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At NC Funeral Directors we offer Direct Cremation Services across Lancashire and the North West UK, from our offices in Blackpool, Preston, Fleetwood and Cleveleys.

Our Direct Cremation Service

All of the following are included in our Direct Cremation Service


All Funeral Directors Fees & Services

This includes all our fees, including our staff on the day who will be in full uniform


Provision of All Funeral Service Arrangements

We can either meet in any of our funeral homes or in your family home

Funeral Director in Attendance with Staff at the Service

Private collection of your loved one from place of death 24 hours

Collection from the hospital/mortuary during normal working hours. Out of hours or private residence collection is an additional £150.

Personal care of your loved one until the day of the Funeral

A Distinctive Traditional Hand Veneered Oak Coffin, Lined and Fitted with Golden Handles and Wreath Holders

The coffin will be dressed, Lined and Fitted, Gold Handles, Wreath Holders and Engraved Breastplate


Collection of Ashes from Crematorium


Cremation Certificate


All Associated Crematorium Fees and Charges


You will also be informed of the date and time the cremation will take place.


Our Direct Cremation Service is £995

Tel Blackpool: 01253 420 450
Tel Preston: 01772 876 878

At the crematorium we use the front entrance as we would in any other type of service and also play music on Entrance into the Chapel and throughout the committal, you will also be informed of date and time of the funeral. A dignified and respectful service.

If you’re looking for a cremation along with a service for family and friends, please visit our traditional cremation page for further information.

What is a Direct Cremation?

A direct cremation is a cremation without a traditional service or funeral procession.

It is a simple and respectful ceremony for those who wish, for whatever reason, not to have an open service for family and friends during the cremation.

As with the traditional cremation service, all our staff are uniformed and a procession from our funeral home to the crematorium will take place. The oak coffin is led down the crematorium aisle to your chosen background music. It is then placed on the catafalque as with any other service. We carry out this service with the utmost respect and dignity to the deceased. More details can be found on What is a Direct Cremation.

Why Might Someone Choose a Direct Cremation?

There are plenty of circumstances why people choose a direct cremation. It is the most affordable option, but often, people choose this service for a variety of reasons.

  • Some people have already arranged their own unique service outside of the crematorium, which celebrates the deceased’s life
  • The deceased may have lost touch with their close family or not have any close family left
  • Sometimes the deceased may have requested this kind of service prior to their death. It could be something which, for whatever reason, they preferred.
  • Due to family dynamics, it is difficult having one joint ceremony. Often family members will choose their own unique way to remember the deceased instead.

If a direct cremation is something you are thinking of for your loved one and you would like to know more, just give us a call on 01253 420 450.