Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services

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Family run independent funeral service, serving the City of York and the surrounding areas

Latest Verified Reviews

Paul Robinson 6th May 2021

This wonderful family company provided us with comfort, care and excellent advice and service right from the first phonecall. Martin, Elizabeth and their sons were absolutely brilliant. They were efficient, caring, and we really felt as a family that they did their absolute best for my late wife, me and our children, going above and beyond what I would have expected. They really took care with the detail, keeping in touch and offering advice and listening to us to make sure that everything could go as well as it possibly could. Genuinely first class service. I really can't thank them enough for all they did during a very difficult period. Thankyou Martin and family.

Jean Harvey 6th May 2021

Rowleys were really compassionate and ultra professional. They looked after my husband with dignity and respect, and they helped me through a really dreadful time, giving guidance and advice. For them, nothing was too much trouble. They are an amazing team and the family work together brilliantly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

John Hennings 5th May 2021

Very grateful for the kindness and efficiency shown by all at Rowley's in planning Annie's funeral. Everything was done with care and dignity and all the family's wishes were taken into account. Although many family members were unable to attend because of lockdown they were greatly comforted even by following the ceremony online. I would highly recommend Rowley's. They are not just doing a job but providing a ministry.

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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
Dilston House
65 Lawrence Street
Layerthorpe
York
YO10 3BU

About Us

Rowley and Sons is a family run independent funeral service, owned and run by Martin and Elizabeth Rowley, based in Lawrence Street, York. They provide a friendly, caring and professional service for bereaved families in the surrounding area.

They can provide a range of different funerals from traditional church services to completely non-religious celebrations of life, and offer cremation, burial, or green burial options. Rowley and Sons are able to advise on all aspects of your loved one’s funeral and make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf, offering a ‘one stop’ service.

Their York funeral home has a chapel of rest which is available at any time, including evenings and weekends (by arrangement). They can arrange a selection of beautifully-made coffins to suit any type of funeral service, from solid oak and veneered options to eco-friendly coffins such as cardboard, wicker, bamboo and banana leaf. Funeral transport is also covered with a range of hearses and limousines.

Rowley and Sons offer clear pricing on their website and also offer funeral finance options if required.

Call Rowley and Sons Family Funeral Services in York now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Paul Robinson 6th May 2021

    This wonderful family company provided us with comfort, care and excellent advice and service right from the first phonecall. Martin, Elizabeth and their sons were absolutely brilliant. They were efficient, caring, and we really felt as a family that they did their absolute best for my late wife, me and our children, going above and beyond what I would have expected. They really took care with the detail, keeping in touch and offering advice and listening to us to make sure that everything could go as well as it possibly could. Genuinely first class service. I really can't thank them enough for all they did during a very difficult period. Thankyou Martin and family.

  • 5 Jean Harvey 6th May 2021

    Rowleys were really compassionate and ultra professional. They looked after my husband with dignity and respect, and they helped me through a really dreadful time, giving guidance and advice. For them, nothing was too much trouble. They are an amazing team and the family work together brilliantly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 John Hennings 5th May 2021

    Very grateful for the kindness and efficiency shown by all at Rowley's in planning Annie's funeral. Everything was done with care and dignity and all the family's wishes were taken into account. Although many family members were unable to attend because of lockdown they were greatly comforted even by following the ceremony online. I would highly recommend Rowley's. They are not just doing a job but providing a ministry.

  • 5 Maria Rebolldedo 5th May 2021

    Rowley and Sons gave the best care to look after my husband (Larry). It’s not just my husband who’s well look after but the whole family. I recommend Rowley and Sons to all the families who have lost their loved ones. 

  • 5 Peter Lee 24th Mar 2021

    Thank you Elizabeth and all your staff at Rowley and sons for being so helpful, kind and considerate throughout our sad time.

  • 5 Tracey Cox 21st Mar 2021

    Very helpful and supportive the whole way through. The communication was excellent and we were confident that they would take care of everything for us.

  • 5 Simon Wilson 19th Mar 2021

    Everything was perfect thanks for giving my Mum the send off she deserved. Thank you all for your support and help before and after the funeral. Thank you again to Kevin and all at Rowley s cannot express the credit you deserve. Regards Simon Wilson

  • 5 Claire Taylor 19th Mar 2021

    Very professional.

  • 5 Rupert Waddington 19th Mar 2021

    Martin and his family/team were incredibly supportive and helpful. He understood the nuances we needed for this important occasion to be held under very difficult circumstances. Given how impeccably the funeral was conducted, Rowley's also offer tremendous value too. If you are looking for sympathetic help and advice, for time and space to make your difficult choices, and for complete confidence when the day finally comes, I can't recommend the company enough.

