We'll help arrange a direct cremation in Canterbury for someone who's died. This is a funeral without a service and keeps costs low. You can arrange a simple cremation with us from £895

Or call 012 2764 7624 to talk things through

Honour their memory

No two people are the same, and no two funerals are either. We’ll work with you to create a bespoke funeral, so you can say goodbye your way.

Get dedicated support

If you know exactly what they wanted, or you’re not sure where to start, we’ll arrange something that feels right for you and your loved ones.

Choose what’s right for you

We’ll help you find a venue for a memorial, or give you ideas on other ways to say goodbye, like where to scatter their ashes.

A Canterbury Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Deeanna, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

A Canterbury Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Losing a loved one is hard. To make things a little easier, we'll pair you up with someone in our team.

With experience across Sturry, Blean, Thanington, Bridge, Hersden and beyond, they’ll listen to what you want and need, answer your questions and guide you through everything.

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012 2764 7624

How we’ll help you

Our prices start from £895 for a direct cremation (without a service), including the crematorium fee, a simple urn and oak veneered coffin. You can also choose from our selection of urns for scattering and display.

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012 2764 7624

We arrange the cremation

We’ll bring your loved one to our chapel or rest and look after them there while we complete all the paperwork and arrange the cremation date.

On the day of the cremation

We’ll transport them to a local crematorium in Canterbury and carry out a cremation you don’t attend. We’re always available if you need a chat.

We hand-deliver their ashes

We deliver your loved one’s ashes in a simple urn, or scatter them for you. We also offer a choice of urns for display or scattering, including planting and water scattering.

Find the perfect place to say goodbye

We’ll help find the perfect place for a memorial service or to scatter your loved one’s ashes in Sturry, Blean, Thanington, Bridge, Hersden or nearby.

Whether you have something in mind or want to talk through your options, our funeral experts will support you in finding a place that reflects the person you love.

We met up with family and said goodbye together in our way. The way mum wanted. Fantastic value, fantastic staff, fantastic company that’s with you every step of the way.

Jenny, who arranged a funeral with farewill

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Planning your own reception or memorial

Instead of a funeral service, a memorial can give you the chance to come together with friends and family and celebrate your loved one’s life. If this is something you’re considering, these ideas from our team could help you get started.

Memorial ideas in Canterbury

Dedicate a tree to your loved one, enter their name into the Book of Remembrance, or turn your loved one’s ashes into jewellery and keep the memory of them alive.

Where to scatter ashes in Canterbury

Take a walk through the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve, walk across Kent Downs, or enjoy the views at Tankerton Beach to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that is special to them.

Unique wake venues in Canterbury

Walk through Westgate Gardens, take a tour on the Great Stour River, or spend an afternoon in Westgate Towers and celebrate your loved one with a wake that best celebrates their life.

Find your funeral directors in Canterbury 

Canterbury is a cathedral city in southeast England, known as a pilgrimage site in the middle ages. It was the inspiration for Chaucer’s famous ‘The Canterbury Tales’ where unique characters journey to Canterbury together. The city is famed for its cathedral founded in 597 A.D, which incorporates Gothic and Roman elements along with stained glass windows. 

Along with the cathedral, Canterbury is home to several churches including the Vineyard Church, St Mary Bredin, and the Anglican Church. All of these churches offer funeral services and provide a peaceful space to remember your loved one. 

There are also several cemeteries and crematoriums such as Canterbury cemetery and Barham Crematorium, which runs several memorial events throughout the year. The peaceful grounds are an ideal resting place for your loved one or you can choose to scatter their ashes there and dedicate a tree to them. 

There are also many places of natural beauty should you consider scattering your loved one’s ashes in Canterbury, such as Tankerton Beach and the Kent Downs. 

How much funerals and cremations cost in Canterbury

The average funeral in Canterbury costs around £4,300, with cremations costing on average £3,300. A cremation is a low-cost option compared to a burial, but the final price will vary depending on the type of funeral you wish to arrange. 

There are several funeral services available in Canterbury include burial, woodland burial, or cremation. We’ll help you arrange a meaningful direct cremation in Canterbury.

Areas we cover in Canterbury 

We can arrange a meaningful cremation across Canterbury, including Barton, Northgate, Wincheap, Kent, Barham and Faversham.

We’ll bring your loved one into our care, no matter the distance, arrange the cremation and hand-deliver their ashes back to you anywhere in Canterbury.

Our local experts can also help you find somewhere to hold a memorial service in Canterbury.

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Create a meaningful funeral today

We’ve helped thousands of families deal with life’s toughest moments, and we’re here to support you whenever you need.

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