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Best 5 Funeral Directors in Dorchester

Discover funeral directors located in Dorchester. 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 Dorchester

Co Op Funeralcare Dorchester


31 Great Western Road, Dorset, DT1 1UF

Open 24/7
Grassby Funeral Service

Grassby Funeral Service


8 Princes Street, Dorset, DT1 1TW

Open 24/7
Matthew Lucas Funeral Directors Ltd

Matthew Lucas Funeral Directors Ltd


Donwnhouse, 3 Widcombe St, Dorset, DT1 3BS

Open 24/7
Woods Funeral Service Dorchester

Woods Funeral Service Dorchester


11a Icen Way, Dorset, DT1 1EW

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


You can use public transportation to reach Co Op Funeralcare Dorchester, Grassby Funeral Service, Matthew Lucas Funeral Directors Ltd, Woods Funeral Service Dorchester. See the following link to find parking:

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About City

Dorchester is recognized for its association with Maiden Castle, one of the largest and most impressive Iron Age hillforts in Europe. The town is famous for its connection to Thomas Hardy, the renowned English novelist, and poet, who lived and set many of his novels in and around Dorchester. With a population of 20,633 people.

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How many funeral directors in Dorchester?

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

How much does a funeral cost in Dorchester?

The typical cost of funerals in Dorchester typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 19% and cremation accounting for 81% of the amount of funerals taking place in Dorchester. 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 'Wendy Harrington' 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 Floriscious (Located on , DORCHESTER DT1, Dorset) or Stems (Phone number 01305 262460) typically charge approximately between £97 up to £471 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 Jenny Greenhow Jewellery or visiting their store at Unit D2, Duck Farm Craft Workshops, Dorchester, Dorchester.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Dorchester?

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

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

Within 10 Miles off Dorchester 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 Dorchester: Weymouth 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:

Weymouth Crematorium, Quibo Lane DT4 0RR Phone: 01305 786984 with a fee of approximately £755 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 15 days.

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

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 Dorchester take place in care homes such as Glencairn House Residential Home or Castle View. 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 Dorchester?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Dorchester. As funeral directors in Dorchester 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 Dorchester.

Higher Ground Meadow located at Higher Ground Meadow DT2 0PA. Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground located at Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground DT11 0QY.
Where can you scatter ashes in Dorchester?
The Dorset 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 Dorset Council website. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Frome is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Dorchester near Dorset County Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Dorset County Hospital. If someone has recently died at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Dorchester?
The main newspaper in Dorchester is the Dorset Echo. This newspaper publishes obituaries and death notices of local residents, which often include details about the deceased's life, family, and community involvement. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Dorchester) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Dorchester?
Indeed, Rosy is capable of meeting your needs. Should you require assistance with a Jewish funeral, please feel free to reach out to us at 0800 260 6922
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Dorset?
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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester?
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 (Dorchester) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Dorchester?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Dorchester. 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 Dorchester Islamic Centre.