Direct Cremation

Unattended Cremation is the lowest cost service available. This is for people who prefer a very simple approach to the funeral without an attended service.

These funeral arrangements are provided by ourselves in our locally based premises in Liverpool. This may be important to you as some ‘direct cremation companies’ are not locally owned family businesses.

What is included in this service:

    • Our professional services.
    • A meeting to complete all the necessary paperwork including advice on registration.
    • Assistance with DWP claim from the Social Fund if eligible.
    • Collection of the person who has died within a 25 mile radius.
    • Liaising with the Coroner if necessary.
    • Arranging Doctor’s paperwork 
    • Looking after the person who has died in our temperature controlled unit.
    • A simple wood effect coffin suitable for cremation fitted with a simple poly-cotton gown and frill.
    • Transfer of the person who has died to the Crematorium in a suitable vehicle (Thornton or Southport £225 extra).
    • Return of the cremated remains following the funeral service to our office for collection in the container from the crematorium.

This is a limited essential service only and is not suitable if you want to have a traditional funeral ceremony. The committal is not attended and family or representatives are not able to witness this happening due to the crematorium regulations.

To keep the costs as low as possible payment for this service is required in advance please.

The Unattended Cremation service costs £1250 inclusive of cremation fee at West Lancashire Crematorium.
(If doctor’s certificates for cremation are required there will be an additional cost of £82).

Total including doctor’s fees is £1332. 

This service is useful for families who do not wish to have a traditional funeral service but may want to have a different type of service in the future with the ashes of their loved one present.

Our full list of fees and guide to disbursements can be found here.