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Arranging a simple funeral

At Simplicity, our simple funeral services start from £995 and are available throughout all of mainland Great Britain. Whether you are looking for a simple direct cremation or a larger funeral with a ceremony for yourself or a loved one, we can help.


What is a simple funeral?

A simple funeral is an affordable, no fuss alternative to a traditional funeral, often provided without many of the more traditional elements such as pallbearers and limousines. This means a simple funeral costs much less than a traditional funeral.

Some providers may only provide a direct cremation service as part of their simple funeral offering, whereas others will provide something more similar to a traditional funeral, so it’s important to research providers to ensure you find the service suited to your needs.


What's included in a simple funeral?

Simple funeral packages will differ between providers, so it’s important you understand exactly what is included before making arrangements for your loved one’s funeral.

At Simplicity, we offer three simple cremation packages starting from £995.

Unattended Funeral from £995 – we will provide a simple cremation with no service. This may also be referred to as a direct cremation. A crematorium attendant will say a few words before respectfully committing your loved one for cremation without any mourners present.

Intimate Funeral from £1,395 – this option covers the services required to perform a simple cremation and offers a short time in the chapel for a small group of family and friends to attend. This option is most suited to small families who would like to be present at the funeral to pay their respects, but do not want a funeral service.

Attended Funeral from £1,895 – we will provide the services required for a cremation, and allow you the freedom to organise a simple funeral service in the chapel. Some families choose to perform the funeral services themselves, whereas others engage the services of a minister or celebrant. It’s important to consider that the funeral will not include a procession beforehand; the funeral will begin as you enter the chapel. Read more information about arranging a simple funeral service. 

All our packages include the essential services required for a cremation, including cremation fees, doctor’s fees, a simple coffin, care of your loved one in our quality mortuary facilities and transportation in a specialised vehicle. We operate throughout all of mainland Great Britain. Use our crematorium finder to find your local crematorium.


Is a simple cremation right for me?

A simple cremation offers the flexibility to organise a personalised farewell for your loved one, so you can celebrate their life in a way that suits you and your family.


The reasons for choosing a simple cremation are varied, but include:

Minimum of fuss – many people express their wishes for a no fuss funeral. For some people, this means they would prefer a funeral without a service, for others, they may have expressed their wishes for a small funeral with only close family present.

Easy to arrange – some people do not like the thought of the distress that arranging a traditional funeral may cause. A simple cremation is considerably easier to arrange than the average funeral. You can arrange a Simplicity Cremation over the telephone with the help of our experienced funeral arrangers.

Distance – it may be hard for family to travel to a funeral. By opting for a simple cremation with no service, you can hold a memorial service at a later date and alternative location, better suited to you and your family

Cost – the affordability of this type of funeral is also an important factor; typically a simple funeral costs less than a traditional funeral. In some cases, the deceased instructed their family to spend the money that could have been spent on a traditional funeral, in a more meaningful way. Follow this link for more information on how to reduce funeral costs.

Non-religious – you want to say farewell without a religious ceremony. You may instead choose to arrange an attended funeral, with a non-religious, family-led service.

Small number of attendees - not everyone wants a lot of people to attend their funeral. Holding a traditional funeral may not make economic sense for only a small group of attendees, in which case a simple funeral allows you the option to hold a small funeral for just closest friends and family. 


How much does a simple funeral cost?

Simple funeral costs will often vary depending on how basic the funeral really is. At Simplicity, our simple cremation with no service starts from £995.

Rest assured that your and your family will be treated with the utmost care and dignity, as you would expect from a traditional Funeral Director.

Our simple funeral services are delivered without cutting corners, using specialist vehicles, our own quality facilities and our network of crematoria throughout mainland Great Britain.

View our funeral prices page to learn more about our simple funeral costs.


Simple funeral plans

We also offer simple funeral plans for those looking to make arrangements for their own funeral in advance, Our focus on the essential care and practicalities of a cremation, allows you to focus on the finer details.

Similar to our simple cremation packages, you can select a funeral plan based on the number of people you would like in attendance at your funeral.

A simple funeral plan will allow you to protect your family from rising funeral costs, the stress of making funeral arrangements when the time comes as well as ensuring your funeral is carried out in accordance with your wishes.

See our range of prepaid funeral plans for more information.


For help arranging a funeral for your loved one, or putting a plan in place for your own funeral arrangements, contact us today. We’re here, 24 hours a day. 365 days a year.

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