J Rymer Funeral Directors, York

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our York Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 90 reviews
Rating 4.9

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.
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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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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 Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,108 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,108 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,108 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,108 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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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
Directions to J Rymer Funeral Directors

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 J Rymer Funeral Directors in York

See what others say about our York funeral directors
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 90 reviews
Rating 5.0
We had excellent service. My dad always had a high regard for Rymers. My mum appreciated all the help we were given and she thanks you very much.
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. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Chris R made all the arrangements and the funeral was entirely satisfactory. Could not wish for better.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
Could not have done more to make a very difficult time less stressful he was understanding patient and sympathetic. The funeral was beautiful and went without a hitch. Would highly recommend Chris Rymer of Rymers to anyone having to deal with loosing a loved one.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for a most caring and efficient service. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was arranged exactly as we asked. At such a sad time all Rymers staff showed us a professional yet personal service. Special thanks to Richard, Emily and David
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
We would like to thank all the team at J Rymer who made Mums funeral run smoothly and to our requirements. Special thanks to Chris and Emily for their empathy, patience, professionalism and caring approach. All our requests to ensure the family were involved in the funeral service were met and nothing was too much trouble. Emily kept us updated throughout and we would not hesitate to recommend Rymer to anyone in need of funeral directors.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service Richard and Emily went above and beyond to help in all ways. Hope we do not have to recommend your services to anyone in the near future, but would not hesitate to do so if asked.

Thank you so much for everything.

Jackie and Bryan McCabe and Norman's family in Canada
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. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Heather at Rymer’s provided the most amazing service to us as a family, after the death of my father. Words cannot express how professional, compassionate and sensitive she was during this very difficult time. I received a phone call from her every few days asking me how I was, giving me an update and asking me if I had any questions. I cannot praise them or thank them 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
We used rymers for the first time for my mums funeral. The staff were so helpful and understanding. They made a difficult time easier. They were so calm and diplomatic. Always referring to mum in such a kind and caring way. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
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. Thank you for this recommendation.
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.
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