J Worley (Funeral Directors) Ltd. - Hemel Hempstead

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Independent funeral directors in Hemel Hempstead, offering dignified, sympathetic funeral arranging services for over 30 years.

Latest Verified Reviews

Simon Dove 28th Nov 2020

I can't fault J. Worley. They organised and conducted my mother's funeral with quiet, friendly and sympathetic efficiency. They explained everything clearly, helped us to make the right decisions and kept us informed at every stage. On the day, the timing was precise, but relaxed, and we were gently guided through the funeral. One hears scare stories about the cost of funerals and no one wants to talk about the cost or appear to be going for a cut-price option, but I thought their prices were very reasonable. I heartily recommend them.

Marie Capes 26th Nov 2020

I have had no experience of dealing with funeral arrangemnts in this locality. Following my husband's unexpected passing, my brother and I selected Worley as the undertaker as, from the website information, it seemed closest in character to the family undertaker we have used for our bereavements in Cumbria. The team at Worley have surpassed my expectations, with the level and quality of their service, the sensitivity of the their firm's people to the trauma of family bereavement and the clarity of their communications. The professionalism, the courtesy and the understanding extended is much appreciated at this terrible time in our family life, all further complicated by the difficulties presented by the pandemic. I am pleased to recommend them.

Carl Bywater 23rd Nov 2020

Top rate family run business offering an efficient and well managed quality service at very keen affordable prices. The staff were all very professional and kind and in particular a special mention for Laura who expertly guided me through out the whole process.

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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

Address
48 Lawn Lane
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 9HL

About Us

J. Worley Funeral Directors has been serving the bereaved in Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas since 1984. John Worley and his dedicated, compassionate team can help you arrange the ideal funeral service for your loved one.

They offer a choice of coffins, caskets and urns to suit any preference, from traditional wood to eco-friendly options, such as cardboard or willow, and bespoke designs. A full range of memorial and keepsake jewellery is available. They can also provide a selection of funeral transport, from horse-drawn hearses to motorcycles and vintage cars, as well as a fleet of Jaguar Daimler vehicles.

J. Worley Funeral Directors is a member of the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) and John Worley is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers. In addition, the funeral home is a licensed memorial supplier and can provide headstones and plaques for all local cemeteries and churchyards.

The funeral home in Hemel Hempstead is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with a 24-hour emergency helpline. With convenient off-street parking, the premises have private arranging rooms and two chapels of rest where you can say goodbye to your loved one in peace.

Call J. Worley Funeral Directors now to find out more about the range of funeral services they provide.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Simon Dove 28th Nov 2020

    I can't fault J. Worley. They organised and conducted my mother's funeral with quiet, friendly and sympathetic efficiency. They explained everything clearly, helped us to make the right decisions and kept us informed at every stage. On the day, the timing was precise, but relaxed, and we were gently guided through the funeral. One hears scare stories about the cost of funerals and no one wants to talk about the cost or appear to be going for a cut-price option, but I thought their prices were very reasonable. I heartily recommend them.

  • 5 Marie Capes 26th Nov 2020

    I have had no experience of dealing with funeral arrangemnts in this locality. Following my husband's unexpected passing, my brother and I selected Worley as the undertaker as, from the website information, it seemed closest in character to the family undertaker we have used for our bereavements in Cumbria. The team at Worley have surpassed my expectations, with the level and quality of their service, the sensitivity of the their firm's people to the trauma of family bereavement and the clarity of their communications. The professionalism, the courtesy and the understanding extended is much appreciated at this terrible time in our family life, all further complicated by the difficulties presented by the pandemic. I am pleased to recommend them.

  • 5 Carl Bywater 23rd Nov 2020

    Top rate family run business offering an efficient and well managed quality service at very keen affordable prices. The staff were all very professional and kind and in particular a special mention for Laura who expertly guided me through out the whole process.

  • 5 Nick Stone 15th Nov 2020

    Recently my dad passed, and seeing as I had the kids I phoned the first funeral directors I could find which happened to be J Worley, the service received was outstanding and couldnt thank pam or liz enough for all there support during a hard time. Due to covid there is alot of restrictions in place which is hard enough but the fact they also have to turn around and say no to things isn't easy however the professionalism from all at J Worleys was very appreciated thank you again to pam and liz also the guys who turnt up on the day.

  • 4 Shirley Howe 15th Nov 2020

    A very good experience given the difficult circumstances we are currently in...

  • 5 Jeanette Burden 15th Nov 2020

    Excellent friendly and efficient service. Everything was spot on. They were in contact throughout the whole process and kept us well informed of the procedures in place due to Covid restrictions both prior to and on the day of the funeral.

