Joseph Swift Funeral Directors, Humberstone

At our Humberstone funeral directors we have been serving the local community of Leicester since 1946 and can help you arrange a dignified funeral now and a memorial service later, when everyone can get together again.
Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Humberstone, Leicester
BASED ON 9 reviews
Rating 4.8
Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Humberstone, Leicester

About our Humberstone funeral home

We are Joseph Swift Funeral Directors on Uppingham Road, Leicester. We take pride in providing the highest level of funeral service to the families in our care. Losing a loved one is hard, and we will do everything we can to make this time a little easier for you.

Since our establishment in 1946, when we were called Abbey Funerals, we have acquired a wealth of local knowledge and experience. All of which we will use to help you in this difficult time.

Our funeral home caters to all religions and personal preferences. We have an Asian chapel and wash and dress facilities for our local families. We also have full disabled access for your convenience.

Our funeral home is ideally located to serve the families of Humberstone, New Humberstone, Spinney Hills, North Evington, Goodwood, Rowlatts Hill and more. We are proud to serve the people of Leicester from our funeral home here in Uppingham Road and from our sister funeral homes in Saffron Lane and Narborough Road.

You and your family are our priority. If there is anything we can do to ease any of your concerns or make you feel more comfortable, please do not hesitate to let us know. You can call us at anytime you want, we are here for you 24/7.

What we offer

  • The option for a dignified funeral now and a memorial service later, when all your friends and family can get together
  • Help, advice and support available at every step, 24/7
  • Personalised funeral arrangements to suit your requirements
  • 50+ years of knowledge and expertise at hand to guide you
  • Cremation or burial at a local site of your choosing
  • Experience in honouring funeral rites and wishes of different faiths and cultures
  • Chapel of rest to spend some time with your loved one
  • Bespoke funeral transportation, hearses and limousines
  • Different types of tributes and memorial headstones
  • A secure future with a funeral plan
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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 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

Our Full Service Funeral allows you to personalise every aspect of the funeral, whilst the Simple Funeral is suitable for those who can be a little flexible with the details. Alternatively, we can guide you through some low-cost cremation options available.

Direct Cremations from £995

You may alternatively prefer a direct cremation, a lower cost and family-led alternative to a traditional funeral. You can choose from a selection of cremation options to celebrate the life of your loved one your own way. No matter what choices you make, you can be sure that the service you receive will be of the highest quality.

Direct Cremations from £995

We are here to guide you through your funeral choices. All Direct Cremation packages include cremation fees, doctor's fees, provision of a simple coffin, transportation of the deceased in specialised vehicles and care of the deceased in a professional mortuary facility until the day of the funeral.

The Unattended Funeral from £995, also known as a Direct Cremation is ideal for those who prefer a simpler affair and those who want to have the cremation now without any attendees, and a service later, on their own terms. Other cremation options include a service with twelve or more attendees, but without the reassuring face-to-face guidance of a funeral director.

For more information and details, please do not hesitate in getting in touch with us at 0116 274 3414.

Where to find us


209 Uppingham Road
Leicester LE5 4BQ

Directions and Parking

We are at the traffic lights on the corner of Uppingham Road and Coleman Road.

There is parking available at the rear of our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 0116 274 3414

Frequently asked questions

Reviews for Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Humberstone, Leicester

Some of our clients were kind enough to leave behind a review about their experience with us, which you can read below:
Rating 4.8
based on 9 reviews
Rating 5.0
Me & My Wife Were Treated With Compassion & Respect. We were both very impressed with Kimberly on organising mums funeral (Mary Valentine Belcher). We were so grateful to you for letting the hearse pull up outside of her bungalow, which Roy and Mary built together all those years ago. It was a lovely tribute and we thank you so much as it allowed close neighbours and mums carers to be able to stand outside and pay their final respects. Again we could not fault the service given by you all. And also to the minister John Bentham who gave a heartfelt service of what we wrote word for word. Kind regards Dave and Debbie Belcher.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Excellent contact via email and telephone Kimberley very helpful and sincere in the office and with follow up calls.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
They help us a lot very nice people and listen to you staff name was Kimberley she help out a lot
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families and it’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Funerals are sometimes very somber and sad - with Swift’s Funeral Director’s we had a lovely service from them especially Sarah on Uppingham Road, Leicester she made us welcome and through the arrangements she was always there to answer any question’s we had. The Order of Service cards were very professional and a nice keepsake of our dear Mum.

I haven’t got any bad points whatsoever and would recommend them to anyone.

Thank You All Very Much
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Joseph Swift Funeral Directors to take care of your Mother and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 4.0
A very professional company and the little touches like making sure I had a flower from my mums spray was a lovely touch.
Well done
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Joseph Swift. 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
The process from start to finish was dealt with efficiently and with respect and compassion.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I would highly recommend Joseph Swift Funeral Directors. From arranging to the actual day, everything was taken care of with such professionalism and compassion. We used Joseph Swift 18 months ago for my Father and when Mum passed away in February we didn't hesitate to contact them again. I would like to thank all the staff involved in making a sad occasion so much bearable.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service I received was just perfect, they helped me to plan my husbands funeral and carried out my wishes exactly as I wanted. I cannot thank Joseph Swift enough for the handling and care of my late husband. I didn’t want a religious service for him so a Celebration of Life service was carried out to perfection, I had my own pall bearers and they directed them every step of the way, the undertaker on the day was very professional and caring. I would highly recommend Joseph Swift for their service and care during a very sad time, I cannot rate them highly enough. Thank you all so very much.
Mrs Janis Hall
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family and am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Was well originally by everyone thanks
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