What is a Direct Cremation?
Direct Cremation has received much press coverage over the last few years but unfortunately people do not always mean the same thing when they are referring to it (or reporting on it) which has led to some confusion.
A Direct Cremation means that someone who has died is cremated without a service and without people in attendance. It is a simple way to make arrangements safely and gently after someone has died when a full funeral is not felt to be required or appropriate.
If you have chosen a Direct Cremation, then the person who has died will be brought into the funeral director’s care until the time that they are brought to the crematorium. You will need to meet with the funeral director to complete some statutory cremation paperwork, but this meeting can be short, if that is what you would prefer.
When you choose Direct Cremation, this does not include the opportunity to spend time with the person who has died. We believe that this time might be especially important and therefore also have the option of an Enhanced Direct Cremation (please see below).
Full Circle – Simple Direct Cremation
£1,595 including third party costs. The full costs should be fully paid before the day of cremation.
Bring the person that has died into our care during office hours (there would be an additional charge of £195 if this needs to take place outside of these hours)
Provide a simple coffin – for larger coffins then there may be an additional charge (depending on size). Due to our commitment to the environment this will be a Cardboard coffin.
Transport the person directly from our funeral home (in a private ambulance) to a crematorium of our choice and arrange for a cremation at a time of our choosing (you will not be able to be present for the cremation)
Provide a cardboard ecobox container for the ashes, which you will need to collect from us. If you would like to choose a different container then we can support you with this (and this would be charged seperately).
Full Circle – Enhanced Direct Cremation
The cost for this enhanced direct cremation service is £1,995. The full costs should be fully paid before the day of cremation.
Sometimes people may think that a Direct Cremation is the right decision for their circumstances but feel that there are some small additions that they would like to make to make it meaningful for them. For such situations we can offer an enhancement to the Direct Cremation service.
In addition to everything included in our Simple Direct Cremation, this also includes the options in the list below. Please note that there is no choices of vehicle and this does not include placing a newspaper advert, online tribute or arranging flowers.
Full personal care for the person who has died. This would include obtaining fingerprints and locks of hair – if that is what you would like.
Facilitating you spending time with the person who has died within working hours, including use of our visiting room
A coffin as detailed above – a different coffin can be selected (and you will be charged for the difference in price). There may be an additional change for larger coffins
A cardboard ecobox ashes container, which you will need to collect from us. If you would like to choose a different container then we can support you with this (and this would be charged separately)
The opportunity to spend 15 minutes at one of our services on day of the cremation for final moments with closed coffin prior to departure to the crematorium
The arrangements were tailored to our needs, they were modern and allowed us to carry out my husband’s wishes of a non-conventional funeral
My Uncle had chosen a direct cremation prior to passing as he did not want an expensive funeral. We thought a direct cremation would mean we wouldn’t have much option to personalise but Full Circle allowed this to happen.