Here at Michael W. Rowe Funeral Directors, we offer bespoke funeral services and tailor our funeral services to your individual needs. As a result, we do not operate with fixed costs. Fees are based purely on the services you require.
Once the initial funeral planning consultation has taken place, we will calculate the charges and inform you of the fee estimate. After this time you can add to the plans or reduce your requests.
Your fee estimate will be divided into two sections covering both charges and disbursements. Disbursements are payments that we make on your behalf to third parties such as the cemetery or crematorium, minister, organist, doctors, florists, newspapers etc. If you would like to make adjustments to your services, then please let us know as soon as possible. If you make any amendments, we will issue a new fee estimate.
We will send the final invoice out to you after the funeral has taken place. There are various ways in which the final bill can be paid:
If a solicitor has been appointed to handle the final account then please advise us as at the earliest opportunity.
If you are handling the deceased estate yourself, you will need to submit the invoice to the bank or building society of the deceased, so the payment can be debited directly from their account.
If you are paying the account please arrange a bank transfer. If you are struggling to pay for the funeral there is a possibility you may qualify for financial assistance through government benefit schemes. To find out if you qualify for financial assistance please contact the Department for Work and Pensions.
For further information about available financial help to assist with funeral costs and to find out if you qualify, please visit the government website here: