Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors

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Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors in Shepton Mallet

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About Us

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.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01749 342589 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At Alfred R W Connock & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. 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.
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Full Service Funeral, from £2,895

Our Full Service Funeral is a flexible option that allows you to tailor the service completely, so that you can honour the final wishes of your loved one. For £2,895 you will receive everything that you will need for a traditional funeral to take place - including a coffin, a hearse, and your choice of time and day for the funeral to take place. You will also receive the full attention and service of our funeral professionals, as well as the provision of specialist funeral premises and facilities.

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  • A funeral arranged to suit you, with flexibility on time, date and services included
  • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
  • Advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral, at your home or at our funeral premises
  • Eco-friendly, religious, colourful or any type of funeral you wish can be arranged for you
  • We provide everything necessary for the funeral, including a coffin

For more information, call us on

01749 34258901749 342589
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Simple Funeral, £1,995

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, with the same quality of care that you would expect from any Dignity Funeral Director. This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to let us choose certain aspects of the service for you, such as the time of the service and the type of coffin. You can rest assured that our fully trained team will care for your loved one with dignity and respect.

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  • Our funeral experts will look after your loved one in our premium facilities
  • You can visit your loved one at our chapel of rest during working hours
  • We will provide a chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
  • The funeral service will be at a time and place of our choosing
  • You will have a funeral director present at the service to oversee arrangements

For more information, call us on

01749 34258901749 342589

Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us


The Croft 27 West Shepton Shepton Mallet BA4 5UL GB

Parking and Directions

There is car parking available at our funeral home.
We are located opposite the King William pub in West Shepton.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01749 342589 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00

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