What is a Direct Funeral?
A Direct 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 direct 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.
Direct Funeral Plan
£1,744 or £20.14 pcm
If a Direct Funeral is the right funeral for you, but you're planning ahead then why not take advantage of our Direct Funeral Plan? Our Funeral Plan includes everything outlined in the Funeral package above, it protects you and your family against ever-rising funeral costs and it offers you the convenience of paying for the funeral over an extended period of anything up to 10 years. For more information see our Funeral Plans page or contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s 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
This is a non-exhaustive list of what isn’t included in our package. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information.
Can you take our loved one to your mortuary until 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 your 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.