A direct cremation is a simple and respectful cremation without a funeral. The costs are lower because we choose the date and time of the cremation, there is no funeral service, and family do not attend.

This fee includes removal during working hours and care of the person who has died until the service takes place, completion of all relevant paperwork and a simple veneered wood or cardboard coffin, cremation costs and a doctor’s certificate (if required see below).

For any cremation to take place, the doctor who saw the person 14 days before they died will need to sign the cremation form, which we will organise on your behalf.  The doctor’s fee is £82.  If no doctor was involved 14 days before the death, then the coroner will take over and there is no doctor’s fee.

Direct Cremation – £1499 (£1581 if doctors’ fees required)

Breakdown of Costs for 2020

AJB Funerals Fee£999.00
Crematorium Fees£500.00
Doctors’ Fees (if required)£82.00


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    01249 713 134

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  • SAIF - Independent Funeral Directors
  • Fair Funerals
  • Golden Charter
  • Butterfly Conservation Corporate Member
  • 2017 Good Funeral Awards Winner
  • 2018 Chippenham Bid Business Awards Winner
  • 2018 Wiltshire Business Award Winner
  • 2018 Funeral Planner Of The Year
  • Funeral Planner of the Year 2019
  • 2020 Good Funeral Guide