Why Choose Distinct Cremations

Attitudes to funerals have changed and not everyone wants a traditional ‘black’ funeral service. Distinct Cremations was established to meet the growing consumer need for simpler, no fuss, more affordable funerals.

Why Choose Distinct Cremations

Attitudes to funerals have changed and not everyone wants a traditional ‘black’ funeral service. Distinct Cremations was established to meet the growing consumer need for simpler, no fuss, more affordable funerals.

Simple. Affordable. No Fuss Funerals

Distinct Cremations is a specialist provider of direct cremation services. As part of the Westerleigh Group, Distinct Cremations were set up in 2021 to meet the rising demands of direct cremations by offering simple, low-cost farewells.

Our parent company, Westerleigh Group, are the UK's largest independent cremations provider, who support 50,000 bereaved families every year and operate close to 40 crematoriums across the UK.

Being part of Westerleigh allows us to draw on the experience of staff who are dedicated to caring for the deceased.

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01543 211997

If you need to organise a funeral call our freephone number to speak with our customer service advisors who are here to answer your questions 24/7.

If you have a question or would like to take out a funeral plan call us now.

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At Distinct Cremations, we’re not just another direct cremation provider. We are an experienced team that prides itself on the care and support we offer to our families before, during and after a loved one’s passing.

As part of Westerleigh Group, we aim to deliver the best possible cremation that won’t leave you, or your loved ones, with the financial burdens of a traditional funeral.

Our pricing is clear and transparent, there are no hidden extras and most importantly, we believe that low cost should not mean low quality, providing your loved one with high-quality care.

If you’re planning ahead, consider paying for a simple cremation in advance with our funeral plan options.

Best Value

We regularly review our direct cremation packages to ensure families’ needs are catered for at an affordable cost.

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Your Local Provider, Nationwide

We operate throughout Mainland Great Britain and ensure your loved one will be cremated at a Westerleigh crematorium in your local region.

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Highest Quality

We have the Distinct advantage of owning all our crematoria & can guarantee the highest quality of care from beginning to end

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24/7 Support

Our highly experienced, attentive personal advisors are here for you & your family 24/7. We’re here whenever you need us

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Stress Free

We’ll take care of everything, so your family don’t need to - from collection to the paperwork and right through to cremation

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Highest Standards


Distinct Cremations is different as we offer the highest quality direct cremation services of any specialist direct cremation provider in the UK. We operate to the highest standards, and have proper professional facilities to care for the deceased. We believe that what the customer cannot see must be the same high quality as the services they do see.

Distinctly Better

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We are a company driven by a better way of doing things. Everyone who works here understands there are no second chances to get things right. Our services more clearly reflect the attitudes and needs of people today. Understanding and support are part of our DNA and the reason our services are not only distinct, but also distinctly better.

Keeping it Simple

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We deliver a simplified approach – all the essentials are taken care of, relieving the financial pressure at an already stressful time. We also provide value in other ways, by managing our costs to keep prices low, ensuring prices are transparent and clear, by avoiding hidden extras, and through the attention to detail we provide at every step.

Giving You Choice

family do not need to worry about any arrangements

Our customers are free to say goodbye their way. Small service? No service? The freedom to choose a separate celebration? We make it simple, affordable, and most importantly, individual.

Leading The Way

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We challenge convention to offer funerals with fresh thinking therefore creating value and delivering more unique experiences. Our commitment to sustainability also means we reduce waste, excess, and our impact on the world.

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Distinct Cremations, Oak Tree Court, Brookfield Drive, Cannock, WS11 0JN

01543 211 997


Read more about our cremation plans

Read or request your copy of Our Guide to Distinct Cremations. The guide will give you step by step details of why a pre-paid direct cremation plan is increasing in popularity and why you should take one out.

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Very helpfull Sarah answered all my questions

Anonymous 15/08/22

The team dealt with this very professional and was very helpful, couldn’t ask for any more from them

Anonymous 12/08/22

Easy website to navigate, speedy service, all good.

Anonymous 12/08/22

I hate going to a funeral, you hold things together, then breakdown at the funeral So me and the wife opted for the no attendance ceremony The girl I... Read more

Anonymous 10/08/22

good service ,very helpful , easy to do .

Anonymous 08/08/22

Made telephone enquiries on 2 occasions, didn't wait long for reply on either occasion and both members of staff were very courteous and helpful and provided... Read more

Anonymous 04/08/22

My husband and I have been putting off setting up a funeral plan mainly due to cost. With Distinct Cremations you have the option to pay over 5 or 10 years.... Read more

Anonymous 03/08/22

The website is well designed and information clear. I purchased the 'intimate plan' with a single payment. The purchasing process was straightforward and... Read more

Anonymous 29/07/22

Very friendly and helpful staff, the whole process was handled very efficiently despite some alterations on my part. Could not be better.

Anonymous 27/07/22

So simple to arrange, with comprehensive information. I researched ahead of time and the company has great reviews and a great service so went them. For... Read more

Anonymous 27/07/22
Feefo independent service review 5 star

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If you need to organise a funeral today please call us 24/7 and we can make all the arrangements. If you have a question about a funeral plan call or message us we will advise you of the best options.

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Read and download useful guides and articles that will help you make the right decision about taking a funeral plan out or organising a funeral.

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No - We can’t send ashes overseas directly, however we can help you to make the arrangements to do so yourself.

We have over 36 crematoria spread across England, Scotland and Wales. You can see our full list of crematoria to find your nearest one.

In the unlikely event that Distinct Cremations stops trading, we are required to work closely with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to transfer your plan to another funeral plan provider or arrange compensation.

You can find more information on the FSCS's website.

A direct cremation is a simple fuss-free cremation without the costs, and stress, associated with arranging a traditional funeral. For many, a direct cremation allows them to separate the cremation from the celebration of the deceased’s life, allowing them a dignified opportunity to say goodbye in a way that better suits them.

To make things even easier, all of the arrangements are made directly with us.

Yes, single payments and instalments up to 12 months are held in a secure Trust which is managed by independent trustees. For 5 & 10 year instalment plans we purchase a “whole of life” policy from an authorised insurance provider. The proceeds of that policy will be used to pay for your chosen cremation at the time of need.

The first modern cremation in the UK occurred in 1885, kickstarting the adoption of cremations by the British public. Learn more about the history of cremations in the UK.

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.

Many of our crematoria allow the attendance of pets by prior arrangement. Let your Customer Service Advisor know about your plans and they can make all of the arrangements for you.