Say a fitting farewell in Sunderland

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 Sunderland Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Deeanna, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

A Sunderland 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 Hendon, Millfield, Southwick 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 Sunderland

A memorial bench at a local park is a great way to pay tribute to your loved one in Sunderland, while a memorial tree planted at Sunderland Crematorium is a beautiful and poignant place to gather to remember your loved one.

Unique wake venues in Sunderland

Cheer for the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light, enjoy a picnic at the sprawling, beautiful Roker Park, or have a few drinks at the unique and modern Art Centre Washington as you celebrate the life of your loved one in Sunderland.

Where to scatter ashes in Sunderland

Enjoy a stroll on Roker Beach, walk along the River Wear, or enjoy a day at the North Pennines' diverse nature and wildlife, and scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that is special to them.

Find Your Funeral Directors in Sunderland

Sunderland is a city located in the borough of Tyne and Wear in England. Located near the mouth of the River Wear, Sunderland is known for its Port and was the largest shipbuilding town globally, building ships on the Wear from 1346. The local football team Sunderland A.F.C. has a large loyal following, attracting fans to their matches during the football season.

Sunderland council runs Sunderland Crematorium located in Bishopwearmouth Chapel and several cemeteries such as Bishopwearmouth Cemetery, Easington Lane Cemetery and Washington Cemetery.

You can find Southwick Cemetery on Wembley Road and Sunderland Cemetery, also known as Grangetown, at 28 Kitchener Terrace.

There are also many places of natural beauty should you consider scattering your loved one’s ashes in Sunderland, such as the River Wear.

How much does a funeral and cremation cost in Sunderland

The average cost of a funeral in Sunderland is £3,860, but costs can vary depending on the type of funeral you wish to arrange. This is one of the higher costs for funeral services in the North East of England. Funeral directors offer a wide range of services in Sunderland, such as burials, natural burials and direct cremation.

Areas we cover in Sunderland

We can arrange a meaningful cremation across Sunderland, including Barnes, Castle, Shiney Row, Washington Central, Southwick, Washington, Bishopwearmouth and Ryhope.

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 Sunderland.

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

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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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019 1574 0092
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