Leeds Cremation – Low Cost Funerals

A direct cremation is £1,113 (coroners) or £1,195 (non-coroners). Cremation in Leeds with a service is £1,894 (coroners) or £1,976 (non-coroners).

Lawnswood Crematorium |  Cottingley Hall | Rawdon

Funeral Service

Funeral with Service

From just £1,894

Your loved one will be taken into our care

We will arrange all aspects of the funeral

Our celebrant services are available to you free of charge

Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation

From just £1,113

A direct cremation is an unattended funeral

We will take care of your loved one with dignity and respect

Ashes returned for free within our coverage area

Funeral Service in Leeds

From just £1,894

Our low price includes everything, from taking your loved one into our care to returning the ashes.

We will take care of everything for you.

Leanne offers her services as a celebrant for free, providing a personal funeral service at the crematorium of your choice. Whether you’d like a  service based on the personal memories of family and friends or just music we pride ourselves on delivering the service you want.

We will take care of all the administration, making everything as easy for you as possible. 

Direct Cremation Leeds

From just £1,113

A direct cremation is a funeral without a service – no mourners attend.

Your loved one will be taken into our care and will be treated with dignity and respect.

We will take care of all the paperwork and administration.

Together we will arrange a date for the cremation.

On the day of cremation, your loved one will be taken through the chapel and placed on the catafalque, just like a funeral with a service.

Once the cremation is complete we will collect the ashes and return them at a time that is convenient for you.

Funeral Service

Funeral Service in Leeds

From just £1,894

Our low price includes everything, from taking your loved one into our care to returning the ashes.

We will take care of everything for you.

Leanne offers her services as a celebrant for free, providing a personal funeral service at the crematorium of your choice.

Whether you’d like a  service based on the personal memories of family and friends or just music we pride ourselves on delivering the service you want.

We will take care of all the administration, making everything as easy for you as possible. 

Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation Leeds

From just £1,113

A direct cremation is a funeral without a service – no mourners attend.

Your loved one will be taken into our care and will be treated with dignity and respect.

We will take care of all the paperwork and administration.

Together we will arrange a date for the cremation.

On the day of cremation, your loved one will be taken through the chapel and placed on the catafalque, just like a funeral with a service.

Once the cremation is complete we will collect the ashes and return them at a time that is convenient for you.

Did you know?

A vicar, humanist or celebrant will charge around £215 to lead a service.

However, we offer a free personal service led by Leanne.

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No upfront payment required

We understand that the loss of a loved one can be an unexpected expense.

No payment is necessary until after the cremation.

Help paying for a funeral

We have helped many families claim their funeral expenses.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

The table below lists everything that is included.

If you are choosing a direct cremation the Complimentary Service is not applicable.

The prices below are for a low-cost cremation in Leeds.

Lawnswood Crematorium |  Cottingley Hall | Rawdon

Cremation & service in Leeds

£1,894

Coroners

£1,976

Non-Coroners

A home visit to complete all the required paperwork and answer any questions you may have
Help paying for a funeral where required
Collection of the deceased from their resting place and bringing them into our care
Scheduling of the cremation
All disbursements included
Transport of the deceased to the crematorium on the day of cremation
Simple Cremations complimentary personal service
A wooden coffin – The Tutbury
Simple ashes urn (Other urns and caskets are available at extra cost)
Scattering of the ashes is done for free at the crematorium should you so wish
Return of the ashes anywhere in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Our Brochure

Our brochure contains a lot of useful information about us and the services we provide.

You can download it by clicking on the picture.

If you would like us to post you a copy please contact us.

Your questions answered

Does a direct cremation in Leeds include return of ashes?

Once the cremation has taken place we will collect the ashes from the crematorium and return them to you, this service is included our price. We will arrange a return date and time that is best for you.

We would like a simple cremation in Leeds with a service and want to use a celebrant that our family has used before, is this included in your free personal service?

If you have a particular celebrant in mind you will have to pay them their fee which can be in excess of £200. Leanne offers her services as celebrant for free to all our customers. Almost all of the low cost funerals with services we carry out are led by Leanne the exceptions tend to be religious ceremonies.

We are based near Leeds but our loved one has passed away in a hospital in Sheffield are you still able to carry out a direct cremation?

Yes. Our coverage includes all of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, we’ll collect from any location in this region at no extra cost, it is included in our price. Once the cremation has taken place we will collect the ashes on your behalf. We will also return the ashes to you or arrange for them to be scattered.

My mum’s funeral is next week and we want to know if we should bring our children.

This is really a personal decision, all children are different and there are no set rules. I’m going to presume that we are talking about fairly young children here.

There are some things worth considering. What relationship did the child have with the deceased? If they were close then the funeral gives them a chance to say goodbye in the same way as it does for adults.

Have a chat with your child, this is really important. Is the child is old enough to talk about death at a basic level and understand the concept? Babies and very young children probably will not understand what is happening, so it might be best if they don’t attend.

About Lawnswood Crematorium Leeds

Lawnswood crematorium is one of our favourite crematoria. Time permitting we always take the opportunity to walk around the grounds and take in the history, beautiful trees and wildlife.

It offers something different in each season, a different atmosphere, but always calming and tranquil.

The site for the cemetery was selected because of its picturesque qualities and offered the perfect location away from the more built-up areas nearby. It was needed because St Michael’s churchyard in Headingley (located just over 2 miles away) was almost full.

Lawnswood Crematorium Chapel Leeds

The entrance is situated on Otley Road, as you enter the grounds you’ll see the main lodge on your right-hand side. The lodge and chapels were designed by the architect George Corson.

The crematorium, designed by WS Braithwaite, was opened in 1905 and the first cremation was performed on the 4th January of the same year. It was the first crematorium in the country to use a gas cremator.

Service Length

The crematorium operates on 40-minute service slots, this does include getting mourners in and out of the chapel so the service itself can last up to 30 minutes.

Near the chapel entrance there is a screen with details of the next service. Family and friends enter through the sliding glass doors and turn left down the corridor into the chapel.

Upon leaving the chapel mourners return via the same corridor but exit out into the cemetery at the other side of the building. This avoids disturbing any mourners waiting to attend the next service.

Chapel Capacity

Up to 80 people can be seated in the chapel and a few more can be accommodated by standing in the chapel. This assumes there are no official restrictions of numbers attending funerals.

Current attendance limit: 14 people are allowed inside the chapel and a further 10 can listen to the service from outside.

Lawnswood Crematorium Parking

There is limited parking on the grounds of the crematorium and it can get full during larger services. However, there is a large free to use car park opposite the entrance on the other side of the road.

There is a pedestrian crossing so getting to the crematorium once you’ve parked isn’t a problem. This additional car park has a flower shop.

Disabled Access

The driveways leading up to the chapel are flat and there are no steps to negotiate to enter the chapel itself.

Contact Number

0113 378 8196 – Leeds Bereavement Service. This is the telephone number for Leeds cemeteries & crematoria.

Lawnswood Crematorium opening times

Lawnswood Crematorium Opening Times
Day Opening Closing
Mon-Fri 8.30am 4.00pm
Sat-Sun 10.00am 4.00pm
Bank Holidays 10.00am 4.00pm

 

Friends of Lawnswood

Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery are a voluntary group formed in 2011. They meet monthly to take on a wide variety of tasks including gardening, maintenance and generally keep the wonderful grounds looking good.

Lawnswood Crematorium Pictures

Our gallery page contains photographs of the site.


Cottingley Hall Crematorium

Located in the south of the city.
Address: Ring Rd, Beeston, Leeds LS11 0EU

Contact Number

Phone: 0113 395 7446

Cottingley Hall Crematorium Opening Times

Cottingley Hall Crematorium Parking

The car park at Cottingley Hall Crematorium used to be insufficient and was one of the main complaints coming from people who have attended funerals here. The council recognised that there was an issue. The area either side of the driveway (near the entrance) was widened and around 30 car parking spaces were added.


Rawdon Crematorium Leeds

Address: Rawdon Crematorium, ​Leeds Road, Rawdon, LS19 6JP.

Telephone: 0113 378 8196
Fax: 0113 230 1132

Opened in: 1959

Chapel capacity: 80 seats.


News

Leeds council closed all three Leeds Crematoria during the lockdown in April 2020. Only unattended (direct) cremations were permitted to go ahead.

No family or friends were allowed inside the crematorium/chapel buildings but allowance was made for a small number (maximum of 10) to watch their loved one be taken from the hearse and transferred into the chapel.

In May 2020 it was announced that services could resume in early June with limited attendance. The number of daily services was reduced to facilitate cleaning between scheduled slots.

Leeds City Council runs all three crematoria in Leeds, these are Lawnswood, Cottingley Hall and Rawdon. Between them, they operate 8 cremators and perform over 5,000 cremations each year.

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