Dignified Alternative

Cliff Bradley & Sons offer respectful cremation without a funeral service, starting at just £995. Direct cremations are usually an affordable alternative to a full funeral service or for those wishing to have a simple, but respectful and dignified cremation.

Direct Cremation Gainsborough

Direct Cremation

Do you require a simple alternative to a traditional funeral that is both respectful and dignified? Our direct cremation service is a simple, dignified option in which your loved one is cremated without a funeral service or ceremony. Sometimes known as an unattended cremation, by removing the service, the family of the deceased or those responsible for arrangements can make substantial savings compared to traditional funeral costs. A full service funeral can be an expensive occasion that takes time and effort to arrange, often days or weeks.

For a traditional funeral, you’ll often need a funeral director and a whole team of staff to co-ordinate the required services, vehicles and personnel, book the time with the crematorium, deal with paperwork, manage tributes and announcements and ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. Then there are also additional costs for items such as flowers, service cards, music, maybe a memorial or headstone and often a wake. It will usually take quite a few meetings to arrange, not to mention several thousands of pounds. With our direct cremation option, you can do the right thing, but without all the fuss.

Direct Cremation

We don’t want to take away the sentiment and remembrance that comes with a funeral service, but we do believe there is an alternative way. A way that does things right, that ensures a respectful cremation, and then allows you to tailor your personal tribute to be just how you want, where you want and when you want, just without the cost. It means us carrying out all the practical elements of the cremation, without mourners present, then you arranging your own remembrance. Many people wish to hold their own private ceremony or purchase a memorial, and they use the savings to do so. For others, it is the wishes of the deceased to hold a no fuss cremation. A direct cremation is also perfect for individuals who have no close family or haven’t made a financial provision in their will.

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Direct Cremation Includes

  • Cremation costs
  • Professional services
  • Meetings at our office or via phone
  • Collection of the deceased within 20 miles
  • Home, care home, hospital or hospice collection
  • Collection during normal working hours
  • Guidance regarding registration procedure
  • Care and presentation of the deceased
  • Provision of a simple veneered coffin
  • Conveyance to a crematorium of our choice
  • Cremation at a date and time of our choosing
  • Suitable vehicle to transport the deceased
  • Sufficient staff to transport the deceased
  • Scattering of ashes or return of ashes

Direct Cremation Excludes

  • Embalming
  • Viewing of the deceased
  • Newspaper announcements
  • Procession or service prior to cremation
  • Attendance at the crematorium
  • Floral tributes (unless arranged directly)
  • Collection of deceased out of office hours
  • Provision of doctors certificate for cremation

Pricing for direct cremation starts at just £995. Some of the exclusions above, such as out of hours collection and a doctors certificate, can be added at additional cost. We are here to help every step of the way, so contact us today for more information.


At this difficult time, it can be hard knowing what is best. Cliff Bradley & Sons Funeral Directors are always available in your time of need and will listen to you to make sure your wishes, and those of your loved one, are carried out. No matter what your budget, our funeral directors will help to inform you of your options every step of the way.

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As your dedicated local funeral directors, we are here to advise you in making all the arrangements required. Please remember that we are here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in whatever way we can. If you require any help, advice or assistance, please do contact us on 01427 810619.