Best 5 Funeral Directors in Wakefield

Discover funeral directors located in Wakefield. 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

Howarth Funeral Service Thornes

Howarth Funeral Service Thornes


125 Denby Dale Road, West Yorkshire, WF2 8EB

Open 24/7
Howarth Funeral Service Flanshaw

Howarth Funeral Service Flanshaw


160 Alverthorpe Road, West Yorkshire, WF2 9PY

Open 24/7
Horbury Road Funeralcare Wakefield

Horbury Road Funeralcare Wakefield


184 Horbury Road, West Yorkshire, WF2 8BQ

Open 24/7
Horbury Funeralcare Inc S Robertshaw Funeral Directors

Horbury Funeralcare Inc S Robertshaw Funeral Directors


25 Queen Street, Wakefield, WF4 6LP

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


You can use public transportation to reach Howarth Funeral Service Thornes, Howarth Funeral Service Flanshaw, Horbury Road Funeralcare Wakefield, Horbury Funeralcare Inc S Robertshaw Funeral Directors. See the following link to find parking:

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

About City

Wakefield is famous for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, an outdoor museum that displays contemporary sculptures in a picturesque landscape. The city is also recognized for the stunning Wakefield Cathedral, a prominent architectural landmark. The death rate in Wakefield is 3,661 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 104,757 people.

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How many funeral directors in Wakefield?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 24 Funeral Directors in Wakefield On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Wakefield?

The typical cost of funerals in Wakefield typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 16% and cremation accounting for 84% of the amount of funerals taking place in Wakefield. 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 Simply Flowers (Located on 61 Northgate, WAKEFIELD WF1 3BP, West Yorkshire) or Flowers at St John's (Phone number 01924 369213) typically charge approximately between £77 up to £460 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 PANDORA Wakefield or visiting their store at G50 Trinity Walk, Wakefield.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Wakefield?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Wakefield), Howarth Funeral Service Thornes and Howarth Funeral Service Flanshaw all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Wakefield. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Wakefield.

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

Within 10 Miles off Wakefield 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 Wakefield: Wakefield Crematorium, Pontefract Crematorium, Dewsbury Moor 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 £914 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 £775 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 16 days. Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, Heckmondwike Road WF13 3PL Phone: 01484 456999 with a fee of approximately £875 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 14 days.

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

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 Wakefield take place in care homes such as Carr Gate Care Home or West Ridings 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 Wakefield?
Yes there is 2 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Wakefield. As funeral directors in Wakefield 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 Wakefield.

The Meadow Cemetery located at The Meadow Cemetery DN5 0LP. Rose Hill Natural Burial Ground located at Rose Hill Natural Burial Ground Rose Hill Natural Burial Ground 161, Birkby Hall Road HD2 2BS.
Where can you scatter ashes in Wakefield?
The Wakefield Metropolitan District 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 Wakefield Metropolitan District Council website at As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Calder is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Wakefield near Pinderfields Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Pinderfields Hospital. If someone has recently died at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Wakefield?
The main newspaper is the Wakefield Express. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Wakefield Express allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Wakefield) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Wakefield?
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 Wakefield 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 Deli Central. Via email at Visiting their Kitchen/Office located at 20 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3AA, Wakefield, WF1 3AA. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Wakefield?
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 (Wakefield) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Wakefield?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Wakefield. 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 Wakefield Central Jamia Masjid and Madressa Arabia Islamia, Masjid Zakariya, Masjid Ghausia and Teaching Centre.