A funeral is a time to say goodbye to your loved one, and should be a unique and personal occasion. Our Attended Funeral closely resembles what people may expect from a traditional funeral, but without the so often unwanted and unnecessary ceremonial excess and 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 all of 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.
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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 the 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.
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, 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.
We understand this is a concerning and confusing time for everyone. Right now, we have some restrictions and limitations on our services to ensure we are able to sustain caring for families and the deceased in the coming months. Read our FAQs here.
Please note, some of our preferred crematoria have placed temporary restrictions on the number of people that can attend an Attended Funeral due to government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us for more information.
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.
Attended Funeral - What's included
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.
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.
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.
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. The return of ashes may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Provision of a simple and respectful dark wood effect coffin with linings and fittings^
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
Return of ashes in a wooden urn instead of a simple container
Bringing the deceased straight into care
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
Collection of the deceased outside of 9am-5pm on working weekdays
What's not included in our Attended Funeral
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.
Our simple funerals take place at a crematorium nearest to the place of rest. You can find your nearest crematorium by entering the postcode of the place where your loved one is resting below.
PREPAID FUNERAL PLANS
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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