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What are the benefits of purchasing a plan from a local funeral director?

Local funeral directors are highly knowledgeable about their own locality and have often grown up in the area. Their specialised local knowledge is developed over the years in a way that only being part of that community can offer. Your funeral arrangements must be carried out to perfection as we only have one chance to get it right, and this key local knowledge plays a big part in the little things that make a funeral run smoothly, and therefore be so special.

What if I move away from Shropshire?

The Shropshire Funeral Plan remains effective, wherever you choose to live subsequently. It should be noted that your current address may have a bearing upon the arrangement for a new burial space. In such a case there may be additional costs in your new home location. We will be pleased to clarify this for you.

What if the cost of funerals increase?

Once you have purchased a prepayment plan, as long as we carry out the funeral and your requirements don't change, the funeral services itemised will be provided for you when needed, without any further charge to you or your family. This is one of the most important benefits and why prepayment plans have become so popular with our clients in recent years. You also make a significant contribution towards third party cots which are outside of our control and cannot be guaranteed.


What if the Funeral Director were to go out of business?

The Funeral Director is not paid until the funeral has been provided. If a Funeral Director should cease to trade before the funeral is required another Funeral Director would be appointed and the funds would be available to the newly appointed Funeral Director.


How do I know the money will be safe?

The plans we offer give you exceptional financial security for your money.

Unlike some plans, every penny of the full value of the plan (less the management fee) is held securely in a whole of life assurance policy and ring-fenced for your funeral when the time comes. The money is made available to your funeral director at the time of need and the funds cannot be used for anything other than your funeral for your peace of mind.

The funeral plan funds are held in whole of life assurance policies with a life assurance company that is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the PRA and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Funeral plans are not regulated by the PRA or FCA, but Ecclesiastical Planning Services is registered with the Funeral Planning Authority. 


Can I pay by instalments?

Yes, over 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 years. Additional Instalment Payment Terms and Conditions apply - please ask for details. Please contact the funeral director, as instalments are not available on line.


Is there an age limit or health restrictions?

Anyone over the age of 18 can purchase a plan and in any state of health.

What if I die away from home?

We recommend that you take out travel insurance when you go on holiday, especially if you travel abroad, which usually covers bringing you back home if necessary. Alternatively, we can quote for the extra cost involved.

Can I buy a plan for someone else?

Yes. Please mention this on your application – we will need the name, address and date of birth of the person to be covered but we will send all correspondence to you.

What if I change my mind later?

If you change your mind within 30 days of taking out your plan you will receive a full refund, with no questions asked. If you cancel your plan at a later date you will be refunded, less the management fee.

Terms and Conditions apply to funeral plans - please ask for details.

A local service for
local people

Established a decade ago by independent Shropshire family funeral directors for the people of Shropshire.

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Giving you peace
of mind

Regarding your funeral requirements, you are assured that your Shropshire Funeral Plan will afford you complete peace of mind.

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Your plan

Your funeral pre-payment is held in a guaranteed whole of life assurance policy.

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Our established

Shropshire Funeral Plan members are all local funeral professionals who will guide you with the utmost care and expertise.

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