Unattended Funeral: Direct Cremation from £995

A Direct Cremation is a great choice for those looking for a simple, low cost cremation without the pomp and ceremony of a traditional funeral. Direct Cremations take place with no service or mourners present at our high-quality crematoria where dignified care is guaranteed throughout.
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A Direct Cremation is a great choice for those looking for a simple, low cost cremation without the pomp and ceremony of a traditional funeral. Direct Cremations take place with no service or mourners present at our high-quality crematoria where dignified care is guaranteed throughout.
Ready to arrange call 01543 212000

What is a Direct Cremation

A simple and affordable unattended cremation

Direct Cremation. A Direct cremation is an alternative to a traditional funeral. It’s simply a cremation without a funeral, no service or ceremony and no attendees. At Distinct Cremations we focus on providing simple, affordable direct cremations. But simple doesn’t mean lower quality. It means taking a cremation back to its essentials – a dignified send off in a high-quality crematorium.

If you'd like to have people attending the cremation you can choose a small Private Cremation with up to 15 people in attendance.

What's Included in a direct cremation?

Collection and Care of The Deceased. We have specialised funeral vehicles and an experienced funeral team who will bring the deceased into our care at our professional mortuary where they’ll be respectfully prepared and dressed ahead of the cremation.

24 hours, 7 days a Week Support. For comfort and reassurance every family has a Personal Advisor to answer any questions. Our team are here 24/7 where they’ll help make all the arrangements to pick up the deceased, keep you informed, complete all the legal paperwork and give you a call on the day of the cremation.

A Simple Coffin. A simple but good quality wood effect coffin is provided.

The Cremation. The direct cremation will take place at one of our crematoria and your Personal Advisor will keep you informed.

Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance. The ashes are carefully scattered in our remembrance gardens which are beautifully landscaped gardens. Your loved one’s ashes can also be returned by hand to you within 21 days for a cost of £75.

What’s Not Included?

This is a simple direct cremation and there will be no viewing of the deceased, attendees, processions, hearses and flowers. Doctor’s fees and the removal of pacemakers and artificial limbs will incur an additional cost.

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 cremation plans. Our Individual Cremation plan is suitable for those who would like to have a simple direct cremation without a funeral.

Just 3 steps

Call us

1

Call Us

Our advisors are here 24/7 to make all the arrangements to collect the deceased and help complete any paperwork.

Arrangements

2

Choose a Service

Choose how many people will attend the service or there is an option for an unattended cremation too.

Cremation

3

The Cremation

If you have a private cremation with a simple service the Chapel Attendant will support you on the day. Ashes can either be scattered in the gardens or returned within 21 days.

Call Us on 01543 212000

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Great product ,excellent communication

Robert John Gardner

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Very good service helpfully staff

Gordon Leslie Coleman

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This plan is exactly what my husband and I were looking for. It totally meets our wishes.

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This plan suited my needs And special requests

Philip Dovey

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It was such a relief to have this sort of service and a weight has been taken off my mind - I don't have to worry any more. I will definitely recommend... Read more

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Good value for money- clear details on each plan

Ann Jackson

Gloucester

It was a perfect 5 star service which I have recommended to my friends and they were amazed at the excellent price of the choices as I was.

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Very good the way they handled everything

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No problem, cheaper and easy

Jane

Reading

Certainly not the cheapest but the service was great

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Why Distinct Cremations?

Frequently asked questions

A Direct Cremation is a simple cremation without a funeral service and all the additional expenses such as flowers. However, the family can make arrangements for flowers to be delivered to the crematorium directly should they wish.

While we can’t arrange the celebration for you we can provide advice and guidance if needed.

On average it takes around two hours to cremate a body, but it can sometimes be longer or shorter in certain circumstances.

For a Direct Cremation we provide a simple MDF coffin, and for an attended cremation we provide unvarnished veneered chipboard coffins.

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.

The coffin is burned alongside the body of the deceased inside the cremator.