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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.

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.

We provide several options for cremation services:

  • Direct cremation: This option includes cremation without any mourners or a service, starting at £1,199
  • Attended cremation: This option allows for up to 8 people to attend a 10-minute service starting at £1,599 or up to 20 people for a 20-minute service starting at £1,749.

For those planning ahead, we offer funeral plans:

  • Direct cremation plan: Arrange a future direct cremation without mourners or a service, starting at £1,699.
  • Attended cremation plan: Plan for a future attended cremation, including mourners and a service, starting at £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 filled 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 £1,199

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.


No fuss 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.

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

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Anon 30 May 2024
first class
Mark 21 May 2024
Excellent communication, very helpful and we got just what we wanted in a service. Highly recommended and we will use again. Mark Oliver
Anon 2 May 2024
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.
Anon 24 Apr 2024
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
Wendy 8 Apr 2024
This is a good company, the cremation was dealt with very smoothly without any problems. The staff were very courteous and professional throughout. Everything was explained over the phone and they were very patient answering my questions. The ashes were delivered on time to my door. Highly recommended.
Anon 7 Apr 2024
They gave a superb service, they were very professional from start to finish, but also friendly and empathetic too, at what was a very difficult time for myself and the family
Anon 6 Apr 2024
Dee was lovely and understanding and advice was easy to understand
Anon 5 Apr 2024
Very kind and helpful lady. She talked me through everything that I asked her about.
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Arranging a funeral with Distinct Cremations is simple. Contact us any time, and we’ll guide you through the process, from collecting the deceased to completing all necessary paperwork and arranging the cremation.

Absolutely. While fuss-free funerals focus on the cremation process, you have the freedom to organise a separate, **personalised memorial service at any time, allowing you to celebrate your loved one's life in a way that's meaningful to you.

Yes, as long you are over 18 you can take out a prepaid funeral plan for a direct cremation. A prepaid direct cremation plan is an agreement set up between you and your funeral provider. The funeral can be chosen and paid for in advance, providing a straightforward way to organise your future and ensuring a direct cremation for you when the time comes.

At Distinct Cremations, we ask no medical questions and there are no screenings. You can see more on our funeral plans page.

Our no fuss funerals start at £1,199 for a direct cremation without mourners or a service. Attended cremations begin at £1,599 for up to 8 people attending a 10-minute service. Prices vary based on the service options you choose.

A no fuss funeral, such as a direct cremation, is ideal for those who prefer simplicity and focus on the essentials. It offers a dignified farewell without the traditional ceremony and procession. It's a stress-free option that provides the flexibility to arrange a more personal send off at a later date.

You have a choice. You can either have the ashes personally hand delivered within 14 days or scattered in the garden of rememberance at the crematorium.

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