Funeral plans

Hopkinson funeral cars outside the Sacred Heart Church Hanley

Pre-arrange and pay for the funeral you want

Golden Charter LogoWhatever stage of life you’re at, it’s always a great decision to consider what provisions you’re making for the future and invest in a funeral plan.

At Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt, we partner with the renowned funeral plan provider, Golden Charter; offering you the very best in service and value. So you can rest assured that when your time comes, you and your family will receive the highest quality service at the lowest possible price.

Coffin with flowers in the Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Chapel of rest

What is a Golden Charter Prepaid Funeral Plan?

A Funeral Plan is an easy way to pre-arrange the funeral you want and pay for the Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt funeral services at today’s prices.

A plan can help save your family worry and expense, helping make things easier for your loved ones when the time comes. You can choose to pay the amount in full or in monthly instalments, and every penny will be used to pay for a full funeral service upon your death.

Our chosen funeral plan partner, Golden Charter is proudly owned by independent funeral directors; they are the only Funeral Plan provider recommended by the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors.

Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt funeral car and horse carriage

What are the benefits of a Golden Charter prepaid funeral plan?

When you take out a Golden Charter Funeral Plan through Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt, you’ll benefit from:

  • Our characteristic, top-quality service and guidance from our experienced director and staff throughout the funeral plan process.
  • Peace of mind, knowing that everything will be taken care of in advance upon the event of your death by the Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt family.
  • Reassurance that your family won’t have to cope with any uncertainty or financial worries about your funeral arrangements.

You will also benefit from significant financial savings, depending on how many years pass between taking out the plan and your death. Because the cost of the funeral service is effectively inflation-proof, you won’t need to worry about paying more in years to come.

How the Golden Charter Funeral Plans compare

All plan prices include a one-off £249 administration fee which Golden Charter receives to cover the cost of setting up, managing and administering your funeral plan throughout its lifetime.

Funeral director services

Independent Simple Way


Independent Traditional Way


Independent Exclusive Way

Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral
Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
The coffin(1) Simple High Quality Superior
Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises (within a 25 mile radius) Within working hours 24 hours 24 hours
Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation (excluding embalming)
Use of chapel of rest or service rooms
Family viewing at any pre-arranged time (2)
Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium
Funeral held on a normal weekday, during working hours
Choice of date and time of funeral
Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)
Hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery
Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required
Limousines One Two

Additional benefits

Built-in allowance for third party costs £1,200 £1,200 £1,200
A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers
24 hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved
Transportation to the funeral director’s premises if death occurs whilst on holiday in mainland UK
  1. Coffins supplied will be wood-effect quality or better. Your funeral director will provide further guidance on the types of coffin available within your plan.
  2. Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required.

Please note: Our plans don’t include the purchase of a burial plot. Should you choose burial the plans include an allowance towards the opening of a new or existing grave. The purchase of a grave and any monumental work would need to be arranged separately.