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Pre-paid funeral plans

When you’re no longer around, the last thing you want is to leave your family with emotional and financial worries. With a funeral plan from Ecclesiastical Planning Services, you can:

  • Make your funeral wishes known
  • Make financial provision
  • Choose from a range of plans with local prices

What’s more, your family will receive help and sensitive support from your funeral director at the time of need. Find out more by calling our Funeral Planning Team on 0800 028 9046 or email funeralplansupport@ecclesiastical.com

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Q. Who is eligible?

UK residents aged 18 or over can take out a plan. For instalment plans payable over 2 years or more, 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. You can also appoint a nominated representative, who we will keep informed about your plan according to your instructions.

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. 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?

The plan covers the funeral director’s costs listed in the plan details as long as your requirements don’t change and your selected funeral director carries out your funeral. The plan can also include an allowance towards third party costs such as cremation, and officiant’s fees. These costs are outside of our control. If these costs, as listed in the plan details, are not covered by the plan value at the time of need, there will be a balance to pay. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.

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. Please refer to the Instalment Q&A and the Terms and Conditions for more information. Your funeral director will be able to provide you with a personalised quote.

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.

About our plan provider
Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited (EPSL) Reg. No. 2644860.
Registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue,
Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW,
United Kingdom. EPSL is authorised and regulated by the
Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152.

  • Thank you for your care and compassion involved in the funeral of my late mother. From our first contact to meeting with you, we knew we were in safe hands. Your warmth, compassion and total professionalism were so reassuring on a difficult day when we needed it most.

    Mrs V. C., Clare
  • Thank you for your care, understanding and patience at a difficult time in life. Guiding people through the process with humour and empathy is a talent that you possess in your profession.

    RH, Clare