John Garside & Son Funeral Directors, Biddulph

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Biddulph Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 25 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Biddulph funeral home

John Garside & Son Funeral Directors have been part of the Biddulph and Stoke-on-Trent community since 1856. Originally a furniture shop on Cross Street, Mr John Garside expanded and joined the funeral business after two decades.

Our duty is to treat everyone in our care with compassion and dignity; the same way we would treat our own family members. We have expertise in all types of funerals; whether your preference is a religious, traditional or contemporary ceremony, we can cater to your needs.

We understand no two people are the same and funerals should be no different, which is why you can have full control over every aspect of your loved one’s farewell. Our responsibility is to ensure the day reflects the way your loved one lived their life, creating a lasting memory for you, your family and friends.

For over 150 years, we have been serving the local communities of Timbersbrook, Biddulph Moor, Gillow Heath, Mow Cop, Harriseahead, Packmoor, Brown Edge and Congleton from our other funeral home.

We offer both attended funerals, with a service that you, family and friends, can attend to say goodbye, and an unattended funeral, which is a simpler funeral that has no attendance or service. The wellbeing of you and your family is of the utmost importance to us at John Garside & Son, so please call us at any time of the day or night, and we will be here to help.

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
    £1,995
    Plus £1,153 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,153 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 £1,153 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,153 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

2 Cross Street
Biddulph ST8 6BD
GB

Directions and Parking

For directions to our funeral home, please see our map or give us a call before you visit and we can help you.

We have car parking available in our private car park behind the 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
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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 01782 513210

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 25 reviews
Rating 5.0
All Staff were so kind and very caring and made all our family feel very welcome and at ease. They provided a first class service nothing was too much trouble and in the after care too. Absolutely Brilliant!
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic service provided.Sam and Paul were in regular contact and were helpful,polite and explained the process brilliantly.They really helped through a difficult period.
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 5.0
sandra & paula at John Garside did an exellent job with the funeral arrangements, of my late husband, from start to finish, with there care and kindness. I carn't thank them enough. i would definitely give them 5 stars
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Good service through a difficult time with support throughout
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
At a time of great stress and sadness, John Garside and Son provided all the guidance and support the family needed. The fact that they were always on hand to answer any questions was reassurance that everything was being done to satisfy the family's wishes.
The service they provided was efficient, whilst maintaining the personal touch.
Many thanks.
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service during a very difficult time.
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish we cannot find one fault that we received from John Garside when arranging our mum's funeral.
Sandra Foulkes who arranged and organised mum funeral with us went above and beyond for us nothing was to much trouble for her no matter how many times we rang to change this or that or to add this or that she could not help us enough.
Sandra made one of the most emotional and difficult times for us a Joy, a celebration of our mum. Mum's funeral and especially her service book was commented on by those who attended as one of the loveliest ones they had been to and seen. Susie Poppet who read mums eulogy did so with so much love and care that she brought it to life. We cannot thank John Garside enough for their care,understanding and professionalism they showed our mum and our family during this difficult time.
Response from John Garside & Son 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
excellent service right from when i first went into the office to meet the staff dealing with my father it all went smoothly and on the final day the whole event was carried out with the upmost respect and dignity everyone involved carried out there duties very professionally overall i was very happy how it went.
Response from John Garside & Son 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
Garsides and sons gave our family a great service, we were treated with such extreme care and kindness, thank you so much for all your support through this difficult time,
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
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 pleased with the service provided. It was professional, personal and a real tribute to my dad
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. It has been a privilege to look after your Father.
Rating 5.0
John Garside Funeral Directors are as much a part of Biddulph as the monument across the road from them. They recently arranged the funeral of my mother. They were professional every step of the way. It is a sad time for the family but they did everything for us. Two visits at home and they new exactly what we wanted from flowers to the order of service sheets. They guided us in the right direction when we were unsure of something. I cant fault them with everything they did. All the staff whenever we went into the shop were kind and understanding.
The chapel of rest is not the easiest place to visit but they made it easy for us giving us all the time we needed even late in the day. Nothing was too much trouble.
Thank you to all the staff at Dignity ( John Garside Funeral Directors)
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your detailed review. It is heartwarming to know we were able to help you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Over the last two years Sandra and the girls at Garsides have got me through two of the worst times of my life, after loosing my parents.
Nothing was too much trouble, they were so caring and made sure everything went smoothly. I can honestly say that I don’t know what I would of done without them and I can’t thank them enough. They are wonderful.
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
The people at Garsides helped us through a very difficult period with friendliness, compassion and absolute professionalism and we owe them our gratitude.
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I am glad we provided the right level of care and guidance for you and the family.
Rating 5.0
The staff at garsides & sons funeral directors offered great support to me and my family at such a difficult time, they talked us through every step of what would happen on the day which was done with the greatest of dignity can't thank them enough.
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Rating 5.0
Staff could not have been more helpful and supportive, i have no negative comments to make
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
Everything went very smoothly and all the staff I came into contact with were kind, helpful and sympathetic. Thank you.
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
The service we got from Dignity was absolutely brilliant from the 1st phone call to the end of the funeral, all the people involved could not have done anymore they were wonderful and friendly, I would highly recommend Dignity without a doubt no one could have provided a better service
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
All the staff were extremely friendly, professional and respectful. Highly recommended.
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
The service we received from John Garside, for my Dad's funeral, definitely exceeded our expectations. Their compassion and professionalism, throughout, was second to none. Garside's couldn't do enough to help and the staff went out of their way to help us as a family. They made my Dad's funeral service and burial, beautiful. Unfortunately, my Mum sadly passed away, shortly after my Dad was buried, and because she witnessed the brilliant service Garsides had provided for my Dad, we had no hesitation of using them again, for the funeral of my Mum. John Garside executed two funerals for our family, which were both beautiful and we will be forever grateful to the funeral directors and all involved, that our parents were laid to rest, in a manner which they deserved.
Response from John Garside & 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 pleased that our team looked after you so well and that both of the services were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely amazing service from the beginning right through and the care and compassion was just fantastic all the staff from the first phone call I made through to collecting the Ash’s were brilliant nothing at all was too much trouble . I would highly recommend I can’t thank them enough
Response from John Garside & Son Funeral Directors
We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. Thank you for your review and I am glad that you and the family were well cared for.
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