Arrange a Cremation from £995

You can arrange a direct cremation over the phone in just a few minutes. Our advisors are available 24/7 to make all the arrangements and help with all the legal paperwork. Your loved one will be collected and cremated without a ceremony at one of our crematoria. We also offer low cost attended cremations.
Call us on 01543 212000
You can arrange a direct cremation over the phone in just a few minutes. Our advisors are available 24/7 to make all the arrangements and help with all the legal paperwork. Your loved one will be collected and cremated without a ceremony at one of our crematoria. We also offer low cost attended cremations.
Call us on 01543 212000

Direct Cremation

£995

  • An unattended cremation
  • Collection of the deceased
  • Care at our professional mortuary
  • 24/7 support
  • Help with all legal and cremation paperwork
  • Prepare the deceased for cremation
  • A simple coffin and urn
  • Respectful cremation at one of our crematoria
  • Ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance
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Private Cremations

£1,345

  • Attendance of up to 15 people at the funeral
  • 15 minute service
  • Early morning cremation
  • Choice of crematoria
  • Collection of the deceased
  • Care at our professional mortuary
  • 24/7 support
  • Help with all legal and cremation paperwork
  • Prepare the deceased for cremation
  • Services of the Chapel Attendant
  • Simple coffin and urn
  • Ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance
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Attended Cremation

£1,845

  • Unlimited number of attendees
  • 45 minute service
  • Choice of dates and times of cremation
  • Choice of crematoria
  • Collection of the deceased
  • Care at our professional mortuary
  • 24/7 support
  • Help with all legal and cremation paperwork
  • Prepare the deceased for cremation
  • Services of the Chapel Attendant
  • Simple coffin and urn
  • Ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance
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Why choose Distinct Cremation?

At Distinct Cremations, we focus on providing simple, affordable, fuss-free direct cremations. We operate to the highest standards, and have quality professional facilities to care for the deceased and beautiful crematoria. We believe that what the customer cannot see must be the same high quality as the services they do see. The essentials are included in the price - a coffin, urn, cremation and scattering of the ashes. You can choose from 3 cremation services with the main difference being if the cremation will be attended by mourners or not.

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01543 212000

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 forms. Your Personal Advisor will liaise with you to make arrangements for the cremation. If you are having an attended cremation they can help with the readings, songs and any other arrangements.

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What's Included

  • 24/7 support and help with the arrangements
  • Quality care and transportation of the deceased
  • Simple coffin and urn
  • Cremation and fees at one of our beautiful crematoria
  • Attended or unattended service
  • Services of a Chapel Attendant on the day
  • Scattering of the ashes (or can be returned within 3 weeks for £75)

How do I arrange a direct cremation?

The process of organising a cremation is simple. Read our full guide on what to expect and what to do when someone dies in England & Wales .

  1. Call us free 24/7 on 0808 256 7424 to let us know that someone died.
  2. We’ll collect the deceased from the place of death and bring them into our care at our state-of-the-art mortuary.
  3. While we care for your loved one in our mortuary, your advisor will help you book their cremation and complete any paperwork needed.
  4. Nine out of ten direct cremations are unattended, but we offer the option to attend if you want to.
  5. On the day of the cremation, our Chapel Attendants will be on hand to assist throughout.
  6. After the cremation, we’ll scatter the ashes in our garden of remembrance or hand-returned them within 21 days of the funeral for an additional cost.

If you’re in Scotland, you’ll need to follow a slightly different process. Find here our guide to managing a death in Scotland.

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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Advice

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes – Our services are family-led but if you'd prefer to have a non-religious celebrant lead the service, your Customer Service Advisor can offer recommendations.

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 [DIY funerals](/arrange-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.

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.

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