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Our funeral plans in Small Heath are simple to set up and give you the flexibility to pay in a way that suits you from just £1,699.

A funeral plan takes the organisational burden away from your loved ones and can save you money. Since 2004, in the midlands including the Small Heath area, funeral costs have risen by 89%.* Once you've set up your funeral plan or a plan for someone else with us the price is fixed so you won't have to pay any extra should costs continue to rise in future.

Mercia Forest Crematorium is located just 10.7 miles from Small Heath but our prepayment funeral plans cover the whole of mainland UK. We are part of the Westerleigh Group which has 40 crematoriums in total. If you or the person covered by the funeral plan moved house in future, the funeral plan you've set up would still be able to be carried out as agreed.

Give us a call to set up your plan or for friendly guidance about our options on 01543 211997.

* Increase is based on the average cost of a funeral in the East & West Midlands in 2004 (£2,061, SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2015) and in 2022 (£3,892, SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2023, sunlife.co.uk/funeral-plans)

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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.

Distinct Cremations

10.7 miles from Small Heath
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.

Distinct Cremations

At Distinct Cremations, you can look at our funeral as a funeral of two parts. First, there is the cremation itself, where we take care of collecting the deceased, carrying out the cremation, personally returning the ashes and making things as fuss and stress-free for the family as possible. Secondly, there is the memorial service or celebration which the family organise where loved ones gather at a separate time to commemorate the deceased.

With our direct cremation funeral plans, we take the stress away from the process allowing the family to say goodbye when they want, where they want and how they want. Here are some places in Small Heath where you could consider having your memorial service.

A pub or bar

Traditional Old British Pub

For those who loved a trip to their local, The Shannons Small, the Cricketers Arms or the Roost are three great pubs that can host a memorial service. Whether it's just for close family and friends, or for a large group, all three pubs will be able to accommodate.

A local venue

Beer On Table In Pub

Noshahi Kashmir Civic Centre has two function rooms that are available to hire throughout the week and can accommodate very large up groups of 400 people. This may be the perfect spot for someone who was close to the Small Heath community and is looking for a large celebration.

A meaningful location

Flowers In A Field

For those who are religious, there are a number of venues close to Small Heath including Small Heath Baptist Church, The Living Well Church and Arrahma Islamic Centre which all may be able to host a memorial service.

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 Small Heath’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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When taking out one of our Small Heath funeral plans, it's completely understandable to want the security that your money is being looked after and the assurance that your funeral will go ahead. Distinct Funeral Plans Limited (DFPL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). See our Keeping Your Money Safe page for full information about how we keep our funeral plans safe.

We offer two options for basic funeral plans in Small Heath. Our Unattended Direct Cremation Plan costs just £1,699 and provides a simple cremation that does not have any mourners present. Choosing this option allows your life to be celebrated in an alternative way without being limited by tradition. If you would prefer a more conventional funeral, our Intimate Cremation Plan is an attended cremation service and costs £2,099.

There are a number of different Small Heath funeral plans that could suit your personal funeral wishes. At Distinct Cremations, we specialise in simple, respectful low cost cremation funerals including direct cremation. Our Unattended Direct Cremation Plan is available for £1,699 for those who would like their cremation to be carried out without attendees. Our Intimate Cremation Plan is available for £2,099 and includes a 10 minute service for 8 mourners. Our Private Cremation Plan is available for £2,299 and includes a 20 minute service for 20 mourners. Lastly, our Simple Funeral Plan includes a full length celebrant-led cremation service with no restrictions on the number of attendees.

A direct cremation funeral plan lets you choose and pay for an unattended funeral ahead of time. Planning your own funeral protects your family from funeral costs and ensures your wishes are known for the type of funeral you'd like. If you know you'll be the one making funeral arrangements for someone else in future, you can take out a funeral plan for them for peace of mind.

When the time comes we'll carry out every part of the process and deliver the ashes to your family at no extra cost. Our funeral plans include cremation, fees, collection, care, return of the ashes and much more. For full details of what is and is not covered with our different funeral plan options, please read our price list and terms & conditions.

We offer a number of different ways to pay for our funeral plans in Small Heath. For those who prefer to pay in full, we offer the option to pay upfront in a single payment. Or if you would rather split the cost of the payments so you're not paying as much in one go, we also offer the flexibility of paying in monthly instalments over 1, 5 or 10 years.

Yes, it is possible to plan your own funeral and doing so has a number of benefits. With our Small Heath funeral plans, you can pay for your funeral in advance to relieve your family of the financial burden when the time comes. Funeral planning ahead of time also gives you and your family peace of mind about what will happen and leaves no uncertainty about your wishes. Once your funeral plan in Small Heath is set up the price is set so you are protected from any future rises in funeral costs.

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