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.
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.
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 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
Arranging a direct cremation with Distinct is straightforward. However our customer service advisors are available 24/7 for any of your questions.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We focus solely on direct cremations across mainland England, Wales and Scotland, offering the highest quality nationwide for the best priceRead more about our dedication
"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
The team dealt with this very professional and was very helpful, couldn’t ask for any more from them
Easy website to navigate, speedy service, all good.
good service ,very helpful , easy to do .
Very friendly and helpful staff, the whole process was handled very efficiently despite some alterations on my part. Could not be better.