W Naylar & Son Funeral Directors, Rochester
About our Rochester funeral home
We are the oldest funeral directors in Rochester, having been established in 1850, and the expertise and knowledge we draw from when helping you has been passed down from one generation to the next. Our caring team is committed to providing a funeral service that is both unique and meaningful to your family.
Our funeral home can be found at the Rochester end of the Delce Road, making us accessible to all parts of the town, including Borstal. We are also within easy reach of the other Medway towns, such as Chatham, Halling, Hempstead and Rainham.
We have a chapel of rest, which takes its name from a much loved local character, where you can spend time with your loved one in the days leading up to the funeral.
Remember, you are not alone at this emotional time, we at W Naylar& Son Funeral Directors are here to help ease your burden. You can reach us 24 hours a day, so do not hesitate in contacting us when you feel you are ready.
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
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
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 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 £1,073 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,073 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
You can park for free at the front of our funeral home.
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|
|Saturday||09:00 - 12:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’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.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur 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.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis 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.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.
Reviews of our services
She was fantastic at her job and a very lovely kind lady. I would certainly recommend Naylors instantly to anyone looking for a Funeral Director,
the day itself went well and was very dignified and our driver graham,who also sorted the service cards out on the day and took care of the floral tributes along with the others of the team were all professional but also very deferential and just normal ,which is what you need on the day.
Thank you for all you have done for our family.
The Whole team were very caring and compassionate and nothing was too much trouble. My family have used their services in the past and I highly recommend them.
What was always going to be a difficult day for family and friends was made easier for us by the professional and caring support we got from your team.
I appreciate all the effort you put in to help us through all the preparation and everything I wanted for Dad was in place on the day.
Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Our family have always used this company and would recommend them.
Clear understanding of what was required by guests during this pandemic. Everything went smoothly and our wishes were carried out as we wanted.
She was there to help our family through the arrangements every step of the way. Natalie was also a big help when fiona was available.
On the day of the funeral Graham and his team couldn’t have made things any better in these very strange COVID-19 times. Our family can’t thank them enough. A Murphy