Best 5 Funeral Directors in Shildon

Discover funeral directors located in Shildon. 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

Pennington Funeral Services

Pennington Funeral Services


18 Princes St, County Durham, DL14 7BB

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Shildon

Co Op Funeralcare Shildon


Elm Cottage, 85 Church Street, County Durham, DL4 1DT

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Newton Aycliffe

Co Op Funeralcare Newton Aycliffe


Oakcliffe Cottage, Macmillan Road, County Durham, DL5 4LH

Open 24/7
Co Op Funeralcare Bishop Auckland

Co Op Funeralcare Bishop Auckland


Fylands House, Tindale Crescent, County Durham, DL14 9AS

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


You can use public transportation to reach Pennington Funeral Services, Co Op Funeralcare Shildon, Co Op Funeralcare Newton Aycliffe, Co Op Funeralcare Bishop Auckland. See the following link to find parking:

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About City

Shildon is a town in County Durham, England, known for its railway heritage. The town is home to the Locomotion Railway Museum, which showcases the history of railways and houses historic locomotives. Shildon was also the birthplace of Timothy Hackworth, a prominent engineer in the early railway industry. With a population of 9,908 people.

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How many funeral directors in Shildon?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 12 Funeral Directors in Shildon On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Shildon?

The typical cost of funerals in Shildon typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 19% and cremation accounting for 81% of the amount of funerals taking place in Shildon. 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 Laura K Floral Design (Located on , SHILDON DL4, County Durham) or Lou's Blooms (Phone number 07593 578 788) typically charge approximately between £80 up to £451 for funeral flower arrangements.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Shildon?

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

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

Within 10 Miles off Shildon 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 Shildon: Wear Valley Crematorium, Durham Crematorium, Darlington 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 £950 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 15 days. Durham Crematorium, South Road DH1 3TQ Phone: 0191 384 8677 with a fee of approximately £781 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 19 days. Darlington Crematorium, Carmel Road North DL3 8RY Phone: 01325 388576 with a fee of approximately £858 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 16 days.

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

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 Shildon take place in care homes such as Redworth House Care Home or Holly Lodge 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 Shildon?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Shildon. As funeral directors in Shildon 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 Shildon.

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 Shildon?
The County Durham 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 County Durham Council website. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Skerne is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Shildon near Shildon Health Centre?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Shildon Health Centre. If someone has recently died at Shildon Health Centre in Shildon then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Shildon?
The main newspaper for Shildon is the Northern Echo. This newspaper publishes obituaries and death notices of local residents, which usually include a photograph of the deceased and information about the funeral arrangements. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Shildon) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Shildon?
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 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 Shildon 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 Shildon?
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 (Shildon) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Shildon?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Shildon. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam.