About our Exeter funeral home
For more than 100 years, we have provided funerals in Exeter, a role we have always fulfilled with integrity and kindness. When you ask us to arrange a funeral, we will ensure your wishes are met.
You may already have in mind the type of funeral you want, but don't worry if you haven't. Our team of Exeter funeral directors will be available to offer guidance and advice, as well as help ease any of your concerns. Whatever your request, be it a religious or a humanist funeral, a traditional service or a more modern offering, we will endeavour to make it happen, creating a unique tribute to your loved one.
Since 1860, we have been a part of Exeter, originally in the building trade before moving into funeral arrangement at the start of the twentieth century. In the intervening 100+ years, we have provided support and funeral care to families throughout the community, always ensuring we adhere to the values we were founded upon: kindness and understanding.
Once out of necessity and once out of convenience we have moved premises. Our first funeral home in Exeter opened on Summerland Street, where it remained until it was destroyed during the Blitz of 1942. We subsequently moved to Old Tiverton Road, with the chapels and workshops based at our present site. During our time at both locations, we were known by the family name of W Mitchell & Son. This changed in 1988, when it was decided to move everything to the current premises and the name was shortened to Mitchell.
Our Exeter funeral directors can be found on King William Street, near to the main shopping parade. This central location means we are accessible to all areas within the city, such as Exwick, Heavitree and St Thomas. We are also within reach of nearby Devon villages, including Cowley and Exminster.
Allow us to take care of the arrangements for your loved one’s funeral. We are available to listen 24 hours,
What we offer
- Guidance and advice, from our team of professional funeral experts in Exeter
- A funeral arranged to meet your needs
- Local expertise of Exeter and the surrounding areas of Devon
- Cremation and burial services at any site local to Exeter
- Arrangements for any religion, belief or culture
- A chapel of rest, where you can visit your loved one
- A fleet of traditional funeral vehicles, along with bespoke options where available
- Funeral memorials, stonemasonry and beautifully crafted tributes
- Our range of prepaid funeral plans
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
The Unattended FuneralWe 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.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe 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.
The Attended FuneralA 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.Find out more
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£1,995plus £1,258 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,258 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is parking nearby at the John Lewis multi-storey car park.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIf your loved one has passed, you may be uncertain of what to do next. This guide gives you a step-by-step account of what needs to be taken care of in the days following somebody dying, and who will need to be informed.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides to planning a funeral offer a comprehensive look at ensuring your loved one has the kind of send off you want. With our funeral directors on hand to help, you can be certain the funeral will be arranged to your wishes.Find out more
The day of the funeralWhat happens when the funeral finally arrives? This guide will tell you how the day will proceed and what to expect when the time comes to say goodbye to your loved one.Find out more
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.
Funeral reviews for our Exeter funeral home
Their service was much appreciated.
Sheril made sure that we were aware of the available options, costings and proceedings throughout. Everything was handled in a very professional and sensitive manner by Sheril and the team.
We would be happy to recommend Mitchell's to anyone, they exceeded our expectations.
Everything was taken care of with the minimum of demand on any of our family, at what was of course a difficult time for us all.
The pre-paid funeral plan proved to be of great benefit, not only from a financial aspect, but also from a procedural point of view. Not having to discuss prices and make payments at this time was a welcome relief.
Our family would like to convey our heart felt thanks to those at Mitchell Funeral Directors who were so kind, caring and comforting, especially the lady who dealt with us the most, both thoughout the planning, and at the funeral ceremony.
We used Jenny Lloyd from the Humanist Ceremonies as neither my son or father were religious and each time Jenny provided the family with exactly the correct level of readings and music choices.
I would also add that the background support team at Exeter Crematorium were there as needed, often unmentioned but without them nothing would function.
In short Respectful, Honest, Supportive
In the nicest possible way we the Martin family hope not to see you to soon.
But appreciate you when we do need you again.
I would certainly recommend Mitchells.
We had a few issues with medical profession, Mitchell’s took that worry off us and dealt with the situation but keeping us updated!
Sheril looked after us she was lovely ! Martin was always on the end of the phone if you needed help or advice.
I would highly recommend Mitchell’s !,, Once again would like to thank them for all their support at a very difficult time !!
I can’t fault their approach and service in anyway. At such a challenging time for our family they were like a close friend.
Their experience and attention to detail meant the day went as well as I could have expected given the circumstances