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Pre-paid Funeral Plans - The Shropshire Funeral Plan

The advantage of a prepayment plan over a savings account or life insurance policy is that you can pay now, at today's price. As long as your requirements don't change and we carry out your funeral, our costs (as detailed in your plan paperwork) are covered. Our fees will be paid by Ecclesiastical Planning Services at the time of the funeral. You also make a significant contribution towards third party costs, which are outside our control and cannot be guaranteed.

The Advantage of Pre-payment Planning

You can determine your own funeral arrangements,
for your own peace of mind.

You will save your family from having to make difficult decisions, trying to guess what you would have wanted, at such a distressing time.

All options are clearly specified - and you can personalise your plan exactly as you want it.

Each plan usually includes an allowance for other associated costs, or "disbursements", such as crematorium or cemetery fees.

The Severn Plan

This is a popular choice, including the following items:

Removing your body to the funeral directors premises from anywhere in the local area, at any time of the day or night.

Guiding your relatives or executors on the registration of the death and other matters relevant to the funeral

Taking care of your body until the funeral

Providing facilities for viewing at the funeral director’s Chapel of Rest, including washing and dressing in a suitable gown or your own clothes

Supplying a wood effect veneered coffin, with simulated brass handles and name plate, and an interior lining

Attending to all the necessary arrangements and providing the Funeral Director, drivers and bearers for the funeral service

Supplying a hearse with one following limousine.
The cortege can leave from a private address prior to the funeral service at a local church, if required, then proceed to a local crematorium or place of burial



Receiving flowers for the funeral, or charitable donations in lieu of flowers, and providing a list
of donors

A contribution towards other expenses or “disbursements”, such as crematorium or burial
fees and the minister’s fee, is also included in this plan. The amount is based on average costs and is intended to cover most of the usual disbursements, but they are outside of the funeral director’s control and cannot be guaranteed. We can advise you depending on your particular wishes. 

The Meese Plan

Providing an enhanced service, with the following variations to the Severn plan:

The supply of a top quality coffin, finished in oak veneer with a double-raised lid and panelled sides, furnished with the finest interior linings and fittings

Supplying two limousines instead of one

The Tern Plan

This is similar to the Severn plan, but with the following variations:

Facilities and preparation for viewing are not included
A plain basic coffin is supplied

No procession is included – usually the hearse will meet the family at the local crematorium or cemetery

This plan does not include attending a service at a church as well as at the crematorium

Listing of flowers or charitable donations is not included

The Personal Plan

A funeral is a very special occasion and many people have particular wishes. If none of the other plans suit your requirements then please let us know and we will prepare a personalized plan just for you, to allow for whatever services you require.

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