J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors, York

408 reviews

Fifth generation, independent funeral directors in York providing around-the-clock services during your time of need

Latest Verified Reviews

Paul Jackson 22nd Jun 2021

We had an incident in the middle of the night which couldn't be left and were given prompt and professional service. Having worked out our budget and basic ideas, we discussed things with Lucy by phone and email and put plans in place quite easily.

Polly Sharples 7th Jun 2021

Excellent service from Chris and his staff. Efficient, professional and sensitive. They went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. Highly recommended. 

Keith Dixon 31st May 2021

Empathetic, professional, friendly, efficient, understanding, thorough, informative, respectful, helpful. All of these and more describe the excellent service provided to me and my family at such a difficult and emotional time.

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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

48-50 Clarence Street
York
North Yorkshire
YO31 7EW

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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

About Us

J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors are York’s most experienced independent funeral directors, having served the community for over 130 years, and offer a caring and sympathetic service. Their compassionate team of professionals are available round the clock with help and advice, whether the family wants a religious or non-religious funeral.

Victor and Chris Fielder and their team offer a range of services, whether it be a traditional burial, simple cremation service or a green funeral. They are happy to support families organise a personalised funeral service that reflect their loved one’s wishes.

They offer the flexibility of home visits, office appointments or video and phone arrangements so that families may discuss funeral arrangements in the most comfortable and suitable way for them.

A typical funeral with J G Fielder & Son will include the collection and care of the person who has died, liaising with third parties, a Mercedes hearse and a handmade coffin. Other funeral transport options include horse-drawn carriage, motorcycle sidecar hearse, matching Mercedes limousines or a vintage VW Camper.

The York-based funeral directors have 2 Chapels of Rest which can be used by the family or friends to grieve and reflect on the memory of their loved one. Other services include an in-house embalming service, bereavement counselling and repatriation.

The team are available 24/7 to guide bereaved families and provide caring support during a difficult time. Call J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors for more information on various options or to arrange a memorable funeral service for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Graham   Hollingsworth

Graham Hollingsworth

Apr 1952 - Jan 2024

Jean   Mellor

Jean Mellor

Jun 1937 - Dec 2023

Margaret Jane   Chappell nee Casper

Margaret Jane Chappell nee Casper

Apr 1954 - Jan 2024

Iain Andrew   Macpherson

Iain Andrew Macpherson

Dec 1966 - Jan 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Paul Jackson 22nd Jun 2021

    We had an incident in the middle of the night which couldn't be left
    and were given prompt and professional service.
    Having worked out our budget and basic ideas, we discussed things with Lucy by phone and email and put plans in place quite easily.

  • 5 Polly Sharples 7th Jun 2021

    Excellent service from Chris and his staff. Efficient, professional and sensitive. They went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. Highly recommended. 

  • 5 Keith Dixon 31st May 2021

    Empathetic, professional, friendly, efficient, understanding, thorough, informative, respectful, helpful. All of these and more describe the excellent service provided to me and my family at such a difficult and emotional time.

  • 5 Karen Lockley 28th May 2021

    Professional and caring service, always kept me informed.

  • 5 Debbie Scott 24th May 2021

    We cannot praise JG Fielders York enough.
    They were helpful, courteous, and most importantly, very respectful.
    We have special thanks to Simon who dealt with us. He is a credit to the company.
    We would most certainly recommend J G Fielders to others wanting a beautiful send off for their loved ones.

  • 5 John Anderton 24th May 2021

    Kieth did an excellent job very caring took all the worry off me at a very emotional time.Kept me informed all along the way everything on time .
    Thank you for everything 
    Regards John 

  • 5 Robin McDermott 17th May 2021

    Nothing was too much trouble and Lucy looked after us from initial contact until the very end - thank you!

  • 5 John Mowbray 15th May 2021

    The whole process was organised sensitively, professionally and without fuss, accommodating the wishes of all family members.
    Pricing is transparent.

  • 5 Jill Marshall 11th May 2021

    Cannot speak too highly of the excellent and professional service from all at Fielders and particular thanks to Keith Houlston for his care and and consideration and  all  his help with the arrangements  of my friend’s  funeral - it was very much appreciated.  Thank you. 

  • 5 Jane Grant 10th May 2021

    I can highly recommend Fielders, they made a sad time much easier to cope with & guided me through the process with great empathy & kindness. Thank you to John, in particular.

