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.
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.