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The current prices for funerals, memorials and related bereavement services can be found below. Please get in touch if you have any questions or need any help. Last updated 2 October 2023.

Crematorium Service Times and Fees

Poole Crematorium is unable to cremate on site at present. For services held at Poole Crematorium, the BCP Bereavement Care Team will respectfully convey the deceased following the service to Bournemouth Crematorium for cremation and deliver the cremated remains back to Poole Crematorium at no additional cost.

Our prices are listed on this web page and may be subject to change. BCP Bereavement Care is provided by BCP Council. We reserve the right to amend pricing at any time. If you are at all unsure, please contact the office for the very latest information.

Guide to funeral service duration

30 Minutes

Please allow for 20 minutes service time with 5 minutes for the seating of mourners before and 5 minutes for departure following the service.

45 Minutes (West Chapel Only)

Please allow for 30 minutes service time with 7½ minutes for the seating of mourners before and 7½ minutes for departure following the service.

60 Minutes (The Halo Ceremony Hall and East Chapel Only)

Please allow for 45 minutes service time with 7½ minutes for the seating of mourners before and 7½ minutes for departure following the service.

Quick Reference Guide to Fees

(fees incl. medical fee & environmental surcharge)

30 mins ~ £831 | 45 mins ~ £932

60 mins ~ £1,030 | Saturday 60 mins ~ £1512

Chapel-only Tariff

30 mins ~ £445 | 60 mins ~ £645

Direct Cremation (unattended service) ~ £385

Cremation service times and fees

Poole, The Halo

Bournemouth, East Chapel

Bournemouth, West Chapel

 Time Duration  Time Duration Time Duration
09:00-09:30 30 mins  09:00-09:30  30 mins  09:15-09:45  30 mins 
09:30-10:00 30 mins  09:30-10:00 30 mins 09:45-10:15 30 mins
10:00-11:00 60 mins 10:00-11:00 60 mins 10:30-11:15 45 mins
11:00-12:00 60 mins 11:00-12:00 60 mins 11:30-12:15 45 mins
12:00-13:00 60 mins 12:00-13:00 60 mins 12:30-13:15 45 mins
13:00-14:00 60 mins 13:00-14:00 60 mins 13:30-14:15 45 mins
14:00-15:00 60 mins 14:00-15:00 60 mins 14:30-15:15 45 mins
15:00-16:00 60 mins 15:00-16:00 60 mins 15:15-16:00 45 mins
Cremation Fees

For a person whose age at death exceeds 18 years, the following fees will apply:

 Service Description

 Standard Fee

 Medical Referee Fee

 Environmental Surcharge

 Total Fee

Unattended cremation £308  £18  £59  £385 
 30 mins £754  £18  £59  £831
 45 mins £855  £18  £59  £932 
 60 mins £953  £18  £59  £1030 
 Saturday service (60 mins) £1435  £18   £59  £1512 

These are the prices relating to a cremation held at either Bournemouth or Poole Crematorium. All prices include the medical referee fee (set by the Ministry of Justice), the environmental surcharge (set by Crematoria Abatement of Mercury Emissions Organisation), a biodegradable ashes box (and storage for up to one month), the cremation certificate and a non-witness scatter within the designated memorial grounds at either Bournemouth or Poole Crematorium.

You may choose to upgrade your package to include additional products and services (such as musical or photographic tributes, live online streaming or other keepsakes).

To cremate a Body Part
£33.00

The Children's Funeral Fund for England (CFF)*

Some of our fees listed refer you to the Children’s Funeral Fund for England (CFF) who can help to pay for some of the costs of a funeral for a child under 18 or a baby stillborn after the 24th week of pregnancy. It is not means-tested: what you earn or how much you have in savings will not affect what you get. The burial or cremation must take place in England.

Find out more about the CFF

A child whose age at death did not exceed 18 years
please refer to CFF*
Pregnancy loss under 24 weeks gestation
please refer to CFF*
Chapel-only Fees

Use of crematorium ceremonial chapel only (no cremation).

The Halo Ceremony Hall, Poole

Located at Poole Crematorium has seating capacity for 120 people and standing capacity for an additional 50 people. External speakers can be used for larger service capacity leading to people remaining outside. An additional fee of £91 will be charged.

The East Chapel, Bournemouth

Located at Bournemouth Crematorium has seating capacity for 100 people and standing capacity for 50 people. External speakers can be used for larger service capacity leading to people attending outside. An additional fee of £91 will be charged.

The West Chapel, Bournemouth

Located at Bournemouth Crematorium has seating capacity for 40 people and standing capacity for 15 people. 

