Funeral costs are on the rise, and with many families no longer requiring large, extravagant services, many are turning to direct cremation. Direct cremation offers a low cost alternative to more traditional funerals by separating the cremation from the funeral service, with direct cremation with us costing just £895, with no upfront fees or hidden payments. Direct cremation in East Sussex is rising in popularity, and now accounts for 1 in every 14 funerals in the UK. By separating the cremation from the funeral itself, families are then able to plan their own memorials and celebrations of their loved one’s life at a later date, and at a price point that works for them. The scattering of the ashes is often incorporated into these services.
If direct cremation sounds like the right choice for you and your family, please call a member of the team on 0800 133 7961.
What is direct cremation in East Sussex?
Direct cremation is when the cremation is separated from the funeral service. This means they take place at different times, with no mourners in attendance at the cremation. As such, it is also known as unattended cremation. By separating the cremation from the service, there is no need to hire out a venue, or pay for the expense of cars, flowers, or catering services at the same time. This means that direct cremation is far more affordable than traditional funeral services. At DirectCremation.co.uk, the standard price of a direct cremation is just £895, the lowest price in England and Wales. The average funeral in the UK has risen to a staggering £4,800, meaning a direct cremation with Harbour will save you and your family £3,905.
What is included in the price?
For £895, We will collect your loved one from any hospital or mortuary in England or Wales and transport them to our regional crematorium. There they will be provided with an eco-friendly wooden coffin, and taken care of until the cremation takes place. We will ensure that you are aware of the date and time of the cremation, before it takes place. Following the cremation, the ashes can be scattered, free of charge, in the crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance. Alternatively, the ashes can be placed into a sustainably-sourced, British-made wooden urn, finished with an engraved nameplate and hand-delivered to your family at their convenience, for the additional cost of £91.
Can I arrange to attend a service?
Unfortunately, we do not offer services alongside the cremation, as the cremation takes place privately at our crematorium. Instead, many families choose to plan their own memorial services at a later date, with the scattering of the ashes often being incorporated into these occasions.
Should you wish for the cremation itself to be attached to the service, we recommend our partner company, Willow Lake. Willow Lake offers funeral services for the affordable price of £1995. For more information about Willow Lake, please call 0800 464 7277, they can also be reached via email at [email protected].
What happens next?
If direct cremation appeals to you and your family, or you would like more information, please call us on 0800 133 7961. From there, a member of our experience team will be available to assist you through this challenging time. We are also available via email at [email protected].
Hospital Bereavement Services in East Sussex
Royal Sussex County Hospital Bereavement Services telephone number is 01273 696955, extension 64611. Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered with the Brighton registrar. Their address is located on Level 6 of the Millennium Building at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Rd, Brighton, BN2 5BE and they are open from weekdays from 10AM to 4PM. But please book an appointment before attending the office.
Conquest Hospital Bereavement Services can be contacted on 0300 131 4500, extension 773292. They are open Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM. The bereavement office is located on level 3 of the hospital, The Ridge, Hastings, Saint Leonards-On-Sea, TN37 7RD. Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered with the East Sussex Registrar.
Eastbourne District General Hospital Bereavement Services’ phone number is 0300 131 4785. They are open Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM. The office is located on level 2 (by the information desk) of Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, BN21 2UD but please book an appointment before you visit. Deaths that occur at this hospital should be registered with the East Sussex Registrar.
If you’re looking for the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, please see the contact details listed in our guide to direct cremation in West Sussex.
Register a Death in East Sussex
Click here to book an appointment to register a death in Brighton or call them on 01273 292 016. Their email address is [email protected] and Brighton Register Office is located in Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomews, Brighton, BN1 1JA. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30AM to 5PM and Wednesday from 10AM to 5PM, but please book an appointment beforehand.
All other expected deaths should be registered with the East Sussex Registrar. Their telephone number is 0345 608 0198 and they have offices in Hastings, Eastbourne, Crowborough, and Lewes. Their offices are open Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM but please book a registration appointment first.
Coroners in East Sussex
Brighton & Hove Coroner investigates all unexpected deaths that occur within Brighton & Hove. There are four phone numbers you can use to contact the Brighton & Hove Coroner’s office; 01273 404056, 01273 404033, 01273 404035, or 01273 404032. Their email address is [email protected] and the court address is Coroner’s Court, Woodvale, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 3QB. Their opening hours are 8AM to 4PM Monday through Friday.