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Direct Cremation



Direct Cremations have become increasingly popular in the UK, partially due to their affordability, but also because more and more people want the freedom and flexibility to plan a memorial or celebration-of-life ceremony at a later date.

A direct cremation (or sometimes referred to as an Unattended funeral) is the most affordable and simple funeral option, where the cremation takes place shortly after death, with no funeral service and no family or mourners present. 

It is a dignified and cost-effective alternative to traditional funeral arrangements without compromising on quality service and care.

There are many reasons why people choose direct cremation over attended funeral services.  These may include:

  • There being no surviving family to attend a funeral

  • Being able to provide a more unique memorial service

  • For financial reasons, as these services are lower cost

  • If the deceased requested direct cremation

  • If the deceased was not a religious person

  • For simplicity, opting for a fuss-free, professional service

While no less heart-felt, there are of course some limitations of a direct cremation.  The service is unattended other than by our staff members.  Therefore, there is no service, readings or eulogies in advance.  Additionally, the package covers specific products, such as coffin type (upgrades are available for an additional cost).

However, you will have the freedom to commemorate your loved one in a method of your own choosing, and ashes will be returned to you to be kept or scattered as you prefer.

After the cremation takes places, we can safely hand deliver the cremated remains to you (if you live in the Kirklees/Calderdale area) or you may come along to our premises to collect them in person by appointment.   Alternatively, if you wish, the cremated remains may be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at a Crematorium.

The cost of our Direct Cremation is £1250.00.



Collection of your loved one, within business hours and within the Calderdale and Kirklees area*

A surcharge will apply outside of business hours (9am - 5pm) and outside of the Calderdale & Kirklees areas.


Liaising with third parties and taking care of all the necessary legal and administrative arrangements.

Doctors' fee if required (to complete the Cremation paperwork)

Provision of a fully fitted wood effect coffin up to a size of 6ft x 20" and closing shroud*

Additional charges apply for oversized coffins & upgrades

The cremation fee


An unattended cremation at a crematorium of our choosing, at a time, date and crematorium chosen by us


Transportation to the Crematorium in a suitable vehicle

Return of your loved one’s ashes.



Attendance of mourners, including family or friends


Viewing of the deceased


Choice of date and time of the cremation

Choice of a specific Crematorium

Embalming or dressing in own clothes

Removal of Pacemaker or artificial mechanisms (if required)

Funeral procession.




Not Included

If you think a Direct Cremation might be the right option for you or your loved one, or would like to find out more information, please get in touch with us on 01484 452220 & 01484 719999.

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