J Rymer Funeral Directors, York

Our York Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
J Rymer Funeral Directors in Monkgate, York
BASED ON 63 reviews
Rating 4.9
J Rymer Funeral Directors in Monkgate, York

About our York funeral home

J Rymer Funeral Directors are funeral professionals in York. We were founded in 1848 by James Rymer, and are 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 of the highest standards.

Our Monkgate based funeral home is set in a beautiful Georgian building, which is easy to reach from the areas surrounding York, including Bootham, Clifton, Heworth and Layerthorpe.

We are dedicated to giving the highest standards of care to every family that we work with. We will ensure that each detail of your loved one's farewell is just as you want it to be.

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 funeral home turn into Penley's Grove Street from Monkgate, we are located 150 yards on the right hand side of the street. We have ample parking on-site. Should you require any additional guidance please contact us on 01904 624320.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and 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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Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.

Where to find us

Address

15 Penleys Grove Street
Monkgate
York YO31 7PW
GB

Directions and Parking

To reach our funeral home drive into Penley’s Grove Street from Monkgate. If you are unsure please call us on 01904 624320.

Our funeral home has a large car park.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01904 624320 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

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Reviews for J Rymer Funeral Directors in York

See what other families in York say about us
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 63 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank everyone at Rymer's for the way they dealt with Dad's funeral.
From start to finish everything was carried out with compassion and professionalism, nothing was too much trouble.
They kept in regular contact with us, just to see how we were and to keep us updated with arrangements.
They made a difficult day bearable.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 4.0
Lydia led the creation of our farewell to our family member. She was thoughtful, attentive and caring and guided us through all the details of the funeral. Lydia stayed in touch throughout the planning process to ensure that everything ran smoothly and made us feel supported and valued. We'd recommend that Rymers will ensure an empathetic and dignified goodbye to those we love.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for and that you found our staff to be informative and reliable.
Rating 4.0
They were very helpful in dealing with Mum’s funeral, guiding us through the process & advising where needed.
The funeral was carried out in a professional & compassionate manner.
We are very happy with the service provided.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Gary was very patient and understanding, he kept us informed throughout. He suggested that on the way to the crematorium we drive past where Dad grew up and the church he worshipped at. Which we would never have thought of. We can't thank him enough for his kindness.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 5.0
Rymers provided such excellent service for our family on the loss of my brother and my father that it was a very natural decision for us to use their services when we recently loss mum. We live quite a long distance away and needed to make the initial arrangements very quickly which Rymers helped us with. Our funeral director Lydia was very sensitive and professional, helping us and guiding us through the process. She contacted us regularly to check how things were going and advising us when each part of the process was completed. It was difficult completing things from a distance but Lydia at Rymers really shepherded us through and we are so very grateful for that. On the funeral day we were really looked after and all the wake arrangements were perfect. At a very difficult time in our lives we were so grateful for the professional and excellent services provided by Rymers, especially by Lydia. We needed things to be seamless to alleviate the stress and we certainly were provided with a seamless service. We cannot thank them or recommend them enough.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am glad we were so accommodating and able to provide you with the support and guidance needed at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank everyone at j rymer for the kindness and care they showed to myself and all my family. At the difficult time nothing was to much for them even around chapel visits we could vist any time we wanted and stay for as long as we liked.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. Your feedback is so valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Caring and compassionate service at a difficult time. Very professional. Simple explanations given of the whole procedure with sympathy and compassion. Very reasonable prices.
Chris and his team did a wonderful job, during what was a difficult time. We were delighted with the service and support they offered.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Many thanks to J Rymer for a excellent funeral arrangement and special thanks to Lydia for her kindness, care and compassion through a difficult period of time
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
Made the family feel supported. Kept in good contact from start to finish to make a very upsetting time bearable.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
A funeral is the last thing you want to have to arrange, it was made easier by the funeral director they made sure everything went smoothly and nothing was too much trouble.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families and I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 4.0
Rymers are a very caring funeral directors.We have unfortunately, had to use their services on two occasions now, after losing my Dad in 1997 and more recently my mum on 11/07/2019.They are very respectful ,caring and helpful during a very difficult time.They bend over backwards to make bereavement more bearable.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for.
Rating 5.0
From that first dreadful night when my husband died at home I was impressed by the gentle and tactful way Rymer's staff dealt with both my husband's body and me. They were very caring in all my dealings with them, even the most routine telephone calls always included a query about how I was and if there was anything more they could help me with. In the midst of a bereavement such thoughtfulness means a lot.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind to you and your family and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
All the staff at J Rymer were fantastic. They listened to our wishes and ensured everything was carried out as we required. First class service, professional, caring and above all else nothing was too much trouble. The finishing touches like the memory pins are superb. J Rymer are truly second to none.
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I am glad that you chose J Rymer to take care of your loved one. 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
Prompt service and help which met our requirements.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
In the past 18 months we have used Rymer's in York for both my Mother and Fathers funerals. The support and guidance we received at such a difficult time in our lives was excellent. I would like to thank Gary who was involved on both occasions for his care and support.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
Chris and his colleagues looked after everyone involved with kindness and courtesy.

Rymers provided a very dignified service.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
At every Stage they were very helpful, communicative and the funeral arrangements went without hitch
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.
Rating 5.0
Have used Rymers twice now and received outstanding hassle free personal service. Highly recommend all parts of their services and professional caring staff
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with J Rymer Funeral Directors. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family so well and we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
On this sad occasion all of the staff members, particularly Lydia and Gary, were excellent.As a family we felt everything was made easier from start to finish by the staff's professional and caring approach.Could not recommend them highly enough.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and all your wishes and requirements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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