Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Planning ahead for your funeral is one of the most thoughtful and caring things you can do. Some people never get round to discussing funeral wishes with their loved ones, which can lead to all sorts of worry and anxiety when the time comes. 

Taking out a funeral plan is a simple and straightforward way to remove this worry, and it can provide real financial benefits too. Some of the other benefits include:

  • Pre-arrange the details of your funeral and include any special wishes 
  • Make financial provision for your funeral
  • Choose your funeral director in advance
  • Ensure your family has access to expert help and advice at a difficult time

What’s more, there are no complicated medical forms to complete. 

Our plans cover your funeral costs (as specified in the plan paperwork) as long as we carry out the funeral and your requirements don’t change.

The cremation plans we offer cover your specified funeral costs, no matter how much prices rise. As long as you don’t later choose a different funeral director and your requirements don’t change, your family won’t be asked to pay more regardless of what happens to costs in the future. We also offer burial plans that include a contribution towards third party costs such as cemetery and officiant’s fees. With these plans, there may be more to pay if these costs are not covered by the plan value.

For more information, please download our:

Funeral Plans Brochure

Price Guide

Terms and Conditions. 

 

Financial security 

We aim to provide outstanding financial security for your money. All funeral plan pre-payments are held securely in individual whole of life assurance policies for your peace of mind.

Backed by a trusted, national provider

Our funeral plans are provided by Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited, which is part of a specialist, UK-based financial services group. 

Flexible payment options

You can choose to pay for your funeral plan by lump sum or in instalments. There is an additional cost for paying over two years or more and eligibility criteria applies.

Terms and Conditions apply to funeral plans – please ask us if you have any questions.

My Funeral Arrangements

You may also like to make a note of your final wishes such as where you would like your funeral service to take place and the music which you wish to be played.

Please click here to download your free copy of our My Funeral Arrangements booklet which provides a template for you to do so. Alternatively, please make contact with one of our offices and we would be pleased to post you a copy, free of charge.

 

 

Funeral plan FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the questions we are often asked about our pre-paid funeral plans. 

Q. Who is eligible?

UK residents aged 18 or over can take out a plan. For instalment plans, the final instalment must be paid by your 85th birthday. There are no medical or health questions to answer.

Q. Can the plan include special wishes?

You can add special wishes and requests such as song choices, readings, information for a eulogy and so on. There is no charge to add these details. There may be more to pay if you require additional features, services or upgrades.

Q. What happens if I move to a different part of the country?

If you move, you should be able to transfer your plan to a funeral director near your new home. However, there may be additional costs depending on local prices and not all funeral directors guarantee third party costs. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for details or speak to us for more information.

Q. Can I buy a funeral plan for someone else?

Yes, we find that many of our customers choose to do this.

Q. Can I change my funeral plan arrangements?

Yes, you can make changes to your plan after you have taken it out and once it is fully-paid. Just let us know what you wish to change. There may be an additional cost if you add new features and services to your plan.

Q. Does the plan cover the entire cost of the funeral?

Our plans cover your funeral costs (as specified in the plan paperwork) as long as we carry out the funeral and your requirements don’t change.

The cremation plans we offer cover your specified funeral costs, no matter how much prices rise. As long as you don’t later choose a different funeral director and your requirements don’t change, your family won’t be asked to pay more regardless of what happens to costs in the future. We also offer burial plans that include a contribution towards third party costs such as cemetery and officiant’s fees. With these plans, there may be more to pay if these costs are not covered by the plan value.

For more information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions. 

Q. Can I cancel my plan?

Yes, you can cancel your plan at any time. If you choose to cancel the plan within the cancellation period, you’ll receive a full refund. If you cancel the plan after the cancellation period, you’ll receive a refund of the original amount paid, excluding the administration fee, and any payments to insure an instalment plan.

Q. Can I pay for my plan by instalments?

Yes, you are able to pay over a range of periods. There is an additional cost for paying by instalments over two or more years. Eligibility criteria applies. 

Q. What happens if I die abroad?

The plan does not cover the cost of a funeral abroad, or the cost of repatriating the deceased. It is therefore important that your travel insurance policy covers this.

