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Direct Burial Services

Direct burials offer a simple and dignified way to say farewell, focusing on the essence of remembrance and reflection.

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What is a Direct Burial?

A direct burial funeral service is a respectful, straightforward and dignified approach to laying a loved one to rest. It involves the burial of the deceased soon after passing, typically without a formal funeral service or viewing.

Our direct burial services are ideal for families seeking a simple, yet dignified way to say goodbye. It allows for a more private and personal mourning process, away from the stress associated with planning ceremonies or other forms of traditional funerals.

We also provide direct cremation funeral options, which is also known as an unattended cremation. This type of service follows the same ethos but involves a cremation service instead of a burial.


Choosing Our Direct Burial Services

At Kenna and Turner, we deeply appreciate the individuality of each family and the distinct ways they choose to celebrate and honour the lives of their loved ones. We recognise that for many, a direct burial service is a choice that resonates with their personal, cultural, or spiritual values, and we are here to support and facilitate this choice with the utmost respect and compassion.

Many families find comfort in the straightforwardness of this option, which allows them to focus on their personal reflection and remembrance without the complexities of a traditional funeral. It offers a peaceful and dignified farewell, ensuring the memory of the departed is honoured in a dignified and respectful manner.

For others, direct burial is a way to honour the wishes of their loved ones, who prefer a more private approach. It can be seen as a reflection of the individual’s life and values, reflecting their preference.

A direct burial can also alleviate unnecessary financial burdens that can sometimes accompany more elaborate funeral arrangements, ensuring that families can say goodbye to their loved ones in a dignified way without worry. This aspect can be especially comforting, allowing families to focus on supporting each other during their time of loss.

At Kenna and Turner, we are here to guide you through this process with kindness and understanding. Our funeral home will ensure that every detail is taken care of, allowing you and your family the space to grieve and remember in your own way. We believe in providing a service that is not just about saying goodbye, but about celebrating a life lived and cherishing the memories that will live on forever.

In choosing our direct burial services, you can trust that we will handle everything with sensitivity and professionalism, honouring your loved one’s memory and your family’s wishes with the highest level of care and compassion.


Organising a Direct Burial Funeral

At Kenna and Turner, we understand that organising a direct burial for someone you love is a deeply personal and emotional journey. That’s why we’re here to take care of the details for you, with a kind and understanding touch.

When you come to us, we’ll sit down together, maybe over a cup of tea, and talk about what you need and what your loved one would have wanted. We’ll help you understand the paperwork and legal bits, so you don’t have to worry about that during this tough time.

We are more than just a low-cost funeral provider. We are people who care and want to support you in making this farewell as peaceful and respectful as possible. Whether it’s choosing the best burial ground for your loved one or making sure every part of the service reflects your loved one’s personality, we’re here to help every step of the way.

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Comprehensive Direct Burial Funeral Services on the Wirral

As experienced funeral directors on the Wirral, we provide compassionate, direct burial services across the entire area.

Our team has built strong relationships with the local authorities and cemeteries, which ensures that every burial we conduct is in full compliance and is carried out with the utmost respect for both the departed and their loved ones.

We provide personalised guidance throughout the entire process, from the initial planning stages to the direct funeral itself. Our aim is to make this difficult time as smooth and stress-free as possible for the family, ensuring a dignified and respectful final farewell for their loved ones.


Direct Burial Costs

At Kenna and Turner, we deeply understand that the loss of a loved one is a heartbreaking time. And, in these moments, the financial aspects of arranging a funeral and a final resting place can often feel overwhelming. That’s why we are committed to providing you with both transparency and affordability in all our services, especially when it comes to direct burials.

Direct burials are generally less costly than traditional funeral services. This choice might suit those who prefer a more private or immediate form of closure. We want to emphasise that opting for a direct burial does not mean compromising on the respect and care for your loved one’s life. It simply means that some of the more traditional aspects, such as ceremonies or embalming, are not included, which reduces the overall cost.

We also offer a range of financing options and prepaid funeral plan options. These options are designed to provide peace of mind and financial relief, allowing you or your loved ones to plan for the future in a way that feels most comfortable.

At Kenna and Turner, we are more than just a low-cost funeral service provider. We are a team that cares deeply and respects the process which loved ones go through during loss. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you might have.

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Our compassionate team is here to answer your questions, provide support, and guide you through this process with care and respect. Contact us today on  0151 638 4444  to learn how we can assist you with our direct burial services.


Attended Funerals FAQs

Arranging a funeral is a stressful time and when doing it for the first time you will surely have a lot of questons to ask, we’re here to help make this as easy as possible.

How does a direct burial differ from a traditional funeral service?

With a direct burial, the loved one is laid to rest soon after their passing, without a formal ceremony or viewing, and typically without embalming. Traditional funerals can include a viewing or wake, embalming, a ceremonial service, or more elaborate casket choices. A direct burial offers a simpler, often more private, way to honour the deceased.

What are the costs associated with a direct burial?

The costs for a direct burial are generally more affordable than those for a traditional funeral. These costs typically cover the burial plot, transportation of the body to the burial site, and a simple casket.

Is embalming required for a direct burial?

Embalming is not required for a direct burial. This process is typically associated with preserving the body for viewing as part of traditional funeral services. In a direct burial, because there’s no viewing or delayed funeral service, embalming is usually not necessary, which can also help reduce overall expenses and simplify arrangements during a difficult time.

Can families still hold a memorial service with a direct burial?

Yes, families can absolutely hold a memorial service with a direct burial. Whilst the burial itself is straightforward and without ceremony, families can choose to have a separate memorial service at a later time.

How quickly after death does a direct burial occur?

Direct burial usually takes place relatively soon after death, often within a few days. This time frame can be influenced by practical considerations such as the availability of the burial site and the completion of necessary legal paperwork. The quicker timeline is partly because there’s no need for embalming or organising a viewing, allowing the family to focus on their grieving and remembrance.