Unattended (Direct) Funeral

What is a Direct Cremation or Direct Burial?

A ‘Direct Cremation’ or ‘Direct Burial’ service simply means that your loved one is cremated or buried without mourners attending a funeral service at the Crematorium or Cemetery.

The cremation or burial will take place as soon as the necessary paperwork is completed, at a time and date that is agreeable with you, usually about two weeks after the death.

You are welcome and invited to say goodbye to your loved one at our Chapel of Rest. The coffin can be open or closed and your loved one can either be dressed in their own clothes or in one of our gowns.

Why choose us to help with an unattended funeral?

  • Your loved one is cared for in our Sackville Road, Hove Office.
  • No extra charges for spending time with your loved one in our Chapel of Rest
  • Collection from home, nursing home, and hospital day or night at no extra charge.
  • The cremation or burial  will take place in the local crematorium or cemetery.

What is the cost and what is included in the service?

A Direct Cremation service is currently £2,037 fully inclusive of all costs and includes:

  • All Doctors’ fees paid on your behalf.
  • All Cremation fees at Woodvale Crematorium paid on your behalf.

  • Provision of a simple unpolished oak effect coffin

  • Visiting your loved one in our Chapel of Rest

  • The opportunity to follow behind us as we take your loved one on their final journey to Woodvale Crematorium or the Cemetery

  • A personal interview to receive your instructions over the telephone or via email.
  • Guidance on the Registration of Death.

  • Completion of all legal necessities and documentation relating to the funeral on your behalf.

  • Provision of your loved ones’ ashes in a functional container.

Please note that the funeral account must be paid in full prior to the Direct Cremation service.

Want to make arrangements or need more information? Ring 01273 820018 or complete the form below.

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  • Ben and his team were fantastic and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Ben absolutely understood and delivered to all our requirements (even a last minute one on the day). His communication throughout was fantastic and demeanour on the day was faultless. This meant that we could focus on the celebration of the life our beloved uncle, and not the logistics. Bungards have continued to look after our family for a number of generations now, and remain an excellent choice because of their care, diligence and professionalism. Thank you.

    Graham Howitt Avatar Graham Howitt
    January 1, 2020

    I can only add to all the other 5 star reviews below. Ben and the team were amazing, so kind and helpful giving advice when asked but never pushy. Nothing was too much trouble and my family were always treated with courtesy and patience. I felt my daughter was in safe hands from the moment she was collected until it was time to say goodbye. Catherine the celebrant worked with us to create a moving and very personal service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bungards to anyone.

    Miranda Myers Avatar Miranda Myers
    December 14, 2019

    Impeccable service. All at Bungard were supremely discreet, sympathetic and efficient throughout. The funeral service arrangements themselves were first class. At the outset, we had found ourselves obliged to request the transfer of the deceased from another funeral directors and this was handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

    Ian Hiscock Avatar Ian Hiscock
    November 22, 2019
  • I was very impressed with the courteous and professional demeanor of all of the Bungard staff in dealing with my most recent bereavement. At this sad occasion I have begun a thought process myself and I will be using this family firm for my own funeral when it is time. Thank you once again for your dignity and professionalism. John Proctor RN (Occupational Health Advisor)

    August 27, 2019

    This is a really great funeral directors, Ben and his team are so good, they just helped all the time, they care after as well. Top team. Really recommend them, thank you so much x

    Chad Austin Avatar Chad Austin
    July 26, 2019