Taylor's Independent Family Funeral Directors

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Taylor's Independent Family Funeral Directors, Solihull, funeral director in Solihull Taylor's Independent Family Funeral Directors, Solihull, funeral director in Solihull

Providing caring funeral services in Dorridge, Knowle, Solihull and surrounding areas of the West Midlands

Latest Verified Reviews

Gina Jack 21st Sep 2021

Sam and MacKenzie could not do enough for my mom and I during a very sad time for our family. They were kind, considerate and gave very good advice, pointing us in the right direction during the whole process of arranging dad's funeral. We would thoroughly recommend Taylor's to anyone sadly going through this process.

Jane Gould 19th Sep 2021

Helped us through this difficult time. They liaised with the church as a burial. Everything went smoothly. 

Linda Hodgkin 5th Sep 2021

My husband and I are so glad we chose Taylor's to conduct my mother's funeral, which we arranged by telephone and email from our home in Wales. Mackenzie helped us at every stage in a kind, calm and patient way and always quickly came up with a solution to any query or request we made. She recommended a florist and bagpiper which we had asked for and they were both excellent. Sam was also extremely kind and helpful, even visiting my sister at home for her to complete a form necessary for my mother's burial. On the day of the funeral, the staff were punctual, efficient and courteous. We both felt the funeral could not have been handled better and would strongly recommend anyone needing a funeral director in the area to contact Taylor's.

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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

Address
7 Station Approach
Dorridge
Solihull
B93 8JA

About Us

Helping people pay their respects to a loved-one their own way, is what funeral director Sam Taylor strives to do.

Inspired to provide a comforting and independent service that reflects what is important to families in the local community, experienced funeral director Sam opened the doors of this Dorridge funeral home in 2017.

Sam’s aim is for every funeral to be respectful, fitting and fulfilling. Taylor’s support people in the Solihull area to arrange a funeral that reflects their individual wishes or tradition and honour their loved one’s life.

As members of the local community they serve, Sam and his team are committed to support the bereaved, from the moment they make that first, very difficult phone call – day or night.

The funeral home on Station Approach is a comfortable and reassuring space to talk about your loved one and feel supported. Happy to arrange home visits to families who would feel reassured by this, the premises also has a peaceful chapel of rest for quiet contemplation, while bereavement counselling is also available.

Sam and the team at Taylor’s understand that at a very difficult time, it can be helpful to have options to make the decision-making process easier. Taylor’s Independent Family Funeral Directors has created three straightforward funeral service packages and provides helpful details of other funeral costs. Golden Charter funeral plans are also available for people considering their own funeral wishes, according to heritage, beliefs or personal choice.

Taylor’s Independent Family Funeral Directors’ optional services also include a personalised floristry consultation. This family-run funeral home is a member of the trusted National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF),

Call Taylor’s Independent Family Funeral Directors at any time of day or night for help, guidance and caring funeral service at the heart of the Dorridge, Knowle and Solihull community.

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Gina Jack 21st Sep 2021

    Sam and MacKenzie could not do enough for my mom and I during a very sad time for our family. They were kind, considerate and gave very good advice, pointing us in the right direction during the whole process of arranging dad's funeral. We would thoroughly recommend Taylor's to anyone sadly going through this process.

  • 5 Jane Gould 19th Sep 2021

    Helped us through this difficult time. They liaised with the church as a burial. Everything went smoothly. 

  • 5 Linda Hodgkin 5th Sep 2021

    My husband and I are so glad we chose Taylor's to conduct my mother's funeral, which we arranged by telephone and email from our home in Wales. Mackenzie helped us at every stage in a kind, calm and patient way and always quickly came up with a solution to any query or request we made. She recommended a florist and bagpiper which we had asked for and they were both excellent. Sam was also extremely kind and helpful, even visiting my sister at home for her to complete a form necessary for my mother's burial. On the day of the funeral, the staff were punctual, efficient and courteous. We both felt the funeral could not have been handled better and would strongly recommend anyone needing a funeral director in the area to contact Taylor's.

  • 5 Liena Brooks 3rd Sep 2021

    Professional and caring service. They kept me informed at every stage of the arrangements. I cannot thank them enough for the support they provided at a particularly difficult time. If you want a professional and caring service then I would recommend Taylor's Independent Family Funeral Directors.

