John Meynell Funeral Directors, Darlington

We take the greatest care as we look after the families of Darlington.
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Rating 5.0
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About our Darlington funeral home

John Meynell Funeral Directors are dedicated funeral professionals. Over the years we have built a reputation for arranging and conducting bespoke funeral services of the highest standards. We were established in 1910 as Meynell's Funeral Services, and we have served the local community of Darlington ever since.

Our funeral home in Darlington is easily accessible from the surrounding areas, including Hopetown, Rise Carr and Pierremont.

We are located close to Darlington Crematorium, which is the closest crematorium to the surrounding villages and towns of Northallerton, Richmond, Great Smeaton Dalton-on-Tees, Melsonby and Yarm.

Whatever kind of funeral you have in mind for your loved one, we will be able to help you arrange it. Our caring team will carefully listen to your wishes so that we can organise a funeral service befitting your loved one.

If you need any help, advice or guidance, you can get in touch with us 24 hours a day. Call us on 01325 382542.

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.
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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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Tailored Funeral

    Our Tailored Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £2,995
    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.
    Tailored funeral service

    Tailored FuneralOur costs from £2,995

    Our Tailored 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 01325 382542
  • Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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    Simple FuneralOur costs 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 01325 382542

Where to find us

Address

148/150 North Road
Darlington DL1 2EJ
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on North Road on the junction of Shildon Street near Morrisons supermarket.

There is car parking available on surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01325 382542 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
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 15 reviews
Rating 5.0
Meynell's(especially Andrew Radcliffe) were a great help to us throughout a very difficult time. They were professional without being cold or overly formal, compassionate and gave us a great deal of helpful advice and information. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they treated ourselves and, more importantly, our dear mam with respect and kindness. They unquestionably made a sad period in our life a good deal more tolerable.
Response from John Meynell 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 the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
We received excellent service from everyone involved with the arrangements for my fathers funeral. Everything was done exactly as we had requested and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Very professional, caring and compassionate funeral directors. Nothing was too much trouble. From the moment I engaged with them I felt reassured that they would treat mam with dignity and respect, putting the families wishes first at all times. Mam always said she wanted Meynell's to handle her arrangements and she simply couldn't have chosen better. On behalf of the family I would like to sincerely thank them all for making such a sad time a little more bearable. I cannot recommend their services highly enough.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with John Meynell. 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
Very polite and professional
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and comments. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
We received an excellent service from Andrew and the rest of the team throughout the whole process of arranging mums funeral. They were all very professional and dedicated to making sure everything was done the way we wanted down to the last detail. Nothing was a problem and they kept in constant touch in making sure everything went smoothly in such an upsetting time. I would not hesitate in highly recommending them as they provide an exceptional service. Many thanks.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I can recommend John Meynell, Funeral Directors, Darlington as excellent. Andrew recently helped me through a sad time when I lost my mum but he couldn't have been better. Thoughtful and respectful whilst being extremely professional all at the same time. I thank him and John Meynell in general for such good care.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish excellent professional service
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I was impressed at the level of help, pride and compassion that was brought to the service by every member of the team
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I had a lady funeral director called Geradine and she was fantastic and could not do enough to help in our time of need.I would not hesitate to use your services again should I need to and have already recommended you to someone else.Many many thanks.
Response from John Meynell 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 and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From the very first contact staff were sympathetic caring & thoughtful. The service provided by them could not be faulted.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I have nothing but praise for the people at John Meynell in Darlington. Andrew was wonderful, so kind, considerate & with such great attention to detail I didn't feel concerned at any stage. The funeral arrangements & service were conducted with dignity & respect & I would have no hesitation in recommending either Dignity or John Meynell to others
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Were very pleased with the service we received.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From the very first meeting with the staff, I felt at ease with them , the funeral director was very supportive, she explained the procedures with an empathic attitude. Her support throughout has been exceptional. Since the funeral she has contacted me to offer any further support should I need it.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From our first meeting with Grenedeen, I knew I need not have fretted and worried over mum's funeral arrangements. Her care, kindness and advice were of immense relief to me and.my family. My mum could not have had such a perfect goodbye. Her advice in choosing the celebrant was perfect. Carole, Grenedeen and her staff I cannot give them enough praise.

My family and I cannot recommend John Meynell Funeral Directors enough. Thank you so much for making a very difficult day so lovely.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you and your family with the care and guidance needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
The service provided was exceptional. The care and compassion shown is very much welcome when dealing with a bereavement . They took care of everything giving advise and adding personal touches that really make a difference.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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