Funeral Costs

Why choose James McMullan and Son?

Not all funeral directors are the same. When you choose James McMullan & Son, you matter to us and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family.

We are a family-owned business, run by the third generation of the McMullan family and we aim to deliver a traditional quality service with modern ways of working at a moderate price.

James McMullan and Son are a small team of dedicated and professionally trained people who love what we do and are available by phone and in person 365 days a year.

Our facilities and vehicles have benefitted from continuous investment, and we offer the opportunity to view our premises and meet our staff.

We have the utmost respect for the deceased and are committed to providing the very best service to the deceased and the bereaved, with modern mortuary facilities, private Family Rooms for viewing and a Funeral Church for holding services.

As a small family business, we can often be more flexible and work to your exact requirements. Please contact us for more information.

OPTION 1

DIRECT UNATTENDED BURIAL

A modern and cost-effective alternative to the traditional funeral.

OPTION 2

SIMPLE ATTENDED FUNERAL

This funeral package includes the simple essentials required for a dignified funeral service.

OPTION 3

TRADITIONAL BESPOKE FUNERAL

Full flexibility to choose your preferred coffin, limousines and options from our full range of services.

DIRECT UNATTENDED BURIAL

We offer an Unattended Direct Burial funeral package, which is  a modern and cost-effective alternative to the traditional funeral. Unattended funerals are one of the least expensive types of funerals available. They require no family attendance and allow you to hold your own funeral service outside of the cremation or burial. This provides the flexibility of arranging a memorial with family and friends at a time that is right for you.

As local funeral directors, we take pride in providing all our services to the highest of quality, no matter the price. Even without attendance, we will ensure we carry out your wishes to give your loved one the respectful funeral they deserve.

FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S CHARGES
  • The transfer of the person who has died from their place of death (within 20 running miles) to our premises during normal office hours (add £150 if transfer takes place outside of normal office hours).
  • Caring for the person who has died.
  • Supplying a simple coffin.
  • Attending to the necessary arrangements suitable for a Direct Burial and administering paperwork.
  • Conveyance of the coffin to the committal in a suitable vehicle.
  • Supplying necessary staff at the committal.

The Unattended Direct Burial has the following stipulations attached:

  • The Funeral Directors Fees and Disbursements payable in full before the day of the funeral.
  • Whilst making the funeral arrangements, your Funeral Director will inform you of the Disbursements required i.e. grave opening charge and cost of a grave purchase if required.
  • The Unattended Direct Burial has no funeral ceremony, with no mourners or family attending. No viewing of the deceased.  A suitable vehicle to convey the deceased to a local cemetery at a date and time amenable to the Funeral Director.

Note- Direct Cremations are available and priced on request.

Disbursements

The following third-party Fees are in addition to the Funeral Directors Expenses.

Causeway Coast & Glens Council charge for grave opening  = £320
(Causeway Coast & Glens grave purchase of single grave if required = £ 180)

Price Example

Our Fee = £1,200
Disbursements = £320
Total payment = £1,520

SIMPLE ATTENDED FUNERAL

This Simple Attended funeral package includes the simple essentials required for a dignified funeral service. We acknowledge that not everyone wants a big or traditional funeral. Therefore, we wanted to provide a funeral package that still covers the necessities without compromising on quality. The Simple Funeral option can be used for both Burial or Cremation and is assumed the service and committal will occur at the same place.

FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S CHARGES
  • Taking care of necessary legal and administrative arrangements.  Making arrangements with and providing confirmation to all third parties. Receiving and listing charitable donations on behalf of the family. The personal attention of the funeral director before, during and after the funeral.
  • Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (within 20 running miles of our premises) into the funeral director’s care, during normal office hours.
  • Care of the person who has died before the funeral.  The deceased person will rest at our Funeral Home.
  • Providing a suitable coffin.  This will be a light oak effect coffin or an alternative coffin can be chosen at additional cost.
  • Viewing of the deceased by family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director.
  • Providing a hearse to travel direct to the funeral venue (local).  Providing all necessary staff to attend the funeral.
Additional Funeral Options Services

Out of normal office hours transfer of the person who has died to our premises = £150
Provision of a limousine  = £200
Deceased conveyed to home or Church during normal working hours = £150

Examples of third-party Fees which are in addition to the Funeral Directors Charges.

Causeway Coast & Glens Council charge for grave opening = £320
(Causeway Coast & Glens grave purchase of single grave if required = £ 180)
Roselawn Cremation Fee = £668
Doctor Fee for completing Cremation form  = £82

Price Example – Burial

Our Fee  = from £1995
Disbursements = £320
Total payment = £2315

Price Example – Cremation

Our Fee (from) £1995 plus travel to Roselawn = £2170
Disbursements (Roselawn cremation fee & Dr fee for completing cremation form) = £750
Total payment = £2920

TRADITIONAL BESPOKE FUNERAL

This Simple Attended funeral package includes the simple essentials required for a dignified funeral service. We acknowledge that not everyone wants a big or traditional funeral. Therefore, we wanted to provide a funeral package that still covers the necessities without compromising on quality. The Simple Funeral option can be used for both Burial or Cremation and is assumed the service and committal will occur at the same place.

FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S CHARGES
  • Taking care of necessary legal and administrative arrangements.  Making arrangements with and providing confirmation to all third parties. Receiving and listing charitable donations on behalf of the family. The personal attention of the funeral director before, during and after the funeral.
  • Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (within 20 running miles of our premises) into the funeral director’s care, during normal office hours.
  • Care of the person who has died before the funeral.  The deceased person will rest at our Funeral Home.
  • Providing a suitable coffin.  This will be a light oak effect coffin or an alternative coffin can be chosen at additional cost.
  • Viewing of the deceased by family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director.
  • Providing a hearse to travel direct to the funeral venue (local).  Providing all necessary staff to attend the funeral.

Our Core Charges for a Hearse only Funeral

This includes:

  • Our Full Professional Services, including 24-hour telephone service.
  • Taking care of necessary legal and administrative arrangements.
  • Making arrangements with and providing confirmation to all third parties.
  • Arranging floral tributes, if required.
  • Receiving and listing charitable donations on behalf of the family.
  • The personal attention of the funeral director before, during and after the funeral.
  • Transfer of deceased into our care from 25-mile radius of our premises at any time of the day or night.
  • Care and preparation of deceased, including embalming if requested or deemed necessary.
  • Use of Funeral Home, provision of viewing facilities or taking deceased home.
  • Funeral Service can be held at home, Funeral Home or Church prior to the committal service.
  • Provision of Hearse, Funeral Director and staff for the funeral on the day of the Funeral.
  • Assistance with Music and Visual Tributes if required.
  • Full donations handling service, including receiving, listing and forwarding
  • of donations and an online donations page if required.
  • Placing details of the funeral on our website and placing of notices newspapers if required.

Cost = £2,100 plus your choice of coffin.

COMPARISON OF CHOICES

Our Choices
Direct Burial
Simple Attended Funeral
Traditional Bespoke Funeral
Professional Services ✔ Limited ✔ Full
Transfer of deceased ✔ During office hours ✔ During office hours ✔ Anytime
Care of the deceased ✔ (Including embalming if requested)
Coffin Simple Wood effect Simple oak veneered Choice of coffin
Service Venues Limited
Viewing/Taking home Limited Funeral Home only
Choice of Date or time of Funeral Restrictions apply
Handling of charitable donations