Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors, Kirkby

Ken Gregory & Sons 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 36 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Kirkby funeral home

Welcome to Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. We have been helping the families of Pinxton, Selston, Newstead and beyond since the late 1970s in their time of need.

Built under the guidance of Ken, Chris and Ann Gregory opened this funeral home with nothing but a “board on the street”. It was their love and commitment to the families that surround them that helped them become the reputable and professional funeral directors that they are today.

It is with the same commitment and compassion, that has been instilled in us by our founders, that we promise to take care of you, your loved one and all the funeral arrangements.

We understand how difficult and confusing this time can be, which is why we will take our time to ensure you are comfortable with all the funeral arrangements being made.

How you want to say goodbye to your loved one is completely up to you. Just let us know what your preferences are, whether that is a cremation, a religious service or a bespoke ceremony to celebrate the memory of your loved one.

No detail is too small to account for and your comfort is always important to us. We have a fleet of cars and a memorial display available to view and a private chapel of rest, should you wish to visit your loved one before the day of the funeral.

Whatever you need, please do not hesitate to ask. You can reach us at any time, day or night. We are here 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.
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    From
    £1195
    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
    £1195
    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 Rowan Funeral

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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    From
    £1670
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
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    The Rowan Funeral

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1670
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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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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    From
    £2295
    plus £1298 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1298 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
    £2295
    plus £1298 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1298 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

27 Portland Street
Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7AB
GB

Directions and Parking

We are opposite Travis Perkins Hardware Store.

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 01623 466610

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 36 reviews
Rating 5.0
From the very first contact made following the death of our father, the Funeral Directors staff have been caring, understanding and most certainly displayed an empathy to our situation. On behalf of the whole family I would like to add that we could nor have asked for anymore.
Thank you for the care given to not only my father but everything throughout.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons 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
The service we received from Ken Gregory & Sons was excellent from start to finish. The staff we met in the office (Lucy & Claire) were more than helpful, fully understanding of our requirements and above all totally empathetic with us. They sourced us a Nottingham Forest 'Order of Service' and arranged and organised the floral tribute with the Nottingham Forest club badge. On the day before the funeral, we had a call from Matt who talked me through the process and explained each step of the plans for the day. On the day itself he did exactly what he said and much, much more. The cars were impeccably clean, and the drivers were totally respectful. The small touches make a massive difference.
Overall, this was my first experience of dealing with organising a funeral. I found Ken Gregorys to be thoroughly professional in their approach but at the same time to be totally understanding and caring and wholly sympathetic. I cannot think of any instance where I could fault any of the service we received.
First Class. Thank you to all involved.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
Kind, caring and compassionate. Ken Gregory & Sons helped carry some of the heartache at a very difficult time.
Thank you.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons 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 to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
The direct cremation process was professionally and personably carried out with care, sensitivity and understanding. From the start Lucy and the thoughful staff at Ken Gregory (Kirkby in Ashfield) made a difficult and confusing period as easy as possible.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.  Thank you for your 5* review.
  
Rating 5.0
Everything went smoothly as planned and any query or question we had was promptly dealt with, all the staff were very helpful and professional at all times
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
fantastic service was there for myself and my family they did everything I asked for.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
The staff are absolutely amazing they went above and beyond for my brother even down to getting rainbow ties to fit in with us all and also Lucy provide me with someone for a balloon release amazing friendly and couldn’t thank them enough
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to look after your Brother and 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.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely brilliant service. Highly recommend them.
As funerals go my daughters was one of the loveliest and described her life perfectly.
Thank you personally to all at Ken Gregory’s especially Emma and Lucy.x.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. 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 found Ken Gregory & Sons caring and both personal and professional in all their contacts with us. Living so far away it was important for us to feel confident that they recognised the challenges we faced in dealing with the arrangements for our brother.
They were always welcoming and offered us a clear view of the way forward for what we required.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons 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. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I was very satisfied with funeral for my beloved wife everything went completely to my request’s I was given step by step information as to when and how the funeral and service would be carried out and it was carried out with complete dignity.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. 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. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
All staff excellent fantastic support for the family nothing was to much trouble, very kind and caring
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
We are thankful to the team for making your special day so personal and it's good to hear that we supported you and your family throughout the process.
Rating 5.0
Every member of staff at ken Gregory were kind, sympathetic and understanding at an indescribably distressing time.1st class service from start to finish.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time. 
Rating 5.0
brilliant compassionate team
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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.
Rating 5.0
We were very impressed with the help you gave us and particularly Michael who did a wonderful eulogy. Everything went as smoothly as could be expected.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Very kind, supportive and helpful at a difficult time.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
The staff at Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors for both funerals for my Dad in November and my Mum in April were excellent and caring at every stage.

Mum had picked the same casket for herself as my dad and burial in the same plot but unbeknown to us the parish council had changed the criteria and were not allowing anymore caskets in the cemetery and the first we knew about this was after it had all been sorted by the staff at Ken Gregory. They had contacted the parish council and pointed out that my Dad had been buried there 6 months earlier in a casket and they had also conducted a funeral the previous day in a casket! At a very difficult the staff at Ken Gregory and Sons had taken this worry away from us and what I feel was above and beyond the service they were providing.

Everything for both services were excellent, nothing was rushed and having them by our side gave us great support throughout.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. We are glad that we were able to provide you with assistance with regards to the casket and that our staff went above and beyond to provide you with support.
Rating 5.0
A very well organised and dignified service in these challenging times at the moment I am more than satisfied with the service I received and thank you.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons 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
At this difficult time you need someone to guide you through the process of sorting the funeral.The staff at Ken Gregory in Kirkby did everything to make this as easy as possible. They were friendly, caring and professional and never made me feel like they were just doing their job. I thank them all most sincerely.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with the level of professionalism offered by all the staff who helped us during a difficult time. The current pandemic has made funeral arrangements very challenging but with your guidance we were still able to have a dignified service. Thank you.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons 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
We would like to thank Ken Gregory and Son, together with all of their staff, who provided us with a warm, caring, friendly and very professional service at a very sad time. We would not hesitate to use them in the future.
Response from Ken Gregory & Sons Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your loved one. We are proud of the whole team.
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