Private Cremations from £1,345

If you are organising a short basic funeral, a private direct cremation service may be the right choice. You can have up to 15 people attending and a 15 minute service, making this a simple and affordable option. We will manage all the funeral arrangements and paperwork.
Call us on 01543 212000
If you are organising a short basic funeral, a private direct cremation service may be the right choice. You can have up to 15 people attending and a 15 minute service, making this a simple and affordable option. We will manage all the funeral arrangements and paperwork.
Call us on 01543 212000

Why choose a Private Cremation

Arrange a Private Service and Cremation

A Private Direct Cremation. Arrange a simple low-cost private funeral. There are no processions, flowers, pallbearers and limousines- just a simple and affordable cremation service. Nothing more and nothing less. With a small private group of family and friends and short service you can remember your loved one with a dignified private cremation in a high-quality crematorium surrounded by beautiful grounds that you can choose to visit at any time.

If you would like more people to attend see our Attended Cremation Service.

What's Included in a private 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 funeral arrangements to pick up the deceased, keep you informed, complete the legal and cremation paperwork. On the day the Chapel Attendant will be there to support you and ensure everything is as you requested.

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

Attendance of up to 15 people at the Private Funeral. An opportunity for a small select number of family and friends to be together to take some time to reflect and say farewell in the chapel.

15 Minute Funeral Service. The service will be 15 minutes giving family and friends time for a reading, and a few words. These services are typically led by family and friends but our Chapel Attendant who will play the music as planned can assist with introductions

The Cremation. You can choose a crematorium from our network that suits you. The cremation will take place early morning which you will organise with your Personal Advisor. You are more than welcome to visit the grounds at any time.

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, 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 funeral plans. Our Discreet Cremation plan is suitable for people who would like to have a quick and simple cremation service with up to 15 of their loved ones to attend.

Just 3 steps

Call us

1

Call Us

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

Arrangements

2

Choose a Service

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

Cremation

3

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

Our crematoria feature state-of-the-art downloadable music systems, allowing us to play any piece of music you want as long as it's been commercially recorded and released.

Cremation services typically last between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the type of service chosen. For an unattended cremation there’s no service held before the cremation takes place.

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.

While we endeavour to cremate the deceased as soon as possible following the service this isn't always possible. However, the cremation is always completed with 24-hours of arrival at the crematorium

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.