A FUNERAL SERVICE TAILORED TO YOU

Carl Kenyon’s Meridian Funeral Home is a family run business that has been providing support to the Chorley community for nearly a century. As the longest serving Funeral Directors in Chorley, the business has been operating officially since 1926. Kenyon’s Funeral Directors was originally established by the Grandfather of the current proprietor, Carl Kenyon, and we now welcome the fourth generation of the Kenyon family to the business, ensuring Kenyon’s Meridian Funeral Home remains an integral part of the local community for many years to come.

All funerals are carried out with utmost respect regardless of what plan you choose.

We do have a true Funeral Home

Funeral without a Ceremony Plan

£1600

What is included

  • Collection of the deceased from a location within 10 miles to our funeral home. We do not charge extra for collection outside of normal office hours.
  • All necessary work to arrange the collection of the deceaded, arrangements of the cremation and return of ashes.
  • Statutory doctors fee required by law (cremation only)
  • Coffin with handles and nameplate suitable for cremation
  • Cremation at a crematorium.
  • Hearse – the deceased will be conveyed to the crematorium. Most funeral home use a van.
  • Return of ashes from the crematorium for collection from our funeral home.

What is not included

  • Choice of time of the cremation, enforced by the crematorium
  • The funeral plan does not include a ceremony and therefore no one is able to attend the cremation.
  • limousine – because this is an unattended funeral, there are no limousines included.
  • Obituary in the local press
  • Floral tributes
  • An urn is not included. The ashes will be returned to you in the receptable provided by the crematorium which may be a box or plastic container. We have a choice of cremation urns and scatter tubes to purchase for an extra charge.

Simple Funeral Plan

£2200

What is included

  • Collection of the deceased. We do not charge extra for collection outside of normal office hours.
  • All necessary work to arrange the collection of the deceaded, arrangements of the cremation or burial, conducting the funeral service and return of ashes (cremationonly). This includes arrangements of the funeral in person.
  • Coffin with handles and nameplate. A wide range of upgraded coffins are available at an additional cost including eco friendly, wicker, picture and solid wood coffins
  • Care of the deceased including preparation for visitis 
  • Chapel of rest visits by family and friends.
  • Choice of date and time of funeral between Monday and Friday.
  • Provision of a standard motor hearse to convey the deceased from our funeral home to the ceremony. This can include an interim stop at a residential address or similar location to meet mourners who wish to follow the hearse to the ceremony. We are also able to offer a range of alternative hearses. Example include a horse drawn hearse.
  • Choice of officiant to conduct the ceremony. This may be a religious officiant or a civil celebrant
  • Return of ashes from the crematorium for collection from our funeral home (cremation only)

What is not included

  • Statutory doctors fee required by law (cremations only)
  • A limousine is not included. Mourners may follow the hearse to the ceremony.
  • Obituary in the local press
  • Floral tributes
  • Service at a place of worship prior to cremation or burial. Whilst a service will take place in the crematorium (or at the graveside in the case of burial), it is possible to have a more in-depth service at a place of worship beforehand.
  • An urn is not included. The ashes will be returned to you in the receptable provided by the crematorium which may be a box or plastic container. We have a choice of cremation urns and scatter tubes to purchase for an extra charge.
  • In the case of burials, if you don’t already own the grave. You will need to purchase the grave, we can arrange this for you.

Standard Funeral

£2395

What is included

  • Collection of the deceased. We do not charge extra for collection outside of normal office hours.
  • All necessary work to arrange the collection of the deceaded, arrangements of the cremation or burial, conducting the funeral service and return of ashes (cremation only). This includes arrangements of the funeral in person.
  • Coffin with handles and nameplate. A wide range of upgraded coffins are available at an additional cost including eco friendly, wicker, picture and solid wood coffins
  • Care of the deceased including preparation for visitis 
  • Chapel of rest visits by family and friends.
  • Choice of date and time of funeral between Monday and Friday.
  • Provision of a standard motor hearse to convey the deceased from our funeral home to the ceremony. This can include an interim stop at a residential address or similar location to meet mourners who wish to follow the hearse to the ceremony. We are also able to offer a range of alternative hearses. Example include a horse drawn hearse.
  • One limousine for the carriage of mourners to the ceremony and return to a local location of your choice. Further limousines can be added for an additional charge.
  • Choice of officiant to conduct the ceremony. This may be a religious officiant or a civil celebrant
  • Return of ashes from the crematorium for collection from our funeral home (cremation only)

What is not included

  • Statutory doctors fee required by law (cremations only)
  • Obituary in the local press
  • Floral tributes
  • Service at a place of worship prior to cremation or burial. Whilst a service will take place in the crematorium (or at the graveside in the case of burial), it is possible to have a more in-depth service at a place of worship beforehand.
  • An urn is not included. The ashes will be returned to you in the receptable provided by the crematorium which may be a box or plastic container. We have a choice of cremation urns and scatter tubes to purchase for an extra charge.
  • In the case of burials, if you don’t already own the grave. You will need to purchase the grave. We can arrange this for you

If you need to arrange a funeral for a child, whether it’s for a baby lost during pregnancy or a child up to the age of 18, we will carry out our services for free.

