J Rymer Funeral Directors, York

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Rating 4.9
based on 57 reviews

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.
J Rymer Funeral Directors in Monkgate, York

What we offer

  • 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

We understand how special life is with those that you love. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral.

If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
  • Full Service Funeral in York, from £3,545

    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 Service in York, from £1,995

    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 Penleys Grove Street
Monkgate
York YO31 7PW
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located ten minutes away from the city centre, two miles from Monks Cross Park & Ride.

There is parking available for three cars at our funeral home.

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 57 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
perfect professional service very helpful and kept in constant connect in our difficult time.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and made a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Dad wanted us to use J Rymer when the time came, as they had provided there service to other family members .The staff, including our funeral director, did a wonderful job from start to finish, and everything was perfect on the very sad day.
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
They made the day go well and before hand the service they provided was excellent
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Rymers have been very professional in their services. My dad was given a beautiful send off with great respect from the company. Easily contactable for any queries and always quick to respond. Very polite and approachable staff. I highly recommend Rymers
Response from J Rymer 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 arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Second time we have used Gary and would definitely use again (hopefully not for a while yet!)
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
in a time when my head was all over the place following the death of my beloved dad ,Mr Rymer was so helpful ,explaining what needed to be done and allowing us to tailor the service for dads wishes ! it made what was a very hard time for myself and my family a very simple process .
Many thanks to you and all your team for doing such a wonderful job
Kind regards
Chris Hollingsworth
Response from J Rymer Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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