A Cremation without Ceremony, known as a direct cremation, is for those who would prefer a simpler funeral. It is different to a traditional funeral as there is no funeral service at the Crematorium.
It is for those, who for various reasons, prefer not to have a funeral service. This option of a simple, straightforward cremation is now being chosen by a growing number of people.
Arranging a Cremation without a ceremony is straightforward and we will be pleased to help every step of the way.
We will arrange to bring your loved one into our care.
There will be necessary forms that will need to be completed and signed, this will include the agreement and an application for cremation.
We will then proceed with finalising the arrangements with the crematorium.
If you need any help, just give us a call. We’re available all day, every day, so you’ll always have someone to talk to.
The fees for direct cremation are less than if using the crematorium for a full service or committal.
Please be aware that whatever type of funeral we carry out, we always use our hearse to transport the deceased, our standard coffin (unless otherwise requested) and necessary staff to take the coffin into the Chapel.
Direct Cremation does not mean the coffin is carried in by ‘the back door’. This is absolutely not the case.
Everybody, regardless of the type of service is taken into the chapel with the same amount of care and dignity that you would expect from a service where mourners are attending.
The only difference with Direct Cremation is that no mourners or ministers are allowed to attend and there is no provision for the playing of music.
After the cremation, ashes can of course be returned to you if you wish to be placed or kept wherever you chose.
If you feel you would like to do something as a way of saying goodbye, we can offer our chapel of rest which can with current Covid guidelines seat up to 10 people for a small service/gathering and floral tributes if wished would still be permitted.
Both Colney Wood, Woodland Chapel in Norwich and Bluebell Wood, Cedar Hall in Hainford offer their facilities for a maximum of 1 hour service followed by a Direct Cremation.
Please ask for more details and information.
Pros of a Direct Cremation:
• Approximately a thousand pounds less than the price of a traditional funeral service.
•Avoids the formality and upset of attending the crematorium.
•Gives family freedom to say goodbye their way in a more relaxed environment.
•Ashes can be returned to family or scattered in the garden of remembrance.