Taunton Funeral Directors

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Guide to Funeral Directors in Taunton

The historic county town of Somerset, Taunton rose to importance during medieval times. Famous for its cider production, the town and surrounding area (a region known as Taunton Deane) are increasingly popular, with continuing population growth predicted in the next few years.

There are 11 funeral directors in the Taunton area, serving a population of about 64,000. National chains are represented amongst them, as are independent firms and small family-run businesses, all with supportive local knowledge.

Over 60 per cent of the people living in Taunton identify as Christian. The town has over 21 churches. These include the historic Unitarian church on Mary Street, famous for having welcomed the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a guest preacher. A further 25 per cent of people living in the region state that they are non-religious, meaning that funeral directors in Taunton are experienced in providing both secular and Humanist services and can offer sympathetic advice regarding these.

Taunton Deane Crematorium on the outskirts of the town serves the region for burials and cremations. In addition there are three further cemeteries locally: Wellington Cemetery at Wellington, St James Cemetery and St Mary’s Cemetery, both within Taunton itself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do when someone dies?

When someone dies you need to get a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from a doctor, register their death and choose a funeral director to arrange their funeral. The Registration Office will give you a Death Certificate and Certificate for Burial or Cremation (GR021 in Northern Ireland).

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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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How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral depends on where you are in the UK and whether you choose a burial or a cremation. Natural burial is becoming increasingly popular, but can often be more expensive than burial in a traditional cemetery. The cost of coffins, flowers, catering and transport also varies a lot. There is also an almost unlimited list of options for personalising a service, such as professional funeral singers or a motorcycle-hearse. You can compare the price of funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Taunton Deane Crematorium

    Taunton, TA1 5NE

  • Sedgemoor Crematorium

    Bridgwater, TA6 4SR

  • Yeovil Crematorium

    Yeovil, BA20 2EJ

  • East Devon Crematorium

    Exeter, EX5 2PT

  • Mendip Crematorium

    Wells, BA5 3RR

  • St Mary's Cemetery Taunton

    Taunton, TA1 5AS

  • Taunton Deane Crematorium and Cemetery

    Taunton, TA1 5NE

  • Wellington Cemetery

    Taunton, TA21 9BS

  • Hemyock Cemetery

    Cullompton, EX15 3PA

  • Quantock Road Cemetery

    Bridgewater, TA6 7EJ

  • Bristol Road Cemetery

    Bridgewater, TA6 5LB

  • Chard Cemetery

    Chard, TA20 1JL

  • Langport Cemetery

    Langport, TA10 9SD

  • St Michael's Church

    Honiton, EX14 9TE

  • Axminster Cemetery

    Axminster, EX13 5LW

  • Collumpton Cemetery

    Collumpton, TX15 1HT

  • Townsend Cemetery

    Crewkerne, TA18 7AH

  • Street Cemetery

    Street, BA16

  • Tiverton Cemetery

    Tiverton, EX16 6BA

  • Brent Road Cemetery

    Burnham On Sea, TA8 2JT

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Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Taunton Deane Crematorium

    Taunton, TA1 5NE

  • Sedgemoor Crematorium

    Bridgwater, TA6 4SR

  • Yeovil Crematorium

    Yeovil, BA20 2EJ

  • East Devon Crematorium

    Exeter, EX5 2PT

  • Mendip Crematorium

    Wells, BA5 3RR

  • St Mary's Cemetery Taunton

    Taunton, TA1 5AS

  • Taunton Deane Crematorium and Cemetery

    Taunton, TA1 5NE

  • Wellington Cemetery

    Taunton, TA21 9BS

  • Hemyock Cemetery

    Cullompton, EX15 3PA

  • Quantock Road Cemetery

    Bridgewater, TA6 7EJ

  • Bristol Road Cemetery

    Bridgewater, TA6 5LB

  • Chard Cemetery

    Chard, TA20 1JL

  • Langport Cemetery

    Langport, TA10 9SD

  • St Michael's Church

    Honiton, EX14 9TE

  • Axminster Cemetery

    Axminster, EX13 5LW

  • Collumpton Cemetery

    Collumpton, TX15 1HT

  • Townsend Cemetery

    Crewkerne, TA18 7AH

  • Street Cemetery

    Street, BA16

  • Tiverton Cemetery

    Tiverton, EX16 6BA

  • Brent Road Cemetery

    Burnham On Sea, TA8 2JT

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Latest Verified Reviews

Christine Glanville 2020-10-28 12:15:59

I have found Biffens to be efficient, nothing was too much trouble, compasionate and the organisation was brilliant of my Dads Funeral. My Mum has already asked that Biffens are used for her own Funeral - which I will do. Thank you for making a difficult day easier.

Wendy Tippetts 2020-10-24 06:50:33

Simon was very professional and compassionate throughout a difficult time. He carried out Alan's wishes to the letter. The funeral service conducted by Tim Hodge was intimate and personal despite restrictions caused by Covid. Thank you.

Lynn Morley 2020-10-20 11:56:04

Extremely kind, courteous and understanding. Simon and his team made a dreadfully sad situation bearable and we as a family felt supported and cared for and nothing was too much trouble. 

Richard Squire 2020-10-20 01:08:51

John and all his team are so professional at what they do they have done all our are family funerals from grandparents auntie's uncles and my dad I could not ask a better they take the pressure off you at this awful time

Lin white 2020-10-19 10:59:09

Words can’t thank enough how wonderful Sarah & her team were with their kindness & thoughtfulness at a very difficult time. Amazing & compassionate service - thank you x