  • 5 Peter Grove 3rd May 2021

    As a family we are very pleased that we used Fielders for our funeral services very friendly and caring company could have done any more to make the day as my brother would have wanted
    Many thanks

  • 2 Tracey Coulthard 30th Apr 2021

    Sadly for us as a family we are left forever traumatised and broken hearted.  We trusted J G Fielders with our dad.  We sent in our dad's favourite clothes but more importantly my dad's favourite cap which me and my sister wanted to hold onto.  However, we knew with our hearts dad would want to wear it.  Our dad even requested to wear it as he lay dying in bed in a care home (it was hung up on the door).  I was unsure if I wanted to see my dad again before his funeral but I made the decision I needed to say goodbye.  The first thing I noticed as he lay in peace was that he wasn't wearing his cap!.  We had also sent in 2 small American flags and a chocolate orange.  None of these items were with him! J G Fielders had lost our dad's favourite things.  I was told these items could have mistakenly gone out with the rubbish or incinerated! Had I not seen my dad, we would never have known.  We have spared our mum further pain and she will never know.  However me and my sister have been left distraught and traumatised.  We will carry this trauma forever.  Our dad's final journey was ruined! We are sorry that J G Fielders let you down dad and we will never forgive them!  I would never trust them to look after loved one's.  They should be ashamed of themselves.  This is what they say on their website:

    "Our compassionate team of professionals are available round the clock with help and advice. As a fifth generation company, our family have spent the last 130 years building the knowledge and services needed at one of the most difficult times in your life. For us, being a funeral director is not just a job, it is our calling and our lives"

    Professional they are not!!.

    Chris Fielder replied
    We are truly sorry for the mistake that was made. A genuine human error was made; a bag that was thought to be empty was disposed of, unfortunately by the time the error was discovered it was too late to retrieve it.
  • 5 Michael Johnson 26th Apr 2021

    Excellent, compassionate, professional and friendly. In the main Simon dealt with us and was superb. Would definitely recommend them.

  • 5 Sarah Pilcher 26th Apr 2021

    The funeral for my late husband was exactly how I thought it would be. From the first phone call to the burial. The family was treated with total respect. The service they provided was exceptional . Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Helen Flanagan Thomas 25th Apr 2021

    Excellent, compassionate service at what was a difficult time losing our mum. Attention to detail fantastic. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Heather Barden 20th Apr 2021

    Throughout the process they were absolutely excellent. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Fran Garvey-Fereday 19th Apr 2021

    Supportive and helpful team. Treated me and my family with care and consideration. Timely and professional they were exactly what and who we needed to support us through this process

  • 5 Martin Bell 12th Apr 2021

    Extremely efficient and thoughtful arrangements from a 1st class Company. We have trusted Fielders with all our historic funeral arrangements and they have always been very professional and even in these difficult post covid times their level of care has not wavered. I would strongly recommend their services.

  • 5 Vicky McKennan 11th Apr 2021

    Great service very impressed with the service I was given

  • 5 Adam Paxman 4th Apr 2021

    Every member of the team was extremely professional, patient and compassionate throughout the process of my family planning the funeral service. Recommendations helped us to navigate issues caused by the pandemic. The care and respect my late father received was first rate.

  • 5 Joanna Ableson 3rd Apr 2021

    Fielders communication & organisation of my Mum's funeral were excellent. Always very calm, considerate, professional and approachable. John Tattersall was excellent.

  • 5 Patricia Waller 3rd Apr 2021

    A most caring professional service who helped us through a very difficult time Jon Kirkman guided us every step of the way our eternal gratitude will never be forgotten thank you all 

  • 5 Catherine Hudson 3rd Apr 2021

    Fielders were extremely helpful from the first telephone contact.
    We only had to answer a few questions as to what we wanted and everything was done for us. Any later queries or changes were immediately dealt with. On the day they were very polite and ensured that everything went smoothly.

  • 5 Jane Moorhouse 2nd Apr 2021

    Our funeral director, Jon Kirkman, was excellent- very sympathetic, & very helpful in carrying out our wishes for the cremation service of our father 

  • 5 Clifton Doughty 28th Mar 2021

    Very professional and supportive in all respects through the whole process

Address
48-50 Clarence Street
York
North Yorkshire
YO31 7EW

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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

Latest Verified Reviews

Paul Jackson 22nd Jun 2021

We had an incident in the middle of the night which couldn't be left and were given prompt and professional service. Having worked out our budget and basic ideas, we discussed things with Lucy by phone and email and put plans in place quite easily.

Polly Sharples 7th Jun 2021

Excellent service from Chris and his staff. Efficient, professional and sensitive. They went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. Highly recommended. 

Keith Dixon 31st May 2021

Empathetic, professional, friendly, efficient, understanding, thorough, informative, respectful, helpful. All of these and more describe the excellent service provided to me and my family at such a difficult and emotional time.

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