Direct Cremation Service

Not everyone wishes to have a funeral service. Some want no fuss or ceremony; for others they do not want the expense of a full funeral. The deceased’s wishes may perhaps state they do not want anyone else to be present, whilst others prefer to separate the cremation from the funeral service itself. Whatever the reason, we can help with our simple and straight forward ‘Direct Cremation Service.’

What is included:

What is not included:

The price for this service is somewhat less than a standard funeral because several elements of a traditional funeral are not used, or do not take place. For example, there is no actual ‘Funeral Service’ in the crematorium chapel, so a minister or celebrant is therefore not required. We also do not carry out any preparation of the deceased, such as embalming or dressing them. Leaving them quietly at rest until their cremation date.

Whatever the reason, the direct cremation option offers a very acceptable and simple alternative to the standard style funeral service. It then enables families an alternative way to achieve what they want by way of looking after their loved one. They do not have to go down the route of having a full funeral service.


At C. Waterhouse & Sons and also Heathfield Funeral Service, we will still take great care of your loved one before they go on their final journey and and this is one of the reasons why we are different to other funeral directors. At all stages of our Direct Cremation Service you will know where your loved one is, as they will be with us for entire time. Increasingly some national companies are advertising cheap direct cremations, but as with most things in life, in our experience, if you buy cheap, you get cheap. Would you really want that for your loved one?

If you alternatively choose to have a Simple Funeral Service instead, then we can give you the various options to help you choose what you would like to happen.

Please get in touch

Please call C. Waterhouse & Sons on 01435-882219 or Heathfield Funeral Service 01435-862648 if you are looking for a Direct Cremation Service. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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