5/7 Hope Street
Leigh WN7 1AQ
GB

The Direct Cremation

Our Direct Cremation service is our lowest cost option, providing a simple and dignified cremation without friends or family present.

When you choose the Direct Cremation service, we will take your loved one into our care, treating them with the utmost diligence and respect at all times. There will be no service, allowing family and friends to remember your loved one in their own way. We will then conduct a cremation without family and friends present, but overseen by one of our professional attendants.

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Leigh Direct Cremation Costs

With our professional team of funeral experts on hand to provide guidance at every step, you will never be on your own when it comes to making a decision.

We will talk you through the Direct Cremation, ensuring the arrangements meet with your approval, and work to put everything in place, including the documentation and external payments, allowing the cremation to go ahead. The total estimated cost includes a basic coffin with lining and fittings.

The high standards of care we offer to you is reflected in the care we provide for your loved one, who will be treated with kindness and absolute respect at all times.

Estimated Cost of Funeral

Our Direct Cremation costs include necessary doctor's fees and the cost of cremation.

  • Direct Cremation£950
  • (Includes our Park Coffin)
  • (Includes cost of cremation)
  • Total estimated cost excluding optional extras£950

Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

The Direct Cremation at a Glance:

  • We will bring your loved one into our care, where they will rest in climate-controlled facilities, using specialist vehicles and equipment during normal working hours
  • We will dress your loved one in a gown that we will provide and will follow any instructions given regarding their hair, makeup and other personal effects
  • Your loved one will be rest in a basic coffin with linings and fittings. You can choose from our wide range of alternative coffins and caskets for an additional cost
  • Your funeral arranger will be on hand to support and guide you through every step of the process in our funeral home during regular opening hours
  • We will liaise with necessary third parties and manage all documentation and external payments required for your loved one’s funeral to legally go ahead
  • Our team will create a complimentary online Funeral Notice, commemorating the life of your loved one
  • A specialised funeral vehicle will transport your loved one directly to the crematorium, where one of our specialist attendants will oversee the cremation
  • Some Important Things to Consider

    • Our embalming service isn’t available with the Direct Cremation
    • You will not be able to visit your loved one before the cremation
    • There will be no service or ceremony for mourners to attend
    • The cremation will take place at a local crematorium of our choosing and there will be no flexibility with time, date or location

Service Details

Find out more about a Direct Cremation and what it entails:

Our Service

The Direct Cremation

Our Direct Cremation funeral provides a cremation for your loved one, without the attended service. There are no mourners, hearses or limousines, and no ceremony, allowing you to hold a remembrance or memorial service at a location of your own choosing, if you so wish.



Your loved one will still receive the highest standard of care within our premium facilities, and our professional arranger will be here to support you and ensure everything is in place to allow the Direct Cremation to go ahead. This will take place at a crematorium selected by ourselves, with no family or friends in attendance, and a basic, lined coffin is provided.

To arrange a Direct Cremation for your loved one, speak to a funeral professional at our Leigh funeral home.
Our Park Coffin

Our Park Coffin

Included in the price of the funeral service, your loved one will be laid out in our Park Coffin, which combines quality with a classic, no-frills aesthetic. Covered in a black oak effect foil veneer, complete with a glossy satin finish, this coffin has a flat lid and matching black plastic handles. The lined interior is fitted with a pillow and white taffeta frill. However, you can choose an alternative option from our selection of coffins and caskets.

Our Casket Collection

Made from quality materials in both wood and metal, our choice of caskets are available in a range of traditional and contemporary styles.
The Heavenly White from Our Casket Collection
The Heavenly White
A pure white, solid poplar casket, with wooden swing handles and a white crepe interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,995
The Golden Leaf Oak from Our Casket Collection
The Golden Leaf Oak
Made from solid oak, with a topaz satin finish, this casket comes with wooden swing bar handles and a tan crepe interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,450
The Michelangelo Poplar from Our Casket Collection
The Michelangelo Poplar
Panelled with depictions of 'The Last Supper', this solid poplar casket has wooden swing bar handles, a tan crepe interior and a high quality, golden dunes gloss finish. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£2,195
The Twilight Silver from Our Casket Collection
The Twilight Silver
A Steel casket finished in dual tone ebony and silver, complemented by metal swing bar handles and a tufted silver velvet interior. Unsuitable for cremation and may also be unsuitable for burial at some cemeteries
Cost
£1,975

Our Classic Collection

Solid wood coffins, ornately crafted to create an air of elegant distinction. British-made (apart from The Last Supper coffin) and available in both light and dark woods, they include a plush interior and quality fittings.
The Last Supper from Our Classic Collection
The Last Supper
Crafted from solid wood and embellished with moulded depictions of 'The Last Supper'. Cast metal handles and a tufted satin interior with lace edging complete this coffin. Not suitable for cremation
Cost
£1,345
The Sapphire from Our Classic Collection
The Sapphire
A solid hardwood coffin with a gloss mahogany finish, complemented by six bronze effect handles and a tufted satin interior with lace edging. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£995
The Opal from Our Classic Collection
The Opal
Solid hardwood in an oak finish, with six antiquated bronze effect handles completing the look of this coffin, along with the lace-edged satin interior. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,245
The Royale from Our Classic Collection
The Royale
Crafted from solid hardwood and rendered in an oak finish, this coffin has six brass finish handles and an interior suite made from satin with a lace edging. Not suitable for cremation at some crematoriums
Cost
£1,145

Our Natural Collection

An ethically sourced, biodegradable range of eco coffins, crafted from cardboard, bamboo and willow. Sustainable materials are used to ensure an environmentally friendly choice.
Cardboard Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Cardboard Coffin
Available in either white or a woodgrain effect, our cardboard coffin offers an entirely biodegradable alternative to traditional wood.
Cost
£425
Bamboo Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Bamboo Coffin
Hand woven by skilled craftsmen, the Bamboo Coffin is made from natural split bamboo, and has an unbleached calico lining, along with natural fastenings, ensuring 100% biodegradability.
Cost
£495
Willow Coffin from Our Natural Collection
Willow Coffin
Hand-woven natural willow, bound by skilled weavers and completed by rope and seagrass handles, along with unbleached linings and natural fastenings, to create a coffin that is 100% biodegradable.
Cost
£545

Our Picture Collection

Printed directly onto the wood, for the highest quality finish, our picture coffins provide a modern alternative to the traditional offering. With a variety of designs available, you can add a more personal touch to your loved one's funeral. See our Cremation Urns for the complementary range.
Fishing Scene from Our Picture Collection
Fishing
FSC®-certified* wooden picture coffin, with a gentle fishing theme. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Footballs from Our Picture Collection
Footballs
Ethically sourced and FSC®-certified, this wooden coffin is ideal for someone who lived their life in appreciation of the beautiful game. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Golf Scene from Our Picture Collection
Golf
The FSC®-certified coffin depicts a scene paying tribute to the golfing enthusiast. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Lily Scene from Our Picture Collection
Lily
Ethically-sourced wood combined with a beautifully-rendered depiction of this traditional funeral flower. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Manhanttan Scene from Our Picture Collection
Manhattan
The Manhattan skyline marks this FSC®-certified picture coffin out as something a little more unique. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Motorcycle from Our Picture Collection
Motorcycle
This FSC®-certified wooden picture coffin depicts a Harley-Davidson-style motorcycle and is an ideal choice for the loved one whose passion was motorbikes. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Poppy Scene from Our Picture Collection
Poppy
This FSC®-certified wooden picture coffin depicts a poignant scene of poppies in a field. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Summer Garden Scene from Our Picture Collection
Summer Garden
A colourful and FSC®-certified wooden picture coffin, bringing to mind a beautiful summer's day. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495
Seashore Scene from Our Picture Collection
Seashore
Evoking memories of times spent by the sea, this wooden picture coffin is ethically sourced and FSC®-certified. All materials used in production are ethically sourced.
Cost
£495

Our Traditional Collection

Traditional coffins made from traditional materials by our own craftsmen at our East Yorkshire facility. All coffins meet the requirements for cremation or burial.
The Exmoor from Our Traditional Collection
The Exmoor
With silver-effect, Fleur-de-Lys style handles and cross-design screws, The Exmoor coffin comes with a Walnut effect satin finish and white taffeta interior.
Cost
£285
The Dale from Our Traditional Collection
The Dale
Teak effect, with a satin finish, this coffin has brass effect, Fleur-de-Lys style handles, and an interior of white taffeta, pleated at the top.
Cost
£285
The Pembroke from Our Traditional Collection
The Pembroke
An oak veneer finish and brass-effect furnishings make for a traditional-styled coffin, complete with a quilted, white satin interior and lace edging
Cost
£375
The Lomond from Our Traditional Collection
The Lomond
A dark mahogany gloss finish with matching mouldings, completed by silver-effect furnishings and a quilted, white satin interior.
Cost
£375
The Northumberland from Our Traditional Collection
The Northumberland
Finished with a high gloss polish and fitted with silver-effect and wood furnishings, this mahogany-veneered coffin, complete with a raised lid, has a quilted, white satin interior.
Cost
£495
The Brecon from Our Traditional Collection
The Brecon
Oak veneer with a high gloss finish, this coffin has polished brass effect and wood furnishings, along with a sumptuous quilted satin interior.
Cost
£495
The Cairngorm from Our Traditional Collection
The Cairngorm
Hand finished in mahogany, this solid hardwood coffin has a raised lid, silver-coloured metal fittings, angel-wing screws, and is completed by a quilted white satin interior, edged with Nottingham lace.
Cost
£795
The Snowdon from Our Traditional Collection
The Snowdon
A mature-grained, oak-finished solid hardwood coffin, with brass-effect metal fittings, including angel wing screws, and lace-edged, white satin interior.
Cost
£795
Our Range of Urns

