Cardiff Council Funeral Service

Cardiff Council can provide residents of Cardiff with a professional, dignified funeral service at a lower cost to many private funeral directors in the city.

The standard funeral arrangements covered by Cardiff Council Funeral Service are:

  • Collection of the deceased from within Cardiff.
  • Light oak or dark oak veneered coffin, furnishings and fittings.
  • Preparation and dressing of body.
  • Viewing in Chapel of Rest.
  • Hearse and one limousine.
  • A dignified funeral service.


This service is only available where the deceased is a Cardiff resident and the funeral is to take place in a council managed cemetery or crematorium.

Arranging the funeral

To arrange a funeral with us please contact our provider and ask for the ‘Cardiff Council Funeral Service’.

Contact details

Tel: 029 2070 3581


Penarth Funeral Directors
30 Hickman Road,
CF64 2AL

The costs

The total cost of a funeral can be difficult to estimate, and this can be a source of worry to many people.

We can give you an outline of the costs at Thornhill Cemetery and Cardiff Crematorium to give you some idea.


Cremation costs breakdown
Funeral arrangements provided by Penarth Funeral Directors £870
Cremation fee including use of either the Wenallt or Briwnant Chapel (electronic music) and the unattended scatter of the cremated remains in one of the Gardens of Remembrance at Thornhill Cemetery £820
Fees to doctors for cremation certificate (estimated) £82
Direct Cremation £1295


Burial at Thornhill, Pantmawr Northern or Western Cemetery

Burial costs breakdown
Funeral arrangements provided by Penarth Funeral Directors £850
Purchase of a new grave (100 years) for two burials £1230
Interment fee to excavate grave, dress and backfill £1040
Service in Wenallt or Briwnant Chapel including music £300

These estimated costs do not include floral tributes, clergy and church fees and obituary notices.