Direct Cremation in Amersham

How to Arrange a Direct Cremation Funeral in Amersham

How Much is a Direct Cremation in Amersham?

The average cost of arranging an unattended, direct cremation funeral in Amersham is £1,420. 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 Amersham

The cheapest cremation service in Amersham costs £995, and it is a direct cremation service with either H C Grimstead (part of Co-op Funeralcare) or Cooks Funeral Directors (part of Dignity plc).

Who Offers Direct Cremation in Amersham?

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

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 Amersham

* Part of Co-op Funeralcare. **Part of Dignity plc

Nationwide Companies Offering Direct Cremation

Where Can I Find a Crematorium Near Amersham?

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

Aylesbury Vale Crematorium, Aylesbury

01296 468300
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham

01494 724263
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri
9am-1pm, Sat

Bierton Crematorium, Aylesbury

01296 350019
Open: 9am-1pm, 1:30pm-5pm, Mon-Fri

West Hertfordshire Crematorium, Garston

01923 673285
Open: 9am-4pm, Mon-Sat
10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm, Sun

Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip

01895 556560
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat
10am-5pm, Sun

Slough Crematorium, Slough

01753 520702
Open: 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri
9am-12:30pm, Sat

Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green

020 8455 2374
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Islington Crematorium, East Finchley

020 7527 8300
Enquire for Opening Times

Southwest Middlesex Crematorium, Feltham

020 8894 9001
Open: 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri

St Marylebone Crematorium, East Finchley

020 8343 2233
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

The Vale Crematorium, Luton

01582 723700
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

West London Crematorium, Kensal Green

020 8501 2236
Open: 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri

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

If a person has died in Amersham 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 Amersham

    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 Amersham

    Beaconsfield Old Town Registration Office

    29 Windsor End
    HP9 2JJ
    BS1 1JG
    01494 475 205
    Open: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm

    Buckinghamshire Registration Office

    High Wycombe Library
    Walton Street Offices
    HP20 1XF
    01296 383 005
    Open: Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm

    High Wycombe Library Registration Office

    High Wycombe Library
    5 Eden Place
    High Wycombe
    HP11 2DH
    01494 475 200
    Open: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm

    Coroner in Amersham

    Buckinghamshire Coroner Service

    29 Windsor End
    HP9 2JJ
    01494 475 505
    Open: 8am-4pm, Monday-Thursday
    8am-3:30pm, 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 Amersham

    Amersham Hospital

    Whielden Street
    HP7 0JD
    01494 434411

    Stoke Mandeville Hospital

    Mandeville Road
    HP21 8AL
    01296 315000

    Wycombe Hospital

    Queen Alexandra Road
    High Wycombe
    HP11 2TT
    01494 526161

    Hemel Hempstead Hospital

    Hillfield Road
    Hemel Hempstead
    HP2 4AD
    01442 213141

    Watford General Hospital

    Vicarage Road
    WD18 0HB
    01923 244366

    Wexham Park Hospital

    Wexham Park
    SL2 4HL
    0300 6145000

    Hillingdon Hospital

    Pield Heath Road
    UB8 3NN
    01895 238282

    Northwick Park Hospital

    Watford Road
    HA1 3UJ
    020 8864 3232

    Luton & Dunstable Hospital

    Lewsey Road
    LU4 0DZ
    01582 491166

    How Do I Arrange a Direct Cremation in Amersham?

    To arrange a direct cremation funeral in Amersham, 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 Amersham: 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 Amersham?

    The average cost of a direct cremation funeral in Amersham is £1,420. This is based on the prices offered by a selection of local funeral providers.

    Where Can I Find a Funeral Director in Amersham?

    We have selected five, local funeral directors in or near Amersham 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 the assistance of a funeral director. For the prices of cremations, choose from our selection of crematoria near Amersham.

    Where can I Scatter Ashes in Amersham?

    Here are some public places in or near Amersham where you may be able to scatter ashes:
    – A local cemetery such as Stanley Hill Cemetery, Chilterns Crematorium, or The Platt Cemetery.
    – A local park such as Amersham Memorial Gardens or Westwood Park.
    – In the nearby Chiltern countryside.

    If scattering on public land or private land you do not own, you will need to seek permission from the landowner first.
    Please read our guide if you wish to scatter ashes in the sea or river.

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