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

Annette Clark 25th Sep 2021

Rowley & Sons were total professionals from the first point of contact and guided us through a difficult time with compassion and efficiency. 

Gary Beedle 25th Sep 2021

Rowley & sons (Martin) was very under standing with my personal circumstance , Brother and mother in 3 week of each other, they was very professional and caring. The driver of the cars were extremely polite. I will not hesitate to recommend Rowley and Sons to any one. Thank you to all of the staff too. Regards Garry Beedle    

Nick Smart 24th Sep 2021

Empathetic and  Professional.  First rate service- at a time of extreme emotions nothing was too much trouble. Simply excellent

Reviews

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 Annette Clark 25th Sep 2021

    Rowley & Sons were total professionals from the first point of contact and guided us through a difficult time with compassion and efficiency. 

  • 5 Gary Beedle 25th Sep 2021

    Rowley & sons (Martin) was very under standing with my personal circumstance , Brother and mother in 3 week of each other, they was very professional and caring. The driver of the cars were extremely polite. I will not hesitate to recommend Rowley and Sons to any one. Thank you to all of the staff too. Regards Garry Beedle    

  • 5 Nick Smart 24th Sep 2021

    Empathetic and  Professional.  First rate service- at a time of extreme emotions nothing was too much trouble. Simply excellent

  • 5 Susan Veitch 24th Sep 2021

    I found Rowley and Soms to be a very caring and professional service. They are friendly and go that extra mile to help. I have no hesitation in recommending this company and family and friends attending our funeral commented on there service.

  • 5 Pauline Lamb 24th Sep 2021

    They are such a good family and they can’t do enough for you I would recommend them to all my friends and family xx

  • 5 Jackie Thomas 24th Sep 2021

    Martin and Elizabeth went above and beyond to help us sort out Daniel’s funeral. I couldn't of asked for a better or more professional service. A family member really struggled after Daniels death and Elizabeth made sure he could visit Daniel every day and her level of compassion was incredible. We were very worried about the cost of the funeral but again Elizabeth and Martin but us at ease and showed us how we could cut cost yet still give Daniel the send off he deserved.  I can not recommend them highly enough. They made a very sad time more bearable. 

  • 5 Dominic Corcoran 24th Sep 2021

    Very professional. They made the process of organising the funeral so much less stress. On the day of the funeral everything was done with dignity and precision.

  • 5 Catherine Barker 23rd Sep 2021

    Very caring.  Made our sad time. A lot easier     

  • 5 Andrew Purcell 23rd Sep 2021

    Excellent 

  • 5 Derek Dobson 23rd Sep 2021

    A very professional and sympathetic experience from start to finish, we were very happy with the whole support from the staff at Rowley and Sons . We will definitely use their services again when unfortunately we require them .

  • 5 Jamie Sanderson 22nd Sep 2021

    In such sad times the Rowley family did everything at our pace, they were so supportive throughout such a sad time we couldn't of asked for anymore. We simply can't thank them enough for giving Elaine the best she deserves. Kerry, Jamie.

  • 5 Jan Grey 22nd Sep 2021

    Everything and more than me and my family could have asked for.

  • 5 Sharon Dalby 22nd Sep 2021

    Fantastic service very caring and compassionate from start to finish i would highly recommend 

  • 5 Simon Copper 16th Aug 2021

    The care, kindness and support I received from Rowley & Sons was exceptional.  While in their care my partner was so well looked after. They listened with compassion and empathy.  Nothing was too much trouble.  On the day of the funeral I could not have asked for more.  The respect they showed my partner, me & family was beyond expectation.  They made a very difficult time, a little bit easier and I will always be thankful to them.

  • 5 Della Whittington 10th Aug 2021

    Mr Rowley and family were amazing with the care they gave to my Dad and the excellent help in facilitating his funeral 300 miles away in Surrey. I and my family are extremely grateful for their kindness and wonderful care throughout our very sad and difficult time.  I would highly recommend  their services. Thank you so very much.

  • 5 Michelle Craven 10th Aug 2021

    I was recommended these and I’m so happy I went with Rowley’s and sons , They put me at ease were so lovely and kind, I would highly recommend Rowley’s and son's  Thank you 

  • 5 Debbie Cavanagh 10th Aug 2021

    Elizabeth, Martin and everyone at Rowleys were absolutely amazing. They all went above and beyond in such difficult circumstances to ensure that my husband had an amazing send off. Thank you again x

  • 5 Rosemary Hunter 9th Aug 2021

    They were extremely helpful and caring at such a sad time and did everything and more to help us get things sorted. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

  • 5 Catherine Heap 9th Aug 2021

    Everyone we dealt with was helpful and professional. They went above and beyond to make a trying time as easy as possible. Would definitely recommend them to others.

  • 5 Michael Potts 9th Aug 2021

    Excellent caring company, could not have asked for better care and compassion from everyone at Rowley's. Nothing was too much for them to do. I would recommend then to anyone arranging a funeral for their loved one.

  • 5 Richard Burn 9th Aug 2021

    Very professional and made the whole process as painless as possible 

  • 5 Andrew Purcell 30th Jun 2021

    Excellent. We having nothing but praise. We always felt we were in safe hands at a very difficult time. Highly recommended.

  • 5 Jane Powell 29th Jun 2021

    We couldn't of asked for better service and would always recommend to friends

  • 5 Mark Fordyce 29th Jun 2021

    Fantastic service, lovely and caring from beginning to end and at a time when bereavement can make you feel vulnerable, Rowley & Sons were there to take care of all the details. Thank you

  • 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.

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
Dilston House
65 Lawrence Street
Layerthorpe
York
YO10 3BU

Latest Verified Reviews

Annette Clark 25th Sep 2021

Rowley & Sons were total professionals from the first point of contact and guided us through a difficult time with compassion and efficiency. 

Gary Beedle 25th Sep 2021

Rowley & sons (Martin) was very under standing with my personal circumstance , Brother and mother in 3 week of each other, they was very professional and caring. The driver of the cars were extremely polite. I will not hesitate to recommend Rowley and Sons to any one. Thank you to all of the staff too. Regards Garry Beedle    

Nick Smart 24th Sep 2021

Empathetic and  Professional.  First rate service- at a time of extreme emotions nothing was too much trouble. Simply excellent

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