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Ian Hart Funeral Services Ltd

Funeral Costs 

At Ian Hart Funerals, we’re committed to making our funeral prices represent real value and making sure all our funeral choices are as affordable as possible. As a fourth generation family business, we understand how difficult it can be for those left behind to organise a funeral in the wake of the loss of a loved one.

Clear and open pricing means you’ll know how much a funeral is likely to be. That means you’ll be able to start making decisions as soon as you begin looking into what’s available and what’s possible. 

Funeral Price List

All undertakers are obliged by law to publish a full and detailed funeral price list for a standardised set of products and services. This is so that those trying to plan a funeral for a loved one – something that will usually be done under difficult circumstances – are able to think through their options and compare between different providers in as stress-free a way as possible. 

That’s okay with us, because we’re confident that our prices and reputation stand up to comparison with any other local providers. Read our testimonials to find out what our previous customers have been saying about us, with many commenting on the professional and compassionate way we conduct our services.

Find out more about funeral costs in and around Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton by getting in touch with the friendly and caring team at Ian Hart Funerals.

Ian Hart Funeral Services Ltd


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.
  • Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care.
  • Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s branch premises.
  • Providing a suitable coffin – this will be made from simulated oak veneer.
  • Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director.
  • At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle.


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)
  • Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) 2


  • For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.1
    [£4,725 – £5,000]
  • In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is: For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; 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.
    [£4,725 – £5,000]
  • For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee.2
    [£748 – £1195]
  • In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents is:


This funeral director may be able to supply a range of 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).
  • Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer).
    [£180 – £230]
  • Collection and delivery of ashes.
  • Services supplied outside of normal office hours
  • Chapel of rest including embalming.
  • Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.).
  • 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.


The information below gives the prices charged by crematoria within a 30-minute cortege journey of this funeral home.

Standard Fee Attended Service

  • Worthing Crematorium – where a service takes place between 10:30am and 4:30pm.
  • Woodvale Crematorium – where a service takes place between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

Unattended Service

  • Worthing Crematorium.
  • Woodvale Crematorium.

Reduced Fee Attended Service

  • Worthing Crematorium – where a service takes place between 9:00am and 10:00am.
  • Woodvale Crematorium – where a service takes place between 9:00am and 10:00am.


    • Limousine [£250]
    • Out Of Hours Removal [£250]
    • Use Of The Gordon Chapel [£180]
    • Slideshow at the Gordon Chapel [£40]
    • Livestream and recording from [£195]
    • Catering[Price on application]

Floral Tributes – Our floral tributes are ordered from Findon Flowers and CoCo Rose

  • Lettered Tributes: £45 Per Character. For Example, ‘DAD’
  • Coffin Spray: 3ft from [£150] 4ft from [£200] 5ft from [£250]


  • Order of Service Booklet: 4-Page Coloured Booklet with Photo from:[£35]


  • Veneered: Worcester Oak (included in cost of attended or unattended funeral) [£180]
  • Solid: Barnard [£993]
  • Natural: Willow & Bamboo[£531]
  • Oak Ashes Casket [£100]


  • Live Webcast: Worthing Crematorium [£75]
  • Standard Photograph Slideshow: Worthing Crematorium [£100]

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.


Our Terms of Business include the following:

The final balance must be paid 28 days from date of invoice.


We have no business or financial interest in a price comparison website which compares Funeral Director Services and/or Crematoria Services and their respective prices.

Sole owners of the company are Mr Ian Hart & Mrs Susanne Hart.

Arranging a Funeral

Our professional and caring staff are dedicated to working with your family to provide assistance in selecting high quality and affordable funeral services.

Contact Us

Call us so we can arrange to take your loved one into our care.

Meet with us

When you are ready, we meet to plan the complete arrangement.

Here for you

We then take care of the necessary paperwork and are on hand for any queries you may have.


We were very pleased with the calm, compassionate, professional service we received from Sam, Jane and the team at Ian Hart for a recent funeral I had to arrange. They were always on hand to help with any questions. It took a large weight off our minds as we were confident they knew exactly what they were doing at all times and everything was under control. Their experience really showed, many thanks.

- Ian F. Campbell

Our Family were assisted though this particularly difficult time, with the sad loss of our Mum, and would like to thank, in particular, Chris Cook for his caring and professional attitude in the specific arrangements; and Andy Roberts who led our Mother’s beautiful service with calm, caring and compassion. In this very difficult time the service helped turn our loss into a positive reflection on life ahead, with treasured memories. THANK YOU

- Warren Stembridge

I would like to thank Ian, Sam and the staff for the professional service. An incredibly difficult time made as seemless and easy as possible. All staff were compassionate, understanding and nothing was too much trouble. I had forgotten something on the day of the funeral but Ian addressed this for us which meant so much and more than I could expect. Thank you again to you all, everything just as my mum would of wanted

- andy maple

Ian Hart and his team went above and beyond in every way to ensure my mum had the very best service. Nothing was too much and helped us hugely with looking after as much detail as possible. This helped so so much, i massively appreciate it. Thank you so so much

- Katy Greenfield

Thank you for a most memorable experience in the Gordon Chapel all the Ian hart staff the catering staff and most of all James could not have been more helpful on behalf of family and friends thank you

- Brian Rackstraw

Would like to thank Ian hart for looking after my mum Suzanne evans amazing people you all are you made my mum look so beautiful thank u .you went above and beyond with us all and you where very Helpful when my dad wanted to come and see my mum nearly every day and her service was beautiful as we held it in your chapel once again thank you

- Abbie Long

Ian Hart helped make the terribly sad experience of losing our mum incredibly smooth and easy to arrange her service. It was a very devastating time for us and challenging with the COVID situation. I have to say that I would recommend going direct to Ian Hart rather than using other types of funeral plan packages. They really know their profession and provide excellent value for money as well as a very caring and respectful attitude.

