We understand how difficult it can be to arrange a funeral, whether you're organising a basic funeral or a simple cremation. At Distinct Cremations, we offer one of the best value direct cremations in Ward End giving you an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral, without compromise.
As part of the Westerleigh Group, one of the largest funeral and cremation providers in the UK, we have a national network of crematoria. We operate our direct cremations throughout all areas across the UK mainland including Ward End and our Mercia Forest Crematorium is just 14.6 miles away.
Should you need any guidance or you'd like to ask a question, our caring and compassionate customer service specialists are here for you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01543 212000. We're only ever one phone call away.
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
14.6 miles from Ward End
Mercia Forest Crematorium Broad Lane, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2RJ
There are many meaningful locations in and around Ward 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.
Ward End Park is a lovely open space which is home to a big boating lake and offers a number of beautiful, tranquil spots that would be perfect for scattering ashes.
The aforementioned boating lake may be a great spot at Ward End Park. Or not too far north is the Grand Union Canal, which has a number of lovely places to scatter ashes beside the water.
Ashes can also be scattered at a place that meant a lot to your loved one like Nettys Fox and Goose or by Brockhurst Playing Fields for those who were big into their sports within the local community.
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 Ward End that may be suited to your memorial service include church halls, village or town halls, sports or social clubs, pubs, restaurants or hotels.
Maitland Hall has a function room available to hire for memorial services, and also is home to three snooker tables, so for those looking for a more upbeat type of memorial service, this may be the ideal destination.
Ward End Social Club has a club room upstairs which can hired out upon request. The club may have been a regularly frequented venue by the deceased and may be a perfect venue for a memorial service.
Holding the memorial service in your own home has the benefit of being convenient, saving money and providing the perfect backdrop for reminiscing about the happy memories you shared with your loved one. You can ease the pressure of organising by asking family and friends to chip in.
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."
Sue Cook, TV Presenter
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
At Distinct Cremations we offer an alternative to a traditional funeral director. Our Ward 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 Ward 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 Ward 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 Ward 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 Ward 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 Ward End direct cremation services, give us a call on 01543 212000. Our lines are open 24/7.