The simple, personal way to say goodbye
A direct cremation is a cremation without a service at the crematorium. It gives you the freedom to say goodbye your way. Arrange a direct cremation with our award winning team, from £895.
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 decide how and where they say goodbye to their loved one, at a time that’s right for them.
Do it your way
Create the send-off you want, when you’re ready. With more time to grieve, plan, and get everyone together.
Cut the extra fuss and burden of a traditional funeral. Things like a hearse, an organist, or arranging a procession.
We’re 4x cheaper than the average traditional UK funeral, saving you thousands.
Everything you need, from £895.
With specialist support throughout.
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.
After the cremation
We can scatter the ashes, you can collect them from the crematorium, or we can hand-deliver the ashes to you, anywhere in the UK, for £100.
Dealing with a death takes time
The passing of a loved one can be difficult enough, so you may not feel ready to arrange a funeral. Our direct cremations let you sort the things that need to happen quickly, then organise a fitting farewell later.
Enjoy their favourite view or walk
Get everyone together for a big send-off
What would they choose?
Skipping the formal funeral service frees you up to remember your loved one in a more fitting way. You could…
Cook and share a meal they loved
Fundraise for a charity close to their heart
Why families are choosing Farewill
My grandmother wanted a simple send off with her ashes scattering at her chosen location and only the closest family and friends present. Farewill offered us the perfect way to carry out her wishes.
Abi, funeral customer
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.
Frankie, funeral customer
Serving England, Wales and Scotland
We can arrange a cremation even in the remotest places. Just give our friendly team a call if you’re unsure whether we serve your area.
Read our guides
The difference between a standard and direct cremation
A standard cremation includes a traditional funeral service at a crematorium. A direct cremation is a cremation you do not attend. The crematorium will take your loved one into their care, perform the cremation and bring the ashes back to you.Read more
What can you do with the ashes after a cremation?
After receiving the ashes from a cremation, many families arrange their own personal memorial service. You’re then free to display or scatter the ashes anywhere you wish – or you could even create a series of mementos for your family.Read more
Where can you scatter ashes in the UK?
Ashes can be scattered almost anywhere in the UK, as long as you have permission from the landowner first. If you’re thinking about scattering ashes at sea or on a river, you don’t need a permit, but you should follow the Environment Agency’s guidance.Read more