  • 5 Sara Looker 17th Aug 2021

    Absolutely fabulous service, everything was sorted & in place for us.& very very professional . would highly recommend 

  • 5 Lucas Smallwood 17th Aug 2021

    Beautiful service and compassion throughout the whole process. Cannot thank the team enough for going above and beyond in such a difficult time for my family. 

  • 5 David Thorpe 24th Jul 2021

    Sam Taylor and his team have attended to the funerals of both my parents. Every detail was managed by them and they supported the family with every sympathy and kindness.A local and importantly an independent firm delivering a bespoke service focussed on care, professionalism with complete integrity.

  • 5 Miriam Rwahama 10th Jun 2021

    It’s rare in this day and age to find service that is genuine and sincere. However, Taylor’s Family Funeral went above and beyond this.  The sudden loss of my sister was hard to process and trying to organize a funeral felt impossible but thanks to the help of Sam the director an Amazing person who accommodated our needs and beyond and McKenzie who handle our case with the upmost professionalism and efficiency it eased the burden.  The day of the funeral ran smoothly and it was so beautiful to see how everything came together so well. My family and I were in a safe space that allowed us to pay our final respects with a sense of ease and peace.  The level of care and kindness received I will forever be thankful for. In such grieve circumstances, Taylor’s independent Family Funeral was a blessing to us. Will be in depth of gratitude to them.  Miriam R. 

  • 5 Chris Meadows 31st May 2021

    Fantastic service, caring and very respectful. could not ask for more.

  • 5 Mark Brady 23rd May 2021

    Sam and Mackenzie were very empathetic and helpful. Communication was clear and prompt from our initial meeting, throughout the build up and during the day of my sisters funeral. I'm grateful to have chosen Taylors.

  • 5 Kay Sabell 21st May 2021

    Sam and Mackenzie were wonderful in guiding us through everything when our heads were all over the place. I was confident that my Dad was in very capable hands and they reassured us that they would look after him for us, until the funeral, which they did with care and compassion. I cannot recommend them enough

  • 5 Heather Watts 9th May 2021

    Sam, Mackenzie & team were excellent from beginning to end. They were very professional, kind and caring, and went above and beyond of what would normally be expected to meet our needs. Several of our funeral guests commented on how excellent they were. We would definitely recommend Taylor’s independent family funeral directors. HW April 2021

  • 5 Claire Jones 2nd May 2021

    From start to finish, Sam and his team did a fantastic job with my Dad’s funeral, we could not praise them enough. We used Lisa Flowers as recommended by Taylor’s and the coffin spray was beautiful. They also suggested a celebrant who we could not have been happier with. They took a large part of the stress away and made the whole process more bearable. We would definitely recommend them.

  • 5 Paul Murray 30th Apr 2021

    From the very moment i spoke to Mackenzie, i new she was the one to look after my beloved wife .nothing was to much trouble ..i did nothing they looked after everything . the whole team was brilliant .. i am a perfectionist and they met my standards . 5 star .. cannot thank them enough. ps ... i never leave ratings , till now .. think about it ? regards paul @ liam murray

  • 5 Kay Lydiard 26th Apr 2021

    Sam and his team we were wonderful looking after Dad organised everything exactly to my Dad’s last wishes Jason the celebrant was perfect I would recommend Taylor’s a brilliant personal service attention to detail it’s a stressful time and nothing was too much trouble  Thank you again 

  • 5 Keith Bruce 15th Apr 2021

    Taylors carried out.my wife's funeral with full professional care and love thank you regards Keith and William Bruce

  • 5 Matthew Boulter 11th Apr 2021

    Taylor's were recommended to us as by a neighbour as a local family funeral director who provide a personalised, efficient, and supportive service. We were not disappointed. Sam, Mackenzie and the whole team were excellent throughout and nothing was too much trouble. They were particularly supportive at the difficult first meeting when there are so many upsetting things to have to discuss, and also on the day of the funeral itself. We would thoroughly recommend and are proud to have chosen and supported a local business rather than a massive, foreign owned, profit-focussed conglomerate.

