Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we are having to change the way we are running. We would appreciate where possible to do funeral arrangements over the phone. We are aware this is not ideal, neither is it the way we wish to be operating. Understandably due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are adopting these methods to be as compliant as possible with government guidance. This will also apply to the manner in how we are conducting the funerals, we will ensure to do our utmost to remain highly respectful as usual, with as many of our traditions still in place.

For the safety of our staff and yourselves, we are adapting daily to the guidelines set by the government and local authorities.

For any queries or concerns please do contact any of our offices or general enquires on 01252 616431.

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About P Boast & Son - Chertsey

P Boast & Son funeral furnishers of Chertsey was established in 1904 by Peter Boast, a local builder during the week and funeral director at the weekends. At the time, Peter was known locally as the ‘poor man’s undertaker’, as he provided a service for members of the community who couldn’t afford to take time off work for a weekday funeral.

In the early 50s Peter’s son Leonard Boast joined the firm, focusing the firm’s direction towards the funeral side of the business. Leonard was based at the long-standing family premises at 36 Eastworth Road where the business still runs to this day. The firm grew successfully over the years and provided a renowned local service to the community under Leonard’s instruction.

In 1963 Leonard’s son Peter Boast joined the family business straight from school, working closely with his father to learn the funeral business whilst also starting a mechanics garage from the same premises. As his father slowly released control over the years, Peter took over the family funeral business and years later encouraged his own son Matthew Boast to join the business, following in his own footsteps.

Matthew Boast joined the family business in 1987, like Peter starting straight from school, and was very much encouraged by his father to be an integral part of the firm. At just 19 years of age, Matthew was conducting funerals and helping to run the company.

10 years later Peter made the tough decision to sell the family business to G M Luff & Partners. Matthew decided to stay with his family’s business and is still the face of the local company today. Under new ownership and the experience and investment this has entailed, P Boast & Son has since gone from strength to strength.

As part of the Ford Mears group, P Boast & Son continues to provide a caring and professional service to the local community around Chertsey. Further investment in the business by Ford Mears has meant that P Boast & Son is now able to offer a wider range of services and vehicle options, whilst still providing a personalised service that honours the legacy of P Boast & Son’s independent, family-run business.

Contact us if you would like to find out more about our services or to discuss how we can help you with the funeral arrangements.

Funeral Services

OUR services we provide

How We Can Help

P Boast & Son’s funeral directors in Chertsey provides a range of funeral services and funeral plans to accommodate everyone’s needs. Find out more about our tailored services and cremations below. 

Tailored Funerals

Tailored Funerals

From £3,350.00

For most of our customers, this is the preferred option.

  • Removal into our care within office hours (Mon-Fri 08.30-17.00).
  • Advice on registration and all funeral related matters.
  • Option for church service prior to cremation or burial.
  • Total flexibility on day and time (Depending on availability).
  • Funeral director available 24hrs a day by phone.
  • Chapel of rest available 7 days a week 24hrs a day by appointment at an additional cost.
  • Choice of a full range of traditional and bespoke coffins.
  • Hearse via home or place of your choice (if appropriate).
  • One complementary Limousine (max 6 people) available if you would like this service.
  • Extra Limousines (max 6 people each) available on request at an additional cost of £230.
  • Collecting and listing donations on your behalf.
  • Option of the deceased being dressed in own clothes at an additional cost of £80.00.
  • Preparation of the deceased is advised if you wish to view.
  • Arranging press notices and service sheets (additional fees).
  • Advice on venues and florists.

Price does not include:

  • Out of hours removal £175.00.
  • Doctors fee £164.00.
  • Minister / Officiant from £200.00.

(This does not include disbursements or any additional costs, disbursements must be paid prior to the funeral)

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Classic Funerals


From £2,995.00
  • In hours transfer into our care by trained funeral professionals. (Mon-Fri, 08.30-17.00).
  • Flexibility on day and time (Subject to the availability of crematorium/cemetery).
  • 24hr professional Funeral Director telephone service.
  • Chapel of Rest available during our working hours (Mon-Fri, 08.30-17.00).
  • Choice of a Grayswood or Cambridge coffin.
  • Hearse via home or local place of your choice (if appropriate).
  • The collection and listing donations on your behalf.
  • Preparation of the deceased.
  • Assistance with the arrangement of press notices and service sheets (additional fees).
  • Advice on local venues and florists.
Additional Funeral Director’s fees:
  • Out of hours removal, an additional £195.00.
  • Deceased being dressed in own clothes, an additional £80.00.
  • Limousine(s) (max 6 people each) available on request, an additional £230.00
  • Attendance at Church/Chapel prior to Cemetery or Cremation from £295.00

Price does not include disbursements:

  • Crematorium, Cemetery and Church/Venue fees
  • Minister/ Officiant from £200.00
  • Doctors’ fee £164.00

(A 50% deposit or full disbursements to be paid prior to the funeral, which ever is the greatest)

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Simple Cremation

Simple Cremations

From £2,540.00
  • Day, date and time of the funeral will be chosen to suit ourselves and No changes or additions can be made.
  • We will make all necessary arrangements for the funeral to take place.
  • We will take the deceased into our care during office hours (Mon-Fri, 08.30-17.00).
  • 24hr telephone service.
  • Hearse only to the nearest crematorium.
  • Provision of staff for the funeral.
  • We supply a simple coffin for cremation.
  • Cremated remains can be collected from the office after 7 working days.
  • No viewing or chapel visits.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the funeral if payment has not been received.

