Relph Funeral Directors, Middlesbrough

With funerals available from £975, our Middlesbrough funeral directors are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of funeral care for the lowest guaranteed price.
BASED ON 70 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Middlesbrough funeral home

Relph Funeral Directors has served the local community in Middlesbrough since 1870. We were established by a local carpenter, and have passed down our knowledge and expertise over three generations.

We have sister funeral homes nearby, in Billingham, Marton and Stockton on Tees. These help us to support the wider communities in and around Middlesbrough.

From our funeral home in North Ormesby, we continue to arrange and conduct funeral services with respect and compassion. We give families all of the care and attention they need so that we can plan a fitting farewell for their loved one.

You can call us 24 hours a day. We are always here to offer you our full support.

What we offer

  • Price Promise: Lowest price guaranteed
  • 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.
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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

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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
    £975
    (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
    £975
    (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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,705
    plus £1,128 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,128 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
    £1,705
    plus £1,128 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,128 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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Our Price Promise

Our exceptional service for the lowest price within our local community. Guaranteed.

We regularly check our competitors' prices and are confident that we are unbeaten locally. To give you further peace of mind, we also promise to match any local prices you may find after arranging a funeral with us.

Price Promise

Our price promise ensures that we will provide your chosen funeral for the lowest price in our local community.

1. We guarantee to match any funeral quote from another funeral director that is within 5 miles of our location. To make a claim on the price promise we will need to see a genuine price quote, advert, website or other evidence from a funeral director within 5 miles that is dated up to 4 weeks from the date of death

2. The price promise relates to all of the funeral services provided by us and is not applicable to costs charged by a third party as part of the funeral

3. If using a funeral benefit discount, this will be taken off the Dignity price before any comparisons to competitors’ prices are made under the price promise

4. We reserve the right to apply, withdraw, modify or terminate the price promise in whole or in part at any time or for any reason

5. Claiming on the price promise does not change or affect the Terms and Conditions of any products or services that you purchase

Where to find us

Address

43 Kings Road
North Ormesby
Middlesbrough TS3 6NH
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on the Kings Road next to Barclays Bank opposite Poundstretcher.

There is paid car parking available on surrounding streets including the main road.

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 01642 246295

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 70 reviews
Rating 5.0
My family and I were so grateful for the friendly help with my brothers funeral it was exactly what we wanted.They were so professional and understanding .
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
The staff that I dealt with were always kind and understanding. They took a lot of weight off my shoulders and made suggestions that would make things easier for me. This is always a difficult time and the staff made it go so much more smoothly and I thank them very much for that.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
Dedicated, professional, supportive and sympathetic. They helped us through a very difficult time.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Great service and very helpful at a time when needed they had taken a weight of my shoulders and could not do enuff for me or my family...
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Very professional service from beginning to end from all staff.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for using our services for your loved one and I am happy that we provided a professional service to you and I'm very pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
losing someone is very upsetting i have just lost my mother and all i can say that replh have been marvellous made us feel as ease helped us in every thing that the family wanted for her. and when the time came to scatter her ashes Adrian meet us at the cemetery so we were'nt by ourselves all i can say is a big thankyou Adrian for going the extra mile
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service provided by Relph’s at such a difficult time. I will not hesitate in using Relph’s again. Matt provided an excellent and professional service. Relph’s at North Ormesby made the whole process very easy. Everything was perfect. Thank you.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
The staff were caring and thoughtful and provided help and advice in a most professional way in arranging our Mums funeral.

Also they took the time to help us as a family in planning the funeral and all the fine details in accordance with our mums wishes.


Barbara Dickerson.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.     
Rating 5.0
Everyone we dealt at Relph’s was sympathetic, courteous and friendly. They were flexible in terms of making adjustments to the plan to suit our needs, and all of the arrangements worked perfectly on the day. We wanted to have the funeral before Christmas, and Relph’s worked with us as a team dealing with the various parties involved to make that happen. We were completely satisfied with their service.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a reiew online for Relph Funeral Directors. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch and we are thank the team for making your special day so personal.
Rating 4.0
Very professional service and supportive staff. The help the staff provided was excellent, caring and considate throughout.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
The staff at Ralph's went above and beyond both with mam and dad and also my daughterwho recently passed away could not fault the service we got from the staff from start to finish looked after our family with dignity and respect would highly recommend.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time, we know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service
Rating 5.0
From initial contact through to after care courtesy call the staff were kind considerate and compassionate. No pressure was put on us to rush or choose- our needs were listened to and a package put together that was fantastic. Chris was very very good at his job and made the day itself very calm. The minister James was excellent and very personable.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
staff very helpful couldn't have asked for better service
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Made a sad situation more bearable. Staff always ready to help me with any queries.kept me informed all the time
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
We can’t praise the team highly enough. They showed compassion and support during a difficult time. All questions answered and frequent updates throughout. Honest and thoughtful - thank you
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Our mother was a devout Hindu. Relphs ensured that every single part of the religious aspect was met. Every single member of staff were helpful, respectful and ensured dignity at all times. Lisa, the funeral director who was assigned to us was in regular contact with us, providing support and updates. She has been amazing!!!! The whole process was transparent and clear and very much led by us as a family. As a family we cannot thank Relphs enough for the service they have provided. The ceremony was simply beautiful and would of been just how our mother would of liked it. We cannot speak highly enough about the team and would fully recommend the service to any family or friend
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Throughout the entire process, Ralph’s Funeral Directors have been excellent, sensitive, professional, helpful and friendly. They fulfilled their promises to the letter describing how the service happens and love the idea that everyone can celebrate my life at a venue instead of being sad at a normal funeral. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Relph Funeral Directors. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
My wife Elizabeth and I would like to thank your company personally for the wonderful caring assistance we received on the occasion of my wife's Mother's funeral (Mary Bayliss). Our particular thanks go to Joe Johnson who handled the whole thing from start to finish with complete professionalism, sensitivity and understanding of our situation all of which made for it being a perfect celebration of Mary's life. Thank you so much.

Rev Len Collings
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and thoughtful service provided at every stage.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service everything as promised could not have been better
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
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