About our Dunstable funeral home
From the moment you get in touch, our caring team of funeral professionals will be at hand to help you, giving you careful guidance and uncompromising compassion, every step of the way.
We serve families from all over Dunstable and our surrounding areas, such as Priory, Downside, Stipers Hill, Beecroft, Chalk Hill, Lewsey Farm, Houghton Regis, Church End, Tottenhoe, Eaton Bray, Edlesborough, Caddington, Sewell, Tilsworth, Stanbridge and beyond. We are based only 700 yards away from the peaceful West Street Cemetery.
We are here to honour any final wishes, so whatever your requirements, we will always be able to help you. Please give us a call from the moment you need us; we are always here for you, 24 hours a day.
What we offer
- The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
- 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
Full Service FuneralOur Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.Find out more
Full Service FuneralOur Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.Our costs from£2,995Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
Full Service FuneralOur costs from £2,995
Simple FuneralA complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.Find out more
Simple FuneralA complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.Our costs from£1,995This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
Simple FuneralOur costs from £1,995
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is car 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 diesOur step-by-step guide will carefully explain everything you need to do after losing a loved one. You can also get in touch with your local Dignity funeral director in Dunstable for advice and guidance on what to do when someone dies.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guide on Planning a Funeral is here to explain the process of arranging a funeral, so you can know what to expect and the choices you will have to make. Our Dignity funeral directors will be here to help you plan the service.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide covers what will happen during the funeral service itself, such as the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. Our dedicated team 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
Everyone at S A Bates was kind, helpful, and very considerate. Nothing was too much trouble. Any time I phoned for advice or help there always was a caring voice on the other end of the line whether it was Carol or Heather.
I am so grateful to them for making a very difficult time run so smoothly.
Your whole team did a excellent job, everything was handled so professionally, sometimes it’s just the little things like photo’s and little flowers, wonderful touch.
Mike / Carol
Arranging a funeral was a new experience for me, but my experience with Bates personnel couldn't have been any better. Thanks for all your help at such a sad time for us.
Both Heather and Carol were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. It is difficult to think how they could improve on their service. Thank you for your understanding and caring attitude.
5 Star rating