Terms and Conditions apply to funeral plans. Please ask us if you have any questions.

 

 

About our plan provider 

About Ecclesiastical Planning Services  

Our pre-paid funeral plans are provided by a trusted national provider, Ecclesiastical Planning Services. 

As part of a specialist, UK-based financial services group, Ecclesiastical Planning Services has offered pre-payment funeral plans since 2006. When you take out a funeral plan with us, Ecclesiastical Planning Services arranges for the funds to be securely held in individual whole of life assurance policies. Every penny of the full value of your plan, excluding the management fee, is ring-fenced and cannot be used for anything but your funeral when the time comes. 

Ecclesiastical Planning Services is part of a large Group that gives available profits to charity and is proud to have been named the UK’s 4th largest corporate donor to charities (2021/22)1. In addition, Ecclesiastical Planning Services is recognised by the National Association of Funeral Directors for treating customers fairly, and offering funeral plans which are financially secure and responsibly administered (2022). 

1. The Directory of Social Change, The UK Guide to Company Giving 2021/22.

We are an Appointed Representative of Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited Reg. No. 2644860, registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW, UK, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates pre-paid funeral plans only.

 

Walter C Parson

The Old Police Station, Callington

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  • Client parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms
  • Chapel of rest & Preparation facilities

The Old Police Station
1 Saltash Road,
Callington,
Cornwall,
PL17 7BB

Office Opening Hours
Mon – Fri, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Tel 01579 382 000 (24 Hr Number)

 
 

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The Firs, Crownhill, Plymouth

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  • Client parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms
  • Chapel of rest & Preparation facilities

The Firs, 702 Budshead Road,
Crownhill,
Plymouth,
Devon,
PL6 5DY

Office Opening Hours
Mon-Fri, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Tel 01752 76 76 76 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Decimus, Exeter

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  • Parking close by & Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

Decimus,
206 Topsham Road,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX2 6AA

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Tel 01392 43 33 33 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Riverside, Ivybridge

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception &  24 Hour service
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Riverside,
9 Costly Street,
Ivybridge,
Devon,
PL21 0DB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01752 69 09 09 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Kings House, Newton Abbot

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Kings House,
King Street,
Newton Abbot,
Devon,
TQ12 2LG

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01626 33 44 44 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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St Mary’s View, Plympton, Plymouth

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  • Easy parking close by
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

St Mary’s View, 2 Market Road,
Plympton,
Plymouth,
Devon,
PL7 1QW

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 343 848 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Barton, Plymstock, Plymouth

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  • 2 hours free parking in the Broadway Car Park
  • Disabled access
  • Reception & administration office
  • Arrangement rooms
  • Chapel of rest & preparation facilities

Entrance via the Broadway Car Park

Barton, Horn Lane,
Plymstock,
Plymouth,
Devon, PL9 9BR

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 40 40 42 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Pengelly Funeral Service, Saltash

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  • Parking close by & Disabled access
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

 

Pengelly Funeral Service
139, Fore Street,
Saltash,
Cornwall,
PL12 6AB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 84 88 38 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Salisbury House, St Judes, Plymouth

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  • On street parking & Reception
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities
  • Administration office

Salisbury House, 11 Tothill Avenue,
St Judes,
Plymouth,
Devon,
PL4 8PJ

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Tel 01752 66 54 38 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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The Stables, Tavistock

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Administration office
  • Arrangement rooms & Chapel of rest
  • Preparation facilities

The Stables,
32 West Street,
Tavistock,
Devon,
PL19 8JY

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Tel 01822 617 300 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Pidgen & Son Funeral Service, Torpoint

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  • Client parking available
  • Reception & Disabled access
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities

Pidgen & Son Funeral Service
4, Trevol Business Park
Torpoint,
Cornwall,
PL11 2TB

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01752 812 479 (24 Hr number)

 
 

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Torquay, Babbacombe Road

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  • Client parking available
  • Arrangement room & Chapel of rest
  • Administration office
  • Preparation facilities
  • Reception

147 Babbacombe Road,
Torquay,
Devon,
TQ1 3SU

Office Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm

Tel 01803 32 94 94 (24 Hr number)