Affordable Direct Cremation Service

Direct Cremation Service

For a low-cost, simple funeral, A & J Morriss & Sons deliver a ‘Direct Cremation only’ option, providing cremation services without a traditional funeral service.

Direct cremation is a dignified, yet simple unattended cremation service. It offers families an affordable alternative, whilst still maintaining respect and dignity for your loved one.

A direct cremation service is typically used for families who either live too far away to attend a traditional funeral service, or if your loved one had passed away overseas and you are unable to travel to that destination.

Direct cremation services are becoming popular because they can be up to 66% cheaper than the cost of a typical funeral service. The savings can be used to celebrate the life of a loved one exactly as you wish.

Our direct cremation process is clear, straightforward and respectful – and you’ll have our support every step of the way. You’ll also have the reassurance that the entire process is carried out respectfully and professionally by trusted funeral experts and we’ll ensure the safe return of the ashes to you.

Please note, no mourners are permitted to attend a direct cremation service.

Simply give our professional client service team a call. They’ll be able to talk you through the direct cremation service and offer you step-by-step guidance regarding the few, simple things you’ll need to do. Just call us on 020 8654 0990 and we will take care of everything.

Our Direct Cremation service is available across the UK mainland. It includes:


  • 24/7 telephone access
  • Facilitation of all the necessary arrangements
  • Removal of deceased into our mortuary from a hospice, hospital or public mortuary during normal working hours
  • Mortuary accommodation for the deceased until the funeral
  • Provision of a basic coffin suitable for cremation
  • Specialist funeral vehicle to transport the deceased to the crematorium
  • Coffin bearers to take the coffin into the crematorium
  • An unattended cremation, at a time and date of our choosing
  • The return of the ashes or scattering in the Gardens of Remembrance
  • Bereavement telephone counselling service

Direct cremation costs inclusive of all disbursements £1,650

Additional costs:

  • Doctor’s fees payable for Statutory Cremation Forms 4 and 5 if applicable: £164.00 Please note: Doctors fees are only applicable when a coroner is not involved, usually 50% of the time.  For instances where a coroner is involved, click here to learn more.
  • If we are required to bring the deceased into our care outside of normal office hours or removal from a private residence at any time there will be an additional charge of £250

These services can be arranged in a funeral plan – where the above cost will be applicable plus £185 administration fees.

Use the form below to request further details or simply call us on 020 8654 0990 to talk to one of our trained professionals today.




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