Direct Cremation in Beckenham

How to Arrange a Direct Cremation Funeral in Beckenham

How Much is a Direct Cremation in Beckenham?

The average cost of arranging a simple cremation funeral in Beckenham is £1,331. 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 Beckenham

The cheapest cremation service in Beckenham costs £995, and it is a direct cremation service with either Francis Chappell (part of Dignity Funerals) or H Copeland & Sons (part of Co-op Funeralcare)

Who Offers Direct Cremation in Beckenham?

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

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 Beckenham

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

Nationwide Companies Offering Direct Cremation

Where Can I Find a Crematorium Near Beckenham?

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

Beckenham Crematorium, Beckenham

020 8658 9495
Enquire for Opening Times

South London Crematorium, Streatham

020 8764 2255
Enquire for Opening Times

North East Surrey Crematorium, Morden

020 8337 4835
Enquire for Opening Times

Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault

020 8501 2236
Open: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri

South Essex Crematorium, Upminster

01708 434433
Open: 9am-3:30pm, Mon-Fri

East London Crematorium, Plaistow

020 7476 5109
Enquire for Opening Times

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

Lambeth Crematorium, Tooting

020 7926 4221
Open: 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri

West London Crematorium, Kensal Green

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

Putney Vale Crematorium, Wandsworth

020 3959 0090
Open: 8:30am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri

City of London Crematorium, Manor Park

020 8534 1486
Open: 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri

Hither Green Crematorium, Lewisham

020 8314 9630
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Kingston Crematorium, Kingston-upon-Thames

020 8546 4462
Open: 9am-4:20pm, Mon-Fri

Eltham Crematorium, Greenwich

020 8921 6700
Open: 9am-3:30pm, Mon-Fri

Honor Oak Crematorium, Camberwell

020 7525 5600
Enquire for Opening Times

West Norwood Crematorium, Lambeth

020 7926 7999
Open: 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri

Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead

01372 363181
Enquire for Opening Times

Croydon Crematorium, Croydon

020 8684 3877
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

New Southgate Crematorium, New Southgate

020 8361 1713
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Hendon Crematorium, Mill Hill

020 8359 3370
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

Enfield Crematorium, Enfield

020 8363 8324
Open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

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

If a person has died in Beckenham 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 Beckenham

    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 Beckenham

    Bromley Registration Service

    Civic Centre
    Stockwell Close
    BR1 3UH
    0300 303 8667
    Open: By Appointment Only

    Coroner in Beckenham

    South London Coroner’s Service

    2nd Floor
    Davis House
    Robert Street
    CR0 1QQ
    020 8313 1883
    Open: 9am-noon, 1pm-3pm, 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 Beckenham

    Lewisham University Hospital

    High Street
    SE13 6LH
    020 8333 3000

    Croydon University Hospital

    530 London Road
    Thornton Heath
    CR7 7YE
    020 8401 3000

    Princess Royal Hospital

    Farnborough Common
    BR6 8ND
    01689 863000

    King’s College Hospital

    Denmark Hill
    SE5 9RS
    020 3299 9000

    Queen Mary’s Hospital

    Frognal Avenue
    DA14 6LT
    020 8302 2678

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road
    SE18 4QH
    020 8836 6000

    Orpington Hospital

    Sevenoaks Road
    BR6 9JU
    01689 863000

    St George’s Hospital

    Blackshaw Road
    SW17 0QT
    020 8672 1255

    Guy’s Hospital

    Great Maze Pond
    SE1 9RT
    020 7188 7188

    St Helier Hospital

    Wrythe Lane
    SM5 1AA
    020 8296 2000

    St Thomas’ Hospital

    Westminster Bridge Road
    SE1 7EH
    020 7188 7188

    Royal London Hospital

    Whitechapel Road
    E1 1FR
    020 7377 7000

    St Bartholomew’s Hospital

    West Smithfield
    City of London
    EC1A 7BE
    020 7377 7000

    How Do I Arrange a Direct Cremation in Beckenham?

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

    The average cost of a direct cremation funeral in Beckenham is £1.331. This is based on the prices offered by a selection of local funeral providers.

    Where Can I Find a Funeral Director in Beckenham?

    We have selected five, local funeral directors in or near Beckenham 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 Beckenham.

    Where can I Scatter Ashes in Beckenham?

    Here are some public places in or near Beckenham where you may be able to scatter ashes:
    – A local cemetery such as Beckenham Cemetery.
    – A local park such as Kelsey Park.
    – In the nearby Kent 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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