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Funeral Directors in Sheffield

Need help planning a funeral in Sheffield? In the following guide you’ll find out how to hire an experienced funeral director in Sheffield. You will also find recommended churches and wake venues to ease the pressure of planning a funeral.

Highly rated Funeral Directors in Sheffield

The Sheffield funeral directors below are the highest rated in the local area, making it easy for you to hire someone that the local community trusts.

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Why choose a funeral director in Sheffield?

Sheffield has long suffered the nickname of “The Steel City” but the industry and pollution that gave it that name is now a thing of the past. These days, Sheffield is a wonderfully green and modern city, nestled perfectly alongside the Peak District National Park.

The city of Sheffield also has plenty to offer visitors, with independent theatre, music festivals, street art and and abundant green spaces. All of this contributes to the cities charm and local culture that draws in an increasing number of visitors each year.

So if your loved one had ties to the area, or held an interest in being immersed in nature and culture then Sheffield is a wonderful place to be laid to rest.

The most historic churches in Sheffield for a funeral

There are over 50 churches in Sheffield, many of which are Grade I and II listed buildings. This includes Sheffield Cathedral, which was constructed as far back as the 12th century. Here’s some more information about the Sheffield churches that can be hired as part of a funeral in Sheffield.

Sheffield Cathedral

An example of Sheffield Cathedral on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
Church St, Sheffield, S1 1HA

The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, or as it’s more commonly known, Sheffield Cathedral is a Grade I listed building located in the heart of the city centre. The Cathedral has a rich history dating all the way back to the 12th century and has undergone numerous alterations and reconstructions over the years.

Sheffield Cathedral can be hired for funerals, either by speaking with your funeral director or by visiting the Sheffield Cathedral website.

St John the Baptist Church

An example of St John the Baptist Church on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
Shrewsbury Road, Sheffield, S36 6DY

The exact history of this church is unclear. Records indicate that a church was present on the site as far back as the 12th century, with some masonry within the church appearing to be well over 1000 years old. Age aside, this is simply a magnificent church, with abundant stained glass windows and two clock faces.

The church can be booked for a funeral, either by speaking with your funeral director or by visiting the official St John the Baptist Church website.

Saint Andrew's Psalter Lane Church

An example of Saint Andrew's Psalter Lane Church on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL

Saint Andrews Psalter Lane Church is a light and spacious church that features several stunning stained glass windows. The church is actually an Anglican Methodist partnership and has a local reputation for being very friendly and open – with regular coffee mornings and community events.

If you would like to hire the church for a funeral, you can either speak to your funeral director or contact the church directly on the official Saint Andrews Psalter Lane Church website.

Rotherham Minster Church

An example of Rotherham Minster Church on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
Church St , Rotherham, S60 1PD

The All Saints Church is located five miles outside of Rotherham and dates back to the 14th century. The church has undergone significant modification over the years, with a new tower added during the 15th century. As of 1951, the church was officially recognised as a Grade I listed building.

If you would like to hire the church for a funeral in Sheffield, all you need to do is speak to your funeral director or visit the official Rotherham Minster Church website.

How to find a crematorium in Sheffield

A cremation is often chosen for religious reasons, personal choice or sometimes simply because it’s more affordable than a burial – particularly when choosing a direct cremation. If you need to arrange a cremation for someone that has recently passed then the Sheffield crematoriums below will be able to help.

Wake venues in Sheffield for hire

The wake is often considered to be a celebration of life, giving mourners the opportunity to come together and share fond memories of the person that has passed. For many people, this includes stories and anecdotes to help people remember the personality of the deceased as they were when they were alive.

Wakes are usually held in a venue suitable for a medium sized group of people where refreshments and catering services can be provided. This is why pubs, hotels and function rooms are a popular choice due to their practicality.

If you would like to hire a wake venue in Sheffield then the following venues are well-worth your consideration.

Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa

An example of Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S12JE

The Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa is a 4-star hotel located in the centre of the city. The venue has 10 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 650 guests, making it more than suitable for hosting a wake in Sheffield.

If you would like to hire this venue for a wake, please contact your funeral director or reach out to the venue directly on the Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel and Spa website.

The Garrison Hotel

An example of The Garrison Hotel on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
635 Penistone Road, Sheffield, S62GB

The Garrison Hotel is a Grade II listed building, located in the award-winning gardens of Hillsborough Barracks. As you might imagine from the location, the hotel has a unique military history, originally functioning as a guardhouse and ammunition store back in the 1850’s. Today the hotel caters to a variety of events – including wakes – with four meeting rooms available and total capacity for up to 200 guests.

To find out more or to make a booking, please contact the venue direct on the Garrison Hotel website.

Bar & Beyond Sheffield

An example of Bar & Beyond Sheffield on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
173/179 West Street, Sheffield, S1 4EW

Bar and beyond is a modern bar that can be used for event hire, including wakes. The bar is located just outside of the city centre and can provide a range of food and refreshments from the onsite bar and restaurant.

If you would like to hire this venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the Bar and Beyond Sheffield website.

Couch Campo Lane

An example of Couch Campo Lane on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
29-31 Campo Lane, Sheffield, S1 2EG

Couch Campo Lane is a modern cafe located in the Cathedral Quarter of Sheffield. The venue has a great location, making it extremely accessible for visitors And the onsite bar and kitchen is able to provide a variety of food and refreshments suitable for a wake.

To hire this venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the cafe directly on the Couch Campo Lane website.

Florists in Sheffield for funeral flowers

Flowers are always well received at a funeral, but with such a large variety to choose from it can sometimes be daunting to know exactly what to buy. So, to make things easier, we can put you in touch with a local florist in Sheffield that can offer you their expert advice.

Places to scatter ashes in Sheffield

Following a cremation, it is often customary to scatter the ashes of the deceased in a place of emotional significance to them, such as a favourite beauty spot. Others prefer the idea of their ashes being scattered among growing flowers and trees as a way of returning themselves to the earth as part of nature.

If you are considering scattering the ashes of a loved one in Sheffield then the following locations are well-worth your consideration.

The Peak District

An example of The Peak District on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
Brushfield, Buxton, SK17 9UQ

The Peak District is a large upland area just south of the Pennine Mountains and spans around 555 square miles. The area is very popular for its abundant hills, valleys and large areas of untouched green space. So if your recently passed loved one had a strong connection to nature and the great outdoors then the Peak District is a fitting place to rest.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

An example of Sheffield Botanical Gardens on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
Clarkehouse Rd, Sheffield, S10 2LN

Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a wonderful 19-acre garden filled with thousands of varieties of plants. The gardens also feature several Grade II listed glasshouses that are used to grow a number of exotic flowers and plants from around the world. So if your recently departed loved one had a passion for botany then the gardens would be a wonderful place to be laid to rest.

The Eastern Moors

An example of The Eastern Moors on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
Baslow Rd, Sheffield, S17 3BQ

The Eastern Moors is a stunning green space within the Peak District that provides a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Visitors can explore the area using a network of footpaths and bridleways while appreciating the abundant wildlife. So if your loved one felt at home in nature then the Eastern Moors would be a wonderful choice for scattering their ashes.

Rivelin Valley Nature Trail

An example of Rivelin Valley Nature Trail on the Funeral Directors in Sheffield page on Thomson Local.
Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, S6 5FG

The Rivelin Valley Nature Trail provides a stunning walk along the banks of the fast-moving river. The trail includes a series of waterfalls, ponds and abundant flora and fauna. The nearby Rivelin Pak also has a cafe with access to hot food and drinks to prepare for the trail. This all makes for perfect opportunities to scatter the ashes of a loved one in a place of natural beauty.

Remember to always consult the landowner or local authority for permission before scattering ashes.

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