We understand that when someone close to us passes away, just how stressful it can be, with the financial burden of the rising costs of traditional funerals in this day in age; many of us just cannot afford it.
With this in mind, more and more people are choosing the ‘Simple Funeral’ option taking the Stress and hassle out of arranging funerals with hearses, limousines and flowers etc.
Your family may live too far away to travel down to attend your loved ones funeral, or you may just want a straight forward service being carried out which is both dignified and caring, but at the same time, low cost, but without a slip in standards, and without the need for you to be there.

This is where we can step in and help. Here at Empathy Funerals, we have a service option called ‘Direct Cremation’ which costs just £950 plus Third Party Costs*.

*Third Party Costs are the crematorium fees and doctors fees which apply for the medical papers required for authorising the cremation. Please enquire at the time of arrangement for the current fees that apply; as these charges are subject to change each year. Please note however, if the death is referred to the coroner, the doctors fees will not apply.

If you choose to use our services, we do ask that payment for the full amount is made in advance within 48 hours of arranging the funeral. (This can be cash, cheque or bacs transfer) Our service price is fixed, but third party costs are subject to change every year and fees vary between different crematoriums (prices and details correct as of 2015/2016.

Third party fees are  made up of Crematorium fee £412 and Doctors fees £164.

Please note that this service is not for everyone and is designed to cater for those who would like to hold a separate memorial service at a later time.

  • No minister, no service, no mourners, no viewing
  • Transfer of deceased to our care facility
  • Providing a simple wood effect coffin
  • A hearse/estate car direct to crematorium
  • Day time and location suited to us for cremation
  • Completion of all documentation for cremation
  • Collection of ashes on your behalf
  • We operate within a 25 mile radius


Alongside our direct cremation service which is our minimum service package, we can also provide doves and a minister to take the service on the day to tailor the ideal funeral service personalized to your requirements and needs. All of this is possible at the shortest of notice as per the need. So for a more traditional funeral service, please don’t hesitate to ask at time of arrangement, we will be happy to assist you at your time of need for a fitting tribute to your loved one.
Traditional Funeral Service from £1650 plus Third Party Costs, available now. (Includes our services, a hearse, one limousine and a Traditional Oak Veneered Coffin lined and fitted with brass effect fittings for both burials and cremations.)




‘Direct Cremation’ funeral service the cheaper low cost alternative

Empathy Funerals covers Hertfordshire, Essex, London and Middlesex and surrounding areas including, Enfield, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross