We’ve launched our new direct cremation service today – Cremation Without Ceremony in England, Scotland and Wales. The new funeral choice costs £1,395 and £1,230 in Scotland, is for those, who for lots of reasons, prefer not to have a funeral service.
Cremation Without Ceremony is a simple, straightforward funeral choice, that does not compromise on the high standards of care that we offer as a trusted brand. And despite it costing less than half that of a traditional funeral, our research has shown that for many the choice is not driven by price. By not including a service, it gives families the chance to remember their loved one in their own way at a location of their choosing.
Cremation without Ceremony is available to clients online (coop.co.uk/cremation) and over the phone. We’re the only ones being transparent about the costs upfront and the only ones giving clients the option to visit their local funeral home to speak to our caring and professional colleagues for any necessary help, guidance and support.
Watch our Cremation Without Ceremony explainer video.
It’s about offering our clients more choice
Caroline Jones, Head of Propositions for Funeral and Life Planning, said:
We’ve seen an increased demand for this simpler service and our priority is always to do right by the families in our care. We’re expecting the demand for this offering to continue to rise, by introducing Cremation without Ceremony we’re ensuring that we’re offering choices to families when the time comes to say goodbye.
David Collingwood, Director of Funerals, said:
Co-op Funeralcare have been leading the funeral industry for many years by listening to our clients, offering choice and innovation. Cremation Without Ceremony is not just for those seeking the most cost-effective option, but it gives families more choice in how they decide to say their final goodbye.
A planned, well thought out ceremony and celebration of a life after the cremation has taken place, is becoming more popular for some of our members and clients. Where many families are living in more diverse locations, Cremation Without Ceremony gives everyone an option perhaps not previously considered.
Watch Kathy, one of our clients from Colwyn Bay tell us about her experience of arranging a Cremation Without a Ceremony for her mum.
To find out more, visit our Cremation Without Ceremony webpage.
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