres to its code of practice.

You should be able to transfer your funeral plan to another suitable Funeral Director in your new area. There may be more to pay depending on local prices. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for details.

Anyone aged 18 or over can purchase a funeral plan. There is no upper age limit and no health questions to answer.

The plan covers our direct costs as listed in the plan paperwork, as long as we carry out your funeral and your requirements don’t change.

The plan can also include an allowance toward third party costs, known as ‘disbursements’. These costs are outside of our control and cannot be guaranteed. If these costs are not covered by the plan’s value at the time of need, there may be a balance to pay. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Yes, you may pay for your funeral plan over 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years. There is an additional cost for paying by instalments over 2, 3, 4 or 5 years and this additional cost is held in the plan and used for your funeral when the time comes. Please see our price list for full details.

If your plan is needed before you have completed your instalments, the payments you have made will be used as a contribution to your funeral.

If you change your mind and choose to cancel your plan within 30 days of purchase you will receive a full refund. If you cancel your plan after 30 days, you will receive a refund of the original amount paid, minus the management fee.

Your funeral plan does not cover the cost of a funeral abroad, or the cost of repatriating the deceased. It is therefore recommended that your travel insurance policy covers this.

To make payment by debit or credit card, please call the EPS Customer Service Team on 0800 633 5626 or alternatively make a cheque payable to EPS or Ecclesiastical Planning Services.

If you wish to discuss a personal plan tailored to your requirements, then please contact us on 01793 522797 for a free consultation meeting.

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