Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors, Shepton Mallet

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £2,225, our Shepton Mallet Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 8 reviews
Rating 4.8

About our Shepton Mallet funeral home

For more than 250 years, Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors in Shepton Mallet has been providing families in Somerset with friendly and high quality funeral care. We are here to help arrange a dignified and heartfelt farewell for your loved one.

You will receive a sympathetic reception from the team at Alfred R W Cannock & Son, with our funeral directors always ready to offer comfort and support at a difficult time. With over two centuries worth of experience in funeral arrangement behind us, you can be sure that the care of both you and your loved one is in reliable hands.

We aim to lift some of the burden from your shoulders and ensure that your wishes for the funeral are met. This we do by providing guidance and advice when you need it and helping to ease the feelings of uncertainty you may currently be feeling.

The funeral can be tailored to suit your preferences, so if you have something special in mind that will make it all that more personal to you and your family, we will ensure it is part of the ceremony, regardless of whether you choose a religious or a humanist service, something traditional or a more contemporary reflection on life.

Our reputation as a longstanding provider of professional funeral care means we will always put you and your loved one first. Founded in 1763, we have always served the area we love, establishing ourselves in nearby Pilton before moving, in 1957, to our current funeral home at The Croft in Shepton Mallet.

The distinctive building is located on West Shepton (opposite the King William pub) and we are easily accessible to surrounding towns and villages in the Mendip district, including Glastonbury, Evercreech, Gurney Slade, Oakhill and Stoke St Michael.

The chapel of rest on our premises was the first in the area and allows you to spend time with your loved one in a peaceful and private environment. We can open up outside of our normal hours if it is more convenient for you.

Our team of advisors is available to listen, day or night. Call us whenever you feel you are ready to talk. 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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £2,225
    Plus £1,272 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,272 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £2,225
    Plus £1,272 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,272 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

The Croft
27 West Shepton
Shepton Mallet BA4 5UL
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located opposite the King William pub in West Shepton.

There is car 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 01749 342589

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

4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 8 reviews
Rating 5.0
Sally and the team was great and helpful
Response from Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 4.0
The staff help up all the way what ever we needed. The service all went as good as a funeral can go. In your email you called me Kenneth Shaw it is David Kenneth Shaw.
Response from Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4 Star review and for your lovely comments. I am sorry that your name appeared incorrectly on the email, please be assured that we have amended this on the system. If you would like to discuss this further please contact the Client Relations team on 0800 783 7171.
Rating 5.0
The service and care was second to none, Sally and Trish couldn’t do enough for us.
Response from Alfred R W Connock & Son 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
Sally Trish and every one at connocks were amazing when arranging my mum's funeral.very caring and considerat from start to end, nothing was to much trouble , made a very sad time more bearable. Thank you.
Response from Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. 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.
Rating 5.0
On behalf of Brian's family, we can't thank you enough. Sally and the team could not have been more helpful throughout the entire process. All arrangements were were carried out with exceptional kindness and professionalism. We've received so many comments from friends and family telling us how beautiful the service was. Thank you!
Response from Alfred R W Connock & 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 glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
From the start everything was conducted with the highest standards, compassion and dignity - truly taking in the wishes of the family. Thank you for the smooth running of a very difficult day.
Response from Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
They were so supportive at such a devastating time. Very attentive,caring and personable. I had a call every Friday to check we would be ok over the weekend. It’s very hard to be professional and caring but they managed it.
Response from Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by Trish Hogg and Sally White and their team was outstanding and faultless.

They took all the worry and concerns and made the difficult situation less stressful. Any questions we had they had a solution, they were very flexible around families needs for visiting and concerns.

Would highly recommend this company.
Response from Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
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