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Direct Cremation Service


A Simple and Peaceful Option

A direct cremation service, also known as an unattended cremation, offers a dignified and cost-effective alternative to traditional funerals. It focuses on the essential elements of honouring a loved one without the formalities and expenses associated with a larger ceremony. Due to our heritage, we still feel it appropriate to approach any service the same and therefore many of the arrangements afforded to more traditional services can still be included and implemented in a direct service, wether that may be visiting your loved one in the chapel of rest or choosing a piece of music to honour your loved one as the committal rites are read.

Direct funerals are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons, some people prefer a simpler and more personal way to say goodbye. The cost savings can be significant, especially for those on a tight budget. Cremation is a more eco-friendly option than burial.

Direct funerals can be a compassionate and dignified way to honour a loved one. They offer a simple and affordable option for those who want to focus on what truly matters: remembering and celebrating the life of the person who has passed away.

Please remember though, a direct funeral does not mean you can’t have a memorial service or other way to celebrate the life of your loved one. It’s important to discuss your wishes with your family and friends beforehand so they understand your preferences. It is also no less respectful than a traditional service, everyone is unique.

An E White & Son Direct Funeral Service provides the following:

The conveyance of your loved one into our care and the performance of first offices and provision of the chapels of rest.

The initial meeting with your funeral director to discuss and plan arrangements, guide you through the process and attend to all relevant legal paperwork.

The provision of a “Conway” veneered oak coffin with accompanying fixtures, fittings and engraved nameplate, lined and frilled internally.

The provision of a Jaguar Hearse or Ford Hearsette to convey your loved one on their final journey to the crematorium.

Your funeral directors attendance on the day of the service to oversee the funeral service and ensure both your loved ones and your wishes are implemented.

Fees & Disbursements

£1000 – Funeral Directors Fee’s (for the items listed above)

£357 – Disbursements (including Cremation Certificate and unattended service at Sedgemoor Crematorium)

Key Points:

No formal ceremony: There are no eulogies, readings, or religious rites.

Limited attendance: Family members may choose to be present at the cremation, but it’s not mandatory, certain crematoria do charge extra for a limited attendance, this will be discussed with you at the time of need.

Respectful care: The deceased is treated with care and respect throughout the process. First offices are performed and your loved one dressed in an outfit you have chosen if you so wish.

Personalised options: You can choose the type of cremation urn, scattering ashes, or memorial service at a later date.

Flexibility: You can then tailor a burial of ashes service or an ashes scattering service to your specific needs and wishes at a special time and place.

Please note: This is an overview, and additional options, such as music, readings, or other personalisation elements, may be available. We are happy to discuss these options with you in more detail.