  • 5 Julie Murray 18th Mar 2021

    Rowleys provided an excellent  and very personal service. Elizabeth was happy to deal with any queries and their whole service was compassionate and understanding. Would highly recommend 

  • 5 Mike Briggs 18th Mar 2021

    Obviously any death is difficult to deal with. A baby's particular difficult for my wife and I. We couldn't have possibly asked for a better service with the utmost of genuine care, sensitivity and professionalism throughout. Thank you. Mike & Joy

  • 5 Caroline Golding 18th Mar 2021

    Fantastic family firm. Much much better than the National firms! Friendly, compassionate and very helpful, just what you need at such a difficult time. Couldn’t fault them, used their services twice and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

  • 5 Jan Barnett 18th Mar 2021

    The service provided for my husband's last journey was outstanding. They were considerate and sympathetic throughout the whole process. They took me through the options with careful explanations. They listened and provided perfect solutions. Elizabeth was amazing. On the day their attention to detail could not be bettered and I felt my husband had the best send off we could have hoped for.

  • 5 Tim Hagyard 20th Feb 2021

    Professional, caring and understanding. Were in contact throughout the process, very thoughtful and took excellent care of gran and the family. Superb planning, carried out exactly as we wanted despite corona restrictions. Top rate service and care, highly recommended.

  • 5 Alan Tennent 19th Feb 2021

    The respect, care, consideration and time given to my dad was greatly appreciated by myself and my family. Every effort was made to make things clear and understood while giving recommendations to which florists, celebrants etc were of good reputation. This helped take away any reservations we had. I’d like to thank Rowley and sons  for their professionalism throughout and have no reservations on recommending their services. Alan Tennent 

  • 5 Marina Elsegood 19th Feb 2021

    Excellent service caring and compassionate from beginning to end thank you .

  • 5 Tina McBride 18th Feb 2021

    very caring and supportive nothing was to much trouble,made a very difficult time easier to deal with.

  • 5 Eileen Latimer-Hackett 8th Dec 2020

    Losing anyone is difficult but when it was so sudden you feel so lost. Rowleys made everything so much better, they gave us comfort and understanding, we can’t thank them enough for their kindness.

  • 5 Rachael Garland 1st Dec 2020

    Kind and personal yet extremely professional service, great care, dignity and respect shown. Would recommend Rowley's highly.

  • 5 Tamsin Marshall 29th Nov 2020

    Very efficient from start to finish. Thank you so much for giving my dad such a dignified funeral. 

  • 4 Matthew Ward 27th Nov 2020

    Rowley & Sons provided a very efficient and friendly service. I was always able to contact them and they helped we with the burdon and stress of the funeral arrangements. Unfortunately, the name and date of birth of my father on the order of service was incorrect, although I was given the opportunity to check this before it went to print.

  • 5 Emma Bulmer 26th Nov 2020

    Rowley and sons are the most understanding and caring people at what is an extremely difficult time. Nothing was too much trouble and I would fully recommend them to everyone. Excellent service with care with a capital C!

  • 5 Colleen Kilvington 26th Nov 2020

    Excellent caring compassionate service. We were not under any pressure to spend a lot of money. They gave us exactly what we wanted. I would thoroughly recommend Rowley & Sons. Very nice people.

  • 5 Diane Grayson 25th Nov 2020

    These truly lovely people could not be more kind, caring and compassionate whilst still being professional. They looked after my Dad last year and I went back to them, without hesitation, to ask them to take care of my Mum this year. They treat everyone with such dignity and respect and make themselves available (no matter what the time of day or night), without hesitation, when YOU need them. I cannot thank them enough. They are straight talking yet gentle and I felt guided and cared for; never rushed. Elizabeth and Martin feel more like friends now after helping me through these two very difficult times in my life.   I would whole heartedly recommend them and their services to anyone/everyone. Thank you to Elizabeth, Martin, Ron and all of your team; you are such lovely people and I will always remain grateful to you for your care and your amazing support. Thank you. 

  • 5 Julie Sullivan 25th Nov 2020

    Could not have been more helpful and professional in these trying times during Covid.

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
Dilston House
65 Lawrence Street
Layerthorpe
York
YO10 3BU

Latest Verified Reviews

Paul Robinson 6th May 2021

This wonderful family company provided us with comfort, care and excellent advice and service right from the first phonecall. Martin, Elizabeth and their sons were absolutely brilliant. They were efficient, caring, and we really felt as a family that they did their absolute best for my late wife, me and our children, going above and beyond what I would have expected. They really took care with the detail, keeping in touch and offering advice and listening to us to make sure that everything could go as well as it possibly could. Genuinely first class service. I really can't thank them enough for all they did during a very difficult period. Thankyou Martin and family.

Jean Harvey 6th May 2021

Rowleys were really compassionate and ultra professional. They looked after my husband with dignity and respect, and they helped me through a really dreadful time, giving guidance and advice. For them, nothing was too much trouble. They are an amazing team and the family work together brilliantly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

John Hennings 5th May 2021

Very grateful for the kindness and efficiency shown by all at Rowley's in planning Annie's funeral. Everything was done with care and dignity and all the family's wishes were taken into account. Although many family members were unable to attend because of lockdown they were greatly comforted even by following the ceremony online. I would highly recommend Rowley's. They are not just doing a job but providing a ministry.

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