Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors in Chesterfield

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About Us

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.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01246 452344 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

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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Full Service Funeral

Our Full Service 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.
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


Whitting Valley Road Old Whittington Chesterfield S41 9EY GB

Parking and Directions

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


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01246 452344 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

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  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.