What is included?

What is included?

  • Collection from within Essex 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 Essex

Arranging a direct cremation for a loved one in Essex

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 Essex as well as all of mainland Great Britain.

Speak to our team today
Plant a tree Essex

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 Essex?

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 Essex

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

Scattering ashes Essex

4 Beautiful Locations to Scatter a Loved One’s Ashes in Essex

Essex is a historic county situated in the East of England, boasting a remarkable heritage and abundant natural splendour. Discover some of the most exquisite locations in Essex for scattering the ashes of your loved one.

4 places to scatter ashes locally
Venues Essex

Destinations to celebrate your loved one's life in Essex

Essex offers a range of locations to celebrate the life of a loved one. For a serene and peaceful setting, consider the tranquillity of the River Colne or the beautiful landscape of Epping Forest, which spans across parts of Essex and Greater London.

For a more formal event, venues such as Gosfield Hall in Gosfield or Hylands Estate in Chelmsford provide catering, accommodation, and facilities to meet your needs.

If you're looking for a natural setting, consider the stunning parks and gardens located throughout Essex. Some options include the picturesque gardens of Marks Hall Estate in Coggeshall or the peaceful grounds of Layer Marney Tower in Colchester. These locations offer a serene and beautiful environment to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Covering Essex and the rest of mainland Great Britain

Home to approximately 1.9 million people, Essex is one of the most populous counties in England. Its notable settlements include Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Harlow, and Brentwood.

To register a death in Essex, you can visit one of the local register offices. Here are some of the register offices available in Essex:

  • Chelmsford Register Office: Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1LX
  • Colchester Register Office: Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1PJ
  • Southend Register Office: 215 Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6EL
  • Basildon Register Office: The Basildon Centre, St. Martin's Square, Basildon, SS14 1DL
  • Harlow Register Office: Harlow Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, CM20 1WG
  • Brentwood Register Office: Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM15 8AY

These register offices in Essex facilitate the registration of deaths and provide necessary support during the process.

 

Areas we cover in Essex

We can arrange fuss-free direct cremations across the whole of Essex, covering areas such as Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Harlow, and Brentwood.

Regardless of where your loved one is located in Essex, we will take care of everything from collecting them to arranging the cremation, and personally delivering their ashes to you at any location within Essex.

We frequently attend the hospitals in the area, including the Chelmsford Hospital, Colchester Hospital, Southend University Hospital, Basildon University Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, and the Brentwood Community Hospital. We have established relationships with the local staff to ensure that the collection takes place without delay.

Frequently asked questions about our Essex direct cremation

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

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

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 Essex?

Our direct cremation service in Essex 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 Essex?

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 Essex?

Although we cover all of Essex, 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