York Cremation – Low Cost Funerals

A direct cremation is £1,113 (coroners) or £1,195 (non-coroners). Cremation in York with a service is £1,867 (coroners) or £1,949 (non-coroners).

Funeral Service

Funeral with Service

From just £1,867

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 York

From just £1,867

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 York Crematorium. 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 York

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 York

From just £1,867

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 York Crematorium.

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 York

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 York at York Crematorium, Bishopthorpe Road, YO232QD.

Cremation & service at York Crematorium

£1,867

Coroners

£1,949

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 York 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

We would like a low cost funeral in York, only three of us will be attending the service and would like to use the small chapel. How much cheaper is the small chapel than the large and how does this affect your price?

The chapels cost the same, the price of our low cost funerals in York remains the same regardless of which chapel you choose. We would recommend the Ebor chapel which would be ideal for your service.

About York Crematorium

York Crematorium has two chapels. The ‘White Rose Chapel’ is the larger of the two being able to seat 100 people. Should it be required an additional 100 mourners can stand. The music system enables songs to be played during the service and even an electronic organ is available should it be required. There is also a screen for slideshows of family photographs.

The ‘Ebor Chapel’ is the smallest chapel we’ve ever done services in and is ideal for intimate family services. It’s accessed near the car port at the front of the building. The capacity of the small chapel is 25 people all of which is seated. The music system is also available to the Ebor chapel.

Please note that due to current restrictions the White Rose Chapel is operating at a reduced capacity of just 18 people.
The Ebor chapel is currently reduced to just 5 attendees. The waiting room and toilets are also not available, visitors can still use the outside toilets.

York Crematorium Parking

The carpark is located directly off Bishopthorpe Road and comprises 60 spaces 4 of which are disabled spaces. A footpath leads from the carpark, through the gardens to the main building.

York Crematorium Opening Times

York Crematorium Opening Times
Area Day Opening Closing
Office Mon-Fri 9.00am 4.00pm
Grounds Mon-Sat 9.00am 8.00pm
Sun 10.00am 8.00pm
Bank Holidays 10.00am 8.00pm

September to March the grounds / chapel of remembrance close at dusk.

Contact details

York Crematorium, Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2QD
Telephone: 01904 552071
Email: crematorium@york.gov.uk

York Crematorium News

Currently York Crematorium is limiting services to just 20 minutes and employing a 15 minute period between services in order to carry out cleaning before the next funeral begins. They are offering to record the ceremony and make it available to those unable to attend. Live streaming of the funeral service is available at additional cost.

In April 2020 City of York Council declared that, although cremations would proceed, services were being halted. No mourners were allowed at the crematorium. This basically meant that all cremations would be direct cremations. At the same time it was announced that to help affected families a video would be made available from within the chapel. This was despite government guidance permitting funerals to go ahead but being restriced to immediate family. A number of people complained about the very strict approach being taken by the council.

Resulting from these numerous complaints and a petition signed by more than 3,000 people the council announced a relaxation of their measures.

A decision was taken to permit up to ten close family members to have an outdoor service where they could pay their last respects. We held a service during this time, it was very strange. The coffin remained on the trolley at the front of the crematorium building whilst family members remained seated under the cover of a marquee. Despite it being a short service the family were incredibly grateful for the chance to say goodbye to their loved one, something many families before them had been unable to do.

Mid May 2020 saw the announcement that funeral services would resume at the start of June allowing a maximum of ten family members to be present in the White Rose Chapel. A complimentary recording of the service would be made available for those who could not attend.

It was announced in July that 18 people could attend funeral services in the large chapel but 5 would remain the limit in the small chapel.

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