Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors, Tilehurst

We have over 30 years’ experience helping families through their most difficult time. Our Tilehurst funeral directors will help you arrange an Unattended Funeral from £995 or an Attended Funeral from £1,995.
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Rating 5.0

Our funeral home in Tilehurst, Reading

Since first opening our doors in 1988, Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors in Tilehurst, Reading, has had the honour of guiding local families through the emotional journey of loss and helping them celebrate the lives of their loved ones. We’re here to help you in any way we can.

We’ve been arranging funerals across Berkshire for more than a century, with our roots here in Reading. Our warm and modern Tilehurst funeral home has on-site parking as well as being conveniently located on the local bus route. Our home is wheelchair accessible, though should you prefer, we can also discuss your needs by phone or online. We have a second Reading funeral home in Caversham and our funeral directors are well regarded in the community for our high standards of care and compassion. Our dual locations help us serve families in Norcot, Calcot, Kentwood, Sulham and beyond.

A funeral is deeply personal, and we offer choice and value in order to meet your specific needs. Our funeral services start from £995 and we’ll work with you to plan a funeral befitting your loved one. From an unattended cremation to religious services of all kinds, themed commemorations to woodland and green burials - however you choose to say farewell, we have the knowledge and experience to make it happen.

Whether you are ready to start making arrangements or would just like some advice, your local funeral directors in Tilehurst are here 24 hours a day on 0118 945 2103.

If you want to let friends and family know your wishes for your own funeral in the future, find out more about our prepaid funeral plans.

What we offer

  • Support and advice available 24/7 on 0118 945 2103
  • Guidance at every step as well as handling all arrangements and administration
  • The opportunity to tailor the service details to meet your family’s wishes
  • Extensive knowledge of Reading and the local suburbs
  • The option of a cremation or burial at any local site of your choosing
  • Experience delivering funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • A range of funeral vehicles and transport options
  • Private viewing of your loved one in our modern chapel (attended service only)
  • A choice of memorials and a complimentary Funeral Notice
  • Prepaid funeral plans which help you pay for your funeral in advance
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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 in Tilehurst

At Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors in Tilehurst, Reading, we offer you the choice of an Attended Funeral (a full funeral service with mourners present) or a lower-cost Unattended Funeral (a cremation without mourners present). Whichever you choose, you can rest assured that we will take great care of you and your loved one and deliver a meaningful and compassionate farewell.

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

21 School Road
Tilehurst
Reading RG31 5AR
GB

Directions and Parking

You will find us next door to Tilehurst Veterinary Centre, opposite the Asda Petrol Station. There is a bus stop right outside our door on the Purple 17 Tilehurst bus route.

We have two wide parking spaces at the rear of our funeral home on Lemart Close. If in use, the Recreation Road pay & display car park is conveniently located just across the street.

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 0118 945 2103

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 Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors, Tilehurst

