Attended cremation from £1,599

Our attended cremations let you say goodbye at a private service with your loved one's nearest and dearest present. We include everything our direct cremation offers plus a service for up to 8 or 20 people.

Our attended services are family-led, giving you complete control of what to include. Arrange an attended cremation with a service at one of our 40 crematoriums across the UK.

These days, we like things less complicated, especially when saying goodbye to a loved one.

Sue Cook,
TV Presenter

Distinct Cremations

What's included from £1,599

  • Up to 8 or 20 attendees
  • A 10 or 20 minute family-led early morning service
  • Collection of the deceased from a hospital or coroner's mortuary on weekdays in office hours (8am - 6pm)
  • Care at our state-of-the-art professional mortuary
  • Removal of artificial mechanisms, pacemakers and medical implants
  • Preparation of the deceased for cremation
  • Help with all legal and cremation paperwork
  • 24/7 support from our customer service team
  • Transport of the deceased via private ambulance
  • Respectful and dignified cremation at your choice of Westerleigh crematorium
  • Chapel attendant's presence and support
  • A simple coffin
  • Choice of cremation date and time from a selection of early morning services
  • Ashes scattered in our crematorium remembrance gardens or personally hand delivered within 14 days
  • Temporary ashes container for easy scattering

What's not included

  • Viewing of the deceased
  • Funeral procession
  • Doctor's fees (Fee of £82)
  • XXL coffin (Fee of £150)
  • Collection outside office hours or from a location other than a hospital or coroner's mortuary (Fee of £250)

Alternatively, view our price list or our CMA standardised price list to get a full breakdown of everything that's included and not included. For further details, please read our terms & conditions.

Why not add our Go Greener option?

Our optional extra can be added for £100 and includes:

  • A coffin made from wood fibre containing a mix of virgin recovered and recycled fibre - a coffin that uses up to 80% fewer trees to produce
  • Carbon offsetting of the Distinct Cremations service
  • A tree planted as a natural solution to tackle climate change
Find out more

Arrange an attended cremation

To arrange a low cost attended service straight away, call our compassionate and knowledgeable Customer Service Specialists.

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.

Call us on 01543 212000

"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

Sue Cook Talking About Direct Cremation

Would you prefer an unattended cremation?

You can say farewell to your loved one in an alternative way to the traditional funeral with our low cost unattended direct cremations.

A respectful cremation will take place. The ashes can be scattered at the crematorium gardens or personally returned to you by our team so you can memorialise your loved one in your own way.

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

Below are a selection of reviews from those who have purchased a funeral through Distinct Cremations.

From the very first phone call I felt things were going to be handled well. Kindness compassion and helpful ness were shown throughout. I was kept informed about all the details and the person delivering the ashes was so respectful and kind taking the time to ask about my husbands life. This is who will handle my cremation.
Received excellent service from Distinct Cremations. The passing of my stepfather was very distressing and emotional time for my family. David at DC kept us up to date with the arrangements, and talked us through each step of the plan, and kept the admin to a minimum. The cost of the Direct cremation was as advertised, which I found to be good value. Thank you everyone at DC.
Excellent service. Professional but still friendly considering the subject being discussed can be awkward for some people.
Very good very helpful customer service Price was very competitive overall very happy
Polite prompt friendly service
Great service, easy to arrange. Very friendly people
Very easy to set up.
Excellent service from Distinct Cremations. My contact was Kerry who was extremely efficient, polite, professional and thoughtful. Every step of my father's cremation was very well explained from start to finish with plenty of contact but only when required. Thank you for a smooth process. I have no issues at all with Distinct and my husband and I will be taking out a plan ourselves in the near future.
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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. Learn more about how long after death is a cremation.

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.

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.

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.

There are lots of things you can do with the ashes. Many people scatter ashes in a place that was special to the deceased, some keep them in an urn as a keepsake and others have recently started to have ashes turned into jewellery or glass.

Yes, you can attend a direct cremation. Though most direct cremations are unattended, with Distinct Cremations you can attend a direct cremation with services lasting up to 20 minutes for 20 people.

Attended cremation costs vary between direct cremation providers, but the average attended cremation cost in the UK is £3,795.* At Distinct Cremations, our prices for an affordable memorial service start at just £1,599.

* The average cost of cremation in 2023 (SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2024,

At Distinct Cremations, we provide two attended cremation services that give your family and loved ones the opportunity to pay their respects. Our attended cremations accommodate either up to 8 or up to 20 attendees ensuring a dignified and cheap memorial service.

See how our attended cremations compare with other providers.

Cremation service lengths can vary depending on the type of farewell you would like. With our attended cremation services, we offer two service lengths. You can choose to have a service lasting for either 10 or 20 minutes. The time can be used to share memories of your loved one, play a piece of music in honour of the deceased, give a eulogy or simply have a moment of quiet reflection.

For an unattended cremation, there’s no service held before the cremation takes place.

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