A Direct Cremation is a low-cost option to a traditional funeral. Your loved one will be brought into our dedicated care; they will be placed in a simple wooden coffin and will rest in our mortuary until the committal takes place at the Crematorium.
A Simple Cremation is similar to a Direct Cremation, although a Simple Cremation may include a service at the crematorium. The service could take the form of quiet reflection for a small gathering or a fuller service hosted by a minister or celebrant.
Please note that we do not include the cost of a minister or celebrant within our fixed price package as many families choose to deliver their own more personal service. However, we would be happy to arrange for a religious minister or humanist celebrant to conduct a service although additional fees would be payable.
We will return your loved one’s ashes to you (usually 3-5 days after the cremation), allowing you to organise your own personal memorial service (if you so choose). Alternatively we can arrange to have your loved one’s ashes scattered in the Memorial Garden.
Some of the reasons people choose Simple Send-offs are as follows:
- They like the personal, simple, fuss-free approach we provide
- They like the fact that our Simple Cremation package offers all the practical elements for a cremation at the fraction of the cost of a High Street Funeral Director
- They feel a traditional funeral is a ‘waste of money’ and would prefer to leave their money to others
- It suits the wishes of the deceased
- Many families like the flexibility it provides and want time to organise a separate celebration at a later date
- For some, it is the only viable financial option
- It reduces the cost of repatriation
Simple Send-offs have taken the traditional concept of cremations and trimmed away the excess costs that they feel are unnecessary to make cremations more affordable to families during difficult times. However, this doesn’t mean that the service Simple Send-offs provides is sub-standard, we simply pride ourselves on delivering a personal and quality service without unnecessary expensive extras.
No, neither of these practices are permitted. Your loved one will be placed in an individual, sealed coffin with nameplate before the cremation at a licensed crematorium.
We are only able to maintain such a low price for our Direct Cremation service by requesting payment in full at the time of booking.
We accept payment by Bank transfer, Debit Card, Credit Card and Cash.
In exceptional circumstances, for example, if the deceased is bariatric (obese), there may be an increase in the cremation fee. This will depend on the individual case but unfortunately extra fees of this nature are beyond our control.
If any other services are requested and are not included in our one-off fixed price of £1,795.00, extra charges will be payable.
Yes, please see our Prepayment Plans page for further information.
If you wish to discuss your personal requirements in confidence and with no obligation please call:
(0151) 630 0050 or 0800 246 5292