When arranging a cremation funeral there are several things to consider, to help we have created a number of guides to help you make the right decision for you and your loved ones.
The cremation service can be religious or non-religious, or you may choose to have no service at all. Over 76% of funerals in the UK are cremations.
The cost of a cremation funeral can vary across the UK, from city to city. Our guide will give you a brief insight into the average cost of a cremation.
This guide will show you how to plan a fitting funeral service for a loved one, from choosing a coffin to writing a memorable eulogy
Your local Dignity Funeral Director will be able to give you advice and guidance on cremation costs. If a loved one has passed away, we will support you at every step in organising a cremation funeral.
A cremation is when the remains of a person are turned into ashes using intense heat. This allows the family and friends to keep or scatted the ashes in the place of their choosing.
You will need a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and to register the death, but you also need a Confirmatory Medical Certificate signed by a different doctor and submit an application to the Cremation Authority.
The service in the crematorium usually lasts about 45 minutes but will differ between locations. The cremation service is usually comprised of favourite songs, eulogies and prayers.
Your appointed funeral director will then arrange for the return of the ashes.
If you have any questions about a cremation funeral, talk to your local Dignity Funeral Director so they can help.
The average cost of a cremation in the UK is £3,885. This will include the crematorium’s fee, the minister or celebrant’s fee, the funeral director’s fee and any costs associated with the paperwork or forms needed for a cremation.
The cost of a basic funeral in England varies from around £5,235 in London, to an average of £4,488 in the Midlands. The average cost of a cremation in Northern Ireland is £3,222, while in Wales a cremation costs an average of £3,718 (Source: SunLife (2021), Cost of Dying Report, sunlife.co.uk/costofdying2021).
The cost of Cremation funeral services are usually broken down into the interment of ashes, Funeral Director's fees, doctor’s fees, minister or celebrants fees and cremation fees.
If you have any questions about cremation costs, talk to your local Dignity Funeral Director so they can help.
When planning a cremation funeral, there are a number of ways you can personalise the service to reflect the life of your loved one.
You should start by checking your loved one’s will or find out if they had a funeral plan, they may have left a list of things they wanted to happen at their funeral. Then you should think about how they were as a person and what kind of service they’d like or their favourite music or songs to play. Other things to consider are choice of coffin, transport, the wake and other elements like flowers if required.
The main priority is making the day special and memorable for those who attend.
Talk to your local Dignity Funeral Director who will be able to help you when planning a funeral.