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Traditional Cremation Service from Mears & Jackson over 19% less than National Average

Traditional Cremation Service from Mears & Jackson over 19% less than National Average

7th January 2020 by Mears & Jackson

The cost of a traditional cremation funeral arranged with Mears & Jackson is just £3,095[1], more than 19% less than the average UK cost of £3,858 as revealed in the latest SunLife ‘Cost of Dying’ report[2].

 

In addition to being less than the national average, Mears & Jackson is over 30% cheaper than the big corporate chains of Dignity and Co-Op[3]:

 

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Mears & Jackson

Runcorn Co-Op

Davis McMullan (Dignity)

Professional Fees

£1,950

£3,215

£3,280

Cremation Fee

£786

£786

£786

Doctors' Fee

£164

£164

£164

Minister's Fee

£195

£195

£195

TOTAL:

£3,095

£4,360

£4,425

The Professional Fees figures used in the above comparison table were taken from the Mears & Jackson, Runcorn Co-Op and Davis McMullan websites on 7 January 2020 and includes a veneered coffin and a hearse and limousine. The cremation fee is based on an adult cremation at Walton Lea Crematorium. The Doctors’ Fees are as published by the BMA and the Minister’s Fee is as per 2019 Parochial Fees published by the Church of England.

 

Chris Jackson, Director of Mears & Jackson, said: “The Mears & JAckson brand represents high quality, low cost funerals. This latest report shows that we are able to deliver a funeral service that is 19% less than the national average and up to 30% below the costs of the local branches of the big corporate providers.” 

 

In addition to the traditional cremation funeral, Mears & Jackson also offers a simple cremation funeral for just £2,540 - up to £600 less than the corporate chains.

 

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Steven Mears, group CEO, said: “We are committed to offering the Runcorn and Warrington communities we serve a premium funeral service at a low cost. Our figures show that as an independent funeral director we can beat the big corporate chains not only on service but also on price.”

 

Mears & Jackson is a leading independent, family-owned and run business serving families across Runcorn, Warrington and the surrounding areas.

 

For further information please contact:

Steven Mears | e: sjm@mears.london | t: 020 3455 0305

Chris Jackson | e: chris@mearsandjackson.co.uk | t: 01928 611 611

 

 

1. Based on a Chiltern coffin as shown on https://www.mearsandjackson.co.uk/traditional-funeral-price-estimator.html

 

2. SunLife (2020), Cost of Dying Report, sunlife.co.uk/costofdying2020

 

3. Comparison on 7 January 2020 between Mears & Jackson, Runcorn Funeralcare and Davis McMullan (owned by Dignity Funerals). Funeral Partners do not publish their prices online.

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