A modern alternative to a traditional funeral

Arrange a Direct Cremation with us for £1,345

A simple, dignified cremation without the ceremony and costs associated with traditional funerals. Our most affordable type of service, popular with customers who don’t want the fuss and expense of a traditional service.

With a direct cremation friends and family gain the freedom to arrange their own personal memorial, separate to the cremation; this allows you to say goodbye exactly when and how you choose.  It’s a modern alternative to the traditional funeral and increasingly growing in popularity. We have been offering these since 2007, probably before even the term was phrased.

What's Included

The cost of our unattended funerals includes collection and care of the deceased, cremation and doctors fees (if necessary), a simple eco-friendly coffin and easy options to complete the necessary paperwork in-person or online.

What's the cost

£ 1,345


Collection of deceased by private ambulance from any local place of death 24/7*


A free local home visit to complete the necessary paperwork or arrangements in our office or on-line/post

A Simple Coffin

A simple cardboard coffin as standard or oak effect coffin depending on requirement **

Disbursement costs

Crematorium fee AND doctors cremation certificates if necessary

Cremated remains

The ashes can be returned free to any local address in a simple cardboard casket with cremation certificate; collected by applicant or scattered at the crematorium***

  • “local” means any address in the Dover, Shepway, Ashford, Canterbury or Thanet districts. Please call for a price for collections further away.
  • ** additional costs for bariatric deceased exceeding 134 kg / 21stones
  • *** free “local” delivery or special courier to you at additional cost
  • # full payment required before cremation date

Why Sullivan and Son?

We are Funeral Directors you can trust, offering our services across Kent and further afield by request.

Highest rated Funeral Directors in east Kent

Free local home arrangements and return of ashes.

No hidden extras - Includes doctors cremation certifcates.

Direct Cremation Ambulance

Includes collection from any local place of death at any time.

Want to buy a direct cremation funeral plan?

We can write a Guaranteed Direct Cremation Plan in association with Golden Leaves for only £2,295.00, or just £48.29pm over 5 years (APR 6% – other terms available). This will cover you with guaranteed no extra costs for your nok or estate no matter how long you may live. To find out more please click the link below:

For a Direct Burial cost please call or Email for a bespoke quote as price varies significantly on grave location

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Our Clients Say

Mark Popple
Mark Popple
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Paul & his team looked after my grandmother. From start to finish the service and professionalism he gave us was simply outstanding. We thank you sincerely. A very caring business. Thanks Mark.
Hollie Jenkins
Hollie Jenkins
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Top funeral place. When my grandad john died they listened to what my nan and the family wanted. They went above and beyond and went the extra mile even after the funeral! My nan recieved a little card with my grandads name on and stone. I would highyly recomend them to anyone! Thank you sullivan & son!
Jan Baker
Jan Baker
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I can't recommend these guys enough, Paul and his team were really understanding and helpful. I have used other funeral directors, based in Deal before and the service received was very different. If I am unfortunate enough to need the service again I would not think twice about going to them. Highly recommend. Thank you to Paul and team you made a difficult day more tolerable.
Peter Baynton-Power
Peter Baynton-Power
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We were recommended to Sullivan and Son by a relative and we are so pleased we went to Paul when my mum passed away. He was very helpful, explained everything and ensured all went very smoothly. A big thank you to all at Sullivan and Son for the care and service you provide

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Covid19 Pandemic
As essential service providers at this very difficult time we remain fully open however please note the following:- Our office remains open 9-5pm weekdays but by appointment only please, with a maximum of 2 visitors allowed. Please do not ask to visit if you are unwell. All funeral arrangements and registration of deaths can now been made via our 24/7 phone, email and postal support. Our limousine is not available at this time and neither are home arrangement visits. For collection of deceased we are having to take extra precautions and ask additional cause of death questions to protect both us and you. Chapel of rest visits will be restricted to two members at a time of the same household by appointment. Sadly chapel visits will not be possible for covid-19 deaths. Thank you for your understanding. Take care. Paul Sullivan
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