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We're here to deliver a direct cremation with compassion and care for you and all those in Shard End and the surrounding areas from just £1,199.

At Distinct Cremations we offer one of the highest quality direct cremation services of any specialist direct cremation provider in the UK. We deliver a simplified approach where all the essentials are taken care of and our low cost direct cremations in Shard End help to relieve the financial pressure at an already stressful time.

Starting from just £1,199, our affordable direct cremation services ensure you can arrange a dignified and meaningful farewell for a loved one. As part of the Westerleigh Group, we have 40 crematoriums throughout England, Scotland and Wales. This includes Mercia Forest Crematorium located 15.7 miles from Shard End.

Arrange a funeral today by calling our compassionate and experienced customer service team on 01543 212000. We're here for you 24/7.

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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

15.7 miles from Shard End
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 Shard End 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

The sights and sounds of nature can provide a calm and soothing environment to scatter ashes. In the local Shard End area, there are a number of tranquil parks that may be suited for scattering ashes including Brook Meadow Public Open Space and Glebe Farm Recreation Ground.

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Scattering ashes over water

Shard End Lake is a lovely spot just by Shard End to scatter ashes for those looking to scatter by or near water. The River Cole also runs right by Shard End which has a number of lovely places to scatter ashes beside the tranquillity of the water.

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Scattering ashes somewhere meaningful

Some venues in the local Shard End area may have more sentimental value for you than others. For those close to their community, The Raven or The Crown may be a perfect venue to scatter ashes or even host a memorial service.

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 Shard End that may be suited to your memorial service include church halls, village or town halls, sports or social clubs, pubs, restaurants or hotels.

The Crown

The Crown is a popular members club in Shard End which has a range of rooms and facilities which make this a perfect venue for a memorial service, especially for those who were close to the community in Shard End.

Aylesford Hall

Aylesford Hall is a small venue in Shard End run by volunteers which is available to hire throughout the week, and is perfect for those looking for a little intimate affair together with their nearest and dearest.

Welcome Change Community Centre & Cafe

Welcome Change Community Centre & Cafe has a large hall with a wooden floor and kitchen facilities, which is an ideal venue for a memorial service or wake.

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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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
Wendy 8 Apr 2024
This is a good company, the cremation was dealt with very smoothly without any problems. The staff were very courteous and professional throughout. Everything was explained over the phone and they were very patient answering my questions. The ashes were delivered on time to my door. Highly recommended.
Anon 7 Apr 2024
They gave a superb service, they were very professional from start to finish, but also friendly and empathetic too, at what was a very difficult time for myself and the family
Anon 6 Apr 2024
Dee was lovely and understanding and advice was easy to understand
Anon 5 Apr 2024
Very kind and helpful lady. She talked me through everything that I asked her about.
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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 Shard End’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 Shard End 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 Shard End 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 Shard End 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 Shard End 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 Shard End. 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 Shard End direct cremation services, give us a call on 01543 212000. Our lines are open 24/7.

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