What is a direct cremation?

A direct cremation means there is no hearse, pallbearers or ceremony at the crematorium. We collect the deceased from any location in Great Britain and bring them to our mortuary facility where we take care of them until the day of cremation. The cremation is unattended and 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 do something special at home. The ashes are then hand delivered to family on a suitable day or they can be scattered at the crematorium's garden of remembrance. 

The family are then free to gather for a unique and personal send-off to celebrate the life of their loved one.

 

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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

We return the ashes by hand anywhere in Great Britain, at a suitable time and date within 28 days of the cremation. Alternatively, we can scatter the ashes at the crematorium's garden of remembrance.

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 to organise a suitable time to deliver the ashes within 28 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.

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.

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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 within 28 days 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.

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.