Arranging a Funeral

"I would like to thank you for your caring support and compassion.  You helped to make a difficult time slightly easier to bear.  With heartfelt thanks."   

Mrs. Sheila Williamson, Redhouse

There will be a number of decisions that you will need to make when planning a funeral.  Our funeral arrangers will be able to advise you and help you through this process by explaining to you the full range of services that we are able to provide.

John Duckworth Funeral Directors will make arrangements on your behalf with ministers, clergy, cemeteries and crematoria, as well as other third parties as required.  Our aim is to remove any burden from the families we serve during what is already a traumatic time.

Whatever service you require, John Duckworth Funeral Directors will provide a fully itemised estimate of costs.

Our experienced staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The links on this page will direct you to details of just some of the services we are able to offer you. 

When Someone Dies

If death occurs at home, a doctor should be contacted, after which we will take the deceased person into our care.


We work  with leading caterers to provide anything from cream tea to a full meal with waiter service.

Funeral Stationery
Funeral Stationery

From a simple design to something more complex, we can provide a range of stationery.


We are able to supply a wide variety of high quality, craftsman-made materials.

Funeral Chapel

 John Duckworth Service Chapel is a perfect location to hold any memorial or event in comfort and warmth.

Newspaper Notices

Place a notice in local, national, and internet news to keep friends and family informed.

Live Music
Live Music

We can work with professional musicians and choirs to create a funeral service more memorable.

Video and Photography

We can create a film using video footage and photographs to produce a lasting memory.


Whether it be a horse-drawn, vintage or a motorcycle hearse we can get you there in style!


There are many different types of floral arrangements to choose from.

Coffins and Caskets

We are able to supply almost any kind of coffin or casket, to suit every preference.

Doves and Balloons

Doves and balloons can be released as a special symbol of farewell.

John Duckworth Funeral Directors