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.

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An award-winning team to support you

Our award-winning funeral directors are here 7 days a week to support you through the process. We believe everyone deserves a send-off as unique as they are, without compromising on cost, or quality.

A direct cremation is 80% cheaper than the average UK funeral.

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How our costs compare

Farewill
£895
Simplicity Cremations
£995
Affordable Funerals
£1,095
Pure Cremation
£1,295

We’ve used the Standardised Price List of each provider to compare the cost of an unattended funeral (cremation) – the list of services included by each provider for the price set out above may vary. Tap the logos to see the Standardised Price Lists for more details. Prices are accurate as of January 2024.

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 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.

It’s simpler

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

It’s cheaper

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

Everything you need, from £895.
With specialist support throughout.

1

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.

2

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.

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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

Want some inspiration?

We’ve got lots of ideas for things you could do, and can point you towards the best places near you. Our team is always happy to help.

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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.

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Frequently asked questions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Farewill

Farewill Funerals Ltd is a company registered in England No. 12278192. Registered office: 1st Floor, 27 Downham Road, London, England, N1 5AA. Farewill Funerals Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under Firm Reference Number 995901. Please note that the selling and administering of funeral plans is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), however if you are purchasing a funeral without a funeral plan this will not be covered by FCA regulation.

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