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227 Hylton Road, Millfield, Sunderland, SR4 7XA

FAQs - T.P. Bradbury Funeral Directors in Sunderland

Do we actually receive the ashes of our loved one?

Yes, each cremation takes place individually and is given a unique cremation reference number. You can be sure that the ashes you receive are those of your loved one.

If we hold the service at a crematorium, is it religious?

Yes, it is the same service that would be held in church. You have a choice of hymns for the service.

Do I need to pay VAT on the funeral costs, or are there any other costs I need to pay?

Funerals are VAT exempt. All quotations from Bradburys Funeral Directors include every cost.

Can I arrange to be buried in the same plot as my loved one?

Yes. You will need to arrange for ground purchase. You can purchase a plot for one, two or three people. This needs to be arranged before the burial of the first of the people that wish to be buried together.

What are Disbursements Fees?

These are the fees that need to be paid in order that a funeral can take place. This will include the fees of the minister and the civic centre fees.

Can I have a quotation?

All quotations are provided free of charge. You can either contact us or use our online quotation tool to work out the cost of a funeral.

Burial or Cremation?

Cremation is the most popular option and is usually cheaper than a burial. If you wish to have a graveside service then you must choose the burial option. Burials take place within 3 to 4 days of the deceased passing away, cremations within 4 to 5 days, depending on availability at your selected service venue.

Does the day of the week make a difference?

A funeral can be held on any day Monday to Saturday. Saturday funeral costs are usually about 50% higher than those held during the week.


A funeral can take place in any location of your choice. It is most commonly held in the area in which the deceased was a resident. However, you may choose to hold the funeral in another UK location. There are additional fees to pay if the funeral in an area other than that to which the deceased paid their council tax.

What sort of religious service can I have?

Any type of religious service can be arranged.

What if my loved on dies in hospital or abroad?

We will collect the deceased from anywhere in the world.

I would rather donations were made to a charity instead of flowers. How can I do this?

Bradburys can help you to arrange donations to your nominated charity.


We can arrange a cremation service to suit your requirements.

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We provide a wide range of burial options to suit all budgets.

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We can help arrange flowers, catering, memorials and charity donations.

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Use our online quotation tool to work out the cost of a funeral.

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