• - Simple
  • - Affordable
  • - Worry Free

Our Direct Cremation service is cost-effective because no family attend, so allowing us to offer a low budget fee.

Express Cremations offer a Low Cost Direct Cremation service for £450
Plus our professional fees of £545 = £995, and where applicable; doctors certification fees of £160

This does not include:

  • – Viewing of the deceased
  • – Church or graveside service
  • – Newspaper Announcement
  • – Family flowers

Our Direct Cremation service includes;
  • The funeral arrangers fee
  • Assistance and advice on registration and related documents
  • Provision of an experienced collection team within 100 miles of our premises
  • Transfer of the Deceased from any hospital / hospice or mortuary during normal working hours
  • Appropriate respectful care and preparation of the deceased
  • Provision of a bamboo cremation shroud or alternatively you can add £50 for a simple cardboard coffin suitable for the purpose of cremation or £75 for a simple traditional wood effect coffin
  • Direct transfer to a crematorium of our choice for an individual fully licenced private cremation at a time of our choosing
  • Providing a Certificate of Cremation and / or certified copy of the crematorium register

This service does not Include;

  • The collection of the deceased from a private home or from the premises of a residential care home
  • Embalming
  • Viewing of the deceased or any funeral procession or service prior to cremation
  • Interment of Ashes - Ashes are returned to you subject to an additional cost
  • Alternatively you can choose to either have the ashes interred in a Green Burial Park or Strewing of the ashes within the crematorium grounds (other options available at an additional cost)

An additional charge will be imposed for a collection for cremation from outside our area of the Midlands; see below for examples


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FROM £1,250



FROM £995



FROM £1,100



FROM £1,250



FROM £1,250

The fee is inclusive of cremation fees and our professional fees but not doctors certification.

* The current standard doctor's fee is £164 to allow cremation to take place

Where HM Coroner has issued the cremation certificate, doctor's fees do not apply

Collection only from Hospitals, Hospices, Coroners Care or other Funeral Directors

Collections from home are organised by Express but the deceased must be kept in a local chapel to enable doctors and coroners where necessary to carry out further investigations.

Estimate £80 to £200

Collection out of normal working hours,
i.e. evenings, weekends and public holidays
will incur an additional charge

We also offer a comprehensive range of funerals suitable to individual requirements. Please contact our office for details on: 01302 378359

Frequently Asked Questions:

No. Each person is cremated strictly individually in accordance with UK law.
No, if you have chosen direct cremation then no one can attend.
We choose the time of day for the committal to take place which suits both us and the Crematorium of our choice with no family or friends in attendance thus ensuring a lower fee.
We include our quality Bamboo Shroud, alternatively you can choose a plain cardboard coffin by adding £50 or upgrade to a simple traditional shaped wood effect coffin for an additional £75. These prices are only for a 6' x 22" coffin, for larger coffins please ask for a quote.
  • Return of the ashes in a simple plastic transit urn, complete with cremation certificate, including our courier service to a mainland UK address the fee will be £50
  • In a solid wooden casket complete with nameplate and cremation certificate including courier service to a mainland UK address the fee will be £100
  • Personal delivery of Ashes in a solid wooden casket or an Eco-Friendly wicker Urn complete with nameplate and cremation certificate the fee will be £150
You can collect direct from the crematorium, but please note:
The Certificate of Cremation is £18 & the Urn will be £18
You will also need to have a photo ID with you.
These can be buried in one of our Green Burial Parks for £50 in a communal memorial area or £300 in an exclusive burial plot. You can also have a memorial tree planted for £100. Alternatively you can have the ashes returned for you to scatter in a location of your choice. They can also be stored in a lovely urn or casket, even transformed into jewellery, incorporated into fireworks.... simply speak to one of our team about what you would like?

Additional Charges

Where bariatric (obese) factors are present we reserve the right to either decline or withdraw our services at any time.  Additional charges may be made for the use of additional personnel, larger vehicles and the cost of a larger coffin (over 6’ x 22″)

Price on application.

In case of sudden unexplained death or accident (police involvement) and also if the deceased was not under a Doctor’s care within the last 14 days the death may be referred to the Coroner so collection from a private home or care home must first be carried out by a local Funeral Director to enable Doctors to carry out further checks.

(Estimate £80 – £200) We strongly recommend you consider choosing an Independent Funeral Director as the cost is likely to be more reasonable.

Where necessary the deceased may have to be transferred locally to the Coroner’s mortuary (the Coroner’s office / State take care of this part of the cost of moving)

Transfer of the Deceased from a place other than mainland England and Wales

Please enquire for fees

Relative Average UK Fees

  • Express Cremation @ £450 + disbursements

  • Traditional Cremation @ £2,700 - £3,700

  • Express burial @ £495 + disbursements

  • Traditional Burial averages @ £3,456 - £4,400

  • Green Burial @ £1450


All charges and fees must be pre-paid and cleared funds available prior to the cremation taking place.

About Our Company

“We are not just a collection service – we care”

Our funeral service is here to assist you at the most difficult of times and to offer you advice in a practical but compassionate manner.
As we are all aware the cost of a funeral is rising year on year but we can help by offering our direct cremation service to lay your loved one/friend to rest in a dignified way but at a low budget cost avoiding added stress caused by worrying about the cost of the funeral.
Our funeral arrangers are fully experienced at caring for the deceased and the families left behind.
The transportation, care and laying to rest of the deceased is carried out using professional vehicles and uniformed staff.
It is sometimes difficult to get everyone together for a funeral service due the transient nature of family life and work commitments, not everyone can get time off, so why not have the memorial service at a time to suit everyone?

What happens when someone dies?

  • All

If in a Hospital:

Registering a Death:

If The Coroner is involved:


At Home / In a Nursing Home:

Our express service is based on arranging funerals for people who have either died in hospital, in a hospice or who are currently being looked after by the Coroner.

Before we can collect the deceased we will require the application for Cremation (Form 1 / Form A) signed by the next of kin or executor.

2. The Green Certificate for Cremation (Form 9) from the Register Office, or Order for Cremation (Form E) if the Coroner was involved.

3. Medical forms B and C (completed by doctors who dealt with the deceased)

4. The Cremation will take place upon receipt of all necessary paperwork and full cleared payment has been received. This can be by Debit/Credit Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.

An invoice will be issued once we have received instructions.

Our express cremation service is based on arranging funerals for people who have either died in hospital, in a hospice or who are currently being looked after by the Coroner.

You Need Help Right Now?

For immediate help you can call our 24 hour bereavement line.

Doncaster 01302 378359 | Freephone: 0800 2062210