Village Undertakers

31 reviews

An independent, Funeral Directors based in Wilsden, and providing personalised and compassionate funeral services to the Aire Valley and beyond.

Latest Verified Reviews

Amy Burraway 12th May 2024

We have just recently used Village undertakers (Robert) after losing our dad. Robert was incredible from day one. He was so calm and helped arrange everything from start to finish. He made the full process a lot easier for us all. He also conducted the most beautiful funeral service at Shay Grange cremetorium capturing everything that we had spoken about adding more. Robert is extremely caring and considerate. I would 100% recommend Village undertakers. I can’t thank them enough. 

Fiona Brooks 27th Apr 2024

Robert Waddington was the epitome of kindness, consideration, and empathy.  He honored my mother’s wishes to the last detail, and as the director of and officiant at her funeral, was compassionate, approachable, and caring.  As a family we are extremely grateful to have had Robert with us over the last few months.

Julie Grimwood 16th Apr 2024

Village undertakers (Robert) provided an excellent service, Robert dealt with everything in a very professional manner from the moment mum passed away right through to organizing the wake. The Coffin, flowers, the service at the Crematorium were second to none, all done with the respect and professionalism that was required but also with a very calm and respectful atmosphere.

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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

1 Florence Ave
Wilsden
Bradford
BD15 0HE

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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: 01274 015313

About Us

Village Undertakers is a funeral director in Wilsden, covering the villages of Harden, Denholme and Cullingworth, but also serving families in the towns and villages of the Aire Valley and towards the City of Bradford. They have also been proud to serve further afield in Ilkley and Skipton.

As a relatively new business established in 2017 by Robert Waddington, Village Undertakers aim to have a refreshing approach, and are open to different ideas, while being respectful of you and your loved ones wishes. Although they are a newer business, Village Undertakers can draw on the vast experience of their staff, with two colleagues having over 30 years each in arranging funerals and embalming.

Village Undertakers can provide any kind of funeral, from traditional burials to cremations with or without a service. They aim to provide a local, trusted, and personal service, both for you and your family. With a guarantee of no hidden costs or surprises, you can be sure that Village Undertakers are there to support and guide you through one of the toughest times in life.

Call Village Undertakers today to begin making the perfect arrangements for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Amy Burraway 12th May 2024

    We have just recently used Village undertakers (Robert) after losing our dad. Robert was incredible from day one. He was so calm and helped arrange everything from start to finish. He made the full process a lot easier for us all. He also conducted the most beautiful funeral service at Shay Grange cremetorium capturing everything that we had spoken about adding more. Robert is extremely caring and considerate. I would 100% recommend Village undertakers. I can’t thank them enough. 

  • 5 Fiona Brooks 27th Apr 2024

    Robert Waddington was the epitome of kindness, consideration, and empathy.  He honored my mother’s wishes to the last detail, and as the director of and officiant at her funeral, was compassionate, approachable, and caring.  As a family we are extremely grateful to have had Robert with us over the last few months.

  • 5 Julie Grimwood 16th Apr 2024

    Village undertakers (Robert) provided an excellent service, Robert dealt with everything in a very professional manner from the moment mum passed away right through to organizing the wake.

    The Coffin, flowers, the service at the Crematorium were second to none, all done with the respect and professionalism that was required but also with a very calm and respectful atmosphere.

  • 5 Liz Pennington 9th Apr 2024

    I strongly agree with all the positive reviews and comments that I have just read, and I can highly recommend the services of Village Undertakers.
    My husband's funeral last week could not have gone better, and we had many lovely comments by our family and friends on the day.
    Robert has been so supportive, professional, helpful and friendly all the way through. Supporting a family business like this has worked so well for us.

  • 5 Laura Noble 19th Mar 2024

    From the second I got in touch with Robert at Village Undertakers,  I felt I was talking to a friend. Robert came to my home the day after I called him and helped me feel much more at ease with dealing with my mum’s sudden passing.  Robert gently guided me though the process of arranging a funeral with full help and support.  Keeping in touch during arrangements, and offered advice and the practicalities as well as discussing the service etc.
    The service went as well as a funeral can, with everyone commenting on a wonderful send off for mum. The slide show of photographs to music was a wonderful touch. This is all thanks to the guidance and professionalism of Robert and also the celebrant Liz who lead the service. I would highly recommend Robert at Village undertakers , his kind and compassionate nature helped me though one of the most difficult times in my life. Thank you 

  • 5 Ashley Bayles 2nd Feb 2024

    From our first contact with Robert to conclusion, he was nothing but compassionate and professional. At what has been the most difficult time for the family, Robert has taken care of all matters with care and close attention to detail. We would not hesitate to recommend Village Undertakers. Thank you, Robert, for your support during this time.

  • 5 Jayne Dibb 19th Dec 2023

    As a family we can’t thank Robert from Village Undertakers enough for his professional, caring help and guidance during the hardest days. 

    Robert went above and beyond with everything, even down to the smallest of details to make it personal for my loved one.

  • 5 Andrea Wackett 17th Oct 2023

    We would highly recommend Village Undertakers. From the time we were told mum was in end of life care & who would we want to appoint when the time came, without a second thought Robert came to mind, I’ve known him for a while and without doubt we wanted Village Undertakers to take care of mum when the time came.
    We contacted Village Undertakers and Desmond came out to the care home mum was in on the Wednesday as Robert was unavailable as on holiday. Desmond was kind, compassionate & very professional. On his return Robert contacted me on the Saturday morning asking how mum was and how we were, which I found really comforting to know he cared. Mum sadly passed the early hours of the next day, Robert went to collect mum and the care home commented on how compassionate & professional they were.
    We met with Robert to discuss the funeral, he was extremely kind, empathetic, professional & caring. We explained what mum wanted and he made all the arrangements, organising everything very promptly and helped take the stress out of a very difficult situation, also taking time to chat and making us feel at ease.
    When Robert asked us about mum and her life, the details he took away and turned it into her eulogy was just like he’d known her, it was lovely, sensitive and humorous just as mum would have wanted....Thank you Robert.
    I would highly recommend Robert and we were so pleased we chose to use Village undertakers . Thank you x

  • 5 Terry Miller 25th Jul 2023

    I cannot recommend The Village Undertaker highly enough. From the first call on the passing of my Mum, right through to the beautiful funeral service and beyond, everything was taken care of by Robert. Right down to the mingling of my Mum's ashes with my Dad's as was her wish. He kept us updated at all stages, making recommendations along the way, the whole experience was stress free.

  • 5 David Moore 10th Jun 2023

    Robert really cares about people, from the first time you speak with him you'll know that your loved one is in good hands.
    He also has the amazing ability to listen to snippets of information and stories and turn that into a beautifully personal eulogy.
    I can highly recommend Village Undertakers and hope you chose to use them.

  • 5 Sheila Swift 4th Jun 2023

    I have nothing but praise for the professional way in which Robert carried out his duties as an undertaker for the recent funeral of my mother. I first contacted him a couple of years ago, during the lockdown, when everything was very uncertain. He visited me at home, and together we completed the necessary forms. About a month ago, when it was apparent that my mother was dying, I contacted him again. As he was away on the weekend of my mother's death, he had given me the contact number of another undertaker, who came to the care home to take my mother's body away. Robert phoned me as soon as he returned home and together we planned the funeral service. All of Robert's suggestions were helpful, from the florists, the venue for the wake, and the vicar to conduct the service. My wishes were respected throughout. I would like to thank Robert for his courtesy, good humour and support at this difficult time.

  • 5 Graham and Rachael Thompson 23rd Apr 2023

    Listened to everything we said. Friendly made us at ease. Beautiful service conducted very professional and caring. Highly recommended. Felt like a friend since we only seen him 3 months prior for my father.

  • 5 Elaine Wilde 1st Feb 2023

    Thank you Robert from Village Undertakers who looked after my Dad from the hospice right though to the funeral,
    I honestly can recommend Robert , he was professional whilst also has the ability to make you feel comfortable and has a good sence of humar even under such sad circumstances.

    My dad Alan would have been so proud of the service from Robert .
    Thank you for helping us been strong through the weeks .

    From Elaine Wilde and Brenda Thompson

  • 5 Will Johnston 25th Jan 2023

    Cannot thank you enough. Incredible, personal, efficient, sensitive service from start to finish. Thank you all

  • 5 Catherine Reed 17th Jan 2023

    Robert provided us with advice and guidance at a difficult time, planning my dads funeral. He was empathetic, considerate but light hearted and professional, providing a bespoke service was something we are grateful for.

  • 5 Alastair Blackstock 13th Jan 2023

    Robert made a difficult time a lot easier with his compassion and professionalism and ensured my mum had the best possible send off.

  • 5 Julian Green 4th Jan 2023

    Robert at Village Undertakers looked after us very well following the death of my step father, always available with help and advice before and after his passing. We would highly recommend them and would like to thank Robert for his patience and professional service during such an emotional time for the family.

  • 5 Maria Ward 8th Dec 2022

    I cannot recommend Robert @ Village undertakers more highly.Throughout a very difficult time he was sensitive, supportive, flexible and sought to ensure that every step of the process was handled as easily as possible. I received so many lovely comments with regard to the eulogy he delivered for my husband also. 

  • 5 Tracy Harnby 26th Nov 2022

    I could not recommend Robert highly enough, he was the perfect choice for my husbands funeral from beginning to end.  He has a respectful and caring manner, dealing with all matters efficiently  and sensitively but he also brings a sense of light heartedness.  He guided us through all the arrangements with ease and really listened to all our memories for the eulogy which he delivered and captured perfectly.  Clearly it is a very stressful time for any family but Robert really was the perfect choice for us.

  • 5 Andrea Astin 31st Oct 2022

    Robert was very professional and empathetic throughout the whole sad experience. His expert handling of all matters from start to finish was second to none. The eulogy was perfect, absolutely perfect and captured the true Stuart. The organisation from paperwork, the cars, the service, the piper, the flowers nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much

  • 5 Brian Simpson 20th Jul 2022

    This is the third funeral I have had to arrange in the last five years and I can say without hesitation that this one organised by Village undertakers was the best. Robert was totally on the ball and made the whole process very simple. Everything was planned in the comfort of our own home at a time to suit us. The minister recommended by Robert was also excellent. She too offered a home visit and delivered a lovely service.

    Brian ( Harden )

  • 5 David Morrison 16th May 2022

    I was really lucky that mum had planned ahead & met with Robert well before his services being required. She had a clear view of what she wanted, which made things so much easier at a difficult time for the family. Robert was extremely professional & understanding and really couldn't do any more to ease this loss for us. Mum was 82 when she passed but had a lot of health issues in recent years, which probably made her think about arrangements. It's certainly made me consider making my own plans, anything to help those left behind cope. I certainly would recommend the personal service I've received, compassion & understanding from a genuinely nice chap.

  • 5 Beth Dodson 12th May 2022

    I recommend Village Undertakers wholeheartedly. Robert has been prompt, professional, courteous and helpful throughout. His support has allowed me to concentrate on other procedures following my mother's death, knowing that he has been respectful of and caring for my mother's body through to her final journey. It is particularly helpful that Village Undertakers' services include meetings at my home throughout, from initial discussion to delivery of ashes. Thank you, Robert

  • 5 Debbie Jowett 30th Apr 2022

    First class, can not recommend Robert highly enough. Made the difficult process as painless as possible with great care & attention given to every detail, carrying out our wishes to the letter. A very personable & dedicated man, making our very personalised & individual home burial a day to be proud of. We will be highly recommending Robert to our family & friends.

  • 5 Maurice Pickles 20th Mar 2022

    I would like to thank Village Undertakers for the sensitive and accurate portrayal of my sister Sonya's life. The eulogy was delivered by Robert with humour and compassion.

    Nothing was too much in meeting my requests and offering good guidance through out from start to finish.

    I wholeheartedly thank Robert for for his ability to listen and compose such a wonderful tribute to Sonya with many anecdotes from Family, Friends and Colleagues.

    I recommend Village Undertakers to anyone having the unfortunate task of arranging a funeral for family, friends or others. It is a truly personal service that is offered and one that will be forever in my thoughts when thinking about Sonya.

Address
1 Florence Ave
Wilsden
Bradford
BD15 0HE

Open map

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

Amy Burraway 12th May 2024

We have just recently used Village undertakers (Robert) after losing our dad. Robert was incredible from day one. He was so calm and helped arrange everything from start to finish. He made the full process a lot easier for us all. He also conducted the most beautiful funeral service at Shay Grange cremetorium capturing everything that we had spoken about adding more. Robert is extremely caring and considerate. I would 100% recommend Village undertakers. I can’t thank them enough. 

Fiona Brooks 27th Apr 2024

Robert Waddington was the epitome of kindness, consideration, and empathy.  He honored my mother’s wishes to the last detail, and as the director of and officiant at her funeral, was compassionate, approachable, and caring.  As a family we are extremely grateful to have had Robert with us over the last few months.

Julie Grimwood 16th Apr 2024

Village undertakers (Robert) provided an excellent service, Robert dealt with everything in a very professional manner from the moment mum passed away right through to organizing the wake. The Coffin, flowers, the service at the Crematorium were second to none, all done with the respect and professionalism that was required but also with a very calm and respectful atmosphere.

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Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Shay Grange Crematorium

    Shipley, BD9 6ST

  • Nab Wood Crematorium

    Shipley, BD18 4BG

  • Scholemoor Cemetery and Crematorium

    Bradford, BD7 2PS

  • Oakworth Crematorium

    Keighley, BD22 0RJ

  • Rawdon Crematorium

    Leeds, LS19 6JP

  • Wilsden Cemetery

    Bingley, BD15 0DR

  • Bingley Cemetery

    Bingley, BD16 2RW

  • Thornton Cemetery

    Bradford, BD13 3NW

  • Nab Wood Cemetery

    Shipley, BD18 4BU

  • Morton Cemetery (Keighley)

    Keighley, BD20 5JU

  • Queensbury Cemetery

    Bradford, BD14 6PA

  • Windhill Cemetery

    Shipley, BD18 2LT

  • Scholemoor Cemetery

    Bradford, BD7 2PS

  • Haworth Cemetery

    Keighley, BD22 0ES

  • Oakworth Cemetery

    Keighley, BD22 0RJ

  • Oxenhope Cemetery

    Keighley, BD22 9QH

  • Clayton Cemetery

    Bradford, BD13 2AD

  • Charlestown Cemetery

    Shipley, BD17 6DP

  • North Bierley Cemetery

    Bradford, BD6 2ND

  • Silsden Stanbury Cemetery

    Keighley, BD20 0JB

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