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Arrange a funeral for someone who has already passed away, from just £995. 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 for someone who has already passed away, from just £995. 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

Choose the right funeral package for your needs with one of our simple, low cost cremation services. Each one offers you the flexibility and freedom to celebrate the life of your loved one in your own way. Our packages include cremation fees, doctor's fees, provision of a simple coffin, transportation of the deceased in our specialised vehicles and care of the deceased in our professional mortuary facilities until the day of the funeral.

What's included
  A direct cremation with no mourners present at a CMG crematorium local to the place of rest
  Ashes scattered in our gardens of remembrance or returned to you upon request at an additional cost*
What's included
  A short time in the chapel for up to 12 people to reflect and say a few words^
  A cremation at a CMG crematorium local to the place of rest
  Return of ashes in a simple container*
What's included?
  A full-length service in the chapel with a ceremony and no limit on attendees^
  A cremation at a CMG crematorium local to the place of rest
  Return of ashes in a simple container*

What's not included in our funeral packages

  • Embalming, dressing the deceased in their own clothing, placing personal effects in the coffin or a Funeral Director present on the day - a Chapel Attendant will be available on the day of the funeral to ensure everything runs smoothly
  • Viewing of the deceased / chapel visits
  • Arranging of floral tributes (you can arrange floral tributes directly with a florist if an Intimate or Family Led Funeral is chosen)
  • Minister or celebrant (you can arrange for a minister/celebrant to be present on the day when arranging an Family Funeral)
  • A hearse or limousines
  • Collection of donations
  • A procession
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers
  • Witnessing the committal of the coffin to the cremator

*Ashes will be hand delivered in a simple container at a mutually agreed time Monday to Friday, AM (9am – 1pm) or PM (1pm – 5pm). This service is only available within mainland Great Britain.



Frequently asked questions

We understand how difficult it can be when someone dies, especially if you're arranging the funeral. That’s why arranging a funeral with Simplicity is an easy, straightforward process. Here we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about the funeral arrangement 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).

Can you take over from another funeral director?

Yes, you have the right to change your mind, even if a local funeral director has already brought your loved one into their care. Just tell the funeral director that you want to instruct Simplicity Cremations to take over. You may be required to pay for the care they have delivered so far. We will work with the funeral director for a smooth and professional transfer of care.

Can I attend the cremation service?

Yes, when selecting the Intimate or Attended Funeral.

Our Intimate Funeral allows a short time in the chapel to say a few words for up to 12 people. You will also have the option to play a piece of music of your choice. The cremation will be held at a CMG crematorium local to the place of rest, at 9am on an available day that you choose (Tuesday-Friday only). 

Our Family Led 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 cremation will be held at a CMG crematorium, local to the place of rest, on an available date and time of your choosing (weekdays between 9am and 5pm). 

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

Can I use my local crematorium?

The cremation will be held at a CMG crematorium local to the deceased’s place of rest. We have access to over 45 crematoria throughout mainland Great Britain.

You can find your local CMG crematorium using our crematorium finder.

Is it possible to view the deceased?

No, once we have taken someone into care, the direct nature of our services mean 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 services are suitable for all religions. We provide the cremation 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 Family Led 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.

*Please note, this process has been revised to reflect the temporary changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020 which came into force on 26 March 2020. The requirement for the Confirmatory Medical Certificate (Form CR5) has been temporarily removed. The amended Regulations and revised guidance will be in force until further notice.

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

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Cremation services to suit your needs and budget

At Simplicity, we offer cremation services 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.

Save on funeral costs

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?

Celebrate your loved ones life

Celebrate the life of your loved one in your own way, either during an Family Led Funeral with a personalised family-led ceremony at the crematorium or hold a beautiful memorial service or celebration of life with the ashes at a later date.

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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 crematorium
  •   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 emotional and financial strain often associated with making funeral arrangements



Were you looking to plan ahead for your own funeral?

A prepaid funeral plan allows you to protect your loved ones from rising funeral costs, as well as ensuring your funeral is carried out according to your wishes.

See our funeral plans


The simple way to arrange a funeral for a loved one

Choosing a funeral provider to take care of your loved one’s funeral arrangements is an important decision, and you need to be confident that you have made the right choice. Every Simplicity Cremation is conducted to the highest of standards, by our experienced staff around the country, using our network of specialist facilities.

24/7 support

Our funerals are arranged by our expert telephone-based arrangement team, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not offer face-to-face contact with a Funeral Director.

Stress free planning

Uncompromising care

Rest assured, our experienced funeral professionals will care for your loved one with the utmost compassion and dignity, from the moment you contact us to the respectful scattering or return of ashes.

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; we’ll take care of the practicalities allowing you to arrange a fitting service.

Why we're cheaper


By choosing to arrange a funeral with Simplicity, you’ll benefit from:

  •   Immediate arrangements by our professional telephone funeral arrangement team 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  •   Free online webchat
  •   Simple cremation services that are available throughout the whole of mainland Great Britain


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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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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