Say a fitting farewell in York

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 York Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Deeanna, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

A York 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 Guildhall, Heworth, Westfield, Clifton, Fishergate 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.

Where to scatter ashes in York

Enjoy a visit to the River Ouse, the Country Estates of the Howardian Hills, or the diverse landscape of Nidderdale to scatter your loved one’s ashes in a place that is special to them.

Unique wake venues in York

Enjoy a cruise on the River Ouse, have a picnic at Rowntree Park, or immerse yourself in medieval history in Barley Hall as you celebrate the life of your loved one.

Memorial ideas in York

Pay tribute to your loved one with a dedicated memorial bench in a York park, memorial daffodils planted along the Bar Walls, or a dedicated memorial tree planted in their honour.

Find Your Funeral Directors in York

York is a walled city founded by the ancient Romans. It is home to a large 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, that is known for its medieval stained-glass windows and 2 bell towers that are still functioning to this day. The city walls provide a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse. 

There are several cemeteries and crematoria in and around York such as West Pennine Remembrance Park, Haslingden Cemetery, Accrington Cemetery and Crematoria, and Hyndburn Cemetery.

York is a city rich in history and with a number of notable beauty spots. Castle Howard, for example, is just a 3-minute drive northeast of York and is set amid 1,000 acres of well-maintained parkland. Castle Howard is home to many treasures and antiquities and is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular country estates in the UK. Its elegant, decadent rooms contain paintings, period furniture, carvings, and costumes, as well as beautiful vases and statues. The outside of the castle is just as exquisite as the inside, with an impressive family mausoleum, obelisk, the famous Temple of the Four Winds, and even a pyramid.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is part of the National Trail Network, and takes you through the lovely North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds, which reaches heights of up to 800 feet.

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

How Much Funerals and Cremations Cost in York

While the cost of arranging a funeral in York will depend on what type of funeral arrangements you make, the average cost of a burial is around £4,800 while cremations will cost around £3,900. The average cost of a funeral in Yorkshire and the Humber is around £4,200.

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 York including burials, natural burials, and cremation. We’ll help you arrange a meaningful direct cremation in York.

Areas We Cover in York

We can arrange a meaningful cremation across Ipswich including, Clifton, FIshergate, Guildhall, Heworth and Westfield.

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 York.

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

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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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