30 minutes
£455.00
45 minutes
£554.00
60 minutes
£645.00
Saturday service (60 minutes)
£1134.00
Incidental Fees

Service Over-running Fee

Any services that over-run or do not meet the booking criteria may be subject to a £137 fee.

Paperwork Submission Fee

A fee of £25 will be charged for the late submission or return of paperwork for completing missing or incorrect detail.

Paperwork includes:

  • Application for Cremation Form,
  • Particulars for Cremation Form
  • Notice of Interment Form, Application for Purchase of Grave Form
  • Part B of Disposal Certificate (for burials)
  • Memorial Permit Application Form (for burials)

Non Fulfillment of Booking Fee

Where a booking has been made by a funeral director who then fails to turn up for the booked appointment a fee of £50 will be charged.

*CFF - please refer to The Children’s Funeral Fund for England section

Additional Services

Prices shown for all additional service elements are inclusive of 20% VAT.

Pre-recorded music

Based on a standard of 5 pieces of pre-selected music for each service.

30-minute service
FREE
45-minute service
FREE
60-minute service
FREE
Photo tributes
Single photo (holding image of deceased or photo of choice
£12.50
Extra single photo (additional holding image)
£12.50
Basic slideshow (up to 25 photos)
£45.00
Professional music tribute (up to 25 photos)
£75.00
Themed tribute ((up to 25 photos) please ask for details)
£95.00
Bespoke tribute (please ask for details)
£400.00
Family-made tribute (up to 25 photos)
£27.00
Streaming
Live stream of service
£32.00
Live stream of service plus 28-day watch again, share and download
£50.00
Keepsakes
DVD or USB keepsake copy of the tribute, in personalised case
£25.00
DVD or USB keepsake copy of the service, includes copy of the tribute, in personalised case
£52.00
Video Book keepsake set in its own A5 electronic screen with 5 functional buttons, encased in a linen-wrapped book
£95.00
Memory Box of up to 25 photos professionally printed and delivered in a bespoke linen-wrapped box alongside your service tribute, or both, on DVD and USB memory stick
£130.00
Blu-Ray or audio CD keepsake copy of the Live Stream/Tribute, or both
£55.00
Additional copies of a DVD or USB keepsake can be bought at reduced price (per copy)
£28.00
Cremated Remains

Here is a list of the prices at our sites across Bournemouth and Poole crematoria. 

Cremated remains (cremated at Bournemouth Crematorium)
Bournemouth Crematorium Woodland Glades
Non-witness scatter in Woodland Glades
NO CHARGE
Non-witness interment in Cremated Remains Grave or Lawn Grave
£241.00
Witness Scatter for one (set of cremated remains being scattered)
£57.00
Witness Scatter for two (two sets of cremated remains being scattered together)
£89.00
Poole Crematorium Woodland Glades
Non-witness scatter in Woodland Glades
NO CHARGE
Witness placement in New Lawn (double depth plot for two sets)
£159.00
Non-witness placement in New Lawn (double depth plot for two sets)
£114.00
Witness Scatter for one (set of cremated remains being scattered)
£57.00
Witness Scatter for two (two sets of cremated remains being scattered together)
£89.00
Cremated remains (received from other crematoria, not cremated by BCP Council).
Bournemouth Crematorium Woodland Glades
Non-witness scatter in Woodland Glades
£57.00
Witness Scatter for one (set of cremated remains being scattered)
£113.00
Witness Scatter for two (two sets of cremated remains being scattered together)
£169.00
Poole Crematorium Woodland Glades
Non-witness scatter in Woodland Glades
£57.00
Witness interment in New Lawn (Poole)
£250.00
Witness Scatter for one (set of cremated remains being scattered)
£113.00
Witness Scatter for two (two sets of cremated remains being scattered together)
£169.00
Other charges
Courier of cremated remains to address in the UK
£POA
Short-term storage of cremated remains (first month free, monthly charge thereafter)
£29.00
Coffin storage prior to cremation or burial (maximum duration 24 hours. Daily charge)
£27.00
Penalty for over-running of service (for any type of service)
£137.00
Copy of cremation certificate
£10.00
Full cremation certificate (for overseas travel of cremated remains)
£31.00
Burial Fees

Here is a list of the fees for a burial at our sites across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

We are currently working to harmonise the fees across the three towns and these fees may be subject to change as we work through them.

Prices are doubled for non-resident deceased of BCP Council area.

