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How much does a Church in Wales funeral cost?

Table of Fees
(from 1 January 2024)

Ministry Fee (payable to the officiating minister) £104
Committal* (payable to the officiating minister) £26
Church Fee (payable to the PCC) £130
Burial Fee in Church in Wales Burial Ground (payable to the PCC for the Churchyard Maintenance Fund)
- Body £581
- Cremated remains £194
Memorial Fee (payable to the PCC for the Churchyard Maintenance Fund)
- Plain wooden cross £29
- Grave headstone £220
- Cremated remains tablet £117
- Additional Inscription £52
Search of Burial Registers (payable to the PCC) £26 per hour (or part thereof)

* For a committal following a separate funeral service elsewhere, at which a different minister has officiated.


No fee shall be payable in respect of the burial of a still-born infant or child under the age of 18, or in connection therewith, for the services rendered by the Incumbent or other Minister officiating at an interment or, in connection therewith, for registration of burial.

The Ministry Fee covers attendance by the officiating minister at i) a funeral service, or ii) a funeral service followed by burial, or iii) a funeral service followed by a cremation and the subsequent interment of cremated remains. This applies whether the attendance is at a Church in Wales church or elsewhere. The Ministry Fee also includes the signing of the Green Form by the officiating minister. Additional charges for travel costs outside the parish or ministry area may also be levied by the officiating minister.

The Church Fee covers use of the church for a funeral or memorial service. Additional charges can be made for organist, choir, sexton and the reasonable cost of additional heating.

The Burial Fee is for the burial of a body or cremated remains in the allocated grave or cremated remains plot. An additional charge, set locally, will be made for grave digging. The fee is also applicable to a burial or interment in an existing grave or plot.

The Memorial Fee is for the grant of the right to erect a monument on the grave in accordance with the Churchyard Regulations. There will be no reduction for a total replacement of the memorial and a partial replacement will be charged pro-rata. The maintenance of the monument remains the responsibility of the family that erected it.