  • 5 Linda Marston 21st Mar 2021

    From the moment l spoke to Mackenzie l knew they were the people that l should use. They were totally professional throughout and their standard of care included in their package far exceeded any other company approached. There was flexibility .Did l want mum dressed? I was unsure.They did it any way and l decided at the last minute that l would see her.She looked so much better than she had in hospital. I choose Oakley Wood Crematorium and the suggested Civil Celebrant Samantha Pitt who again were excellent choices. Samantha went the extra mile as having family in Australia she organised the Internet links. The discussions around mum were never rushed and the final service was conducted with dignity and feeling. All staff encountered were true professionals and would have no hesitation in recommending them. Linda Marjorie Davis’s daughter

  • 5 Nonie Toogood 13th Mar 2021

    Very helpful from the first visit to the office.  All questions were answered quickly and nothing was too much trouble.  Would recommend Taylor’s 

  • 5 Isabel Jeynes 26th Feb 2021

    Taylor’s have been so supportive and helpful. They took all the additional stress out of the arrangements at such a difficult time. Sam and his team were genuinely sympathetic and so kind. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Joanne Downes 25th Feb 2021

    We had the sad experience of losing mom, dad and mother in law within 3 weeks.  Sam at Taylor’s were simply amazing. They took care of everything and helped us so much throughout the process.  Their kindness and compassion was second to none 

  • 5 Robert Jones 17th Feb 2021

    Everything went according to plan. All queries were answered beforehand. Mackensie was helpful, tactful and discreet always and Sam kindly arranged a zoom meeting for us. I'm very happy to to tick the excellent box. Heather Jones

  • 5 Patricia Taylor 9th Feb 2021

    The family were very impressed with the way Taylors Funeral Directors dealt with the arrangements of organising the funeral of their loved one, and showed sympathy and understanding at such a sad time. Sam Taylor helped with organising the printing of the Order of Service and the Invitations and even the flowers. The family are most grateful to Sam Taylor for his assistance, and highly recommend Taylors Funeral Directors of Dorridge.

  • 5 Joanne Downes 7th Feb 2021

    Sam and Mackenzie were brilliant.  They handled everything with kindness and compassion.  The funeral (a joint one for my mom and dad) was dealt with in such a professional manner.  Absolutely could not fault anything. 

  • 3 Stephen Hall 29th Jan 2021

    From the time I made contact with Mackenzie and Sam Taylor I could tell it was a Professional,caring and well run Funeral Directors.From my first telephone call to them I was put at ease with their gentle,caring and passionate attitude and it felt very warm and comforting during my sad time.They went through all the procedures involved and went through all the costings so that no stone was un turned.Not once did I feel under pressure at any time and they also recommended the Celebrant Kerry Jones and Lisa from Lisa Flowers.The whole experience with Taylor's Independent Funeral Directors went without a hitch and the Funeral itself was one to remember and cherish...my Mom had a wonderful send off.....THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING.I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending your wonderful services and those of Kerry and Lisa to any future customers.Once again THANK YOU ALL for everything it was truely EXCELLENT. Stephen Hall(Only Son Of the late Irene Hall).

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
7 Station Approach
Dorridge
Solihull
B93 8JA

Latest Verified Reviews

Gina Jack 21st Sep 2021

Sam and MacKenzie could not do enough for my mom and I during a very sad time for our family. They were kind, considerate and gave very good advice, pointing us in the right direction during the whole process of arranging dad's funeral. We would thoroughly recommend Taylor's to anyone sadly going through this process.

Jane Gould 19th Sep 2021

Helped us through this difficult time. They liaised with the church as a burial. Everything went smoothly. 

Linda Hodgkin 5th Sep 2021

My husband and I are so glad we chose Taylor's to conduct my mother's funeral, which we arranged by telephone and email from our home in Wales. Mackenzie helped us at every stage in a kind, calm and patient way and always quickly came up with a solution to any query or request we made. She recommended a florist and bagpiper which we had asked for and they were both excellent. Sam was also extremely kind and helpful, even visiting my sister at home for her to complete a form necessary for my mother's burial. On the day of the funeral, the staff were punctual, efficient and courteous. We both felt the funeral could not have been handled better and would strongly recommend anyone needing a funeral director in the area to contact Taylor's.

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