J Rymer Funeral Directors, York

If you’re looking for a funeral directors in York, J Rymer Funeral Directors is here to help. We will arrange a fitting funeral service with kindness and compassion.
J Rymer Funeral Directors in Monkgate, York
BASED ON 82 reviews
Rating 4.9
J Rymer Funeral Directors in Monkgate, York

About our funeral directors in York

York funeral directors, J Rymer Funeral Directors, was founded by James Rymer in 1848 and is now managed by the sixth generation of the Rymer family.

Over the years we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We use this to help arrange and conduct bespoke funeral services for the people of York.

Our funeral home is set in a beautiful Georgian building with plenty of parking. We are easy to reach from around York, including Bootham, Clifton, Heworth and Layerthorpe.

You can get in touch with us by telephone at any time. Please give us a call on 01904 624320 as soon as you need our assistance.

Please note that from 2nd September 2020, the one-way road system in the Groves area is changing due to a highways trial. Penley’s Grove Street is now two-way. To reach our York funeral directors turn into Penley's Grove Street from Monkgate. We are located 150 yards down the right-hand side of the street. There is ample parking on-site. Should you require any additional guidance, please contact us on 01904 624320.

J Rymer Funeral Directors offer

  • Expert advice and guidance
  • Funeral arrangements tailored to meet your family’s needs
  • Local knowledge and expertise
  • A cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Bespoke funeral services for people of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of your loved one in our chapel of rest
  • Hearses, limousines and other bespoke transport options
  • Memorial masonry and fitting 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.
99.0%
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 a choice of two packages, our York funeral directors will arrange a fitting funeral that meets your requirements. Whether you’d prefer a traditional ceremony or a more contemporary service, our Full Service Funeral gives you complete choice. If you’re able to be more flexible with the arrangements, our lower cost Simple Funeral might be a preferable option.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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    Our costs from
    £2,995
    Tailored funeral service

    Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £2,995
    Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    Tailored funeral service
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £2,995

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01904 624320.
  • Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
    Find out more
    Our costs from
    £1,995
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    Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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    Find Out More

    Simple FuneralOur costs from £1,995

    Or ,find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01904 624320

Where to find us

Address

15 Penley's Grove Street
Monkgate
York YO31 7PW
GB

Directions and Parking

To reach our York funeral directors, drive into Penley’s Grove Street from Monkgate. If you need assistance please call us on 01904 624320.

Our funeral home has a large car park which is free of charge.

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 01904 624320
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Reviews of J Rymer Funeral Directors in York

See what others say about our York funeral directors
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 82 reviews
Rating 5.0
Myself and my family were very pleased by all aspects of the care from every member of staff provided for my wife’s funeral. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. 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 entire Rymer team were extremely professional and caring, and took as much time as we needed to listen to us and support and guide us through an already difficult time.
Lydia was incredible so extremely caring and understanding she helped me with every request I needed for Mum, and she took out her time to sit and listen to me when I needed someone to talk to and checked most days with a phone call to make sure we were all ok.
Mum’s service was everything we planned and went with no problems with the entire team been extremely caring, and looking after Mum with the uppermost of respect.
Thankyou so much.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for J Rymer Funeral Directors. I am pleased it all went well for you and the family and that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Lydia and the team at J Rymer went above and beyond to help me and my Mum at such a difficult time. Despite the COVID restrictions the funeral was exactly how we wanted it to be. Lydia made everything run incredibly smoothly and gave us such kind and friendly support the whole way through. We cannot thank you enough.
Response from J Rymer 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.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank everybody at the funeral parlour who made such a horrible time a little bit easier. From the moment I made the first call I was unsure on a lot of things, but they took the time to help me through the process and have also continued that support after the funeral. I would like to thank Chris Rymer personally as he made sure the day was as we wanted and did all that he could to make that happen in these difficult times. Without their support and understanding I wouldn’t have been able to get through this time!
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. It has been a privilege to look after your Mother.
Rating 5.0
Many thanks to the team at Rymer for a first class service. In particular Lydia, who helped enormously in her calm professional manner. She helped make what is a very difficult time easier, helping me make decisions without any pressure to rush such important choices. Thank you suggesting the florist and Georgina who made the service so personal.
Response from J Rymer 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.
Rating 5.0
Rymers provided a very personal service that was professional and very dignified. They managed all of the necessary arrangements in an efficient way and ensured that I was kept upto date with developments. They understood the sensitivity of the situation especially during the periods of restriction due to the CV19 pandemic. Overall a great team to have supporting you in difficult times.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. 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. I'm glad that our team has provided you with some comfort through this difficult time. 
Rating 5.0
We received excellent service from Rhymers, the staff were very helpful and kept us fully informed about what was happening, and rang us several times to see if we had any questions or needed any help. On the day of the funeral they were very efficient and guided us through the service so we were never left wondering what we should be doing. Despite covid we had been able to meet in branch with Heather to arrange the funeral, which was much easier than trying to do it by phone. I would recommend Rymers to anyone needing the services of a funeral director.
Response from J Rymer 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
I considered the service to be of high quality. Guidance was offered at every stage. Everything was made clear. Staff were kind and courteous.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 4.0
At a really difficult time everyone was handled professionally, with thought and care.
There were both regular updates and how is everyone doing.. really apreciated
Everyone was smooth and on the day again all was done well

Many thanks
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
I cannot praise the team at J Rymer enough. They showed the utmost respect and dignity and care throughout the planning and attention for my Father’s funeral. I thank them for their guidance and support especially during such difficult times.
Response from J Rymer 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.
Rating 5.0
Heather took care of my mums funeral on behalf of Rymers, she was extremely helpful, remained in contact with us every step of the way. At such a difficult time this was extremely reassuring. There was a couple of occasions where Heather went the extra mile and for that the family would like to express our heart felt thanks . I would have no hesitation in recommending Rymers funeral services
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose J Rymer Funeral Directors to look after your Mother and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Our funeral director lydia was fantastic,she made all the arrangements as easy as possible for us
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for your kind comments. It has been a privilege to support your family and thank you for highlighting members of staff that made a difference for you.
Rating 5.0
The members of staff I dealt with at Rymers for my mums funeral were very professional and compassionate. They dealt with everything and made the whole process very straight forward. Would highly recommend. Myself and my Dad would like to say a big thank you for making a difficult time stress free.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time. 
Rating 5.0
The whole family were very happy with the great service we got from Stephen.
Nothing was to much trouble for him to organize for us, from start to finish.
Our dear Mums funeral went without a hitch and I would be happy to recommend Rymers to anyone.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
My mothers arrangements were first class, as were my fathers 7 years earlier. With so many things to sort out, the Dignity plan and the experience with J Rymer Funeral Directors was so helpful in a difficult time. Thank You.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
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. 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
The staff were caring and professional and kept us updated with arrangements. A difficult time for us was made easier knowing everything was being taken care of so efficiently.
Response from J Rymer 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
First class from start to finish. Very well managed by Richard. All the necessary steps were made very clear. I felt everything was in capable hands which took a weight from my shoulders. Richard recommended just the right Celebrant for my husband's funeral. He would have approved. I wholeheartedly would recommend Rymer Funeral Director's to everyone. Having our beloved dog actually by my side during the funeral brought so much comfort and no doubt more approval from my late husband.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank everyone at Rymers for there very kind care and attention for the funeral of our dear dad. Especially Lydia who was professional but was friendly and approachable and nothing was to much trouble. Also a thank you to Robert Livesey for taking the service...everything was perfect thank you to everyone at Rymers.
Response from J Rymer 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. 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
Rymer’s are a very professional Funeral Director, on the 14th of August my brother Ian Fawcett died, my dad is very old fashioned, he believes that you conduct business face to face and pay for everything by cash, the lady that looked after my dad and I, ( L ) I hope you know who this is, she was very kind and considered to all my dads needs. I felt that we were very well looked after especially in these very difficult times, she was always there if we needed her, I phoned her several times to change things, nothing was to much trouble. L is going to accompany me to my brother’s internment, I think this is very kind of her and just show’s what a good company Rymer are.
Kind regards Diana.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. 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.
Rating 5.0
From first contact the team at Rymer’s were sensitive, caring and compassionate, guiding my family through the whole process, operating within the current restrictions. Our particular thanks go to Chris, who could not have been kinder or more thoughtful. He arranged access to the Crematorium and met us there to set up live streaming of the service. He understood just how important this was to us so that my son and partner in New Zealand could feel included which they completely did. We will all be eternally thankful to Chris for that.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
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