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Charges and Payment

Our Funeral Charges Explained

At Melia Powell Family Funeral Care it is our policy to provide you with a written estimate of our costs and funeral details, including disbursements, usually at the time of arranging the funeral.

Where this is not possible, for whatever reason, the estimate will be provided at the earliest opportunity prior to the funeral taking place.

Our prices are broken down into several parts:

  • Charges for the funeral services provided by our staff;
  • The cost of the coffin or casket chosen (unless included in one of our packages);
  • Any additional services requested;
  • Disbursements.

Disbursements are payments made to third parties such as the crematorium fees, notices in the local paper, fees for clergy and organists, florists, doctors and the like.

It is important to be realistic with respect to funeral expenditure. We do not want a family to spend more than they should, nor less than they would like. It is important that the final arrangements are in keeping with both a family’s wishes and their budget.

Remember, we can begin the process of arranging the funeral and looking after your loved one immediately.  Payment is usually required at least 2 days prior to the day of the funeral; we are happy to agree a funeral date that gives you time to gather the funds required.

For your convenience we accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit Card
  • Visa Credit Card
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Maestro
  • Direct Bank Transfer
  • Internet Banking Payments
  • Pre-paid Funeral Plan

We are can accept single or multiple payments against an individual family account.

Other payment options:

If you are intending to use funds from your loved one’s own account simply present our invoice to their bank and request immediate payment.

If you are relying on an insurance policy to cover the funeral expenses please be aware that you may not get access to the funds until after the funeral.

If you are planning to make a Social Fund claim we will provide a final invoice for immediate submission to the DWP to support your claim. However, we still require payment in full before the funeral takes place for the following reasons:

  1. There is no guarantee that any claim will succeed
  2. Claims can take up to 16 weeks to process
  3. An award is unlikely to cover absolutely everything you want us to provide, even at our sensible prices

Naturally any overpayment will be refunded to you once your award is received into our account.

We reserve the right to make a late payment charge and a reasonable administration charge if required. We will always discuss this with you first.

About Melia Powell & Family Funeral Directors

We offer affordable excellence. That means we will really listen to your needs, advise and guide you, and provide you with the very best funeral care you need at a family affordable price.

We are a Christian family yet celebrate diversity and are very experienced at celebrating the life of someone irrespective of any or no religious beliefs.

Finally, whatever service or style of funeral is right for you, we guarante to make it perfect for you on the day. Nothing is too much trouble and we will carry you through all your difficult times.

Testimonials & Reviews

(see all of our latest testimonials here)

Dear Brian,

Just a quick email to congratulate you and your team, for what I perceived to be a thoroughly professional and well executed funeral yesterday - it was exceptionally well organised, there was real care and commitment evident, and you were all a pleasure to work with!

Many thanks and well done... You are all welcome back anytime.


Garry H

Revd Garry AF Hinchcliffe
Team Rector of Knaresborough & AsstDDO

Our Offices

Head Office

Melia House, Bradford Road
Sandbeds, Keighley, BD20 5LY
Telephone 01274 567110

Keighley Office

111-115 Cavendish Street
Keighley (town centre), BD21 3DG
Telephone 01535 280402

Bradford Office

25-27 Westgate,
Bradford, BD1 2QL
Telephone 01274 567110

Crematoria We Serve

Yorkshire & Lancashire

* A surcharge may apply since these councils charge a higher fee