Best 5 Funeral Directors in Pontefract

Discover funeral directors located in Pontefract. 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

Pontefract Funeralcare The Wool Market

Pontefract Funeralcare The Wool Market


Salters Row, The Wool Market, West Yorkshire, WF8 1AZ

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Knottingley

Co Op Funeralcare Knottingley


22 Weeland Road, West Yorkshire, WF11 8AH

Open 24/7
C E Ashton Son Pontefract

C E Ashton Son Pontefract


14 Wakefield Road, West Yorkshire, WF8 4HN

Open 24/7
C E Ashton Son Castleford

C E Ashton Son Castleford


2 Churchfield Lane, Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire, WF10 4BP

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


You can use public transportation to reach Pontefract Funeralcare The Wool Market, Co Op Funeralcare Knottingley, C E Ashton Son Pontefract, C E Ashton Son Castleford. See the following link to find parking:

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About City

Pontefract is famous for its association with the historic Pontefract Castle, a ruined medieval fortress known for its connections to English history and the infamous Pontefract Cakes. The town is also renowned for its annual Pontefract Liquorice Festival, celebrating the town's traditional ties to liquorice production. With a population of 30,221 people.

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How many funeral directors in Pontefract?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 13 Funeral Directors in Pontefract On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Pontefract?

The typical cost of funerals in Pontefract typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 17% and cremation accounting for 83% of the amount of funerals taking place in Pontefract. 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 'True To You Celebrancy' 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 Passion Flowers (Located on 18-22 Wakefield Road, PONTEFRACT WF8 4HN, West Yorkshire) or Ackroyds Florist (Phone number 01977 703727) typically charge approximately between £85 up to £464 for funeral flower arrangements.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Pontefract?

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

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

Within 10 Miles off Pontefract there are 2 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 2 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Pontefract: Wakefield Crematorium, Pontefract 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:

Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Lane WF4 3JA Phone: 01924 307446 with a fee of approximately £777 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 18 days. Pontefract Crematorium, Wakefield Road WF8 4HA Phone: 01977 723455 with a fee of approximately £888 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 16 days.

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

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 Pontefract take place in care homes such as Hemsworth Park Care Home or Carleton Court. 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 Pontefract?
Yes there is 1 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Pontefract. As funeral directors in Pontefract 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 Pontefract.

The Meadow Cemetery located at The Meadow Cemetery DN5 0LP.
Where can you scatter ashes in Pontefract?
The West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire Council website. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Aire is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Pontefract near Pontefract Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Pontefract Hospital. If someone has recently died at Pontefract Hospital in Pontefract then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Pontefract?
The main newspaper is the Pontefract & Castleford Express. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Pontefract & Castleford Express allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Pontefract) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Pontefract?
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 West Yorkshire?
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 Pontefract 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 A&S Catering Services. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at The Grove Hall, Pontefract, WF9 3QF. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Pontefract?
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 (Pontefract) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Pontefract?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Pontefract. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam.