Say a fitting farewell in Durham

Arrange a local direct cremation from £895, with the help of our award-winning team. So you can say goodbye at a time and place that feel right.

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The service was excellent and you would not get better by going to a high street funeral director and paying 2 or 3 times as much. We couldn’t have asked for a better send off for our brother.
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Terry, funeral customer

Do it your way

Create the send-off you want, when you’re ready. With more time to grieve, plan, and get everyone together.

It’s simpler

Cut the extra fuss and burden of a traditional funeral. Things like a hearse, an organist, or arranging parking.

It’s cheaper

We’re 4x cheaper than the average traditional UK funeral, saving you thousands.

A Durham Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Deeanna, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

A Durham Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Losing a loved one is hard. To make things a little easier, we'll pair you up with someone in our team.

With experience across Belmont, Durham South, Brandon, Sherburn, Willington and Hunwick and beyond, they’ll listen to what you want and need, answer your questions and guide you through everything.

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Direct cremation.
It’s a funeral done your way.

Direct cremation is simply a cremation without a funeral service. It’s fast becoming the choice of families who want to choose how and where they say goodbye to their loved one, at a time that’s right for them.

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We arrange the cremation

Wherever you are in England and Wales, we’ll bring your loved one to our chapel of rest. Then complete all the paperwork and arrange the cremation.

On the day

We’ll transport them to a local crematorium and carry out a cremation you don’t attend. We’re always available if you need a chat.

We hand-deliver the ashes

We deliver your loved one’s ashes in your choice of urn, or scatter them for you. We can also give ideas and advice on arranging a fitting send-off.

We met up with family and said goodbye together in our way. The way mum wanted. Fantastic value, fantastic staff, fantastic company that’s with you every step of the way.

Jenny, who arranged a funeral with farewill

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Planning your own reception or memorial

Instead of a funeral service, a memorial can give you the chance to come together with friends and family and celebrate your loved one’s life. If this is something you’re considering, these ideas from our team could help you get started.

Memorial ideas in Durham

Pay tribute to your loved one with a plaque in Durham’s memorial garden, or an entry in the Book of Remembrance at Durham Crematorium.

Unique wake venues in Durham

Take a picnic basket to Old Durham Gardens or Ushaw historic house and gardens, or enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery of Blast Beach as you celebrate the life of your loved one in Durham.

Where to scatter ashes in Durham

Take a walk along the woodland trails of the North Pennines, or spend the day at Seaham Beach to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that is special to them in Durham.

Find Your Funeral Directors in Durham

Durham is a city in northeast England, south of Newcastle upon Tyne. North of Durham castle is the 13th century, medieval Crook Hall that is home to gardens and the circular Crook Hall Maze. Meanwhile, south of the river is Durham University’s Botanic Garden with tropical plants and woodland. Durham is also home to the Oriental Museum that shows Asian, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern artefacts.

The main cemetery and Durham Crematorium are on a site that spans about seven and a half hectares. The floral display is also a haven for wildlife and birds, and the cemetery itself has won a Green Flag Award. 

Other cemeteries in Durham include Castleside Cemetery, Moorside Cemetery, Ropery Lane Cemetery, and Sacriston Cemetery. 

Durham is also home to a few areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the High Force waterfall in upper Teesdale, which is a spectacular natural wonder that is only made more dramatic by the nearby Low Force. Meanwhile, Hamsterley Forest is nestled between Teesdale and Weardale in the Durham Dales and is a vast 200-acre forest with a network of trails suitable for a memorial walk.

There are many places of natural beauty should you consider scattering your loved one’s ashes in Durham.

How Much Funerals and Cremations Cost in Durham

The average cost of a funeral in Durham is roughly £3,800. Cremation with a service is cheaper, costing on average £3,200, and burial will set you back around £4,000. These prices are lower than the average cost of a funeral in the UK.

It’s worth noting that the price of a funeral can vary depending on the type of funeral you choose to arrange. You could expect to pay a lot less with a direct cremation.

There are several services available from funeral directors in Durham including burials, natural burials, and cremation. We’ll help you arrange a meaningful direct cremation in Durham.

Areas We Cover in Durham

We can arrange a meaningful cremation across Durham, including, Belmont, Brandon, Durham South, Hunwick, Sherburn and Willington.

We’ll bring your loved one into our care, no matter the distance, arrange the cremation and hand-deliver their ashes back to you anywhere in Durham.

Our local experts can also help you find somewhere to hold a memorial service in Durham.

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Create a meaningful funeral today

We’ve helped thousands of families deal with life’s toughest moments, and we’re here to support you whenever you need.

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