Price does not include:

  • Out of hours removal £175.00
  • Doctors fee £164.00
  • Minister/Officiant from £200.00
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Direct Cremation - More Details

Direct Cremations

From £1,950.00
  • In hours transfer into our care (within 10 miles, Monday-Friday, 08.30-17.00) by trained funeral professionals.
  • Office appointment with your local funeral director for completing paperwork.
  • A plain coffin for cremation.
  • Ashes to be collected in person from the crematorium or scattered in the grounds unwitnessed.
  • 24hr telephone service.
  • Advice on registration.
  • Cremation will be held at a crematorium of our choice.
  • Transfer to a crematorium in a suitable vehicle on a day and time of our choice.
  • No viewing of the deceased or use of our chapel of rest.
  • No funeral procession, minister or officiant.
  • No mourners attendance or funeral service.
  • No embalming.
  • No donations.
  • No additions available with this option.
  • Out of hours removal, an additional £175.00.
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Contact us if you would like to find out more about our services or to discuss how we can help you with the funeral arrangements.

Our Staff


David Baier - Dip FD, LMBIFD

Area Manager

David was born and raised in Frimley, Surrey and he joined the company in 1989 as a Chauffer Bearer. David gained The National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in 1991 and became the Branch Manager at Ford Mears Frimley office in 1992.

David left the company in 2001 for a period of five years and worked in the Financial Services sector. He later returned to the company as Regional Manager in 2007 and is now based at P Boast & Son in Chertsey.

Matthew Boast

Funeral Director & Office Manager
Matthew was born 1971 in St Peters Hospital Chertsey. He joined the family business P Boast & Sons in 1987 straight from school, ran by his father Peter Boast at the time, and founded by his great grandfather of the same name back in 1904. At just 19 years of age, Matthew was conducting funerals and helping to run the company. 10 years later, when Matthew’s father Peter sold sold the family business to G M Luff & Partners, Matthew decided to stay with his family’s business and is still the face of the local company today.

Karen Merryfield - CERT FAA

Funeral Arranger

Karen joined the company in September 2015. She grew up in Virginia Water, later moving to Chertsey with her family after getting married in 1995. After leaving school Karen studied anatomy and physiology to do beauty therapy and massage, having also worked as a Care Assistant in local nursing homes.

For a few years, Karen worked at a local secondary school as a trained Teaching Assistant for children with learning difficulties. Throughout her adult life, Karen has been a licensee and worked at a local hotel as a supervisor for many years. Karen then realised that she wanted to work for her local funeral directors, so she took up the challenge and applied to join the company. Karen takes great pride in her work, helping the families she meets and all aspects of her role.


Donate with Memory Giving


We understand that many family and friends wish to give donations to a charity in memory of the deceased and we see this as an important part of the service that we offer.

Our donations page is simple and easy to use. We’ve partnered with Memory Giving, a recognised donation platform for Funeral Directors to coordinate and collect memoriam donations. We set up the page for you, the page has the following optional features a photo of your loved one, space for a message, details of the service with a map and a space for tributes to be left. The page will typically close 6-8 weeks from the date it was created. 

Every donor will receive an acknowledgment, thanking them for their donation. Donations can be made securely by debit or credit card, with donations going straight to your nominated charity. The option of Gift Aid is available, with Gift Aid recovery, provide on behalf of the charity increases the gift by upwards of 18%.

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Where to Find Us


36 Eastworth Road,
Surrey KT16 8DW

Monday 9:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 17:00
Thursday 9:00 – 17:00
Friday 9:00 – 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Directions travelling from Thorpe Park

  • Flowing the Staines Road towards Chertsey,
  • then left onto Green Road continue onto Pyrcroft Road,
  • straight over the lights leading you into Eastworth Road A317
  • P Boast & Son is on your right at No.36.

Directions from the M25 J13

  1. Coming of the M25 towards Chertsey follow the St Peters Way to the end,
  2. Then filter left at the Roundabout,
  3. Onto Cherstey Road, filter left at the lights
  4. Onto Eastworth Road A317
  5. After the 2nd roundabout P Boast & Sons will appear on your left at No.36


All the roads around the and in front of the office are residential roads with free parking.    

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