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ARRANGE A FUNERAL TODAY FROM £995

A simple and low cost alternative to expensive traditional funerals. We handle the practical things, giving you the freedom to say farewell in a way that suits you and your loved one. All of our funeral packages include cremation fees, doctor's fees, provision of a simple coffin and transportation of the deceased in our specialised vehicles.

ARRANGE A FUNERAL TODAY FROM £995

A simple and low cost alternative to expensive traditional funerals. We handle the practical things, giving you the freedom to say farewell in a way that suits you and your loved one. All of our funeral packages include cremation fees, doctor's fees, provision of a simple coffin and transportation of the deceased in our specialised vehicles.

OUR FUNERAL PACKAGES

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Choose the right service for your needs with one of our simple, low cost funerals. Each one offers you the flexibility and freedom to celebrate the life of your loved one in your own way. Please note, our Intimate and Attended Funerals are currently limited to up to 10 attendees only, based on government guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

£995
What's included
  Direct cremation with no mourners present
  Doctor's and cremation fees
  Simple coffin
  Preparation for cremation in our professional mortuary facilities
  All transportation in a specialised vehicle
  Ashes scattered in our gardens of remembrance or returned to you upon request at an additional cost*
  Additional services can be added
£1,395
What's included
  A short time in the chapel for up to 12 people to reflect and say a few words (temporarily restricted to 10 people based on government guidelines)
  Doctor's and cremation fees
  Simple coffin
  Preparation for cremation in our professional mortuary facilities
  All transportation in a specialised vehicle
  Return of ashes in a simple container*
  A cremation at 9am at one of our preferred crematoria nearest to the place of rest
£1,895
What's included
  A full-length service in the chapel with a ceremony and no limit on attendees (temporarily restricted to 10 people based on government guidelines)
  Doctor's and cremation fees
  Simple coffin
  Preparation for cremation in our professional mortuary facilities
  All transportation in a specialised vehicle
  Return of ashes in a simple container*
  A cremation at one of our crematoria nearest to the place of rest

What's not included in our funeral packages

  • Embalming, placing personal effects in the coffin or a Funeral Director present on the day
  • Viewing of the deceased / chapel visits
  • Arranging of floral tributes
  • A hearse or limousines
  • Collection of donations
  • A procession
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers

*Return of ashes within 6 weeks of the cremation, within mainland Great Britain (the return of ashes may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

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Ready to arrange an affordable funeral, or need advice? Our dedicated team are happy to discuss our range of low cost funeral services and answer any questions you may have about organising a funeral.

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WHAT IS A SIMPLICITY CREMATION?

Affordable funerals to suit your needs and budget

At Simplicity, we offer affordable funerals for those looking for an altogether simpler affair. Whether you’re looking for an unattended direct cremation or a more modern family-led funeral, we can deliver a respectful, compassionate and dignified farewell for your loved one without the high price tag often associated with traditional funerals.

Covering the essentials

We take care of the necessary parts of the cremation, giving you the choice to include only what’s important to you, helping save money and hassle compared to a traditional service.

How we’re different
An alternative choice

We let you choose how, when and where you say goodbye to your loved one, without being constrained to the traditions of a full funeral. Whatever your reason for choosing a Simplicity Cremation, we’ve got an affordable funeral to suit your needs.

Why choose a Simplicity Cremation?
Personalise the funeral

Celebrate the life of your loved one in your own way, either during an attended funeral with a personalised family-led ceremony or hold a beautiful tribute with the ashes at a later date.

Celebrating a life

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Reasons to arrange a funeral with Simplicity

  •   You would prefer to organise a family-led ceremony or hold a memorial at a time and place away from the committal
  •   You want to arrange a funeral with just a few close friends and family present
  •   Your loved one expressed their wishes for a low key funeral
  •   You want the flexibility to personalise the funeral service for your loved one
  •   You want to say farewell respectfully without a religious ceremony
  •   You do not want to go through the stressful arrangements or financial strain often associated with a traditional funeral

ARRANGING A FUNERAL WITH SIMPLICITY

Frequently asked questions

Arranging a funeral with Simplicity is an easy, straightforward process. Here we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand the process.

In which areas is a Simplicity Cremation available?

A Simplicity Cremation is available everywhere in mainland Great Britain including Scotland (this excludes Northern Ireland, Scottish Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands) through our nationwide network of offices and crematoriums.

