What is included?

What is included?

  • Collection from within Berkshire or anywhere in mainland Great Britain
  • A simple, traditional coffin
  • Removal of a pacemaker if required
  • Crematorium fees
  • An unattended cremation at our partner crematorium
  • We let you know the date and time of the cremation so you can be thinking about it
  • Ashes scattered at the crematorium garden of remembrance or we can return them to family by hand for a small fee
  • We donate to plant a tree in memory of your loved one
  • Contact
  • Collection
  • Cremation
  • Ashes
Direct cremation in Berkshire

Arranging a direct cremation for a loved one in Berkshire

Our friendly in-house team are standing by and ready to guide you through every step of the process, from your initial call to the personal delivery of the ashes. Don't hesitate to contact us, we cover Berkshire as well as all of mainland Great Britain.

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Plant a tree Berkshire

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.

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How much is a direct cremation in Berkshire?

Our direct cremation service starts from £895

There may be a couple of extra costs you may need:

£100 ashes returned by hand in a beautiful biodegradable urn

£82 if a doctor has completed the cause of death paperwork

£295 if we need to do an urgent collection from a private residence

Direct Cremation Services in Berkshire

Call our friendly team for an accurate price on

0800 150 3555

 

To arrange a cremation for someone who has passed away

Lines are open 24 hours a day

General enquiries - opening hours:

8am - 6pm, 7 days a week

 

 Are you planning ahead for the future?

 

Find out about our prepaid plan

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Venues Berkshire

Destinations to celebrate your loved one's life in Berkshire

Berkshire offers a variety of beautiful locations to hold a celebration of life ceremony. For an outdoor gathering, families can consider the beautiful Windsor Great Park or the scenic Thames Path National Trail. Other options include the impressive Ascot Racecourse or the stunning Easthampstead Park Conference Centre.

There are several hotels and function rooms available in major towns like Reading, Slough, and Maidenhead, such as The Forbury Hotel and The Oakley Court Hotel. For those seeking a beach setting, the nearby counties of Hampshire and Sussex offer stunning seaside locations like West Wittering, Littlehampton, and Bognor Regis.

Covering Berkshire and the rest of Great Britain

Home to around 900,000 residents, Berkshire is a county located in southeast England. Its largest towns include Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, and Windsor.

The death must be registered at the local register office to where the death occurred. There are 6 register offices locally.

  • Bracknell Forest Register Office, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD
  • Reading Register Office, Yeomanry House, Castle Hill, Reading, RG1 7TA
  • Slough Register Office, St Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3UF
  • West Berkshire Register Office, The Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD
  • Windsor and Maidenhead Register Office, Town Hall, St. Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF
  • Wokingham Register Office, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WL

Areas we cover in Berkshire

We can arrange fuss-free direct cremations across the whole of Berkshire, covering areas such as Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Windsor and Wokingham. Regardless of where your loved one is located, we will take care of everything from collecting them to arranging the cremation, and personally delivering their ashes to you at any location in Berkshire.

We frequently attend the general hospitals in the area, including the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Bracknell Healthspace, West Berkshire Community Hospital in Newbury, and Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot, and are familiar with the local staff to ensure that the collection takes place without delay.

 

Frequently asked questions about our Berkshire direct cremation

What is the difference between a direct cremation and a standard funeral in Berkshire?

Unlike a standard funeral, a direct cremation in Berkshire means there is no hearse, pallbearers or service held with mourners at the crematorium. This gives family the time to plan something unique and personal in their own time, with or without the ashes.

Can I attend the service with a direct cremation in Berkshire?

A direct cremation is unattended, so there is no service at the crematorium. However, we do let the family know the date and time of the cremation so they can do something special at home.

How much is a direct cremation in Berkshire?

Our direct cremation service in Berkshire which includes collection, care at our mortuary and the cremation costs is £895. Extras include; £100 for the return of ashes, £82 for a doctor's fee (which is always needed if there has not been a post-mortem) and £295 for an urgent collection (which is needed if someone dies at home).

Can I pay in advance for a direct cremation in Berkshire?

Yes, we offer a fully inclusive prepaid direct cremation plan. Once you have paid for a plan, the cost is fixed and guaranteed no matter how far in the future you need us. Visit our Pre-Paid Plan Page to find out more.

Will the cremation take place in Berkshire?

Although we cover all of Berkshire, we are a national direct cremation provider which means that the cremation may not take place at your local crematorium. We have facilities around the country and as a direct cremation is unattended, the location is chosen by Celebration of Life and we then let you know the date and time so you can do something special at home.

Speak to our team today

Call us free on

0800 150 3555