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150 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8BH

Offering a wide range of options

Below you will find some basic information, including an illustrative example of two types of funerals that we provide. For help, and tailored funeral advice, please get in touch with us. We will be happy to either provide you with more detailed literature, which outlines the choice of plans, or to arrange a private consultation at your convenience.

Traditional Funeral

Our Traditional Funeral costs £2,359 plus 3rd party costs.

(Third party costs are typically £1,240 Norse Road Crematorium therefore totalling £3,599. This would reduce to £3,435 if doctor’s fees are not required.)
The following is included:
  • Our professional services in arranging all aspects of the funeral. Your designated funeral arranger and funeral director will provide you with the expertise required on all aspects of the funeral. We can visit your home to make the arrangements if you wish.
  • We will complete all paperwork and liaise with third parties on your behalf. We will make payments to third parties on your behalf.
  • We will handle all charitable donations on your behalf.
  • We will convey your loved one from within a 20 mile radius to our premises as soon as possible, using trained men and a specialist vehicle.
  • Use of our private chapels of rest facilities to view your loved one who will be cared for with the utmost respect at all times. These facilities are available to you between 9am and 5pm during the week and extended hours in the evenings and at weekends. Please contact us for more information.
  • We will dress your loved one in a gown or their own clothes and take any additional instructions regarding their personal effects.
  • There are no restrictions on the date or the time the funeral can take place, subject to availability at a local crematorium of your choice.
  • We will provide a standard veneered cremation coffin and up to six pall bearers.
  • The service is usually carried out at Norse Road Crematorium. A service at a separate location to the committal on the same or different day is not included.
  • Access to our face to face Bereavement Listening Service with Chere Hunter is included.

You may wish to add one or more limousines to the cortege, these are charged at £210 per vehicle. We have a large selection of coffins including veneered and solid wood, (panelled or plain) coffins, coffins made from willow or bamboo and other speciality coffins. Prices start from £350 and can reach in excess of £1,300 for a solid wood or metal casket. Please speak to one of our funeral directors for more information.

We will provide you with a written breakdown of our costs which you can alter if you change your mind about anything.

We will require a deposit prior to the funeral date.

Abbott Funerals in Kempston, Bedford offer traditional funeral services from approximately £3200 - get in touch with us now

Simple Funeral

Our Simple Funeral is priced at £1,706 plus 3rd party costs.

(Third party costs are typically £1,240 Norse Road Crematorium therefore totalling £2,946. This would reduce to £2,782 if doctor’s fees are not required).
The following is included:
  • Our professional services in arranging all aspects of the funeral. Your designated funeral arranger and funeral director will provide you with the expertise required on all aspects of the funeral.
  • We will complete all paperwork and liaise with third parties on your behalf. We will make payments to third parties on your behalf.
  • We will convey your loved one from within a 10-mile radius to our premises. An additional charge of £50 will be incurred if this is out of hours.
  • We will provide a suitable cremation coffin and four pall bearers.
  • Your loved one will be dressed in a gown.
  • You will have use of our private chapels or rest facilities to view your loved one who will be cared for with the utmost respect at all times. These facilities are available to you between 9am to 5pm during the week.
  • We will handle online donations via the Love2donate website.
  • There are restrictions on when the funeral can take place and certain times may be excluded. This service only applies to funerals held at Norse Road Crematorium.
  • Access to our face to face Bereavement Listening Service with Chere Hunter is included.

You may wish to upgrade the coffin for an additional charge. If you wish us to handle all donations on your behalf, then this will cost an additional £75. If you would like your loved one dressed in their own clothes, then there will be an additional charge of £50. Provision of a limousine to convey mourners to the crematorium will be £210.

We will provide you with a written estimate and we will require a deposit prior to the funeral date.

Abbott Funerals in Kempston, Bedford offer simple funeral plans from approximately £1700 - get in touch with us now

Direct Cremation

Our direct cremation funeral is priced at £2,013.20 INCDLUING THIRD PARTY COSTS.

(This would reduce to £1,849.20 if doctor’s fees are not required.).

This option is suitable for those who do not wish to attend the funeral. We will convey your loved one to Norse Road Crematorium in a basic cremation coffin, using our hearse, our funeral director and two pall bearers, at a time and date of our choosing. No service will take place and no members of family or friends may attend. Your loved one will be dressed in a gown and you may visit them during normal office hours in our rest chapel facilities. We will complete all necessary paperwork and pay 3rd parties on your behalf. We will also handle online donations for you via the Love2donate website. We will provide you with a written confirmation of our costs and this service must be paid for in full in advance of the funeral date. If you require further information about this service, please contact one of our funeral directors.

Abbott Funerals in Kempston, Bedford offer direct cremation plans from approximately £1900 including third party costs - get in touch with us now

Bespoke Funeral

We understand very well that arranging a funeral is deeply personal which is why we offer a completely bespoke service. The above examples are an indication of cost but there are many ways that you can personalise a funeral.

You may want to consider additional transport options on the day including limousines, or for more specialist funeral arrangements you may want to think about a horse-drawn hearse or motor bike hearse. We also offer the use of our facilities for ritual washing and dressing the deceased, we can also take the deceased home or into church the day before the funeral. We can cater to all of these requirements and many more. Please contact one of our funeral directors on 01234 843222 to talk through any questions you may have.

Repatriation

A L & G Abbott are able to offer all professional services relating to repatriation of the deceased. Please contact the office for details.

Pre-arranged funeral plans are available with Golden Charter plans from A H & G Abbott in Kempston Bedford

Prepaid plans

More and more people are choosing to pre-arrange their funeral to reduce the emotional worry and anxiety for their family.

With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan from A L & G Abbott, you can pre-arrange your funeral and fix your funeral director’s costs at today’s prices.

Financial aid for funeral services is available depending on circumstances - please contact A L & G Abbott Funeral Directors in Kempston Bedford

Help with paying

You may receive financial support from the Department of Social Security (DSS). However, you will still have to pay some of our fees as the Social Fund does not cover the entire cost of a funeral.

Please download our document by clicking on the button below for information on financial help.

Contact our helpful team in Kempston for expert assistance

For more information on our funeral costs, call us on
01234 843 222
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Latest Update

Further to the government announcement on the 23rd March please find below the current guidelines regarding the funeral industry.

All funeral services must respect the current government requests for social distancing and the protection of high-risk groups.

Where possible, all funerals will be arranged over the phone or via other electronic means. If they are arranged in person, social distancing must be respected, this means:

  • Individuals must keep 2m apart
  • Wash hands frequently
  • If anyone coughs or sneezes then use a tissue and catch it / kill it / bin it
  • The number of people attending must be limited

Funerals cannot be arranged in person with anyone currently showing symptoms of the virus or who are self-isolating.

It is vital that funeral service employees, who are key workers, can remain healthy to continue to support bereaved families.


Chapel of Rest visits - these can go ahead at specific pre-arranged times and will be limited to people who live in the same household. At risk groups are strongly urged not to visit.
Funeral Service - the number of people attending the service will be limited in line with government advice on social distancing. The situation regarding specific locations is constantly under review and we will advise families on the current recommendations. During any service all social distancing guidelines must be respected.
Limousines - these can no longer be offered as a form of transport.
Charitable donations - all collections will be dealt with online.

We are working to stay on top of all of the current government advice to protect our staff and your families. We understand that at this already very difficult time certain guidelines will cause even more distress for which we are very sorry but they are totally out of our control. We are here for you to talk things through so please don’t hesitate to call, we are committed to help you through this very difficult time. We continue to offer our Bereavement Listening Service over the phone so please contact us if you are interested.