What a cremation with Distinct Cremations looks like

With Distinct, all our services are carried out with dignity and respect, whether your loved one is having an attended or unattended funeral. Below is a step-by-step process of exactly what happens with a video showing what a cremation with Distinct Cremations looks like.

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Transporting the deceased to the crematorium

On the day of the cremation, our experienced funeral team will transport your loved one from our mortuary facilities in Cannock to the crematorium in a private ambulance.

Your loved one is escorted through the front door

Once at the crematorium, the coffin will be carried through the main entrance of the crematorium and laid to rest on the catafalque beside a photo of your loved one, if you wish. Our team will respectfully bow, step back and allow the service to take place.

The Service - Unattended Cremation

With our unattended cremation, you can have a piece of music played for the deceased before the cremation takes place or you can allow a moment of silence to be observed. You can also have the service recorded if you wish.

The Service - Attended Cremation

Our attended cremation lasts for 20 minutes. Once the service begins, you may want to play a piece of music or deliver a eulogy. We also have the capability to play a slide show of images on a large screen. You have the freedom to arrange the service how you'd like.

The curtain is pulled across and cremation takes place

After the short service, the curtain is drawn in front of the coffin and the cremation will take place. Within 14 days of the cremation, the ashes will be hand-delivered to your family.

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

Not only are our 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.

Each and every unattended and attended service that my team carry out is treated with the same level of dignity and respect.

Alex Moore

Operations Manager

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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.

"I can't recommend Distinct Cremations enough. I felt like my hand was held throughout the entire process. A wonderful team. Look no further than Distinct Cremations, first class! Credit to Grace J and colleagues. Thank you."

"When you receive news of a loved family member in time of need or passing, the worries of many things arise. Consider contacting Distinct Cremations. My personal experience has been positive, in that their professional support had helped to provide a dignified service & cremation for the family to attend. They explained clearly what was available & when it would be able at the time of contact & positive communication throughout. They were recommended I've chosen to say thank you."

"Great service and easy to fill in forms. Everything you need to take care of my unattended funeral leaving the family to celebrate my life with everything taken care of by Distinct Cremations."

"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."

"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 were very impressed with the service provided by Distinct Cremations from start to finish. All the people who dealt with Dad's cremation were kind and compassionate, particularly Alice who took our initial call, and Stephen who handled things from then on. They kept us informed about developments every step of the way and made us feel welcome to ask if ever we had any queries. The whole process was carried out in a professional yet sympathetic way. Would definitely recommend these people if you are considering a direct cremation for your loved one.”

“Exceptional service, everything was taken care of by kind and considerate staff making a very difficult time easier to bear by removing the stress of organising and planning a funeral. We can now plan how to celebrate my father's life together as a family and at a time of our choosing. Everything was taken care of with the staff involved keeping me informed at every stage, they made me feel that Dad was being cared for.”