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Find funeral directors in Dorchester, Dorset

We’re here to help you find the right Dorchester funeral home. Our directory includes a wide selection of funeral directors, ranging from independents to well-known names such as Co-op. We have listings for funeral directors throughout Dorchester, as well as local towns like Poundbury and Weymouth. You’ll also see prices and locations, so it’s easy to find an option to suit you.

Plan a funeral in Dorchester

There are options for religious and non-religious Dorchester funerals. The town has several churches that follow different kinds of Christianity, plus lots of potential wake venues such as pubs and restaurants. There’s a mosque in nearby Weymouth, as well as a crematorium that can cater to Humanist or civil funerals.

Are you arranging a woodland burial in Dorchester? The council-run Poundbury Cemetery maintains a wildflower meadow for green burials. There’s also a privately run natural burial ground close by called Higher Ground Meadow. You’ll find it on the A356, near the village of Corscombe.

Why compare Dorchester funeral homes?

If you compare costs and services, you’ll know you’re getting the help you need at a price that suits your budget. For instance, if you want an affordable cremation in Dorchester, you can check the price under ‘unattended funeral’ in our listings. This shows you the cost of a direct cremation without a funeral service.

Find a Dorchester crematorium

There’s no crematorium in Dorchester. However, there are several within Dorset. The closest is Weymouth Crematorium. There’s also:

Find a Dorchester cemetery or burial ground

Dorchester Town Council manages 3 cemeteries in the town. You can visit the council’s website to find more information about them.

The cemeteries are:

  • Fordington Cemetery
  • Poundbury Cemetery – has dedicated areas for children, green burials and people of Islamic faith
  • Weymouth Avenue Cemetery – also known as ‘Dorchester Cemetery’

Find places for a wake in Dorchester

As a large town, Dorchester has lots of venues that could be good for a wake or funeral reception. You could book a hotel function room, for instance, or a favourite pub or cafe. You could even hold the wake at home.

Take a look at these funeral wake venues in Dorchester to help you plan a celebration of life.

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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.