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Best 5 Funeral Directors in Rochester

Discover funeral directors located in Rochester. 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

Paul Hawden

Paul Hawden


43 Knights Rd, Medway, ME3 9DT

Open 24/7
Button Family Funeral Services

Button Family Funeral Services


417 - 419 High Street, Kent, ME4 4NU

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Walderslade

Co Op Funeralcare Walderslade


11 Ashdown House, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9LR

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Strood

Co Op Funeralcare Strood


15 High Street, Strood, Kent, ME2 4AB

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


You can use public transportation to reach Paul Hawden, Button Family Funeral Services, Co Op Funeralcare Walderslade, Co Op Funeralcare Strood. See the following link to find parking:

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Rochester is known for its stunning Rochester Cathedral, an impressive medieval structure with breathtaking architecture. The city is also famous for Rochester Castle, a magnificent Norman fortress that overlooks the River Medway. With a population of 66,452 people.

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How many funeral directors in Rochester?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 23 Funeral Directors in Rochester On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Rochester?

The typical cost of funerals in Rochester typically sits around £3692 with burial constituting 24% and cremation accounting for 76% of the amount of funerals taking place in Rochester. 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 'Vince Hawkes Rustic Celebrant' 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 Ginger Lily (Located on 162 High Street, ROCHESTER ME1 1EX, Kent) or Sweetpea & Olive (Phone number 01634 843024) typically charge approximately between £91 up to £462 for funeral flower arrangements.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Rochester?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Rochester), Paul Hawden and Button Family Funeral Services all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Rochester. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Rochester.

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

Within 10 Miles off Rochester there are 4 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 3 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Rochester: Vinters Park Crematorium, Thames View Crematorium & Cemetery, Medway 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:

Vinters Park Crematorium, Bearsted Road ME14 5LG Phone: 01622 602656 with a fee of approximately £841 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 18 days. Thames View Crematorium & Cemetery, Gravesend Road Shorne DA12 3JH Phone: 01474 823963 with a fee of approximately £860 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 13 days. Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane Blue Bell Hill ME5 9QU Phone: 01634 337744 with a fee of approximately £881 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 17 days.

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

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 Rochester take place in care homes such as Frindsbury Hall Nursing Home or Barchester Winchester House Care Centre. 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 Rochester?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Rochester. As funeral directors in Rochester 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 Rochester.

Deerton Natural Burial Ground located at Deerton Natural Burial Ground ME9 8QL. Herongate Wood located at Herongate Wood CM13 3SE.
Where can you scatter ashes in Rochester?
The Kent 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 Kent Council website. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Medway is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Rochester near Medway Community Healthcare?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Medway Community Healthcare. If someone has recently died at Medway Community Healthcare in Rochester then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Rochester?
The main newspaper is the Medway Messenger. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Medway Messenger allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Rochester) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Rochester?
Absolutely, in Rochester, 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 'Chatham Memorial Synagogue, Rochester' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Rochester there are 1 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Kent?
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 Rochester 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 Rochester?
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 Cossack Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2EF. 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 (Rochester) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Rochester?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Rochester. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam.