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New Brighton Beach in Christchurch, New Zealand


Also known as ‘direct cremations’, our unattended funerals provide a more low cost option that lets you say goodbye in your own way. To discuss the available options, contact J Wagstaff. We have branches in Peacehaven, Saltdean and Brighton.

Funeral urns aligned

What is a

direct cremation?

A direct cremation is a simple service which no one attends. Our funeral directors will take the deceased directly to the crematorium. After the service, we can return their ashes to you for you to do with as you wish. As there isn’t a formal service with people in attendance, unattended funerals are our lowest cost option. Even though this is a cheaper service, rest assured we will still treat your loved one with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Candles with heart-shaped flame

Don’t let finances

affect their funeral

A simple candle

We don’t want to anyone to have to worry about the cost of a funeral. Making the ceremony more simple helps to significantly reduce the cost, freeing up finances for something more personal such as a social gathering or get together for close friends and family, where you can remember your loved one. Our experienced team are on hand to help with any paperwork and will make sure that everything is dealt with.

We offer a range of funerals including:

  • Religious

  • Non-religious

  • Cremations

  • Multi-faith funerals

  • Burials

  • Eco funerals

SAIF care
Golden charter logo
SAIF logo
detail of sculpture on monumental cemetery in Italy
Helping hands, care for the elderly concept

An unattended funeral lets you focus on what’s important

Contact J Wagstaff in Peacehaven for more information

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