Direct Cremation

What is a direct cremation?

Your loved one is cremated separately away from any service or celebration of their life that may take place.

You may choose to have a gathering or service of remembrance at a later date, with or without the ashes present.

We can advise you of the date of the cremation if you prefer.

Maybe a private family scattering or choose to keep their ashes at home.

We can help you choose a suitable urn or keepsake if you wish to keep them at home.

We can arrange a Burial of Ashes at a Cemetery, Churchyard or Natural Burial Ground

How it works

We bring your loved one into our care and transport them in a specialist vehicle to the crematorium for the cremation.
They will be placed in an Ecopine coffin and their ashes placed in a container suitable for scattering which we return to us on your behalf for you to collect

What’s Included

  • Bringing your loved one into our care from a local (25 mile radius) hospital, Hospice or Nursing Home during normal working hours.
  • Care of your loved until the date of cremation.
  • Dr’s Medical Fees for the application for cremation.
  • Completion of all necessary paperwork
  • An Ecopine coffin
  • Transport to the Crematorium for the Cremation
  • Collection of your loved ones cremated remains (Ashes)
  • A suitable container for scattering

One Inclusive Price £1,195

Note: An additional fee of £250 for bringing someone into to our care out of office hours or from a private residence
Additional charges may also apply if extra staff or an outsize coffin is required.

Payment Policy

For direct cremations payment is due in full at the time of arrangement

Our Service Areas

Proudly Serving Amesbury, Durrington, Salisbury & Surrounding Counties fro our Amesbury base. Also Nationwide! Please contact us for more details

James Family Services

The Centre
Amesbury, Wiltshire SP47DR
01980 624300

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01980 624300
Post: James’s Family Services, The Centre, Amesbury, SP4 7DR

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Great service and catered to our personal needs, they treat you as if your one of their family and keep you informed at every step of the way. They went above and beyond looking after our loved one, we knew Sarah was in safe hands. 5-star service. They even acknowledged that pets are part of families and will allow you to incorporate them in the process, as much as you want. We would recommend them every time. Well done and thank you James and the team


It does indeed seem odd to review a buisness of this nature, but it is a time when you really need compassion, and James Family Services was this and more to my family and I. Unfortunately, we have had to use the servcies of James’ Family Services twice this year. The fact we decided to use them for the most recent loss speaks for itself. Nothing is too much trouble, they are at the end of the phone night and day, and show nothing but kindness and respect for the family, and indeed loved ones we lost.