Best 5 Funeral Directors in Bedford

Discover funeral directors located in Bedford. See pricing details and information regarding the inclusions offered. Also opening hours and contact details. Find comprehensive details below of NAFD & SAIF approved funeral directors.

Rosy Company


Open 24/7

Bedford Funeralcare

Bedford Funeralcare


80 Ampthill Road, Bedfordshire, MK42 9HP

Open 24/7
Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Putnoe

Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Putnoe


35 Chiltern Ave, Bedfordshire, MK41 9EJ

Open 24/7
Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Kingsway Rd

Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Kingsway Rd


11 Kingsway, Bedfordshire, MK42 9BJ

Open 24/7
Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Kempston

Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Kempston


6 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK42 8AD

Open 24/7

Opening Times

All Funeral Directors in Bedford operate 24 hours 7 days a week for emergencies this includes bank holidays.


You can use public transportation to reach Bedford Funeralcare, Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Putnoe, Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Kingsway Rd, Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Kempston. See the following link to find parking:

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The closest train station to these funeral directors is Bedford (Midland) Railway Station with local taxis operating outside.

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Bedford is famous for the picturesque Embankment, a riverside promenade offering scenic views of the River Great Ouse. The town is also renowned for the historic Bedford Castle Mound, a remnant of a medieval castle. The death rate in Bedford is 1,782 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 92,405 people.

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How many funeral directors in Bedford?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 9 Funeral Directors in Bedford On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Bedford?

The typical cost of funerals in Bedford typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 19% and cremation accounting for 81% of the amount of funerals taking place in Bedford. However, the actual expense for a family can vary based on specific requirements and choices. For instance, if a family prefers a local celebrant, such as 'Vince Hawkes Rustic Celebrant' found on, rather than a minister or pastor, the cost would be higher.

When calculating the overall expenses of a funeral, it is important to take into account the additional cost of funeral flowers. Local florists like Harpur Centre Florist (Located on The Harpur Centre, Harpur Street , BEDFORD MK40 1TQ, Bedfordshire) or Flower Gallery (Phone number 01234 269292) typically charge approximately between £75 up to £464 for funeral flower arrangements.

Even though funeral jewellery, like a cremation necklace, is not typically considered a direct expense of a funeral, it does add to the overall cost. To obtain pricing information about funeral jewellery, we suggest reaching out to Baker Brothers Diamonds or visiting their store at 11-13 St. Peters Street, Bedford, Bedford.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Bedford?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Bedford), Bedford Funeralcare and Clarabut Plumbe Funeral Directors Putnoe all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Bedford. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Bedford.

What Crematorium do Funeral Directors use in Bedford for Traditional and Direct Cremation?

Within 10 Miles off Bedford there are 1 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 1 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Bedford: Norse Road Crematorium, which could potentially be your loved one's final resting place. While you have the freedom to choose your preferred crematorium, it's advisable to consult with your local funeral director. Their expertise will be valuable, especially considering that crematoriums availability can often be unpredictable and busy. See the list of crematoriums in the area:

Norse Road Crematorium, 104 Norse Road MK41 0RL Phone: 01234 353701 with a fee of approximately £923 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 13 days.

What happens in the event of a death at a care home in Bedford?

In the event of a death at a care home, your local funeral director is responsible for collecting the deceased and transporting them to their funeral home with care. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately 22 % of all deaths in Bedford take place in care homes such as Beacon House Nursing Home or Dial House Care. At Rosy, we offer prompt collection services for your loved one, irrespective of the care home where the passing occurred. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 0800 260 6922.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any Funeral Directors offering Natural/Green burial Funerals in Bedford?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Bedford. As funeral directors in Bedford we are committed to providing support and guidance in arranging Natural Burial funerals to commemorate your loved ones in the local area. We take great pride in endorsing environmentally-friendly traditions. See details below of 2 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 20 miles off Bedford.

St Albans Woodland Burial Ground located at St Albans Woodland Burial Ground MK44 2JP. Olney Green Burials located at Olney Green Burials MK46 5EH.
Where can you scatter ashes in Bedford?
The Bedford Borough Council enforces particular guidelines concerning the scattering of ashes in public spaces, which may be revised at any point. For the latest information and guidelines, we recommend visiting the Bedford Borough Council website at As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Great Ouse is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Bedford near Bedford Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Bedford Hospital. If someone has recently died at Bedford Hospital in Bedford then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Bedford?
The main newspaper is the Bedfordshire on Sunday. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Bedfordshire on Sunday allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Bedford) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Bedford?
Absolutely, in Bedford, Rosy, in particular, features expert Jewish Funeral Directors ready to assist during your time of need.Whether your needs involve arranging a service at a Funeral Synagogue like 'Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue (Rodef Shalom)' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Bedford there are 1 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Bedfordshire?
Indeed, several funeral directors in Bedford specialise in Hindu funerals with the majority of ceremonies conducted in temples such as Hindu Society of Bedford.
Are there any Funeral Directors in Bedford who provide catering services for wakes?
Typically, funeral directors do not commonly provide catering services. Therefore we would recommend contacting a local catering company. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Bedford?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. The funeral ceremony itself typically takes place at the Sikh temple at 84 Ford End Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4JX. However, the decision on the choice of temple, home, or any other location is entirely up to you. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Bedford) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Bedford?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Bedford. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam. Typically the funeral would take place at one of the following mosques/locations South Bedford Masjid, Salaam Society of Bedfordshire, Nooria Mission.

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