Funeral Directors in Gwent
Looking for funeral directors in Gwent? If so, then you’ll be able to find the people to help you plan and organise a funeral for your loved one right here. They can help you through the process and make it as simple and stress-free as possible.
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Highly rated Funeral Directors in Gwent
There is a wide range of funeral directors in Gwent, all of which can be found on Thomson Local. These funeral directors come highly recommended by people who live and work in the local community and have used their services before, all of which means that you’ll find reviews and ratings that you know you can trust.
J Pidgeon & Son Ltd2 2 5029 2022 6604539 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF51BDMore Info
S A Evans Funeral Directors1 1 501432 81800323-24 Gaol Street, Hereford, HR12HUMore Info
Ian Watts & Son1 1 501594 56254326 Ridgeway, Yorkley, Lydney, GL154SEMore Info
Ian Watts & Son Ltd4 4 501291 420972168 Newport Road, Caldicot, NP264AAMore Info
D J Thomas & Son Funeral Directors1 1 501443 8875714 Hanbury Square, Bargoed, CF818QQMore Info
Bayley Brothers Dignity Plc1 1 501432 27246517-19 Cotterell Street, Hereford, HR40HHMore Info
Michael G Ryan Son & Daughters Ltd4 4 301633 854522106-108 Malpas Rd, Newport, NP205PLMore Info
Caerphilly Funeral Services Ltd1 1 1029 2086 2100Parc Avenue Funeral Home, Caerphilly, CF833AZMore Info
Green Willow Funerals01633 855350Pillmawr Road, Newport, NP206WNMore Info
Clevedon Funeral Services01275 34147841 Old Street, Clevedon, BS216DAMore Info
Ernest Heal & Sons Funeral Directors01594 843382Autumn Leaves Funeral Home, Lydney, GL155LUMore Info
Abergavenny Funeralcare01873 853151Castle Street, Abergavenny, NP75EEMore Info
Albert E Hicks Ltd01633 259225Grafton House1 Grafton Road, Newport, NP190ASMore Info
D J Thomas & Son Funeral Directors029 2167 549727 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly, CF831FNMore Info
Gordon Blake Funeral Directors01594 8234842 High Street, Cinderford, GL142SHMore Info
Dawe Brothers Funeral Directors01432 274066113-115 Westfaling Street, Hereford, HR40JEMore Info
M Foley & Sons Funeral Directors01685 7239701 High Street, Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil, CF481DJMore Info
John Davies & Sons Funeral Directors Ltd01443 410224Beechwood, Trelewis, Treharris, CF466BTMore Info
F H Halliday & Son01275 842120115 High Street, Portishead, Bristol, BS206PTMore Info
Harp Funeral Services01685 722284Ty Davies, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF483SHMore Info
Stenner & Hill Funeral Directors0117 911 55122 Pembroke Road, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS119SQMore Info
Coles Funeral Directors029 2209 33882-4 Heathwood Road, Cardiff, CF144XEMore Info
Teify Davies Funeral Directors01443 476301211 Penrhiwceiber Road, Mountain Ash, CF453UNMore Info
Caradoc Price Funeral Directors01685 7237971 Gwernllwyn Uchaf, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF483NBMore Info
The Co-operative Funeralcare01594 822115Lower High Street, Cinderford, GL142TDMore Info
Why choose a funeral director in Gwent?
You can find a whole host of funeral directors in Gwent listed on Thomson Local. If you’re looking for help when it comes to planning a funeral for a loved one, then a funeral director is a great way of trying to balance everything that goes into it. It’ll take the stress out of a situation that is already hard to deal with. So you’ll have no trouble find the funeral director you need right here.
A part of Wales that is long-standing, Gwent is a beautiful county that provides a wide range of natural and idyllic locations to explore and is also the home of the city of Newport.
The most historic churches in Gwent for a funeral
Gwent is home to a variety of wonderfully historic and prominent churches, many of which we’ve featured below. From Newport to Chepstow and everywhere in-between, Gwent is home to an extraordinary amount of churches that offer historic relevance.
A funeral director in Gwent will be able to help you with the location of your funeral, whether you decide to go for a church service or a cremation. Whatever your preference, a funeral director in Gwent will be more than happy to walk you through your choices. With that in mind, we’ve put together a small list of historic churches that line the region of Gwent, so feel free to have a gaze through our list below.
St Mary Roman Catholic Church
A local church in the centre of Newport, the St Mary Roman Catholic Church is at the heart of its community and offers a range of services.
For convenience, the church also has a fully functioning website, so if you want to find out more about the services they host or about the church itself, then you’ll find it here.
Parish Church of St Mary
With parts of the building coming together in the 11th century, the Priory Church of St Mary in Chepstow is a long-standing and highly regarded piece of architecture in the Gwent area.
Most of the church has been modified, updated and expanded over the centuries and due to different stones and materials being used it’s been described as ‘an extraordinarily disjointed building.
