Costs

Burial of a body

  •  Burial cost £600.  This  is the service charge for burial in a single plot (12.5m2/128 sq.ft.)

This includes clearing the plot, digging the grave and preparing a suitable area around it for mourners, provision of a hand-drawn wooden Coffin Cart to take the deceased to the burial site, attending the burial, re-filling the grave and restoring the area with woodland plants such as ferns, and finally, planting, if desired, with a native tree.

The charge does not include the following: provision of a coffin or shroud or the roles normally provided by funeral directors; celebrants, musicians or other professionals; grave marker (add link to section on grave markers).

  • Suggested donation £400.

The donation is voluntary and as such, its size is not fixed; but the Charity relies on donations so we ask you to be generous.  We use this system of pricing because we are a Charity and we want to make burial in the wood affordable to everyone.  Many of those who use our services are tax payers who allow us to claim Gift Aid on their donations.

Total £1,000, including suggested donation. 

Cremation ashes

  • Charge for burial or scattering of cremation ashes in an individual dedicated plot: £120 (small plot) or £220 (large plot).
  • Scattering ashes in a shared area of the wood: £50.

This includes clearing and digging the plot, attending the burial and restoring the site after burying ashes.

  •  Suggested donation: £80 (small plot) or £140 (large plot)
  • Additional charge for us to plant a tree (only available on large plots): £50, including native tree.

The trees we supply are locally grown, please ask us about an appropriate tree for your plot.

A grave marker is not included. (add link to section on grave markers)

Total  £200 for a small plot (1.5m2) or £360 for a large plot (6m2), including suggested donation. 

Pet burial

Pets may be buried in their owner’s plot or in individual pet plots.  Total (including donation) £160 – £250, depending on size of animal.

Cost of burial:

  • Small dog, cat, other small animal or ashes: £60.
  • Medium dog (such as spaniel): £100
  • Large dog: £150

Suggested donation (optional): £100

People who have booked plots for their own future use, or those who have been looking after a pet belonging to someone who is buried in the wood, may bury the animal themselves in the pre-booked or dedicated plot by arrangement with us.  If no assistance is required, there will be no charge.  We would appreciate a donation and we need to be informed before a pet is buried.

Pay Now, Die Later

Ring us to discuss prices for our services. If you pre-book your burial, the cost can be spread over several years with our Pay Now, Die Later scheme, which entitles you to use your plot from the day your standing order begins. We can always work out a way for you to afford burial in Boduan Sanctuary.

Ring 01758 612 006 or email eft@eternalforest.org