Direct burial

A direct burial is a straightforward burial with no service, mourners or ceremony. It’s a low-cost alternative that allows you to remember the person in your own way and in your own time.

Direct burial

A direct burial is a straightforward burial with no service, mourners or ceremony. It’s a low-cost alternative that allows you to remember the person in your own way and in your own time.

If someone has died and you need our help, contact us:

Why choose a direct burial?

A direct burial costs £995 and provides all the dignity and care you'd expect from Co-op Funeralcare. It's a straight forward burial with no service, mourners or ceremony. It’s a low-cost alternative that allows you to remember the person in your own way and in your own time.

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A direct burial includes:

  • bringing the person who has died into our care (within a 50-mile radius)
  • care of the person who has died for burial
  • a basic coffin
  • a ceremonial vehicle of our choice to the burial ground
  • pallbearers at the burial

A direct burial doesn't include:

  • the burial plot, as this cost varies across the UK
  • a headstone or memorial plaque
  • fees for the gravedigger or the interment of ashes
  • visiting the funeral home or attending the burial
  • being able to choose the day or time of burial

How to pay for a direct burial

How much does it cost?

A direct burial costs £995. This does not include the price of a burial plot or burial fee because these vary across the UK. To find out more about burial costs call your local Co-op funeral director, or use our funeral cost calculator.

How do I pay?

You need to pay for a direct burial in full within 48 hours. You can pay over the phone or at your local funeral home. We accept cash, credit and debit card payments.

  • How much does it cost?

    A direct burial costs £995. This does not include the price of a burial plot or burial fee because these vary across the UK. To find out more about burial costs call your local Co-op funeral director, or use our funeral cost calculator.

  • How do I pay?

    You need to pay for a direct burial in full within 48 hours. You can pay over the phone or at your local funeral home. We accept cash, credit and debit card payments.