Direct Cremation

A simple, dignified farewell by trusted professionals in the heart of your community.

Unlike large national businesses providing Direct Cremation, A.J. Adkinson & Son offer you a choice of flexible options to commemorate your loved one.

What is direct cremation?

Direct cremation is the simplest way of saying farewell and the perfect choice for anyone not wishing to have a Funeral service.

This option is growing in popularity and the reasons for this are as individual as those we care for. Some people dislike Funerals and fuss, some simply wish to avoid their loved one’s arranging and attending their Funeral and some would rather that the cost of a traditional Funeral go towards a happier event. Like all of our services- it’s a very personal choice.

Our service includes; collection of the deceased and transfer into our care in Oadby, completion of the necessary legal documentation, a simple coffin for cremation and transport to the Crematorium.

The simplest ”farewell”

At AJ Adkinson & Son, Direct Cremation services are provided to our usual high standards; we guarantee to care for loved one’s and their families with respect and dignity at all times.

Our Direct Cremation service costs just £1,191.00* plus Doctor’s fees; much less than national companies and with personal and compassionate service from a trusted local company throughout.

Ashes may be strewn respectfully at the Crematorium or collected by your family or by our team.

Frequently asked questions

Will you collect the deceased from their home at any time?
We guarantee to answer your call 24 hours and once a death is confirmed, our discreet and sensitive staff will be with you in around an hour, day or night.

Can I go to the service?
Direct Cremation is only an option for those not wishing to have any kind of service and therefore, no-one can attend. However, for a small charge, we provide a dedicated service room at our premises, where up to 30 people may choose to arrange their own service, play music or gather to reflect, prior to the cremation.

Will my loved one be cremated locally?
We only use local Crematoria.

How do I arrange for a Direct Cremation?
Contact us by phone or email. Our team will meet you in person, by telephone or even remotely to discuss your wishes and then arrange for you to sign the relevant documents. We then take care of everything for you.

How do I pay for a Direct Cremation?
Once legal documentation is signed, we ask for full payment in advance of the cremation taking place.

Additional charges

Are there any additional charges?

  • Doctor’s Cremation certificate £82.00
  • Transfer of your loved outside of office hours £45.00 extra
  • Additional mileage to collect the deceased (over 15-mile radius of our Funeral Home ) £2.25 per mile
  • Collection and delivery of Ashes within a 15-mile radius £50.00
  • Removal of a pacemaker £69.00
  • Use of our dedicated ceremony room for a maximum of 30 people (per hour) £200.00