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Unattended Funeral: Direct Cremation from £995

An Unattended Funeral is ideal for those looking for a simple cremation without a service or ceremony for someone who has recently passed away. The Unattended Funeral takes care of the essential elements of a funeral, including cremation fees, doctor's fees, care of your loved one and transportation to the crematorium.

Unattended Funeral: Direct Cremation from £995

An Unattended Funeral is ideal for those looking for a simple cremation without a service or ceremony for someone who has recently passed away. The Unattended Funeral takes care of the essential elements of a funeral, including cremation fees, doctor's fees, care of your loved one and transportation to the crematorium.

WHAT IS AN UNATTENDED FUNERAL?

A simple, dignified unattended cremation without a service beforehand

An Unattended Funeral also referred to as a direct or unattended cremation, is ideal for those who would prefer a simpler funeral. An Unattended Funeral is different to a traditional funeral as there is no funeral service beforehand and no mourners 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 service or celebration of life at a later date so you can commemorate your loved one's life in a way that suits you and your family.

An Unattended Funeral is arranged with the help of our telephone-based arrangement team who are available 24/7 to ensure arranging your loved one's funeral is a simple and straightforward process.

Here's how an Unattended 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
- They will be taken directly to the crematorium on the day of the cremation in a specialised funeral vehicle. 
- An unattended cremation takes place without a procession beforehand and without the attendance of any mourners
- Your loved one’s ashes will be scattered in our gardens of remembrance or can be returned to you upon request at additional cost

 

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

 

Alternatively you can view our Standardised Price List and Additional Optionals Price List here

 


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.

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Unattended Funeral - What's Included

A direct cremation with no mourners present at a CMG crematorium local to the place of rest

Supervised by a qualified chapel attendant. An unattended 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 and dressed in a simple gown 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

Additional services

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

Return of ashes (within 4 weeks)

£75

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. Please note while we do our very best to continue to provide services to you the return of ashes may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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 Unattended Funeral

  • 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, 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
  • Return of ashes (ashes can be returned at a cost of £75)
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers

 

An Unattended Funeral does not allow for the presence of mourners. If you'd prefer the opportunity to attend the committal, our Intimate or Family Led Funeral may be more suited to your needs.

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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UNATTENDED FUNERAL

Frequently asked questions

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

Can I attend if I want to?

You cannot attend an Unattended Funeral. This type of funeral (a direct cremation) takes place without a service beforehand or the presence of any mourners.

If you’d prefer a funeral with the option to attend, you may find our Intimate Funeral (up to 12 people can attend) or Family Led Funeral (full capacity at the crematorium) will suit your needs better.

Where does an Unattended Funeral take place?

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

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

When and how do I have to 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 Unattended Funeral available?

An Unattended 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).

Can I choose the date of the cremation?

Due to the direct nature of this service, you will not be able to choose a cremation date. We will book a cremation date for your loved one at a CMG crematorium local to the place of rest, at our earliest convenience. We will contact you to let you know when the cremation is complete.

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 for their own funeral ahead of time, including an unattended cremation funeral plan from £1,495 or £16pcm.

See our funeral plans

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