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Our Private Cremation Plan could be the right funeral plan for you if you would like a simple, affordable and fuss free funeral, similar to a direct cremation but with mourners present. It includes everything in our Unattended Direct Cremation Plan plus a 20 minute service with up to 20 attendees.

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Our Private Cremation Plan

For those who like the idea of a direct cremation but wish they could see the coffin at the crematorium to pay their respects before the cremation, our Private Cremation Plan includes a 20 minute early morning service. Up to 20 people can attend to say goodbye, have a moment of quiet reflection and listen to a piece of music in honour of the deceased.

For those who would like to be respectfully cremated but not have any mourners in attendance, we also offer our Unattended Direct Cremation Plan. For a smaller service, our Intimate Cremation Plan includes a 10 minute service for up to 8 attendees.

Alternatively, if you would like a larger send off, our Simple Funeral Plan offers a full length celebrant-led service with no limits on the number of mourners in attendance. Whichever style of cremation you'd like, your instinct can be Distinct.

What's included from £2,299

  • Up to 20 attendees
  • A 20 minute family-led early morning service
  • Collection of the deceased 24/7 from anywhere in the UK mainland
  • Care at our state-of-the-art professional mortuary
  • Removal of pacemakers, artificial mechanisms and medical implants
  • Help with all legal and cremation paperwork
  • Doctor's fee
  • 24/7 support from our customer service team
  • Transport of the deceased via private ambulance
  • Preparation of the deceased for cremation
  • Respectful and dignified cremation at your choice of Westerleigh crematorium
  • Chapel attendant's presence and support
  • A simple coffin
  • Extra large coffin if required
  • Choice of 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
  • An option to Go Greener

What's not included

  • Viewing of the deceased
  • Funeral procession
  • Embalming
  • Celebrant or officiant's fees
  • A hearse or limousines
  • Cost of repatriation from outside mainland Great Britain
  • Special requests such as memorials, flowers, catering or obituaries
  • Any additional charges (such as VAT) passed to us due to changes in the law, tax rules or legislation that affect the way cremations are carried out

For full details of what is and is not covered, please read our funeral plan summary and terms and conditions.

For additional pricing information and a full list of our optional extras, please see our price list.

Please see our Intimate Cremation if you would like to arrange our attended funeral service straight away for a loved one who has passed.

Set up an Private Cremation Plan

Paying for a funeral ahead of time protects your family from rising funeral costs and unexpected funeral bills. If you’ve decided that a Private Cremation Plan is the funeral plan you would like to set up, start the process by filling out your details below.

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For more information about our Private Cremation Plan and other funeral plans, speak to our experienced Customer Service Specialists by calling 01543 211997.

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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Choose how to pay

You can pay for an Private Cremation Plan in one single payment or over 12 months. Acceptance is guaranteed if you are over 18 and there are no medical questions or upper age limits.

If you are aged between 50 & 74, you can also pay over 5 or 10 years for a lower monthly payment.

Single payment or over 12 months

  • Acceptance is guaranteed if you're over 18 years old with no upper age limit
  • Once full payment is made the services in the plan are 100% guaranteed
  • Money is transferred into the Distinct Funeral Plans Trust, independent of Distinct Cremations
  • If you pay over 12 months, you can add a deposit if you wish, and your monthly payments will be reduced accordingly
  • Receive all of your money back if you cancel within 30 days and your money back minus a £95 cancellation fee if you cancel after 30 days
  • Payments are fixed over 12 months protecting you from inflation and we do not add fees
  • The plan has to be paid in full before the cremation is guaranteed to be covered

Paying for a plan over 5 or 10 years

  • Acceptance is guaranteed for anyone aged between 50 & 74
  • Low monthly payments - depending on your age
  • Guaranteed to cover the costs in your plan after just 12 months, meaning that if you pass away before you have finished paying, your plan is guaranteed with no further payments required
  • Payments are fixed for the term protecting you from inflation
  • Full cover provided for accidental death from day one
  • Money-back guarantee if you decide to cancel in the first 12 months
  • You must continue to make your payments for the full period or to end of life if earlier, otherwise you will lose the benefit
  • You will pay more for your plan overall compared to paying with a single payment or spreading the cost over 12 months
  • If you cancel after 12 months of the plan start date, you will not receive any money back

Get your free guide now

Distinct Cremations are specialists in affordable and dignified farewells. Our free funeral plan guide explains how you can avoid the stress and expense of a traditional funeral.

