Affordable, low cost, simple Direct Cremation in Brighton- from £899 plus disbursements

Direct Cremation Woodvale Crematorium, Brighton

Also known as ‘Direct to Cremation’ service – cheaper, low cost  and more affordable

Important Note: When comparing with other companies offering such cheaper, low cost, more affordable direct cremation services please bear in mind that your loved one remains here with us in Brighton and is cremated using our local Brighton Woodvale Crematorium. It is always worth asking other companies where your loved one will be cremated. By using Woodvale Crematorium for the Direct Cremation of your love one, this means that your fees are not only supporting a local business but also the Local Brighton & Hove City Council Authority.

Our research has shown that we are the most competitively priced, low-cost, more affordable direct cremation providers that are genuinely located in Brighton; genuinely independent & family owned; and genuinely providing the utmost respectful, sensitive and professional service that you can expect to receive for you and your loved ones.  We offer care, compassion and choice as independent family owned funeral directors in Brighton.

The Funeral Director Industry associations require their members to offer a basic cremation only funeral or Direct Funeral, with a given specification as part of their code of practice.

However it has been officially reported in a recent Which? survey, that in spite of this requirement, many choose not to offer this option of direct cremation, unless the client specifically asks for it.

We are one of the few Funeral Directors in Brighton who, for the sake of transparency and integrity, want you to be aware of all our funeral service options. These are especially suitable to those in need of a ‘simple’ and low cost funeral option.

Our ‘Unattended Direct Cremation’ is an affordable alternative to the traditional funeral, which separates the ceremony from the cremation and leaves families free to arrange a memorial or celebration of life service away from the crematorium and in their own time.

Arrangements can be made without you needing to visit us

From Price
Anywhere within 10 Miles radius of Brighton £899
(Outside of this area – mileage of £1.50 per mile return)


  • Collection from Hospital or Borough Mortuary (see Notes below)
  • Simple coffin suitable for cremation
  • Conveyance to Crematorium
  • Ashes – can be collected from the local crematorium


  • Crematorium fee (Woodvale £460)
  • Doctor’s fee if applicable (£82)
  • Collection fee from Private Home or Nursing Home (See Notes below)
  • Out of office hours collections / weekends & bank holidays collections (See Notes below)
  • Dressing & Viewings (a surcharge for preparation and viewings is £150)
  • Delivery of ashes outside of our local area (surcharge for mileage will apply)
  • Any extra charges for bariatric allowances –  (see Notes below)


  • This is an ‘Unattended’, ‘Direct to cremation’ only, service – there is no use of the chapel for mourners.
  • Full payment (cleared funds) must be received 3 days before the funeral takes place.
  • Larger Clients:In the case of bariatric (obese) clients , that cause additional or unusual requirements, or clients who exceed 6’2″ x 22″ –  in size, or either individual size, that results in an outsize coffin being needed, then there will be surcharges added to cover the costs of extra resources and logistics necessary – e.g an outsize coffin will will require a bespoke order plus delivery & VAT charges to be considered; extra bearers will be required at collection venues and at the crematorium to ensure safe handling.
  • Collection from local hospital or the City mortuary is included in our price, however:
  • Collection from a private residence /care home / nursing home or hospice will incur a further charge of £180.00 for daytime, office hours, or £230 if the collection involves an Out of office hours collection (& weekend & bank holidays) – it will be one or the other extra fee – not both.

Sussex Funeral Services LtdFuneral Directors Brighton – a truly family run, local, independent funeral director in Brighton.  We are located in Portland Road, Hove, For a free ‘without obligation’ consultation and advice, please call Philip or Sallie on 01273 736469, or our mobile 07789 174453.  Simple search ‘Direct Cremations Near Me’.