Arrange a cremation that focuses only on what you need

We understand how difficult it can be arranging a funeral, whether you're organising a basic funeral or a simple cremation. At Distinct, we offer the best value Direct Cremations in the UK - an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral, without compromise.

Only Distinct Cremations offers all this:

  • Nationwide provider operating throughout mainland UK
  • 24/7 support and assistance with paperwork
  • Ashes hand-delivered at no extra cost within 14 days
  • The UK’s largest independent cremation services provider

These days, we like things less complicated, especially when saying goodbye to a loved one. Sue Cook, TV Presenter

Your funeral options explained

With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which type of funeral is best suited for you.

From the contemporary choices of direct cremations that Distinct Cremations specialise in, to the traditional funeral and emerging eco options, below we'll provide you with a little guidance on each funeral option.

Our Direct Cremation - £895

Otherwise known as an unattended funeral, a direct cremation takes place without a procession, service, ceremony and attendees. A direct cremation is the least expensive funeral option, a contemporary simple, fuss-free farewell, free of tradition.

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Our Private Cremation - £1,295

Similar to a direct cremation, a private cremation is also free of procession and tradition, but there is a small service for a select number of attendees. A private cremation is for those looking for a fuss-free farewell and the final chance to say goodbye.

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Simple Funeral - £3,003*

A simple funeral - also known as an essential funeral or an attended funeral - is a funeral without a procession, but with a service and attendees. It's the lowest cost option for those wanting a traditional funeral, with little fuss.

* Average price

Traditional Cremation - £3,765**

The most common option, a traditional funeral includes a service and ceremony, and can be attended by as many people as the crematorium can hold. A procession with hearses and limousines may also be included, depending on the family's wishes.

** The average cost of cremation in 2021 (SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2022,

Other Funeral Types

There are further options too including burials, eco burials and woodland funerals. While burials have become less desired in recent years, the environmentally friendly alternatives have risen in popularity and availability.

At Distinct Cremations we're focused on taking the stress away from your family, making the process as easy and straightforward as possible.

Our direct and private cremations are fuss-free, simple and affordable delivered with care, dignity and respect. And from beginning to end, our expert team will be on hand, 24/7, for your support.

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

Direct Cremation

From £895

A direct cremation is a great choice for those looking for a simple, low-cost unattended cremation without a funeral ceremony. Direct cremations take place with no service or mourners present at our high-quality crematoria where dignified care is guaranteed throughout.

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Private Cremation

From £1,295

A private cremation is a funeral where the number of people attending is limited, this could include a small gathering of friends and family. You can have up to eight people attending and a 10 minute service, making this a simple and affordable option.

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How is a Direct Cremation different?

Choosing a direct cremation instead of a traditional funeral lets you celebrate a loved one's life however you wish, with less stress and no fuss.

You can view the key differences between each funeral option in more detail below.

Our Direct Cremation Our Private Cremation Simple Funeral Traditional Cremation
Paperwork support & professional advice ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Funeral service coordination and guidance ✔️ ✔️
Washing & preparation of the deceased ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Choice of coffin ✔️
Option to view deceased ✔️ ✔️
Choice of crematorium ✔️ ! ✔️ ✔️
Choice of cremation date ✔️ ✔️
Funeral procession ✔️
Funeral service with attendance of mourners ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Return of ashes in ashes container or urn ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

! Choice of 38 Westerleigh crematoriums

"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

Sue bench

Arranging a direct cremation with Distinct is straightforward. However our customer service advisors are available 24/7 for any of your questions.

1. Call us

When you are ready, you can call us any time of the day, 365 days a year, and we will collect your loved one from the place of death, bringing them into our care.

Call On 01543 212 000

2. Help with the paperwork

Whilst your loved one is cared for in our high quality mortuary facilities, our customer service advisor will contact you to book the cremation and complete all the paperwork.

3. Cremation and ashes

We will tell you the cremation date, if you wish to know. Your loved one's can then be scattered in our garden of remembrance or returned to you at no extra cost.

Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer viewings of the deceased before, or during, the direct cremation.

If you’ve chosen an attended cremation, you’ll be able to pick which of our crematoriums your funeral will take place at. A direct or intimate cremation will take place in your region (where possible). We recommend you let your family and friends know of your plans in advance if you’re having an attended funeral at one of our crematoria.

We take pride in offering the deceased a dignified send-off. While in our care we wash their body, wash and comb their hair and dress them before the cremation.

With Distinct Cremations, it will take approximately 2-4 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.

Upon arraging a funeral, once you’ve agreed the type of service that you’d like, one of our Customer Service Advisors will take the payment in full, which can be made by credit or debit card.

If you’re on certain benefits, you may be eligible to receive help from the government towards funeral costs.

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.

At Distinct Cremations, we offer the best direct cremation service on the market for the best price. You can see how we compare to other funeral providers in the market with our comparison table

Ready to arrange a funeral?

If you need to organise a funeral now, we are open 24/7 and will make all the arrangements from taking the deceased into our care and completing all the paperwork. Your customer service advisors will liaise with you to make arrangements for the cremation and keep you updated.

When you're ready, call us to arrange on 01543 212 000
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A cremation should be respectful, affordable and stress-free. We provide customers with a funeral that's of minimal emotional and financial burden, via direct cremation.

We are part of the Westerleigh Group, who are one of the largest funeral and cremation providers in the UK, serving over 50,000 families each year, and have been established for over 30 years

We have clear, transparent pricing, avoid hidden extras, but most importantly, we believe that low cost should not mean low quality.

Lowest Price

At Distinct Cremations we offer the highest quality direct cremation at the best price nationwide. Simple & affordable

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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 Quality

We have the Distinct advantage of only investing in the best funeral and mortuary care at our state of the art facilities

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24/7 Support

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

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Available Nationwide

No matter where you live in the UK mainland, our specialist direct cremations are available for the same price

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Dedication to Direct Cremation

We focus solely on direct cremations across mainland England, Wales and Scotland, offering the highest quality nationwide for the best price

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"Treated very kindly and sympathetically while sorting out a funeral.

It's not a nice thing to have to do, but lots of support was given. The whole thing was easy to sort and even good value for money"

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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