According to statistics released by YouGov, nearly six in ten people (58%) want to be cremated after death. That’s three times the 17% of people who want to be buried.

So, with the majority of people wishing for cremation after death, we thought it would be useful to explore the different types of cremation services and what they include.

When it comes to arranging a cremation service, there are three main types to choose from:

  • A traditional funeral service followed by a cremation
  • A direct cremation
  • A memorial service

Let’s take a look at what each of these cremation types include.

Traditional funeral service followed by a cremation

If you aren’t aware, a traditional funeral service is where the deceased is made to be available for family and friends to see in a viewing before the cremation.

This service will typically be held within three days after the death at a religious facility, church, or chapel.

After the traditional funeral service has been complete, the body will then be transported to a crematory where the cremation process will begin. The crematory remains (ashes) are then delivered to the family.

While the traditional funeral service can be a great send-off, the heavy price tag of around £4,000, the planning required, and hassle are often a huge deterrence.

That’s why many people are now deciding to go for direct cremations instead.

funeral followed by cremation

Direct cremation

Direct cremations are the simplest form of cremation. No real planning is needed, and it’s all handled by your chosen direct cremation provider.

There is no service and no attendees with a direct cremation, which provides the freedom to hold a positive and more personal send-off at a later date.

The average cost of a direct cremation in Britain is an affordable £1,554, saving you thousands over a traditional funeral service. While this is a huge reason for consideration, the main benefit of choosing a direct cremation comes through the hassle-free aspect. In a time of death and grieving, you want to focus on the more important things is life, such as supporting your family, and appreciating the memories you’ve had with your loved ones.

At Celebration of life, we offer a direct cremation form as little as £950 – saving you up to 75%.

So, if you want to avoid the hassle of arranging a traditional funeral, as well as avoid heavy price tag, contact our friendly team today and we’ll talk you though everything you need to know. The chances are, you’ll find a direct cremation is the ideal choice for you and your loved ones.

Memorial service

A memorial service is essentially a funeral service without the deceased present. Usually, the cremation takes place a day or two following the death, and the memorial takes place afterwards. This can be weeks, or even months after the death.

Ashes after direct cremation

Direct cremation services from Celebration of Life

As Great Britain’s trusted direct cremation partner, you can expect a clear, simple, and great value service from our team at Celebration of Life. With 24/7 support, collection from anywhere in the UK, and a starting price of just £950, we’re here to make things a lot easier for you during a difficult time. Want to find out more about out direct cremation service? Speak to our team today – we’re more than happy to answer any questions.

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