Questions about cremation

Is the coffin cremated with the body?

Yes. The Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) guiding principles state that the container and the body shall be placed in cremator and cremation commenced.

The coffin or container with the body inside shall not be opened or otherwise disturbed, other than in exceptional circumstances, and then only with the express permission and in the presence of the applicant for cremation (usually the executor or next of kin).