Best 5 Funeral Directors in Reading

Discover funeral directors located in Reading. 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

Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors Reading

Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors Reading


21 School Road, Berkshire, RG31 5AR

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Tilehurst

Co Op Funeralcare Tilehurst


104 School Road, Tilehurst, Berkshire, RG30 1EA

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Caversham

Co Op Funeralcare Caversham


42 Church Street, Berkshire, RG4 8AU

Open 24/7
Earley Funeralcare

Earley Funeralcare


572 Wokingham Road, Earley, Berkshire, RG6 7JD

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


You can use public transportation to reach Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors Reading, Co Op Funeralcare Tilehurst, Co Op Funeralcare Caversham, Earley Funeralcare. See the following link to find parking:

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

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Reading is known for its annual Reading Festival, a major music event that draws crowds from around the world. The city is also home to the historic Reading Abbey ruins, once one of the most important religious sites in England. The death rate in Reading is 1,222 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 229,274 people.

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How many funeral directors in Reading?

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

How much does a funeral cost in Reading?

The typical cost of funerals in Reading typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 15% and cremation accounting for 85% of the amount of funerals taking place in Reading. 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 'The Perfect Celebrant' 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 7 Flowers & Tea (Located on 4 Cross Street, READING RG1 1SN, Berkshire) or Flowers by Cherie (Phone number 0118 9473702) typically charge approximately between £75 up to £461 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 Woodley Goldsmiths or visiting their store at 55 Crockhamwell Rd, Woodley, Reading.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Reading?

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

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

Within 10 Miles off Reading 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 Reading: Reading Crematorium, Easthampstead Park Cemetery and 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:

Reading Crematorium, All Hallows Road RG4 5LP Phone: 0118 937 2200 with a fee of approximately £835 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 14 days. Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Nine Mile Road RG40 3DW Phone: 01344 420314 with a fee of approximately £822 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 13 days.

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

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 23 % of all deaths in Reading take place in care homes such as Cleeve Lodge Ltd or The Grange. 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 Reading?
Yes there is 7 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 40 miles radius off Reading. As funeral directors in Reading 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 3 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 40 miles off Reading.

Michael's Wood Burial Ground located at Michael's Wood Burial Ground SP4 0DR. Westmill Woodland Burial Ground CIC located at Westmill Woodland Burial Ground CIC B4508. South Downs Natural Burial Site located at South Downs Natural Burial Site GU32 1HR.
Where can you scatter ashes in Reading?
The Reading 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 Reading Borough Council website at As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Thames and River Kennet is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Reading near Royal Berkshire Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Royal Berkshire Hospital. If someone has recently died at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Reading?
The main newspaper is the Reading Chronicle. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Reading Chronicle allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Reading) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Reading?
Absolutely, in Reading, 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 'Reading Hebrew Congregation' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Reading there are 3 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Berkshire?
Indeed, several funeral directors in Reading specialise in Hindu funerals with the majority of ceremonies conducted in temples such as Reading Hindu Temple.
Are there any Funeral Directors in Reading 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 Constant Catering Services. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at Cedar Court, Reading, RG2 0NS. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Reading?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. The funeral ceremony itself typically takes place at the Sikh temple at 234 London Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 1AH. However, the decision on the choice of temple, home, or any other location is entirely up to you. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Reading) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Reading?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Reading. 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 Markaz Salafi, Jamme Masjid Reading, Jamia Khulafa-e-Rashidin Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat Islamic Centre.