Pre-paid Direct Cremations

Our pre-paid price: £1,924.00

If you are especially concerned about the cost of a funeral in the future, you may wish to consider our most basic option, a direct cremation, paid for in advance.

No fuss, no frills

A direct cremation is simple and basic, with no funeral service being held. The same dignified care is taken of the deceased by the Funeral Director, who will accompany the deceased to the crematorium. There is no opportunity for mourners to attend. The ashes are returned at a later date to the deceased’s nominated recipient.

Plan ahead, pay now

You can arrange to have a direct cremation well before you need it, by taking out a pre-paid direct cremation plan. This allows you to pay for all of your funeral director’s costs, fixed at today’s prices.

Your plan also includes a contribution towards third-party costs, over which the funeral director has no control. These are things like crematorium fees, and any doctor’s fees. Often, the sum for disbursements which has been factored into your pre-paid plan will be sufficient to cover all of the costs. Occasionally, if costs have risen significantly, there may be a small additional sum for your relatives, friends or executor to pay. This will be explained to them at the time of need.

More traditional options

If this seems too basic, you may prefer to take out a pre-paid plan for a more traditional funeral service, based on a cremation or burial ceremony with a celebrant. These also offer the opportunity for mourners to gather together to say farewell. You can read more about these options here.

Call 0800 328 1614

Who might choose this option?

  • Those who like to plan ahead.
  • Those who would rather pay for the basics only.
  • Those who do not have family or close friends.

What does this include?

  • Advice when purchasing a pre-paid plan.
  • Collection of the deceased during normal working hours (Mon – Fri 9am-5pm) and within a 10 mile radius of your local branch. Additional charges apply for out of hours collection or for any additional mileage.
  • Care of the deceased in our funeral home.
  • Our basic coffin, suitable for cremation.
  • A generous contribution towards the cremation fee and statutory documents required for cremation.
  • Transport to the crematorium at a time chosen by us. (Mourners will not attend.)
  • Collection of your loved one’s cremated remains from your local branch.

Our Fully Inclusive pre-paid price: £1,924.00 including generous contribution to third-party fees.

To find out more, please contact us at [email protected] or call 0800 328 1614.

This is also available as an ‘at need’ option. Please click here for more details.

This option is available throughout Essex and Suffolk.

For further information about this service please complete the following form. For urgent enquiries please call 0800 328 1614.