Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Wells

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Wells Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
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Rating 5.0

Our funeral home in Wells

Supporting our Somerset community during difficult times, Hill & Son Funeral Directors in Wells is here for you when you need us. To arrange a funeral, or seek advice regarding any other aspect of funeral care, do not hesitate to call.

At our Wells funeral home we are not only here to ensure your loved one has a dignified send off, but to also provide support in your time of need. We will advise and guide you so that everything is carried out in accordance with your wishes, and offer comfort and understanding throughout.

When you visit our funeral directors in Wells, you will be welcomed with warmth and friendship, and we are here to listen and hopefully ease just a little of the burden you may currently be under.

We are located on St Thomas Street, close to the centre of Wells, and from here we serve the families of the city, along with those from our neighbouring Somerset communities, such as Westbury-sub-Mendip, Wookey and the three villages of Horrington.

The team at our Wells funeral directors is always ready to help. When you have the sad duty of arranging a funeral for your loved one, call us on 01749 673397.

What we offer

  • Informed advice from a professional team of funeral experts
  • Funeral services, specific to your needs
  • Local knowledge of Wells and the surrounding areas of Somerset
  • Cremations and burials at any local funeral site
  • Funerals for all faiths, beliefs and cultures
  • A private chapel of rest, where you can visit your loved one prior to the day of the funeral
  • Hearses and other funeral vehicles, along with bespoke options if preferred
  • Funeral memorials and tastefully crafted tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans for you and your family's peace of mind
Funeral director holds cremation urn
A cremation in Wells
Following the passing of a loved one, you may choose, like many others in our city of Wells, a cremation. The local site for this is Mendip Crematorium, although there are also venues further afield in Somerset, such as Haycombe Cemetery & Crematorium in Bath, and Weston-Super-Mare Crematorium.

A typical cremation in Wells unfolds as follows:
  • Procession from your loved one's home, led by the Hearse carrying their coffin
  • Arrival at Mendip Crematorium for the service (some families choose to have the service elsewhere, such as in a church or other place of worship)
  • Service held in the crematorium's multi-faith chapel, usually lasting 30-45 minutes
  • A minister or celebrant presides over the cremation service, which may include hymns, readings and prayers
  • The eulogy is read prior to the committal, where the curtains are drawn across the coffin
  • Mourners leave the crematorium and will sometimes stop outside to view any flowers or offer you their condolences
  • Return to your loved one's home, or another venue in Wells, such as a pub or function room, for the wake.
Our funeral directors in Wells is here to arrange your loved one's cremation, or any other kind of funeral service. Speak to one our team to find out more.
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Funeral Services with distinction

Hill & Son Funeral Directors in Wells is proud to be a part of Dignity Funerals, the name under which the UK's finest funeral homes are collected.

We, like all at Dignity, have a commitment to setting the highest standards in funeral care. A part of our local community, here in Wells, we are honoured to be able serve the families we live alongside. Our time spent doing this, means we have both the local knowledge and expertise to provide unparalleled funeral services.
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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
    £1,995
    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
    £1,995
    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

18-20 St Thomas Street
Wells BA5 2UX
GB

Directions and Parking

Our funeral home is less than 100 metres along St Thomas Street from The Fountain Inn.

For advice on parking, please give us a call.

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 673397

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 4 reviews
Rating 5.0
Hill & Son were so professional, very kind and supportive from my first contact with them, right through to the funeral of my Dad and last year for my Mum.
Kym who I met with to do the arrangements on both occasions was wonderful. Her help, guidance and kindness made difficult, very sensitive times much easier to manage.
Sally, the funeral director at both Mum and Dad’s service supported me so well, making sure everything went as it should.
Both Kym and Sally kept in contact with me prior to the service date(s) to check I was okay, and to see if there was anything I needed, which was very reassuring.
Thank you so much for everything.
Response from Hill & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Hill & Son Funeral Directors. 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
Jodi was amazing from our very first meeting. She showed empathy and warmth, and she guided us when deciding what we wanted for my fathers funeral. She gave cups of tea which were much appreciated and hugs when they were needed. She kept in contact informing us what was happening, and reminded us of information that was required. We cried, and laughed which lightened the mood, and on the day of the Celebration of my Fathers Life (Funeral) everything was perfect. Thank You.
Response from Hill & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Thoughtful from the start. Very thorough on details. Constantly checked I was happy with the progress and planning. Thank you
Response from Hill & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your 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
Staff were very compassionate and understanding. Thank you Sarah.
Response from Hill & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
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