Direct Cremation from £995

If you need to arrange a direct cremation today, an unattended Direct Cremation could be the right choice. A direct cremation is just a cremation without a funeral service. We will take care of all the funeral arrangements and keep you updated.
Call us 24/7 on 01543 212000
If you need to arrange a direct cremation today, an unattended Direct Cremation could be the right choice. A direct cremation is just a cremation without a funeral service. We will take care of all the funeral arrangements and keep you updated.
Call us 24/7 on 01543 212000

Why choose a Direct Cremation

A simple and affordable unattended funeral

An Unattended Direct Cremation. A Direct cremation is an alternative to a traditional funeral. Simply, a cremation without a funeral, there is no service or ceremony and no attendees - at Distinct Cremations we focus on providing simple, affordable direct cremations. Nothing more and nothing less. But simple doesn’t mean lower quality. It means taking a cremation back to its essentials – a dignified cremation in a high quality crematorium.

(If you would like to have people attend the cremation you can choose a small Private Cremation with up to 15 people or an Attended Cremation with as many attendees)

What's Included in a direct cremation

Collection and Care of The Deceased We have specialised funeral vehicles and trained drivers that will take the deceased to our professional mortuary where they will be prepared and dressed in a gown respectfully for the cremation.

24 hours, 7 days a Week Support For comfort and reassurance every family has a Personal Advisor to answer any questions. They will help make all the arrangements to pick up the deceased, keep you informed, complete the legal paperwork and give you a call on the day of the cremation.

A Simple Coffin A simple but good quality wood effect coffin is provided.

The Cremation The direct cremation will take place at one of our crematoria and a Personal Advisor will keep you informed.

Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance The ashes are carefully scattered in our remembrance gardens which are beautifully landscaped gardens. (Ashes can be returned by hand to you within 21 days for a cost of £75)

What is Not Included This is a simple direct cremation and there will be no viewing of the deceased, attendees, processions, hearses and flowers. Doctors certificate and removing pacemakers and artificial limbs will incur an additional cost - click here to view prices

At times the law or regulations change that we cannot foresee and we may have to pass these costs on. Prices are subject to review by Distinct Cremations. If at the point of application the service price has changed for any reason, we will advise you of this and there will be no obligation for you to continue.

If you would like to plan ahead and pay for your funeral in advance, you could check our prepaid cremation plans. Our Individual Cremation plan is suitable for those who would like to have a simple cremation without a funeral.

Just 3 steps

Call us


Call Us

Our advisors are here 24/7 to make all the arrangements to collect the deceased and help complete any paperwork.



Choose a Service

Choose how many people will attend the service or there is an option for an unattended cremation too.



The Cremation

If you have an attended cremation the Chapel Attendant will support you on the day. Ashes can either be scattered in the gardens or returned within 21 days.

Call Us on 01543 212000

A Distinct Reputation

Being part of the Westerleigh Group we have helped over 50,000 families a year and here is what a few of them have to say about us.

"Your staff truly are a wonderful team and it would be impossible to find fault with the service they provide, always made comfortable and at ease, no questions were made complicated and always answered in a polite and courteous manner. They truly are an asset to your organisation, you should be very proud."

"We would like to thank you most sincerely for all the care and support in organising a beautiful funeral for our mother. What would normally be a stressful time, was enjoyable and relaxing. Nothing was too much trouble as the team went over and above to ensure all our special requests with music and tributes were perfect. "

"Thanks so much for the wonderful ceremony that you organised for my dad. The venue was beautiful, we loved the view, birds and squirrel outside, the daffodil picture with dad’s name on the screen, the photo slide show, and the possibility to have the event live-streamed. It was watched by friends and family in UK, We felt it was a marvellous send off for dad."

"Your team did more than anybody could expect under the circumstances and we remain especially grateful for their kindness and consideration. I would like to add that the centre and its surrounding area clearly reflect the high standards you uphold."

Why Distinct Cremations?

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30 Years of Experience

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24/7 Help & Support at a Time of Loss

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National Network of Crematoria

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Outstanding Service Reviews

Frequently asked questions

As direct cremations are simple funerals we don't provide flowers. However, the family can make arrangements for flowers to be delivered to the crematorium directly should they wish.

The coffin is burned alongside the body of the deceased inside the cremator.

For our direct cremations we provide a simple MDF coffin, and for attended cremations we provide unvarnished veneered chipboard coffins.

On average it takes around two hours to cremate a body, but it can sometimes be longer or shorter in certain circumstances.

We’ll keep the deceased dressed in the same clothes they were wearing when they entered our care unless otherwise requested. If you’ve got a specific outfit you’d like them to wear, just let us know and provide it prior to the cremation.

While we can’t arrange the celebration for you we can provide advice and guidance if needed.