Can I attend the cremation service?

Yes, when selecting one of our attended packages.

Our Intimate Funeral allows a short time in the chapel to say a few words and witness the committal for up to 12 people*. You will also have the option to play a piece of music of your choice. An intimate funeral will take place at 9am on an available date of our choosing, at a crematorium nearest to the place of rest.

Our Attended Funeral provides a full-length service in the chapel with a ceremony organised by the family**. We will put you in contact with the chapel attendant giving you the opportunity to discuss the running order of the service. The funeral will take place at a crematorium nearest to the place of rest, at an available time and date of your choosing.

The Intimate and Attended Funeral do not offer a funeral service or the presence of a minister or officiant, unless otherwise organised by the family.

*The Intimate Funeral is currently limited to up to 10 people due to the government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

**The Attended Funeral is currently limited to up to 10 people due to the government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is it possible to view the deceased?

No, once we have taken someone into care, the direct nature of the service means there is no opportunity for viewing.

Will there be a funeral procession?

No, because the service is managed directly there won't be a traditional funeral procession.

Does a Simplicity Cremation have religious aspects

Our cremation service is suitable for all religions. We provide the cremation service without any religious aspects, allowing you to arrange your own religious service with your faith leader in the chapel or at a memorial at a later date if you so wish.

What will my loved one be dressed in for cremation?

Your loved one will be dressed in a simple gown when cremated.

Are you able to provide a bariatric coffin?

Yes, we can provide a larger coffin at no extra cost. Please let us know if your loved one is heavier than 20 stone or taller than 6’7”.

How can I pay?

We accept payment by debit or credit card over the phone. The full payment must be made prior to us undertaking the service.

Are doctor's fees included in your funeral package?

Doctor's fees are included as part of our Unattended, Intimate and Attended Funeral packages.

Before cremation can take place, two certificates need to be signed, one by the GP and one by another doctor.

The first form (Certificate of Medical Attendant of Form 4) is generally signed by the same doctor who issued the Medical Certificate Cause of Death. The second form (Confirmatory Medical Certificate or Form CR5) is completed and signed by a different doctor, who will check and confirm the details provided by the first.

A fee can be charged for the completion of these forms as this does not form part of a doctor’s NHS duties. In total, the doctor’s fees cost £164. This covers the cost of two forms and is composed of two payments of £82. 

Changes to legislation in 2015 mean there is no charge for medical certificate for any deaths registered in Scotland.

Similar legal changes are being considered for the rest of the UK, so we do not include provision for these fees in our Prepaid Funeral Plans. If medical certification fees are applicable at the time of death, the fees should be paid by the next of kin or personal representative.

How to register a death?

Before a funeral can take place, the death needs to be registered. Find out how to register a death in England, Scotland and Wales or read our guide on what to do when someone dies

TELL OTHERS YOU WANT A SIMPLICITY CREMATION

Share your funeral wishes

If you’re thinking about a Simplicity Cremation for yourself but you’re not ready to buy a prepaid funeral plan then why not share your wishes with your family using our free template.

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WHY SIMPLICITY CREMATIONS?

The simple way to arrange a funeral for a loved one

Every Simplicity Cremation we carry out is conducted to the highest of standards, carried out by our experienced staff around the country, using our network of specialist facilities.

24/7 support

Our funerals are arranged with the help of our telephone based arrangement team from the moment you contact us to the respectful scattering or return of ashes. We do not offer face-to-face contact with a Funeral Director.

Stress free planning
Uncompromising care

Our experienced funeral professionals should reassure you that we will care for your loved one with compassion and dignity.

Our promise to you
The highest standards of service

As part of one of the most highly regarded funeral groups in the UK, we are continually investing in our staff, facilities and vehicles to ensure you receive the highest standards of service.

Our standards
A cost-effective alternative

By removing some of the more expensive elements of arranging a funeral we can offer low cost cremation services where we take care of the practicalities allowing you to arrange a fitting service.

Why we're cheaper

PLUS

24/7 guidance and support from our team

  •   Immediate arrangements by our professional telephone funeral arrangement team 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  •   Free telephone bereavement and advice counselling service and online grief chat
  •   Service that is available throughout the whole of mainland Great Britain

REVIEWS

What our customers say

Our customer experience is very important to us and we strive to deliver a high-quality service every time. If you would like to discuss arranging a funeral for a loved one, or planning ahead for your own funeral, contact us today.

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