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Arrange a Shenstone direct cremation which is a cremation without attendees from just £1,199 or arrange a low cost cremation attended by loved ones if you prefer.

A direct cremation is a funeral without mourners in attendance. Choosing a Shenstone direct cremation saves money on funeral costs and lets a loved one be commemorated in a personal place that suits your family instead. This means there is less time pressure to make arrangements. For those who want mourners present at the cremation, we can also arrange an attended funeral for you.

We are part of the Westerleigh Group who have 40 crematoriums across mainland UK. Mercia Forest Crematorium is located just 9.4 miles from Shenstone. A no fuss cremation with Distinct Cremations prioritises care and respect just the same as a traditional funeral but in a much more cost-effective way.

Our caring and compassionate team are on hand to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any questions at all about direct cremation, please call 01543 212000.

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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

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

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Nearby Locations

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.

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There are many meaningful locations in and around Shenstone 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.

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Scattering ashes in nature

Shenstone is home to a number of parks within walking distance where ashes can be scattered including Shenstone Park, Footherley Moore, Hill Hook Nature Reserve and Vesey Park

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Scattering ashes over water

There are two narrow rivers that run right beside Shenstone. Crane Brook and Footherley Brook both offer peaceful and scenic spots which would be a perfect spot to scatter ashes.

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Scattering ashes somewhere meaningful

Shenstone is home to a few historic sights which may have been meaningful to the deceased such as the Old Church Tower or for those who were veterans, the War Memorial.

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

Cooper Room

The Cooper Room community centre in Shenstone has a good sized room available for hire which has a stage at one end which could host a band or DJ if you were looking for a more upbeat type of memorial service.

St John's Church Hall

For those who are Christian, St John's Church has a hall which has a kitchen, toilet facilities, a car park and a good sized room which is available to hire for events like a memorial service. For those who are Methodist, Trinity Methodist Hall also offers similar facilities.

The Village Hall

The Village Hall in Shenstone offers two rooms that are available for hire, with a large room and a separate lounge area which both have access to kitchen facilities and toilets. The large room has a stage at one end for those who would like to use it.

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 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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At Distinct Cremations we offer an alternative to a traditional funeral director. Our Shenstone 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 Shenstone 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 Shenstone 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 Shenstone 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 Shenstone. 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 Shenstone direct cremation services, give us a call on 01543 212000. Our lines are open 24/7.

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