What is a direct cremation and is it right for me?

What is direct cremation?

A “direct cremation” is a simple cremation without a service: no funeral, just a cremation. Less expensive than standard cremations, direct cremations usually take place outside of peak hours, when there is less demand at the crematorium. This keeps costs low and allows the family to hold a memorial service later on if they want to.

How does direct cremation work?

Your funeral director will take the person who has died into their care while they help you gather the paperwork for the crematorium:

  • The ‘green’ certificate for burial or cremation. This is given to you when you register the death.
  • The application for cremation form. This is usually given to you by the funeral director or direct cremation provider to sign, although it can be downloaded online. You may also be asked to fill out a form describing what you would like to be done with the ashes.
  • Two medical forms. These are the certificate of medical attendant (Forms 4) and the confirmatory medical certificate (CR5). The first is usually provided by the doctor who signed the medical certificate of death, while the other is signed by a separate, independent doctor. Both charge £82 each. Your direct cremation provider or funeral director will be able to help you get these. If the coroner is involved, they will provide cremation form 6 instead, free of charge.

With the forms in order, the funeral director will then take the body to the crematorium as soon as possible – usually, they’ll need at least two days. There’s no embalming or viewing of the body during this wait.

When the time comes, the body will be cremated in a low-cost coffin, in a process that usually takes about an hour and a half. Families aren’t able to choose the time or location of a direct cremation.

The ashes are generally ready to be collected within a 2 weeks, after which the family might decide to hold a memorial service or simply gather together to scatter the ashes privately.

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Direct cremation is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to the likes of David Bowie and author Anita Brookner Who Both opted for a low cost no frills cremation funeral option by with no funeral service.

Direct cremation is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to the likes of David Bowie and author Anita Brookner Who Both opted for a low cost no frills cremation funeral option by with no funeral service.

Direct cremation is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to the likes of David Bowie and author Anita Brookner Who Both opted for a low cost no frills cremation funeral option by with no funeral service.

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We will bring your loved one into our care and provide a A dignified coffin with a name plate included, we will convey your loved one to the crematorium quite possibly in the early morning or late afternoon in a funeral-related vehicle which could be a hearse or an estate car.

The cremated remains are available normally within twenty-four to forty-eight hours and, if needed , we can collect and return these to you if at a local address.

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