Direct Cremation

£1,295 inclusive

Direct cremation – also advertised as Pure Cremation – is an unattended funeral.

We help families in London and Surrey who wish to organise a Direct Cremation – and prefer the services of a local independent funeral director.

Families typically choose direct cremation when wishing to keep the cremation separate from a commemoration service – or it has been an expressed wish by the relative who has died. This is becoming more common due to influential media advertising.

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How we can help

The timeline for a direct cremation is typically 7 – 10 working days from you appointing us.

  • We organise the collection and care of your relative and ensure a seamless process for the direct cremation
  • You will know the date and time (not many direct cremation providers will provide this).
  • Should you wish for any personal items to be placed in the coffin, we can sort this
  • We use a local crematorium

As a local, visible independent funeral director you can take comfort in knowing who we are and where your relative will be cared for.

Just in case…

A direct cremation is strictly unattended. If this does not feel right for you please see our Low Cost Pre-10am Cremation which is a no fuss option designed for families who feel a direct cremation is too remote, but don’t want a full funeral service.

Wise advice
The last 12 months has seen a surge in price-led online direct cremation providers, we recommend you read this article researched and written by the Good Funeral Guide.

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Ashes options

The ashes can be either:

  • Scattered at the crematorium witnessed or un-witnessed (for direct cremations we use Kingston)
  • Collected by you direct from the crematorium (within 14 days)
  • We collect the ashes for you and will arrange a time for you to collect from our Teddington / Twickenham office (we can hold for up to 6 weeks)
  • We can arrange a courier to deliver to your home at an additional cost
  • If you wished to order a specific urn, we have choices you can see here

Pricing explained

Direct Cremation fee includes collection and care of your relative, on hand communication throughout the process and a dignified basic coffin. Additional costs would only apply if an out of hours collection at a home or nursing home or pacemaker removal required.

Direct Cremation cost: £1,295 inclusive

The Essentials

These items are typically required for every funeral

Direct Cremation fee: £1,295

Additional Fees

These are additional fees that may be incurred

Pacemaker removal (if required): £95

Out of hours collection for homes and care homes (4pm – 8am, weekends and bank holidays): £250

* Fee includes: arranging the funeral and legal forms, collection and looking after your relative at our private facilities, a simple cardboard coffin and transportation, taking care of all the details, progress updates, our attendance on the day.

Payment terms: we appreciate how much you have to sort at this time, our terms are within 7 days of the funeral date, with payment by bank transfer.

To enquire about Direct Cremation call 020 3281 1045

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