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

Jodie Simper 21st Aug 2019

Liz was very helpful and supportive, we didn’t have to worry about a thing and dad had a lovely send off 

Victor Hughes 21st Aug 2019

Very good but info about what to do with David's Ashes were not shared ...regards

Karen Bowler 21st Aug 2019

Excellent kind service,


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


48 Lawn Lane
Hemel Hempstead

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 Jodie Simper 21st Aug 2019

    Liz was very helpful and supportive, we didn’t have to worry about a thing and dad had a lovely send off 

  • 4 Victor Hughes 21st Aug 2019

    Very good but info about what to do with David's Ashes were not shared ...regards

  • 5 Karen Bowler 21st Aug 2019

    Excellent kind service,

  • 5 Lynne Harrison 15th Aug 2019

    In what was the most difficult time twice within 4months the staff and service was professional, kind and compassionate. As a family we cannot thank Liz our contact enough. She went above and beyond in supporting me to support the rest of the family. On the two occasions we had to experience the pain of lossing a much loved family member, All of the staff were so kind. We whole heartedly recommend the excellent service.

  • 5 Richard Johnson 12th Aug 2019

    Exellent service everything went to plan . Thank you

  • 5 Timothy Ward 9th Aug 2019

    Very professional.  Everything went perfectly.

  • 5 Dennis Bayliss 8th Aug 2019

    Highly satisfied with the care and the way my wife’s funeral was conducted I couldn’t of wished for better. Thank you very much. 

  • 5 David Brindle 8th Aug 2019

    From the moment we walked into Worley’s,we knew we had made the right choice.totally professional, sympathetic and kind.

  • 5 Christina Cie 4th Aug 2019

    Worley's provided excellent service, in a complicated situation with multiple factors including family members travelling from overseas. Many of the arrangements had to be at short notice due to the circumstances, yet Worley's maintained a professional and also pleasant manner throughout, accommodating us whenever possible.

  • 4 Delia Knight 31st Jul 2019

    Very professional, unrushed and kind

  • 5 Martin Bradford 29th Jul 2019

    Unfortunately, this was the second time that we have needed J Worley's services in just over a year and they once again stepped up to the mark to deliver an excellent service with sensitivity and at a very reasonable price. Their staff are very professional, helping us through a difficult time with good advice and support. They ensured that everything went like clockwork, engaging a minister who was very friendly and understanding to conduct the service. We are a small family and were concerned that the service would fall a bit flat, but Worley's found us a lovely professional singer to lead the hymns. Their offices are a bit small, but don't be put off, their service is big! My only criticism is that they don't have any private parking and you do sometimes have to walk a bit to get to them.

  • 5 Martin Williams 25th Jul 2019

    Everything was handled in a professional manner from our first meeting. Questions were answered in a timely manner and where the answer was not immediately to hand this was obtained promptly and communicated back to us. Also, as we are resident abroad, Worley's were flexible enough to accommodate us on the Monday of the funeral in being able to say our last goodbye to Mum before the coffin was sealed. Many thanks to Liz and Pam for the organisation before the ceremony and to Phillip, the director, on the day itself.

  • 5 Alan Line 28th Jun 2019

    Professional and friendly throughout the whole process.

  • 5 John Wolfenden 25th Jun 2019

    Every aspect of our requirements were carried out out precisely

  • 5 lindsey wright 22nd Jun 2019

    We found all staff to be friendly, helpful and professional in dealing with my fathers funeral.Nothing was too much trouble and I was given all the necessary guidance I required.

  • 5 Derek Bennett 21st Jun 2019

    A superb service from J Worley from start to finish. Just what is needed at a difficult time. They could not have been more diligent in looking after our needs and conducted the actual funeral in a very dignified way that harmonised with the various differing family requirements. Highly recommended!

  • 2 Susan Nee 20th Jun 2019

    Thecoffin had a gouge on the side and my mothers photo was not on the coffins requested. I telephoned Liz who we had been dealing with and advised her yesterday and she said she would investigate and call me back, I have not received a call this was almost marked as terrible.

  • 2 Jane Biggs 19th Jun 2019

    I am disappointed with the service and the way my requests were carried out or not in this case my mums funeral was on the 21st May and it has taken me this long to leave a review I am still upset and wish we had gone somewhere else to give her the send off she deserved 

    Mark Worley replied
    Dear Mrs Biggs, thank you for taking the time to speak with me about your frustrations. I have addressed the training issues with the members of staff involved in your funeral arrangements to ensure that the issues you experienced are not repeated in future. I have also passed your comments on to the celebrant, who has assured me that he will be contacting you to address your concerns with the content of the funeral service. Once again, please accept my sincere apologies that your experience with us did not meet our usual level of standards and service. Yours, Mark Worley
  • 5 Alfred Hogg 19th Jun 2019

    Our family would like to thank all at J. Worley for the professional caring support showed during consultation and on the day of the funeral, they helped us through a very difficult time, for which we are extremely grateful. We would not hesitate to call their services in the future and would recommend them to our friends.

  • 5 Ian Stephens 17th Jun 2019

    I can't rate them highly enough. Amazing, compassionate, staff and service.

  • 5 Susan Walker 17th Jun 2019

    From initial instruction through to the funeral service J Worley were outstanding. 

  • 5 David Lawrence 13th Jun 2019

    The whole process of visiting your office and the way everything was presented, and the young lady who was with us was very helpful and very kind. The service we felt was very good and the whole process was for the family during our loss. Thank you for all your help and co-operation with the family needs at this sad time. Thank you all from the family. .

  • 5 Rosemary Penrose 11th Jun 2019

    Perfect service all way through. Thank you

  • 5 William Blyth 10th Jun 2019

    From start to finish a very caring, thoughtful company understanding our requirements and ensuring that they were put into place to ensure that we said goodbye to our father as we wanted to.

  • 5 Kristian Gruber 6th Jun 2019

    All the arrangements ran smoothly and I would like to thank you in particular for suggesting Ruth to me as a Celebrant. I will be writing to Ruth separately, but suffice to say she got the tone exactly right and managed to encapsulate my mother’s life in her address as a result of her detailed conversation with us. The quality of her service was commented on widely by those attending.   This is now the second sad family event that you have dealt with for us, the first being the my mother’s partner’s funeral some 4 years ago. In both cases everything was faultless from first contact to conclusion. I have no doubt that, as a family, it is you we will turn to again when the time comes.   Thank you again. Your caring professionalism is a credit to you and provided everything my mother would have wanted.

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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 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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48 Lawn Lane
Hemel Hempstead

Latest Verified Reviews

Jodie Simper 21st Aug 2019

Liz was very helpful and supportive, we didn’t have to worry about a thing and dad had a lovely send off 

Victor Hughes 21st Aug 2019

Very good but info about what to do with David's Ashes were not shared ...regards

Karen Bowler 21st Aug 2019

Excellent kind service,

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