Funeral services delivered with care in Shenstone

At Mercia Forest Crematorium, just 9 miles from Shenstone, we're here to deliver a funeral service with care and compassion from just £1,099.

Mercia Forest Crematorium, Broad Lane, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2RJ
The UK’s largest independent cremation services provider
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A caring and attentive team here for you and your family 24/7
Nationwide funeral provider operating throughout mainland UK

We understand how difficult it can be to arrange a funeral. At Distinct Cremations, we are specialists in direct cremations, an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral, without compromise.

We're focused on taking the stress away from your family, making the process as easy and straightforward as possible.

We are part of the Westerleigh Group and we have 40 crematoriums located through England, Scotland and Wales. This includes Mercia Forest Crematorium, which is located just 9 miles from Shenstone, which helps to serve those in Lichfield, Streetly, Chasetown, Brownhills, Burntwood, Sutton Coldfield and all the surrounding areas in and around Birmingham.

If you need to organise a funeral now, you can organise a Shenstone direct cremation we are open 24/7 and will make all the arrangements from taking the deceased into our care and completing all the paperwork.

Planning for the future? Our specialists will be on hand to help get your plan in place or answer any questions you may have. View our Shenstone funeral plans. Or call us today on 01543 212000 to get your arrangements in place.

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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 £1,099

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 £18.79** 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 £2,349.80 and includes administration fees.

Low Cost Funerals In Shenstone

Our Shenstone funeral services take place at Mercia Forest Crematorium which is a 25 minute drive from Shenstone Village Hall, Barnes Rd, Shenstone, Lichfield WS14 0LT.

To arrange a funeral, call our compassionate team on 01543 211997

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9.4 miles from Shenstone
Mercia Forest Crematorium Broad Lane, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2RJ

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Our Wolverhampton 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.

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.

"Smooth and straightforward purchase with plenty of contact and feedback."

“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. Ty to all the teams involved"

"Quick and easy to arrange. Very good value. The information pack arrived days after I made my enquiry. It was so easy to arrange the plan that I wanted. The follow up call was very reassuring. I am very happy with the service provided."

"Already recommended to other family members. Easy to access and apply for a plan at a good price, and even better, in 20 years time there will be no additional cost. It's not a subject that anyone wants to think about but now I have it sorted it has given me peace of mind knowing my family won't have the worry or cost when that time comes, now I can forget it and enjoy many more years, highly recommended. Hassle free application that was completed in minutes but I'm not planning on using this plan anytime soon!!"

"I was very pleased with the prompt efficient service that I got, everything was explained to me, and the paperwork was easy to understand, and there was no pressure put on me for a decision. I would most certainly recommended this company for price and efficiency."

“Happy with everything. We were well pleased with the consultant Sarah Mills she was very helpful and made us feel very confident that we were doing the right thing about our funeral plan."

"Positive without being pushy. Easy to understand the scheme, helpful brochure and a realistic price. The staff I contacted were polite and professional. Great value. An ideal alternative for those of us who don't want a lot of fuss."

"I talked to the people at Distinct Cremations. They told me these days many of us don’t want to spend large sums of money on an elaborate funeral."

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One of Shenstone’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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If you are struggling to afford the costs of a funeral, you could be eligible for a Funeral Expenses Payment from the government to help you pay.

If you are not eligible for this financial help but would like low cost funeral services in Shenstone, our simple cremation funerals prioritise affordability without compromising on care. Our direct cremation funerals without attendees are available from just £1,099. Alternatively, if you and your family would like the tradition of saying a final goodbye, our attended cremation services costs from £1,499.

The most affordable funeral option available is a direct cremation funeral. This is a cremation that takes place without any mourners present. Our respectful direct cremation funeral services in Shenstone start from just £1,099. Prior to the cremation, the coffin is rested in the chapel with a chapel attendant present and a chosen piece of music can be played. The cremation then takes place and the ashes are personally returned to the preferred family member or friend.

If you are planning ahead for your own funeral, our Unattended Direct Cremation Plan for £1,699 is also available to those in the Shenstone area. You can pay for this funeral plan upfront or flexibly in instalments if you would like to spread the cost.

Our Shenstone funeral services let you arrange a funeral from your own home. You can research and choose the funeral option that suits you best on our website, then give our experienced and empathetic team a call on 01543 212000. Whilst our funerals can be arranged without needing to visit any physical premises, we have a nationwide network of 40 crematoriums so can provide flexibility in where our attended cremations are held.

Many of the traditional costs and formalities of a funeral are not necessary and can be removed in favour of a simple funeral. Our funeral services in Shenstone offer compassion at a low cost. For those looking for a funeral without fuss, direct cremation is the simplest option as it is a completely unattended service. Our direct cremation starts from just £1,099. Or if you and your family would like to be present at your loved one's funeral service, our attended cremations from £1,499 are pared back to the essential funeral elements and carried out with the utmost respect.

When you begin researching funeral services in Shenstone you may find the prices are higher than you expected. It's important to remember that a meaningful and personal send-off does not need to be expensive, adhere to tradition or contain any pomp and ceremony.

At Distinct Cremations, we offer simple, fuss-free Shenstone funeral services so you can avoid paying for costs associated with a funeral that you may not want. For example, we transport the deceased in our own private ambulances so you don't have to hire costly hearses or limousines. We also provide simple and respectful coffins and ashes containers rather than ornate options which can be expensive.

Our most affordable Unattended Cremation service starts from just £1,099 and takes place without mourners present so you can say goodbye to your loved one in your own time in a way that reflects their life instead. Or if you would like to be present at the cremation to pay your respects, our Private Cremation costs from £1,499.

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