Find funeral directors in Canterbury

Browsing our directory is a fast way to find Canterbury funeral directors. You’ll see a choice of independent funeral homes, plus recognised names such as Dignity and Co-op.

Do you live in the surrounding area? As well as listing Canterbury funeral homes, our directory has options in nearby towns like Whitstable and Herne Bay.

Plan a funeral in Canterbury

As an important place for Christianity in England, there are many options for Christian funerals in Canterbury, including several historic churches. There’s also a mosque in the north of the city, while Barham Crematorium can cater to other faiths, as well as non-religious funeral services.

The Canterbury borough is home to 3 council-run cemeteries, plus several active churchyards. Do you want to arrange a natural burial? All the council cemeteries have green burial sites – or you could travel to the privately run Riverview woodland burial ground near Gillingham.

Why compare funeral homes in Canterbury?

If you’re looking to arrange an affordable funeral in Canterbury, our directory helps you compare listings in one helpful place. That way, you can view costs before making final arrangements.

Also, different funeral directors can help with different things. Comparing listings gives you the information you need to make the right choice, whether you’re arranging something simple and traditional or a big, themed funeral.

Find a Canterbury crematorium

There’s one crematorium near Canterbury, Barham Crematorium. Opened in 1956, the crematorium is today managed by a private company. You’ll find it in the village of Barham, around 8 miles south of Canterbury.

Find a Canterbury cemetery or burial ground

Here are a few of the active cemeteries in Canterbury and the surrounding area:

  • Biddenden Churchyard, Ashford
  • Canterbury City Cemetery (council-run) – has a green burial ground and a dedicated Islamic burial area
  • Herne Bay Cemetery (council-run) – has a green burial ground
  • Whitstable Cemetery (council-run) – allows green burials
  • Smarden Churchyard – only allows the burial of ashes
  • St Stephen’s Churchyard, Canterbury (council-run) – only allows the burial of ashes

For information about the Canterbury City Council cemeteries, go to the council website.

Find venues for funeral wakes in Canterbury

Are you planning a wake after the funeral? You have lots of options, ranging from restaurants to hotels to your own home. Here are some venues in Canterbury that might be suitable.

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Funeral Director fees

The price quoted contains the Funeral Director fees for a simple funeral. This includes:

  • Funeral Director fees for meetings, paperwork and running the funeral
  • Collection of the deceased and care prior to funeral
  • Hearse or appropriate vehicle for transport to the funeral
  • Basic coffin

The Funeral Director fees quoted do not include third party costs (often called disbursements). The Funeral Director will guide you through your options. These costs are:

  • Cremation or burial fees
  • Medical certificate for cremation
  • Clergy or officiant fee for conducting the ceremony

In addition to the disbursements you may want to discuss optional costs with your Funeral Director - these could include:

  • Funeral flowers
  • Memorial (venue hire, catering etc)
  • Memorial headstone
  • Orders of service
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What is a Direct Cremation?

A Direct Cremation is an alternative to the traditional funeral. This involves the cremation of the deceased without a funeral service. A Direct Cremation is generally the most economic option because costs of the coffin, preparation of the body, funeral service and expensive transportation are not included. However, many people choose Direct Cremations for reasons other than expense, for example:

  • - Wanting to have a memorial at a different time to the cremation
  • - Expressed desire from the deceased to not have a ceremony
  • - Individuals with relatives who face big physical or geographical challenges in coming together for a ceremony

The prices quoted for Direct Cremations include:

  • All charges, meetings and paperwork for the cremation
  • Collection of deceased and care prior to cremation
  • A simple coffin and urn for the ashes
  • Cremation fees and delivery of ashes to the family
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Attended funeral

This is Funeral Choice’s best estimate of this Funeral Director’s fees for an Attended Funeral, which is where family and friends have a ceremony or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.

This price includes the following:

  • Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements
  • Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care
  • Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities.
  • Providing a suitable coffin
  • Optional viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director
  • At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle

In addition to the Funeral Director’s fee, there will be third party costs to consider (sometimes called disbursements) to cover the other aspects of a funeral (such as the crematorium or burial fees). Your chosen Funeral Director will be able to provide these for you.

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Unattended funeral

This is Funeral Choice’s best estimate of this Funeral Director’s fees and the crematorium fee for an Unattended Funeral, which is where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself. This is also known as a Direct Cremation.

This price includes the following:

  • Funeral Director's fees
  • Crematorium fee (for an unattended funeral) as selected by the Funeral Director

In addition to this fee, there might be additional third party costs to consider (sometimes called disbursements). Your chosen Funeral Director will be able to explain these for you.

If you wish to attend the funeral, you should view the “Attended Funeral” price instead.

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Funeral Director fees

The price quoted contains the Funeral Director fees for a simple funeral. This includes:

  • Funeral Director fees for meetings, paperwork and running the funeral
  • Collection of the deceased and care prior to funeral
  • Hearse or appropriate vehicle for transport to the funeral
  • Basic coffin

The Funeral Director fees quoted do not include third party costs (often called disbursements). The Funeral Director will guide you through your options. These costs are:

  • Cremation or burial fees
  • Medical certificate for cremation
  • Clergy or officiant fee for conducting the ceremony

In addition to the disbursements you may want to discuss optional costs with your Funeral Director - these could include:

  • Funeral flowers
  • Memorial (venue hire, catering etc)
  • Memorial headstone
  • Orders of service
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Funeral Choice charity donation

To redeem the £20 charity donation all you have to do is select the charity from the dropdown list in the Make Contact form. Once you have confirmed arrangements with that funeral director send us an email to info@yourfuneralchoice.com confirming the service has been arranged. After we receive this email we will make the donation to the chosen charity and confirm back to you.

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