Burial
Body part
£137.00
A still-born child or a child whose age at death did not exceed 18 years (both coffin and cremated remains burial)
please refer to CFF*
A person whose age at death exceeds 18 years
 Description Price 
Traditional burial £775.00
Woodland burial £690.00
Cremated remains burial £241.00
Interment of Cremated Remains under 18 years please refer to CFF*

Additional charge for Saturday Service - Coffin burial

£500.00

Additional charge for Saturday Service - Cremated remains burial

£300.00

Use of Cemetery Chapel prior to grave burial (all Cemeteries, with the exception of North Cemetery and The Halo Ceremony Hall)
30 minutes
£100.00
60 minutes
£150.00

For Crematorium Chapel Only prices, please refer here

Grave Purchase Fees
Purchase of Exclusive Right of Burial (EROB) Legal Grave Ownership

Please double the prices for non-residents. The fee includes the production of a Deed of grant, which is issued to the Purchaser as proof of ownership. The prices shown are for a 50-year lease. No pre-purchase of graves will be permitted.

 Description Price 
Woodland Grave (Bournemouth only) £680.00
Lawn Grave Adult next available £888.00
Lawn Grave Adult selected £1,045.00
Adult Class I selected (Adult Premium) (Bournemouth only) £1,690.00
Child’s Grave (less than 12 years) (25 years EROB) Please contact the office for further information
Cremated Remains Grave (measuring 4ft) £732.00
Adult Reclaimed Grave (Bournemouth and Poole only) £800.00
Extension of 10 years to EROB (maximum 50 year lease) £146.00
Grave Reserve Fee

A grave reserve fee of £100.00 can be paid to reserve an available grave space. Reservation of an available grave space will be held for up to 4 weeks and the reserve fee deducted from the purchase price of the grave once the exclusive right of burial has been purchased within the 4-week period. Please note that this fee is non-refundable if the purchase does not proceed within the 4-week period.

Surrender of Pre-purchased Grave

Surrender of exclusive right of burial can be requested by the registered owner subject to the production of the original Deed of Grant issued and the grave has not received any burial. Surrendered fees to be paid will be calculated based on the fees paid at the time of the original purchase of exclusive right of burial and the time which has elapsed on the lease period purchased.

Exhumation Services

Exhumation of full coffin burial and cremated remains can only be carried out with the appropriate exhumation licence granted by the Ministry of Justice (for unconsecrated) or a Faculty Licence from the local Diocese (for consecrated). Further details on exhumation services can be obtained by contacting the office. Fees quoted for authorised exhumation will include an Environmental Officer Attendance fee of £300.

Transfer of Grave Ownership
 Level Description  Price 
Level 1 (simple transfer based on production of a valid Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration) £65.00
Level 2 (transfer based on valid Will with preparation of Form of Renunciation & Statutory Declaration) £85.00
Level 3 (transfer based on no will, determination of entitled persons, preparation of Form of Renunciation, Statutory Declaration & Form of Assignment) £105.00
Genealogy searches
Basic search
NO CHARGE
30+ minutes (price per 30 minutes)
£25.00
Memorial Permit Fees

Memorial permit fees and sizes applicable for each type of memorial and grave type are the same across all cemeteries.

Please double the prices listed in the tables below for non-resident deceased of BCP Council area.

Traditional Graves (max width 3ft (900mm)
Flat Stone not exceeding 7in (180mm) in width
£328.00
Tomb or monument more than 7in (180mm) wide but lower than 6ft (1.83m) high
£310.00
Lawn graves (max width 2ft x 6in (750mm)
Headstone or memorial not exceeding 4ft (1200mm) high
£164.00
Memorial on child’s grave 900mm x 500mm x 375mm (3ft x 20in x 15in)
NO CHARGE
Fixed vase not being part of a memorial not exceeding 200mm x 250mm x 250mm (8in x 10in x 10in)
£56.00
Additional inscription involving the removal of an existing memorial and reinstallation following additional inscription work
£56.00
Replacement memorial
£56.00
Cremated Remains graves (max width 1 ft 6in or 450mm)
Headstone or other memorial not exceeding 900mm x 375mm (3ft x 1ft 3in)
£112.00
Kerbset not exceeding 750mm x 450mm (2ft 6in x 1ft 6in) incl raised end 225mm high (9in)
£112.00
Flat stone at above kerb level covering whole grave space
£112.00
Fixed vase not being part of a memorial not exceeding 200mm x 250mm x 250mm (8in x 10in x 10in)
£56.00
Additional inscription involving the removal of an existing memorial and reinstallation following additional inscription work
£56.00
Replacement memorial
£56.00
Scroll, headstone, footstone, boulder cross, tablet ledger book or other memorial with single inscription if added at that time
No more than 3ft (915mm) high on 7ft (2.13m) x 3ft (915mm) grave
£164.00
More than 3ft (915mm) but no more than 6ft (1.83m) high
£231.00
No more than 4ft (1.21m) x 2ft (610mm) grave (cremated remains grave)
£108.00
No more than 3ft (915mm) but no more than 6ft (1.83m) high (cremated remains grave)
£155.00
Kerbset including a single inscription per item if added at that time for each grave
7ft (2.13m) x 3ft (915mm enclosed (traditional grave)
£178.00
4ft (1.21m) x 2ft (610mm) enclosed (cremated remains grave)
£121.00
Other grave memorial costs
Fixed vase not being part of a memorial not exceeding 1ft x 1ft x 1ft (300mm x 300mm x 300mm)
£63.00
Hebrew graves at East and Kinson temporary marker tablets 300mm x 200mm (after 12 months)
£56.00
Grave Maintenance Packages

