Attended Direct Cremation Funeral. If you want a simple fuss-free funeral that will also save you money, then an Attended Cremation Service will suit your needs. There is no limit to the number of attendees and the funeral service can last longer. To save costs there are no processions, flowers, hearses and limousines and you will organise the service with us directly. The funeral service will take place in one of our beautiful high-quality crematoria which you can visit at any time.
(If you would like to have a simple cremation with no attendees, see our Direct Cremation service.)
Collection and Care of The Deceased. We have specialised funeral vehicles and trained drivers that will take the deceased to our professional mortuary where they will be prepared and dressed in a gown respectfully for the cremation.
24 hours, 7 days a Week Support. For comfort and reassurance every family has a Personal Advisor to answer any questions. They will help make all the funeral arrangements to pick up the deceased, keep you informed, complete the legal and cremation paperwork. On the day the Chapel Attendant will be there to support you and your family and ensure everything is as you requested.
A Simple Coffin. A simple but good quality wood effect coffin is provided
Attendance at the Cremation. Our crematoria have plenty of seating and standing space so that you can invite family and friends to the service. There is disabled access and hearing loops to ensure that everyone is comfortable.
45 Minute Funeral Service. The service will be 45 minutes giving family and friends time for readings, songs and sharing memories. If you are not having a religious service the Chapel Attendant will play the music as planned but can assist with introductions.
The Cremation. Your Personal Advisor will help you with the arrangements as you can choose a crematorium from our network and a day and time that suits you. You are more than welcome to visit the grounds at any time.
Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance. The ashes are carefully scattered in our remembrance gardens which are beautifully landscaped . (Ashes can be returned by hand to you within 21 days for a cost of £75)
What is Not Included. This is a simple cremation and there will be no viewing of the deceased, processions, hearses and flowers. Doctors certificate and removing pacemakers and artificial limbs will incur an additional cost - click here to view prices
At times the law or regulations change that we cannot foresee and we may have to pass these costs on. Prices are subject to review by Distinct Cremations. If at the point of application the service price has changed for any reason, we will advise you of this and there will be no obligation for you to continue.
If you would like to plan ahead and pay for your funeral in advance, you could check our prepaid funeral plans. Our Complete Cremation plan is suitable for people who would like to have a simple and affordable cremation service with many of their family and friends attending.
Our advisors are here 24/7 to make all the arrangements to collect the deceased and help complete any paperwork.
Choose a Service
Choose how many people will attend the service or there is an option for an unattended cremation too.
If you have an attended cremation the Chapel Attendant will support you on the day. Ashes can either be scattered in the gardens or returned within 21 days.
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."
Our crematoria feature state-of-the-art downloadable music systems, allowing us to play any piece of music you want as long as it's been commercially recorded and released.
Cremation services typically last between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the type of service chosen. For an unattended cremation there’s no service held before the cremation takes place.
As direct cremations are simple funerals we don't provide flowers. However, the family can make arrangements for flowers to be delivered to the crematorium directly should they wish.
The coffin is burned alongside the body of the deceased inside the cremator.
While we endeavour to cremate the deceased as soon as possible following the service this isn't always possible. However, the cremation is always completed with 24-hours of arrival at the crematorium
For our direct cremations we provide a simple MDF coffin, and for attended cremations we provide unvarnished veneered chipboard coffins.
On average it takes around two hours to cremate a body, but it can sometimes be longer or shorter in certain circumstances.
We’ll keep the deceased dressed in the same clothes they were wearing when they entered our care unless otherwise requested. If you’ve got a specific outfit you’d like them to wear, just let us know and provide it prior to the cremation.