The cremation process depends on the type of cremation you’ve chosen, whether that’s a direct cremation or traditional cremation.
Cremation is an increasingly popular choice in the UK, with over 75% of funerals now being cremations rather than burials.
There are many reasons why people choose cremation – some people prefer cremation because it is seen as a more environmentally friendly option than burial.
Cremations also use less land and produce less pollution than burial and allow you the flexibility to choose a memorial plot or a way to remember your loved one in the way that you feel fits them best.
What Is The Cremation Process
The cremation process in the UK begins with the arrival of the body at the crematorium.
Once the process has been completed, after a few hours, the ashes are placed in an urn which is given to you, the family of the deceased.
It’s then up to you whether you choose a memorial plot, scatter them or hold a memorial service to commemorate their life.
Direct cremation is the simpler option, as it does not involve a funeral service. The body is cremated and the ashes are returned to the family within ten days, something which we offer here at our crematorium in Burntwood, South Staffordshire.
Traditional cremation, on the other hand, includes a funeral service. The body is cremated, and the ashes are returned to the family, or they can be scattered or buried as part of the service – we also have a beautiful memorial plot that you can enquire about here at Chase and District Memorial Park.
What Do I Need To Know About Cremation?
When you’re deciding whether cremation is the right option, and whether a direct or traditional cremation suits your needs, you might not know where to start.
So, here’s a few things that are useful to know…
Firstly, the cost of cremation varies depending on the crematorium and the type of service you choose. You can expect to pay between £1050 and £2,000 for cremation, although a direct cremation is a much cheaper option when compared to a traditional cremation or funeral because it doesn’t involve the funeral service. Our direct cremations start at £1050.
Cremations are also environmentally friendly, and you can make them a much more personalised experience because you’ve got the flexibility to decide things as you wish in your own time.
A direct cremation isn’t for everyone but it’s something that is worth considering. It’s a service that has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more people move away from traditional funeral services for various reasons.
Simple cremations are an affordable and flexible option for honouring your loved ones without the pressure of arranging a funeral or memorial service imminently.
At our crematorium in South Staffordshire, we’ll take care of everything you need us to. That means that if you arrange a service with us, a funeral director will be on hand to guide you through everything that happens on the day.
We know that the passing of a loved one is a difficult time and we understand that dealing with the formalities of their funeral or service can add stress to an already difficult situation.
If it’s a direct cremation you’re looking for, we’ll keep you updated throughout the process so you know exactly what’s going on.