Each funeral arranged by H W Mason & Sons is individually tailored according to your personalised requirements.
The cost of each funeral varies according to whether it is a burial or cremation, the coffin chosen and other services required such as limousines.
We review our prices regularly to ensure we are both competitive and fair but do not in any way comprise our high standards or the services we offer.
As an established local business, our aim is to build trust and understanding with you so that every funeral we arrange runs smoothly and with a proper sense of occasion.
Our funeral arrangers will provide you a full written estimate of the funeral costs in accordance with the codes and practises of the Funeral Directors Associations to which we belong. The estimate is divided into two separate parts; first our funeral director charges and second the disbursements, these are fees paid out on your behalf and charged to you at cost. They include things such as doctors’ fees, Crematorium and Church fees.
Please contact us for more information or a detailed estimate without obligation. We are more than delighted to meet in person to discuss your individual requirements.
All Funeral Directors are required by law to display and have available to download the following Standardised Price List. It provides details of our standard full price costs along with the Third Party costs that can be incurred as part of a Funeral Service. To Download this document to your device please click here:
Purchase of exclusive Rights of Burial
Milton Keynes Council is a Burial Authority; they are the owners of cemetery land. They may grant to any person the Exclusive Right of Burial in a grave or urn plot for a set period of years. The Exclusive Right of Burial is the legal right that allows the person or persons named on the document to determine who shall be buried in the grave/urn plot. The right is for a set period of years as defined on the Certificate of Exclusive Right, from the date of purchase. The maximum period is 30 years. After 30 years, on expiry of that right, the owner can arrange to renew the burial right for a further term of years, subject to any terms and conditions at the time of renewal.
When you buy a grave in a Milton Keynes Cemetery owned by MK Council, what you are actually buying is the Exclusive Right of Burial for a specific period, i.e. 30 years. You are not buying the grave/urn plot freehold; it is more like purchasing a lease. No burial may take place in the grave/urn plot and no memorial may be placed on the grave/urn without the written permission of the grave/urn owner during the Exclusive Right period.
The Exclusive Right gives the named owner the right to apply to have a headstone placed on the grave/urn space, although there are additional cemetery fees that will need to be paid when the headstone is being erected. This is called the “Right to Erect a Headstone” and the “Right to Erect Kerbing or any other monument”.