Our funeral services in Tilehurst, Reading

Whatever your personal or financial needs, we’ve delivered high-quality and dignified funeral services in Tilehurst and wider Reading for over 30 years.
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A funeral exactly as you want it to be

At Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors in Tilehurst, we’ll deliver a funeral for your loved one that meets your exact requirements. We offer two types of funeral, each designed to give you choice and value.

Whether you and your family would prefer a traditional or bespoke memorial service, or would rather remember your loved one in your own way without a formal ceremony, we can help. Below you will find a detailed overview of our attended and unattended funeral features and costs in Tilehurst, Reading. If you’d like to know more about these and the support we can offer you at this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0118 945 2103.
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Our Tilehurst Funeral Services

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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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We 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.
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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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    From
    £2,225
    plus £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.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2,225
    plus £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.
    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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Comparing different funeral services

Compare our packages to decide which best suits your needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a fully bespoke funeral with a service, a direct cremation, or anything in between, our expert team will be able to help.

Rest assured that both you and your loved one will receive the same, high quality of care that we pride ourselves on, regardless of which option you choose.
Your loved one will always:
  • Be cared for by our experienced and professionally trained staff
  • Lay at peace in our climate-controlled mortuary, where they will receive continuous care
  • Be treated with the respect and dignity that we are known for
Whichever package you choose, we will always provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral. This includes liaising with the necessary third parties on your behalf. We will provide support with the administration and arrangement of the funeral, and will take care of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to legally proceed.
Service details
Our optional embalming service
Dressing your loved one in their own clothes
Visiting your loved one once they are in our care
The reception of your loved one into a home or place of worship prior to the funeral
The use of a hearse
The use of a limousine
A personalised funeral procession
An unlimited mourner attendance at the service (up to service venue capacity)
The attendance of a Funeral Director
The arrangement of services, such as arranging a minister, officiant and organist on your behalf
The organisation of additional services, like flowers, obituaries and the collection of donations on your behalf
A choice of committal location
The attendance of mourners at the committal
The delivery of ashes within 20 miles
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Additional cost for visits outside office hours
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What can Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors do for you?

Here at Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors in Tilehurst, we’re here for you whenever you need us. Here’s why we are held in such high regard by local families.
Provide support for you
Saying goodbye to a loved one is challenging. At Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors we recognise how important it is that you and your family get the support you need. We always have at least one funeral director on call outside of normal hours, so whenever you need that support, we’re here for you.

From the moment you first contact us, we’ll assign a dedicated funeral arranger who will guide you through each step, from registering the death and other legal documentation, to the choices available for the funeral itself. This support continues up to the day of the funeral and beyond.

We take care of the administrative tasks so that you can concentrate on looking after yourself and your family at this difficult time.
Supporting family members at a funeral service
As soon as your loved one comes into our care, they are treated with the same dignity and respect as though a member of our own family.

We are experts in arranging funerals for all faiths and cultures. Every member of our team will act in accordance with your specific wishes.

We will take care of their collection and transportation in our specialist vehicles and allow them to rest in peace in our modern, climate-controlled facilities
Funeral procession at a woodland burial
Your funeral director will take the time to sit with you and get to know you and your loved one. Knowing their role in the family and who they were helps us better support you while making decisions about their commemoration.

We will ease the pressure on you by liaising with all third parties and make the necessary arrangements on your behalf. This can include the provision of cars, stationery, memorials and every other detail necessary to create a fitting farewell to the person who has passed away.
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We’re proud to be a part of and to have served our diverse Reading community since our founding in 1875. We want nothing more than to give something back to the community we love here in Tilehurst and beyond.

Whether it's working in partnership with local care homes, training the clergy in funeral procedure, or advising other public bodies on how to care for the deceased and bereaved, being a part of Dignity means we recognise our duty to always assist and give something back.
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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.


  • The average cost of a cremation funeral in the UK is £3,744. However, this will vary according to location and other factors. Talk to your local funeral director to get a better idea of costs for the type of service you require.


  • The average cost of a burial in the UK is £4,798. This comprises burial charges, minister or celebrant fees, and funeral director fees. This cost does vary by location, your local funeral director will be able to give you a better understanding of costs.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.