A direct cremation is where the cremation itself takes place completely separately from the personal farewell or service.
It is a modern alternative to a traditional funeral that gives you the freedom to hold a more personal farewell how and when you choose. Some of our families use the ashes urn as their focal point for remembrance, whilst others use a favourite photograph or visit a special location.
It couldn't be easier to arrange a direct cremation funeral with us! Our standard service has everything you need for a simple cremation, with the same affordable price across the whole of England, Wales and mainland Scotland.
Scotland only - Please call to discuss your needs where you require our team to attend a location further than a 2-hour drive NORTH of Glasgow or Edinburgh
A Pure Cremation in England and Wales includes:
A Pure Cremation in Scotland includes:
Medical cremation certificates are not required in Scotland.
While there is no additional charge for transferring ashes across the England-Scotland border, you should allow additional time to arrange and complete this.
Not everyone passes away in a hospital and we offer prompt care for you and your loved one whether this is at home, a care home or in a hospice setting.
Call us any time, day or night, to discuss what happens next. We will come as soon as possible and you’ll get a clear indication of our team’s likely arrival time. It is always helpful to know whether your loved one is upstairs or not, and whether they are more than 15 stone in weight as we might need to send additional staff for safe and dignified transfer.
Pure Cremation has the expertise, equipment and systems to ensure all of the legal requirements for a cremation are met.
We work with hundreds of different GP practices across England and Wales each year to achieve this quickly and smoothly. Doctors’ cremation certificates are not required for Scotland.
Return of ashes within 21 days of the cremation is INCLUDED in our price, but please do let us know if you have planned a scattering or memorial service sooner than this.
You can specify a day and time for the return of your loved-one’s ashes, including evenings and weekends.
Please note that we cannot offer this service for ashes crossing the England-Scotland border.
We are happy to arrange for a family representative to collect ashes from our offices or the cremation venue themselves if more convenient. There is no charge for this.
Even though there is no funeral service, we offer the opportunity to spend up to 20 minutes with your choice of music saying a private goodbye.
We want to emphasise that a Pure Cremation is a distinctive service, not a cheap funeral… so there are some restrictions.
Up to 12 people can attend and you can choose either:
A committal at our own Charlton Park Crematorium in Hampshire at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends at no additional cost
A committal at one of our carefully chosen venues at 9am only.
We have the same, simple pine coffin design for everyone we look after.
Please tell us if your loved one is heavier than 17 stone as we will need to provide extra staff for safe, prompt and dignified transfer into our care, particularly from an upstairs location.
Very large clients (weight over 22 stone) or very tall clients (more than 6’6″) are likely to require a special order coffin, but we always review each case individually.
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This is an important decision and you need to be confident that you’ve chosen the right people to look after your loved one.
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