What makes our direct cremation different?

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What is a direct cremation?

Our trained and experienced staff collect the deceased from anywhere in Great Britain and provide excellent care of them at our mortuary. We include a simple coffin and a white cotton grown if required, remove any electronic devices such as a pacemaker and assist the family throughout.

A direct cremation is a simple, low-cost alternative to a traditional funeral where no service is held at the crematorium. Instead we let the family know the date and time of when the cremation will take place, so they can do something special at home.

We then return the ashes to family by hand on a suitable day within 28 days of the cremation. So the people who matter the most can celebrate the life of their loved one in a positive and more personal way.

Arrange a direct cremation with
Celebration of Life

Arrange a cremation for someone who has passed away

From

£850

Our fully inclusive prepaid direct cremation plan

£1,450

Celebration of Life Planning Ltd is funeral plan provider regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under reference 958912.

Regulation is for prepaid funeral plans only. When you arrange a funeral for someone who has passed away with Celebration of Life, this is arranged with Celebration of Life Cremations Ltd who is not required to be regulated by the FCA.

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Emily's Story

Emily's Story

"When my dad passed away in hospital I was faced with having to find an undertaker. The thought of a funeral service being such an upsetting event, simply terrified me. I know my dad hated the idea of a big fuss but he meant the world to me and I wanted something personal to commemorate his life. It was a friend who mentioned Celebration of Life, so I gave them a call and couldn’t be more comfortable with my decision. They arranged to take dad into their care. What made it special was being updated throughout, so I knew exactly when he was cremated. Instead of a rushed funeral, I was able to gather our family and create a beautiful day with his friends there as well. Celebrating his life was the perfect way to remember dad and what he meant to us. I know we all came away from that day with love in our hearts."

Ashes Biodegradable Scatter Tube

What can I do with the ashes?

After a direct cremation with Celebration of Life, if you would like the ashes to be returned to you by hand, they will arrive in a biodegradable scatter tube shown here unless you supply us with your own choice of urn. You can bury this directly in the ground or use it to scatter the ashes somewhere special.

There are also many other things you can do with the ashes to make the moment a special memory. You could turn some into jewellery or a range of other keepsakes. You could even send them into the sky with a firework, release them off a boat at sea or plant them with a seedling to grow into a tree.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What coffin will be used?

Celebration of Life use simple MDF coffins that use responsibly and sustainably sourced materials to ensure that as little solid wood is used as possible. We do not use cardboard coffins as crematoriums do not like this material being used.

Will I know when the cremation takes place?

The Celebration of Life team will contact you with as much notice as possible to advise you of the date and time the cremation will take place so you can be thinking about it.

Speak to our team today

Call us anytime 24/7 on

0800 150 3555