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Attended Funeral: Family-Led Funeral from £1,895

A simple funeral arranged by the family for someone who has recently passed away. Our Attended Funeral includes cremation fees, doctor's fees, return of ashes, care of your loved one and transportation to the crematorium on the day of the funeral.

Attended Funeral: Family-Led Funeral from £1,895

A simple funeral arranged by the family for someone who has recently passed away. Our Attended Funeral includes cremation fees, doctor's fees, return of ashes, care of your loved one and transportation to the crematorium on the day of the funeral.

WHAT IS AN ATTENDED FUNERAL?

A simple funeral with family-led service

An Attended Funeral closely resembles what people may expect from a traditional funeral, but without the often unwanted and unnecessary ceremonial excess or need for a traditional Funeral Director.

An Attended Funeral is organised over the phone by our funeral arrangers who will be on hand to help you make the necessary arrangements, from the music you'd like to suggesting a local minister or officiant. This offers you the freedom to plan a ceremony in the crematorium chapel in the same way you would with a traditional funeral - just without the face-to-face services of a Funeral Director.

With the ceremony organised carefully by you, we'll focus on the practical elements of the cremation including the collection and care of your loved one and their transportation to the crematorium on the day of the funeral. We simply remove the need for a procession with hearses and limousines prior to the service. Your loved one will be resting in the chapel prior to your arrival so you can focus on leading a fitting ceremony and saying goodbye in the way you best feel commemorates their life.

 

Here's how an Attended Funeral works:

- Your loved one will be collected from their place of rest a few days prior to the funeral and cared for in our high-quality mortuary facilities
- A Simplicity representative will contact you to help complete the necessary forms and paperwork to allow the cremation to go-ahead
- Once we have received the relevant paperwork, we will be in touch to arrange the time, date and location of the cremation and your arrangements for the service
- You will be able to plan a family-led ceremony with music, readings and eulogies as you would with a traditional funeral. You may also like to engage with the services of a minister or officiant in your area to lead the service.
- Your loved one will be taken directly to the crematorium on the day of the cremation in a specialised funeral vehicle and will be resting in the chapel prior to your arrival
- You will be welcomed inside by a crematorium assistant and have around 30 minutes in the crematorium chapel, plus time to enter and exit
- We will contact you to arrange for the delivery of ashes to you

 

Not sure where to start? Learn 'how to arrange a funeral service'. Rest assured, we'll be there to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day and that all of your personal touches are included.

 

If you would like to plan ahead and arrange this type of funeral for yourself for when the time comes, please see the Orchid Plan, which guarantees a simple funeral with a service arranged by your family anytime in the future, but at today's prices.

 

Our Attended Funeral costs from £1,895 - and includes doctor's fees, cremation fees, provision of a simple wood effect coffin^, preparation for cremation in our quality mortuary facilities and transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle.

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Attended Funeral - What's included

Dedicated telephone support throughout

A Simplicity Cremation is organised over the phone by a dedicated Simplicity Account Manager who will be on hand throughout the entire organisation process. They can help you with any decisions for the day and even arrange a crematorium visit should you wish to meet the chapel attendant in person beforehand.

Personalise the day

You will be able to plan a ceremony in the chapel in the same way you would with a traditional funeral. Our arrangers will assist you with organising the running order of the day, from music to any readings or eulogies to the closing of the ceremony. They can also provide advice on finding a minister or celebrant in your area.

Care of the deceased at our mortuary

Your loved one will be prepared and dressed in a simple gown for cremation by an expert Funeral Director at one of our quality mortuary facilities*

Choose the time & date of the funeral

Choose an available date and time on a working weekday (Monday - Friday), so it’s convenient for you and your loved ones. We will help you organise the funeral at one of our crematoria nearest to the place of rest.

Return of ashes

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. 

A simple coffin

Provision of a simple and respectful dark wood effect coffin with linings and fittings^


ADDITIONAL FEES

Additional services

The Attended Funeral is a simple alternative to a traditional funeral. Should you require any of the additional services listed below, we'd be happy to arrange these for you on the phone.

A Simplicity wooden urn

£50

Return of ashes in a wooden urn instead of a simple container

Bringing the deceased straight into care

£250

Should your loved one pass away at home, in a care home or in a hospice setting, we’ll take them directly to our mortuaries where we’ll care for and prepare them until the day of the cremation

Out of hours collection

£195

Collection of the deceased outside of 9am-5pm on working weekdays

What's not included in our Attended Funeral

  • Arrangements in person - however our teams are available 24/7 via telephone to help you organise the funeral
  • Viewing of the deceased / chapel visits
  • A procession
  • A hearse or limousines
  • Formal service or ceremony
  • Arranging of floral tributes (client can arrange floral tributes directly with a florist)
  • Collection of donations
  • Minister or celebrant (client can arrange for a minister/celebrant to be present on the day directly with them)
  • Embalming, dressing the deceased in their own clothing, placing personal effects in the coffin or a Funeral Director present on the day of the service - a Chapel Attendant will be available on the day of the funeral to ensure everything runs smoothly
  • Witnessing the committal of the coffin to the cremator
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers

Please refer to the Funeral Services Terms & Conditions for further information. 

*We will usually bring your loved one into care a few days prior to cremation. Should they need to be collected straight away, an additional charge of £250 will be incurred to cover care in our quality mortuary facilities until the day of cremation.

^Please let us know if your loved one is heavier than 20 stone or taller than 6’7”, so we can provide a suitable coffin.

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OUR LOCATIONS

Your nearest crematorium

The Attended Funeral will take place at one of our preferred crematoria nearest to your loved one’s place of rest. You can find your nearest crematorium by entering the postcode of the place where your loved one is resting below.

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ATTENDED FUNERAL

Frequently asked questions

Arranging an Attended Funeral is a simple, straightforward process. Here we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions.

Can I choose the time and day of the service?

Our team will also assist you with arranging a date and time that is convenient for you and your family as part of the arrangement process. You will be able to choose an available time and date on a working weekday (Monday to Friday) excluding weekends and bank holidays. The cremation will take place at one of our preferred crematoria local to the place of rest.

When and how do I pay?

Full payment must be made over the phone by debit or credit card prior to us undertaking any services.

In which areas is an Attended Funeral available?

An Attended Funeral is available throughout the whole of 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 crematoria.

Will there be a funeral procession?

No, due to the direct nature of this kind of funeral, there won’t be a traditional funeral procession before the service. Upon your arrival at the crematorium, your loved one’s coffin will be resting on the catafalque in the chapel.

I’m planning a funeral service for my loved one’s Attended Funeral, how long should I plan for in the crematorium?

You should allow for around 30 minutes in the crematorium’s chapel. This will allow for ample time for attendees to calmly enter and exit.

PREPAID FUNERAL PLANS

Are you looking to plan ahead for your own funeral?

Ensure your funeral is paid for and your wishes are known with a prepaid funeral plan. We offer three simple funeral plans for those looking to make arrangements ahead of time.

See our funeral plans

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