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Unattended Funeral from £995

Our direct cremation service takes care of all of the essential elements of a funeral without any need for a ceremony. Our 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 from £995

Our direct cremation service takes care of all of the essential elements of a funeral without any need for a ceremony. Our 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?

A simple, dignified direct cremation

Our unattended funeral, also referred to as a direct cremation is ideal for those who do not want a service or ceremony prior to cremation. 

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 the attendance of any mourners, supervised by a qualified chapel attendant.

Read our step by step guide of how an Unattended Funeral works.

 

Our unattended funeral includes doctor's fees, cremation fees, 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. Ideal for those who do not want to have a service or ceremony prior to the cremation

Care at our mortuary

A few days prior to the cremation we will collect your loved one from the place of rest and care for them in our quality mortuary facilities until the day of the funeral**

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 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                                        


What's not included in our direct cremation

  • Viewing of the deceased
  • A procession
  • A hearse or limousines
  • Arranging of floral tributes
  • Formal service or ceremony
  • Minister or celebrant
  • Collection of donations

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.

 

*Ashes can be returned within mainland Great Britain at a cost of £75.

**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 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. 


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 straight into care

£250

We’ll take your loved one directly to our mortuaries where we’ll care for and prepare them until the day of the cremation

Out of hours collection

£195

Collection outside of 9am-5pm on working weekdays

READY TO ARRANGE A DIRECT CREMATION OR NEED ADVICE?

Call: 0800 484 0260

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