A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Chard

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A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Chard, Somerset, funeral director in Somerset A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Chard, Somerset, funeral director in Somerset A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Chard, Somerset, funeral director in Somerset A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Chard, Somerset, funeral director in Somerset

A family-run funeral director in Chard that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 1986.

Latest Verified Reviews

Nicola Greenway 23rd Sep 2021

We chose A J Wakely & Sons because of their very good local reputation. We felt totally justified in this decision as the service was just as we hoped in that it was helpful and friendly at the same time as being tactful and understated. Much appreciated!

Glynis Putt 14th Sep 2021

At such a sad time it was it was good to have all arrangements etc taken away from me and dealt with in such a friendly professional way, I would highly recommend A J Wakely for their professional, friendly and 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

Location

Address
45 Holyrood Street
Chard
Somerset
TA20 2DN

About Us

A.J.Wakely & Sons Chard is a family-run funeral director in Chard that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 1986.

A.J.Wakely & Sons date back to 1897, and they opened an office in Chard in 1986. Over the past three decades they have built a long-standing association with the community by helping bereaved families and working with local churches and groups. At the end of 2018, the office was refurbished to create a comfortable and relaxed environment for families to visit.

The Chard funeral home is run by Leah Wakely, who has a Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration (DipFAA). In 1996, after leaving school, Leah started her career in Bridport working and training alongside her father, David Wakely, and brother, Simon Wakely. Following a career break to raise a family, Leah returned to work in 2014 at the Lyme Regis office, later moving to run the Chard and Ilminster offices. During her time with A.J.Wakely & Sons she has enjoyed directing funerals for local families and building relationships with local churches and businesses.

A.J.Wakely & Sons Chard are proud members of: National Association of Funeral Directors & The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors. Call them today to begin planning the perfect funeral for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Nicola Greenway 23rd Sep 2021

    We chose A J Wakely & Sons because of their very good local reputation. We felt totally justified in this decision as the service was just as we hoped in that it was helpful and friendly at the same time as being tactful and understated. Much appreciated!

  • 5 Glynis Putt 14th Sep 2021

    At such a sad time it was it was good to have all arrangements etc taken away from me and dealt with in such a friendly professional way, I would highly recommend A J Wakely for their professional, friendly and kind service 

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
45 Holyrood Street
Chard
Somerset
TA20 2DN

Latest Verified Reviews

Nicola Greenway 23rd Sep 2021

We chose A J Wakely & Sons because of their very good local reputation. We felt totally justified in this decision as the service was just as we hoped in that it was helpful and friendly at the same time as being tactful and understated. Much appreciated!

Glynis Putt 14th Sep 2021

At such a sad time it was it was good to have all arrangements etc taken away from me and dealt with in such a friendly professional way, I would highly recommend A J Wakely for their professional, friendly and kind service 

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