Arrange a Funeral

Whether you’re organising a burial or a cremation, we understand how difficult it can be arranging a funeral. At Distinct Cremations, we specialise in Direct Cremations, an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral, without any compromises.

Arrange a Funeral

Whether you’re organising a burial or a cremation, we understand how difficult it can be arranging a funeral. At Distinct Cremations, we specialise in Direct Cremations, an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral, without any compromises.

Direct Cremation


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  • 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
  • Removal of artificial mechanisms
  • Removal of pacemakers
  • A simple coffin and urn
  • Respectful cremation at one of our crematoria
  • Ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance or hand-delivered within 14 days
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How it works...

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Here for you 24/7

When you are ready - call us on 0808 149 5212 and we’ll collect the deceased from the place of death and bring them into our care.


Help with the paperwork

As we care for your loved one in our mortuary, your advisor will help you book their cremation and complete all the paperwork.


The Ashes

After the cremation, we’ll scatter the ashes in our garden of remembrance or they can be hand-delivered to you within 14 days at no extra cost

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’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.

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

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.

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. Learn more about non-religious funerals.

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.

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 Personal Advisor 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

The process when you arrange a cremation should be respectful, affordable and stress-free. With 30 years of experience and directly owned crematoria, we provide customers with a funeral that's of minimal emotional and financial burden, via direct cremation. When you decide to arrange a funeral with us, we make sure our pricing is clear and transparent, we avoid hidden extras and most importantly, we believe that low cost should not mean low quality, providing your loved one with high-quality care.

We specialise in direct cremation services and are part of the Westerleigh Group, who own and manage crematoria throughout the UK and support over 50,000 families per year.

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 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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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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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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Contact Us

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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We offer the highest levels of support and service but don't take our word for it read why our customers trust us.

Perfect plan for us.both.

Janet Hinton 09/05/22

Customer service brilliant. Easy to set up. Always happy to help with any questions you may have. Good listeners.

Anonymous 09/05/22

Because our family will not have the hassle of arranging our funerals. All they have to do is make one phone call to Distinct cremations & they will... Read more

Roy Butler 03/05/22

They were very helpful & explained everything clearly,but without being pushy or pressurising us into buying their product. After we had thought about... Read more

Anonymous 03/05/22

Having seen several options I chose this one as it best suited my needs. Pricing is very competitive.

John Alfred Sawdon 28/04/22

Excellent service. Extremely professional. Very friendly & courteous.

Anonymous 28/04/22

Exactly what we are wanting

Jean Mease 27/04/22

Very efficient, very friendly and explained everything so clearly. The whole setting up system was very easy and quick.

Anonymous 27/04/22

Purchased prepaid simple cremation plans for my wife and myself. Received a good service at all times. Minor error on one document rectified without any... Read more

Anonymous 23/04/22

Quick and easy to set up.

Anonymous 21/04/22
Feefo independent service review 5 star

Want to plan ahead?

Our Personal Advisors are experienced and trained to provide advice and support in helping you to choose the right plan and even help you to complete the application form if you wish. When the plan has to be carried out the Personal Advisors are available 24/7 to help with paperwork and even guide families with how to put together a celebration.

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