Our Range of Urns

From the traditional to the contemporary, through to the eco friendly, the cremation urns within our range provide a decorative and respectful choice for keeping your loved one's ashes safe. Take a look at the urns and scatter tubes we have to offer.

Natural Ashes Containers

Environmentally-friendly ashes containers made to the highest standards from sustainable and biodegradable materials.
Bamboo Ashes Container from our Natural Ashes Containers collection
Bamboo Ashes Container
Cost
£110
Woven Willow Ashes Container from our Natural Ashes Containers collection
Willow Ashes Container
Cost
£131

Picture Urns

For a more contemporary look, our picture urns can offer a personalised touch, with a range of designs that can be chosen to match the coffin. Printed directly onto the wood for the highest quality finish.
Fishing Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Fishing
Cost
£162
Footballs from our Picture Urns collection
Footballs
Cost
£162
Golf Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Golf
Cost
£162
Lily Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Lily
Cost
£162
Manhanttan Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Manhanttan
Cost
£162
Motorcycle from our Picture Urns collection
Motorcycle
Cost
£162
Poppy Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Poppy
Cost
£162
Summer Garden Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Summer Garden
Cost
£162
Seashore Scene from our Picture Urns collection
Seashore
Cost
£162

Scatter Tubes

Made from 90% recycled materials and available in a range of appealing designs, our scatter tubes are suitable for the use of scattering ashes, burying in the ground, or as a simple keepsake to remember your loved one by.
Scatter Tube Large Options
Scatter Tube Large
Cost
£59
Small Scatter Tube Options
Scatter Tube Small
Cost
£39

Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket

A selection of traditionally-designed urns and caskets, providing a dignified final resting place for your loved one's ashes.
The Riverside from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Riverside
Cost
£115
The Richmond from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Richmond
Cost
£241
Aluminium Urn from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Aluminium Urn
Cost
£66
Child's Mahogany from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Child's Mahogany
Cost
£57
Child's White from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
Child's White
Cost
£59
The Dorchester from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Dorchester
Cost
£145
The Imperial from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Imperial
Cost
£324
The Mardale from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Mardale
Cost
£176
The Wessex from our Traditional Urns and Ashes Casket collection
The Wessex
Cost
£88

Additional Services

We are always available to discuss any of the additional services, along with their corresponding fees, that are listed here. You can visit our Leigh funeral home or, alternatively, call us on
to find out more. It is also possible to add in further options, such as floral tributes and memorials, which you can discuss with our funeral arranger or read more about below.
  • Bringing the person who has died into care outside of normal office hours.£195
  • Removal of pacemaker.POA
  • Additional mileage charge for travel beyond a 20 mile radius of our premises.£1.90

Optional Costs

Optional extras can be added to make your loved one's funeral even more personal, find out more below:

Overview

Overview

Although unattended, you might still wish to arrange a memorial by which to remember your loved one.

For an additional cost, we can help you commemorate their memory, so that you have the assurance everything is being taken care of at this difficult time.

The table to the right provides an average cost of what is spent on memorials in the UK. To speak to one of our team about these options, call
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Example of Optional Funeral Costs

*Data based on the SunLife Cost of Dying report 2019

  • Memorial£910

Memorials

Taking the time to remember your loved one is an important part of the healing process. Many of our families find that a memorial dedicated to their loved one helps to focus their thoughts and bring a degree of comfort at an otherwise difficult time.

We can help you to choose the right funeral memorial for your loved one and arrange to have it made and, where necessary, installed. Options for a memorial to your loved one include:


  • Headstones

  • Cremation memorials

  • Plaques

  • Ashes jewellery

  • Cremation urns

  • Memorial benches

  • Vases

  • Memorial trees

  • Statues



Speak to one of the team at Sankey & Monks Funeral Directors about a memorial for your loved one. Call us on
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