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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.

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.

Our dedication to care and quality

Whichever funeral option you choose, we’ll give your loved one a compassionate send-off that respects their dignity. We are experts in direct cremations and simple funerals. Trust your instinct and trust the dedicated professionals at Distinct to deliver a wonderfully caring funeral.

Funeral Operatives Outside Distinct Cremations Office

Every one of our funerals guarantees:

  • Complete end-to-end service delivered by our teams
    We use our own private ambulances, mortuary facilities and crematoriums. This means we look after your loved one personally at every stage to guarantee quality service.

  • State-of-the-art mortuary care
    Our team meticulously prepare your loved one for cremation and care for them on a daily basis using the best mortuary technology.

  • A respectful farewell at the crematorium chapel
    At all services, an attendant or funeral operative is present whilst your loved one is brought into the chapel to your choice of music.

  • Ashes returned or scattered at no extra cost
    The individually identified and tracked ashes will be hand delivered back to you at home within 14 days or scattered at the crematorium.

How we care for your loved one

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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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
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Distinct Cremations leave out the funeral fuss and needless extras but leave in great service and a wonderfully caring attitude. That’s why my instinct is Distinct.

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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 followed their instinct with Distinct and chose to buy a funeral with us.

Friendly, pulite and simply SUPER
There was nothing too difficult or no question too silly. Every care was taken with all the arrangements and I was kept up to date at all times. I sent through items which were quickly handled and was notified of their receipt and the actions made with them. Even changing things was never too much of a problem.
The service was first class. Signing up was easy to complete and the follow up call to ensure every thing was as we had expected was a nice personal touch.
It was polite, patient and thorough. i was given as much time as I needed to reach a decision.Completely
first class
Excellent communication, very helpful and we got just what we wanted in a service. Highly recommended and we will use again. Mark Oliver
Service very efficient, and comprehensive. Understandably, you "chased me up" when there was a delay in my response to place an order, but this delay was whilst I contacted all those relatives who might have had a view to express.
I was very happy with the service I received and they are only a phone call away if I or my sons should need advice or help in any way
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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.

For those planning ahead, we offer funeral plans that can be paid for upfront or in monthly instalments, allowing you to arrange and pay for your funeral in advance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our crematoriums 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.

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,

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