The choice between burial and cremation is a very personal one and may be influenced by many factors, including family tradition, religion or the wishes of the person who has died.
What is a crematorium?
A crematorium is the building where cremations are held. It is the main alternative to holding a funeral in church. In a crematorium there is a space to hold a service, and there is a cemetery and gardens outside.
If you choose a cremation, one of the first things to decide is what sort of service you would like and where to hold it. You might want to hold it the crematorium or, if you prefer, you can hold the service in another place, like a church, and then have a shorter service called a ‘committal’ at the crematorium.
The charge for the crematorium will vary depending on where you live. Your local Funeral Director will be able to let you know what the costs for crematoria in your area are.
Regulations for cremations
There are restrictions about what may be cremated with the person who has died - for example materials such as some metals are forbidden. If you would particularly like an item to stay with the person who has died you can speak to your Funeral Director.
The Simple Funeral
For those wanting to arrange a simple funeral, we offer a ‘Simple Funeral’ option, with the comfort of knowing that quality isn’t compromised, as we guarantee to provide our usual outstanding levels of care and standards for your loved one.
The cost of which is lower than the average price of a funeral we arrange. Take a look at what our Simple Funeral includes.
Arranging a funeral - Find out more
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If you’re an existing Co-op Member, you get exclusive member prices when arranging a funeral with us, saving you at least £100*.
*Members save £50 when arranging a Cremation Without Ceremony. Terms and conditions apply.