We will carefully guide you through all the arrangements and listen to you to understand your thoughts and wishes. We will gently suggest unique ways to add personal touches to the day and be right by your side before, during, and after the funeral.

 

The free services we provide are:

  • Our funeral director’s services
  • Our funeral directors will support you through everything you need to do, including completing all the paperwork and making all the arrangements for the funeral.
  • Our rooms where you can come to visit your child if you want to. You can spend as much time with them as you need. If you’d prefer them to be at home before the funeral, we can help you with this.

 

Other free services include:

  • suitable funeral cars, such as hearse and limousine
  • choice of coffin – fully lined and fitted with a soft interior
  • your choice of route for the funeral procession

Children’s Funeral Fund for England

The Children’s Funeral Fund is a scheme to provide funding for the fees charged for a cremation or burial of a child under the age of 18. If you need to apply for this funding your funeral director will be able to help you.

If you want to choose a different coffin to the ones included for free in our funeral service, if you live in England, we can claim back the first £300 of the cost from the Children’s Funeral Fund for England (CFF) on your behalf and you won’t be charged.

 

Burial and cremation fees

In England, cremation and burial fees, including doctors’ fees for cremation documents, and the cost of a burial plot, will be claimed back from the Children’s Funeral Fund on your behalf.

If you live in England, Scotland or Wales your local authority will not charge for a standard burial or cremation of a child under the age of 18, but this might not include the cost of the grave.

 

Things you’ll need to pay for

You’ll need to pay for minister or officiant fees and any additional products and services that are not included in our free children’s funeral services.

You can choose to add other products or services to the funeral at an additional cost:

  • personal floral tributes
  • funeral stationery, memorial books
  • obituary notices, acknowledgements
  • caskets, urns and keepsakes
  • headstones and masonry
  • catering
  • alternative hearse
  • additional limousines

There are a number of charities and organisations that support people dealing with the death of a child.

You might find these helpful if you need further support, counselling or somebody else to talk to:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care
  • SANDS
  • Child Bereavement UK

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Simple Funeral Plan

Our Simple Funeral Plan is a basic package costing £1,850 that includes all essential aspects including:

  • Transportation to Meridian House
  • Oak Veneer Coffin
  • Grave Arrangement
  • Hearse & Driver
  • Footman

The Simple Plan excludes any third party costs not listed above, such as flowers or specialist transport, however these can be added onto this service, allowing you to create a truly personalised funeral plan.

Church or Crematorium

We will phone the Church or Crematorium to arrange the best day for you. We never say this is when the funeral has to be.

Flowers

We have flower books from Chorley florists for you to look at at the funeral home or if you can view them at your own home.

Specialist Transport

You can choose from:

  • Volvo Hearse
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Motorbike hearse
  • Bespoke transportation.

We also let families place the coffin on a wagon if that is your preference.

THERE WHEN YOU NEED US

The Kenyon family have been providing funeral services in Chorley since 1926. We are a fourth-generation independent family business run by Carl and Brett Kenyon.

You can choose from a wide range of services and our prices for a simple funeral start from just £1850.00 plus third-party costs.

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A QUIET PLACE TO REST

Meridian House is a truly traditional Funeral Home, and not just a business premises.

Kenyon’s Meridian Funeral Home is always attended, as Meridian House is also the Kenyon family residence. This ensures that your loved ones are never left alone and there is always someone available 24/7.

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A TAILORED SERVICE

The Kenyon family have been providing funeral services in Chorley since 1926. We are a fourth-generation family business run by Carl and Brett Kenyon.

You can choose from a wide range of services and our prices for a simple funeral start from just £1850.00 plus third-party costs.

OUR SERVICES

ALWAYS AVAILABLE – ANYTIME, NIGHT & DAY

From your very first call, we are always available to help. If a person has passed away at home, we can always be there within the hour to transport the deceased back to our funeral home, where they are looked after in a calm environment, and never left on their own.

When a person has passed away in hospital, the first step is to register the death at the registrar. Once this has been completed, we are able to collect that person from the hospital and deliver to Meridian House where they are able to rest while we help you arrange every aspect of the funeral, from the Order of Service to flowers and transport.

To start making arrangements, please feel free to contact us anytime, day or night. Call us now on: 01257 234 377, or use the contact form below.

ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR FUNERAL SERVICES

If you would like to discuss our pre-paid funeral plans, or have any questions about the services provided by Kenyon Meridian Funeral Home, then please fill in the contact form and we will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.