No fuss funerals delivered with care

A no fuss funeral is a funeral stripped back to its essentials. It's a no frills funeral without a procession, hearses and limousines, and can be delivered with or without a service or mourners.

One of the UK’s largest cremation service providers
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A caring and attentive team here for you and your family 24/7
Nationwide provider operating throughout mainland UK

What is a no fuss funeral?

For those who've always liked to do things without fuss, a simple funeral is the perfect way to say goodbye.

Our no fuss funerals at Distinct Cremations include everything you'd expect from a funeral, with the exception of a funeral procession and its associated traditions. And most importantly, they don't compromise on quality.

With Distinct Cremations, the funeral will include collection of the deceased from our compassionate team, full care at our state-of-the-art mortuary facilities, the provision of a simple coffin, the funeral cremation itself and hand-delivery of the ashes. Our no fuss funerals can also be delivered with or without a service.

Our direct cremation is without mourners and a service - this costs £1,099. For our Unattended Direct Cremation Plan the cost is £1,699.

Our attended cremation is inclusive of up to either 8 people attending a 10 minute service from just £1,499 or 20 people attending a 20 minute service from just £1,649. For our Small Attended Cremation Plans, the cost is from £2,099.

What is included in a no fuss funeral?

  • An unattended cremation or an attended 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 & pacemakers
  • Respectful cremation at one of our crematoria
  • Ashes scattered in the garden of remembrance or hand delivered within 14 days

What isn't included in a no fuss funeral?

  • A funeral procession
  • Embalming
  • Viewing of the deceased
  • Special requests such as memorials, flowers, catering or obituaries
Distinct Cremations

Whether your loved one has died or you’re planning for the future, we’re on hand to deliver a first-class, no frills service fulfilled with care and compassion.

Find our low cost, no frills funeral services below or alternatively you can view our price list or our CMA standardised price list..

Arrange a funeral

From £1,099

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.


No fuss funeral plans

From £1,699 or £18.79** 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 £2,349.80 and includes administration fees.

Get in touch with us today

Whether you're wanting to arrange a funeral today, interested in funeral plans, or looking for something else, our customer service specialists are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

Call on 01543 212 000

No fuss funerals are rising in popularity

For family and friends who're looking to say goodbye to loved ones who've passed away, no fuss funerals have seen a distinct rise in popularity as they're much more affordable funerals to hold compared to traditional cremations.

During the pandemic, having a large congregation for a funeral wasn't allowed due to the restrictions on social gatherings. With mourner numbers being kept to a minimum, this brought knowledge and interest in no fuss cremations to the forefront of people's minds as an alternative to a traditional funeral.

Indeed, the increase in popularity has been sharp. In 2019, just 3% of people favoured a no fuss cremations. In 2023, 20% of people favoured no fuss direct cremation.***

*** SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2024,

Distinct Cremations

Arranging an unattended funeral with Distinct Cremations is straightforward. If you need any help, our customer service specialists are available 24/7 for any of your questions.

1. Call us

You can call us any time of the day, 365 days a year, and we will collect the deceased from the place of death and bring them into our care.

Call on 01543 212 000

2. Paperwork guidance

Whilst we care for the deceased, our customer service specialists will contact the family to book the cremation and complete all the paperwork.

Our care for the deceased

3. Cremation and ashes

We will tell you the date of the cremation. The deceased's ashes then can then be returned to you at no extra cost.

Hand delivery of the ashes

One of the UK’s best value direct cremation services, delivered with a caring and compassionate heart

Not only are our low cost funerals carried out with love and care, but we also offer one of the UK’s best value services.

From your very first phone call, right through to the hand delivery of the ashes, you can rest assured that you will be in the most caring and attentive hands with Distinct Cremations.

Our caring team are here 24/7 to support you through the most difficult of times

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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 or purchased a funeral plan through Distinct Cremations.

"Smooth and straightforward purchase with plenty of contact and feedback."

“Easy to use and very helpful. Very easy to use their services and always called with updates. Sorry to say I've had to use their services twice now and I've already booked my own service. On both times I've used this service I've been kept informed by calls to everything going on. All my requests were made to feel like no trouble whatsoever, happy to help attitude made what was a very emotional time pass with no problems. Ty to all the teams involved"

"Quick and easy to arrange. Very good value. The information pack arrived days after I made my enquiry. It was so easy to arrange the plan that I wanted. The follow up call was very reassuring. I am very happy with the service provided."

"Already recommended to other family members. Easy to access and apply for a plan at a good price, and even better, in 20 years time there will be no additional cost. It's not a subject that anyone wants to think about but now I have it sorted it has given me peace of mind knowing my family won't have the worry or cost when that time comes, now I can forget it and enjoy many more years, highly recommended. Hassle free application that was completed in minutes but I'm not planning on using this plan anytime soon!!"

"I was very pleased with the prompt efficient service that I got, everything was explained to me, and the paperwork was easy to understand, and there was no pressure put on me for a decision. I would most certainly recommended this company for price and efficiency."

“Happy with everything. We were well pleased with the consultant Sarah Mills she was very helpful and made us feel very confident that we were doing the right thing about our funeral plan."

"Positive without being pushy. Easy to understand the scheme, helpful brochure and a realistic price. The staff I contacted were polite and professional. Great value. An ideal alternative for those of us who don't want a lot of fuss."

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