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Guide to Funeral Directors in Leeds

Modern Leeds developed from a burgeoning mill town during the industrial revolution to become the UK’s third biggest city. With a population of 700,000, it boasts a diverse economy, making it one of the fastest growing national producers. It is well provided with four universities, many museums including the new City Museum, and theatres including the Grand Theatre.

Leeds comprises a wide selection of communities, although the majority of the population identify as Christian. Three per cent identify as Muslim which reflects the average across the country. Leeds also has a large Jewish community. There are over 75 ethnic groups including Pakistani, Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi and Chinese. Therefore funeral directors in Leeds are likely to have experience providing services for a wide range of religious beliefs and cultural traditions.

There are over 60 funeral directors in Leeds and the surrounding area, with a wide distribution throughout the city and its suburbs. All areas are well provided for and it should be straightforward to source funeral services conveniently.

There are three large crematoriums for Leeds funeral arrangements: Lawnswood on Otley Road to the north of the city; Cottingley on Elland Road to the south west and Rawdon on Leeds Road to the north west.

Leeds has over 20 cemeteries, spread in and around the city, although many of the older ones are now full.

Search using your postcode or area to find local funeral directors in Leeds. You can then order results by best rated, most reviewed or nearest to you to see what is available in your local area. Click on a funeral director’s profile to learn more about the services they provide, read independent customer reviews, and find out how to contact them to discuss funeral arrangements for your loved one.

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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Crematorium
Cemetery
  • Cottingley Hall Crematorium

    Leeds, LS11 0EU

  • Rawdon Crematorium

    Leeds, LS19 6JP

  • Dewsbury Moor Crematorium

    Dewsbury, WF13 3PL

  • Scholemoor Cemetery and Crematorium

    Bradford, BD7 2PS

  • Nab Wood Crematorium

    Shipley, BD18 4BG

  • New Wortley Cemetery

    Leeds, LS12 4BS

  • Cottingley Hall Cemetery

    Leeds, LS11 0EU

  • Upper and Lower Wortley Cemetery

    Leeds, LS12 4EX

  • Hunslet Cemetery

    Leeds, LS10 3BN

  • Armley Hill Top Cemetery

    Leeds, LS12 3QA

  • Rothwell Cemetery (North Yorkshire)

    Leeds, LS26 0TD

  • Gildersome Cemetery

    Leeds, LS27 7AE

  • Morley Cemetery

    Leeds, LS27 0NE

  • Lofthouse Cemetery

    Leeds, WF3 3RU

  • Pudsey Cemetery

    Leeds, LS28 7HH

  • Whinmoor Cemetery

    Leeds, LS14 3DW

  • Stanley Cemetery (Leeds)

    Stanley, WF3 4HR

  • Undercliffe Cemetery

    Bradford, BD3 0QD

  • Tong Cemetery

    Bradford , BD4 6NN

  • Outwood Cemetery

    Wakefield, WF1 2LJ

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Latest Verified Reviews

Susan Walls 6 hours ago

Just to say a huge thank you for the care you showed to all of our family during the recent loss of my stepfather. Emma and her team at Whitkirk guided us through every stage of the funeral process giving us an excellent service from start to finish. The celebrant, Sarah, captured my stepfather perfectly during the service. A few tears but lots of smiles, bringing back memories that many had forgotten. Everyone who attended said it was an absolutely wonderful way to say goodbye to someone who was dearly loved. From our first visit to the Whitkirk office, the welcome we received and the twice a week telephones calls to check we were all ok, to the phone call I received the day following the funeral, we could not have asked for anything better. Many thanks to all. I will recommend your service to all.

Jackie Sheard 1 day ago

Thank you so much

Jean Cruickshank 1 day ago

Professional and caring. Understood our needs and were able to deliver exactly what we wanted. Would definitely recommend.

Vickie Foster 2 days ago

Lovely friendly staff would definitely recommend

Lindsey Joy Buttery 2 days ago

I couldn't be more impressed by the way you have all handled my mum joy cleggs funeral, you have all been amazing and I couldn't recommend you enough. My special thanks goes to Helen for being with me through visiting mum, I couldn't have done it without your support and help through this difficult time. For that I am extremely grateful. The funeral went smoothly, professionall and beautiful. Thanks to Ken too for all your support through the most difficult time in my life..