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Can I have a cremation without ceremony?

At Simplicity we offer unattended direct cremations, also referred to as cremation without ceremony from £995. Simple, yet dignified, a cremation without ceremony is becoming a more popular funeral choice.


What is a cremation without ceremony?

A cremation without a ceremony is a type of funeral that takes place with no service and without any mourners present. A no service cremation is an affordable funeral option that allows you to choose how, when and where you say goodbye to your loved one, without being constrained to the formalities of a traditional funeral.

It's easy to get confused with the terminology used within the funeral industry, a cremation without ceremony may also be referred to as the following:

- Direct cremation
- Funeral without a ceremony
- No service cremation or no funeral cremation
- Cremation without service or cremation without a funeral


Is a cremation without a funeral service, right for you?

There are a number of reasons why people choose a funeral without ceremony, and it’s often not just down to cost. A cremation without ceremony suits those looking for the simplest form of funeral.

Many people choose a no service cremation because it is what their loved one wanted. This may be because they preferred the lack of fuss and formality that this type of cremation can offer, or they felt uncomfortable either arranging or attending a funeral during their lifetime and did not want their family to experience this discomfort.

Cremation without ceremony is also becoming an increasingly popular option for people looking to organise a celebration of life or a memorial service at a place of their choosing, away from the crematorium at a date and time that suits them.

Although a cremation without a funeral service does offer considerable savings in comparison to the cost of a traditional funeral, in cases where the decision to have a cremation without service is cost driven, it’s often because the deceased did not see the value in a traditional funeral.

Whatever your reason for opting for a cremation without ceremony, Simplicity are here to help guide and support you through the process.


How can I arrange a cremation without ceremony?

All it takes is one phone call to start the process of arranging a cremation without ceremony with Simplicity. All of the arrangements are made over the telephone by our expert team of funeral arrangers. Unlike arranging a traditional funeral, you will not have to visit a funeral home, or for several meetings with a funeral director.

A few days prior to the cremation we will collect your loved one and prepare them for cremation. We will transport your loved one to the crematorium in a specialised funeral vehicle, before the committal, supervised by a qualified chapel attendant, takes place.

After the cremation, the ashes will be scattered in our gardens of remembrance or can be returned to you on request. We understand that this is likely to be a highly emotional time for you and you may be unsure of your wishes right now, so we can arrange a member of our team to talk you through the options.

From the initial phone call to the handling of ashes, our dedicated support team is on hand 24/7.


How much does a cremation without ceremony cost?

A cremation without a funeral service is typically the least expensive funeral option in the UK, as it does not include many of the ceremonial and often expensive elements often associated with a traditional funeral.

Our cremation without a funeral service costs from just £995, and is available throughout the whole of mainland Great Britain. Unlike many providers, we won’t charge you mileage fees or increase the cost of our services outside of a certain radius.

This cost includes everything you will need for a no funeral cremation, including cremation fees, doctor’s fees, a simple coffin, transportation of the deceased in a specialised funeral vehicle and preparation in our quality mortuary facilities a few days prior to cremation.

See our Unattended Funeral for more information on what’s included in our cremation without ceremony.


Not sure about a funeral without a ceremony?

If a cremation without ceremony doesn’t sound right for you and your family, you might consider one of our other funeral options with the option to attend the crematorium.

Our Family Led Funeral offers families the freedom to organise a family-led service in the chapel, at a CMG crematorium local to the place of rest, at a time and date of your choosing.

If you would prefer something a little more low key, our Intimate Funeral allows up to 12 people to spend a short length of time in the chapel to say a few words or reflect as they wish.

Whichever option you choose, you will have the full guidance and support of our telephone-based funeral arrangement team.


Prepaid cremation without ceremony

You can also organise a prepaid cremation without ceremony with our prepaid funeral plans. A funeral plan can help ensure your funeral wishes are honoured when the time comes, relieving your loved ones of the stress and uncertainty often associated with funeral arrangements, as well as protecting them from rising funeral costs.

The Lily Plan provides everything you need for a cremation without ceremony in the future and is available from £1,495, or as little as £15.97 per month.

It’s easy to apply for a prepaid cremation without ceremony, simply call us, request a free guide or buy online in a few simple steps.


Arranging a cremation without ceremony with Simplicity is a simple, straightforward process. For help arranging this for a loved one that has recently passed away or a prepaid cremation without ceremony for the future, contact us today.

Our expert team of telephone-based funeral arrangers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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