  • 5 Anthony Hadaway 15th Nov 2020

    perfection as always. very pleased wth the service provided

  • 5 Julie Palmer 14th Nov 2020

    Everyone from Worley's have been so helpful! It's such a difficult time losing someone so close but to have the added pressure of the pandemic makes it even more difficult. The usual face to face meeting and limited numbers etc.. but I can only give credit and say thank you to you all. Everyone was so well organised and nothing was too much trouble. Magda was one amazing lady, she called me her little Niece! She talked about Worley's quite often and wanted to arrange her own funeral but wanted to be able to talk to Mr.Worley to see if he remembered working at the co-op with her husband Nandor together.. many years ago! It didn't happen but the fact Mr Worley did mention to one of the ladies working in the office that he did remembered him! She really will be sadly missed but her passing couldn't have been more peaceful, at home, no pain, with me and another neighbour holding her throughout her journey. Thank you Mr Worley and to everybody that works at your company. It's given me great solace knowing Magda is now at peace with Nandor and son Steven. Kind regards Jules

  • 5 Timothy George 13th Nov 2020

     Very polite and sympathetic whilst also very helpful. Arranged a very good celebrant for the service and overall I can’t fault everything they did for me, they were also very clear and helpful in explaining things to me. Highly recommended, thank you Tim

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  • 5 Jane Manning 13th Nov 2020

    We found J Worley to be extremely efficient from the very first phone call and all the way through at a difficult time and the funeral ran like clockwork. We would definitely recommend.

  • 5 Maxine McVey 13th Nov 2020

    Professional and Caring 

  • 5 Michele O'Callaghan 13th Nov 2020

    From the beginning when my daughter spoke to Liz the service has been fantastic . Mum was treated with dignity and nothing was too much trouble .On the day of the funeral the service was very good . You made a horrible sad time bearable and I would recommend you highly regards Michele 

  • 5 Wayne Ellerby 13th Nov 2020

    Very professional

  • 5 Martyn Cope 13th Nov 2020

    So helpful and made funeral easy to arrange 

  • 5 Marianne Close 13th Nov 2020

    J Worley were wonderful with helping with my mum’s funeral . It has been a very difficult time with many restrictions but they guided us through it all with compassion. Nothing was too much trouble 

  • 5 Debbie Staines 19th Oct 2020

    Can't fault the service, as always

  • 5 Mark Wilkins 16th Oct 2020

    We were not prepared for Mum’s Death, so when it came, we were a bit lost on what to do.  We called J. Worley on that Sunday morning, because they are a long established local firm.   From the first telephone call to them, they took care of maters for us, and in particular my Mum.  They were sensitive and respectful in carrying out their work. They kept us well informed at every stage, and with their connections, helped to make the Funeral Service and burial go smoothly. We are very happy that J. Worley managed to offer great and sensitive service during the challenges of COVID restrictions.

  • 5 Peter Foster 16th Oct 2020

    From start to finish the service was never short of professional. They made the proceedings so much more bearable.

  • 5 Joyce Harrington 12th Oct 2020

    All great, but should tell people on first meeting only 5 can view there loved one once, makes It hard with big family’s especially when some live 3 hours away, not heard of this before no one should have the right to tell a grieving family they can’t see there loved one for the last time because there’s more than 5, thank you for making an exception though but will make sure in future on choosing a funeral director to check this first.  

    Mark Worley replied
    Thank you for your kind review and comment regarding the current limitations on seeing your loved one. While we know that any restrictions can be distressing, we have a duty to ensure the safety of our staff and the members of the public visiting our premises, in line with government guidance. The limit is in place due to the small space available to visit the deceased, and to ensure that all families who wish to use the facility can be accommodated and remain safe at the same time. All our staff are aware of the need to inform families about restrictions that may be in place at the earliest opportunity, although that may have been missed in your case, for which I sincerely apologise. I have re-iterated the need for this to all staff and I'm pleased that we were able to accommodate your needs in this case. If you have any concerns regarding any other aspect of the arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me direct. Yours, Mark Worley.
  • 5 Anne Anderson 12th Oct 2020

    I have nothing but praise for J Worley who handled my father's funeral very well, especially in these difficult times. I would certainly recommend this family firm to others.

  • 5 Weiling Fox 9th Oct 2020

    Fantastic all the way 

  • 5 Jean Block 30th Sep 2020

    Faultless and compassionate from start to finish. Pleased we used a local independant funeral director. Humanist service conducted by Simon Allen was excellent, too - good research and nice touches.

  • 5 Clive Osbourne 30th Sep 2020

    The staff were very informative and guided me all the way making a distressing time as stress free as possible excellent service thank you 

  • 5 Karen Bowler 30th Sep 2020

    Excellent service I would recommend them to others.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
48 Lawn Lane
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 9HL

Latest Verified Reviews

Simon Dove 28th Nov 2020

I can't fault J. Worley. They organised and conducted my mother's funeral with quiet, friendly and sympathetic efficiency. They explained everything clearly, helped us to make the right decisions and kept us informed at every stage. On the day, the timing was precise, but relaxed, and we were gently guided through the funeral. One hears scare stories about the cost of funerals and no one wants to talk about the cost or appear to be going for a cut-price option, but I thought their prices were very reasonable. I heartily recommend them.

Marie Capes 26th Nov 2020

I have had no experience of dealing with funeral arrangemnts in this locality. Following my husband's unexpected passing, my brother and I selected Worley as the undertaker as, from the website information, it seemed closest in character to the family undertaker we have used for our bereavements in Cumbria. The team at Worley have surpassed my expectations, with the level and quality of their service, the sensitivity of the their firm's people to the trauma of family bereavement and the clarity of their communications. The professionalism, the courtesy and the understanding extended is much appreciated at this terrible time in our family life, all further complicated by the difficulties presented by the pandemic. I am pleased to recommend them.

Carl Bywater 23rd Nov 2020

Top rate family run business offering an efficient and well managed quality service at very keen affordable prices. The staff were all very professional and kind and in particular a special mention for Laura who expertly guided me through out the whole process.

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