Direct Cremation in Bristol

How to Arrange a Direct Cremation Funeral in Bristol

How Much is a Direct Cremation in Bristol?

The average cost of arranging an unattended, direct cremation funeral in Bristol is £1,325. This is based on the prices offered by a selection of local funeral providers.

This fee should include:

  • Bringing the deceased into the care of the funeral provider
  • Preparation of the deceased for the cremation
  • A simple coffin
  • All cremation and crematoria fees
  • Scattering or collection of the ashes, plus many providers will deliver the ashes to you for free.

Cheapest Simple Cremation in Bristol

The cheapest cremation service in Bristol costs £995, and it is a direct cremation service with Co-op Funeralcare in Redfield.

Who Offers Direct Cremation in Bristol?

You have two options when it comes to arranging a direct cremation in Bristol:

1. A local funeral director who will offer a direct cremation for you

2. A nationwide company that specialises in direct cremation. You can read more about direct cremation service providers here

A Selection of Local Funeral Directors Offering Direct Cremation in Bristol

Nationwide Companies Offering Direct Cremation

Where Can I Find a Crematorium in Bristol?

Here is a selection of crematoria in the Bristol area together with their fees for a weekday, unattended direct cremation fee:

Canford Crematorium, Westbury-on-Trym

0117 903 8280
Enquire for Opening Times

South Bristol Crematorium, Bedminster Down

0117 903 8330
Open: 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri

Westerleigh Crematorium, Westerleigh

0117 937 4619
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

West Wiltshire Crematorium, Trowbridge

01380 871101
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Haycombe Crematorium,

01225 396020
Enquire for Opening Times

Weston-Super-Mare Crematorium, Worle

01934 510608
Enquire for Opening Times

Mendip Crematorium, Shepton Mallet

01749 340930
Enquire for Opening Times

What Do I Need to Do if Someone Has Died in Bristol?

If a person has died in Bristol and you wish to arrange for them a direct cremation funeral, there are two things that you need to do:

    How to Register a Death in Bristol

    You must register the death within five days at your local register office. You may also start the process here.

    To complete the registration, the registrar will need to receive a medical certificate.

    If the deceased has died while in hospital then the bereavement team should send the medical certificate directly to the registrar.

    If, however, the deceased has passed away at home, then you will need to arrange for the visit of a doctor to carry out this service for you.

    Death Certificate & Certification of Cremation

    Once you have registered the death you should be issued with:

    • A Death Certificate (‘form BD8’); and
    • A Certificate for Burial or Cremation (‘the green form’).

    Please note that if the deceased is in the care of a local hospital or public mortuary, these steps must normally be completed before they will agree to release the body to your nominated funeral provider.

    The exception to this process is if the death has been referred to a coroner. In this case, the coroner will take the deceased into their care before completing an investigation to establish the cause of death. The coroner may issue you with an interim death certificate to begin the process of arranging the deceased’s affairs. Once the coroner has completed their investigation they will issue you with the full paperwork.

    In all cases, you should not finalise funeral arrangements until the legal processes are complete.

    Registry Offices near Bristol

    Bristol Register Office

    The Old Council House
    Corn Street
    BS1 1JG
    0117 922 2800
    Open: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, 9am-4pm
    Wednesday: 10am-4pm

    Southmead Hospital Register Office

    Southmead Hospital
    Brunel Building
    BS10 5NB
    0117 922 2800
    Open: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 4pm

    Coroner in Bristol

    Avon Coroner

    Coroner’s Court
    Old Weston Road
    Flax Bourton
    BS48 1UL
    01275 461920
    Open: 7am-5pm, Monday-Friday

    Please note that if the death has been referred to the local coroner, then you will need to wait for this process to be completed before finalising funeral arrangements for the deceased. For further information, please click the following buttons:

    The Coroners’ Courts Support Service Helpline (England and Wales)

    0300 111 2141
    Monday- Friday, 9am-7pm
    Saturday, 9am-2pm

    Major Hospitals near Bristol

    Bristol Royal Infirmary

    Marlborough Street
    BS2 8HW
    0117 923 0000

    Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

    Upper Maudlin Street
    BS2 8BJ
    0117 923 0000

    Southmead Hospital

    Southmead Road
    BS10 5NB
    0117 950 5050

    Royal United Hospital

    Combe Park
    BA1 3NG
    01225 428331

    Weston General Hospital

    Grange Road
    BS23 4TQ
    01934 636363

    How Do I Arrange a Direct Cremation in Bristol?

    To arrange a direct cremation funeral in Bristol, select a local funeral director or a nationwide direct cremation provider to start the arrangements for you.

    To help you with your choice, we have reviewed all of the nationwide direct cremation funeral providers.

    All of our direct cremation service reviews have been carried out by an independent writer/researcher who has experience of working in the funeral sector.

    Each service is scored across five different sectors; price, inclusivity, flexibility, locality & customer satisfaction.
    Each of these is broken down below to give some clarity into how we scored each service.

    Direct Cremation in Bristol: Frequently Asked Questions

    We have answered the most common questions below, but feel free to read our in-depth Direct Cremation fact sheet for more information.

    How Much is a Direct Cremation in Bristol?

    The average cost of a direct cremation funeral in Bristol is £1,325. This is based on the prices offered by a selection of local funeral providers.

    Where Can I Find a Funeral Director in Bristol?

    We have selected five, local funeral directors in Bristol who offer direct cremation funerals.

    Do I Have to Use a Funeral Provider?

    There is no obligation for you to engage the services of a funeral provider. You must, however, arrange for the disposal of the body, usually through either a burial or a cremation.

    Check out our helpful guide to organising a funeral without a funeral director. For the prices of cremations, choose from our selection of crematoria in Bristol.

    Where can I Scatter Ashes in Bristol?

    Here are some public places in or near Bristol where you may be able to scatter ashes:
    – A local cemetery such as Canford Cemetery.
    – A local park such as Victoria Park.
    – In the nearby River Avon or Wiltshire countryside.

    If scattering on public land or private land you do not own, you will need to seek permission from the landowner first.