A direct cremation means there is no hearse, pallbearers or ceremony at the crematorium. We collect the deceased from any location within mainland Great Britain* and bring them into our care. The cremation takes place at our trusted partner crematorium with no mourners present. Instead we let the family know the date and time of the cremation so they can be thinking about it. The ashes are then hand delivered to family or they can be scattered at the crematorium's garden of remembrance.
Family are then free to gather for a more unique and personal send-off.
How are the ashes returned?
If you choose our direct cremation with the return of ashes, our specialist team will call you to organise a suitable time to deliver the ashes within 21 days of the cremation.
The ashes are contained in a beautiful biodegradable scattering pod that you can use to scatter the ashes in a special location, or you can bury the whole pod directly into the ground.
We don't use a courier or postal service, the team at Celebration of Life will return the ashes to you directly by hand.
A tree planted in memory
Celebration of Life™ donate to plant a tree with the National Trust 'Plant a Tree Fund' for every service we do. A certificate is provided in memory of your loved one.