Direct cremation

A direct cremation is an unattended cremation without a funeral service. It means you can choose your own way to remember someone at a place and time that suits you.

Direct cremation

A direct cremation is an unattended cremation without a funeral service. It means you can choose your own way to remember someone at a place and time that suits you.

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

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A direct cremation includes:

  • us bringing the person who has died into our care
  • all cremation fees and costs, with no hidden charges
  • care and preparation of the person who has died
  • a basic coffin
  • a suitable vehicle to transport the person to the crematorium
  • any required doctors’ fees
  • a grey scatter tube for the ashes
  • the same high level of care you'd expect from us
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If you choose a direct cremation, you won't be able to:

  • visit the person who has died in the chapel of rest
  • choose the date or time of the cremation
  • choose which crematorium is used
  • attend the cremation

How to pay for a direct cremation

How much does it cost?

A direct cremation costs £1,313 in England and Wales. If you're in Scotland it costs £1,230, as doctors' fees do not apply here.

How do I pay?

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

  • How much does it cost?

    A direct cremation costs £1,313 in England and Wales. If you're in Scotland it costs £1,230, as doctors' fees do not apply here.

  • How do I pay?

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