A J Wakely & Sons, Bridport

71 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

Gill Hooper 1st Aug 2022

Simon was really helpful. My cousin had died abroad and we had to repatriat back to England. Once she was home Simon took charge of everything. Even getting her from the airport back to Bridport. He registered the death for us as we were here in Sussex. ( 150 miles away) He always let me know how things were progressing and assured me that everything would be OK. On the day of the Funeral everything went to plan, and Simon made the whole family feel relaxed. We all said how wonderful he was. I would definitely recommend Wakelys to anyone.

Nick Brake 1st Aug 2022

Excellent service. 

Jacqui Boyle 1st Aug 2022

Simon Wakely provided such empathy, kindness and support following the passing of my mother. He gave advice every step of the way but also gave us time to make important choices. The attention to detail was exemplary which meant that we were able to give our mother the send off she would have wished for. We cannot thank Wakeleys enough and highly recommend their service.

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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
  • Children’s funeral
  • Buddhist funeral

Financial arrangements

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

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
91 East Street
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3LB

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 Gill Hooper 1st Aug 2022

    Simon was really helpful. My cousin had died abroad and we had to repatriat back to England. Once she was home Simon took charge of everything. Even getting her from the airport back to Bridport. He registered the death for us as we were here in Sussex. ( 150 miles away) He always let me know how things were progressing and assured me that everything would be OK. On the day of the Funeral everything went to plan, and Simon made the whole family feel relaxed. We all said how wonderful he was. I would definitely recommend Wakelys to anyone.

  • 5 Nick Brake 1st Aug 2022

    Excellent service. 

  • 5 Jacqui Boyle 1st Aug 2022

    Simon Wakely provided such empathy, kindness and support following the passing of my mother. He gave advice every step of the way but also gave us time to make important choices. The attention to detail was exemplary which meant that we were able to give our mother the send off she would have wished for. We cannot thank Wakeleys enough and highly recommend their service.

  • 5 Valerie Otton 31st Jul 2022

    Thank you for being so calm and reassuring. We will recommend you.

  • 5 Mark Bosher 13th Jul 2022

    excellent

  • 5 Daniel Newman 13th Jul 2022

    Wonderful and very professional service - highly recommended !

  • 5 Sue Skillend 13th Jul 2022

    Tim Nickels and his colleagues were extremely kind and helpful. I have not arranged a funeral before and was guided through every step. It made a huge difference to me and I am very grateful

  • 5 Sally Sherfield 26th Jun 2022

    Chris was very professional, kind and understanding. He made sure the lead up and day ran smoothly. He took all of our requests on board and fulfilled our needs perfectly. Would highly recommend.  

  • 5 Tessa Lee 21st Jun 2022

    Their kindness, respect and organisation has made these past weeks much less painful.
    We will always recommend AJ Wakley & sons.

  • 5 Diana Pearce 20th Jun 2022

    every thing was very good nothing was to much trouble for all of you. the flowers were lovely just as i wanted . Thank you , also a special thank you to Greg Scott.

  • 5 Jean Grout 1st Jun 2022


    The care and support given by Greg throughout the whole funeral, both before and after was so very much appreciated by the whole family. We also all thought how well Alicen the Celebrant spoke and what a lovely service it was altogether. Thank you all so much.

  • 5 Clive Bath 30th May 2022

    Very professional organisation of the funeral and good personal support from Simon Wakely

  • 5 Katie Nye 11th May 2022

    Wakelys were brilliant once again. Their compassion, gentleness and efficiency is to be admired.

  • 4 Brenda Smith 28th Apr 2022

    Very polite & professional, thankyou 

  • 5 Jane Conisbee 26th Apr 2022

    Seamless service

  • 5 Nick Tuck 25th Apr 2022

    Excellent service and Simon was amazing 

  • 5 Brian Taylor 25th Apr 2022

    Excellent service

  • 5 Ann Blackwell 25th Apr 2022

    Wakely’s could not have been more helpful, especially at such a difficult time. The staff were kindness itself and couldn’t do enough for me. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

  • 5 Judith Riglar 25th Apr 2022

    First class service from Simon and his team. We couldn’t of got through my Dads funeral without him. He made sure every little detail was catered for. Can never thank him enough for his help and understanding. 

  • 5 Ian Pamplin 25th Apr 2022

    Simon Wakely and his team were very helpful and understanding a truly professional service

  • 5 Mandy Nicholson 11th Apr 2022

    Excellent personal service from Simon and his team

  • 5 Rachel Miller 11th Apr 2022

    My family and I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful service,care and compassion we received from the whole team during our very sad time.

  • 5 Helen Light 11th Apr 2022

    Very good service. Extremely professional.

  • 5 Brenda King 11th Apr 2022

    Kind, compassionate service. Thank you. 

    Not great that this review was addressed to Brenda, asking her to review her own funeral! 

    Overall very happy with the service and would recommend to others in need.

  • 5 Chris Addis 10th Apr 2022

    Helpful and friendly. Took the load and made everything very easy for the family.

Address
91 East Street
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3LB

Latest Verified Reviews

Gill Hooper 1st Aug 2022

Simon was really helpful. My cousin had died abroad and we had to repatriat back to England. Once she was home Simon took charge of everything. Even getting her from the airport back to Bridport. He registered the death for us as we were here in Sussex. ( 150 miles away) He always let me know how things were progressing and assured me that everything would be OK. On the day of the Funeral everything went to plan, and Simon made the whole family feel relaxed. We all said how wonderful he was. I would definitely recommend Wakelys to anyone.

Nick Brake 1st Aug 2022

Excellent service. 

Jacqui Boyle 1st Aug 2022

Simon Wakely provided such empathy, kindness and support following the passing of my mother. He gave advice every step of the way but also gave us time to make important choices. The attention to detail was exemplary which meant that we were able to give our mother the send off she would have wished for. We cannot thank Wakeleys enough and highly recommend their service.

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