J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors, Hoole

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Rating 5.0
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About our Hoole funeral home

At J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors, we have been serving Chester since the 1940s. Offering nothing but the highest standard of care, we treat all our families with the same values that Mr John Croft Clarke wanted when he opened his first business. Our funeral home at Croft House in Hoole opened its doors in 1982 following the expansion of J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors and was named after Mr Clarke.

Our main duty is to help and support you during this difficult time, from being your shoulder to lean on to organising a farewell fitting of your loved one’s life. We love the Chester community and you are our number one priority, which is why we have another four funeral homes in Blacon, Helsby, Tarporley and Frodsham.

We will listen to your every word so we can get to know your loved one, what they were like and some of their favourite things. Once we have a full understanding, we will work with you to organise a farewell which truly represents their life and creates a lasting memory for all the guests.

Every detail of the day can be tailored to your loved one’s life, whether they had a favourite place you would like the cortege to pass, a favourite type of flower for the tributes or just a favourite song or prayer to be played during the ceremony, no request is too big, small or unique.

We are equipped for dealing with all types of funerals from contemporary celebrations to religious and traditional goodbyes, so not to worry; we can cater to your every need.

Our team are here for you 24 hours a day; all you have to do is pick up the phone and call us. We can give you advice and answer any questions you may have.

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

Our funeral services

We understand how special life is with those that you love. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral.

If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
  • Full Service Funeral in Chester, from £3,545

    Our 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.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01244 318411
  • Simple Funeral Service in Chester, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01244 318411

Where to find us


Croft House
3c Hoole Road, Hoole
Chester CH2 3NQ

Directions and Parking

We are situated at the foot of Hoole Bridge, opposite The Furniture Clearance Store.

You can park at our funeral home for free.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01244 318411 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Reviews for J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors in Chester

Rating 5.0
based on 5 reviews
Rating 5.0
J.C.Clarke handled my father's funeral with care, compassion and utter professionalism. They dressed my father is his clothes and brought him home the night before the funeral. Nothing was too much trouble. The funeral and burial were perfect. The order of service was printed beautifully. I would highly recommend them. All the way through the process they were informative and helpfully and made the whole experience as good as could be.
Response from J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected and that our staff looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from beginning to end. All staff where helpful, kind and caring. Every issue was dealt with in a prompt manner.
Response from J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for J C Clarke & Son. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The initial meeting with Christine was very sympathetic and thorough. She talked us through the procedure and explained everything to us. We ended up with a beautiful funeral, service card, order of service, flowers, hymns and prayers. The funeral was a fitting tribute to a tragic sudden ending of my sister. The funeral was beautifully planned and executed, the cars and drivers were impressive and professional. The pallbearers did an extremely dignified job. The whole thing was tied together so well by Jane and the lovely ladies in the office
Response from J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I thought I'd be the only one at my husband's funeral, wasn't even going to attend, but 1 of the staff offered her time to come with me which was rather exceptional! Everything was exactly as I wanted it,just short and very lovely. This is the third time I've had Clarke's perform a funeral for me, a very professional co,
Response from J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
On behalf of my family I would like to thank all of the staff we dealt with before during and after our mother's funeral.
The service we were given was totally professional and delivered with sincere empathy.
Not only did the staff make our experience as comfortable as could be expected during such emotional circumstances they also eased the stress involved in making the correct choices for mums service by offering total support and guidance.
May I thank all of the team in hoole for their kindness and care.
Response from J. C. Clarke & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
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