A J Wakely & Sons, Bridport

191 reviews

A family-run funeral director in Bridport that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 1897.

Latest Verified Reviews

Liz Brown 22nd May 2024

Everything one could wish for at such a sad time -  compassionate, respectful and totally professional in all aspects.

John Wilkinson 22nd May 2024

Working with an excellent secular celebrant they recommended, Wakely organised a simple, affecting funeral service at a crematorium. Every element was efficiently managed and dignified. We appreciated the choice of a locally made wicker casket. The overall cost was very reasonable.

Sarah Choudhury 21st May 2024

I recently had the profound misfortune of losing my beloved mum on Mother's Day at our family home. The grief and confusion that followed were overwhelming, but AJ Wakely & Sons, and specifically Simon, provided us with the support and care we desperately needed during this difficult time. From the moment we contacted AJ Wakely & Sons, their compassion and professionalism were evident. Simon, who had known my mum for many years, was particularly affected by her passing, and his empathy and dedication shone through in every interaction we had. Simon guided us through every step of the process, from arranging the initial funeral services to organising a memorial that was attended by over 200 people. His attention to detail, understanding of our needs, and unwavering support were invaluable. He handled everything with the utmost care, ensuring that every aspect of the service was perfect and reflective of my mum’s legacy. Simon’s assistance extended beyond the funeral itself. He helped us with every aspect of the memorial service, from the internet arrangements to the final touches, ensuring that everything ran smoothly. His commitment to making this challenging time as bearable as possible for our family did not go unnoticed. The outstanding service provided by Simon and the entire team at AJ Wakely & Sons made a significant difference during one of the most challenging periods of our lives. Their professionalism, compassion, and dedication were truly exceptional, and we are forever grateful for the support they provided. I highly recommend AJ Wakely & Sons to anyone in need of funeral services. Their exemplary service and personal touch are a testament to their commitment to helping families in their time of need. Simon and the team treated us with dignity and respect, and we will always be thankful for their outstanding care. With heartfelt gratitude, Sarah Choudhury

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

91 East Street
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3LB

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 01308 800829

About Us

A.J.Wakely & Sons Bridport is a family-run funeral director in Bridport that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 1897.

After starting as wheelwrights and undertakers Arthur and Ernie Wakely opened their funeral directors in Broadwindsor. Jack Wakely followed in the footsteps of his uncles and in 1970 opened his first office in Bridport.

Today the Bridport office is managed by Simon Wakely (Jack's grandson), supported by Clive Wakely and their experienced and dedicated team; Tim Nickels and Chris Legg as funeral directors along with Angela and Amanda who manage the day-to-day running of the office.

AJ Wakely & Sons, Bridport, understand that the time following the loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult and confusing. It can also become overwhelming if you are the person responsible for arranging the funeral. Simon and his compassionate team will be there to guide and offer assistance at every step. The experienced staff will sensitively talk you through the necessary steps that need to be taken whilst also beginning to plan a fitting tribute for your friend or family member. If you desire, AJ Wakely can also assist with arranging the finer details including transport, floristry, coffins and ashes caskets, as well as memorials.

A.J.Wakely & Sons are proud members of: National Association of Funeral Directors & The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors. Call them today to begin planning the perfect funeral for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Liz Brown 22nd May 2024

    Everything one could wish for at such a sad time -  compassionate, respectful and totally professional in all aspects.

  • 5 John Wilkinson 22nd May 2024

    Working with an excellent secular celebrant they recommended, Wakely organised a simple, affecting funeral service at a crematorium. Every element was efficiently managed and dignified. We appreciated the choice of a locally made wicker casket. The overall cost was very reasonable.

  • 5 Sarah Choudhury 21st May 2024

    I recently had the profound misfortune of losing my beloved mum on Mother's Day at our family home. The grief and confusion that followed were overwhelming, but AJ Wakely & Sons, and specifically Simon, provided us with the support and care we desperately needed during this difficult time.

    From the moment we contacted AJ Wakely & Sons, their compassion and professionalism were evident. Simon, who had known my mum for many years, was particularly affected by her passing, and his empathy and dedication shone through in every interaction we had.

    Simon guided us through every step of the process, from arranging the initial funeral services to organising a memorial that was attended by over 200 people. His attention to detail, understanding of our needs, and unwavering support were invaluable. He handled everything with the utmost care, ensuring that every aspect of the service was perfect and reflective of my mum’s legacy.

    Simon’s assistance extended beyond the funeral itself. He helped us with every aspect of the memorial service, from the internet arrangements to the final touches, ensuring that everything ran smoothly. His commitment to making this challenging time as bearable as possible for our family did not go unnoticed.

    The outstanding service provided by Simon and the entire team at AJ Wakely & Sons made a significant difference during one of the most challenging periods of our lives. Their professionalism, compassion, and dedication were truly exceptional, and we are forever grateful for the support they provided.

    I highly recommend AJ Wakely & Sons to anyone in need of funeral services. Their exemplary service and personal touch are a testament to their commitment to helping families in their time of need. Simon and the team treated us with dignity and respect, and we will always be thankful for their outstanding care.

    With heartfelt gratitude,
    Sarah Choudhury

  • 5 Annette Flynn 21st May 2024

    With respect and dignity given to Lee. Gave full answers to any of our questions no matter how small the question was.
    I would like to say on behalf of myself and Family, Thank you for making a very hard day more bearable.

