Tovey Bros. was established in Newport in 1860, and remains under family ownership and management. Our service to Newport and the surrounding areas spans six generations of our family and over 150 years.
The company is a long standing member of both the National Association of Funeral Directors and SAIF. In addition, Tovey Bros is Wales’ only member of the society which acts as a forum for the leading independent funeral businesses, and is joined by invitation only as a result of maintaining the highest possible standards in funeral directing. We offer advice on all aspects of funeral services, including pre-planning. We provide prepayment plans as part of our service, for which separate brochures are available.
This page itemises the various options available in funeral services and charges, together with some typical complete funerals. The guide cannot be comprehensive, and hence we are able to advise on any service you may require. It is our aim to arrange the funeral just as you would wish it. Prices are shown in the PDF.
It is our policy to provide all clients with a confirmation of the required funeral arrangements together with a detailed estimate of charges, before the day of the funeral.
Funeral Services and Charges
|A Funeral Estimate consists of the following elements:||£|
|Professional Services Charge||x|
|Conveyance to Funeral Home||x|
|Coffin or Casket||x|
|Total of Funeral Director’s Charges||x|
|Disbursements paid on Client’s behalf||x|
These charges are explained in detail below
Professional Services Charge
Our Standard Service Charge includes the following:
A Funeral Director to call at a local address or receive representative(s) at our offices to discuss the funeral arrangements; making all necessary arrangements for cremation or burial; obtaining statutory forms from Doctors and Hospitals; providing advice on certificates required for the registration of death; liaising with Ministers, the Coroner and other parties; carrying out hygienic treatment as required; paying fees on behalf of clients; preparing and attending to all documentation; arranging obituary notices with national and local newspapers; arranging Thanks for Sympathy notices and cards, where required; receiving and caring for Floral Tributes; delivering flowers after the funeral, if requested; receiving and recording donations, where requested, on behalf of charities; the use of our service chapel, with organ, if required; the use of one of our chapels of rest for family and friends to visit by appointment; attendance of Funeral Director on the day of the funeral; arranging the printing of Hymn Sheets when required, distributing attendance cards at the service; advising on Monumental Masonry, Catering and other related services; making and receiving all necessary telephone calls; providing assistance and support to our clients up to the time of the funeral and an advisory service thereafter.
The service charge is reduced where the service takes place solely at the Cemetery or Crematorium. A surcharge applies for Saturday funerals.
Conveyance to Funeral Home
Our small hearse and staff to convey the deceased from a local address to our Funeral Home. The charge varies depending upon whether the service is within or outside normal weekday office hours.
Additional charges for collection outside the area, or for international repatriation, will be given by individual quotation.
Coffin or Casket
All coffins are fully lined and fitted, complete with suitable handles and an engraved nameplate. The deceased is sometimes dressed in a white funeral gown appropriate to the coffin or casket selected. Roman Catholic gowns are used where applicable, and coloured gowns are available if desired. Alternatively, the personal clothes of the deceased may be used.
|The Dover||A simple wood effect coffin|
|The Raglan||A plain oak veneered coffin|
|The Berkeley||An oak veneered coffin with panelled sides and a raised lid|
|The Caernarfon||An oak veneered casket|
|The Leeds||An oak veneered mahogany coffin with panelled sides and a raised lid|
|The Harlech||An oak veneered stained mahogany coffin with panelled sides and a raised lid|
|The Pembroke||A handmade solid oak coffin|
|The Warwick||A handmade solid oak coffin with panelled sides|
|The Edinburgh||A solid oak casket with pillared corners and raised lid|
A range of American caskets and other coffins such as colourful or environmentally friendly is available by individual quotation
We employ qualified embalming staff and it is our policy to provide whatever level of hygienic treatment is considered necessary. In many cases embalming is undertaken and in these circumstances no additional charge is made. Therefore the estimate will show no charge.
Our prestigious black funeral vehicles, both hearses and limousines, are chauffeur driven and are available for local funerals to cemeteries and crematoria.
Charges for the use of vehicles outside the area are made by individual quotation. A Victorian horse drawn Hearse can be provided by separate quotation, as can a range of alternative vehicles.
The provision of our bearers at a service.
Our service can include arranging and attending the interment, preparing the grave, and supplying a casket or other suitable container.
CONVEYANCE TO CHURCH PRIOR TO FUNERAL
We are able to take the deceased to the Church at a time in advance of the Funeral, if required and by arrangement. Bearers may be supplied .if necessary.
A solid wood cross with engraved nameplate can be supplied for the purpose of marking a grave or ashes plot.
We are able to help with the ordering of flowers, monumental masonry, placing notices in local or national newspapers, arranging catering, printing hymn sheets and Thanks for Sympathy cards and helping with special requests for music.
These are payments made by us on behalf of clients for services arranged by us. Latest prices, where available, are shown on the price list, but these are subject to change outside our control.
These fees include all payments to the cemetery or crematorium, all ministers and church fees, and doctors’ fees for cremation. These will also include any additional services, such as newspaper notices or service sheets, which we arrange on your behalf.
Please find some example funeral costs below.
|1. Service all at the Crematorium||£|
|Professional Service Charge||1,375|
|Minister (Church in Wales)||86|
|2. Service at our Chapel (or Church) then Crematorium||£|
|Professional Service Charge||1,375|
|Veneered Oak Coffin||385|
|Hearse and one limousine car||460|
|Langstone Vale Crematorium||840|
|Minister / Priest Fee||100|
|50 Hymn Sheets||120|
|Simple Complete Funeral||£|
|with family bearers:||1495|
|with our bearers:||1595|
This service is to take place only at either the crematorium or graveside. Most importantly, this is carried out at a reduced cost because it is on a day and at a time to suit the funeral director, rather than family preference. Otherwise, it includes our professional charges, conveyance to the funeral home (in weekday, office hours), a simple coffin and hearse only. Certain services, such as a limousine, can be added at an extra cost.
|Tovey Bros Charge||1,495|
|Langstone Vale Crematorium (low cost fee)||625|
|Unattended Cremation Fee||995|
This service is for a cremation where no one attends at the Crematorium and no service takes place, although, this could be arranged separately.
|Tovey Bros Charge||995|
|Langstone Vale Crematorium||450|
To download a copy of our price list, please click here.