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What is a direct cremation?

A direct cremation is an unattended cremation without a ceremony. They are an option for families looking to remove the stress of arranging a traditional funeral. For some, they prefer to hold a ‘celebration of life’ or memorial service to mark the life of a loved one instead. Cremation only funerals are also a low-cost option, removing the fuss and allowing those left behind to come to terms with their loss in their own way. At every step, we care for and deliver the most sympathetic service to you and your family. Choosing a simple cremation without a funeral will still mean that your loved one is compassionately looked after and laid to rest.

Lel and Sarah were the first funeral directors in Somerset to offer direct cremations especially this year with so much uncertainty and tighter regulations on funeral attendance, many of our families have chosen this way to lay their loved ones to rest and then celebrate their life at a later time.

Direct Cremation Costs


(Completely inclusive of all costs)

This includes:

  • Meeting with you to discuss the arrangements
  • Help on registration, documentation and certification
  • One Doctor’s cremation paperwork fees
  • Collection of the deceased (With in a 25 mile radius)
  • Care of deceased before Cremation
  • Simple coffin (up to 6ft2 x 20 size)
  • Cremation takes place at Sedgemoor Crematorium
  • Simple cremation urn

* The cremated remains are available to collect from our office after 2-3 working days.

In cases where the Coroner is involved, and there is no need for the Doctor’s medical certificates (Crem 4 & 5), this fee will be deducted from the final invoice.