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Direct Cremation Funeral Option – £1,600 

We have supported many people with funeral arrangements, and just as we all vary so much in life, of course we continue to vary with our choices in death. At Arka Original Funerals we focus primarily on choice and empowering people – this is central to everything we do – and is why we are offering this Direct Cremation to our customers. The Direct Cremation option means that the cremation will happen in a simple and private way, at Woodvale Crematorium, early in the day and with no time available in the crematorium chapel for a service or gathering.


  • Immediate family would still be able to come to say goodbye to their loved one at ARKA’s Chapel of Rest on a week day leading up to the cremation.

Your reasons to choose this option could be that:

  • The person who has died stated that they did not want a formal ceremony
  • Friends and family may want to hold a memorial on a later date
  • You may just want to remember the person in your own way and not need a formal gathering for this.
  • It could be that this is just how you want it! (and choosing this option doesn’t mean that you love them less)

The fee includes the following services:

  • Collection and care of the deceased during office hours within a 10 mile radius of central Brighton. Please note out of hours or out of area collections will incur additional cost. 
  • Supporting family and friends with the process of arranging the cremation
  • Initial consultation and follow up
  • Liaising with Doctors or Coroner as applicable
  • Preparation, and supporting those who wish to view the deceased
  • Gently dressing the deceased in clothes if provided or gently wrapping in a shroud
  • Ensuring the correct paperwork is completed and that it reaches the correct authority
  • Provision of a cardboard coffin
  • Transportation of the coffin to Woodvale crematorium on the funeral day
  • Cost of the cremation
  • Collection and storage of ashes for up to one year
  • Doctors’ papers for cremation

Please note this package is offered as our most simple service to families and does not include a choice of date for the cremation, as the booking would be made for the next available date.

This funeral option does not compromise in any way our commitment to the quality and personal approach that we bring to all our work, this is our guarantee to you. 

Full payment would be required 3 days before the cremation takes place.

Please CLICK HERE to download a PDF of these prices.

If this doesn’t sound what you need please see our BESPOKE, or  SIMPLE FAREWELL  funeral options.