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Direct Cremation



Nationwide cremation without a service*



*Does not include a service. If you require a service click here.

What’s Included?

  • Cremation Fee(s)
  • Nationwide Coverage
  • Doctor Fee(s)
  • Simple Coffin
  • Funeral Director Fee(s)
  • Accredited Funeral Home(s)

Payment by Instalments Accepted

The Basics of Direct Cremation

Organising a funeral can be difficult and often expensive, especially when it is for someone you dearly love. However, it doesn’t need to be stressful or cost the world. With a direct cremation, you can have a respectful, fuss-free farewell.

If you haven’t heard of a direct cremation already, you may be wondering what this is. Essentially, it is the simplest of funeral arrangements and is being adopted by many people who are looking for a more private way of saying goodbye. With a direct cremation, this will occur without a funeral service. Instead, loved ones can choose to pay their respects to the person who has died in their own way, at a time that feels right for them, wherever they have their greatest memories.

We are specialists in direct cremations and can cover the whole of England and Wales. Our simple and dignified service is available for £1195 with no extra or hidden costs. Many people value the hassle-free, low-cost, high-quality service they get as a result. It also suits people who haven’t been religious during their lives, and who don’t necessarily feel a full funeral service would be right. And in some cases, it simply isn’t affordable for them.

At Far & Beyond, we differ to many other cremation companies throughout the UK as we offer a beautiful funeral home within our price. Laying someone to rest in a funeral home before their cremation is a traditional practice that we seek to uphold as it gives families the peace of mind that their loved one is resting in a clean, approved and peaceful environment.

Organising a Direct Cremation

We are also different to many other companies as we are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, meaning we meet a high-quality set of standards and requirements.

Included in our cost of £1195 is transfer from the funeral home to where the cremation will take place and the use of a suitable yet simple coffin. Many people spend a lot of money on extravagant coffins, but it isn’t really necessary given its final purpose. This fuss-free way of looking after your loved one is much more financially beneficial – and with the strain of the whole situation on your family, the last thing you need to have added to this is monetary concerns.

Also part of our package is cremation fees. You will receive your loved one’s remains back to you within 30 days of the cremation. We take care of everything for you to ensure you can focus on supporting those around you and spending time grieving in peace, without needing to worry about anything else.

We find that many people have often already requested a direct cremation before they die. Often people who choose this will prefer the simpler, less extravagant way of life. They may also have relatives who live all over the world that will be difficult to gather in one place or may not have any close family. Often, it is also chosen by those who are looking to have a separate memorial service, or who are not religious and don’t want to have a traditional funeral service. A direct cremation provides the most affordable, cost-effective service and is particularly beneficial for those who don’t have a huge amount saved up. Many people instead choose to have a memorial service when they receive the ashes.

If you are not sure how you could still find a meaningful way to say goodbye to your loved one, let us know when booking your direct cremation and we will help you consider some different ways based on other families we have worked with. This can help those left behind with their emotional needs and having a place where they can share happy times and loving memories.

Our FAQs

Is there any support available for the funeral of a child?

Far & Beyond Funeral Services will provide a funeral service for your child at absolutely no cost. We will also attempt to wave as many disbursement fees as possible. Sometimes it is very difficult to get the whole funeral free of charge due to third party fees. However we promise that we will not charge any additional fees and aim to reduce all third party costs where possible. The Child Funeral Charity also supports families who may need help in meeting the costs of a funeral. You can find our more at Child Fund Charity There are also a number of charities who support families following the loss of a child such as Child Bereavement UK.

Can I get help with funeral costs following the loss of a loved one?

You may be able to apply for assistance with funeral costs from the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP). The Social Fund can provide assistance to people who meet the required criteria. To qualify you must be the most suitable person to take responsibility for paying the funeral costs, you must also be receiving one of several qualifying benefits. You must also have insufficient savings to pay for the funeral. The DWP will only pay a limited amount, which may cover a very basic funeral, or they may provide a contribution towards a more traditional and costly funeral. Far & Beyond Funeral Services also have a Direct Debit facility to help with families’ struggling to pay their funeral costs. This will require an application, which will be reviewed by a member of our team. We understand that losing a loved one can be emotionally challenging so we are here to help and will do everything we can to lessen the burden as much as possible. Please call a member of our team on 0800 368 7722 for further information.

How do I apply for a Pre Paid Funeral Plan with Far & Beyond Funeral Services?

If you wish to set up a funeral plan with Far & Beyond Funeral Services, just call a member of our team on 0800 368 7722 and we will be happy to complete all the paperwork for you over the telephone. We can also come to visit you at your chosen location to discuss your wishes in detail so we have a full understanding of what you require.

Who is eligible to spread the cost of a funeral by Direct Debit?

At Far & Beyond Funeral Services we are delighted that over 90% of our customers are in fact eligible to pay via Direct Debit, we take all circumstances into consideration. We truly believe that all families and circumstances are different and we look through each application on a case by case basis.

Will I have to pay any additional charges if I pay by Direct Debit?

We have developed the Direct Debit service to offer affordability for families having difficulties so we aim to keep the costs as low as possible. We offer a Direct Debit facility on every funeral we offer and no additional charges will be added for the use of this facility.


  • The Team at Far and Beyond, go out of their way to help, care and support you. You are treated with dignity and respect. They are always on the end of the phone to support and help you. We were treated with compassion and we cant thank them enough for taking care of our loved one, and introducing us to a lovely lady who took my husbands service, we had a humanist funeral. Lewis dealt with us from Far and Beyond and I cant sing his praises loud enough. If I ever need these services again, I wouldn't hesitate to contact Far and Beyond. Nothing was too much trouble. The stress was taken from us and Far and Beyond did everything, but kept us informed on everything. They didn't take over they worked along side us, and delivered the service we had asked for. They collected my late husband from the Lake District the same day we rang them. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much to the Team. Debbie

    Debbie Warburton
  • We rang far and beyond Funerals Services when my dad died, they were so helpful and very cheap compared to all the others at such a sad time. They took the stress away from us they brought my dad from Cumbria to Manchester all included in the price absolutely amazing kept in touch with us all the way through the and still ring my mum to make sure she is OK. Would definitely recommend these Funeral directors as we wouldn't have been able to afford one if it was t for them so many thanks x

    Hayley Warburton
  • From first contact through to collecting the ashes very professional and courteous, would highly recommend, Dad got a fitting and dignified funeral. thank you to all the team at Far and Beyond funerals.

    Alex Murray
  • Just to say once again how much we appreciate what you did for us & our family & the respect you gave to Mark. You have the right name, Far & Beyond, you certainly live up to that. We hope you are still smiling at him, once again Thank You.

    Mr & Mrs Bass
  • Thank you for everything you did that day you all made it perfect and couldn't imagine it being better! So thank you so much!

    Rhianna Silcock
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