Our Intimate Funeral offers a cremation where a small group of family and friends can be present in the chapel. This simple cremation costs significantly less than a traditional funeral. It gives you the chance to arrange a dignified and respectful funeral now - allowing you the opportunity to hold a memorial with a larger attendance at a later date so you can commemorate your loved one's life in a way that suits you and your family.
You will be welcomed inside by our Chapel Attendant where a piece of music of your choice can be played. You will then have a few minutes for private reflection and the chance to share a final few moments to say goodbye.
We know organising a funeral is something most people will be unfamiliar with, so all it takes is one phone call to start the process. Our teams are available to help 24 hours a day, so there's always someone here to answer any questions you may have.
If you would like to plan ahead and arrange a small funeral for yourself or a loved one for the future, you can do this with the Magnolia Plan. A Prepaid Funeral Plan will allow you to protect your loved ones from rising funeral costs, as well as ensuring your funeral is carried out according to your wishes.
COVID-19 Pandemic Update
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.
*Some of our preferred crematoria have temporarily limited the number of attendees to 10 people due to government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us for more information.
Our Intimate Funeral costs from just £1,395 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.
Intimate Funeral - What's included
One of our telephone based funeral arrangers will help you organise the date of the funeral at our crematorium nearest to the place of rest. The funeral will take place at 9am (Tuesday - Friday).
A dedicated Simplicity Account Manager will be on hand throughout the entire 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.
Provision of a simple and respectful dark wood effect coffin with linings and fittings^
You will have freedom to sit and reflect or say a few words in the chapel on the day. Our arrangers can assist you with choosing any music you’d like to play.
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.
Additional charges may apply in certain circumstances or where you’d like to add an extra service to the Intimate funeral package.
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 Intimate 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 funeral services are available throughout the whole of mainland Great Britain. The Intimate Funeral will take place at a crematorium nearest to the place of rest. You can find your nominated crematorium by entering the postcode of the place where your loved one is currently resting below.
Arranging an Intimate 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 cremation?
Our team of telephone based funeral arrangers will be able to help you organise the date of the funeral at our crematorium nearest to the place of rest. Intimate Funerals take place at 9am (Tuesday - Friday).
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 Intimate Funeral available?
An Intimate 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.
What if I want more than 12 people to attend the funeral?
If you would like more than 12 people to attend the funeral, our Attended Funeral may be more suitable for your needs.
Our Attended Funeral provides a full-length slot in the crematoriums chapel, where you can arrange a family-led funeral service for a larger number of mourners. You’ll be able to arrange a funeral service with music, readings, eulogies and the presence of a minister or officiant to lead the service, similar to a service that may accompany a more traditional funeral. At the time of arrangement, our team will be able to advise you of the total seating capacity at the chosen crematorium.
What happens at the crematorium on the day of the funeral?
Upon your arrival at the crematorium, your loved one’s coffin will be resting on the catafalque in the chapel. You will be welcomed into the chapel by a chapel attendant where a piece of music of your choice can be played. You will then have a short time for private reflection and the chance to share a final few moments to say goodbye. The Intimate funeral does not involve any type of formal service or ceremony.
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
Our customer experience is very important to us and we strive to deliver a high quality service every time.
All the staff I had to speak to were so understanding and considerate. I've never had to organise a funeral before and Simplicity took all the stress away for me.
The whole process was very simple the gentlemen was very helpful and made it so easy for dealing with the inevitable
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An excellent service carried out by caring people. During Covid all arrangements were made online and via telephone. Couldn’t have been easier. Would highly recommend.
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They explained the service they offered clearly as we had always had conventional cremations in our family. It was right for my husband as he wouldn’t have wanted a fuss , but the intimate cremation enabled our immediate family to be there to say goodbye
Very professional informative knowledgeable
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