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Find funeral directors in Tyne and Wear
If you’re looking for funeral directors in Tyne and Wear, our directory is made to help you. You can find well-known names like Co-op and Dignity, alongside independent family-run funeral homes. Our listings cover the whole area, from Whitley Bay to Sunderland and from South Shields to Rowlands Gill. So, wherever you’re based, you’ll be able to find a funeral director that suits you.
Planning a funeral in Tyne and Wear
There are lots of options for funerals in Tyne and Wear, with crematoriums and cemeteries throughout the area. And although there are no woodland burial grounds in Tyne and Wear itself, there are 3 in the surrounding countryside. For religious services, Tyne and Wear has many places of worship including churches, gurdwaras, mosques, synagogues and temples.
Why compare Tyne and Wear funeral directors?
Funeral costs across Tyne and Wear vary depending on the type of service you choose and the funeral director you go with. That’s why it’s important to compare prices and make an informed decision. If you want to plan an affordable funeral in Tyne and Wear, our directory makes it easy to compare the costs all in one place.
Find a Tyne and Wear crematorium
If you’re planning a cremation, there are several crematoriums in Tyne and Wear, including:
- Birtley Crematorium (Gateshead Council)
- Saltwell Crematorium (Gateshead Council)
- South Shields Crematorium (South Tyneside Council)
- Sunderland Crematorium (Sunderland City Council)
- Tynemouth Crematorium (North Tyneside Council)
- West Road Crematorium Newcastle Upon Tyne (Newcastle City Council)
- Whitley Bay Crematorium (North Tyneside Council)
Find a cemetery or burial ground in Tyne and Wear
There are numerous council-run cemeteries in Tyne and Wear. These include:
- Benton Cemetery (North Tyneside Council)
- Bishopwearmouth Cemetery (Sunderland City Council)
- Gateshead East Cemetery (Gateshead Council)
- Harton Cemetery (South Tyneside Council)
- Jarrow Cemetery (South Tyneside Council)
- Preston Cemetery (North Tyneside Council)
- Saltwell Cemetery, has a designated section for Muslim burials, and a section for babies and children (Gateshead Council)
- Sunderland Cemetery, also known as Grangetown Cemetery (Sunderland City Council)
- Washington Cemetery, also known as Washington Village Cemetery (Sunderland City Council)
- West Road Cemetery (Newcastle City Council)
If you’re thinking of a natural burial, there are 3 options a little way outside Tyne and Wear:
- Northumbrian Woodland Burials is 25 miles north of Newcastle Upon Tyne (privately run)
- Bluehouse Woodland Burials is 20 miles South of Sunderland (privately run)
- Seven Penny Meadow is 15 miles west of Gateshead (privately run)
You can find more details about cemetery and crematorium listings on your local council website. You can find out who your local council is here.
Find funeral wake venues in Tyne and Wear
You might choose to host the wake at your house, or at a local pub or community centre. Alternatively, if you’re looking to hire a venue, you can find a selection of pubs, restaurants and other Tyne and Wear wake venues for hire.
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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.