Direct cremation


More and more people are specifying that when they die, their bodies are simply to be cremated with no ceremony or service. This is sometimes known as direct cremation and we are therefore able to offer an extremely simple service to anyone who requests this.

What’s included
  • Bringing the person who has died into our care from a local place of death during normal office hours
  • Our professional services and making all the arrangements for the cremation
  • The supply of a simple, standard-sized coffin suitable for cremation
  • Use of our chapel of rest and visits thereto as required (during office hours)
  • Transport of the deceased to the crematorium in a dignified manner
  • Cremation at Cambridge Crematorium at a time which is convenient to both us and the crematorium
  • Collection of the cremated remains from the crematorium, if requested
  • A notice on our website to inform others of the death and arrangements for donations
  • Doctors’ fees for the legal cremation certificates, if required

If you call us out when the office is not open (ie not between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday) there will be an additional charge of £175.

Please visit our dedicated website for more information about our direct cremation service.

We do ask that the full cost of the service is paid by debit card or BACS transfer before the arrangements are confirmed. We regret that due to the high fees levied by credit card companies, credit card payment for a direct cremation can not be accepted.

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about the cost of a funeral.