Best 5 Funeral Directors in Durham

Discover funeral directors located in Durham. 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 Durham

Co Op Funeralcare Durham


98 Gilesgate, County Durham, DH1 1JA

Open 24/7
Framwellgate Moor Funeralcare

Framwellgate Moor Funeralcare


Priory Cottage, Finchale Road, County Durham, DH1 5JN

Open 24/7
N Alderson Funeral Director Ltd High St

N Alderson Funeral Director Ltd High St


118 High St South, County Durham, DH7 8EX

Open 24/7
N Alderson Funeral Director Ltd Flass Terrace

N Alderson Funeral Director Ltd Flass Terrace


McKenzie House, Flass Terrace, County Durham, DH7 7LD

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


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Durham is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral, a stunning medieval masterpiece. The city is also renowned for Durham Castle, an imposing Norman fortress that now houses Durham University. With a population of 51,837 people.

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How many funeral directors in Durham?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 7 Funeral Directors in Durham On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Durham?

The typical cost of funerals in Durham typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 21% and cremation accounting for 79% of the amount of funerals taking place in Durham. 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 'Unique Celebrant Ceremonies' 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 The Florist Shop (Located on 53 Carrhouse Drive, Newton Hall, DURHAM DH1 5LP, County Durham) or Elvet Flowers (Phone number 0191 3842160) typically charge approximately between £98 up to £455 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 Ashcroft Jewellery Design or visiting their store at Studio 1 Fowlers Yard, Durham.

The cost of a funeral can rise considerably if you choose to include a headstone, whether for a burial or cremation, with prices in Durham typically ranging from £1038 up to £2483 as per local providers. Drawing upon our local insights, we've compiled a list of 1 memorial masons in Durham. Please find the following details: Durham Stonemasonry & Restoration Address: Unit 1 Colliery Road, Bearpark, Durham, Durham, Durham, DH7 7AU. .

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Durham?

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

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

Within 10 Miles off Durham there are 3 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 3 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Durham: Wear Valley Crematorium, Durham Crematorium, Birtley 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:

Wear Valley Crematorium, Coundon DL14 8NR Phone: 01388 722606 with a fee of approximately £753 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 20 days. Durham Crematorium, South Road DH1 3TQ Phone: 0191 384 8677 with a fee of approximately £895 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 13 days. Birtley Crematorium, Windsor Road DH3 1PQ Phone: 01792 771008 with a fee of approximately £798 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 17 days.

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

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 21 % of all deaths in Durham take place in care homes. 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 Durham?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Durham. As funeral directors in Durham 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 Durham.

Woodland Cemetery Bishop Auckland located at Woodland Cemetery (Bishop Auckland) Middleton Road Bishop Auckland DL13 5RH. Seven Penny Meadow located at Seven Penny Meadow DH8 6BA.
Where can you scatter ashes in Durham?
The Durham County 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 Durham County Council website at As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Wear is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Durham near University Hospital of North Durham?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to University Hospital of North Durham. If someone has recently died at University Hospital of North Durham in Durham then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Durham?
The main newspaper is The Northern Echo. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Northern Echo allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Durham) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Durham?
Absolutely, in Durham, 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 'Durham & NE Liberal Jewish Community' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Durham there are 2 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in County Durham?
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 Durham who provide catering services for wakes?
Typically, funeral directors do not commonly provide catering services. Therefore we would recommend contacting a local catering company such as Ramside Event Ltd. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at Lancaster Rd, Gateshead NE11 9JR, United Kingdom, Durham, DH1 1TD. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Durham?
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 (Durham) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Durham?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Durham. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam.