Direct Cremation in Liverpool

How to Arrange a Direct Cremation Funeral in Liverpool

How Much is a Direct Cremation in Liverpool?

The average cost of arranging an unattended, direct cremation funeral in Liverpool is £1,302. 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 Liverpool

The cheapest cremation service in Liverpool costs £927, and it is a direct cremation service with Desmond L Bannon & Sons.

Who Offers Direct Cremation in Liverpool?

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

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 Liverpool

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Nationwide Companies Offering Direct Cremation

Where Can I Find a Crematorium Near Liverpool?

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

Springwood Crematorium, Allerton

0151 233 3004
Open: 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri

Anfield Crematorium, Anfield

0151 233 3004
Open: 8am-6pm, Mon-Fri

Landican Crematorium, Wirral

0151 666 3001
Open: 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri

Thornton Garden of Rest, Thornton

0151 924 5143
Open: 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon-Fri

Widnes Crematorium, Widnes

0303 333 4300
Enquire for Opening Times

Walton Lea Crematorium, Warrington

01925 267731
Open: 9am-4:30pm, Mon-Thu
9am-4pm, Fri

St Helens Crematorium, St Helens

01744 677406
Enquire for Opening Times

Southport Crematorium, Southport

01704 533443
Open: 10:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Mon-Fri

Chester Crematorium, Chester

01244 972428
Enquire for Opening Times

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

If a person has died in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

    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 Liverpool

    Liverpool Register Office

    St George’s Hall
    St George’s Place
    L1 1JJ
     0151 233 3004
    Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-4:45pm

    Coroners in Liverpool

    H M Coroner for Liverpool & Wirral

    Gerard Majella Courthouse
    Boundary Street
    L5 2QD
    0151 233 5770
    Open: Mon-Fri, 9:15am-4:30pm

    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 Liverpool

    Royal Liverpool University Hospital

    Prescot Street
    L7 8XP
    0151 706 2000

    Liverpool Women’s Hospital

    Crown Street
    L8 7SS
    0151 708 9988

    Broadgreen Hospital

    Thomas Drive
    L14 3LB
    0151 706 2000

    Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

    Eaton Road
    L12 2AP
    0151 228 4811

    Arrowe Park Hospital

    CH49 5PE
    0151 678 5111

    The Walton Centre

    Lower Lane
    L9 7LJ
    0151 525 3611

    Clatterbridge Hospital

    Clatterbridge Road
    CH63 4JY
    0151 334 4000

    Whiston Hospital

    Warrington Road
    L35 5DR
    0151 426 1600

    St Helen’s Hospital

    Marshalls Cross Road
    St. Helens
    WA9 3DA
    0151 426 1600

    Ormskirk & District General Hospital

    Wigan Road
    L39 2AZ
    01695 577111

    Halton General Hospital

    Hospital Way
    WA7 2DA
    01928 714567

    Countess of Chester Hospital

    The Countess Of Chester Health Park
    CH2 1HJ
    01244 365000

    How Do I Arrange a Direct Cremation in Liverpool?

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

    The average cost of a direct cremation funeral in Liverpool is £1,302. This is based on the prices offered by a selection of local funeral providers.

    Where Can I Find a Funeral Director in Liverpool?

    We have selected five, local funeral directors in Liverpool 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 in Liverpool.

    Where can I Scatter Ashes in Liverpool?

    Here are some public places in or near Liverpool where you may be able to scatter ashes:
    – A local cemetery such as Anfield Cemetery.
    – A local park such as Sefton Park.
    – In the nearby Lancashire or Cheshire countryside.
    – At a waterside location such as the River Mersey, Thurstaston Beach or Red Rocks.

    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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