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Distinct Cremations

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Distinct Cremations are specialists in fuss-free, dignified farewells. Our free guide reveals how you can avoid the stress and expense of a traditional funeral.

The guide outlines what is included in the plan, payment options, how to take one out and what will be in your customer pack.

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Distinct Cremations

What is a Direct Cremation?

Choosing a direct cremation instead of a traditional funeral lets you celebrate a loved one's life however you wish, rather than being bound by tradition or debt.

  • The cremation is usually unattended, without any mourners present.
  • Friends and family often instead have a celebration or wake at a time and place that suits them, when they are ready.
  • On average, it's over 71% cheaper ** than a traditional funeral.

At Distinct Cremations, we specialise in Direct Cremations, an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral, without any compromises.

** 71% saving is based on the cost of a basic funeral at £4,141 (SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2024, funeral-costs) vs the cost of a Distinct Cremations direct cremation at £1,199

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Why choose a Direct Cremation with Distinct?

Find Peace of Mind

We’ll take care of everything, so your family don’t need to - from collection to the paperwork and right through to cremation

Highest Quality

We have the Distinct advantage of only investing in the best funeral and mortuary care at our state of the art facilities

24/7 Support

Our highly experienced, attentive customer service specialists are here for you & your family 24/7. We’re here whenever you need us

Available Nationwide

No matter where you live in the UK mainland, our specialist direct cremations are available for the same price

Dedication to Direct Cremation

We focus solely on direct cremations across mainland England, Wales and Scotland, offering the highest quality nationwide for the best price

Distinct Cremations

We’re here for you whether you are looking for our services today or planning for tomorrow.

Find our services below or alternatively you can view our price list or our CMA standardised price list.

Arrange a Funeral

From £1,199

Whether your loved one has died or is close to passing, our team is available 24/7 to support and talk you through the next steps; from collection and care of your loved one, completion of all paperwork, to the day of the funeral itself.


Funeral Plans

From £1,699 or £19.44*** per month

Relax knowing that the arrangements are agreed and paid for. There are no medical questions and acceptance is guaranteed. You can also pay in monthly instalments.

*** Price advertised is for a 50 year old paying over a 10 year period. Total cost is £2,332.80 and includes administration fees.

Sue Cook is an English TV presenter and author best known for co-presenting Crimewatch on BBC one from 1984 until 1995.

Yes, single payments and instalments up to 12 months are held in a secure Trust which is managed by independent trustees. For 5 & 10 year instalment plans we purchase a “whole of life” policy from Scottish Friendly - an authorised and regulated insurance provider. The proceeds of that policy will be used to pay for your chosen cremation at the time of need.

At Distinct Cremations, we offer both unattended and attended funeral plans delivered with dignity and care.

Our funeral plans include every aspect of the cremation arrangements so when the time comes there will be nothing more for your family to pay. We deliver all of the services ourselves including transport, care at our mortuary, cremation at one of our crematoriums and the return of the ashes. Our caring team is there to offer support throughout with both paperwork and making the arrangements.

The Westerleigh Group are the parent company of Distinct Cremations. Together, we are one of the UK’s largest cremation providers. The Westerleigh Group have owned and managed a network of private crematoria within the UK for over 30 years.

Our funeral plan was rated 5 star by Fairer Finance, a leading independent reviewer of consumer finance.

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

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

"Treated very kindly and sympathetically while sorting out a funeral.

It's not a nice thing to have to do, but lots of support was given. The whole thing was easy to sort and even good value for money"

Excellent throughout the process and service

Dale 17/06/24

The service I received was first class...from start to finish ,distinct were superb in the way they handled everything...I will have no hesitation to signing... Read more

Vincent George Price 08/06/24

Very good l had answers to all my questions

Anonymous 06/06/24

first class

Anonymous 30/05/24

Excellent communication, very helpful and we got just what we wanted in a service. Highly recommended and we will use again. Mark Oliver

Mark Stephen Oliver 21/05/24

Excellent customer service. . A special mention to Kerrie who was so helpful, she talked me through the process and ensured everything went smoothly. She... Read more

Nalan Senverdi 20/05/24

Service very efficient, and comprehensive. Understandably, you "chased me up" when there was a delay in my response to place an order, but this... Read more

Anonymous 02/05/24

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

Anonymous 24/04/24

Excellent. Professional, sympathetic and helpful

Diana 17/04/24

This is a good company, the cremation was dealt with very smoothly without any problems. The staff were very courteous and professional throughout. Everything... Read more

Wendy H 08/04/24
Feefo independent service review 5 star