Our funeral Services

Our family, helping your family, in your time of need


Traditional burials


Traditional cremation services


Woodland or Green Burial


Music tributes such as Piper or Soloist


Burials at sea


Alternatives to traditional coffins (i.e. Eco or Picture Coffins)


Alternatives to traditional Hearses (i.e. Horsedrawn, motorcycle Hearses)


Memorial services to take place before or after the burial or cremation


Alternative ways to keep or place ashes in their final resting place


Burials of ashes

Let Us Lend a Helping Hand

James Family Services offers many different services. Our training and experience have prepared us to help, to reassure, and to understand when a family is faced with the loss of a loved one. We are here to replace confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, and questions with answers. Here, one finds a quiet gentleness in a relaxed atmosphere of respect, efficiency, and trust. We believe your service choice is a personal decision. At James Family Services we explain and guide you through the options available, then allow you to make your own decisions.

However, in arranging a burial or cremation service, we understand that every family is different, every life to be celebrated is unique. Many factors help determine whether a service will become simple or elaborate, private or public, and even religious or secular (non-religious). As respected and experienced Funeral Directors, we are used to solving the big questions.

There are many options available to you and your loved one beyond the role of a traditional funeral directors which we will be more than happy to discuss with you at time of arranging the funeral or funeral plan.

Everything You Need In One

It is our mission to make the process of organising a funeral as simple and streamlines as possible. We do this by offering a complete service including organising the services of external suppliers such as florists, newspapers, churches and grave diggers.

Arrangements Conference


Burial/Cremation Planning

Funeral Service

Transportation Service

Our Standardised Price List

All funeral directors are legally required by Competitions & Market Authorities (CMA) to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).

ATTENDED FUNERAL (funeral director’s charges only)

This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation.

Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements including making payments to external parties. We are available 24 hours a day to meet your needs by telephone, at your home or in our office, offering guidance and advice and to take instructions in respect of all the funeral arrangements.  £1,290.00
Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death. We will bring your loved one into our care from any home, Nursing Home or Hospital within Wiltshire or any of its neighbouring Counties. £100.00
We will do all the required preparation work including washing, dressing, and caring for your loved one until the day of the funeral.  Viewings (by appointment) during working hours of your loved one in our Chapel are included at no additional cost.  £485.00
Provision of the Enford* coffin – Dark oak effect with matching moulds. *Other Coffin/Casket options both standard and bespoke are available please see our website for the full range and pricing. £450.00
Provision of a hearse and four pall bearers to take deceased direct to the chosen cemetery at a date and time agreed with the funeral director.  £535.00


This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.

Burial (funeral director’s charges only)   £1,390.00
Direct Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee)2                                                                               £1,295.00*
What’s Included:
Bringing your loved one into our care from a local hospital, Hospice or Nursing Home during normal working hours within a 25-mile radius.
Care of your loved until the date of cremation.
Dr’s Medical Fees for the application for cremation.
Completion of all necessary paperwork
An Ecopine coffin
Transport to the Crematorium for the Cremation
Collection of your loved ones cremated remains (Ashes)
A suitable container for scattering
*Additional fees:
Bringing someone into to our care out of office hours or from a private residence  £250.00
Outsize Coffin and extra staff if required – Prices on Request
A mileage charge if collecting your loved one from outside a 25-mile radius – Prices on Request
Embalming and Chapel visits if you would like to view your loved one before the direct cremation – Prices on Request
For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.[1]       
In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for a local resident new grave including plot fee:
          Salisbury £1,050.00
  Amesbury £950.00
For an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.
For an Attended cremation funeral the cremation fee.2]                                                                                                                                               
Salisbury  30mins £915.00        1hr £1165.00
                                                                                                            Amesbury 30mins £750.00   1hr   £900.00
[1] This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.
[2] In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.
James Family Funeral Services offer optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:
Additional mileage (price per mile) £1.00
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g., to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer) £450.00
Collection and delivery of ashes No charge for Local Area, for Out of Area delivery. Price on Request
Embalming (hygienic treatment). £120
Funeral officiant (e.g., celebrant, minister of religion etc.) Price on request
Services supplied outside of normal office hours Price on request
The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.
Itemised Funeral Options
Doctors’ fees £82.00
Horse Drawn Hearse (from) – £1200.00
Provision of Limousines (each) – £300.00
Removal & Replacement of memorial – P.O.A
Additional Weekend Charge – £500.00
Attendance of Funeral Director for Burial of Ashes – £140.00
Attendance of Funeral Director for Burial of Ashes (Weekend) – £180.00
Preparation of site for burial of Cremated Remains – £130.00
Order of Service Price on Request dependent on design and quantities
Floral Coffin Spray from £120
Ashes Caskets Prices from:£90
Ash Scatter Tubes:
Small £15
Medium £25
Large £45
Keep Sakes and Ashes Jewellery Prices on Request

Payment  Policy

A 60% deposit of directors charges and the full costs of all disbursements are to be paid in full at the time of the arrangement, the remaining balance is due a minimum of three days prior to the date of the funeral

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Proudly Serving Amesbury, Durrington, Salisbury & Surrounding Counties fro our Amesbury base. Also Nationwide! Please contact us for more details

James Family Services

The Centre
Amesbury, Wiltshire SP47DR
01980 624300

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Phone: 01980 624300
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Great service and catered to our personal needs, they treat you as if your one of their family and keep you informed at every step of the way. They went above and beyond looking after our loved one, we knew Sarah was in safe hands. 5-star service. They even acknowledged that pets are part of families and will allow you to incorporate them in the process, as much as you want. We would recommend them every time. Well done and thank you James and the team


It does indeed seem odd to review a buisness of this nature, but it is a time when you really need compassion, and James Family Services was this and more to my family and I. Unfortunately, we have had to use the servcies of James’ Family Services twice this year. The fact we decided to use them for the most recent loss speaks for itself. Nothing is too much trouble, they are at the end of the phone night and day, and show nothing but kindness and respect for the family, and indeed loved ones we lost.