What are Direct Cremations and Simple Cremations?


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At Poppy’s, we offer two services for people who do not want an attended funeral ceremony — Direct Cremations and Simple Cremations. But what exactly do they involve?

We’ll explain what you can expect from a Direct Cremation or a Simple Cremation at Poppy’s.

Why do people choose Direct Cremations or Simple Cremations?

People choose Simple Cremations or Direct Cremations for an enormous variety of different reasons.

Some friends and families have a private event planned for later and want the cremation to be separate from the memorial. In other cases, people may just want space to grieve and prefer not to hold a ceremony at all.

Both Simple and Direct Cremations are cost-effective options, although this is often not why they’re chosen. It’s quite common for the person who has died to have requested a simple funeral, and this is a way of honouring that wish.

Ultimately, this is about choosing an option that feels right to you, and the reasons for that will always be unique.

What can I expect from a Direct Cremation?

Neither Simple Cremations nor Direct Cremations have a ceremony attached, but both involve the same thoughtful care from our team that we offer to all our clients.

They take place at Lambeth Crematorium on a date which we will choose and share with you.

The price includes everything you need, including a simple coffin and hearse, doctors’ and cremation fees. We will also support you to complete all the necessary paperwork.

What can I expect from a Simple Cremation?

Before a Simple Cremation, you can also spend time with the person who has died at our beautiful Friends and Family room — you can play music, light candles or use your visit however you wish.

With a Simple Cremation, we can also dress your person in clothes that you choose for them.

We’re always happy to talk more about Direct or Simple Cremations or answer any other questions, so please do get in touch. You can also find more information and costs on our website.

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