Direct Cremation Highbridge

Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors offer direct cremation in Highbridge and locally throughout Somerset. With a wealth of experience in this sector, we understand deeply how upsetting this time can be. A direct cremation is a low-cost funeral option for those who may wish to celebrate the life of a loved one in an alternative way, among a number of other personal reasons. We are dedicated to providing as much support as possible during this time of difficulty; offering a committed, caring and compassionate service which begins at the first contact right through to the day of the funeral and beyond. So, for more information on direct cremation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our considerate staff.

What is the Difference Between a Direct Cremation and a Cremation?

At some stage, the majority of people will have attended a standard cremation ceremony. Here, family and friends of the loved one attend to pay their respects and say their final goodbyes. The service usually lasts from anywhere between 30 minutes and one hour, however, different crematoriums may vary in duration. On the other hand, direct cremation is a more contemporary option. If you are looking to say your goodbyes without being bound to traditional ways, this might be for you. The difference is, there is no attended ceremony. However, this does not mean we do not carry out the cremation with the utmost respect, care and compassion. In addition to this, there will not be an attending a minister, procession, pallbearers and everything else associated with a traditional cremation.

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How Much Does it Cost?

A direct cremation is a more affordable option in comparison to a standard cremation or burial. Whilst your loved one is at our funeral home, they will receive professional care in a peaceful environment. Because the service has no attendees, the cost is lower. Prices start at £995 depending on the crematorium you choose. Once the service is complete, we will arrange to return the ashes of your loved one to you within 28 days. Moreover, we would like to highlight that by choosing this option, no compromises are made to the standards of our service. Both you and your loved one will receive the utmost care, as you would expect from our qualified and professional team.

Why Choose a Direct Cremation?

If you are seeking reasons why you may choose our direct cremation in Highbridge, please see the following list:

  • A direct cremation might be ideal for a family who would prefer an informal service, celebrating the life of their loved one in their own way.
  • Affordable pricing may be an advantage for families struggling financially.
  • The deceased may have no close relatives or friends that are able to attend.
  • A fast and less stressful service may be ideal for a number of personal reasons.

Whatever your reasoning, rest assured we will respect it.

What is Featured in a Direct Cremation?

Are you wondering what is featured in a direct cremation? Please see below.

  • A standard coffin
  • The possibility of family viewings inside the Chapel of Rest
  • Compassionate and professional care at our funeral home
  • Transport from the place of passing, hospital or care home
  • Transport to the crematorium

How We Will Help Support Your Emotional Wellbeing

We cannot stress enough how much we want to help support you and your family’s emotional wellbeing during this difficult time. Losing a loved one is the hardest thing we have to experience in life, so we want to help you every step of the way, from the moment you contact us, right through to the cremation service and further. Our compassionate team are experienced in bereavement support, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Contact Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors

For further information about our services for direct cremation in Highbridge, feel free to contact Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors at your earliest possible convenience.