Say a fitting farewell in Leicester

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.
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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 Leicester Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Deeanna, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

A Leicester 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 Castle, Saffron, Fosse, Belgrave, Spinney Hills 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.

Where to scatter ashes in Leicester

Enjoy a visit to Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve, or enjoy a picnic at Watermead Country Park to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that is meaningful to them.

Unique wake venues in Leicester

Pay a visit to Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, take a tour of the University of Leicester Botanical Garden, or enjoy a picnic at Aylestone Meadows as you celebrate the life of your loved one.

Memorial ideas in Leicester

Pay tribute to your loved one with an entry in a Book of Remembrance, a memorial plaque, or even a memorial planter at Gilroes Crematorium in Leicester.

Find Your Funeral Directors in Leicester

Leicester is one of the oldest cities in the UK, dating back almost 2,000 years. It’s the county town of Leicestershire, located in the East Midlands. The city is rich with culture and heritage with many attractions from historical sites to family-friendly favourites that hold a special meaning for locals and the many visitors each year. A city full of art and culture, many people, visit the Roman Jewry Wall - the tomb of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral and the city is also home to the most extensive collection of German Expressionist artwork in the UK.

Leicester cemeteries and crematoriums include Belgrave cemetery, Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium, Saffron Hill cemetery, and Welford Road cemetery. 

Leicester has several areas of natural beauty, such as Beacon Hill. This was the site of a Bronze Age hill fort and the topography of the areas indicates areas that can be seen from the summit such as Lincoln Cathedral and the hills of the Peak District. Near the summit of Beacon Hill, you will also find a strange rock formation known as the ‘Old Man of the Beacon.’ Ashby Castle is another popular attraction in Leicester that was a favourite castle of Edward IV and also has links to Lord Hastings. However, the novel Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott made the castle famous. Today you can climb the impressive Hastings Tower at Ashby.

There are many places of natural beauty should you consider scattering your loved one’s ashes in Leicester.

How Much Funerals and Cremations Cost in Leicester

The average cost of a cremation in Leicester is £4,850, while burials in the area cost around £5,726. The average cost of a funeral in Leicester is £5,285 which puts it well above the regional average cost which is £4,485 in the East Midlands.

It’s worth noting that the price of a funeral can vary depending on the type of funeral you choose to arrange. You could expect to pay a lot less with a direct cremation.

There are several services available from funeral directors in Oxford including burials and cremation. We’ll help you arrange a meaningful direct cremation in Oxford.

Areas We Cover in Leicester

We can arrange a meaningful cremation across Leicester, including, Belgrave, Castle, Fosse, Saffron and Spinney Hills.

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 Leicester.

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

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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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