What is included?

What is included?

  • Collection from within Dorset 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 Dorset

Arranging a direct cremation for a loved one in Dorset

Our friendly in-house team will be alongside you every step of the way, from your initial call to the personal delivery of the ashes. Don't hesitate to contact us, we cover Dorset as well as the rest of mainland Great Britain.

Speak to our team today
Plant a tree Dorset

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 Dorset?

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 Dorset

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

Dorset Durdle Door

5 beautiful Places in Dorset to Scatter a Loved One's Ashes

Dorset, a captivating county located in the South West of England, offers a wealth of picturesque landscapes, charming coastlines, and idyllic countryside. Discover some of the most serene locations in Dorset for scattering ashes and commemorating the memory of your loved ones.

5 places to scatter ashes locally
Highcliffe Castle - Dorset

Destinations to celebrate your loved one's life in Dorset

Dorset offers beautiful locations to celebrate the life of a loved one. For an intimate gathering, consider the charming gardens of Athelhampton House near Dorchester, with manicured lawns and vibrant flower beds for reflection and remembrance.

Nature lovers can choose the stunning Jurassic Coast, featuring dramatic cliffs, secluded coves, and breathtaking views at locations like Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, or Old Harry Rocks, providing picturesque settings to honour their memory.

For a more formal event, venues like Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park or The Italian Villa in Compton Acres offer elegant event spaces surrounded by beautiful gardens. These sophisticated settings cater to memorial services or receptions, providing facilities such as catering and accommodation for a seamless experience.

Covering Dorset and the rest of Great Britain

With a population of approximately 420,000 people, Dorset is a popular county located in the south-west of England. It is known for its beautiful coastline, charming villages, and historical sites. The county town of Dorset is Dorchester.

Dorset has several register offices where deaths can be registered. They are:

  • Dorchester Register Office - Acland Road, Dorchester, DT1 1EF
  • Weymouth Register Office - North Quay, Weymouth, DT4 8TA
  • Bournemouth Register Office - Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY
  • Poole Register Office - Poole Civic Centre, Serpentine Road, Poole, BH15 2RU
  • Christchurch Register Office - Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AZ

Areas we cover in Dorset

In Dorset, we can arrange fuss-free direct cremations across the county, covering areas such as Dorchester, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch.

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 Dorset.

We frequently attend the general hospitals in the area, including Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester, Weymouth Community Hospital, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Poole Hospital, and Christchurch Hospital. Our team is familiar with the local staff to ensure that the collection takes place without delay.

Frequently asked questions about our Dorset direct cremation

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

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

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 Dorset?

Our direct cremation service in Dorset 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 Dorset?

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 Dorset?

Although we cover all of Dorset, 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