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Direct Cremation Service Wirral

Our direct (unattended) cremation service is a simple and more affordable alternative to traditional funerals.

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Direct Cremations in Wirral

What is a Direct Cremation?

A direct cremation is a type of cremation service where the body of the deceased is cremated without a funeral service. It is a straightforward type of way to be cremated without ceremony and allows family members to commemorate the loved one in their own time and way.

The body is cremated shortly after death, and there is no visitation or ceremony prior to the cremation. The cremated remains are then returned to the family, who may choose to hold a memorial service or scatter the ashes at a later time.

Direct cremation is generally less expensive than a traditional cremation with a service because it eliminates the costs associated with a funeral ceremony and visitation.

When you choose direct cremation, our team at Kenna and Turner will handle all the necessary arrangements, and the deceased person will rest in our funeral home until the cremation date.

Our funeral director will instruct you on the time and date of the cremation and return the ashes to you to keep or scatter in a suitable place.

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Why Choose Direct Cremation?

There are several reasons why people might choose a direct cremation:

  1. Cost: As mentioned, a direct cremation is generally less expensive than a traditional funeral service.
  2. Simplicity: Some people prefer a simple, no-fuss approach to their own death or the death of a loved one. Direct cremations allows for a straightforward disposition of the body without the need for a funeral.
  3. Personal preference: Some people simply prefer cremation to burial and choose a direct cremation as a way to have their remains cremated without an attended funeral service. Funerals are different for every person, and direct cremations offer a good alternative for people who are not interested in ceremonies.
  4. Religious or cultural beliefs: Some religions and cultures have specific requirements or preferences for the disposition of the body after death, and a direct cremation may be the preferred option. Feel free to reach out to our funeral directors to learn more.

It’s important to note that a direct cremation does not necessarily mean that there will not be a memorial service or another type of celebration of life. Many families choose to hold a memorial service at a later date, either with or without the cremated remains present.

Whatever your reasons are for wanting a direct cremation service, our funeral director will be here to make the service as seamless as possible. Kenna & Turner have over 125 years experience in the industry and can help you to organise a direct cremation ceremony.

Direct Cremation Cost

As more families search for affordable yet meaningful ways to say goodbye to their loved ones, direct cremation services are becoming ever more popular.

The cost of direct cremations UK vary depending on whether the service is fully inclusive. At Kenna & Turner, we offer affordable and practical direct cremation services around the Wirral. Direct cremations cost typically £1395, but this can vary so it is important to get in touch for more details.

We understand sometimes people may need financial help with funeral costs. If you need help and are claiming the benefits listed below, you can gain access to help with the cost of a funeral:

  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Allowance
  • Family Tax Credit

Contact the UK’s bereavement service helpline on 0800 151 2012 to apply for financial support or check you eligibility for funeral cost help.

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Simple Direct Cremation Services

When choosing a direct cremation with Kenna & Turner you will still receive exceptional and reliable care from our experienced funeral directors.

The information listed below is what is included in the cost of the £1395.00 direct cremation service.

  • Transfer your loved one into the care of Kenna and Turner In Office Hours
  • Transportation of your loved one in our modern purpose-built hearse to the crematorium
  • Completion of all the necessary paperwork
  • Care of your loved one prior to the cremation
  • Cremation Coffin
  • Coffin bearers
  • Dealing with our local crematorium to arrange cremation
  • Return cremated remains to our office for collection or deliver them to your chosen address

How Long Does It Take To Organise A Direct Cremation?

The time it takes to arrange a cremation can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the arrangements that have been made in advance. In general, it is typically possible to arrange an unattended cremation within a few days of the death.

If a person has made pre-arrangements for their unattended cremation, the process may be even faster, as many of the details will already have been taken care of. In such cases, it may be possible to arrange the direct cremation within 24 hours of the death.

If a person has not made pre-arrangements for their cremation, it may take longer to make the necessary arrangements, as the family will need to decide on a cremation provider and make organise any other arrangements. In this case, it may take a few days to a week to complete the direct cremation.

It’s important to note that the timing of the cremation may also be influenced by the availability of the crematorium and the need to obtain necessary permits and documents.

Pros and Cons of Direct Cremation Services

Whilst direct and unattended cremation ceremonies may be a great option for some people, it is not always the best funeral option for everyone. See below the pros and cons of direct cremation services:

Pros of direct cremation

  • Cost effective funeral option
  • Grieve in your own time and space
  • Send off your loved one in your own way
  • No hassle funeral planning – the process is very straightforward

Cons of direct cremation

  • Involves no ceremony
  • Cannot choose the time or date of cremation
  • You are not able to visit loved one before or during cremation
  • A small additional fee is required in England for cremation paperwork

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Direct Cremation Near Me

At Kenna and Turner, our simple farewell direct cremation service in the Wirral is an alternative to the other, more traditional funeral services we offer. The families will still get our outstanding professionalism and compassionate service throughout a direct cremation, with every detail taken care of on your behalf.

If you have lost a family member or a friend, it is important to know you have options; a direct cremation service is the most affordable option for many people and allows loved ones to commemorate the deceased in their own time and way.

Here at Kenna & Turner, we look after the entire funeral process whilst trimming excess costs to provide a service that eases the financial pressure on some families at a most difficult time. Get in touch to learn more on 0151 638 4444.

*All costs must be paid prior to the cremation
*All costs out of our control maybe subject to change