Woodman & Son Funeral Directors, Biggleswade

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Biggleswade Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 23 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Biggleswade funeral home

At Woodman & Son Funeral Directors, we help the people of Biggleswade in their time of need. We are honoured to have, over the years, been trusted by the families that surround us with the care of their loved ones.

We understand how important it can be to say goodbye to your loved one exactly the way you want to, which is why we will do everything we can to arrange the funeral service you want. Everything from the type of funeral, to the little details like flower arrangements, will be organised to your preference and liking.

Our funeral home has a private chapel of rest, one that can be made available, on request, outside of normal hours should you wish to visit your loved one before the day of the funeral. You and your family are our priority, so if there is anything we can do to help you in this difficult time, please let us know.

We are here for you 24/7. You can call us at any time you need, whether that is for some advice, help or just someone to talk to.

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
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

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.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

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 and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We 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.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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 Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A 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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,213 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,213 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,213 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,213 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

3 Market Square
Biggleswade SG18 8AP
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located between Superdrug and Greggs, opposite the bus Station.

There is parking available at the rear of our funeral home, please call to reserve your space.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01767 315700

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 23 reviews
Rating 5.0
Pat, in our local branch was so supportive and helpful with the arrangements we had to make. Nothing was too much trouble and she kept us informed all the way through the process. We would like to thank the whole team for their kindness and professionalism.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
An excellent service from initial contact through to the funeral service and after. Compassionate and caring service from Rachel, supporting me and my family through planning the funeral, and ensuring I could see my wife once they had arranged her journey back to Biggleswade. Thank you too for recommending Jessica as celebrant, who did such a wonderful job. And the suggestion of paging around the Market Place gave my wife a wonderful send off; thank you to Terry and his team, as well as Rachel, for such reverence and efficiency on the day of the cremation.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 5.0
The service we got from Heidi and the rest of the employees at Woodman & Son was second to none. To know that my dad was being looked after by them gave me peace of mind. They made the whole period from the time when they were first informed until after the funeral as easy for us as was possible. They were all so caring and understanding. Most of the staff at Woodman's knew my Dad for many years, from his role within the local Church, so they knew him as 'Jack' which made the care, from my point of view, so much more personal.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for all your excellent handling of my wife's funeral arrangements, everything went off as planned and all who attended in person and via the web cast thought it was a beautiful service.
I would certainly recommend you.

Thank you Nick Spavins
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
The service provided at Woodman and Son of Biggleswade was excellent. Sympathy, empathy and very proactive which made what was a difficult and emotional task seamless. My thanks and that of my Mother's family go out to them for all they did!
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely comments, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Heidi, Terry and all the team were professional, thorough and understanding throughout the funeral process helping organise everything without any fuss. We cannot fault them and thanks everybody including Jessica, the celebrant, for making the day as smooth running and hassle free as possible . Great service from start to finish!
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
I found Woodman and Son to be very professional, efficient, friendly and understanding. They were so helpful in guiding me through all the aspects and arrangements of my wife's funeral. They kept in touch with me, they would regularly check up to see how I was doing even after the actual burial. They have been a great support to me during these difficult times.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Professional and compassionate service. Our service was lovely and well organised by the staff at Woodman’s (in particular Rachel)
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Woodman & Son Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one and you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
loverly service and attention payed to berivied
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from very caring staff
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
Right from our first meeting with Rachel we received excellent, compassionate and very professional service and help. At a time when one is feeling so vulnerable and sad it was very comforting to know that every aspect of the burial was being addressed.
On the day of the Cremation, Terry and his team ensured that every step of the procedure was dealt with reverence and efficiency.
I was particularly touched with the gift for our memories. The words on the candle holder summed up our feelings so very well - I have already shared my experiences with friends in the Village. Thank you again to everyone who facilitated the process.
Peggy OHare
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Rachel and the the staff could not of done anymore i visited my mum many times and was always made feel at ease every visit. Any time i needed to contact Rachel i was always treated with the greatest respect, i would highly recomend Woodman & Son Funeral Directors.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Everyone was very friendly and helpful from the very beginning to the last. We were never put under any pressure as to what to have, and the little things you did meant a lot. For example the packets of forget me not seeds, the rememberance box, and the lovely photo. My family and I thank you for helping at a difficult time.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From day 1 to the day of the funeral everyone was so helpful. Very professional in their work and this made a very sad time a lot easier.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From the minute we phoned to let Woodman's know my Dad had sadly passed away they were wonderful the whole team right through and after the funeral took place. We were so pleased everything run like clock work and also so sincere and friendly, nothing appeared too much trouble.

Jessica Green was suggested to us to conduct the funeral and she was absolutely amazing it was as if she had known Dad for year's. Everyone who attended commented on how wonderful Jessica was made a sad day feel so special and unforgettable.

Thank you all at Woodman & son and Jessica, so much for your kindness at such a difficult and sad time for our family.

Many thanks from Gill, Joyce and Williams Family
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I cannot express enough the professional service that we received from Woodman & Sons. Nothing was too much for them in making sure everything was delivered on what was a difficult day for us all. They made the whole experience easy for us. My family will always be eternally grateful for their caring approach. Thank you.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All of your staff were very helpful and friendly. The service I received was excellent. Thank you for all for your help at this sad time in my life.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 4.0
Staff were always under pressure and we felt as if we were 'processed'. Although we were given a written estimate we were shocked at the total cost when we looked through it later time when we were less upset. We really cannot see how you can justify such a bill. The legal services were not required and I would have preferred to not have those but don't remember being given a choice. Woodman's has changed hands since I used them before and I will be looking to use the services of another undertaker in future, most likely local family run firm.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4* rating and comments. We are sorry to hear of your concerns and have asked the Area Manager for Woodman & Son to investigate and report directly back to you. Dignity Legal Services is a free advisory service, which is offered for a period of 3 months from the date of the funeral and the call would have been to advise you of this free service and we are very sorry if you were inconvenienced by this. In the meantime, if you wish to contact the Client Relations department directly, their number is 0800 731 0655. Thank you once again for your review.
Rating 5.0
Very Clear advice and always helpful if i came into the office or phoned
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The team at Woodman & Son made the whole arrangements experience very easy for us. They were very caring and compassionate throughout the whole procedure. This helped immensely during a very difficult time.
Response from Woodman & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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