Direct cremation in Aldridge at a low cost

Looking for a simple cremation in Aldridge? Our Aldridge direct cremation services start from just £1,099 and are delivered with compassion and care.

Mercia Forest Crematorium, Broad Lane, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2RJ
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Our respectful and dignified Aldridge direct cremations give you a choice between an attended cremation or a cremation without mourners present. Direct cremation costs less than an attended service and gives the flexibility for families to hold a separate memorial at a more convenient or meaningful time and location.

Alternatively, our attended cremations allow you and your loved ones to say goodbye in a more traditional way.

Our Aldridge direct cremations support you at all stages of the process. We collect and care for the deceased, arrange the cremation and scatter or personally deliver ashes back depending on your preference. As part of the Westerleigh Group, our Mercia Forest Crematorium is located just 5.8 miles from Aldridge.

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

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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 £1,099

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.

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

5.8 miles from Aldridge
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.

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There are many meaningful locations in and around Aldridge 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.

River In Green Park

Scattering ashes in nature

A popular way to scatter ashes is in a local park or green space that your loved one visited regularly throughout their life. When choosing the most meaningful spot in Aldridge, you may like to consider the nearby Anchor Meadow or a local nature reserve like Cuckoo’s Nook.

Family Walking By Canal

Scattering ashes over water

If the idea of scattering your loved one’s ashes over water is what appeals to you most, there are several bodies of water around Aldridge to consider. Daw End Branch flows to the west of Aldridge town centre and just a little further afield are The Swag and Swan Pool lakes.

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Scattering ashes somewhere meaningful

You might like to choose a sentimental location to feel close to your loved one whilst you scatter their ashes. For example, if your family member or friend was a sports fan, you could ask permission to scatter their ashes at Red Star Athletic Football Club or Druid’s Heath Golf Club.

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

Aldridge Church Centre

A local church centre can provide a respectful venue for your wake without high costs. Aldridge Church Centre has two function rooms and a kitchen onsite so you can bring your friends and family together to share food and treasured memories of your loved one.

Fairlawns Hotel and Spa

For a wake with a touch of luxury, you may like to hold your celebration of your loved one’s life at a high-end hotel like Fairlawns Hotel and Spa. Fairlawns is an experienced wake venue and offers a variety of menus and event spaces to accommodate between 20 and 180 people.

Aldridge Compass Suites

Another local wake option in the Aldridge area is Aldridge Compass Suites which is centrally located just five minutes’ walk from Aldridge High Street. The venue has three different function rooms with capacity for guests ranging from 50 to 150 people.

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 Aldridge’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 Aldridge 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 Aldridge 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 Aldridge 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 Aldridge 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 Aldridge. 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 Aldridge direct cremation services, give us a call on 01543 212000. Our lines are open 24/7.

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