John Drage Funeral Directors, Wellingborough

John Drage 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 22 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Wellingborough funeral home

We are John Drage Funeral Directors on Croyland Road, Wellingborough. Our founder, John Drage, joined Dignity Funerals over 30 years ago and brought with him a sense of community. This can still be seen today in how we treat everyone with kindness and respect.

Our friendly team will carefully guide you and your family through each step and look after every detail of your loved one’s funeral. However you wish to say goodbye to your loved one, we will arrange it for you.

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.
    Find out more
    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
    £2895
    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
    £2895
    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

60 Croyland Road
Wellingborough NN8 2AU
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on the edge of Croyland Park.

There is parking available at our funeral home.

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 01933 222492

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 22 reviews
Rating 5.0
Sam was very considerate and understanding, not at all pushy (which I have had experience of with other funeral directors). She was very thoughtful at the same time as being business-like.
Response from John Drage 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. It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us.
Rating 5.0
Excellent. Professional, caring and supportive from the planning through to the funeral itself. Thank you Carol, Sue and all the staff on the day who helped my sons be coffin barers. A sad day made bareable by the organisation of the staff. I cannot thank them enough. Thank you you gave my husband the send off he deserved.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected. 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 support your family and care for your husband.
Rating 5.0
Faultless service, made a difficult time so much easier for us.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. Thank you for posting your online review.
Rating 5.0
Staff very professional and understanding..looked after all the proceedings and kept us informed at all times.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that that we provided a professional service to you. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
We found John drage gave a first class service, their help, support and guidance was first class. They made the day a whole lot easier. We would'nt use anybody else. And would recommend them to anyone for their excellent service.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Losing a loved one is utterly devastating but when you are treated with such a high level of caring professionalism it makes the experience of planning their farewell seamless. The staff at John Drage Funeral Directors made myself and my son feel cared for and utterly safe. We received support, advice, encouragement and 5 star service from beginning to end from everyone involved in caring for our beloved mother and grandmother as we planned her homegoing service. From the office staff to the director and chauffeur on the day of the service we were treated with the highest level of customer care that helped to make what could have been a traumatic and painful experience one that will be a beautiful memory as we said our farewells. Thank you to each and everyone at John Drage Funeral Directors for your amazing support.

Myrle and Dorian Roach
(next of kin of Alice Maude Roach)
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family, we are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The standard of service was exceptional. All the staff were brilliant.
Thankyou
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
My daughter and I found from start to finish with John Drage Furneral Directors, they couldn't have been more helpful or considerate. They did things I had expected to do for myself, like putting the details in the paper and on line. It made a difficult time more easy to deal with and that I was never made to feel I had to hurry up with my decisions. I would to thank them for the lovely gift of a plant, a little folder with photos of the flowers and a copy of the funeral service to keep.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for John Drage Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the upmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Under the guidance of Sam the preliminary arrangements were completed sympathetically and efficiently. We were guided through the various options and our wishes were met without delay.Sam kept us informed of progress right up to the day of the funeral. Despite being somewhat on autopilot on the day everything went smoothly went smoothly and with due dignity and this was borne out by all those that attended. All of us were impressed by the bamboo casket we had opted for. Thanks to everyone involved for your proffessionalism and care.
Response from John Drage 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
From start to finish the staff at John Drage Funeral Directors were professional and compassionate. Carol helped to find us a lovely reverend. Steve and his colleagues arrived exactly on time on the day of the funeral and were respectful, compassionate and dignified throughout. Reverend Marshall conducted the service as if he had known my mother Elizabeth all her life. He presented all the information we gave him and included his own prayers to make the service special to us. Thank you to everyone who made a sad day something special to remember. God Bless you all, Theresa.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I would certainly recommend John Drage Funeral Directors. I had no idea what to do following the death of my mum and they guided me through the process with empathy and understanding. Every member of staff I dealt with at every stage was helpful and patient. Everything I asked for was done and I couldn't fault any part of their service at all.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review and positive recommendation. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
John Drage Wellingborough provided an excellent service for my stepmother's recent funeral. The Funeral Director who officiated on the day was kind and professional, and Samantha who organised the service was caring, empathetic and very efficient throughout the process. At such a difficult time it was reassuring to know that all the arrangements were in her safe hands. The posting of a funeral notice on the website was a welcome suggestion, and the facility for ordering flowers and making a donation to our chosen charity from links on the same webpage was particularly helpful under the current Covid restrictions. I cannot recommend John Drage highly enough for their care and attention to detail.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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 understanding. At the funeral they acted most professionally and were very supportive. Thankyou very much.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
An excellent service provided by all at John Drage. I would definately recommend.
Response from John Drage 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
We cannot speak more highly of the service we received from John Drage. From the very first phone call to after the funeral they were just wonderful, professional and kind.
Special mention is needed for Sam and Steve for doing what you do so well. Thank you for making a very difficult time in our lives so much better.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Sam was absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble for her. Capably managed throughout the whole experience. Thankyou
Response from John Drage 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
My daughter and I used John Drage for the recent funeral of my wife and found the service to be impeccable. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a professional, efficient company to handle their affairs.
We found Sam, the representative in the office, to be kind, efficient and sympathetic; we would also mention Paul for his kindly and friendly attitude.

Funeral costs have undoubtedly increased over the past few years, but in the range of current costs we feel that we received value for money.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and for your lovely feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide your comments.
Rating 5.0
Would recommend dignity for there professional approach in dealing with our mums service.professional from the moment we spoke to them .nothing too much trouble never felt rushed into any decision would recommend without question
Response from John Drage 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 that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I thought that John drage were second to none.the professionalism combined with personal empathy was spot on. Carol and Sam were truly wonderful, I had no doubt in my mind that Keith would have a beautiful service and that's why Keith and myself chose them. Thank you x
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. 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
All services provided were carried out with the greatest care, respect and professionalism, cannot be recommended highly enough.
Response from John Drage Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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