Joseph Swift Funeral Directors, Aylestone

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Aylestone Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 25 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Aylestone funeral home

Welcome to Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Aylestone, where we have had the privilege of helping our families since 1946. We take pride in providing the highest standards of funeral care and service to the members of our community here in Aylestone, and to those from the surrounding areas of Rowley Field, West Knighton, Knighton and beyond.

We are honoured to have the trust of the people of Leicester, and have two funeral homes in the city, one on Uppingham Road and other on Narborough Road, which you can consider if they are closer to you.

We believe that life with those we love is deeply personal, and that a funeral service should be the same. We are here to help you and your family arrange a personal and fitting farewell to honour the memory of your loved one and do everything we can to make your life a little bit easier during a difficult time.

Our telephone lines are always open, 365 days of the year and 24 hour hours a day. You can reach us at any time for our support, our advice and our guidance. We are here for you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as you need.

What we offer

  • Support, advice and guidance available whenever you may need it
  • Personalised funeral service to suit your requirements
  • Over 70 years of local expertise and knowledge at hand to help you through this difficult time
  • Burial or cremation at your chosen site
  • Experience in honouring the funeral rites and wishes of families and communities of different faiths and cultures in Leicester
  • Chapel of rest to spend some time with your loved one
  • Bespoke funeral transportation and fleet available for you to choose from
  • Variety of memorial headstones and personalised options for tributes available to choose from
  • A secure future with a prepaid 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.
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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.
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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
    £1,995
    plus £1,253 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,253 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 £1,253 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,253 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

555 Saffron Lane
Leicester LE2 6UN
GB

Directions and Parking

We are a few hundred metres from the Iceland supermarket.

There is free parking at the front of the funeral home.

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 0116 283 2041

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 for Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Aylestone

Some of our families have been kind enough to leave reviews about their experience with us, which you can read below:
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 25 reviews
Rating 5.0
At a really rubbish time the staff at Joseph Swift were brilliant, they could not have done any more and gave us as a family great support, on the day of the funeral the Lady running the it was absolutely great as were all the others in the cars, we were treated from start to finish with the up most respect and as a family can not speak any higher about the whole team at Joseph Swift
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. 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
From start to finish everything was conducted in a very professional
Manor
Could not fault
Would definitely use again
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. 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 4.0
I found the whole experience very good. The staff were very helpful and friendly at a very difficult time. Would recommend them to anyone.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We was so happy as a family with our experience at Joseph swifts at a difficult time.Sarah was so wonderful and really supported me im so thankful I’d never organised a funeral before she was so helpful and definitely helped me with the process.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving feedback online for Joseph Swift Funeral Directors. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team and we are thankful to the them for making your special day so personal.
Rating 5.0
Can’t praise Swifts highly enough. Sarah is fantastic at her job and a credit to the company. Her professionalism and kindness is outstanding. Likewise the professionalism of the staff who undertook the funeral duties on the day of the funeral was again outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Swifts to other families.
Response from Joseph Swift 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.
Rating 5.0
Very kind and considerate. Everything went to exactly as planned. Very dignified send off. Many thanks
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for all your help and kindness. We could not have received a better service. We dealt with Sarah and she did an amazing job and guided us through a very difficult time with understanding and kindness.
Response from Joseph Swift 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, Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
We are so pleased with your service we were shown respect kindness and everything was just perfect
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely beautiful service provided. Such kind considerate and caring people. Even provided a small token memory gift. Really would recommend to anyone needing this service.
Thankyou to everyone involved for everything... you are all diamonds 💎
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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
Professional and friendly. We were always kept updated, Sarah in the office was very helpful & Scott who took charge on the day was great. Thank you all.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for using our services for your loved one. 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
Sarah Mortimer was very helpful and really looked after us through a difficult time. I was very apprehensive about the funeral with Covid restrictions but was relieved that it wasn't a strict as I had originally thought. Restrictions were in place but subtle as not to effect the running of the service.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Sarah the funeral director/ manager at Joseph Swift, Saffron Lane office was fantastic. She was polite, friendly, careful, caring and knowledgeable. She made us feel welcome and comfortable under the circumstances.

The team were great on the day. To be honest perfect. Very humble, patient and caring.

I would recommend all those that have loss a member of friend or family to their services. I am so grateful that it went well from the beginning to the end. Thank you
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. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Everyone was very helpful and compassionate, Sarah was always ready to help and answer any question that we had. On the day of the funeral, everything was done very professionally, with great care, respect and compassion.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Every person I dealt with at Swifts was polite, courteous and very helpful. Nikki at Saffron Lane dealt with all my queries extremely well and kept me up to date at each stage at this sad time. Two days before the funeral, I realised that I would like a lock of my mum's hair but thought I would be too late. On the funeral day it was given to me tied with a bow in a little cellophane packet which I will treasure.On the funeral day, Nikki was away on a course and Maggie oversaw the funeral perfectly from Swifts to the church, to the crematorium and on to the wake.From beginning to end Swifts dealt with mum's funeral with dignity and respect.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From the start of my interaction with the staff at Saffron Lane, they were attentive gave excellent care.
Took any concern about how to organise the detail of the funeral.

The service received by all of those involved and any contact made from staff was excellent.
I cannot think of anything that could improve the service given.
Denise Millington
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
All service was excellent, we were treated with courtesy and compassion, nothing was too much trouble would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Joseph Swift Funeral Directors. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and that we looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
Friendly and helpful staff, expert funeral directors and everything went well.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very professional as always just when you need it thank you all
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Thanks to all at Swifts the staff were all fantastic, very supportive and professional and the funeral went smoothly and was dignified
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from Nicki at Joseph Swift taking time to meet our nèeds at a sad time.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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