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Direct Cremation

Not everyone would like a fuss to be made of them when they pass on, which is why sometimes a direct cremation service might be the best course of action.

A direct cremation service is simply where no formal funeral service is arranged and no guests are in attendance. Once the cremation process is complete, the ashes will be returned to the family of the person who passed.

Here at A. France and Son Ltd, we’ve been arranging cremation services since 1764 – and those centuries of experience have made us a trusted company that many families throughout the areas of Holborn, King’s Cross and Hendon are happy to use.

We have organised many direct cremation services over the years, so if you’re looking for a simple service that’s in line with your loved one’s wishes, we’re here to help. We understand that the death of a loved one can be extremely difficult, which is why we do our utmost to make sure that your needs are met.

If you would like to talk to one of our compassionate advisors about our direct cremation services, or if you would like to discuss cremations without a church or cremations without a service, please contact us.

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Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 9:00 - 17:00 Sat: Closed Sunday: Closed
45 Lamb's Conduit Street London WC1N 3NH
166 Caledonian Road Islington N1 0SQ
14 Watford Way Hendon NW4 3AD

FAQs & Advice

The Registrar will issue you with one copy. You will need another 4-5 copies to be able to send to the bank, solicitors etc. They cost approx. £11.00 each. In most cases we won’t require this certificate and will only need the ‘Green Certificate,’ which is sent to us directly.
Many funerals in the UK follow traditional religious practices with a typical service taking approx. 30-40 minutes. In some cases this may extend to over an hour. However there is also the option of a humanist or secular service which would include poetry, music and an appreciation of the life of your loved one. We are able to arrange a secular officiant for you if this is what you require.
Yes you can. We always recommend a simple course of embalming takes place before we dress someone in their own clothing. Alternatively, we can provide a shroud.
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