- Emma Walder

We organised my Dad’s funeral through Ian Hart and held it at their Gordon Chapel in Worthing and it went so well, very personal with the staff being attentive and caring. Although an upsetting and emotional event to arrange the process from beginning to end went smoothly, being professionally run with a lot of care and advice. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Ian Hart’s, especially Sam.

- Jane Ansell

I was so impressed with the quality of care and dignity given by Ian Hart and his team at the funeral of a very loved friend. The decision on whom to employ for my husbands funeral in June this year was not difficult, and I was not disappointed. It was the worst day of my life but equally, one of the best as I felt that I had organised the best tribute possible for my husband.

- Elizabeth Allamby

My family and I would like to thank Jane James and all her colleagues at Ian Hart Funeral Services, Worthing for the service they held for our mother in the Gordon Chapel on 30th November 2020. Without doubt it was exceptional.
Their showed patience, flexibility, professionalism and sensitivity to all our requests, and nothing was ever too much trouble. My mother would have been delighted and we, as a family thank and highly recommend them.
From Carol Taylor..

- Carol Taylor

Ian Hart and his team offer an outstanding service. Their professionalism and caring nature instantly put my family at ease.
Ian personally oversaw the entire process and nothing was too much trouble.
We felt as relaxed as possible, leaving our Dad in their care.
As much as i hope i never have to use a funeral sevice again, i would never go with anyone else but Ian Hart.

- Natasha Hannigan

Exceptional service from Ian and his team when they recently took care of my late father in law’s funeral arrangements. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole experience for the family was treated with the utmost dignity and professionalism. Thank you to you all for everything you did for us at such a sad time. It was simply first class.

- Simon Hulme

My mother-in-law had a funeral plan arranged through Ian Hart. From the out-set, they were professional, compassionate and everything went seamlessly. The Celebrant, Debbie Martin was lovely and the service in the Gordon Chapel was perfect. In difficult circumstances, coping with a close family bereavement and also the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions, Ian Hart Funeral Services were first class.

- Michael Richards

The funeral arrangements for my grandparents Patricia Wood and Ronald Wood were perfect. All the team at Ian Hart Funeral services showed such respect and kindness and professionalism throughout the process of organizing the joint funeral The family would definitely recommend their services at such a sad time. Thank you Ian Hart and team.

- Hayley Evans

Ian Hart and all his staff were very caring and nothing was too much trouble. My brother Michael had a very good send off. My family wish to thank everyone involved in his funeral. We appreciate all love care and support through this very sad time

- John Pegg

I can not thank Ian and his team enough for making such a hard day run so smoothly and honour my Dad as he deserved. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend using Ian Hart of you should sadly need his services. From the minute you meet him, he puts you at ease and helps you through a very tough time. Thank you to all those involved.

- Katie Shephard

A truly personal and exceptional service from Ian Harts team. I can’t recommend Ian Harts funeral service enough. The professionalism, empathy and kindness at a very much needed time was outstanding

- Laura Castle

Sam we will never be able to thank you enough for your kindness, your empathy and your professionalism at what was a very difficult time for us as a family.
And to John the Celebrant a big thank you for the tribute that you arranged for Dad.
Outstanding service from an outstanding company. Thank you all.

- Mark Oram

A sincere and caring service with minimum of stress on a difficult day, they made everything easy.I would not hesitate to recommend them.

- rod coombes

Thank you Ian Hart and all your Staff for a very professional and caring funeral for my Mother yesterday. Everything went smoothly, and all who attended said how good it was. The photo show combined with the music was a particularly good feature and special thanks to Chris for his patience and understanding in compiling it. As usual Pastor Joe Davis conducted a very warm and perceptive service.

Thanks also to the caterers who provided a lovely selection of food , nothing was too much trouble for them and their pleasant demeanor added to an enjoyable afternoon following the service even providing bags for the leftovers!

All in all a very good experience, in good surroundings, carried by a professional carring team.

Thanks again.

Mr Alan Trussler

- Alan Trussler

Can’t thank Ian Hart and his team enough for giving my mum Doreen Ottaway the best send off she deserved. Very professional and caring. They did her proud in this covid environment. Went the extra mile. All I can say is thank you.

- Darrin Moore

Absolutely fantastic funeral services.
Everyone involved provided the best possible service they could have for my fathers funeral.

Sam Hart directed the funeral on the day and did a fantastic job.

Chris and Dan had the hard job of collecting my father the night he passed and were professional and sincere for our loss.

IHFS recommended a gentleman called James Macmillan to be the celebrant for the service to which a lot of people asked us “did James know my father personally,” as he did such a great job of leading the eulogy.

I am sure my dad would have enjoyed hearing all the wonderful things he had said about him and how brilliantly James explained his story.

My family and I cannot thank IHFS enough for helping us through this hard time.

Their support before and after the funeral was fantastic. Accommodating all of our needs and requests.

I cannot recommend them enough.

Thank you to everyone at IHFS

- Jack T


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