Joseph Swift Funeral Directors, Aylestone

At our Aylestone funeral directors, we have been serving the community since 1946 and can provide a meaningful funeral now with the memorial service to be held later, when everyone can get together again
Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Leicester
BASED ON 16 reviews
Rating 5.0
Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Leicester

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

  • The option to have a funeral now and the memorial service later when you can have families and friends gathered again.
  • 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

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 283 2041.

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

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:
5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 16 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very attentive and professional when helping us to arrange the funeral of our family member.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Cannot fault the care you gave us nothing was too much that you gave to all of us
All the staff were very professional in everything you did
I would recommend you to anyone needing a funeral planning
Thanks for the service you gave
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that our team were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
My dad died and we went to Joseph swift the were very help full they did what we wanted my dad was an atherest so we had family talking ower own songs he liked Leicester city and we were asked if we would like under takes to were Leicester city ties people said it was one of the best funeral they had been to
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
I cannot fault the service , everyone was so supportive I went to use another Funeral Director that my husband had taken a plan out with , it was so unprofessional that I walked out. I picked up the phone to Joseph Swifts and they were so supportive and took away all the stress I was feeling . My husband was a Leicester City fan so his funeral was football themed, even the staff from Joseph Swifts wore Leicester City ties. This was a 5 star service . Thank you all for your kindness at my time of loss x
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
I couldn’t fault anything They all did what we asked and nothing was too much for them every wish my nana had was met with great dignity and care and respect for the family too.
From the Care Home to the Funeral everything was excellent . I thank you so much x
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your Grandmothers wishes were carried out to your satisfaction.
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