Funerals delivered with true compassion and care

Take the hassle out of funeral arrangements with Distinct Cremations – one of the UK’s leading cremation companies. Our compassionate and low cost funeral services, starting at £1,099, eliminate the complexities. Choose from a range of options, including cremation, direct cremation, and affordable funeral plans. Ensure a straightforward and caring farewell.

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

Sue Cook,
TV Presenter

One of the UK’s largest cremation service providers
A caring and attentive team here for you and your family 24/7
Nationwide funeral provider operating throughout mainland UK
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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.

Arrange a Funeral

From £1,099

If your loved one has passed away or is in the final stages of life, our team is here 24/7 to assist you. We provide guidance and support for every step, including the collection and care of your loved one, handling all necessary paperwork, and overseeing the funeral day itself.


Arrange a Funeral

Funeral Plans

From £1,699 or £18.79* per month

Gain peace of mind with pre-arranged and prepaid funeral plans for future arrangements. We ensure guaranteed acceptance with no medical questions.

* Price advertised is for a 50 year old paying over a 10 year period. Total cost is £2,349.80 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 purchased a funeral through Distinct Cremations.

My partner and I received excellent help and advice, through a very sad and difficult time. Thank you all and specially to Maxine who went above and beyond.
Very easy to apply on line, good value and excellent reviews. Office contact efficient , warm and polite.
A much easier way to plan for the unexpected
When my husband died very recently I phoned Distinct Cremations to get a quote. The gentleman I spoke to was so helpful and respectful. He gave all the information I needed without even having to ask. The service throughout was excellent. Would definitely recommend them.
I spoke to a very knowledgeable lady who answered all my questions, I am very impressed with Distinct cremations.
Telephoned and a very helpful lady (Dee) answered all questions in a clear way,
Very clear with explanation, answered all of my questions with understanding. Good follow up call. Did what they said would do
Very helpful and informative, nothing was to much trouble
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Find a direct cremation near you

Our caring and compassionate funeral team operate nationwide from our base in the heart of England, meaning that no matter where you live in the UK mainland we can deliver our cremations for the same price.

Cromer Crematorium near you

As part of the Westerleigh group we:

  • Own a national network of crematoria
    Operating 40 of the highest quality crematoriums in England, Scotland and Wales

  • Perform over 70,000 cremations a year
    Assisting families up and down the country every single day at our beautifully landscaped and peaceful facilities

  • Are one of the UK's largest cremation providers
    Drawing on the experience of a compassionate team dedicated to caring for the deceased

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"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."

Sue Cook, TV Presenter

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Yes, this is known as unattended or direct cremation and it is an affordable option for anyone who wishes his loved one to be cremated without the fuss of a full funeral service.

We provide a a simple light oak style coffin.

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

With Distinct Cremations, it will take approximately 2-4 weeks to arrange the funeral. This includes the completion of the necessary paperwork and the cremation itself. Once the cremation has taken place, the ashes will be personally returned by our team within 14 days.

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 deliver the ashes to your family after the cremation has happened.

The average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £3,953^[1]^. Our funeral plans start from as little as £1,699 or from just £1,099 if you need to arrange a funeral today or in the very near future.

Sources ^[1]^ SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2023,

The cheapest way to be cremated in the UK is with a direct cremation which takes place without a funeral service or mourners in attendance and starts with Distinct Cremations from just £1,099.

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.

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

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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Compare direct cremations

Looking for a cremation only funeral for a loved one who has recently died? We believe we offer the best and cheapest funeral service, but you can decide for yourself in our comparison table.

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Compare funeral plans

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To help you find the best and cheapest cremations on the market, we have compared cremation plans on offer from five different cremation companies including ourselves.

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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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