About our pre-paid funeral plans

Planning ahead for your funeral is one of the most thoughtful and caring things you can do. Some people never get round to discussing funeral wishes with their loved ones, which can lead to all sorts of worry and anxiety when the time comes.

Taking out a funeral plan is a simple and straightforward way to remove this worry, and it can provide real financial benefits too. Some of the other benefits include:

  • Pre-arrange the details of your funeral and record any special wishes, such as hymns, music choices and any other personal touches you would like your plan to include
  • Make financial provision for your funeral
  • Choose your funeral director in advance
  • Ensure your family has access to expert help and advice at what can be a difficult time.

Our funeral plan is available to UK residents, and there are no complicated medical forms to complete. You can also appoint a nominated representative who we will keep informed about your plan, according to instructions.

Our plans cover your funeral costs (as specified in the plan paperwork) as long as we carry out the funeral and your requirements don't change.

For more information, please download our funeral plans brochure.

All funeral plan pre-payments are held in an individual whole of life assurance policy for your peace of mind.

Backed by a trusted, national provider

Our funeral plans are provided by Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited, which is part of a specialist, UK-based financial services group.

Flexible payment options

You can choose to pay for your funeral plan by lump sum or in instalments. There is an additional cost for paying over two years or more and eligibility criteria applies. Please refer to the Instalment Q&A and the Terms and Conditions for more information. Your funeral director will be able to provide you with a personalised quote.

Once your funeral plan is in place, you'll receive a welcome booklet containing the details of your plan and your funeral plan certificate. Your nominated representative will also receive a copy if you request this.

Terms and Conditions apply to funeral plans - please ask us if you have any questions.

We offer three set funeral plans online

Please click the link below to visit the website of our funeral plan provider, Ecclesiastical Planning Services, for information about our set plans and to purchase online.


Contact us directly if you want a bespoke funeral plan

Our set plans cover the most popular funeral options. However, we also understand that some people have specific requirements. We receive all manner of requests. For example, we can provide a motorcycle and side car instead of a hearse - or even a fire engine. You could have a coffin bearing the badge of your favourite football team. The choices are endless.

We are well known for going the extra mile to cater for unusual requests.

If you would like a bespoke funeral plan with personal touches which are not covered in any of our set plans, please contact Mandie Lynes at Tamworth Co-op Funeral Service on 01827 62094 or email mandie.lynes@tamworth.coop

Funeral plan FAQ

Frequently asked questions. Here are some of the questions we are often asked about our pre-paid funeral plans:

About our plan provider

About Ecclesiastical Planning Services

Ecclesiastical Planning Services

Our pre-paid funeral plans are provided by a trusted national provider, Ecclesiastical Planning Services.

As part of a specialist, UK-based financial services group, Ecclesiastical Planning Services has offered pre-payment funeral plans since 2006. When you take out a funeral plan with us, Ecclesiastical Planning Services arranges for the funds to be held in an individual whole of life assurance policy. The full value of your plan, excluding the administration fee and any instalment charges, is ring-fenced and cannot be used for anything but your funeral when the time comes.

Ecclesiastical Planning Services is part of a large Group that gives available profits to charity and is proud to have been named the UK's 3rd largest corporate donor to charities (2023/24)1. In addition, Ecclesiastical Planning Services is recognised by the National Association of Funeral Directors for treating customers fairly (2023).

    1. The Directory of Social Change, The UK Guide to Company Giving 2023/24.


We are an Appointed Representative of Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited Reg. No. 2644860, registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW, UK, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates pre-paid funeral plans only.