Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors, Chesterfield

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Chesterfield Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 11 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Chesterfield funeral home

We, Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors, have been serving the families of Chesterfield since mid 19th century. At first as Alderson Funeral Service, then as Crowder & Alderson when Graham Crowder joined us in 1963.

Through all the changes, we have stayed true to the principles set by our founder, Henry Alderson; compassion, respect, high quality of service and total commitment to the families in our care.

You and your family are our top priority. What matters to you, matters to us. Let us help ease your concerns when it comes to arranging a meaningful and personal farewell for your loved one. We will look after all the arrangements, so that you can focus on looking after yourself and your family.

How you want to say goodbye to your loved one is completely your choice. Just let us know what your preferences are, whether that is a cremation, a religious funeral, a contemporary service or a bespoke ceremony, and of any personal touches you want to include, this could be a special song, poem, hymn, flowers or donations.

Nothing is too much trouble. If you cannot come in to see us, don’t worry, we will come to see you in the comfort of your home. We have two individual chapels of rest, should you wish to spend time with your loved one before the day of the funeral. If you wish to visit outside of normal hours, let us know and we will happily open our funeral home for you.

You are not alone. We are here to help you, day or night. Just give us a call. We will be honoured to help you in your time of need.

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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,171 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,171 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,171 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,171 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

Whitting Valley Road
Old Whittington
Chesterfield S41 9EY
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located in the commercial estate behind the main landrover garage off the main road at the bottom of the hill, next door to JBS tuning garage and saferail windows.

The is off road parking available at our funeral home and on road parking on the surrounding streets.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
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 01246 452344

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 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
All the staff I had contact with either by phone or on person were sympathetic and most efficient. All our requests for music, order of service etc were dealt with without any problem. Thank you.
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you, 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. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 4.0
Lovely friendly service. Kept me up to date with planning. Always use this company and never let me down. Thankyou so.much at such a difficult tume
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.
Rating 5.0
From the first day of my Mother’s passing right through to the funeral, all the staff I met or spoke to couldn’t have been any more sincere and considerate of my feelings. All were kind enough to listen to my wishes and facilitate them. The order of service booklet was excellent quality and is a wonderful keepsake for the family who attended and those who could not attend due to limited numbers re Covid restrictions. People who couldn’t attend were able to login to the Webcast without any problems. Sara the Celebrant was also very kind and she translated my memories and thoughts of Mum into an excellent reading for the funeral. Everyone made what was a very emotional and sad time in our lives much more manageable and easier to cope with. Thank you all - Carol Machen
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. 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
Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They took care of everything from the initial phone call through to after the funeral. Would thoroughly recommend.
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
The service was lovely, well handled considering restrictions, could not fault one part of it and the minister was wonderful, it felt like she'd known my mum personally. Would definitely recommend.
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time.
Rating 5.0
I couldn’t be more happier with the support,advice & guidance from Pat & Andrea at Crowder & Alderson.Nothing was too much trouble, so in my hour of need at a very difficult time it meant a lot to me that they where so attentive & always there when I needed any help or advice.The attention to detail & personal touches certainly helped me cope with my sad loss.Everything was perfect,Thankyou xx
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for Crowder & Alderson. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families and I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Nothing too much trouble. Lovely to talk too. We were made to feel at ease and not rushed for decisions. Thankyou for making a horrible time feel more bearable.
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to you and your family and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Couldn't fault the service we received following the death of my father. All the staff are excellent and made a very difficult time more bearable.
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
We have received 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
Crowder and Alderson helped to arrange my late mother's funeral. They didn't try to sell me the most dearest funeral, they helped me to work to a budget, I could have in the end afforded more but at the time I wasn't sure. Staff were pleasant and caring, they listened to us and didn't try to rush us. The lady who facilitated the funeral was really great and caring, and allowed us to do certain things on the day on the funeral. All the staff were great.
The only thing I would say would be to give ppl the choice to select a different casket if they so wished to pay the extra. The casket my mum had was ok, but you definitely have to make sure you have flowers on the top. In all tho I would recommend Crowder and Alderson to Anyone.
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. I do note that you were not happy with the choice of the coffin. I f you would like to discuss this further please do give our colleagues in the Client Relations Team a call on 0800 783 7171.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for providing comfort at such a difficult time. All our requirements were honoured and respected from start to finish of your service. Very compassionate and thoughtful staff.
Response from Crowder & Alderson 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 dignity and respect 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 our first contact all the staff were professional at all times, they helped us through a very difficult time in a compassionate and caring way.
Response from Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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