Guide to Funeral Directors in Sunderland

Sunderland is a city with a population of nearly 300,000, with a religiously and culturally diverse population. There are over 30 firms of funeral directors within 10 miles of Sunderland city centre, offering a wide range of services to local residents.

Sunderland has a variety of places of worship including Church of England, Roman Catholic, Indian Orthodox and Methodist churches. Sunderland Central Mosque is situated on Chester Road and has capacity for 345 worshippers. A Sikh temple, Guru Gobind Singh Gurudwara, is located on Ryhope Road.

There are 10 municipal cemeteries within the city operated by Sunderland City Council. These include Bishopwearmouth Cemetery, located between Hylton Road and Chester Road, Castletown Cemetery and Mere Knolls. There are dedicated areas within the cemeteries for different religious denominations.

The City Council also offers services for cremations. Sunderland Crematorium is accessible from the A183 Chester Road. There is seating for 70 mourners in the chapel and capacity for an additional 70 people. Local funeral directors can assist bereaved families with booking a funeral, processing forms and completing registers.

Funeral directors in Sunderland are well placed to offer professional services when arranging traditional or non-traditional burial services or cremations in the city. Find a funeral director in Sunderland now, by searching using your postcode or area. Order results by best rated, most reviewed or nearest to you to compare funeral directors. Click on a profile to learn more about a funeral home, read independent customer reviews, and to get in touch to begin making funeral arrangements.

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Latest Verified Reviews

Ruth Gray 2019-09-08 20:28:38

Stephen Corpe and his staff offered sensitive support and consideration from the onset of this distressing time for the family, guiding us throughout this experience. The funeral was conducted with calm expertise and grace. Extended family and friends have spoken to us of the quality of Manor House's service e.g. the standard of the hearse and funeral cars, and the dignity of Irene's final journey. With heartfelt thanks from all the family.

Maureen Bewick 2019-05-29 00:01:08

what a lovely service and they have the most compassionate people that work there they help the whole family out and what a grate gentleman mark is helping the community of Sunderland at there sad times 5 star well done manor house

Andrew Mason 2019-05-27 09:50:25

Having used the services of Manor House for dad previously, we had no reservations instructing again. Excellent service from first contact to funeral itself. Mark Smith has managed both funerals and his compassion, dedication, empathy to a family loss is first class. The staff in the background were also very helpful, showed empathy and compassion. Very professional. Highly recommended.

Tracy Robertson 2019-05-03 16:37:01

Having previously used Manor House Funeral Services in 2007 for my father’s funeral when the service was excellent we decided to use them again for my mother’s funeral however we found the experience very different.   During an already stressful and emotional time we had several issues, telephone calls needed to be made several times as staff weren’t available, systems were being changed so there were issues with making payment, paperwork had names and address spelt incorrectly, particularly my mother’s name, despite being correct on the initial documentation.  Appointments were rescheduled when we had made arrangements for us all to visit my mother together in the chapel of rest, due to staffing issues.  We used funeral zone but the date of my mother’s death and my name were incorrect and required amending, again these were correct on the initial paperwork.  Fortunately the funeral itself went ahead without any issues.  I would find it difficult to recommend Manor House.  

Lindsey Watson 2019-04-30 14:39:59

Would like to thank mark for his help with everything and been very helpful