Agreements can be taken out from 1 year up to 10 years. Price listed is per year.Prices below are listed for one year.

Maintenance Package ‘A’ - grass cutting, annual memorial washing and weed clearance
Adult traditional grave
£99.00
Child traditional grave
£50.00
Cremated Remains grave
£50.00
Maintenance Package ‘B’ - as above, plus the provision of seasonal bedding plants twice a year
Adult traditional grave
£154.00
Child traditional grave
£77.00
Cremated Remains grave
£77.00
Adult lawn grave
£99.00
Child lawn grave
£61.00
Memorial Stonemason

 Our in-house stonemason can be commissioned to carry out specialised cleaning of  existing memorials on purchased graves and all other assigned works on memorials. 

Price per hour
£40.00
Memorial and Commemorative Items

Here is a list of the prices for memorials and commemorative items within our crematoria and cemeteries across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. Due to pre-existing supplier contracts in place, we are in the process of harmonising the options and prices offered at each site. Until such time, there will remain a small variance in prices and options offered at each site. 

Book of Remembrance (in perpetuity)

Available at Bournemouth Crematorium and Poole Crematorium only.

3-line entry (initial without colour motif)
£123.00
5-line entry (initial without colour motif)
£154.00
8-line entry (initial without colour motif)
£195.00
Standard Colour motif entry with initial (8-line entry only)
£287.00
Extended colour motif entry with initial (8-line entry only
£328.00
Sanctum Vault - Bournemouth or Poole only
10 year lease of vault, including fascia tablet, 4-lines of inscription
£1,638.00
Placing of second set of cremated remains and second inscription
£344.00
Photo plaque (one head) - Bournemouth only
£174.00
Photo plaque (two heads) - Bournemouth only
£263.00
Extension lease of 10 years
£618.00
Additional inscription only
£POA
Special designs on request
£POA
Columbarium - Bournemouth only
10 year lease of vault
£1,638.00
Extension lease of 10 years
£618.00
Placing a second set of cremated remains and inscription
£344.00
Rose, Woodland Glades and Kerb Stone plaques - Bournemouth only
Initial 5 year lease
£350.00
Renewal of lease for further 5 years
£156.00
Replacement plaques (for additional names, or damage during existing lease period)
£77.00
Granite planter memorial plaques (Octagon planter)
Initial 5 year lease
£350.00
Renewal of lease for further 5 years
£156.00
Replacement plaques (for additional names, or damage)
£254.00
Commemorative seat plaques (within crematoria or cemetery grounds only)
Initial 10 year lease - Bournemouth: single commemorative plaque on seat £1102.00
£1,102.00
Initial 10 year lease - Poole: commemorative plaque on shared seat
£429.00
Additional plaque to existing seat (Bournemouth only)
£147.00
Replacement plaques (for additional inscription in an existing lease period) - Poole only
£148.00
Renewal fee for 5 years (no change to existing plaque)
£588.00

For enquiries regarding BCP Council commemorative seats beyond our crematoria or cemetery grounds, please contact commemorate@bcpcouncil.gov.uk or call 01202 126900.

Memorial Kerbstone
Initial 10 year lease
£525.00
Reserve additional kerbstone at same time of ordering
£525.00
Remember Me Tree - memorial leaf plaque (Bournemouth or Poole)
Initial 5 year lease
£121.00
Add a motif
£11.00
Witness installation
£11.00
Memorial Shrub Bed Posts - Poole only
Only offered as replacement of an existing brass plaque and wooden post in place. Initial 10 year lease - based on qualifying criteria with new wooden post supplied.
£500.00
Baby & Infant Granite Butterfly Garden Plaque (Bournemouth Crematorium only)
Initial 5 year lease
£350.00
Additional design (per design)
£32.00
Renewal of lease for further 5 years
£122.00
Special design on request
£POA
Baby & Infant Kerbstone Plaque (Bournemouth Crematorium only)
Initial 5 year lease
£200.00
Renewal of lease for further 5 years
£100.00
Special design on request
£POA