Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation

A direct cremation service allows you to personalise a memorial service in a more appropriate setting, with less time restrictions.  It keeps funeral costs low and is a good option for small families or groups.  It’s a no fuss option for people who don’t want a funeral service.

A direct cremation means that there is no traditional funeral.  The cremation is entrusted to the funeral director and is carried out without a service. Once the cremation has taken place the person making the arrangements will be notified and the cremated remains will be passed over to them.

There may be no need or want for a traditional funeral service, or family may wish to arrange their own personal memorial service which could be held when scattering the ashes.  This could be held at home, out in the open, in a social club or even the local pub.  Not only does this make the service more affordable but it also creates a more relaxed, informal setting.  You will not be so restricted by time which gives people attending a chance to say a few words about their loved one or toast a drink in their honour – things that you are often unable to do at a crematorium chapel or burial ground.

Direct Cremation Total Cost £1699.00.

Cost includes:
Transferring the deceased into our care
(during office hours – up to 100 mile return journey)
A simple traditional foil or veneer coffin
Provision of Hearse
Attendance of conductor and four bearers
(if appropriate, the family will be asked if they would
like our staff to say the Lord’s Prayer prior to committal.)
Crematorium Fees
Doctors Certificates

Limitations: no deviations, family will not be made aware of the date of cremation, no embalming or dressing, no chapel visitation, no family attendance, no in memory donations.

10 Minute Reflective Service

As well as the standard direct cremation service, A.R.Adams also offer a 10 minute reflective service.  This is a good option for those who don’t want the fuss of a traditional funeral but still wish for a few of their family and friends to witness the coffin being received at the crematorium.

The service is held at Southend-on-Sea Crematorium and is very similar to the standard direct cremation, however the family  are able to attend the chapel.  There is no formal service but instead the 10 minute service time can be used for anyone to speak, play music or just to sit and reflect.

Total Cost: £1999.00

Cost includes:
Transferring deceased into our care
(during office hours – up to 100 mile return journey)
A simple, traditional foil or veneered coffin
Provision of Hearse
Attendance of conductor and four bearers
Acceptance and handling of floral tributes
Crematorium Fees
Doctors Certificates

Limitations: no deviations, service takes place at 9:30am, no Wesley music, no minister or officiant, funeral director selects date of service, no embalming or dressing, no chapel visitation, no in memory donations.