Relph Funeral Directors, Middlesbrough

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Relph Funeral Directors in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough
BASED ON 57 reviews
Rating 4.9
Relph Funeral Directors in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough

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.
99.0%
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7%
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

  • Tailored Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    We will provide you with a service that is truly personal and will meet your exact requirements and wishes. We will provide all of the necessary care for your loved one and allow you to personalise the funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,705
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Tailored Funeral

    Tailored Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,705
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    We will provide you with a service that is truly personal and will meet your exact requirements and wishes. We will provide all of the necessary care for your loved one and allow you to personalise the funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Tailored Funeral
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    Tailored FuneralFrom £1,705

    Whatever your funeral requirements, we will work with you to meet them, guiding you through all available options to create the perfect service for you. Our dedicated team of trained professionals will care for your loved one, handle all service arrangements and conduct your funeral service on the date of your choice.
    • 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
    • You will 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
    • Cost includes a basic coffin with linings and fittings. However, you can choose any of our wide range of coffins and caskets
    To find out more, please call us on 01642 246295.
  • Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service at a lower cost, arranged and conducted by one of our expert Funeral Directors.
    Our Simple Funeral comes at a lower cost, with a limited range of choices, without compromising on the quality of service that is delivered.
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    From
    £1,450
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Simple Funeral

    Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service at a lower cost, arranged and conducted by one of our expert Funeral Directors.
    From
    £1,450
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,136 estimated third party costs for doctor's fees, cost of cremation and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our Simple Funeral comes at a lower cost, with a limited range of choices, without compromising on the quality of service that is delivered.
    Simple Funeral
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    Simple FuneralFrom £1,450

    The Simple Funeral comes at a lower cost, without compromising on the quality of service that is delivered. There are limited additional services that can be added to the Simple Funeral. We will discuss these options with you, and the associated fees so that you can make an informed decision.
    • 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
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Options for personalisation of the funeral are limited, compared to the Tailored Funeral
    • Cost includes a basic coffin with linings and fittings. However, you can choose any of our wide range of coffins and caskets
    To find out more, please call us on 01642 246295
  • Direct Cremation

    An unattended, yet dignified committal for your loved one.
    Our Direct Cremation service provides all of the necessary care for when someone has died and ensures a dignified cremation is carried out without any ceremony or mourners in attendance.
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    From
    £975
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Direct Cremation

    Direct Cremation

    An unattended, yet dignified committal for your loved one.
    From
    £975
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Includes doctor's fees and cost of cremation
    Our Direct Cremation service provides all of the necessary care for when someone has died and ensures a dignified cremation is carried out without any ceremony or mourners in attendance.
    Direct Cremation
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    Direct CremationFrom £975

    A direct cremation is different to a traditional ceremonial funeral. There is no service, no hearses or limousines and mourners do not attend the cremation. The ashes are then either scattered or returned to you, which allows you to arrange a separate remembrance service at a more personal and reflective location for the individual if you wish.
    • 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
    • There is no service or ceremony for mourners to attend
    • The cremation takes place at a Dignity selected crematorium with no mourners present
    • There are limited additional services available to you with associated fees
    • A basic coffin with linings and fittings is included
    To find out more, please call us on 01642 246295

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.
Our Price Promise

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

Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 57 reviews
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.
Rating 4.0
Couple of small misunderstandings
but were big at the time.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4* review and we are sorry to note that you have some concerns. If you would like to discuss the misunderstandings that you mention, please contact the Client Relations Team on 0800 783 7171. Thank you again for your 4* review.
Rating 4.0
All very good, helpful and respectful but I did get a cheque sent to me which was meant for the doctor and this a bit upsetting and I had to forward it onto the correct address.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4 * review and positive comments. I am sorry for the misunderstanding and the distress this caused. If you wish to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact our client relations department on 0800 783 7171.
Rating 5.0
From the first phone call from the staff at Relph Funeral Directors I was put at ease about all of the services and arrangements for my family’s sisters funeral I was given choices of the type of funeral and lots of support to make decisions but I never felt under any pressure to make quick decisions, I received phone calls to update me on the progress of how everything was moving along The staff are very professional but in a very caring and courteous way. I feel that all of the needs myself and the family wanted for our sister were taken care of and handled with care and professionalism to a very high standard. I would definitely recommend Relph’s to anyone who sadly looses a loved one as themselves and the loved one will be taken great care of.
Response from Relph 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 for your Sister and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible.
Rating 5.0
The service we received from Relph’s Funeral Directors, during the recent loss of our dear mum, was exceptional. Everything we could think of, and more, was handled by our funeral director, Joe, and he guided us through all necessary decisions with great empathy and sensitivity. It was so important to us to have someone to take the load off us at this very emotional time and Relph’s certainly did that. Mum’s funeral service was lovely. Despite all the Covid restrictions, Relph organised things professionally and sensitively so that the restrictions were hardly noticeable. We really couldn’t have asked for a more exceptional service. Thank you so much.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Jacqui, my funeral director, was brilliant. She talked me through everything and supported me. the system is relatively easy to use, although i was a little befuddled by the software to put together the funeral notice which asked me to click that i agreed to the notice before i could edit it ( i didnt want to agree as i needed to edit it!). people were always available on the end of the phone, and messages were passed on rapidly when Jacqui when she was unavailable. we are just sorting out the memorium booklet with photos of my father now. I have already prepaid with them for mum's funeral as well.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. I am pleased that all went well with the funeral arrangements. I am sorry that there were difficulties with the funeral notices site and I will be sure to pass on your feedback.
Rating 5.0
Professional caring staff
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review.
Rating 5.0
Compassionate and very professional. Funeral went smoothly and on time. Excellent service from Relphs.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. 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.
Rating 5.0
They went above and beyond the call of duty, I can not thank them enough.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
Having used Relph funeral services in the past and being totally satisfied. My husband passed away on the 28th August and again we left all the arrangements with Relph and I can honestly say they again were amazing not only with me and my son but all involved.
All who attended the funeral said what a lovely service and the speaker was wonderful.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am happy 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
The service received from all of your staff was exceptional, particularly that of Jacki the funeral director and Morris the assistant/driver...the respect, support and care given was first class and was for all 3 of my closest family members.

Thank you so much. We are eterngrateful xx
Response from Relph 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 dignity and respect needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
We would like to thank Relph's for undertaking Dad's funeral. Every detail was taken care of and as much help as we wanted was offered. In particular we would like to thank Joe Johnson who said at the beginning "we only have one chance to make it perfect for you" and he did.
They were wonderful in our time of sorrow, nothing was too much trouble. Thankyou again.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that all the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service very caring professional staff everting we asked for was given joe is outstanding caring man that looked after all of us thankyou so much for giving my dad everything he wished for from all of us
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. I am glad that you chose Relph Funeral Service to take care of your Father.
Rating 5.0
Relphs Funeral service has provide yet again a perfect and professional service from start to finish even after the funeral. Joe Johnson who directed our funeral is a credit to Relphs and Dignity, he is so sympathetic and his comforting words and advise, he explains everything so that you understand what will be provided and going to happen, nothing was a trouble for him, all the staff that we have be dealing with have been amazing too, and the behind the scenes staff have also made our daughter look beautiful for viewing her while she lay to rest prior to her funeral date. We will always use Relphs Funeral Services as long as their service is at the professional level or better as it is now

Thank you once again to Joe and all the staff at Relphs for your amazing service you have provided us during our loss.
Response from Relph Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am pleased that you had the trust in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected and that you confided in us to take care of your loved one.
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