Sunderland Funeral Directors


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.

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).

Read more: What to do when someone dies
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
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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  • Sunderland Crematorium

    Sunderland, SR4 7RS

  • South Shields Crematorium

    South Shields, NE34 9DT

  • Birtley Crematorium

    Birtley, DH3 1PQ

  • Tynemouth Crematorium

    North Shields, NE29 9NJ

  • Saltwell Crematorium

    Gateshead, NE9 6DT

  • Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

    Sunderland, SR4 7SU

  • Easington Lane Cemetery

    Sunderland, SR4 7SU

  • Sunderland Cemetery

    Sunderland, SR2 9RR

  • Southwick Cemetery (Sunderland)

    Sunderland, SR5 5HH

  • Mere Knolls Cemetery

    Sunderland, SR6 8LG

  • Castletown Cemetery

    Sunderland, SR5 3EP

  • Whitburn Cemetery

    Whitburn, SR6 7ER

  • Seaham Cemetery

    Seaham, SR7 7AD

  • Houghton Cemetery

    Sunderland, DH5 8NX

  • Harton Cemetery

    South Shields, NE34 6EU

  • Hetton Cemetery

    Sunderland, DH5 9PJ

  • Murton Cemetery

    Seaham, SR7 9RD

  • Jarrow Cemetery

    Jarrow, NE32 5UU

  • Hebburn Cemetery

    Hebburn, NE31 1UR

  • Heworth Burn Cemetery

    Gateshead, NE10 0PE

Nearest Funeral Directors (Sunderland)

Latest Verified Reviews

Louise Woodcock 2 weeks ago

Ben went above and beyond to help my family đź‘Ş. In our grief. Explained everything to us. Answered all our questions. Couldn't thank them enough.

Caroline Middlemas 2 weeks ago

Andrew and his team have been amazing from start to finish. So respectful towards our family during this horrible time. He put us at ease, and we knew our dad was in good, safe and caring hands. On the day of the funeral, we were supported from start to finish. Andrew is a caring, considerate and compassionate family man, and this shone through for our dads final send off, we couldn’t of asked for more if we tried! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Clint Irving 2 weeks ago

I was more than pleased with the personal service we received from Chris Walker who helped make a difficult time very easy to get through. Personally, I liked the fact that a fixed and competitive price was quoted. A funeral is carried out at an emotional time and cost is not something that most people like to discuss but is nevertheless important. I would therefore recommend CM Walkers to anyone requires a friendly, efficient and dignified service throughout. Clint Irving.

Audrey Morrison 3 weeks ago

Very helpful, talked us through the funeral, very knowledgable about the process of the funeral for us

Sandra Harrison 3 weeks ago

Chris offered a personal service and took on board all our requests.  Customer service was excellent and webcast was well received by family who were not able to attend.