A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors, Portchester

A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 15 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Portchester funeral home

A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors in Portchester is honoured to serve the families in our local community, using our knowledge and experience to provide quality funeral care. We are here for you at this difficult time and will arrange a meaningful and dignified funeral for your loved one.

To reflect the personal nature of life with somebody you have loved, we aim to ensure their send off is as special and as unique as you want it to be. In order to achieve this we will listen to your needs and offer guidance and advice to ensure your wishes are met.

You can be sure that we are a name to trust, having provided the wider Portsmouth area with caring funeral services since 1873. Our funeral directors in Portchester has been open since 2012 and in that time we have continued to offer the professional and compassionate service that A G Stapleford & Sons is known for.

You can find our funeral home in the small shopping parade on West Street, across from the Red Lion pub. This location means we are easily accessible to the whole of Portchester and also nearby Hampshire communities, including Knowle, Havant and Southwick.

There is a chapel of rest, where you can spend time with your loved one in a private and comfortable environment, and you will be treated with respect and integrity throughout the time you are in our care.

Your wellbeing matters to us and we are available to listen any time of the day or night. To arrange a funeral,

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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1295
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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
    £1295
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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
    £2395
    plus £1049 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1049 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with 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
    £2395
    plus £1049 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1049 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with 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

10 West Street
Portchester PO16 9UZ
GB

Directions and Parking

Our funeral home is in the Portchester Shopping Precinct on West Street, just off the Castle Street Roundabout.

There is limited parking at the rear of our premises and a public car park within walking distance.

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 023 9200 0692

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 15 reviews
Rating 5.0
My 99 year old mother passed away peacefully in November 2022. As part of her prepaid funeral plan A G Stapleford & Sons of Portchester were appointed as her Funeral Directors. We met with Angella to plan the funeral and go through how we wished the ceremony at the local crematorium to be conducted. Both before, during and after the ceremony we were impressed with the compassion, kindness and professionalism of everyone involved. After the ceremony we were particularly touched by the gift of a framed photograph of my mum, a book of remembrance and a boquet of flowers. Many of the family commented that we had done mum proud, you did, thank you all very much.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you
Rating 5.0
Given the shock of having to deal with the unexpected death of a close relative, I found the care taken, with arranging the funeral, was very good. Not too complicated but professional and sufficiently supportive to enable the family to say their goodbyes in a way that felt right, for us. Friends and relatives commented that it was done well.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons 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. 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
Angela was very supportive throughout, the most thoughtful part of the experience is not feeling you had a timeslot or against the clock. It felt very relaxed and that you were afforded all the time that was needed to discuss the arrangements.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Very respectful and prompt service. Every one at the company we dealt with was polite and helpful. We were taken through the funeral arrangements carefully and on the day everything went as planned. The company arranged a Celebrant, Verity who was quite amazing.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Thank you to Angela, Katiie and all Stapleford staff for their organisation and friendly and helpful way they helped us as a family to organise our loved ones funeral.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for using our services for your loved one. 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
Lovely staff helped me to arrange the perfect service , thank you to Angela .
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
From the first phone conversation to delivery of my Mother's ashes(by the same person) The entire experience was carried out with highest respect for my Mother and compassion to the family. I cannot praise and thank the whole team in Portchester enough!!
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother. We are proud of the whole team. 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 4.0
I was so impressed with Angela, her professionalism was second none, she has a charming way with her and I felt very comfortable with her through this very emotional time. Nothing was too much trouble, you must be happy to have her in your team.
The only hiccup I experienced was the hearse contained not only the flowers for my mother but also flowers for another funeral. Although upsetting at the time, Ryan dealt with this very well, he was apologetic .
The issue with the flowers has been reflected in my scoring.
Many thanks for the bouquet of flowers from your Company, a lovely gesture which won’t be forgotten.
Thank you.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4* review and your very kind comments regarding our staff. We do also take on board your comment regarding your rating and thank you for highlighting the issue to us.
Rating 5.0
Angela was great, really helpful and friendly, as were Ryan and his team. They all made a difficult time so much easier. Thanks to you all. Gary
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
If I could I would give 6 stars. The service given by Angela was above and beyond what was expected. She smoothed out the whole process and got things done. It destressed the whole process and gave a friendly contact to use.
This continued with Rebecca who ensured the funeral went seamlessly as planned.
These two ladies are exceptional and when put together an unbeatable team.
My heart felt thanks for the help given.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons 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. 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
From the moment we contacted Angela at Staplefords in Portchester the service and care we received was second to none from beginning to end. We could not fault any aspect at all and should the need arise again in the future we will not hesitate to return to Staplefords.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from all members of staff , It would be unfair to pick out a single member of staff as there were all highly profession, I would recommend this company to any one Cameron May
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons 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
Very satisfied with the care and consideration given to the family before, during, and after the cremation. Everything went according to plan and couldn't have gone smoother. Thanks once again.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
AG Stapleford & sons was amazing from start to finish very helpful and professional.
I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Thank you.
Mick Champion
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons 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
From start to finish the wonderful team at A G Stapleford & Sons provided an amazing experience in what is a difficult and challenging time for my family. They worked with compassion and care and always went above and beyond in their effort to take the pressure off and manage everything for you. Special mention must go to Katie at the Porchester office. She made my life so much easier and I would recommend her and the company to be trusted with any arrangements and will certainly be my first call next time.
Response from A G Stapleford & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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