Direct cremation

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Direct cremation is our most cost-effective funeral and offers an unattended cremation, which is suitable for those who do not want a formal funeral service or ceremony.

As with all our options, your loved one will receive the highest standard of care from our skilled and professional team. We’ll care for them at one of our Chapels of Rest and they’ll be taken to a local crematorium of our choice by private ambulance. There is no ceremony to attend. You’ll be unable to visit your loved one while they are in our care at our Chapels of Rest or attend your loved one’s cremation.


Coffin and third-party crematorium fee is included, nothing more to pay.

You can view our full pricing information including our range of funeral services packages and the additional options available by clicking here.

What's included

  • Our full professional services, including making all necessary arrangements, taking care of official documentation, advice and guidance on certification and registration.
  • Collection of your loved one within a 30 mile radius of any of our funeral branches in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, and care for them in one of our Chapels of Rest (24-hour freephone careline service) .
  • Dressing of your loved one in a simple gown and making preparations for their cremation.
  • A wood effect veneered coffin and transportation to crematorium by private ambulance.
  • Cremation.
  • Return of your loved one’s cremated remains to your local East of England Co-op Funeral Services branch for collection.
  • Ongoing support from our team of expert bereavement counsellors.

Your Funeral Arranger will prepare a personalised quotation based on the local third-party charges that apply, and the choices you make.

What's not included

  • Visiting and spending time with your loved one whilst they are being cared for in one of our Chapels of Rest.
  • Family members or mourners attending your loved one’s cremation.
  • Choosing the date or time of your loved one’s cremation, you won’t be advised of the date of the cremation, until after it has taken place.
  • Any changes to the services listed above, including changes to your loved one’s coffin or the clothing they wear at the time of their cremation.
  • Additional products and services, such as limousines, flowers and order of service.
  • Embalming of your loved one, however this can be purchased separately.
  • Any transport over 30 miles from one of our funeral branches, additional charges will apply.

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Our other funeral package choices

Traditional funeral

Our most popular attended funeral package includes many of the traditional funeral choices as standard. You’ll make savings by purchasing as a package rather than choosing each item individually.

Funeral Director fees: £2,495 *Other essential additional fees may apply.

Attended funeral

Your loved one will be taken straight to the service where you can say goodbye. This funeral choice provides all the essentials for an attended funeral. Coffin included.

Funeral Director fees: £2,270 *Other essential additional fees may apply.

Direct burial

Our Direct burial is a cost-effective funeral service and offers an unattended burial, which is suitable for those who do not want a formal funeral service or ceremony. Coffin included.

Funeral Director fees: £1,495 *Other essential additional fees may apply.