The Parish Church of St Paul
The Parish Church of St Paul, situated in Newport, is an impressive piece of architecture built between 1835 and 1836 by Thomas Henry Syatt. Its gothic style is a wonderful example of design from two centuries ago and its striking appearance gives it a grandeur that many can’t replicate.
St Julius and St Aaron’s Church
Located close to the River Usk in the Newport area, just off the M4, St Julius and St Aaron’s Church is an Anglican church that serves the St Julian’s section of Newport.
The church has a full website with a plethora of details on the services and community activities that they offer, so visit St Julius and St Aaron’s Church website in order to find out more.
Saint Thomas’s Church
Originally designed in the 12th century, Saint Thomas’s Church has been a mainstay of Newport for almost a millennium. However, over the years the church deteriorated but in the 19th century, the entire building was rebuilt in order to safeguard its future, a decision that means it still stands to this day.
How to find a crematorium in Gwent
When it comes to planning a funeral service for a loved one, holding a cremation ceremony is an idea that more and more people are considering. There are a variety of reasons for this but the main two are financial and the option to scatter the ashes of a loved one at a location that might hold a special place in their or your heart.
You can find a crematorium in Gwent by looking through our list below.
Best wake venues in Gwent
After a funeral in Gwent, many people consider holding a wake in order to allow family and friends to reminisce and share memories together. While funeral directors in Gwent can help you with this, we’ve also put together some small ideas so you can consider wake venues in Gwent before you talk to an expert.
Man of Gwent
A friendly pub located the city of Newport, the Man of Gwent can provide a wonderful variety of food, refreshments and excellent service at a reasonable price.
Its location just outside the centre of Newport off the B4237, also means that it's accessible but not overcrowded. Perhaps the perfect place for your wake venue?
The Farmers Arms
A local public house with tasty food, refreshing drinks and great service. The Farmers Arms is also able to offer rooms for the night, so if you’ve got family and friends travelling a fair distance, then this might be the ideal location for you when it comes to locating a wake venue in Gwent.
Located in between the Ebbw River and Tredegar Reen, the Stone House’s location in Newport is perfect for those who are considering a wake venue in Gwent. The public house can offer a classic British menu with a warm and friendly atmosphere that should be accommodating to a wake party.
The Bumble Bee
A public house that is nestled in between the B14251 and the B4254, The Bumble Bee is a spacious location situated near the Sirhowy River, which means that if you’re considering scattering the ashes of a loved one along the river, the Bumble Bee’s location might be a great idea for a wake venue in Gwent.
You can find more information on the Bumble Bee’s website.
A rustic public house with fireplaces and comforting food, the Dragonfly’s placement next to a hotel is welcoming for wake venues in Gwent that might be attended by family and friends who need to travel.
Florists in Gwent
If you want to look into getting flowers, either for a small offering for a recently deceased loved one or as a more major part of funeral planning, you’ll need to speak to florists in order to get the best flora for the occasion. You can find a number of florists in Gwent by looking through our list below, all of which come locally recommended and come with contact details, allowing you to get in touch straight away.
Best places to scatter ashes in Gwent
After a cremation, people either decide to keep the ashes or scatter them, usually at a beauty spot or a place of significant importance. Scattering ashes can offer a beautiful final moment with a loved one that can live long in the memory. Finding a place to scatter ashes though can often be troublesome, as you’ll also need to get the landowner’s permission to do so.
We've put together a small list of potential sites that you might want to consider but, if in any doubt, please seek permission before moving ahead with your plans.
A major part of Gwent is the River Usk that runs the northern slopes of the Black Mountain and meets the Severn Estuary through the heart of Newport.
The river runs through various wonderful beauty spots that can offer you and your family not only a place for quiet reflection but also peace and quiet.
They say that Chepstow Castle is a history lesson in stone. Chepstow Castle boasts the oldest castle doors in Europe, with these wooden mainstays now almost 800 years old.
The castle is a historic and prominent part of Chepstow itself, especially as it expanded during the 16th and 17th centuries.
You can find out more about the castle by checking out this website which goes into the history of it.
If you’re looking to scatter the ashes of a loved one then there aren’t many more beautiful settings in Gwent than Usk Castle. While the castle itself is a little deteriorated now, the way nature has grown over parts of it gives it a unique and idyllic look that’s unrivalled.
Find out more information about Usk Castle and it’s beautiful setting by visiting its website.
Located a couple of miles north-west of Abergavenny, the Sugarloaf Mountain is the southernmost peak of the Black Mountains. There’s a wonderful view of the countryside from the top of Sugarloaf mountain and for many, it might be the perfect place to scatter ashes in Gwent.
The easternmost peak of the Black Mountains, they say that the Skirrid is a walk of ‘myths and legends’. Whether that’s true or not is up for debate; what isn’t though, is the views and landscape that it offers. If you’re thinking of scattering the ashes of a loved one, then there aren’t many places better than atop one of the Black Mountains, including the Skirrid.