Unattended Cremation

Starting At £990

Our unattended cremation service takes care of all of the essential elements of the cremation without any need for a formal ceremony.

Payment of our unattended service is required at time of arrangement

What is a unattended cremation?

A direct cremation is a modern alternative to a traditional cremation funeral. The cremation takes place completely separately from the personal farewell and our families use the ashes urn or a favourite photograph as their focal point for remembrance. It’s perfect for people who don’t like funerals. 

Freed up from the crematorium, and with the ashes portable, almost anything is possible. The ceremony could be held:

Where you like…

At home, in the garden, on a hilltop or on a boat. It could be in the town hall, church or at your favourite pub. It could be a memorial bike ride or a picnic. Ashes can be scattered or buried as part of the ceremony. They can be kept at home or transported abroad.

When you like…

You can take as much time as you like to plan a ceremony. It could be in a month, a few months or you could wait for the summer.

How you like…

It could be led by a vicar, a celebrant, a friend or a family member. Or you may decide not to hold a funeral at all. It’s entirely up to you.

How It Works

Step by step guide

Planning

There is no need to visit us, you can make all of the arrangements from the comfort of your own home in your own time
Firstly, we will you to help you complete the paperwork required. All of these documents are straightforward and we’ll be happy to guide you. We send everything you need via email or post for you to check and sign .

 

Care of your loved one

Once the necessary legal documentation has been completed, we will collect your loved one from the place of rest and care for them in our mortuary facilities until the day of the funeral. We will usually bring your loved one into care a few days prior to cremation. Not everyone passes away in a hospital and we offer prompt care for you and your loved one whether this is at home, a care home or in a hospice setting.Call us any time, day or night, we will come as soon as possible and you’ll get a clear indication of our team’s likely arrival time.**

 

 

Cremation

When the paperwork is authorised by the crematorium, we take the body to a crematorium of our choice for the respectful and simple cremation. There is no funeral ceremony at this stage

 

Scattering of ashes

Your loved ones ashes will be scattered in the crematorium garden of remembrance or returned to you upon request at additional cost*

 

What our unattended cremation includes and excludes

What is Included

  • We will Collect Your Loved One*
  • Will will care for and dress your loved one in a gown to match the interior of our ‘Simple Coffin
  • We will make all necessary arrangements for a dignified funeral
  • We will Pay all the necessary disbursements on your behalf
  • You will have the personal attention of one of the business owners at all times.
  • Strewing of the cremated remains within the grounds of the crematorium
  • We will Provide a funeral vehicle to one of our network of crematoria (not your local crematorium)
    at a time we choose with no funeral service included

What isn’t included

  • Embalming
  • Viewing the deceased
  • A funeral service or celebration at the crematorium
  • Following the funeral vehicle in cortege to the crematorium
  • Mourners at the crematorium
  • An alternative coffin choice

Additional services 

Return of ashes (within 3 weeks) £75.00

Delivery of ashes in a simple container

Wooden urn £90.00

Return of ashes in a wooden urn instead of a simple container

Non hospital removal £250.00

Not everyone passes away in a hospital and we offer prompt care for you and your loved one whether this is at home, a care home or in a hospice setting.

Out of hours collection £200.00

Our normal working hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays.

Larger client care £500.00

We have the same, simple coffin design for everyone we look after. Please tell us if your loved one is heavier than 20 stone as we will need to provide extra staff for safe, prompt and dignified transfer into our care.

Very large clients (weight over 22 stone) or very tall clients (more than 6’2″) or very wide clients (more than 20″) are likely to require a special order coffin, but we always review each case individually.

Frequently Asked Questions 

We answer some of the most frequently asked questions to help you decide what’s right for you and your loved one. If you can’t find the answer you want, we’re here to help you, call us any time on 01132747888.

Is a Unattended Cremation right for my loved one?

If you are looking for a cremation service that is simple, ensures everything necessary takes place without the costs of a full funeral service – then yes, it is.

A direct cremation separates the cremation from the funeral ceremony.

The ashes can be returned to you, giving you the freedom to hold a memorial or celebration of life wherever, whenever and however you choose.

Almost anything is possible.

How does our Unattended Cremations work?

Without the need for a formal ceremony, we will ensure a dignified cremation takes place at a time and location chosen by us. We can then arrange the safe return of the ashes back to you.
Our unattended cremation process is clear, straightforward and respectful and we will support you every step of the way.

Can I view my loved one at the chapel of rest?

It is not possible to view your loved one at our chapel of rest

Can I follow the hearse to the crematorium?

There is no procession, hearse or limousines. We use our private ambulance for this services.

Are mourners allowed at the crematorium?

Sadly families can not attend this service. If you wish to attend the service take a look at our other options

Can I choose the date, time and crematorium the service will take place?

The cremation will take place at a time and date chosen by us. We will use one of our network of crematoriums and not your local one

Is this a communal cremation?

Definitely not. In the UK each person is cremated individually and we always provide a certificate confirming the identity of each set of remains

How much does it cost?

An unattended Cremation starts at £990 which covers all of the essentials required. You can choose to add any extras if required such as return of ashes.

You will be required to make a full payment over the phone by credit or debit card when you arrange an unattended Cremation.

Additional charges that you may incur are:

– for collecting the deceased outside the hours of 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday or on UK Bank Holidays; 

– the cost to remove pacemakers or other medical implants prior to cremation where a charge is made.

You will be advised if these costs are to be applied before the cremation takes place.

Can I use the social fund funeral payment to cover the cost of the funeral?

We require full payment  for the service at the time of booking. However, if you qualify for the Government’s Social Fund Funeral Payment you may be able to successfully claim the cost back. We will provide you with a full receipted invoice which you will need to make a claim within 3 months of the funeral.

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