Unattended Cremation from £995

An unattended cremation is a great choice for those looking for a simple, low cost direct cremation without the formality of a traditional funeral. Unattended cremations take place with no service or mourners present at our high-quality crematoria where dignified care is guaranteed throughout.

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Distinct Cremations

What's Included, for £995

  • An unattended cremation
  • Collection of the deceased from a hospital or Coroner's mortuary in office hours, weekdays
  • Care at our professional mortuary
  • 24/7 support
  • Help with all legal and cremation paperwork
  • Prepare the deceased for cremation
  • A simple coffin and urn
  • Removal of artificial mechanisms
  • Removal of pacemakers
  • Respectful cremation at one of our crematoria
  • Ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance or hand delivered within 14 days

What's Not Included

  • Attendance of mourners
  • No service
  • Choice of crematorium
  • Choice of time
  • Collection outside 8am - 6pm (Fee of £250)
  • Collection from a private residence or nursing home
    (Fee of £200)
  • Doctor's fee (Fee of £82)
  • Viewing of the deceased
  • Funeral procession

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
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Would you prefer an attended cremation?

Our attended cremation is perfect for those looking for a dignified, respectful way to say goodbye.

With a 20 minute service for up to 20 people, our attended cremation can take place at any of our 40 crematoriums across the UK in the comfort of your nearest and dearest.

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How it works

"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

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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 arranged a funeral with Distinct Cremations.

“I can't recommend Distinct Cremations enough. I felt like my hand was held throughout the entire process. A wonderful team. Look no further than Distinct Cremations, first class! Credit to Grace J and colleagues. Thank you.”

"When you receive news of a loved family member in time of need or passing, the worries of many things arise. Consider contacting Distinct Cremations. My personal experience has been positive, in that their professional support had helped to provide a dignified service & cremation for the family to attend. They explained clearly what was available & when it would be able at the time of contact & positive communication throughout. They were recommended I've chosen to say thank you."

"A first class service that kept you up to date with all the protocols as they came up. Anything you wanted to know you just had to ring up and you was treated with great respect and dignity. I spoke to a lovely lady called Maxine Parkes several times who had as much time as you wanted to and listened to you with a lot of understanding and sympathy. Could not ask for a better service."

"This was our first experience of using a direct cremation service and we weren't sure what to expect. We were guided through the process by our own personal assistant who explained our options. Once we had made a decision on the type of service we wanted she advised us what we needed to do at every step of the way. She kept in regular contact to make sure we were happy and to answer any questions we had. The end-to-end service was very efficient and clearly explained by sensitive staff who were always available to answer any questions. We would highly recommend Distinct Cremations."

“We were very impressed with the service provided by Distinct Cremations from start to finish. All the people who dealt with Dad's cremation were kind and compassionate, particularly Alice who took our initial call, and Stephen who handled things from then on. They kept us informed about developments every step of the way and made us feel welcome to ask if ever we had any queries. The whole process was carried out in a professional yet sympathetic way. Would definitely recommend these people if you are considering a direct cremation for your loved one.”

"At the worst time of our life we needed some support, fortunately when we contacted Distinct Cremations it was clear that we were in safe hands, everyone has been so helpful we would especially like to thank Maxine who has been a shining light throughout the process, many thanks to everyone for their professionalism."

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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.

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.

An oversized coffin is for individuals who are too big for the average coffin width of 24 inches, 76 inches in length and 14 inches in depth. If the deceased is over 22 stone or 6 ft 5 or over, then an oversized coffin will be needed.

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.

You’re free to visit any of our crematoria, within their opening hours, to view the grounds and facilities ahead of time.

We have 40 crematoria spread across England, Scotland and Wales. You can see our full list of crematoria to find your nearest one.

The Doctor’s fees are needed to obtain cremation certificates required to carry out the service. Without them, there can be no 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.

You can, and it can make things easier and less stressful for when the time comes. If a loved one is suffering from a life limiting ailment, the dying person may want to be involved in their own funeral arrangements. Or a funeral can be planned when you're healthy with a funeral plan. We're happy to talk through your options 24/7 on 01543 211997.

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

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.

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