Prepay and Payments

Prepay / Payment

Increasingly people are recognising the benefits of pre-paying a funeral – that is, making some payment towards the cost of a funeral some time before the event.

What pre-payment options exist?
There are three different options that you may consider:

1. No pre-payment
You are able to pre-arrange your funeral details and leave all payments until a later date.

2. Full pre-payment
Your individual funeral pre-arrangement is itemised and priced according to today’s cost. Full payment of the quoted funeral will cover our itemised services at any time in the future, and is your protection against inflation. If there are any changes to the pre-arranged details, extra payment may be required as the cost of the total service will be re-priced at current costs.

3. Funeral investment
You may invest any amount you choose above $500 in our own Funeral Trust Fund. At the time of death the investment is closed, and interest is credited to the total. Following the deduction of funeral expenses, residual monies are returned to the estate. If there is a shortfall in the invested amount the estate is billed for the balance.

Payment Methods

Payment can be made via:

  • Cash, cheque or credit card at our premises.
  • Direct Debit into our payments account (12-3191-0025297-00) quoting your invoice number.
  • Payment via credit card through our secure online payment portal. (Coming soon)



Bell, Lamb & Trotter Funeral Directors is situated at 297 Ferry Road, Christchurch. Operating from the Ferry Park Chapel, we are centrally located with ample off-street parking. The central city, eastern cemeteries and crematories are in close proximity.   

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