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Direct Cremation



Nationwide cremation without a service*



What's Included?

  • Nationwide coverage
  • Professional fee
  • Cremation fees
  • Doctors fee
  • Simple coffin
  • Accredited funeral homes

Payment by Instalments Accepted

The Basics of Direct Cremation

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

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.

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Our FAQs

If your loved one passes away at home, it is important to remain calm. If the death has been expected, the doctor who has been treating your loved one should be contacted, providing they have seen the doctor within the previous 14 days of their death. The doctor will either attend to confirm the death or will give permission for your loved one to be transferred into the care of Far & Beyond Funeral Services. If the death has not been expected you will need to contact the GP of your loved one, they will then visit your home address to confirm the death and issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. You can then contact Far & Beyond Funeral Services and we will take over the care of your loved one.

If your loved one has been an in-patient, the doctors who have been treating your loved one will usually issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. You will usually be given the opportunity to sit with your loved one before they are transferred to the mortuary. When you are ready for your loved one to be collected, you will need to contact Far & Beyond Funeral Services. We will then collect your loved one from hospital, and transfer them into our care.

If the doctor will not issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, this will usually be because the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one mean that a Coroner should be involved for further investigation. The doctor may not issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death for a number of reasons such as;

  • Your loved one has passed away suddenly and the cause of death is unknown.
  • Your loved one has passed away due to violence.
  • Your loved one has passed away in prison.
  • Your loved one has passed away unnaturally.
  • Your loved one has passed away in a place or circumstance which requires an inquest.
  • The doctor can only complete the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death if they know the cause of death and have seen your loved one for the same illness during the 14 days prior to them passing away.

All deaths within the UK have to be registered, a death should be registered within five days. If this is not going to be possible the registrar must be informed of the circumstances within the five-day period.