What is a Direct Cremation Funeral?
A Direct Cremation Funeral is a cremation that’s perfect for those that don’t want or need a ceremony or service of any kind before cremation.
A few days prior to the funeral, your loved one will be collected from their place of rest and then cared for in our mortuary. Then we’ll take them directly to the crematorium on the cremation day in one of our custom made funeral vehicles. The cremation will then take place without any mourners by a qualified chapel attendant.
What's included in a Direct Funeral?
With no mourners present, supervised by a qualified chapel attendant in a respectful way.
A Simple Coffin
Provision of a simple coffin with all the appropriate linings and fittings*.
Collection of your loved one and transportation on cremation day in a specialised funeral vehicle.
Your loved one will be collected from their place of rest and then cared for in our mortuary.
Scattering of Ashes
The ashes will be scattered in the crematoriums peaceful garden of remembrance. The ashes can be returned to you for an additional fee.
The flexibility to add additional services. Please see our FAQ's below for further details.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is not included in a Direct Funeral?The following are not included in a Direct Funeral. Viewing of the deceased A procession A hearse or limousines Arranging of floral tributes Formal service/ceremony Minister or celebrant Collection of donations Arrangements in person The services of a Funeral Director
Can you take our loved one to your mortuary until the cremation day?Yes we will collect your loved one a few days prior to the day of the service and care for them in our professional mortuary.
Can you collect our loved one outside of working hours?Yes we can. Collection outside of 9am to 5pm on working weekdays is £195.
Are there any restrictions on the size of your coffins?Our coffins are the industry standard size of: 84 in (213 cm) long 28 in (71 cm) wide 23 in (58 cm) tall However if you feel that a larger coffin may be required then please discuss this with one of our team. An additional fee may be payable.