Fee from £900


Direct Cremation (sometimes called simple cremation) is when a cremation takes place at a crematorium - but without having a ceremony there.


You can still have your farewell ceremony and celebration, with the coffin present if you choose - but at another venue. For more info - see below, look at the example estimates in our price lists and visit our 'Venue ideas' page. 

After the cremation, the ashes are either returned to you to be kept, scattered or buried depending on your wishes - or scattered at the crematorium.

Reasons why some people choose direct cremation:

  • You've been told not to spend too much money or make a fuss!

  • You'd prefer the ceremony or celebration to be in a special venue rather than at the crematorium (see our 'Venue ideas' page)

  • You want the ceremony and celebration to be in one place - and to follow on from each other

  • You want to say your goodbye after the cremation has taken place

  • You simply want to scatter or bury the ashes

  • You need more flexibility over timing, so everyone can gather together later

  • You don’t want a ceremony

  • You've been asked to give the money saved to a hospice or charity

  • You'd like something more personal than a traditional cremation

  • You want to avoid having something funereal

  • You'd like to hold a longer ceremony than would normally be allowed in a crematorium chapel

Next steps

We can meet you in person at home or at Applefield Cottage - or if you prefer we can arrange everything over the phone and by email. 

Confirmation in writing

After we've discussed everything we'll confirm it in writing so you're clear about timings, costs and arrangements - before you decide.