Holly's Direct Cremation Service
Holly’s Funerals professional fee - £1,400
For people who are looking for a simple cremation funeral without a
service at the Crematorium. We work closely with Kent & Sussex
Crematorium in Tunbridge Wells, one of the few local crematoria that
provides a Direct Cremation service.
At Holly's, our Direct Cremation service is a lot more comprehensive
than most other funeral directors - you have our full support and as
much involvement in the arrangements as you'd like. We encourage
family visits and we'll always tell you when and where the Cremation
will take place.
We can even arrange a "mini-service" for close family & friends at
our Cranbrook Family Room on the day of the cremation.
For more information about what happens on the day of a
Direct Cremation, please read our guide - click here to read.
The professional fee covers our overheads and time only. Typically, the
total funeral cost could be between £2,000 and £2,500 (see sample
invoice above) depending on the options chosen.
Unlike other funeral directors, we do not make an extortionate profit on the supply of coffins and other funeral goods. Click here to compare our coffin prices.
We're delighted to have been awarded "Best Direct Cremation Provider" at the Good Funeral Awards - click here to find out why this award is so important to us.
If however, you're looking for something a bit different, we believe a direct cremation is one of the most flexible options for families who want to arrange a more personal and bespoke funeral.
By separating the funeral ceremony from the cremation process means that you are not limited by the timescales of the crematorium and you are free to arrange a ceremony at a more fitting location and without strict time limits. See our pages on Beautiful Funerals or Kent Barn Funerals for more information.
Included in the price:
Please note. All services are provided within our normal working hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). Additional charges will be made for out of hours and weekend work.
A free, no obligation initial consultation of up to half an hour.
A full discovery meeting with you and your family. During the meeting we will explain all of the steps required and the options available to you. We will talk you through the entire process and agree the service you require, your level of involvement and your desired funeral arrangements.
Full support for you in arranging the cremation, including additional meetings and phone calls if required.
Collection of your loved one during office hours. (Our normal working hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) - Please see notes below.
Looking after your loved one and preparing them for the funeral according to your wishes. Gently washing, anointing with essential oils & dressing your loved one in clothes (if provided) or gently wrapping them in a soft cotton shroud. To find out more about how we care for our guests click here.
The use of our family room so that you can come and spend time with your loved one
Arranging & booking the cremation and help with completing and administering the necessary paperwork.
Transporting your loved one to the chosen crematorium or in our simple vehicle.
Collection and delivery to you of the ashes.
What's not included:
The cost of the actual cremation and other 3rd party disbursements.
The cost of a coffin, flowers, memorials, order of service or other goods to be purchased. Prices for these can vary greatly and we will work with you and your budget to get both the best price and most suitable product. We are one of the very few funeral directors who do not make extortionate profit on 3rd party disbursements and funeral goods.
Whilst we are more than happy to come and see you at home for the Full Discovery Meeting, additional journeys may incur an additional charge depending on the mileage involved. These additional journeys will be charged at £2 per mile.
Collection of your loved one out of hours – an additional £200
Although we cover all of Kent & East Sussex, we do charge additional mileage for longer journeys. Collections and deliveries outside of our normal working area (20 mile radius of Cranbrook) - £2 per mile.
Additional to above, collections and deliveries inside the M25 are charged at an additional £50 and inside the South / North Circular are charged at an additional £100.
Doctor's certificates for cremation. These are usually £164 in total.
Arrangement or attendance at the funeral service (if one is to take place elsewhere). Please ask us for details.