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What is a direct cremation?

Funeral without a service

A direct cremation is a valid, legal and increasingly popular alternative to a traditional funeral. There are three big differences between this style of send-off and a traditional funeral:

A Pure Cremation is carried out much the same as a standard cremation;


We currently are unable to offer attended cremations in Northern Ireland. Families choosing an unattended direct cremation arrange their own very personal farewell where, when and how they choose; and often using a lovely photo or personal items as a focal point instead of the coffin.

Outstanding service at an affordable price

Without a formal funeral or pre-funeral service, many of the costs associated with a traditional funeral are avoided, such as the hearse, limousines, order-of-service cards and flower arrangements. There is usually no viewing before the cremation either, which eliminates the need for embalming. Overall, direct cremation can save you money without compromising the standard of care that is received.


We carry out the cremation, offering the same quality of care and respect as the best local funeral director, but without the fuss and the big black cars.

Low Cost

Our price reflects the very simple nature of our service. You can save 60%* compared with the cost of a basic cremation service from a traditional undertaker.


We take care of the practicalities leaving you and your family free to decide where, when and how to say goodbye, and how much you want to spend. This offers the chance to create a truly personal send-off.

*Sun Life Cost of Dying Report 2018

Celebration of life

By having the cremation without a funeral, you are free to arrange a truly personal send-off at a time and place that suits everyone. Direct cremation gives you the time to think about what you want to do, so you really can say goodbye your way. You could include all members of the family, from young children to family pets. For inspiration on creating your own perfect farewell event, check out our “Saying Goodbye” page.

Is a Direct Cremation the right choice for me?

We want to help you make the right decision for your family and for your loved one.

By separating the cremation process from the farewell, you can:


How can we help?

Pure Cremation provides a simple direct cremation service that you can arrange online or over the phone. You can arrange this now for someone who has passed away (available 24/7 via telephone), or plan ahead for yourself (Mon-Fri: 8:00-18:00, Saturday 9:00-17:00, Sunday 10:00-16:00).

Prepaid funeral plans

Plan ahead for complete peace of mind for you and your family, thanks to the Pure Promise. All our plans are covered by the Pure Guarantee, so choose the payment option that fits your budget and relax in the knowledge that today's prices are locked in.

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Arrange a funeral today

Our simple all-inclusive service has everything you need to arrange a fuss-free cremation for someone who has already passed away. You can reach us 24/7 for help, advice and immediate care.

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Call us today:

028 9600 9600

Need advice or want to begin arranging with us? Our dedicated team offers expert guidance and support and can help you get started.