Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services

254 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Janet Milner 11th Apr 2024

Very friendly and efficient service I would definitely recommend. Thank you very much. Janet milner

Kevin Duckenfield 11th Apr 2024

We were very pleased with the kind and professional service offered. Everything went as we had planned and hoped for. 

Carl Thomas 11th Apr 2024

1st class service from all at Rowleys. The care and attention given to my late wife was so comforting for me and all my family which really helped and enabled us to focus on important arrangements we had to make. The funeral was  carried out with military precision where care and consideration was shown to everyone. Thank you so much. Colin & family 

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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

Dilston House
65 Lawrence Street
Layerthorpe
York
YO10 3BU

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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
Call: 01904 917684

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 Janet Milner 11th Apr 2024

    Very friendly and efficient service I would definitely recommend. Thank you very much. Janet milner

  • 5 Kevin Duckenfield 11th Apr 2024

    We were very pleased with the kind and professional service offered. Everything went as we had planned and hoped for. 

  • 5 Carl Thomas 11th Apr 2024

    1st class service from all at Rowleys. The care and attention given to my late wife was so comforting for me and all my family which really helped and enabled us to focus on important arrangements we had to make. The funeral was  carried out with military precision where care and consideration was shown to everyone.
    Thank you so much.
    Colin & family 

  • 5 William Holloway 11th Apr 2024

    VERY GOOD IN EVERY WAY, BRILLIANT COMMUNICATION. MANY THANKS
    10********** ALL-THE-WAY. KIND REGARDS BILL AND HEATHER.

  • 5 Caroline Fithian-Franks 10th Apr 2024

    Excellent, sensitive and helpful service.

  • 5 Andrew Fairburn 10th Apr 2024

    Absolutely been a great service provided from Martin & Elizabeth Rowleys.

  • 5 Helen Young 22nd Sep 2023

    The Rowley family couldn't have been anymore understanding or flexibile surrounding the arrangements and viewings on the run up to my dads' funeral.

    On the day, we thought the leading of the hearse on foot when leaving the church and entering the cemetery – and also the flags linking our cars to my dads’, were lovely gestures.

    A service you never want to need again(!), but if and when the time comes, I wouldn't hesitate to get back in touch with Rowley & Sons

  • 5 Richard Warburton 17th Aug 2023

    Very understanding at a difficult time, helpful but in no way pushy, the costs are totally transparent and anything you or the deseased wants is not a problem, they were happy to sort out our unusual flowers and discussed everything we needed to know in plain English. My sister had the opportunity to visit our mum in the chapel of rest 3 times and it was never a problem. When a loved one dies, it's so reassuring to know caring people like this are there to help, yes I know it's a business, but calm, caring helpfulness is what anyone could hope for, and is delivered her in spades.

  • 4 Vicky Rennison 17th Aug 2023

    Highly recommend Rowley and sons
    They were very good and helpful after my Dads death and supported me through the whole process
    Thank you Vicky

  • 5 David Maddison 16th Aug 2023

    From the moment we contacted Rowley & Sons they were friendly and professional. They listened to our wishes and were very helpful to assist us in these wishes. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a funeral director after the loss of a loved one.

  • 5 Alan Iveson 16th Aug 2023

    Excellent service,very kind and caring,couldn,t have asked for more.

  • 5 Richard Byfield 16th Aug 2023

    Nothing but praise for Rowley & Sons - in every aspect. Thank you

  • 5 Louise Ferguson 16th Aug 2023

    From the moment we first made contact the service was exceptional.
    We felt at ease with everybody we spoke to during the process of planning the funeral and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rowley and Sons in the future

  • 5 Sara Lamper 16th Aug 2023

    Rowley and Sons were kind, caring and extremely professional and did everything in their power to make it as positive an experience as it could be. Their communication was clear and accurate and they ensured I was well looked after every step of the way. Thoroughly recommend 

  • 5 Nicola Stamp 7th Jun 2023

    This was missed ,so very sorry. We had yet again excellent service from the team at Rowley & Sons, at a time when your not really knowing what planet your on, they organise and help you sort every thing, in a real kind thoughtful manor. that's why we used you again. Many thanks, i did send a note to your office thanking you all.

  • 5 Hether Mapplebeck 26th Mar 2023

    I can say, I have nothing but praise for the whole Rowley Team, who gently and kindly walked our family through a very bewildering situation.



    Whilst being very professional throughout, their care went beyond the call of duty. They thought of every detail and guided us the whole way, nothing was too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending them, in guiding, and caring for you and your family, in what can be very traumatic circumstances.

  • 5 Tia Cavanagh 24th Mar 2023

    Very well organised and made the whole process alot less stressful

  • 5 Jill Renton 23rd Mar 2023

    We are very grateful to the Rowley family who provided excellent support during this difficult time, their service could not be faltered.

  • 5 Catherine Easterbrook 22nd Mar 2023

    Very kind, caring and professional. Everything was seamless and straightforward and they really care about you and are there to make a hard time easier. I recommend them wholeheartedly.

  • 5 Hilary Howe 22nd Mar 2023

    A very caring, respectful and compassionate service.
    I felt my family’s needs were listened to and that I was fully informed on all aspects of my mother’s funeral at all times.

  • 5 Janet Carr 22nd Mar 2023

    Couldn't have asked for better. Very kind and thoughtful. They were wonderful with my 7 year old grandson who wanted to visit Geoffrey. Extremely efficient and lovely people

  • 5 David Campbell 22nd Mar 2023

    Attention to detail was outstanding. Everything was totally taken care of for us. Couldn't wish for a better caring service throughout.

  • 5 Jane Hanger 7th Feb 2023

    Elizabeth and Martin provided professional and thoughtful support while organising our mother's recent funeral and we recommend their services highly.

  • 5 Penny Coupland 3rd Feb 2023

    Everyone at Rowleys was so kind, helpful and supportive.
    Their efficiency was particularly appreciated as we had to organise my aunt's funeral in quite a short period of time but nothing was too much trouble for them! Thank you!

  • 5 Noami Lumley 31st Jan 2023

    I can only say that these funeral directors were most kind and caring in every way and I am very happy to recommend them to future families,

Address
Dilston House
65 Lawrence Street
Layerthorpe
York
YO10 3BU

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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

Janet Milner 11th Apr 2024

Very friendly and efficient service I would definitely recommend. Thank you very much. Janet milner

Kevin Duckenfield 11th Apr 2024

We were very pleased with the kind and professional service offered. Everything went as we had planned and hoped for. 

Carl Thomas 11th Apr 2024

1st class service from all at Rowleys. The care and attention given to my late wife was so comforting for me and all my family which really helped and enabled us to focus on important arrangements we had to make. The funeral was  carried out with military precision where care and consideration was shown to everyone. Thank you so much. Colin & family 

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