A direct cremation is a distinctive alternative to a traditional funeral. We offer a simple, dignified cremation at a time and place that we choose, without mourners present.
Allowing Go Direct Cremations to arrange the funeral ensures full respect for the deceased person whilst eliminating the stress of attending the crematorium as well as unnecessary expense.
If desired, family and friends are then able to hold a private memorial service or send-off at a later date, confident that they will not be judged to have in any way failed the deceased by not attending the funeral, at what can be a deeply distressing time.
Direct cremation without a ceremony with ashes returned £1190.
Direct cremation without a ceremony with ashes returned £1095. (Scotland only)
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What is included:
Collection of the deceased from hospital or mortuary in a hearse or suitable vehicle and thence to a crematorium
Care and preparation of the deceased
Doctors' fees if required
Professionally trained funeral attendants
All cremation fees and costs for an unattended committal
Plain, solid pine wood coffin
Ashes scattered in a Garden of Remembrance
What is not permitted:
Viewing the deceased after we take them into our care
Choosing either the date or time the cremation will take place
The crematorium is of our choosing
Because of these stipulations, no mourners may attend the crematorium on the day
Additional products or services eg., flowers or wreaths
Additional services may be added:
Collection of the deceased from a private address or nursing home or out of hours is subject to prior agreement and will incur extra cost
The death must have been verified by a medical professional before you can start the process.
It is the responsibility of the authorised person responsible for arranging the funeral to register the death at their local Registry Office.
Once we have all the relevant details, we will contact you to complete the formalities.
We will then arrange to collect the deceased and commence the process.
The ashes will be scattered in the garden of remembrance at the crematorium. This will be unattended.
If you have chosen to have the ashes returned, this will be by courier to the address given.
"GoDirectCremations were a lifesaver. Well, not quite. I can't tell you how helpful GoDirectCremations were after my father died. I'd never had to do any "death admin" before and, frankly, didn't know where to start. GoDirectCremations managed the whole thing: transport from the care home, certificates, cremation and final delivery of the ashes. They kept me informed every step of the way. I always knew what was happening and what would happen next. It was probably the most stress free part of the whole process. My father always said he wanted a no-nonsense funeral. GoDirectCremations were able to provide that and dealing with them meant I could spend more time helping my children come to terms with our loss and more time with my father's friends, which I know would have been important to him. Now we have the ashes, we are able to plan a more relaxed thanksgiving ceremony at a time of our choosing. I couldn't recommend GoDirectCremations enough" Ewan McCowen