A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Wincanton

24 reviews

A family-run funeral director in Wincanton that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 2009.

Latest Verified Reviews

Julie Hoskins 22nd May 2024

A would highly recommend A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Wincanton. Richard came out to talk to my mother and I about the funeral and Claire in the office was always very helpful. We were very pleased with the service they provided for my dads funeral. Very professional, but also helpful and friendly.

Jay Taylor 8th Apr 2024

Richard and the team at AJ Wakely were fantastic from start to finish, making a very hard time much easier and manageable.   Utterly professional, kind and caring.  Highly recommend. 

Hayley Brewer 15th Feb 2024

Nothing was too much trouble, they made everything a lot easier during a difficult time.

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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

The Old Police Station
Carrington Way
Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 9JS

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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: 01963 408777

About Us

A.J.Wakely & Sons Wincanton is a family-run funeral director in Wincanton that has been providing an independent funeral director service to the bereaved since 2009.

A.J.Wakely & Sons date back to 1897, and they opened a funeral home in Wincanton in 2009. The office is managed by fifth generation family member, Richard Wakely, alongside Claire, the office manager.

Richard Wakely, the funeral director for Wincanton, has a Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration (DipFAA). He joined the family business in 2014 after years of charity work in the Philippines and is extremely proud to be following in the footsteps of his father Clive Wakely,the Director of A.J.Wakely & Sons.

A.J.Wakely & Sons Wincanton 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 Julie Hoskins 22nd May 2024

    A would highly recommend A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Wincanton. Richard came out to talk to my mother and I about the funeral and Claire in the office was always very helpful. We were very pleased with the service they provided for my dads funeral. Very professional, but also helpful and friendly.

  • 5 Jay Taylor 8th Apr 2024

    Richard and the team at AJ Wakely were fantastic from start to finish, making a very hard time much easier and manageable.  
    Utterly professional, kind and caring.  Highly recommend. 

  • 5 Hayley Brewer 15th Feb 2024

    Nothing was too much trouble, they made everything a lot easier during a difficult time.

  • 5 Dan Lewis 14th Feb 2024

    Richard was absolutely brilliant throughout the whole process. We don't live locally, and the funeral required our Uncle to be moved from his Care Home in Somerset to his resting place in Birmingham. Richard and the team dealt with the situation brilliantly, offering calm and helpful support throughout. They made a difficult situation as simple as possible. I would wholeheartedly recommend them.

  • 5 Colin Flower 6th Sep 2023

    I wish to thank Claire at the Wincanton Office for all her expertise, friendly advice and technical support. And very many thanks to Richard Wakely for his calm and easy manner and for 'going the extra mile.'  I am also grateful for his recommending Tracey Reeves who conducted the Humanist farewell with sensitivity.  Thank you and kind regards from all the family.

  • 5 Peter Prescott 5th Sep 2023

    They take the pressure of you. First class advice. Will go the extra mile.

  • 4 Gwenda Venters (Mrs) 4th Jul 2023

    Very respectful and organised. 

  • 5 Margaret Watts 20th Oct 2022

    Both Richard and Claire were so kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend them.

  • 5 Sandie Cussen 20th Oct 2022

    excellent service, everything was catered for, friendly and caring. what more can you say.

  • 5 Peter Depla 5th Oct 2022

    Very professional with the right amount of concern & understanding. Gave good and helpful advice. We would thoroughly recommend!!

  • 5 Beverley Higgs 12th Sep 2022

    Very helpful. Excellent communication. 

  • 5 Dawn Tissington 9th Sep 2022

    They handled everything very well, thank you.

  • 5 Howard Ellard 21st Jun 2022

    I can’t recommend these guys enough, having had to use their services twice in 6 months. Thank you to the team….

  • 5 Jane Taylor 20th Jun 2022

    The funeral directors were very efficient and smartly dressed when taking the funeral.  Clare was most helpful with preparing the order of service.

  • 5 Helen Robinson 20th Jun 2022

    Fantastic service took all the pressure off cant thankyou enough thankyou so much

  • 5 Sarah Jones (Mrs) 28th Apr 2022

    Very efficient and empathetic 

  • 5 Christopher Harris 25th Apr 2022

    Very helpful company, did everything needed to make the funeral interment go smoothly.
    Thank you.

  • 5 Maureen Bliss 25th Apr 2022

    Richard Wakely excelled from the word go.  He made my husband’s funeral so memorable, I cannot praise him enough.  From the first visit, to finding a plot outside the district, arranging for the church service, he and the coffin bearers acted with such compassion, sympathy and warmth I cannot praise them enough.

  • 5 Francine GIBBS 2nd Mar 2022

    The funeral of my husband could not have gone more perfect. Thank you for being so professional. I would highly recommend.

  • 5 Sarah MARTIN 2nd Mar 2022

    Richard and his team have gone above and beyond with all the help they have provided. Nothing was too much trouble,very kind and friendly. I cannot thank them enough. 

  • 5 Howard Ellard 2nd Feb 2022

    Wakeleys were excellent - took care of everything and made the process so easy. Thank you everyone involved.

  • 5 Janet Haselup 17th Nov 2021

    I have nothing but praise for A J Wakely & Sons. The staff were kind, compassionate and very efficient dealing with my late husband’s funeral and I would happily recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Nicki Caro 3rd Nov 2021

    Kindness, support and attention to detail at this difficult time was greatly appreciated.

  • 5 Elaine Shanahan 19th Sep 2021

    Extremely professional and compassionate service.
    I felt supported from the first phone call to the office right through 
    the arrangements and service.
    A very sad time made more difficult due to COVID restrictions was 
    made more bearable due to the excellent support.
    I have no hesitation in strongly recommending A.J Wakely.
    Wincanton.

    Elaine Shanahan.  

Address
The Old Police Station
Carrington Way
Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 9JS

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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

Julie Hoskins 22nd May 2024

A would highly recommend A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, Wincanton. Richard came out to talk to my mother and I about the funeral and Claire in the office was always very helpful. We were very pleased with the service they provided for my dads funeral. Very professional, but also helpful and friendly.

Jay Taylor 8th Apr 2024

Richard and the team at AJ Wakely were fantastic from start to finish, making a very hard time much easier and manageable.   Utterly professional, kind and caring.  Highly recommend. 

Hayley Brewer 15th Feb 2024

Nothing was too much trouble, they made everything a lot easier during a difficult time.

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