H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors, Kettering

H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 25 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Kettering funeral home

We are H J Phillips & Sons Funeral Directors on Rockingham Road, in Kettering. We are honoured to continually have had the opportunity to help our local families in Kettering and surrounding areas in their time of need, for over 100 years.

We know how difficult it is when a loved one passes away and how important it is to say farewell exactly the way you want to.

Your wishes will be carefully listened to and we will ensure that they are carried out to the letter. Whether you prefer a traditional, religious or a contemporary funeral, like a woodland burial, the choice is yours.

Our experience and knowledge of the local area means that we are well equipped to handle all your request and ease the burden regarding all the arrangements.

Our funeral home has disabled access and a private chapel of rest, should you wish to spend time with your loved one before the day of the funeral. Furthermore, we offer reimbursement when parked opposite us, at Sainsbury’s carpark.

We are here for you, day or night; so if you need our help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. If you cannot come to us, we can arrange to visit you whether you are based in Kettering, Barton Seagrave, Warkton, Weekley, Glendon, Thorpe Malsor or any other surrounding area.

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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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, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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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    From
    £1495
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £1495
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    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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  • 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £2695
    plus £1288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2695
    plus £1288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    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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Where to find us

Address

34 Rockingham Road
Kettering NN16 8JS
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located directly opposite Sainsbury’s car park on Rockingham Road.

There is parking avialable at Sainsbury's, opposite our funeral home, that we offer reimbursement for.

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 01536 512144

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 our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 25 reviews
Rating 5.0
Scott at H J Phillips was absolutely amazing when arranging my father’s funeral. He kept us completely updated throughout and went out of his way to make the whole process as painless as possible. This company, and Scott in particular acted with respect, dignity, kindness and could not have been any more helpful during a difficult time. We don’t live near their office so it was often difficult for us to get there and Scott had no second thoughts about opening up their office out of hours and even on weekends when they were closed to accommodate us. I did not expect such fantastic service. He ensured the funeral went seamlessly and took so much pressure off us. Scott is a credit to this company and I would definitely recommend using them.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that you chose H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors to look after your father. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your father. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Lauren and her colleagues made what was a very difficult time for the family a little bit easier. She organised everything extremely well and also gave me a contact for the refreshments afterwards who I would highly recommend.
Thank you for your professional response to all our queries
Kind regards
Jean Powell
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Scott and his colleagues at HJ Phillips were very helpful, friendly and professional in dealing with my father’s funeral. They prevented a lot of the stress I was anticipating and kept me informed throughout the process.
We we’re pleasantly surprised by the experience and would certainly recommend their services.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Service was excellent - Lauren was extremely helpful very organised easy to get hold of kept me informed step by step. Would highly recommend your company to family, friends & colleagues.

Thank you for making a very stressful situation very straight forward - you held my hand & guided me though it with no fuss and in a very professional & sensitive way without judgement and you explained everything clearly & simply.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. 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. 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
They were very professional and caring with all our needs
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Lauren was perfect and so supportive . The guys on the day were terrific . Steve was so respectful.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Friendly staff and very helpful. They made the day easier and were very caring.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Andrew, Andy and everyone that we dealt with were extremely helpful from the first phone call we made through the planning of the funeral and including the day itself. We could not have asked for better, everything was handled with the upmost respect and if we had any questions we were able to contact them at any time to ask.
The Barratt & Wilcock Family
Response from H J Phillips & Son 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. 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. 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.
Rating 5.0
Very polite and helpful
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
The service we received was very good. Staff were always courteous and kind. The celebrant they suggested, Denise, was perfect. The funeral was everything we could have asked for.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. 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 5.0
Andrew and Jamie were very professional and handled my late mother's funeral with kindness and dignity. I had never arranged a funeral before so their guidance and suggestions were greatly appreciated. It made the whole procedure so much easier and everyone who attended the funeral commented on how lovely it was and how professional all the Phillips staff were. Flowers looked stunning and everyone loved the choice of Bamboo coffin.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
It has been an honour to look after you and your family and to respond sensitively to your specific needs and a privilege to look after your Mother.
Rating 5.0
Perfect service, exceptionally professional, caring and sensitive. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they provided excellent guidance.
Response from H J Phillips & Son 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. 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.
Rating 5.0
Very sympathetic and efficient service from Andrew. Jamie very helpful during the funeral. Overall an efficient service.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
I, and my family, could not fault the way in which your company handled matters for us following the recent passing of my dear wife.
Every courtesy and assistance was provided by Andrew in the branch and he strove to ensure every aspect of the necessary arrangements were carried out smoothly.
On the day of the Funeral Service the limousine provided was spotlessly clean and we were able to conform with the Covid requirements without diffficulty.
The Funeral Service at Warren Hill Crematorium went beautifully and the ability to stream the service live via Obitus was greatly appreciated by many relatives and friends - at home and abroad - who were unable to attend owing to the present restrictions.
Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of my family, for the totally faultless way in which everything went 'on the day' and for the unexpected little 'extras' afterwards.
PWB.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words. 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. 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
Very well looked after with my father's funeral
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and competent service, sympathetically delivered.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are able provide the right level of care to our families.
Rating 5.0
Fabulous Service at a time when it was needed most. They acted with Dignity and was there whenever we needed them.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
Our family have been very well looked after by Andrew at HJPhillips at a very sensitive time for us. Not knowing Kettering there help and guidance was invaluable.
Response from H J Phillips & Son 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 pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
We have used Phillips 5 times in the past 20 years and have always received impeccable service in every way. Recently they have helped make such a difficult and emotional journey manageable. It’s not just the funeral arrangements that they are amazing at but they excel with aftercare and compassion, going more than the extra mile. As a family we can’t thank all the staff enough for everything they have done for us and the care and compassion shown.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with H J Phillips & Son. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am pleased that our team looked after you and the family so well.
Rating 5.0
We can’t thank H J Phillips enough for their kind and professional care when sorting our dads funeral, nothing was to much trouble, excellent service throughout.

Thank you.
Response from H J Phillips & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that the arrangements were to your satisfaction.
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