Funeral Directors in Wakefield
If you need to plan a funeral in Wakefield then the following guide will help you find and hire a local funeral director. You can also find out about recommended local churches, wake venues and beauty spots that are suitable for scattering ashes.
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Highly rated Funeral Directors in Wakefield
Below you will find the top rated funeral directors in Wakefield. The ratings are based on the reviews and ratings left by customers from the local community, making it easy for you to hire someone with a positive reputation in the area.
Affordable Funerals1 1 50113 267 4577397 Otley Old Rd, Leeds, LS167DFMore Info
Harpin's Funeral Service Ltd1 1 501924 3710917 Back Mount Pleasant, Wakefield, WF14NPMore Info
Bennett of Morley1 1 50113 252 5374121 Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, LS278HEMore Info
Affinity Funeral Care1 1 50113 279 984012 Kellett Crescent, Leeds, LS124AQMore Info
W Hyde & Son Funeral Directors1 1 501226 282304Summer Lane, Barnsley, S702NWMore Info
Denison's Funeral Directors1 1 401943 8726191-3 Towngate, Guiseley, Leeds, LS209JBMore Info
A Waite & Son0113 231 043272a Hall Lane Armley, Armley, Leeds, LS122BL
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David Butterfield Funeral Directors01274 852885Butterfield House/Bradford Rd, Rawfolds, Cleckheaton, BD195LT
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Harry Cook & Son01226 74328319 Stead Lane Hoyland, Barnsley, S740ABMore Info
Michael Wright & Son01274 871092Office4A Westfield La, Scholes, Cleckheaton, BD196EN
An Independent Family Funeral Service To Spen Valley & All DistrictsMore Info
Infinity Funeral Arrangements01977 277576276 Barnsley Road, Pontefract, WF92ADMore Info
Howarth Funerals Service01924 376590125 Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF28EBMore Info
Wakefield Funeral Services01924 37226076 Horbury Road, Wakefield, WF28TUMore Info
Arthur Bell Wakefield Ltd01924 82228167 Lake Lock Road, Stanley, Wakefield, WF34HPMore Info
Horbury Funeralcare (Inc S Robertshaw Funeral Directors)01924 27091225 Queen Street, Horbury, Wakefield, WF46LPMore Info
Harpins Funeral Services01924 828238Victoria House, Outwood, Wakefield, WF12NNMore Info
J Lazenby & Sons Funeral Directors01924 373237Duke of York Street, Wakefield, WF13PDMore Info
Eric F Box Funeral Services01924 2716127 Kingsway, Ossett, WF58DAMore Info
Lewis Scorah & Son Funeral Directors01924 823116223 Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF33NFMore Info
McTigue Funeral Directors01924 899998198 Castleford Road, Normanton, WF61PYMore Info
E M D Parkinson Ltd01924 373191The White House, Wakefield, WF13LHMore Info
Co-op Funeralcare Middletonleeds0113 277 1333Unit 4 Middleton District Centre, Middleton, Leeds, LS104AXMore Info
Safe Hands Plans0800 917 7099Unit 12 Mariner Court, Durkar, Wakefield, WF43FLMore Info
Harpins Funeral Services01924 27218083 Cluntergate, Horbury, Wakefield, WF45DBMore Info
Eric F Box Funeral Directors Ltd01924 465402Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF132EWMore Info
Why choose a funeral director in Wakefield?
The city of Wakefield is a Cathedral city, located in the heart of West Yorkshire. The city is well-known for its nickname as the “Merrie City”, which was earned during the Middle Ages due to its popularity for passing trade.
Wakefield is also well-known for its many green spaces, such as Newmillerdam, which features a large lake surrounded by nature trails and an orienteering course. And of course Pugneys Country Park, which boasts a 100-acre watersports lake that’s perfect for sailing.
The city also has a rich history, with its very own place in the history books for the Battle of Wakefield, to the fame of having the oldest surviving chantry chapel in England (and Grade I listed building), which sits on the ancient medieval Wakefield Bridge.
So if your loved one had a fondness for the outdoors, culture and history then Wakefield is a very fitting place to be laid to rest.
The most historic churches in Wakefield for a funeral
There are at least 40 churches in Wakefield, a number of which have earned Grade I and II status for their historical significance. This includes the Church of All Saints in South Kirkby that dates back to the 13th century. Here are some other local churches of note that can be used for a funeral in Wakefield.
Wakefield Cathedral is a 13th-century church located on the Kirkgate hill in the centre of Wakefield. As you would expect from a cathedral of its age, the building has undergone significant restructuring over the years, most recently in 2012 when over £2 million was invested into restoring the nave.
