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We understand how difficult it can be to arrange a funeral, whether you're organising a basic funeral or a simple cremation. At Distinct Cremations, we provide fuss-free direct cremations which are simple to arrange, affordable and delivered with care, dignity and respect.

Take the funeral arrangement stress away from you and your family by following your instinct with Distinct. We keep 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.

Unattended Cremation

From £1,199

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

Attended Cremation

From £1,599

Our attended, personal cremation is perfect for those looking for a fuss-free farewell and a final chance to say goodbye. With our dignified and affordable attended cremations you can have up to 8 people attend a 10 minute service or up to 20 people attend a 20 minute service.

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Compare our cremation services

Choosing an unattended cremation or small attended cremation instead of a traditional funeral lets you celebrate a loved one's life however you wish, with less stress expense and no fuss.

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

Unattended Cremation Attended Cremation
Paperwork support & professional advice ✔️ ✔️
Washing & preparation of the deceased ✔️ ✔️
Choice of coffin
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 40 Westerleigh crematoriums

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 specialists will liaise with you to make arrangements for the cremation and keep you updated.

Call us now on 01543 212 000
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How it works

These are the steps in the process you can expect from us when you choose an unattended cremation or attended cremation service for your loved one. At every stage, dignified care is our top priority.

Our customer service specialists will keep in touch with you at each stage to book the cremation, help you complete all the paperwork and tell you the cremation date if the cremation is unattended and you wish to know.

Learn more about arranging a funeral

We understand that it can be difficult to know where to start making arrangements for someone who has died, which is why we're here to support you every step of the way. Explore our guidance to learn more about your options and what's involved.

Arranging a funeral for a loved one

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Find out the documents you need to arrange a funeral, the differences between cremation and burial and the alternative types of funeral available.

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What to do when someone dies

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Whether your loved one has died at home, in a care home or in hospital, we have guidance on the first steps to take to begin their funeral arrangements.

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Anticipating a loved one's death

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If your loved one is close to passing, our guides let you know what to expect to help you feel prepared and manage anticipatory grief.

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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.

For those planning ahead, we offer funeral plans that can be paid for upfront or in monthly instalments, allowing you to arrange and pay for your funeral in advance.

With Distinct Cremations, it will take approximately 2-4 weeks to arrange the funeral. This includes the completion of the necessary paperwork and the cremation itself. Once the cremation has taken place, the ashes will be personally returned by our team within 14 days.

Learn more in our guide to arranging a funeral.

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 cremation.

You have a choice. You can either have the ashes personally hand delivered within 14 days or scattered in the garden of rememberance at the crematorium.

Yes, as long you are over 18 you can take out a prepaid funeral plan for a direct cremation. A prepaid direct cremation plan is an agreement set up between you and your funeral provider. The funeral can be chosen and paid for in advance, providing a straightforward way to organise your future and ensuring a direct cremation for you when the time comes.

At Distinct Cremations, we ask no medical questions and there are no screenings. You can see more on our funeral plans page.

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.

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.

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 without a funeral director.

At Distinct Cremations, we offer cost-effective direct cremation and attended cremation services, without cutting any corners. Respectful care for your loved one is prioritised throughout.

We deliver all of the services ourselves including transport, care at our mortuary, cremation at one of our crematoriums and the return of the ashes. Our caring team is there to offer support throughout with both paperwork and making the arrangements.

As part of the Westerleigh Group, we are one of the UK’s largest cremation service providers. We have 40 crematoriums nationwide and facilitate over 70,000 each year.

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Why choose a Direct Cremation with Distinct?

Find Peace of Mind

We’ll take care of everything, so your family don’t need to - from collection to the paperwork and right through to cremation

Highest Quality

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

24/7 Support

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

Available Nationwide

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

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

We offer the highest level of support, but don't take our word for it

Below are a selection of reviews from those who followed their instinct with Distinct and chose to buy a funeral with us.

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Werner 12 Jul 2024
Friendly, pulite and simply SUPER
Nikki 10 Jul 2024
There was nothing too difficult or no question too silly. Every care was taken with all the arrangements and I was kept up to date at all times. I sent through items which were quickly handled and was notified of their receipt and the actions made with them. Even changing things was never too much of a problem.
Anon 27 Jun 2024
The service was first class. Signing up was easy to complete and the follow up call to ensure every thing was as we had expected was a nice personal touch.
John 27 Jun 2024
It was polite, patient and thorough. i was given as much time as I needed to reach a decision.Completely
Anon 30 May 2024
first class
Mark 21 May 2024
Excellent communication, very helpful and we got just what we wanted in a service. Highly recommended and we will use again. Mark Oliver
Anon 2 May 2024
Service very efficient, and comprehensive. Understandably, you "chased me up" when there was a delay in my response to place an order, but this delay was whilst I contacted all those relatives who might have had a view to express.
Anon 24 Apr 2024
I was very happy with the service I received and they are only a phone call away if I or my sons should need advice or help in any way
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Arrange a funeral today

Our compassionate team is here to help you organise a respectful and affordable funeral for your loved one. To start arrangements, give us a call.

If your loved one is near to death and you would like more information before making funeral arrangements, you can also download a free guide to our funeral services

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