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Unattended Funeral: Direct Cremation from £995

Our direct cremation service takes care of all of the essential elements of a funeral without any need for a ceremony. This unattended funeral includes cremation fees, doctor's fees, care of your loved one and transportation to the crematorium. Find out more about our direct cremation costs below.

Unattended Funeral: Direct Cremation from £995

Our direct cremation service takes care of all of the essential elements of a funeral without any need for a ceremony. This unattended funeral includes cremation fees, doctor's fees, care of your loved one and transportation to the crematorium. Find out more about our direct cremation costs below.

WHAT IS AN UNATTENDED FUNERAL?

Direct cremation: a simple, dignified funeral without a service

An unattended funeral, also referred to as a direct cremation, is ideal for those who would prefer a simpler funeral. A direct cremation is different to a traditional funeral as there is no funeral service beforehand and no one present at the cremation. It gives you the chance to arrange a dignified and respectful funeral now - allowing you the opportunity to hold a memorial at a later date so you can commemorate your loved one's life in a way that suits you and your family. 

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. Then, they will be taken directly to the crematorium on the day of the cremation, in a specialised funeral vehicle. A direct cremation takes place without a procession beforehand and without the attendance of any mourners.

All of our funerals are arranged with the help of our telephone-based arrangement team who are available 24/7 to ensure arranging a direct cremation is a simple and straightforward process. Read our step by step guide to learn how an Unattended Funeral is arranged.

If you would like to plan ahead and arrange this type of funeral for yourself, please see our Lily Plan, which guarantees a direct cremation anytime in the future, but at today's prices.

 

Our Unattended Funeral costs from just £995 and includes doctor's fees and cremation fees - something not all providers will cover - provision of a simple wood effect coffin^, collection from the place of rest a few days prior to cremation* and transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle.

Unattended Funeral - What's Included

Direct cremation with no mourners present

Supervised by a qualified chapel attendant. A direct cremation is ideal for those who do not want to have a service or ceremony prior to the cremation

Care of the deceased at our mortuary

Your loved one will be prepared appropriately for cremation by an expert Funeral Director at one of our quality mortuary facilities**

A simple coffin

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

Scattering of ashes

The ashes will be scattered in our gardens of remembrance or can be returned to you upon request at additional cost*

Transportation

Collection of the deceased and transportation on the day of the cremation in a specialised funeral vehicle

Additional services

The flexibility to add on additional services as you wish                                        


ADDITIONAL FEES

Optional extras

Should you require additional services, we can arrange these for you on the phone.

Return of ashes (within 6 weeks)

£75

Hand delivery of ashes in a simple container within mainland Great Britain

A Simplicity wooden urn

£50

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

Bring 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 direct cremation

  • Viewing of the deceased / chapel visits
  • Choice of crematorium
  • A procession
  • A hearse or limousines
  • Arranging of floral tributes
  • Formal service or ceremony
  • Minister or celebrant
  • Collection of donations
  • Embalming, 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
  • Return of ashes (ashes can be returned at a cost of £75)
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers

A direct cremation does not allow for the presence of mourners. If you'd prefer the opportunity to attend the committal, our Intimate or Attended Funeral may be more suited to your needs.

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

 

*Please note, it will be a minimum of 14 days after payment until the cremation takes place to cover the cooling off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations. 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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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.

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