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.
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 and we are part of the Westerleigh Group who own and manage crematoria throughout the UK.

Distinct Cremations aim to give everyone the freedom to have their funeral their way, with less cost and less stress. We have clear, transparent pricing, avoid hidden extras, but most importantly, we believe that low cost should not mean low quality.

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01543 211997

If you need to organise a funeral our UK Call Centre is open 24/7.

If you have a question or would like to take out a funeral plan call one of our Personal Advisors.

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Why Distinct Cremations?

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30 Years of Experience

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24/7 Help & Support at a Time of Loss

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National Network of Crematoria

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Outstanding Service Reviews

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

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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

0808 296 7878


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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A Distinct Reputation

Being part of the Westerleigh Group we have helped over 50,000 families a year and here is what a few of them have to say about us.

"Your staff truly are a wonderful team and it would be impossible to find fault with the service they provide, always made comfortable and at ease, no questions were made complicated and always answered in a polite and courteous manner. They truly are an asset to your organisation, you should be very proud."

"We would like to thank you most sincerely for all the care and support in organising a beautiful funeral for our mother. What would normally be a stressful time, was enjoyable and relaxing. Nothing was too much trouble as the team went over and above to ensure all our special requests with music and tributes were perfect. "

"Thanks so much for the wonderful ceremony that you organised for my dad. The venue was beautiful, we loved the view, birds and squirrel outside, the daffodil picture with dad’s name on the screen, the photo slide show, and the possibility to have the event live-streamed. It was watched by friends and family in UK, We felt it was a marvellous send off for dad."

"Your team did more than anybody could expect under the circumstances and we remain especially grateful for their kindness and consideration. I would like to add that the centre and its surrounding area clearly reflect the high standards you uphold."

About Us

We’re Distinct Cremations and we’re part of the Westerleigh Group. Every year Westerleigh provides more than 50,000 families with high quality cremations, care and support.

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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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Frequently asked questions

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

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.

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

In the unlikely event that Distinct Cremations goes out of business, your money is completely protected in our Distinct Funeral Plans Trust.

Yes – all money paid to Distinct Cremations is held in a secure Trust which is managed by a qualified, FCA registered investment manager.

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.

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

The Westerleigh Group have owned and managed a network of private crematoria within the UK for over 30 years. Distinct Cremations are part of the Westerleigh Group.