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A simple cremation is a farewell that is stripped back to the essentials, free of tradition, a procession, pomp and ceremony. With Distinct Cremations, you can have an unattended simple cremation or a cremation with mourners present.

What is a simple cremation?

A simple cremation is a low cost cremation for those looking for a farewell free of pomp and tradition. A farewell that is inclusive of the essentials, but nothing more.

Simple cremations include all the basics such as the collection of the deceased, the cremation itself and the return of the ashes, but they remove all the formalities such as the procession and ceremony.

At Distinct Cremations, we offer three types of simple cremations:

Call us on 01543 211 997 to speak to our compassionate team about our options for simple cremations today. We're here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are planning a funeral for yourself or someone else ahead of time we also offer pre-paid funeral plans.

What is included in a simple cremation?

  • 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 simple cremation?

  • A funeral service or 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 first-class simple cremations fulfilled with care and compassion.

Find our low cost cremation 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.


Simple cremation 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

What does a simple cremation mean?

A simple cremation can mean different things to different people. It can be attended or an unattended funeral, it can include a service or not include a service. But one common theme is that a simple cremation includes little more than the essentials.

That means there is no procession, no limousine and no hearse. Instead, at our simple cremations, the coffin is taken to the crematorium via a private ambulance and rested on the catafalque by the funeral team.

The same care, dignity and compassion is dutifully carried out by the team from collection right through to the return of the ashes. But there are no frills and no extravagance. Just a low stress, no fuss funeral which costs on average 71% less*** than a traditional funeral cremation.

*** 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

Distinct Cremations

Arranging a simple cremation 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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Werner 12 Jul 2024
Friendly, pulite and simply SUPER
Nikki 10 Jul 2024
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.
Anon 27 Jun 2024
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.
John 27 Jun 2024
It was polite, patient and thorough. i was given as much time as I needed to reach a decision.Completely
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
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