  • 5 Robert McGinlay 21st May 2024

    I was very impressed with the gentle care that was taken with my wife Jennie. She was treated with great dignity and I found that very moving.
    Every aspect of the service arrangements was dealt with really well and everyone involved was gentle,kind and courteous. It made an awful day a little more bearable.
    Thank you

  • 5 Clive Peach 21st May 2024

    Very helpful and considerate talked through and explained everything thanks to all involved Clive 

  • 5 Christine Miller 24th Apr 2024

    Fro m start to finish Greg and the team at AJ Wakeley were very professional and compassionate at a very sad time. Thank you from all the family.

  • 5 Joanna Millar 24th Apr 2024

    I want to thank Wakely’s for their very caring & professional help & support. 

  • 5 Carol Wells 23rd Apr 2024

    Tim and Chris were extremely sympathetic in dealing with the family. All of Brian’s wishes were met. They did us proud. We're incredibly grateful for the support and kindness shown to his family.

  • 5 Ian Groves 23rd Apr 2024

    Having had to use the services of Wakely's of Beaminster too many times in the last 7 years. You have, as always, provided an excellent personal, compassionate service from beginning to end. The send off for dad was perfect and we couldn't have wished for a better day.

  • 5 Andrea Crocker 12th Apr 2024

    AJ Wakely looked after us extremely well organizing our fathers' funeral.

    Everyones wishes were performed with the utmost care. Thank you all.

  • 5 Christine Rawlings 3rd Apr 2024

    Very well organised .I  was  kept updated with all the arrangements that were put in place, ie the church the vicar, crematorium and newspaper notice .

    Very pleased with Wakely &Son services.

    I would recommend.



  • 5 Joanna Campbell 2nd Apr 2024

    Wakeley’s provided an excellent all round service. They coordinated the collection of the deceased from another county, organised the service with Higher ground meadow and Alicen ( the celebrant), and sorted out the music and the printing of the service sheets. They suggested great options for the venue and caterer for the wake. At all times I felt that everything was under control, which was especially important as we were arranging everything from 100 miles away. 

  • 5 Peter Jones 2nd Apr 2024

    We much appreciated the kindness and consideration shown to the family by Tim Nickels throughout and for his sensitive conduct of the service. The firm's efficiency was admirable. Thank you.
    Sincerely, Peter Jones

  • 5 Vanessa Cridland 2nd Apr 2024

    Excellent service as always

  • 5 Sue Radcliffe 2nd Apr 2024

    Just a big thank you for everyone’s kindness and care at this time it made a difficult time easier.

  • 5 Iris Parker 8th Feb 2024

    Excellent guidance throughout the funeral process. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Michelle Haith 7th Feb 2024

    Very professional can't do enough for you. greg the most claiming person he listen to you and help you all the way through

  • 5 Nigel Phillips 26th Jan 2024

    The service provided was professional with empathy throughout.

    Many thanks.

  • 5 Colin Passmore 25th Jan 2024

    Excellent service. Lots of helpful ideas, in great contact, made the whole process effortless. Thank you. 

    Colin

  • 5 Kim Watson 25th Jan 2024

    Very professional and caring service. All the staff go out of their way to support and help you through a difficult time.

  • 5 Kevin Andrews 13th Dec 2023

    A family orientated company; very professional yet with a personal approach and considerate manner. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
    At a difficult time, they take all the pressure off and make things seem very simple.

  • 5 Jackie Savage 12th Dec 2023

    Very lovely kind and professional 

  • 5 Mark Cowling 12th Dec 2023

    Our Funeral Director, Tim Nickels, could not have been better. He understood our wishes and executed them perfectly. Always with good grace and a suitable sense of humor. 

  • 5 Jane Roffey 29th Nov 2023

    Everything you did for us was wonderful. Thank you so much. Love Jane

Address
91 East Street
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3LB

Open map

Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Liz Brown 22nd May 2024

Everything one could wish for at such a sad time -  compassionate, respectful and totally professional in all aspects.

John Wilkinson 22nd May 2024

Working with an excellent secular celebrant they recommended, Wakely organised a simple, affecting funeral service at a crematorium. Every element was efficiently managed and dignified. We appreciated the choice of a locally made wicker casket. The overall cost was very reasonable.

Sarah Choudhury 21st May 2024

I recently had the profound misfortune of losing my beloved mum on Mother's Day at our family home. The grief and confusion that followed were overwhelming, but AJ Wakely & Sons, and specifically Simon, provided us with the support and care we desperately needed during this difficult time. From the moment we contacted AJ Wakely & Sons, their compassion and professionalism were evident. Simon, who had known my mum for many years, was particularly affected by her passing, and his empathy and dedication shone through in every interaction we had. Simon guided us through every step of the process, from arranging the initial funeral services to organising a memorial that was attended by over 200 people. His attention to detail, understanding of our needs, and unwavering support were invaluable. He handled everything with the utmost care, ensuring that every aspect of the service was perfect and reflective of my mum’s legacy. Simon’s assistance extended beyond the funeral itself. He helped us with every aspect of the memorial service, from the internet arrangements to the final touches, ensuring that everything ran smoothly. His commitment to making this challenging time as bearable as possible for our family did not go unnoticed. The outstanding service provided by Simon and the entire team at AJ Wakely & Sons made a significant difference during one of the most challenging periods of our lives. Their professionalism, compassion, and dedication were truly exceptional, and we are forever grateful for the support they provided. I highly recommend AJ Wakely & Sons to anyone in need of funeral services. Their exemplary service and personal touch are a testament to their commitment to helping families in their time of need. Simon and the team treated us with dignity and respect, and we will always be thankful for their outstanding care. With heartfelt gratitude, Sarah Choudhury

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