Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Guide to Funeral Directors in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Newcastle-upon-Tyne covers an area of 44 square miles, with nearly 300,000 inhabitants, making it the most populated city in the North East. Around two dozen funeral directors in Newcastle cater to the needs of bereaved families and individuals, providing burials, cremations and memorial services.

Over half of the population of Newcastle is Christian, according to the 2011 census. Funeral directors provide services for different Christian denominations, including Roman Catholic and Anglican.

A good number of Newcastle residents follow other major faiths such as Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism. Some of the funeral homes in Newcastle may be able to cater to these religious requirements for funerals. The city has two synagogues; the Newcastle Reform Synagogue and United Hebrew Congregation of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Graham Park Road. There are 15 mosques in the city, including the Newcastle Muslim Centre and Heaton Mosque and Islamic Centre.

In addition, with roughly 16 per cent of the population identifying as having no religion, funeral directors in Newcastle may be experienced in providing secular funeral services.

Newcastle’s town council manages 10 cemeteries such as All Saints and Elswick/St John’s. West Road Cemetery has the only municipal crematorium.

Newcastle funeral directors are evenly spread across the city, from Arlington Avenue to Dundrum Road. With Funeral Zone’s funeral directors listings, you can easily pinpoint the nearest funeral home to you. Simply search using your postcode or area, then order results by best rated, most reviewed or nearest to you to compare local funeral services. Click on a funeral director’s profile to learn more about the services they provide, read independent customer reviews, and find out how to contact them to discuss funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Nearest Funeral Directors (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Latest Verified Reviews

Jaime Amezaga 2018-12-14 19:03:21

Mark Wait is a hidden jewel amongst the funeral services. Run strictly as a family business, you will not get better personalised treatment and value for money anywhere else. Mark and Kelsey made what was a daunting and onerous task look easy. In the middle of a difficult moment it was a real pleasure working with them designing my late wife’s funeral. They catered perfectly for all our needs and understood exactly the spirit we wanted for the event. Their suggestions were always spot on. Everything was delivered exactly as agreed. Thanks to them my family and our friends were able to participate in a very special farewell.

Kelly Ann Mather 2018-11-23 19:46:56

When it came to planning a funeral for my late father, my brother and I contacted Mark Wait. I had never had to organise a funeral before, so I didn't know where to start. Mark visited us at my home and talked us through, step by step what would happen and what we needed to do. There wasn't a question or query that Mark couldn't answer or help with. Mark was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He regularly contacted us with updates or to check in, to see if we needed help with anything. It was so comforting to know we had a funeral director that we could rely on and I can't thank him enough. I would highly recommend Mark Wait funeral service.

Sally Bird 2018-11-15 18:27:31

Mark's service was excellent. He was discreet and thoughtful when taking my husband's body at a time when I felt very vulnerabl;e. All his discussions with me were conducted with great tact and kindness. When my daughter visited his chapel of rest she commented on the peaceful atmosphere and the helpful staff. His arrangements on the day of the funeral were immaculate and helped at a difficult. time. His planning was meticulous and every step was clearly explained.

Paula Ann Andrews 2018-11-06 15:25:13

Mark was lovely and made things so easy through such a distressing time. Thank you so much.

Keith Joseph Laidlaw 2018-11-04 18:07:48

Right from the initial meeting with Mark Waite through to the completion of the funeral service itself I can only speak in the highest terms of his professional and caring way in which he dealt with my mothers funeral. I was kept informed at each and every stage of what was happening and when happening. I would not hesitate to recommend his services.