John Meynell Funeral Directors, Newton Aycliffe

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Newton Aycliffe Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 24 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Newton Aycliffe funeral home

John Meynell Funeral Directors provide a consistently high standard of service. We support the local community in Newton Aycliffe by helping families to arrange funeral services. We make the arrangements on your behalf, helping to alleviate the stress that can often accompany planning your loved one’s farewell.

Our dedicated team are compassionate and respectful. We are here to provide the best service that we can, allowing you and your family to pay respects to your loved one in a personal and meaningful way. You can rest assured that they will be cared for by kind professionals.

Our funeral home is easy to reach from the surrounding areas, including Woodham, Aycliffe Village and Heighington.

Please call us as soon as you need our assistance. We can offer you any advice and guidance you need, and you can get in touch with us 24 hours a day.

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 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
    £995
    (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
    £995
    (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.
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    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,083 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,083 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,083 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,083 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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Where to find us

Address

Cemetery Chapel
Stephenson Way
Newton Aycliffe DL5 7DF
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located by junction of Stephenson Way and Burnhill Way.

There is car parking available opposite the branch.

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 01325 301405

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 24 reviews
Rating 5.0
I can’t thank Tracey, joling and Jackie anymore for all their help and support they gave me and family during the passing of my dad. They were so supportive from day one. always welcoming always there to chat too if we needed . The care they gave my dad in the couple of weeks he was in their care was amazing! Couldn’t of asked for a better team. Thank you so so much again.
Response from John Meynell 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, it is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
I cannot give high enough praise to Tracy and all the staff for the unbelievable support and advice they gave myself and our family. They helped us organise and plan a double funeral in what I can only describe as difficult circumstances with many issues, all of which were sorted for us. Everything was handled with care and sensitivity. On the day of the funerals everything ran flawlessly in what were exceptional circumstances and the staff looked immaculate. We could not have asked for better service. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. 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. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
The service we received from our funeral director was fantastic , the support was amazing and the actual funeral itself was a wonderful send off for my dad, I was impressed by the respect shown by the staff on duty and it couldn’t have been better ….. faultless
Thanks to all involved
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
Excellent friendly and professional service.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
I couldn’t have asked for anything more from the staff at John Meynell’s in Newton Aycliffe.

Tracey was fabulous with me and the family from day one. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff and they took amazing care of my wonderful Husband.

They made the process that bit easier to bear and I’ll never forget that. Thank you to all of you at the branch who helped give Darren such a lovely send off.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time. 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
The service received was excellent and considerate.
Staff were friendly and very helpful throughout the process.
They made the cremation service run smoothly.
Aftercare support was impeccable.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving an online review for John Meynell Funeral Directors. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
Rating 5.0
Andrew guided and supported us through this difficult and distressing time with true compassion and sensitivity. Nothing was too much trouble and his experienced advice, anticipation of processes needed to be gone through and gentle, calm communication througout was invaluable. A huge thank you from the whole family.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
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.
Rating 5.0
What can I say but 5 stars all the way this team showed so much dignity and respect to my late father .
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Very thoughtful and caring throughout the service provided. Went the extra mile. Would certainly recommend
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for your lovely review.
Rating 5.0
Tracey and the rest of the staff who looked after my mums funeral were absolutely lovely from start to finish, exceptionally professional and made a difficult/upsetting time easier to cope with. You helped us give mum a lovely respectful final farewell and done with such dignity. Thank you Joanne & Family
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Further to telephone call today I can confirm that all the family of Kathleen Bailey were very happy with every aspect of care and attention to detail that we have received. Our Mam was treated with respect and much thoughtfulness which means a great deal to us as she was VERY special and much loved. Nothing was a trouble and Geradeen phoned regularly to keep me up to date with all arrangements as and when they happened.

We cannot fault your commitment to making a very difficult process a little easier. Many thanks to each and every one of the staff.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. All staff I've met over 2 funerals were brilliant. They're so kind and considerate and go above and beyond.

Amanda Conway performed both funerals and couldn't thank her enough for all of her support throughout and even afterwards. Amanda is such a great asset to the company.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. 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. 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
Excellent support and advice - made the day much easier than I expected
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Outstanding very professional in every way 100. Percent
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.
Rating 5.0
I found the services provided were carried with respect and dignity any questions that we had were answered accordingly. Geradine organised everything for us for which we are grateful as we felt that sometimes we couldn't think straight. Thank you for your help and respect during a very difficult time.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Ive got nothing but praise for the team at Meynell's and in particular the people from this company who we dealt with and helped us with the funeral arrangements. They were very compassionate, understanding and caring and ensued that all our needs and numerous questions were dealt with professionally. Outstanding on all fronts and I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending this company when such sad circumstances prevail.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Faultless service was provided.
Geradeen and her staff were very supportive and sympathetic in our difficult times.
We have no hesitation in giving a full and unqualified recommendation.
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 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
Fantastic service, no complaints, very helpful and supportive at a very difficult time, highly recommended
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
An excellent service, with great staff. Everything was explained clearly and made as easy as possible. It was a good experience and a nice funeral.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We are very happy with the services provided by the staff of John Meynell all the staff explained what the process of the burial would be even now I am being helped with the choosing of a memorial stone for my mother.
Response from John Meynell Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
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