Say a fitting farewell in Canterbury

Arrange a local direct cremation from £895, with the help of our award-winning team. So you can say goodbye at a time and place that feel right.

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The service was excellent and you would not get better by going to a high street funeral director and paying 2 or 3 times as much. We couldn’t have asked for a better send off for our brother.
Five stars from Trustpilot

Terry, funeral customer

Do it your way

Create the send-off you want, when you’re ready. With more time to grieve, plan, and get everyone together.

It’s simpler

Cut the extra fuss and burden of a traditional funeral. Things like a hearse, an organist, or arranging parking.

It’s cheaper

We’re 4x cheaper than the average traditional UK funeral, saving you thousands.

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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Direct cremation.
It’s a funeral done your way.

Direct cremation is simply a cremation without a funeral service. It’s fast becoming the choice of families who want to choose how and where they say goodbye to their loved one, at a time that’s right for them.

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We arrange the cremation

Wherever you are in England and Wales, we’ll bring your loved one to our chapel of rest. Then complete all the paperwork and arrange the cremation.

On the day

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

We hand-deliver the ashes

We deliver your loved one’s ashes in your choice of urn, or scatter them for you. We can also give ideas and advice on arranging a fitting send-off.

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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