Say a fitting farewell in Newcastle

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 Newcastle Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Deeanna, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

A Newcastle 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 Arthur's Hill, Byker, Elswick, Manor Park, Benwell & Scotswood 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 Newcastle

Pay tribute to your loved one with a dedicated memorial plaque in West Road Crematorium, immortalise their name in the Book of Remembrance or dedicate a memorial leaf to them.

Unique wake venues in Newcastle

Cheer on Newcastle at the Nine bar, walk around the Town Moor, or enjoy a picnic at Long Sands Beach and celebrate the life of your loved one with a meaningful and unique wake.

Where to scatter ashes in Newcastle

Take a walk alongside the River Tyne, stroll through a meadow at the North Pennines, or visit the Garden of Remembrance at West Road Crematorium to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that was special to them.

Find Your Funeral directors in Newcastle 

Newcastle is an English city in the North-East of England sitting on the River Tyne’s north bank. Developed on a Roman settlement its economy initially relied on its port, having one of the world’s largest ship and building repair centres. These days it is more diverse, known as a tourist spot for its beautiful bridges and wonderful churches. 

There are sixteen churches within the Newcastle area, including the Destiny Church, St George’s Parish, and St Gabriel’s in Heaton. There are several cemeteries and crematoriums in the city, like the West Road Crematorium featuring two chapels and a Garden of Remembrance. Newcastle Crematorium is set in 12 acres of peaceful gardens and grounds. 

There are also many places of natural beauty should you consider scattering your loved one’s ashes in Newcastle, like the River Tyne and the North Pennines. 

How much funerals and cremations cost in Newcastle 

The average cost of a funeral in Newcastle is around £3,700. It is more expensive for burial than a cremation, with costs of burial averaging £4,600 in the North East of England.

While the cost of a funeral is lower in Newcastle than in other parts of the UK, the exact cost will vary depending on the type of funeral that you wish to arrange. 

We’ll help you arrange a meaningful direct cremation in Newcastle today.

Areas we cover in Newcastle 

We can arrange a meaningful cremation across Newcastle including Gateshead, North Tyneside, Kingston Park, Byker, Elswick, Gosforth, Walkergate and Wingrove.

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 Newcastle.

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

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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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