A meaningful direct cremation from £895

We take care of the cremation and hand-deliver your loved one's ashes, so you can arrange a personal memorial that’s right for you and your family.

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Direct cremation without a funeral service

A direct cremation is a funeral that takes place without attendees or a traditional service or ceremony at a crematorium.

You and your family can decide how and when you want to say goodbye. This could be a memorial service, a picnic in the park they walked through everyday, or a quiet dinner with family and friends at a favourite restaurant.

“Mum would have hated a formal funeral, so we had a family picnic in her favourite park and raised a glass of wine in her honour.”

How our direct cremation works


We collect your loved one

We collect your loved one from anywhere in the UK and keep them local to you in one of our 86 care centres.


We carry out the cremation

Our highly-experienced team carry out a direct cremation, without the service. We’ll arrange all the paperwork and let you know the cremation date.


We hand-deliver their ashes

We deliver your loved one’s ashes in a simple urn. You can arrange your own memorial service before displaying or scattering the ashes.

Our price includes everything you need

Our direct cremation includes everything you need and nothing you don’t, so you won’t be surprised by any hidden costs along the way.

What’s included:

  • A cremation without a service anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales
  • We’ll complete all the paperwork
  • An urn suitable for scattering and an oak veneer coffin
  • Hand-delivery of your loved one’s ashes or scattering in our gardens of remembrance
  • Guidance and ideas for scattering ashes or planning a memorial service
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Direct cremation.
It’s a funeral done your way.

Do it your way

Plan the send-off you want, getting everyone together at a time and place that’s right for you.

It’s simpler

Cut the extra fuss and burden of a traditional funeral, such as a seated service, hearses and eulogies.

It’s cheaper

We’re 4x cheaper than the average traditional UK funeral ¹, saving you thousands.

¹ Based on statistics from SunLife’s ‘SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2021’.

An award-winning funeral specialist

We started Farewill because, for generations, arranging a funeral has been a slow, impersonal and expensive process that often involves many hidden costs. We’re proud that so many families have put their trust in us to arrange a cremation for their loved one. And that our funeral specialists’ dedication and support has been recognised as award-winning.

Awarded Low Cost Funeral Provider and Best Funeral Information Provider in 2021
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Say goodbye your way

Once we’ve returned your loved one’s ashes, you’re free to celebrate their life anytime, anywhere. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Scattered at sea

Visit their favourite beach or beauty spot and scatter their ashes into the wind.

Make it a party

Get family and friends together and fill the time with amazing memories.

Host a picnic

Put on a picnic spread for a relaxed memorial, and raise a glass in their honour.

Have a family feast

Take everyone out for brunch, lunch or dinner at one of their favourite places.

Commemorative jewellery

Turn their ashes into a ring, cufflinks or a sparkling pendant that you can keep forever.

Do nothing at all

If a memorial isn’t right for you, you could scatter their ashes or display them at home.

Call us today

Our friendly team are here to answer any questions you may have

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I felt that the stress was taken out of the whole process, they were caring and professional. I had several phone calls and emails updating us on Dads journey from collection at the hospital up to the delivery of his ashes. We knew in advance when the cremation would take place so organised a celebration of life dinner.


Top questions people ask about direct cremation

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