Direct cremation Birmingham

Looking to arrange an unattended cremation? Our expert direct cremation services in Birmingham start from just £1,199 and include collection, care at our mortuary, a respectful cremation-only funeral and ashes scattered or returned by hand.

Waseley Hills Crematorium and Memorial Garden, Memorial Garden , New Inns Lane , Rubery, Birmingham, B45 9TS

Our direct cremation services are ideal if you're looking for a simple cremation in Birmingham. Choosing a low cost cremation without a ceremony gives you the freedom to respectfully mark the occasion in your own unique and individual way.

Our Waseley Hills Crematorium is located just 10 miles from Birmingham city centre and our Mercia Forest Crematorium is 14 miles away serving those in north Birmingham. Our no fuss cremations prioritise care and respect just the same as traditional funerals 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 .

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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 £1,199

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

10.2 miles from Birmingham
Waseley Hills Crematorium and Memorial Garden Memorial Garden , New Inns Lane , Rubery, Birmingham, B45 9TS

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Nearby Locations

Our Birmingham 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

Birmingham is well-known for its extensive canal network. With over 100 miles of canals to choose from you're sure to find the ideal scenic spot for scattering ashes over the water.

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Scattering ashes in nature

There are some beautiful parks in and around Birmingham like Cannon Hill Park or Lickey Hills Country Park which are ideal for taking a relaxing walk and scattering ashes.

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Scattering ashes somewhere meaningful

Scattering ashes in a sentimental location is always a popular choice. This could be a favourite fishing spot or for football fans the grounds of Aston Villa or Birmingham City.

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.

Edgbaston Cricket Stadium

Cricket fans can choose from a variety of different event spaces at Edgbaston Stadium with capacities ranging from 20-800 guests including banqueting suites, executive boxes and an outdoor terrace.

Stirchley Baths

A Stirchley Baths wake gives you the option to celebrate a loved one's life in a choice of five different sized event spaces with original Edwardian features at inexpensive hire prices.

Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham is one of Birmingham's unique architectural landmarks and offers an ideal wake location for book lovers with both relaxed outdoor spaces and literary-themed rooms.

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 purchased a funeral through Distinct Cremations.

From the very first phone call I felt things were going to be handled well. Kindness compassion and helpful ness were shown throughout. I was kept informed about all the details and the person delivering the ashes was so respectful and kind taking the time to ask about my husbands life. This is who will handle my cremation.
Received excellent service from Distinct Cremations. The passing of my stepfather was very distressing and emotional time for my family. David at DC kept us up to date with the arrangements, and talked us through each step of the plan, and kept the admin to a minimum. The cost of the Direct cremation was as advertised, which I found to be good value. Thank you everyone at DC.
Excellent service. Professional but still friendly considering the subject being discussed can be awkward for some people.
Very good very helpful customer service Price was very competitive overall very happy
Polite prompt friendly service
Great service, easy to arrange. Very friendly people
Very easy to set up.
Excellent service from Distinct Cremations. My contact was Kerry who was extremely efficient, polite, professional and thoughtful. Every step of my father's cremation was very well explained from start to finish with plenty of contact but only when required. Thank you for a smooth process. I have no issues at all with Distinct and my husband and I will be taking out a plan ourselves in the near future.
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"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 Birmingham’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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham. 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 Birmingham direct cremation services, give us a call on 01543 212000. Our lines are open 24/7.

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