The guide outlines what our low cost funeral plans include, the payment options available, how to take out a plan and what will be in your customer pack.

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How do prepaid funeral plans from Distinct Cremations work?

Distinct Cremations' low cost funeral plans are perfect for those looking to safeguard their future. A funeral plan removes the uncertainty around your wishes, relieves some of the pressure your loved ones may feel when arranging a funeral and is inclusive of all the essentials.

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 6 Mar 2024
Good follow up phone calls after mistake made on final certificate concerning my correct address .
Anon 19 Feb 2024
Easy to access Web site, phone call was answered quickly and operative was knowleleble and professional. Process was easy from start to completion and not pressured to take out the funeral plan.
Helen 19 Feb 2024
The person I spoke to (Dee) was very informative. She explained everything and made everything really easy.
Anon 12 Feb 2024
I would definitely recommend them. They are professional, friendly, good value for money, helpful, knowledgeable.
Lesley 8 Jan 2024
Very helpful on the phone and easy to fill out application forms online.
John 4 Jan 2024
Outstanding and helpful advice without pressure.. excellent value Cremation Plans.
Ray 9 Dec 2023
Excellent & quick service from beginning to end. I now have the peace of mind knowing my final wishes are arranged & paid for. This will make things easier for my family.
Elizabeth 28 Nov 2023
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Words from those who've used Distinct Cremations at their time of need

At Distinct Cremations, we take pride in providing a personal and dignified service for every single family who needs our services during their time of need.

Below are a selection of reviews from some of those families who've had a direct cremation or an attended cremation service carried out by Distinct Cremations.

Elizabeth Schonborn

"I have lost two dear friends in the past year that lived on their own like myself. The difference though is that they were totally alone in this world with no family and asked me if I would see that they got buried. In both cases I had to take care of everything suddenly as both were total unexpected deaths. The affordability is a big factor for me as I had to suddenly pay for these cremations. One does not want to talk money at times like this, but one has to be realistic. One died in hospital and the other was so sudden that there was a post mortem done. The help and support I received was phenomenal. In both cases my friends were fetched from where they were and it was all sorted by Distinct Cremations personnel themselves. I can only say that I have just paid for my own cremation too and feel very relieved that it would make things so much easier for my children that live all over the world. I can really recommend making a timely decision about what happens after you die. This will bring immense peace of mind to yourself and your loved ones that stay behind."

Robert Moran

"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. Thank you to all the teams involved."

Jane Harper

"This was our first experience of using a direct cremation service and we weren't sure what to expect. We were guided through the process by our own personal assistant who explained our options. Once we had made a decision on the type of service we wanted she advised us what we needed to do at every step of the way. She kept in regular contact to make sure we were happy and to answer any questions we had. The end-to-end service was very efficient and clearly explained by sensitive staff who were always available to answer any questions. We would highly recommend Distinct Cremations. We opted for a short attended service at the crematorium, which was perfect for our small family and gave us the opportunity to say our final goodbyes to Mum. We chose three songs and a recording to be played during our allotted time-slot. An attendant was present throughout, showing us into the chapel and remaining discreetly at the back during the service. We did not feel rushed and felt we could have stayed longer if we'd wanted. A couple of weeks later, Mum's ashes were delivered directly to our home, which was all part of the service provided by Distinct Cremations."

Samantha Helen Watts

"An amazing company. From my first contact with Maxine I have received the most considerate, kind, helpful and supportive service I could wish for. She has been there at every step, always ready to answer my questions and keep me informed of what is happening. A great service for those who want to have a celebration of life, without all the fuss of a normal funeral service."

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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