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.
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.
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.
|Unattended Cremation||Personal 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 service with attendance of mourners||❌||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Return of ashes in ashes container or urn||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️|
"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
Arranging a direct cremation with Distinct is straightforward. However our customer service specialists are available 24/7 for any of your questions.
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 attended 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.
Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer viewings of the deceased before, or during, the direct 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.
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
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.
Upon arranging a funeral, once you’ve agreed the type of service that you’d like, one of our Customer Service Specialists will take the payment in full, which can be made by credit or debit card.
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 specialists will liaise with you to make arrangements for the cremation and keep you updated.Call Us Now On 01543 212 000
We’ll take care of everything, so your family don’t need to - from collection to the paperwork and right through to cremation
We have the Distinct advantage of only investing in the best funeral and mortuary care at our state of the art facilities
Our highly experienced, attentive customer service specialists are here for you & your family 24/7. We’re here whenever you need us
No matter where you live in the UK mainland, our specialist direct cremations are available for the same price
We focus solely on direct cremations across mainland England, Wales and Scotland, offering the highest quality nationwide for the best price
Below are a selection of reviews from those who have arranged a funeral with Distinct Cremations.
“I can't recommend Distinct Cremations enough. I felt like my hand was held throughout the entire process. A wonderful team. Look no further than Distinct Cremations, first class! Credit to Grace J and colleagues. Thank you.”
"When you receive news of a loved family member in time of need or passing, the worries of many things arise. Consider contacting Distinct Cremations. My personal experience has been positive, in that their professional support had helped to provide a dignified service & cremation for the family to attend. They explained clearly what was available & when it would be able at the time of contact & positive communication throughout. They were recommended I've chosen to say thank you."
"A first class service that kept you up to date with all the protocols as they came up. Anything you wanted to know you just had to ring up and you was treated with great respect and dignity. I spoke to a lovely lady called Maxine Parkes several times who had as much time as you wanted to and listened to you with a lot of understanding and sympathy. Could not ask for a better service."
"This was our first experience of using a direct cremation service and we weren't sure what to expect. We were guided through the process by our own personal assistant who explained our options. Once we had made a decision on the type of service we wanted she advised us what we needed to do at every step of the way. She kept in regular contact to make sure we were happy and to answer any questions we had. The end-to-end service was very efficient and clearly explained by sensitive staff who were always available to answer any questions. We would highly recommend Distinct Cremations."
“We were very impressed with the service provided by Distinct Cremations from start to finish. All the people who dealt with Dad's cremation were kind and compassionate, particularly Alice who took our initial call, and Stephen who handled things from then on. They kept us informed about developments every step of the way and made us feel welcome to ask if ever we had any queries. The whole process was carried out in a professional yet sympathetic way. Would definitely recommend these people if you are considering a direct cremation for your loved one.”
"At the worst time of our life we needed some support, fortunately when we contacted Distinct Cremations it was clear that we were in safe hands, everyone has been so helpful we would especially like to thank Maxine who has been a shining light throughout the process, many thanks to everyone for their professionalism."