Wakefield Cathedral can be hired for funerals, either by speaking with your funeral director or by visiting the Wakefield Cathedral website.
Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Wakefield
The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin is located in Wakefield city centre on the bridge that crosses the River Calder. The chapel is a Grade I listed building and the best surviving of the four remaining bridge chapels in the UK.
The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin can be booked for a funeral, either by speaking with your funeral director or by visiting the chapel website.
Dewsbury Minster (also known as the All Saints’ Church of Dewsbury) is an impressive Grade II listed church that was built during the 13th century. Its large size makes it a prominent feature in an otherwise everyday street in the centre of Dewsbury.
If you would like to book the Dewsbury Minster for a funeral, please contact your funeral director or reach out to the church direct on the Dewsbury Minster website.
How to find a crematorium in Wakefield
A cremation is often chosen over a burial for religion reasons, cost or personal choice. If you need to arrange a cremation in Wakefield then the following local crematoriums will be able to help you.
Wake venues in Wakefield for hire
Wakes are considered by many to be a way of celebrating the life, achievements and personality of the deceased. Usually, this will take place in a venue that is suitable for a group of people to gather, such as a public house or a hotel. Food, refreshments and entertainment may also be provided for guests.
If you would like to hire a wake venue in Wakefield then the venues below are well-worth your consideration.
The Holmfield Arms pub is located near to the city centre of Wakefield within easy reach of the M1 motorway. Inside, the pub has three rooms that can be used for private functions such as a wake, with a total capacity of up to 120 people. There is also an outside space, complete with a large marquee that can be used.
To hire the Holmfield Arms for a wake, speak with your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the Holmfield Arms website.
Best Western Hotel St Pierre
The Best Western Hotel St Pierre is located in Newmillerdam, just on the outskirts of Wakefield town centre. As you would expect from a Best Western hotel, there is an onsite restaurant and function rooms available to cater to the needs of guests attending a wake.
To find out more or to make a booking, please contact the hotel direct on The Best Western Hotel website.
Waterton Park Hotel
Waterton Park Hotel and Spa is located within a picturesque green valley with its very own lake. This natural setting is perfectly suited to a wake, particularly if the recently departed had a fondness for nature.
If you would like to hire this venue for a wake in Wakefield, speak to your funeral director or contact the venue direct on the Waterton Park Hotel website.
Wakefield Trinity is a professional rugby league club located in Wakefield. The venue can be hired for a variety of occasions, including wakes. As this venue doesn’t have an onsite restaurant you will need to speak with the venue regarding catering for your guests.
To hire this venue for a wake, speak to your funeral director or contact the club directly on the Wakefield Trinity contact page.
Florists in Wakefield for funeral flowers
If you are planning to purchase flowers for a funeral in Wakefield then you’ll need to know which flowers are the most appropriate. For example, a floral heart is usually only given by those that had a deep connection with the deceased, such as immediate family or a partner. If you would like some funeral flowers advice then the following florists in Wakefield will be able to help.
Places to scatter ashes in Wakefield
After a cremation, many people choose to keep the ashes of their loved one close by in an urn. Others prefer to scatter the ashes in a place of significance or beauty that the deceased would have appreciated. This location can then become a place of comfort for surviving relatives and friends to visit and pay their respects.
If you are planning to scatter the ashes of a loved one, the following locations in Wakefield are worth visiting.
Newmillerdam Country Park
Located just outside of Wakefield the Newmillerdam Country Park is a wonderful green space and designated nature reserve that surrounds a large lake. The park has a rich history, originally as a private estate with its own gamekeepers that would protect the local wildlife from poachers. Today the park can be visited and explored by anyone.
Angler's Country Park
Located about four miles from Wakefield, Anglers Park is a large green space with abundant grassland and woodland. The area also features a prominent lake that is popular with local fisherman. So if your loved one appreciated the great outdoors or had a fondness for fishing then this wonderful park is worth considering.
Walton Colliery Nature Park
Walton Colliery Nature Park is located about three miles from Wakefield and is recognised as a nature reserve. The park includes a number of lakes, ponds and even part of the Barnsley Canal. Visitors are drawn to the area for its abundant wildflowers and greenery, with many peaceful trails and paths that can be explored at leisure.
Upton Country Park
Upton Country Park is a wonderful nature reserve, located just a few miles outside of Wakefield. The park is well known for its unusually colourful wildflowers that have grown due to the abundant limestone in the area that enriches the soil with lime.
Remember to always consult the landowner or local authority for permission before scattering ashes.