Funeral Directors in Hertfordshire since 1839.

Cremation only funeral without a ceremony in Hertfordshire

Cremation only funeral without a ceremony, also known as direct cremation, is different from a traditional funeral as there is no service nor is there anyone present at the cremation. Since the passing of David Bowie who chose this option we have seen an increase in demand for this service, and have therefore created the option.

The Bluebell Funeral

  • There is no service and no attendance of the family, or any other mourners
  • We choose the time, date and venue
  • This service must be paid in full before the event
  • It is possible to arrange this service over the phone and forms will be posted to the nearest of kin
  • The cremated remains can be delivered to the nearest of kin within 5 miles of our office Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm


  • Attending to the necessary arrangements
  • Provision of necessary bearing staff
  • Provision of a simple coffin
  • Transfer of your loved one from the place of death during office hours within 5 miles from our Funeral Home
  • Conveyance to the crematorium in a closed hearse from our funeral home
  • A convenient funeral day, time chosen by the company only


  • Embalming
  • Viewing of your loved ones
  • Provision of a limousine
  • Any additional third party fees and disbursements
  • Choice of crematorium
  • Choice of day, date and time

We provide exceptional value and support from your initial contact and for as long as you need our help. As a local family run independent funeral directors in Hertfordshire we have built our reputation by providing a friendly personal service. As a family business we have had to come to terms with our own family bereavements, so we feel that we are aware of peoples needs when they come into one of our offices.

We are proud to have been part of the local community for over 178 years. We offer a high-quality service with caring staff and compassion for those who need it. If a death occurs please contact us at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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