Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors, Reading

Since 1991, our funeral directors have been helping families say a heartfelt farewell to their loved ones. We offer an Unattended Funeral from £995 or an Attended Funeral starting from £1,995.
BASED ON 13 reviews
Rating 4.9

Our Reading funeral home in Caversham

At Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors in Reading, Berkshire, we’re here to listen to, advise, and above all else, support you and your family at this difficult time. The second of our Reading funeral homes, our Caversham funeral directors first opened in 1991, but we’ve been a part of the local community for over 150 years, serving families like yours with uncompromising compassion and the highest standards of care.

Just like our other Reading branch in Tilehurst, you’ll find a modern and accessible home with on-site parking and a warm and caring team of experts here to support you. We’re perfectly placed to serve families in Emmer Green, Lower Caversham, Caversham Heights and the surrounding areas, with a bus stop on the central Reading bus route right outside our door.

Your dedicated funeral director will do all they can to make this difficult time as easy as it can be, handling all arrangements on your behalf and offering guidance and advice at every step. We offer a choice of funeral services starting from £995 and can deliver the funeral that is the perfect tribute to your loved one. From an unattended cremation to a woodland and green burial, or a themed commemoration, we have the knowledge and experience to meet your exact requirements. We’re proud to serve our diverse community and welcome those of all faiths into our care.

You’re not alone; our Reading funeral directors are here for you 24 hours a day on 0118 946 1393.

Looking to make arrangements for the future? Discover our prepaid funeral plans.

What we offer

  • Available to help 24 hours a day on 0118 946 1393
  • Expert, dedicated advice at every step, from registering the death to finalising all arrangements
  • A choice of funeral services, from an unattended cremation to a fully bespoke attended ceremony
  • Local expertise and knowledge of Reading and the surrounding suburbs
  • Cremation or burial at any local site of your preference
  • Expertise in arranging funerals to suit all religions, backgrounds and cultures
  • A choice of hearses, funeral vehicles and other means of transport
  • Private viewing of your loved one in our modern chapel of rest
  • A choice of memorials and a personalised Funeral Notice to help you share the details of your loved one’s funeral
  • Prepaid funeral plans that help you plan ahead
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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 Reading

At Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors in Reading, we offer you choice and value.

Choose from 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

58 Briants Avenue
Caversham
Reading RG4 5BA
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the junction of Briants Avenue and Marsack Street, 100 yards from the South View Avenue Co-op store. A bus stops right outside our funeral home on the 24 Berry central Reading bus route.

We have a limited number of free, accessible parking spaces at our premises. Should these be in use, on street parking is also available.

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 946 1393

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, Caversham

We've been trusted to arrange funerals in Reading for many years and we're immensely proud of our reputation. We always strive to deliver the best service we can, as evidenced below
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 13 reviews
Rating 5.0
Very professional and helpful.
Promptly dealt with any concerns.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from Lovegroves - no complaints
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
A very difficult time for anyone who loses a parent but was made so much easier by the kind, sympathetic and professional approach provided.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Pleased with every aspect of the funeral for my late mother. Lovegroves were sympathetic, efficient and courteous at all times.
Would recommend.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable.
Rating 5.0
Everything came up to our expectations
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. I am glad that you chose Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Smooth, efficient a caring process.dealt with by Jenny and John
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.
Rating 5.0
I was reassured and comforted throughout the entire process that my father's wishes and my concerns and questions were always the highest priority at Cyril H Lovegroves. I really felt we gave him the send-off he deserved.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
I found them extremely helpful. As I was even abroad at the time of my relative passing , so I phoned the, they really could not have been more helpful , especially as I had so many questions of what I should do.
The funeral day of the funeral they carried out the service with the dignity my Nan deserved , and were most kind.
I would certainly use them again , many thanks
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
I would like to say a very big thank you to Cyril H Lovegroves. The service they supplied was second to none.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Staff are always kind and caring but very professional.
They are patient when sorting things out as it is often easy to get confused under the stress of the situation.
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that it makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
We had excellent service very caring staff
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 4.0
Very efficient
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review.
Rating 5.0
Thanks to all the staff at Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors for there very sympathetic and caring service they provided at this emotional time
Response from Cyril H Lovegrove Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. 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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