County Durham Funeral Directors


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do when someone dies?

When someone dies you need to get a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from a doctor, register their death and choose a funeral director to arrange their funeral. The Registration Office will give you a Death Certificate and Certificate for Burial or Cremation (GR021 in Northern Ireland).

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How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral depends on where you are in the UK and whether you choose a burial or a cremation. Natural burial is becoming increasingly popular, but can often be more expensive than burial in a traditional cemetery. The cost of coffins, flowers, catering and transport also varies a lot. There is also an almost unlimited list of options for personalising a service, such as professional funeral singers or a motorcycle-hearse. You can compare the price of funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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  • Durham Crematorium

    Durham, DH1 3TQ

  • Wear Valley Crematorium

    Bishop Auckland, DL14 8NR

  • Birtley Crematorium

    Birtley, DH3 1PQ

  • Mountsett Crematorium

    Stanley, DH9 9JP

  • Saltwell Crematorium

    Gateshead, NE9 6DT

  • Ludworth Road Cemetery

    Durham , DH6 3BB

  • South Road Cemetery

    Durham, DH1 3TQ

  • Belmont Parish Cemetery

    Durham, DH1 2QR

  • Ushaw Moor Cemetery

    Ushaw Moor, DH7 7LJ

  • Hett Cemetery

    Ushaw Moor, DH6 5HA

  • Sacriston Cemetery

    Durham, DH7 6JP

  • Great Lumley Burial Ground

    Chester le Street, DH3 4JJ

  • Langley Park Cemetery

    Langley Park, DH7 9UT

  • Tudhoe Cemetery

    Spennymoor, DL16 6SU

  • Chester-le-Street Cemetery

    Chester le Street, DH3 3NN

  • College View Cemetery

    Esh Winning, DH7 9HX

  • Pelton Cemetery

    Chester le Street, DH2 1NH

  • Parkwood Cemetery

    Esh Winning, DH7 9BT

  • Houghton Cemetery

    Sunderland, DH5 8NX

  • Hetton Cemetery

    Sunderland, DH5 9PJ

Nearest Funeral Directors (County Durham)

Latest Verified Reviews

Lisa Smith 19 hours ago

Excellent service from the minute we made phone call to Andrew, from the bottom of our hearts us as a family could not thank yous enough for helping us at this hard time Andrew is an amazing man nothing at all was a bother to him we are so glad we choose yous thank you so so much xx 

Emma Barrass 20 hours ago

Andrew has been amazing through the whole process. He has helped the whole family through a very difficult time and couldn’t of asked for better support during this process. 

John Purvis 3 days ago

A faultless service and very professional 

Sheena Pearce 4 days ago

At a time of immense grief and sudden loss of my husband I cannot thank all the staff I dealt with at Birtley sufficiently to express my gratitude for dealing with the situation and sensitivity shown to myself in the most sympathetic and compassionate manner yet guiding us through those necessary and practical arrangements that have to be made at such times.  Without exception they were all wonderful and made me feel that I could approach them at any time with a query and it was never a problem. Most certainly I would not hesitate to recommend their services should I be asked who to go to in similar circumstances. Sheena Pearce

Julie Duggan 4 days ago

Andrew Grey and his colleagues were absolutely fantastic Andrew was there every step of the way thank you very much