Leicester direct cremations

At Distinct Cremations, we specialise in direct cremation funerals, providing for those whose loved one has passed or is near to passing, and for those looking to plan for the future with a prepaid funeral plan. Our services start from just £1,199 for those looking to arrange a funeral today or in the very near future, and £1,699 for those looking for a prepaid funeral plan.

Funerals no longer have to be traditional affairs. You and your loved ones have the opportunity to say goodbye in whichever way you please by choosing a type of funeral that suits you.

At Distinct Cremations, our no fuss, direct cremations are carried out with dignity, respect and compassion. That's why our customers have rated our services 4.9/5 stars on Feefo.

Should you need any guidance or you'd like to ask a question, our caring and compassionate customer service specialists are here for you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01543 211 997. We're only ever one phone call away.

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Distinct Cremations

We’re here for you whether you are looking for our direct cremation services today or planning for tomorrow.

Find our 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.

 

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.

Increasingly, people are choosing an unattended funeral, otherwise known as a direct cremation, instead of a more elaborate service.

This cremation only funeral option allows for a more flexible and personal remembrance. The steps below let you know what to expect from our service.

Call us

We're here for you 24/7. You can call us on 01543 212000 before a passing to give you and your loved ones time to prepare or you can call us when the time comes. All we need from you is some basic information to get things moving.

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Collection

Our caring team will collect the deceased from anywhere in the UK mainland, whether your loved one is at home, in a care home or at a hospital. The deceased will then be taken to our professional mortuary facilities before cremation.

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Preparation

We will prepare your loved one for cremation, bathe them, remove any artificial items and dress your loved one upon request. We will then lay them to rest in the coffin, transport them to the crematorium and we will inform you of the date of cremation.

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Cremation

The cremation will take place at one of our 40 crematoriums in the UK. The body is taken through the front door, rested on the catafalque while a song of your choice is played or a moment of silence is respected, then the cremation takes place.

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Ashes

The ashes will be hand-delivered back to you within 14 days or scattered in the garden of remembrance upon request. You may then like to arrange a memorial service or celebration of life to commemorate the life of your loved one.

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Distinct Cremations

8.2 miles from Leicester
Great Glen Crematorium London Road, Great Glen, LE8 9DJ

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Nearby Locations

Our funeral services are also available to all those in the surrounding areas and across mainland UK. Wherever you are, you can feel reassured that your loved ones will be professionally and compassionately looked after.

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There are many meaningful locations in and around Tyseley for scattering ashes once they have been hand-delivered back.

However, please note before you do so that you must gain permission from the landowner or local authority first.

Family On Bridge Over River

Scattering ashes over water

There are scenic waterways and canals throughout Leicester. You may choose to scatter ashes along the riverbanks or at a canal-side location, such as the Leicester Navigation or the Grand Union Canal.

Family Walking In Fields

Scattering ashes in nature

Leicester has several beautiful parks that can provide a serene environment for scattering ashes including Abbey Park, Victoria Park, Bradgate Park, or Castle Gardens which offer natural beauty and a peaceful atmosphere.

Interior Of A Rustic Pub

Scattering ashes somewhere meaningful

You may consider scattering ashes at a place that held special significance for your loved one. It could be a personal property, the local pub, or a location associated with their cherished memories in Leicester.

With a direct cremation, you have the freedom to arrange a personal memorial service of your choosing in your own time. Places that may be suited to your memorial service include church halls, village or town halls, sports or social clubs, pubs, restaurants and hotels.

Leicester City football club

As a football club, Leicester City may have memorabilia that can be incorporated into the wake or memorial service creating a meaningful display related to the deceased's connection with the club.

St Barnabas Community Centre

St Barnabas Community Centre is known for its warm and inclusive atmosphere and holding a wake or memorial service in such a community-oriented space can provide a comforting environment to share memories.

The Belmont Hotel

Holding a wake or memorial service at The Belmont Hotel in Leicester can provide a comfortable and elegant which offers both function rooms for the service and accommodation for the guests.

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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Distinct Cremations leave out the funeral fuss and needless extras but leave in great service and a wonderfully caring attitude. That’s why my instinct is Distinct.

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One of Leicester’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

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

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At Distinct Cremations we offer an alternative to a traditional funeral director. Our Leicester direct cremation services can be arranged entirely from the comfort of your own home. Our empathetic and respectful team can support you in arranging a direct cremation over the phone and help you fill out all necessary paperwork.

Unlike a traditional funeral, a direct cremation is simple, fuss free and low cost. As a direct cremation is an unattended funeral service your family and friends can come together at a different time in a more personal and meaningful place to share memories of your loved one and pay their respects.

If you would like to arrange a direct cremation in Leicester for yourself in the future or you know you will be responsible for planning someone else's funeral, you can also arrange a direct cremation in advance with a direct cremation funeral plan. As well as providing direct cremation services at the time of need, we also offer the option to set up a Unattended Direct Cremation Plan.

A Leicester direct cremation is an unattended cremation without a conventional funeral service. Choosing a direct cremation funeral gives you the freedom to hold a celebration of your loved one's life at a place which has personal significance and takes away the time pressure so you can plan a memorial in exactly the way you would like.

Some alternatives to a traditional funeral are taking a walk to scatter ashes, having a family meal, holding an event at home or at a local venue or something to reflect your loved one's unique hobbies and interests.

Choosing a direct cremation in Leicester has a number of benefits. A direct cremation is an unattended funeral service. It is the most affordable funeral option and keeps planning the funeral simple. With a direct cremation you are free from traditional obligations, allowing your family to remember your loved one in a way that best represents them and their life.

Our friendly and experienced team can help you arrange a direct cremation in Leicester. We will support you through each stage of the process to help alleviate the stress of planning a funeral. To find out more information about our Leicester direct cremation services, give us a call on 01543 212000. Our lines are open 24/7.

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