We’re honoured to have been trusted by Reading families for over three decades. We always strive to deliver the very best service we can, as evidenced below.
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Rating 5.0
based on 19 reviews
Rating 5.0
I thought your service was First Class I have no Complaints at all.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to look after your Brother.
Rating 5.0
Having Recently the services of Cyril H Lovegrove 3 Times in the last 10 years i cant praise there services highly enough Mary From the Tilehust office was so helpful during what was a really sad and stressful time.
Mary took time to understand our needs and requirements which all made for a stress free time for both myself and my sister.
we would strongly recommend Cyril H LOVEGROVE TO ANY OF MY FRIENDS IN THE FUTURE
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved ones. Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
Have used Lovegroves for both my mum and dads funerals and have been impressed with the help, care and support received. The funeral director checked with me the arrangements for the service and on the day gave support to my family especially to my four sons who carried in the coffin.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
In April 2017 Cyril H. Lovegrove undertook the funeral arrangements for my late Father.
The family were very happy with all the arrangements on that occasion.
When my Mother died recently,the family decided once again to employ Cyril H.Lovegrove for the arrangements.
Once again,we were dealt with in a professional and understanding manner and as before, we were very pleased with the arrangements.
Everyone in the firm was very good, especially Mary O'Sullivan at Tilehurst.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove 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
Very nice to deal with in these strange times. The service and details were organised with little fuss. Thank you to CHL team.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Excellent and courteous service, paying attention to every detail. The office manager was very friendly and went to great trouble to ensure I was happy with everything.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are able provide the highest level of care to our families.
Rating 5.0
Cyril H Lovegrove made this process very easy for us. In particular Jennie was fantastic. She was understanding and informative and could not have done more to help us. Thank you for making this experience a positive one during a difficult time.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Cyril H Lovegrove to look after your loved one and that you found our staff to be informative and reliable.
Rating 5.0
Cyril H Lovegrove, I would recommend them to everyone. Caring and understanding and so kind. Nothing was rushed and the funeral went so smoothly. Most wonderful surprise was when we were dropped off for mum's wake the driver gave us a framed photo of mum and a vase of flowers. I found that very touching. Well done all of you a wonderful company and caring staff.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for and we provided the highest level of care and guidance.
Rating 5.0
All of the staff from Mary at the first meeting through to the people at the actual service were so warm, friendly but really respectful and it made it seem that our funeral really mattered and wasn’t just a job for them. We were all really grateful for the way it was conducted. Thank you.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am glad that you confided in us to take care of your loved one, it makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Cyril H. Lovegrove Ltd. lifted a considerable weight from my shoulders with their caring, dignified professionalism, from Mary in the office to Kevin and his team who undertook the funeral itself. Everything was conducted without rush, care taken over every detail to ensure wishes in the Dignity funeral plan were carried out, and all with great sympathy and understanding. No matter how busy Mary was she always had time for us, and everything went like clockwork on the day. The little touches of a framed photograph of my wife and a little glass vase of flowers after the funeral service were totally unexpected and all added to the general caring ambience of the whole event. If a funeral can be wonderful, then my wife's was wonderful, and although devastatingly sad, Lovegroves helped to make it bearable. Thank you.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
Staff very helpful and helped make our visit much easier.lovely lady help us to plan everything and also found someone to speak for us at crematorium. Very highly recommend.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Very pleased with the service we received; it was both sympathetic and helpful.
Thank you.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Cyril H Lovegrove. I am pleased to hear that all the arrangements for the service were carried out as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful and extremely patient and sympathetic. Everything went to plan.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
At a time of great sadness, the service received from all the staff engaged throughout my fathers funeral was excellent, compassionate and professional. The help and guidance offered was so valuable and timely.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
Mary was absolutely brilliant, explained everything, what would happen on the day, answered all my questions, helped out when I was dithering and couldn’t decide, and always made me feel she cared.
I do think Mary needs an assistant, as people were popping in with clothes and questions the telephone upstairs was ringing constantly and to maintain your excellent service, with people who are grieving one person can only do so much, even though it was done to a high standard.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. We are pleased to hear that our staff were helpful and answered all of your questions and we have made the Local Management Team aware of your concerns regarding staff. Thank you once again for your 5* review and very kind comments.
Rating 5.0
Mary in the office was very helpful, explaining our options for mum’s funeral.
The team helped us through the day and gave us plenty of time after the others had left to say our private goodbyes.
Thanks
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I found that the whole process was much easier as they guided me through each step. They pulled together the necessary people.

Suggestion were made and all went to plan on the funeral day.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Mary from the Tilehurst branch was absolutely wonderful, she made a difficult task a lot easier, I highly recommend them.. from booking the funeral to after the event they have been so professional.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for 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
Excellent,very helpful and kind,everything we asked for was done with no problems.
The photo of Dad and flower arrangement we received afterwards was a lovely gesture
and much appreciated.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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