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Southampton Marina

Direct Cremation in Southampton

Southampton Marina

Direct cremation, also known as direct funerals or unattended cremation, is a low cost alternative to more traditional funerals. The average cost of a funeral in the UK has risen to around £4,800. This is an overwhelming figure that many people are not prepared for, and, as such, offers direct cremation in Southampton for £895. 


What is direct cremation?


Direct cremation separates the cremation itself from the funeral service. Instead, the cremation takes place privately at our regional crematorium, without mourners in attendance. This then enables family and friends to plan their own memorials at a later date, and at a price point that works for them. They may incorporate the scattering of the ashes into their ceremony, and the memorial service can then be secular or religious. 

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Answer a few questions and we'll give you an exact price with no strings attached. Alternatively you can also call our team directly on 0800 133 7961 for advice.

How does keep costs down? 


We are able to offer direct cremation at the low price of £895 as there is no service attached to the cremation itself. This means that there is no need to rent out a chapel or pay a celebrant or any religious figure to lead the service.


Unlike many funeral directors who require upfront payment, our standard payment terms are 2 weeks after the cremation has taken place. We also accept the UK Funeral Expenses Payment, which will cover our entire fee, unlike the cost of a traditional funeral. 


What’s included with direct cremation in Southampton? 


We will collect your loved one from any hospital or mortuary in England or Wales, and take them to our regional crematorium. We will be provided with an environmentally-friendly coffin made by British craftsmen. Then the cremation itself will take place privately, and you will be informed of the date and time in advance should you wish to mark the occasion remotely. 


The ashes can then be scattered at the crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance, or alternatively, they can be hand-delivered to you in a sustainably-sourced, British-made wooden urn with an engraved nameplate, at the additional cost of £91. 


How to arrange a direct cremation in Southampton


To get in touch with our experienced team with any questions, or to begin making arrangements, give us a call on 0800 133 7961. Alternatively, send an email to [email protected]


To make this difficult process even easier for you, we have also included a list of local coroners, registrars, and hospitals below. 


Southampton General Hospital Bereavement Service
Phone Number is 023 8120 4587
Email Address is [email protected]
Address is Bereavement care (MP 310), Victoria House, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 6YD
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9am to 1pm, and 1 to 4.30pm


Register a death in Southampton


Register a death in Southampton including those that have taken place at Southampton General Hospital, Royal South Hants Hospital, Spire Southampton Hospital, or occurred at a home address within the Southampton City Council boundary.
Phone Number is 023 8091 5327
Email Address is [email protected]
Address is Southampton Register Office, 6A Bugle Street, Southampton, SO14 2AJ
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9AM to 4:30PM, Tuesday 10AM to 4:30PM, Friday 9AM to 4PM (except on bank holidays)


For deaths in Hampshire but outside of Southampton and Portsmouth city limits, please register the death with the Hampshire Registrar. Their phone number is 0300 555 1392 and they are available Monday to Thursday 9AM to 5PM, Friday 9AM to 4:30PM (except on bank holidays).


The Coroners service in Southampton


HM Coroner’s service for Hampshire covers unexpected deaths in Southampton, Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Farnborough, Fleet, New Forest, Romsey, and Winchester
Phone Number is 01962 667884
Email Address is [email protected]
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8AM to 4PM

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