What is a direct cremation?

Direct cremation is an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral that separates the committal and the ceremony. The body is cremated without any service at the crematorium, and usually without mourners present. Choosing direct cremation lets you decide how you want to remember your loved one.

Outstanding service you can afford

A direct cremation is a valid, legal and increasingly popular alternative to a traditional funeral. This style of send-off separates the two parts of the funeral – the committal and the ceremony.

We carry out the cremation, offering the same level of care and respect as the best local funeral director, but without the fuss and the big black cars.

Low Cost
Our price reflects the very simple nature of our service. You can save 60%* compared with the cost of a basic cremation service from a traditional undertaker.

We take care of the practicalities leaving you and your family free to decide where, when and how to say goodbye, and how much you want to spend. This offers the chance to create a truly personal send-off.

*Sun Life Cost of Dying Report 2018

Can I attend a direct cremation if I want to?

Yes – you can attend if you would like to. Although there will be no service of any kind, some families still wish to be present at the crematorium.
With a Pure Cremation, we offer this for an additional £200 and there are 2 options:

This charge also covers the cost of additional staff time and providing your selection of music.

Please contact us for details of the crematoria we use.

Is a Direct Cremation the right choice for me?

We want to help you make the right decision for your family and for your loved one.

By separating the cremation process from the farewell, you can:


How can we help?

Pure Cremation provides a simple direct cremation service that you can arrange online or over the phone. This service is available to arrange for someone who has passed away and those who are planning for the future.

Prepaid funeral plans

Plan ahead for peace of mind for you and your family. With two fully guaranteed plans to choose from to suit your budget, our plans allow you to lock in today's prices for services in the future.

To find out more about our prepaid plans, click the button below:

Funeral Plans

Arrange a funeral today

Our standard package has everything you need when arranging a fuss-free cremation for someone who has already passed away. We're available 24/7 to advise and support the bereaved.

To arrange a Pure Cremation needed now, click the button below:

Arrange a funeral

Call us today:

0800 182 2160

Need advice or want to begin arranging with us? Our dedicated team offers expert guidance and support and can help you get started.