Phillips Funeral Directors, Harpenden

You can trust our experienced Harpenden funeral directors to arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one. We offer an Unattended Funeral from £995 and an Attended Funeral from £2,495.
BASED ON 31 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Harpenden funeral home

We are Phillips Funeral Directors in Harpenden, and we are here to give you our uncompromising compassion and professional guidance as we arrange your loved one's farewell.

We were first established in 1973, and since then we have gained a wealth of funeral expertise that we will use to help you. Our caring team are dedicated to arranging and conducting a service that is unique and meaningful to your family, using their local knowledge and many years of experience.

We want you to know that you are not alone; please call us from the moment you need any assistance. We are contactable 24 hours a day.

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.

Choice of funeral services in Harpenden

We know there is a lot to think about at this difficult time, so at Phillips Funeral Directors in Harpenden, we give you the choice of two funeral services to suit your requirements. Whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary attended funeral service, or a lower-cost unattended funeral, your loved one, as well as you and your family, will receive the highest standards of care and compassion.

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.
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    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.
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    From
    £2,495
    plus £1,133 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,133 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
    £2,495
    plus £1,133 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,133 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

Parchment House
9 Victoria Road
Harpenden AL5 4EB
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us on the left after turning from Station Road into Victoria Road.

We have two car parking spaces with additional on street parking opposite our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday09:30 - 17:00
Thursday09:30 - 17:00
Friday09:30 - 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 01582 461100

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.


Phillips Funeral Directors reviews

We're highly privileged to have helped so many Harpenden families say farewell to their loved one. Here's what some of those families think about the service they received.
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 31 reviews
Rating 5.0
My mother was treated with dignity and respect from the moment she was transported to the funeral parlour, following her death to her burial. Phillips advised and helped me with the organisation of all aspects of the ceremony at a time when I was trying to cope with my mother’s unexpectedly sudden demise and was feeling so overwhelmed. They made Mum look her beautiful self and I will be eternally grateful for the kind respect they showed her. All the staff were truly kind, respectful and considerate.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that you chose Phillips to look after your Mother. Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
The service from Phillips was first class. From our family’s first meeting with Dawn, who was quietly supporting, with nothing being too much trouble, to Darren who directed the actual funeral. He was so kind, and guided us unobtrusively through the whole service.
I would highly recommend them.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well. 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. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Luke and his colleagues at Phillips were very efficient, thoughtful and dignified.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Unable to fault them.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Very gentle, considerate and kind service from start to finish. Made a difficult time a little easier.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families and your feedback is highly valued.
Rating 5.0
We were very satisfied with the service offered by Phillips Funeral Services. We were treated with great dignity and respect. The service on the day was very professional.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
Nicky & Luke managed my father's funeral seamlessly. They were very clear in all their discussions and instructions, meaning our family felt totally supported by them every step of the way- so much so that the day before I was convinced something had been forgotten as it all seemed too easy. Of course they had covered everything and mourners commented on how smoothly things had run.
I would have no hesitation at all in recommending them to anyone.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your father. We are proud of the whole team,
Rating 5.0
We were provided with excellent help and support by Luke and his team. Our requests were understood and we were very happy with all the arrangements for the cremation. An exemplary service.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving feedback for the branch. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you and the family.
Rating 5.0
Luke and his team were fantastic, very professional and totally seamless, both before, on the day, and afterwards.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
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
Caring and helpful staff Took us through all options available and arranged everything we needed Cannot praise Luke enough for handling all our needs Would definitely recommend
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Phillips Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Nothing less than a 100%, from start to finish,respectful and sensitive.Job well done, many thanks.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Thank you to Luke and the team at Phillips, they provided a first rate service for my family when my father passed away. I would definitely recommend them.
Thank you.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
The staff were extremely helpful and professional under difficult times.
Always there to answer any questions that I had. One the day, even though it poured with rain. Everyone was extremely smart and and conducted themselves with dignity for my Mothers.
I would like to thank everyone at Phillips for making an extremely sad day, manageable and for making Mum’s funeral special.
Christine Hutchings
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and helpful. Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
The staff were excellent in everything that they did. Nicola coordinated the whole funeral and I felt listened to and even trivial questions and worries were addressed. Luke managed the day perfectly and a huge thank you for ensuring my mum had the funeral she deserved even with the government restrictions.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.   
Rating 5.0
Excellent service throughout and I would highly recommend Phillips. They were incredibly helpful and respectful when they came, in the early hours of a Saturday, to collect my mother; and made the whole process thereafter as stress free and straightforward as possible. I felt well looked after and supported at every stage, and every member of staff I dealt with - particularly Luke and Nikki - were a pleasure to deal with.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
From start the finish it has been a pleasure dealing with Phillips funeral very professional in every way.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely comments, 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 4.0
Happy with the service, everything very professionally done. Numerous compliments from other attendees and particularly from those having to view remotely. Would recommend Phillips in the future.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
A very dignified and professional. Very respectful went above and beyond excellent staff. Highly recommended
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.   
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from Donna. Very sensitive and proficient in dealing with our funeral arrangements. She handled the whole procedure smoothly and efficiently. Thank you!
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Phillips have been very understanding and helpful, from the staff at Victoria road, at the St Albans branch for viewing, and on the day of the funeral at the crematorium. I felt supported and guided clearly and sensitively throughout this difficult time.
Response from Phillips 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.
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