Direct Cremation

How does it work?

1

Contact

We are available 24 hours a day. If you prefer, you can call us in advance to provide some basic information, so when the time comes there is less for you to worry about.

2

Collection

We will collect the deceased from anywhere in Great Britain and take care of them at our mortuary facilities. This includes suitable transport to the crematorium for cremation.

3

Cremation

We take care of everything including the removal of artificial devices such as a pacemaker and handling of paperwork. The direct cremation will take place at our trusted partner crematorium and we'll let you know the date and time it will take place.

4

Ashes

Ashes can be scattered in the crematorium's garden of remembrance or you can choose for us to deliver them to you by hand at a convenient time anywhere in Great Britain.

5

Celebration

You are free to gather the people that matter, at a time that suits everyone, to celebrate the life of your loved one.

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How are the ashes returned?

If you choose our direct cremation with the return of ashes, our specialist team will call you, usually around 2 weeks after the cremation, to organise a suitable time to deliver the ashes.

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.

Celebration of Life

Here when you need us

From the moment you call to the hand delivery of ashes, our friendly in-house team are here for you every step of the way.

Speak to our team today

Our business is based on the delivery of first class customer service

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£850

What is included?

  • 24/7 help and guidance
  • Collection from anywhere in Great Britain
  • A simple traditional coffin
  • Care of the deceased at our mortuary facilities
  • Removal of any electronic devices such as a pacemaker
  • A direct cremation at our partner crematorium

Extras you may need or wish to add

Ashes returned by hand £40

Delivered on a day that suits you, usually within 2 weeks after the cremation. Ashes are returned in a beautiful biodegradable scatter pod that can be buried in the ground or used to scatter the ashes somewhere special.

Doctors' fees £82

Unless a coroner has completed a post-mortem, a doctor will need to provide a medical certificate for cremation for which they all charge a standard fee. We will deal with the doctors on your behalf.

Non-hospital collection £250

If the collection is from a location such as a personal residence or care home then we will need to send a team out straight away. We're available 24 hours a day.

Attending the committal £600

An intimate gathering at 9am for up to 12 people, held at one of our partner crematoriums local to you. As well as being able to play 2 or 3 songs to reflect to, it will also give those who would like to say a few words and share memories the chance to do so. Ashes will then be collected by the representative from the crematorium.

Talk to us about our
direct cremation today

We're available 24 hours a day on

0800 150 3555

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Plant a tree

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.