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The UK’s best value low cost funerals, direct cremations and cremations starting from £995 expertly delivered by the UK’s leading cremation services provider.

These days, we like things less complicated, especially when saying goodbye to a loved one

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TV Presenter

The UK’s largest independent cremation services provider
A caring and attentive team here for you and your family 24/7
Nationwide funeral provider operating throughout mainland UK

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Distinct Cremations

Whether a loved one has died or you're interested in funeral plans or direct cremation plans, we're on hand to compassionately deliver a first-class cremation service.

Find our low cost funeral services below or alternatively you can view our price list or our CMA standardised price list.

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From £995

Whether your loved one has died or is near to death, our team is available 24/7 to support and talk you through the next steps; from collection and care of your loved one, completion of all paperwork, to the day of the funeral itself.


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Funeral Plans

From £1,595 or £18.15* per month

Relax knowing that the funeral arrangements are agreed and paid for in advance. With no medical questions, acceptance is guaranteed.

* Price advertised is for a 50 year old paying over a 10 year period. Total cost is £2,273 and includes administration fees.

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How a funeral works with Distinct Cremations

We take care of every step of the funeral cremation process, from collection right through to the funeral service itself, providing peace of mind for you and the ones you love during the most difficult of times.

We offer the highest level of support, but don't take our word for it

Below are a selection of reviews from those who have arranged a funeral or purchased a funeral plan through Distinct Cremations.

"I can't recommend Distinct Cremations enough. I felt like my hand was held throughout the entire process. A wonderful team. Look no further than Distinct Cremations, first class! Credit to Grace J and colleagues. Thank you."

"When you receive news of a loved family member in time of need or passing, the worries of many things arise. Consider contacting Distinct Cremations. My personal experience has been positive, in that their professional support had helped to provide a dignified service & cremation for the family to attend. They explained clearly what was available & when it would be able at the time of contact & positive communication throughout. They were recommended I've chosen to say thank you."

"Great service and easy to fill in forms. Everything you need to take care of my unattended funeral leaving the family to celebrate my life with everything taken care of by Distinct Cremations."

"The help and support I received was phenomenal. In both cases, my friends were fetched from where they were and it was all sorted by Distinct Cremations personnel themselves. I can only say that I have just paid for my own cremation too and feel very relieved that it would make things so much easier for my children that live all over the world. I can really recommend making a timely decision about what happens after you die. This will bring immense peace of mind to yourself and your loved ones that stay behind."

"This was our first experience of using a direct cremation service and we weren't sure what to expect. We were guided through the process by our own personal assistant who explained our options. Once we had made a decision on the type of service we wanted she advised us what we needed to do at every step of the way. She kept in regular contact to make sure we were happy and to answer any questions we had. The end-to-end service was very efficient and clearly explained by sensitive staff who were always available to answer any questions. We would highly recommend Distinct Cremations."

“We were very impressed with the service provided by Distinct Cremations from start to finish. All the people who dealt with Dad's cremation were kind and compassionate, particularly Alice who took our initial call, and Stephen who handled things from then on. They kept us informed about developments every step of the way and made us feel welcome to ask if ever we had any queries. The whole process was carried out in a professional yet sympathetic way. Would definitely recommend these people if you are considering a direct cremation for your loved one.”

“Exceptional service, everything was taken care of by kind and considerate staff making a very difficult time easier to bear by removing the stress of organising and planning a funeral. We can now plan how to celebrate my father's life together as a family and at a time of our choosing. Everything was taken care of with the staff involved keeping me informed at every stage, they made me feel that Dad was being cared for.”

"I talked to the people at Distinct Cremations. They told me these days many of us don’t want to spend large sums of money on an elaborate funeral."

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The average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £3,953^[1]^. Our funeral plans start from as little as £1,595 or from just £995 if you need to arrange a funeral today or in the very near future.


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The Westerleigh Group are the parent company of Distinct Cremations. Together, we are the UK’s largest independent cremation provider. The Westerleigh Group have owned and managed a network of private crematoria within the UK for over 30 years.

With Distinct Cremations, it will take approximately two weeks to arrange the funeral. We will take care of all the arrangements, from the paperwork right through to the hand-delivering you the ashes.

There’s no need to use a funeral director if you don’t want to. You can arrange the details of the funeral directly with us and we’ll also help make all the arrangements. If you need help on where to start, check out our in-depth guide to arranging a funeral without a funeral director.

Yes, this is known as unattended or direct cremation and it is an affordable option for anyone who would like a cremation without the fuss of a full funeral service.

All of our ashes are returned in a simple biodegradable container which can be upgraded to a wooden urn for an additional cost.

Ashes can be scattered free of charge in our Gardens of Remembrance. If you have chosen to have the ashes returned to you, one of our Funeral Operatives will personally return the ashes to your family after the cremation has happened.

We provide a simple unvarnished veneered chipboard coffin.

This can be upgraded to an environmentally friendly coffin made using recycled and recovered wood as part of our Go Greener add on.

You can, and it can make things easier and less stressful for when the time comes. If a loved one is suffering from a life limiting ailment, the dying person may want to be involved in their own funeral arrangements. Or a funeral can be planned when you're healthy with a funeral plan. We're happy to talk through your options 24/7 on 01543 211997.

Many people struggle to afford a funeral because of the rising funeral costs. If you’re arranging the funeral of a loved one and you think you can’t afford it, check if you’re eligible for Government assistance via a Funeral Expenses Payment in England & Wales or check your eligibility and apply for a Funeral Support Payment in Scotland.

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Help and Guidance

Trying to decide which funeral plan to take out? Are you having to arrange a cremation service? You can find lots of useful and helpful guides, checklists and forms in one place.

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Funeral guidance & support


Want some more information about arranging a cremation service or choosing the right funeral? We have a number of articles and checklists from our experts that may be of assistance.

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