What is included?

What is included?

  • Collection from within Cornwall 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 Cornwall

Arranging a direct cremation for a loved one in Cornwall

Our friendly in-house team will be there for you throughout the entire process, from your initial call to the personal delivery of the ashes. Don't hesitate to contact us, we cover Cornwall as well as all of mainland Great Britain.

Speak to our team today
Plant a tree Cornwall

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 Cornwall?

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 Cornwall

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

Cornwall beach

Scattering ashes in Cornwall

Cornwall, with its rugged coastline, sweeping moorlands, and enchanting woodlands, has long been cherished as a place of natural beauty and serenity. For those seeking a unique and poignant way to bid farewell to loved ones, the county's picturesque landscapes offer a profound setting for scattering ashes.

4 places to scatter ashes locally
Venues Cornwall

Destinations to celebrate your loved one's life in Cornwall

Cornwall boasts a diverse array of enchanting venues to pay tribute to the cherished memories of a loved one. For an intimate gathering, one might consider the captivating gardens of Tregenna Castle or the tranquility of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. If a more formal setting is desired, venues like The Headland Hotel in Newquay or the Fowey Hall Hotel in Fowey offer a refined ambiance with a range of amenities, including catering and accommodations.

For those yearning for a venue immersed in nature, the stunning coastlines of St Ives, Falmouth, or Polzeath could be perfect choices. These coastal locations provide a breathtaking backdrop for a meaningful ceremony dedicated to honouring the life of your loved one.

Covering Cornwall and the rest of Great Britain

Home to a population of over 500,000 people, Cornwall stands as one of England's most beloved counties. Its principal towns include Truro, Newquay, St Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, and Bodmin.

When a death occurs, it must be officially registered at the local register office corresponding to the location where the death took place. Cornwall is served by several register offices, each responsible for specific areas:

  • Truro Register Office, Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 1XU
  • Newquay Register Office, Marcus Hill, Newquay, TR7 1BD
  • St Austell Register Office, Council Offices, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR
  • Falmouth Register Office, The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 3QA
  • Penzance Register Office, St Clare, Penzance, TR18 3QW
  • Bodmin Register Office, Shire House, Mount Folly Square, Bodmin, PL31 2DQ

Areas we cover in Cornwall

We facilitate seamless direct cremations across the entirety of Cornwall, encompassing areas such as Truro, Newquay, St Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, and Bodmin. Regardless of your loved one's location, our services cover everything from collection to cremation, with the ashes personally delivered to you at any location in Cornwall.

Our presence extends to various healthcare institutions in the region, including the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, Newquay Community Hospital, St Austell Community Hospital, Falmouth Community Hospital, Penzance Community Hospital, and Bodmin Community Hospital. Our familiarity with the local facilities ensures a prompt and respectful collection process.

 

Frequently asked questions about our Cornwall direct cremation

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

Unlike a standard funeral, a direct cremation in Cornwall 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 Cornwall?

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 Cornwall?

Our direct cremation service in Cornwall 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 Cornwall?

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 Cornwall?

Although we cover all of Cornwall, 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

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0800 150 3555