Compare Cremation Funeral Services

More than three-quarters of people in the UK now choose a cremation over a burial. This means finding the right cremation services is vital for families across the country.

Funeral Partners has over 175 funeral homes and organises 13,000 funerals a year in Britain. Some branches offer many different services and this choice allows families to find the right funeral providers for them and get in touch with ease, at a difficult time.

What is a cremation service?

Cremation services usually involve a gathering of family and friends and a cremation committal to say goodbye to a loved one.

The cremation itself is conducted by a cremator in a crematorium. This process includes the individual’s remains being exposed to intense heat, producing ‘ashes’ as a result.

There may be a funeral service at a church or different venue before moving to the crematorium for the committal, or a religious or non-religious service may take place at the crematorium before the cremation. After the cremation, the ashes are returned to the loved ones of the deceased individual.

Cremation is an alternative final disposition compared to burial. A direct cremation, on the other hand, separates funeral and cremation by not holding a service or inviting guests.

How to compare cremation services near me

Visiting your local Funeral Partners branch website and arranging to speak to the Funeral Director is the best way to tailor a cremation service for you and your loved ones. Make sure to ask about cremation regulations, transport and cost to make an informed choice.

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Speak to one of our dedicated and knowledgeable team members, who can explain the cremation process and the different options available.

Cost of cremation

The average cost of cremation services varies on a number of factors such as your location, the type of cremation funeral you choose and the additional options you choose to make the day as special as possible. Search for your local funeral director and cremation providers using the above search box, who will be able to provide you with a cost tailored to your options.

Planning a cremation ceremony

Cremation services can be shorter than burials, as the actual cremation generally isn’t attended by guests. There is ample time for eulogies, speeches and music, so don’t hesitate to discuss a variety of options with your local funeral director.

It’s important to know not all service venues have a crematorium, so check the facilities and transport needs for the nearest or your chosen crematorium first.

Cremation committal

A cremation committal is a short ceremony at the crematorium before the physical cremation takes place. At a cremation committal, the coffin is typically obscured from view with curtains at the end of the cremation service for people to pay their final respects before it’s moved to the crematorium. However, it’s possible for the coffin to remain viewable during the send-off. You should discuss your wishes with your chosen Funeral Partners branch.

Certificates and documentation for cremations

Someone aged over 16 – usually the nearest relative or executor of the will – must apply to cremate a loved one. In most cases, this will be by filling out the Ministry of Justice’s Cremation application form for authorisation to cremate the remains, but may require other documentation such as the Application form for the cremation of a stillborn baby.

The relevant forms can be easily downloaded from your local council’s website.

Other legal applications are handled by the coroner and medical practitioners. Your Funeral Partners Funeral Director can help you to complete the correct paperwork, and will ensure that all of the necessary documents are submitted to obtain the certificate authorising the cremation.

Why use Funeral Partners for cremation and funeral services?

It’s easy to see Funeral Partners is a widely respected brand. MuchLoved, the bereavement charity, for example, collects and publishes independent reviews of funeral directors which consistently rate Funeral Partners branches highly.

We have a deep knowledge of the industry, providing reliability, trust and quality to help you navigate a difficult and potentially unknown time.

Search for your local cremation service branch to see reviews, and receive a tailored package to meet your budget and requirements.

Documents and certificates

Certificates you will need to enable you to start arranging the funeral and sorting out the affairs of the person who has died.

Letting people know

Picking up the telephone to tell close family or complete strangers such as an employer about the death is usually difficult.

Registering a death

A death should be registered before arranging the funeral and is usually carried out by a relative.

How to pick a funeral director

You can be assured that every funeral home that is part of the Funeral Partners family will provide outstanding client service.

Further Reading: Arranging a funeral

Read about how funerals are arranged and what services you can expect to get.