Our Funeral Plans In Association with Open Funeral Plans

Peace of mind for you and your family

Do you need help setting up a funeral plan?

Funeral planning made easy

Pre-planning your funeral right now can take away the financial and emotional burden from your family when they are least able to cope with it.

Please see our general price list below or email for a bespoke quote for a burial plan or any alternative requests eg wicker coffin or horsedrawn carriage.

  • INSTALMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PLANS
  • FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S COST IS 100% GUARANTEED
  • INDEPENDENT TRUST AND SECURITY OF ALL FUNDS
  • GUARANTEED ACCEPTANCE: NO HEALTH CHECKS
  • COMPLIES WITH ALL NEW FSA FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
  • PLANS TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

SORTING OUT THE ARRANGEMENTS WHILE YOU ARE STILL AROUND MEANS YOU WILL GET THE FUNERAL YOU REALLY WANT AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOUR LOVED ONES ARE SPARED THE ADDITIONAL DISTRESS OF WORRYING ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE WANTED AND PAYING FOR IT.

Sharing the intimate details of your preferred funeral service 5, 10, 20 years or more ahead of its time can be quite a difficult concept to consider. If you write it down who will you entrust the paper to? If you tell your partner, sons or daughters, how will they remember and plan your every wish in their time of sadness? Only you can advise sensibly on such individual requirements – burial or cremation? Hymns? Music? Cars? Memorialisation? Or perhaps you have an environmental requirement such as woodland burial for instance?

Bereaved relatives often have grief and anger to contend with. Adding the administrative burden of arranging the funeral to their confused and emotional state may lead to mistakes being made and unnecessary costs being incurred. For example cremation is requested when in fact you wanted to be buried; or a service at church might be overlooked altogether. Small details like instructions for wedding rings can often cause the relatives great anguish and problems. If only they had known is often a feeling expressed. Planning and paying for your funeral in advance saves your family the anguish and grief of doing anything other than remembering you.

Why choose an Open Funeral plan through Sullivan & Sons

Open are transparent about their admin fees and growth figures. Here are some key points that make them different from other prepaid funeral plan providers and that you should consider when choosing a plan provider:

  • They have one single admin fee of £195.00
  • No commissions or additional fees are taken from the plan price you pay
  • They have no cancellation fee
  • The growth the Open Prepaid Funerals Trust apply to the plans consistently exceeds inflation
  • Direct cremation plan available

They are also a Funeral Planning Authority Registered Provider which means that they meet exacting standards when it comes to the way they operate. In simple terms, Open offer the best available balance of rate of return and lowest administrative fees of any like for like funeral planning company.

Third-party costs taken care of and no commissions

Open are the only prepaid funeral plan provider that applies the same rate of growth to the third-party costs as they do to the funeral director costs element of your plan. Other funeral plan providers often only apply RPI (Retail Price Index) or CPI (Consumer Price Index) growth. This is because no one can openly (without conditions) guarantee to cover third party costs at the time of need – there’s a much better chance of them being covered in full with an Open plan. The difference could be hundreds of pounds.

Open know that many of their competitors in addition to the standard administration fee take between £700.00 and £1,300.00 from the price you pay, depending on circumstances. Open only sell through Funeral Directors and therefore no commissions are being taken from your plan – only their admin fee of £195.

A caring approach in a time of need

Open don’t just look after you and your plan – they look after the funeral directors who will look after you and your family at the time of need. They have a funeral directing background and know and understand what goes into a funeral – which, alongside their wealth of experience, makes them the perfect choice.

Mark Popple
Mark Popple
16:12 10 Nov 19
Paul & his team looked after my grandmother. From start to finish the service and professionalism he gave us was simply... outstanding. We thank you sincerely. A very caring business. Thanks Mark.read more
hollie jenkins
hollie jenkins
16:59 30 Oct 19
Top funeral place. When my grandad john died they listened to what my nan and the family wanted. They went above and... beyond and went the extra mile even after the funeral! My nan recieved a little card with my grandads name on and stone. I would highyly recomend them to anyone! Thank you sullivan & son!read more
Jan Baker
Jan Baker
13:20 01 Jul 19
I can't recommend these guys enough, Paul and his team were really understanding and helpful. I have used other funeral... directors, based in Deal before and the service received was very different. If I am unfortunate enough to need the service again I would not think twice about going to them. Highly recommend. Thank you to Paul and team you made a difficult day more tolerable.read more
Peter Baynton-Power
Peter Baynton-Power
12:42 21 May 19
We were recommended to Sullivan and Son by a relative and we are so pleased we went to Paul when my mum passed away. He... was very helpful, explained everything and ensured all went very smoothly. A big thank you to all at Sullivan and Son for the care and service you provideread more
shaun reardon
shaun reardon
10:45 06 Mar 19
Sullivan and Son are the gold standard in funeral directors. Through a family contact I contacted Paul to arrange the... funeral of my mother. From the first contact he was courteous, compassionate and very efficient. I live abroad so could not attend his office personally but this made no difference as everything went perfectly. They even acted as liaison for the various organisations that my mother belonged to in arranging uniformed representatives from the Scouts, the RAF and the British Legion. Alan was the funeral director on the day and I could not have asked for a more friendly and professional service. He and his team were immaculately turned out as were the vehicles. They effortlessly accommodated last minute changes such as when my son and I wanted to be part of the bearer party at the church and also at the crematorium. Nothing was too much trouble and it just worked. Words alone cannot express my thanks and I highly recommend them.read more
Jenny Simmons
Jenny Simmons
17:54 05 Nov 18
I have known Paul Sullivan and his staff for about 7 years, from when I worked at Hawkinge Crematorium. My Father... passed away on the 26th August 2018 and I cannot thank them enough, for the kind way they looked after Myself and my family. I knew Dad was in the most capable hands and was well cared for. We took out a Prepaid Funeral Plan, so the sad business of arranging the Funeral, had already taken place. I would highly recommend Paul and his staff; Julie, Alex and Colin. Lovely Caring and always on the end of the phone if needed. A lovely gesture a courtesy phone call, a couple of weeks after the Funeral, to check how I was coping.read more
Sean -Private- Hale
Sean -Private- Hale
18:22 04 Sep 18
Highly recommended, Julie and the team were excellent
Richard Leveson
Richard Leveson
20:52 21 Mar 18
I have known of Sullivan and Son for over ten years and they were the unquestionable choice to conduct my mother's... funeral in January 2018 when she died aged 101. I had one meeting with Alex Sullivan to set things in motion and was most impressed with his unpretentious and efficient handling of all the necessary details. Alex and Paul Sullivan (who officiated at the funeral) are warm, compassionate, obliging and, quite simply, very likable personalities. I could not have been more satisfied with their service.read more
John Heather
John Heather
11:08 17 Feb 18
Paul and the team were awesome in how they handled my sisters funeral. They were kind,attentive and highly professional... in all their dealings with my entire family. Au unexpected death is always going to be difficult - the cremation most of all,but Paul helped us through the whole event with calm and good humour - nothing was too much trouble Thank you once again Paul and team - I cannot recommend this service too highlyread more
Peter Smith
Peter Smith
11:52 08 Feb 18
My father sadly passed away in December, and his funeral took place in January. From start to finish Paul and his team... at Sullivan & son were absolutely fantastic. Hugely empathic and professional. Understanding of your situation and willingness to help is always at the forefront in order to get what you want for your loved ones final journey. I would most definitely recommend there services to anybody.read more
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