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Find funeral directors in Dorset

Are you planning a funeral in Dorset? We’re here to help. Use our directory to help organise the right send-off for you.

Our listings cover the whole of Dorset including Poole, Gillingham, Shaftsbury, Weymouth and more. With our listings, you can find and compare independent funeral homes to nationwide names like Co-op and Dignity. Use our website to look at your options carefully before making the best choice for you.

From low-cost funeral options, like direct cremations to more extravagant celebrations of life, our website has all your choices in one place.

Planning a funeral in Dorset

You’ve got a wide range of options if you’re planning a funeral in Dorset. There are 4 crematoriums in the county along with several cemeteries, including 4 natural burial sites.

For religious services, you’ll find plenty of churches, chapels, and mosques across Dorset. Within the county, you will find gurdwara’s, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Buddhist Temples. There is a synagogue in Bournemouth and a Quaker Meeting House in Dorchester.

Your local funeral director will be able to offer more detail, using their local knowledge and expertise in planning funerals in Dorset.

Not sure where to start with planning a funeral? Use our step-by-step guide to arranging a funeral.

Why compare Dorset funeral directors?

Funeral costs in Dorset vary depending on the type of service when it takes place and the funeral director you choose. In fact, funeral directors’ fees typically make up around one-third of funeral costs – so comparing options could help you to save hundreds of pounds.

For instance, a direct cremation in Dorset will cost a lot less than a large celebration of life. That’s why it’s important to compare prices.

If you want to plan an affordable funeral in Dorset, our directory makes it easy to compare costs all in one place.

Find a crematorium in Dorset

If you’re planning a cremation, you can choose from these Dorset crematoriums:

Find a cemetery or burial ground in Dorset

For burials, these are some of the Dorset cemeteries and burial grounds you can choose from:

  • Dorchester Cemetery, Dorchester (council-led)
  • Wimborne Road Cemetery, Bournemouth (council-led)
  • Boscombe East Cemetery, Bournemouth (council-led)
  • Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Weymouth
  • Poundbury Cemetery, Dorchester
  • Parkstone Cemetery, Poole
  • Christchurch Cemetery, Christchurch

If you’re planning an eco-friendly funeral, these burial grounds offer woodland burials:

  • Dorset Downs Natural Burial Ground, Dorchester
  • Poole and Wimborne Woodland Burial Ground, Poole
  • Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground, Christchurch
  • Harbour View Woodland Burial Ground, Poole

Find funeral wake venues in Dorset

You may choose to host the wake at home. Alternatively, for a larger venue, you may wish to use a local pub or community centre. Your funeral director will be able to talk to you about your options.

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We recommend taking some time to look into the different cemeteries and crematoriums listed above before you make your choice. You can find more information through their websites or by reading independent reviews. This will help you to find the best option to meet your needs.