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Best 5 Funeral Directors in Canterbury

Discover funeral directors located in Canterbury. 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

Co Op Funeralcare Canterbury

Co Op Funeralcare Canterbury


65 Sturry Road, Kent, CT1 1BU

Open 24/7
C W Lyons Son Ltd

C W Lyons Son Ltd


70 Military Road, Kent, CT1 1ND

Open 24/7
John Kemp Funeral Directors Canterbury

John Kemp Funeral Directors Canterbury


17 St. Dunstans Street, Kent, CT2 8AF

Open 24/7
Woollard Kent Funeral Services

Woollard Kent Funeral Services


122 Wincheap, Kent, CT1 3RS

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


You can use public transportation to reach Co Op Funeralcare Canterbury, C W Lyons Son Ltd, John Kemp Funeral Directors Canterbury, Woollard Kent Funeral Services. See the following link to find parking:

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The closest train station to these funeral directors is Canterbury East Railway Station with local taxis operating outside.

About City

Canterbury is known for its historic Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest Christian structures in England. The city is also famous for its charming cobbled streets, including the iconic Buttermarket and Mercery Lane. The death rate in Canterbury is 1,821 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 62,767 people.

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How many funeral directors in Canterbury?

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

How much does a funeral cost in Canterbury?

The typical cost of funerals in Canterbury typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 24% and cremation accounting for 76% of the amount of funerals taking place in Canterbury. 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 thecelebrantdirectory.co.uk, 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 Marlowe Florist (Located on 19A St. Margarets Street, CANTERBURY CT1 2TH, Kent) or The Kings Mile Florist (Phone number 01227 472154) typically charge approximately between £96 up to £474 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 Luke Goldsmith Jewellers or visiting their store at 6a St. Peters Street, Canterbury.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Canterbury?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Canterbury), Co Op Funeralcare Canterbury and C W Lyons Son Ltd all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Canterbury. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Canterbury.

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

Within 10 Miles off Canterbury 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 Canterbury: Barham 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:

Barham Crematorium, Canterbury Road (A260) Barham CT4 6QU Phone: 01227 831351 with a fee of approximately £906 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 16 days.

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

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 19 % of all deaths in Canterbury take place in care homes such as Harbledown Lodge Nursing Home or Willow Tree Lodge. 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 Canterbury?
Yes there is 1 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Canterbury. As funeral directors in Canterbury 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 1 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 20 miles off Canterbury.

Deerton Natural Burial Ground located at Deerton Natural Burial Ground ME9 8QL.
Where can you scatter ashes in Canterbury?
The Canterbury City 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 Canterbury City Council website at www.canterbury.gov.uk. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Stour is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Canterbury near Kent and Canterbury Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Kent and Canterbury Hospital. If someone has recently died at Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Canterbury?
The main newspaper is the Kentish Gazette. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Kentish Gazette allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Canterbury) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Canterbury?
Absolutely, in Canterbury, 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 'Canterbury Jewish Community' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Canterbury there are 1 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Kent?
Yes, Rosy can accommodate your requirements. If you're looking for a hindu funeral contact us on 0800 260 6922.
Are there any Funeral Directors in Canterbury 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 Canterbury?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Canterbury) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Canterbury?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Canterbury. 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 Canterbury Muslim Cultural Centre.