Best 5 Funeral Directors in Gateshead

Discover funeral directors located in Gateshead. 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

Peter Johnson Funeral Directors Hartleyburn Avenue

Peter Johnson Funeral Directors Hartleyburn Avenue


1 Hartleyburn Avenue, Tyne & Wear, NE31 2NJ

Open 24/7
High Heaton Funeralcare

High Heaton Funeralcare


9-11 Benton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7DR

Open 24/7
Bush Funeral Directors

Bush Funeral Directors


79-83 Old Durham Road, Tyne and Wear, NE8 4BJ

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Westerhope

Co Op Funeralcare Westerhope


Westfield House, Newbiggin Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE5 1LX

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


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About City

Gateshead is recognized for the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge spanning the River Tyne. The town is also known for the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, housed in a converted flour mill. The death rate in Gateshead is 2,288 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 122,088 people.

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How many funeral directors in Gateshead?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 46 Funeral Directors in Gateshead On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Gateshead?

The typical cost of funerals in Gateshead typically sits around £1957 with burial constituting 16% and cremation accounting for 84% of the amount of funerals taking place in Gateshead. 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 5th Avenue Flowers (Located on 5 Valley Parade, Team Valley, GATESHEAD NE11 0EN, Tyne and Wear) or Marjories Florist (Phone number 0191 4691246) typically charge approximately between £98 up to £462 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 Ernest Jones or visiting their store at 36 - 38 Cameron Walk, Metro Centre, Gateshead.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Gateshead?

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

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

Within 10 Miles off Gateshead there are 8 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 3 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Gateshead: Whitley Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, West Road Crematorium, Tynemouth 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:

Whitley Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, Blyth Road NE26 4NH with a fee of approximately £876 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 17 days. West Road Crematorium, West Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2JL Phone: 0191 211 6941 with a fee of approximately £793 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 13 days. Tynemouth Crematorium, Walton Avenue NE29 9NJ Phone: 0191 643 6070 with a fee of approximately £725 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 17 days.

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

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 Gateshead take place in care homes such as Craigielea Community Nursing Home or Barchester South Chowdene Care Home. 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 Gateshead?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Gateshead. As funeral directors in Gateshead 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 Gateshead.

Seven Penny Meadow located at Seven Penny Meadow DH8 6BA. Belsay Woodland Burial Ground located at Belsay Woodland Burial Ground NE20 0DX.
Where can you scatter ashes in Gateshead?
The Gateshead Metropolitan 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 Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council website at As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Tyne is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Gateshead near Queen Elizabeth Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. If someone has recently died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Gateshead?
The main newspaper is The Chronicle. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Chronicle allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Gateshead) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Gateshead?
Absolutely, in Gateshead, 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 'Gateshead Jewish Academy for Girls' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Gateshead there are 4 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Tyne and Wear?
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 Gateshead 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 Angels Delights Buffet Catering. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at 172-174 Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead, NE8 4DU. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Gateshead?
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 (Gateshead) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Gateshead?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Gateshead. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam.