What is a Direct Cremation?

A Direct Cremation is a perfectly acceptable alternative to a traditional funeral, but does not involve an attended service. A growing number of people are happy to separate the actual funeral from the celebration of life. Direct cremations allow for this to happen and a number of well known personalities have used this service as their preferred option.

Normally direct cremations will take place either at the beginning or end of the day, often on a day that suits the funeral firm. However individuals who choose a direct cremation are treated with no less dignity than those who opt for a traditional, attended funeral.

Many funeral firms offer a direct cremation for a considerably lower cost than an attended funeral. Just click on the name to be taken to their direct cremation service.

National Providers

Memoria Low Cost Funerals Ltd

Our Simple Option (£1100) is a direct cremation without funeral. This includes the collection of the deceased in a suitable vehicle from the place of death and all third-party costs.

A J Morriss Direct Cremation Service

We offer a national service with no mourners present for £1095. Included is collection and care, our professional services, a simple coffin, specialist transport with pall bearers, 24/7 telephone service.

Simplicity Cremations

We’re part of the UK’s leading funeral services group, we offer a high quality, national service using our own professional premises, vehicles and staff at all times. We’re here 24 hours a day.  £1,495.

Pure Cremation

The UK's leading Direct Cremation Specialist. A trusted family firm covering England and Wales, collection from any location 24/7.


Regional Providers


Leverton & Sons

We offer a package which includes a local removal, a simple coffin & a hearse to the crematorium for £1795 + £164 for medical certificates if applicable. Please contact us for more information.

BB Funerals

Specialists in low cost Direct Cremations throughout London and the Home Counties. Our price starts at £759 (inclusive of Cremation Fee)

O'Dwyer Funeral Directors

I offer a direct cremation at a time that's suits the family. If the family wish to attend they may. The ashes can then be collected from my office. Please call Don to discuss. (West London)

Dale & Sons Funeral Service

We offer a low cost fixed price direct cremation inclusive of crematorium costs with no hidden extras. Please call 01895 832220 or 07446 839806. (Greater London, West London, Middlesex, Bucks & Herts)

Agincourt Funeral Services

 As an independent family owned business we offer a dignified, respectful direct service with no mourners and no funeral ceremony for £1,664 inclusive . 0207 385 8024 (London)  01243605718 (Chichester)


South West

Countryside Funerals

Specialists in low-cost Direct Cremation and Direct Natural Burial throughout South West England & South Wales.

Douch Family Funerals (Dorset Funeral Directors)

This is a direct service with no mourners and no funeral ceremony. A suitable vehicle will convey the deceased to the most local crematorium at a date and time amenable to the Funeral Director.

Miller Brothers & F. P. Butler

As an independent family owned business we offer a dignified, respectful direct service with no mourners and no funeral ceremony for £1,681 inclusive. Please contact our office on 01202 485439 or 01202 485108 for details. (Bournemouth area)

Head & Wheble

As an independent, family owned business we offer a dignified, respectful, direct service. This has no mourners and no funeral ceremony,  for £1482 inclusive. Please contact our office on 01202 551190 for further details. (Bournemouth area)

South West Cremations

From only £1200, a simple yet dignified service fully inclusive of all costs - no hidden extra's or added fees. For more detail visit our website or call us on 01984 248006 at any time


South East

The Modern Funeral

Our low cost simple cremation option allows you to do what needs to be done without a ceremony at the time of the funeral. We can arrange for a direct cremation to take place right away. This option is low cost, and allows for a ceremony or memorial to happen in your own time. Our no fuss funerals start from: £1280 + cremation/burial fees.

Holmes & Family

Local removal of deceased within office hours, provision of simple coffin and transportation to nearest crematorium at a mutually agreed date and time. (Staines, Camberley, Fleet, Aldershot)

Agincourt Funeral Services

As an independent family owned business we offer a dignified, respectful direct service with no mourners and no funeral ceremony for £1,664 inclusive. 01243 605718 (Chichester)  0207 385 8024 (London)

Sussex Funeral Services

We offer two 'No Fuss' options, based on the level of care required. Our simplest 'Absolutely No Fuss' option is priced at £1,500 all-inclusive. 01273 736469 (Hove)  01273 670066 (Brighton)


South Wales

Sims & Jones

We offer a direct cremation in S.Wales for £1600, including all services, coffin and our quality professional service.


North West

Simple Send-Offs

Compassionate & personal care from family firm, £1,795.00 fixed price no hidden extras, option to attend. (Wirral)


East of England

G M Taylor Independent Funerals

Offering our direct cremation service for £1,497 inclusive of all costs. To discus this option please call 01473 806131 / 517856 or Mobile 07957491059. (Ipswich and surrounding area)



Trust Funerals

£1200 all inclusive for our premier Cremation Only service covering the Midlands and the North of England. Call us on 01629 337222.