What is an Intimate Funeral?

An Intimate Funeral is a small, simple cremation where a group of family and friends can be present in the chapel to pay their respects. This type of simple cremation costs significantly less than a traditional funeral. You will be welcomed inside the chapel by our funeral director and chapel attendant with music of your choice playing if you wish. You will then have around 15 minutes for reflection and the chance to say a final goodbye in a small, simple, personal way.

What's included in an Intimate Funeral?

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A Funeral Date to Suit You

We will help you arrange a date of the funeral at Grenoside Crematorium. The funeral will take place at 9am.

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A Simple Coffin

Provision of a simple coffin with all the appropriate linings and fittings.

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Collection of your loved one and transportation on cremation day in a specialised funeral vehicle.

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Mortuary Care

Your loved one will be collected from their place of rest and then cared for in our mortuary.

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Return of Ashes

The ashes will be returned in a simple container within 6 weeks of the cremation. Alternatively the ashes can be scattered in the garden of remembrance at the crematorium free of charge.

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Telephone Support

We will be at the end of the telephone throughout the process, helping you with any decisions for the day of the funeral.

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A Special Song & a Few Words

You will be able to reflect on the life of your loved one, say a few words about their life and play special songs if you wish.

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Additional Services

The flexibility to add additional services. Please see our FAQ's below for further details.

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Intimate Funeral Plan

£2,144 or £25.04 pcm 

If an Intimate Funeral is the right funeral for you, but you're planning ahead then why not take advantage of our Intimate Funeral Plan? Our Intimate Funeral Plan includes everything outlined in the Intimate 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 an Intimate Funeral?

The following are not included in an Intimate 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

This is a non-exhaustive list of what isn’t included in an Intimate Funeral. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information.

Can you return the ashes in a wooden urn?

The ashes will be returned in a simple container. If you would like the ashes to be returned in a wooden urn, then please let us know. This service is an additional £50. The ashes will be returned within 6 weeks of the cremation.

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.

If our Intimate Funeral doesn't quite suit your needs then perhaps our Traditional Funeral would be better for you.