Clarabut & Plumbe Funeral Directors, Bedford
About our Bedford funeral home
We understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one, which is why we will do everything we can to make things easier on you. Your wishes will be carefully listened to and the funeral service organised exactly the way you want.
Our funeral directors specialise in Italian funerals and repatriation and our funeral home has wash and dress facilities suitable for our Sikh and Hindu families. We strive to provide the utmost care and high quality service, whilst honouring your cultural or religious requirement.
Arranging a funeral can be hard and emotional, so please know that you are not alone. Call us any time you need, we are here to help you through every step.
What we offer
- Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
- Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
- Local expertise and knowledge
- Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
- Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
- Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
- Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
- Memorials and tributes
- Prepaid funeral plans
Funeral Services with distinction
Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
Our funeral services
If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.
View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.From£995(Includes cost of cremation).(Includes cost of cremation).Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.Find out more
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£1,995plus £1,213 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,213 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is parking available at our funeral home.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more
Frequently asked questions
When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.
You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.
Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.
If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.
Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.
Reviews of our services
Thank you 'H' and the rest of your staff for your wonderful service. You helped make an emotional and daunting time in our lives a little easier to navigate.
Heidi will make you feel that your funeral is the only one she is arranging and although this clearly will not be the case, you will never feel that your queries are inconsequential or inconvenient. Her level of knowledge and clarity regarding the services and costs involved makes understanding the process very easy at what is a very confusing time.
Heidi doesn’t just arrange the necessary parts of the funeral she supports the added extras and ideas that make the day personal to your loved one. She facilitates the odd requests and goes out of her way to make sure they come to fruition. Thanks also go to John for fulfilling the strange request of a few short videos of the day.
From the first meeting, which was at our convenience, through to the final conversations after the day we are just so thankful that we met Heidi. If families receive even half the level of service we did then they will not regret choosing Heidi as their Funeral Director.
Heidi manages to ensure the day runs smoothly at the same time as taking care of family members and attending to their needs. She manages it effortlessly and without needing to be asked. She co-ordinates her team in a discrete and orderly way so you won’t notice the required operational tasks of the day.
When you are used to organising events it is very difficult to relinquish the control to someone else. On the day of the funeral we were able to concentrate on dealing with our grief as we had complete faith and trust in Heidi as we knew the day would be perfect. Which it was.
in particular from Heidi. She was able to guide us through the proceedings from start to finish, keeping us informed and always available to answer any questions we had. At such a sad time Clarabut & Plumbe being with us was of great comfort.
We would certainly not hesitate to recommend them.
My only comment is that emails are not acknowledged with a response and phone promises of an answer or call back do not happen.
Staff very respectful and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Great over the phone and in person. Despite Covid restrictions everything went so smoothly and we did not feel rushed in any way. A special thanks to Ramona who was superb. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you everyone.
I cant express how much it meant to me to be able to get in contact with you if and when
I needed to,
Arranging the funeral was very easy to do with all your help. I cant say it enough, thankyou, thankyou very much.