Mitchell Funeral Directors, Exeter

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Exeter Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 32 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Exeter funeral home

At Mitchell Funeral Directors in Exeter, we will arrange a heartfelt funeral personal to you and your family. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, our sympathetic team is here to help.

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
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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.
99.0%
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7%
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

You can find out more about the funeral packages we offer below. Whether it's unattended or attended, we offer a complete range of services. Select an option to find out more.

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.
    Find out more
    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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,995
    plus £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.
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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 £1,258 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.
    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

King William Street
Exeter EX4 6PD
GB

Directions and Parking

We are 100 metres down from the John Lewis car park, next to the Seventh-Day Adventist church.

There is parking nearby at the John Lewis multi-storey car park.

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 01392 272682

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

Read what the families of Exeter and Devon have said about us:
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 32 reviews
Rating 5.0
My father had had put in place a Dignity funeral, which meant he had made the process a lot easier for us. Martin at Mitchell Funeral Directors of Exeter was our one contact throughout, he provided us with all the information we needed and directed a ceremony fitting for our father. Mitchell's service did not finish with the end of the end of the funeral, as a week later Martin was in contact ensuring they had met our expectations and offering advice and assistance with decisions to be made in relation to the ashes.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Father. We are proud of the whole team. 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
Mitchells - our family have used them since 1970 when our grand passed away- Am thinking back to Old Tiverton Road days if am correct 100% service from beginning to the end.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Mitchell Funeral Directors. It's so good to hear that we have provided an outstanding service to you and your family.
Rating 5.0
We found all the staff very understanding and compassionate and carefully explained everything. Any questions, just ask and they will help.
Their service was much appreciated.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
My husband and I were really pleased with all aspects of his Dad's funeral arrangements.
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.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I found Mitchell Funeral Directors to be helpful, considerate and thoroughly professional. They guided us through every step and made a sad time less stressful.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support, thank you for using our services for your loved one
Rating 5.0
From the first contact phone call and throughout the following days and weeks, we were treated with respect,care and compassion.
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.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
A sad time for our family, October 2020 loosing my son at 34 years old, then followed by my father in April 2021 aged 91. Mitchells and in particular Paul and his support team were there to help and guide me through the process. No selling or upgrading being pushed, just a simple honest business of supporting as needed.
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.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
I can’t recommend them enough. They were supportive, responsive and helpful at all times and made what could have been a difficult time as straight forward as possible.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish, Sheril and the team at Mitchell Funeral Directors were efficient, sensitive and extremely thoughtful. All the staff made a potentially very upsetting day into a respectful memorable service and one that was organised beautifully throughout. My family and I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Response from Mitchell 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 loved one. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Mitchells were very helpful,caring and professional organising my Dad's funeral. Everything went very smoothly on the day and the ceremony was exactly what we wanted.
I would certainly recommend Mitchells.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Your family continues to be in our thoughts. We are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Mitchell's provided our family with an outstanding service for my mums funeral. They treated my mum and family with dignity. Martin was always at hand when I needed advice and the whole team helped to make things as easy as possible during a difficult time.
Many thanks
Bernice Wright
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Everything from beginning to end was professional and caring but also friendly and very helpful ,with plenty of guidance and information!
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 !!
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and the staff looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with the way Mitchells Funeral Directors handled my Mother's Funeral, They were very helpful and considerate, Martin was very informative and guided us through the process with dignity and compassion, we were very grateful for his help. Thank you Martin.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Mitchells Funeral Directors. 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
During what is always a very difficult time my family found the team at Mitchells and Sheril in particular to be extremely professional and also very warm and caring. The help and advice throughout was exceptional. Thank you all.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
I found the staff to be able to put my self and my family at ease with a lot of empathy and consideration of are grief very supportive and the ability to support family needs individually the whole process was made easier because of the of the professional the arrangement was made i would recommend to my family friends if they had the need in future thank you once again for making the day go well and plans carried out to the request of my late husband
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
My partner sadly passed away from cancer recently. He was adamant that Mitchell Funeral Directors deal with his funeral arrangements; having used them previously when my mother passed away. They looked after us all, again, so well. Listened and advised in a gentle, compassionate manner and made a very sad, stressful situation for us all, into a beautiful and fitting send off. I would strongly recommend Mitchell's to everyone.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. Your feedback is valued and I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 4.0
Very friendly service, have my funeral booked with them to save my family any problems when the time comes.
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
Martin and the team at Mitchell’s Exeter were professional, compassionate and supportive throughout the funeral arrangements.

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
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Mitchell Funeral Services. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
From our initial meeting with Sheril at Mitchells, her kindness, sensitivity, professionalism and yes,good humour, ensured the daunting process of losing our dear friend was free from any stressful complications.We were guided, but always listen to with respectful understanding and patience.In every aspect of the arrangements we had a feeling of genuine care from all of the staff....I have no hesitation in recommending this truly FIRST CLASS SERVICE
Response from Mitchell Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you and the family were well cared for.
Rating 5.0
I found the staff very friendly and couldn't do enough to help. I lost my mother, who left details of the service she wanted. Sheril found the right music, and a lovely lady vicar to take the service. She was so helpful from beginning to end. I had many good comments on the service sheets, which were printed with pink orchids. I was surprised but pleased that I didn't have to pay more for having a design on them. The flowers were also ordered by Sherill who got me a good price for them. They were beautiful an smelt lovely. After the service I was given a book to take to the wake for friends an family to write in, I thought this was a lovely idea and have not known other funeral directors do this. I cannot fault the service I received at Mitchells and would recommend them to anyone else that I knew who were in need of a funeral directors.
Response from Mitchell 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 you had the trust and confidence in our team and that it all went well for you and the family.
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