A Private Direct Cremation Arrange a simple low-cost funeral. There are no processions, flowers, pallbearers and limousines- just a simple and affordable cremation service. Nothing more and nothing less. With a small private group and short service you can remember your loved one with a dignified cremation in a high quality crematorium surrounded by beautiful grounds that you can choose to visit at any time.
If you would like more people to attend see our Attended Service.
Collection and Care of The Deceased We have specialised 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 ensure everything is as you requested.
A Simple Coffin A simple but good quality wood effect coffin is provided
Attendance of up to 15 people at the Funeral An opportunity for a small select number of family and friends to be together to take some time to reflect and say farewell in the chapel.
15 Minute Service The service will be 15 minutes giving family and friends time for a reading, and a few words. These services are typically led by family and friends but our Chapel Attendant who will play the music as planned can assist with introductions
The Cremation You can choose a crematorium from our network that suits you. The cremation will take place early morning which you will organise with your Personal Advisor. 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 gardens. (Ashes can be returned by hand to you within 21 days for a cost of £75)
What is Not Included This is a simple direct 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.
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."
A direct cremation takes away all the fuss and separates the cremation from the celebration. A direct cremation also provides families and friends with a dignified opportunity to say goodbye in the way that suits them, without the costs, and stress that come with arranging a traditional funeral. All the arrangements are organised with us directly.
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.
It can take from 1-2 weeks but this will mainly depend if there is an inquest and availability at a crematorium.