Gallagher Funeral Services

A Family Owned Business

Chapels in Leeds and Harrogate

How Much Does A Funeral Cost

Families are often overwhelmed, by the extent as to how much a funeral will cost. With this in mind we have taken the decision to put our prices on our websites, to help you make an informed decision as to what kind of funeral you would really like to have.


Regardless of the approach you take, we will provide you with a clear, transparent breakdown so that you can see exactly what is included.

Let us guide you and your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honour the life and memory of your loved one.


A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. You knew your loved one better than anyone else.


We’ve got years of experience. Together, we’ll design the perfect memorial or funeral service for your loved one.

Help With The Cost Of Funerals

To qualify, you or your partner (we use partner to mean a person you are married to or a person you are living with as if you are married to them or a civil partner or a person you live with as if you are civil partners) must be receiving one of these benefits or tax credits:


• Income Support / Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance


• Pension Credit / Working Tax Credit where a disabled worker is included in the assessment


• Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element


• Housing Benefit / Council Tax Benefit


It must be reasonable for you to have taken responsibility for the funeral expenses. This will usually mean you were the partner of the deceased. Or, if they had no partner, you were a close relative or close friend of the deceased.


Please refer to our Help with Funeral Costs page for further information

How and When to Claim

You can claim a Funeral Payment from the date of death and up to 3 months after the date of the funeral. Funeral Payments are usually made by cheque in the funeral director’s name.

Funeral Costs In Detail

At Gallagher Funeral Services as well as offering a traditional bespoke funeral service, we offer several inclusive funeral packages at  specially  discounted rates.


Funeral Costs In Detail

At Gallagher Funeral Services as well as offering a traditional bespoke funeral service, we offer several inclusive funeral packages at  specially  discounted rates


The total cost for your bespoke  funeral service  will be made up of our professional fees, your choice of coffin from our extensive range  and the third-party fees that apply including any additional services selected


Professional Fees

These are the costs for our professional services, the transfer and care of your loved one, the hearse and necessary staff on the day of the service,



your choice of coffin from our extensive range



These are the payments that we make on your behalf to third parties, such as the crematorium, doctors and officiants, Newspaper notices, limousines, floral tributes or doves


Our Funeral Package fees are divided into two parts:-


Funeral Package Fees

These are the charges under the control of the Funeral Director.  These include all our fees for providing the services necessary to care for the family and the person who has died, making the arrangements for the cremation / cemetery fees, ministers’ fees, doctors’ fees, The Provision of a modern hearse to convey your loved one to the service venue and ensuring the funeral is carried out to your satisfaction on the day.


Additional Disbursements

These are fees that we will pay out on your behalf.

Examples of these include, Limousines on the day of the service, death notices in the newspaper, flowers, catering, church fees, purchase of a grave if required.


You may wish to purchase any of the above, which we will pay for initially, and these will then be included in the final funeral account.


You will appreciate that disbursements can differ from the estimate as they are not under the direct control of the funeral director but every effort is made to give as near accurate an estimate as possible.


We will always provide you with a detailed, written estimate of the total cost of the funeral service you have chosen.