Robert Ayling Funeral Directors, Guildford
About our Guildford funeral home
Regardless of faith or culture, we will ensure that your farewell is a dignified occasion in keeping with your wishes. Whether it is a traditional ceremony, an unattended cremation or something a little more alternative, such as a woodland or green burial, you can place your trust in our dedicated team to make the appropriate arrangements.
We are privileged to be able to help and support local families in the way that we do, providing assistance during difficult times.
Our funeral home is located on the Aldershot Road, at the corner with Southway, allowing us to offer our high standard of funeral care to all of Guildford. We are also accessible to families living in our neighbouring Surrey communities, such as Farncombe, Fetcham and Worplesdon.
There is a private chapel of rest available if you want to spend time with your loved one prior to the funeral.
Our team is here for you and available to talk to at any hour. To arrange a funeral for your loved one,
What we offer
- Price Promise: Lowest price guaranteed
- 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
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
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 FuneralWe 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.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.From£925(Includes cost of cremation).(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.
The Attended FuneralA 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.Find out more
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£1,935plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,288 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Our Price Promise
We regularly check our competitors' prices and are confident that we are unbeaten locally. To give you further peace of mind, we also promise to match any local prices you may find after arranging a funeral with us.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
For advice on where to park, please give us a call.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more
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
Thank you all once again, for your help and support.
Gary Gumbrell & Family
The only area where I can provide developmental feedback is giving us the opportunity to have a virtual session to discuss and plan the funeral. Myself and my brothers had to gather around a phone on loud speaker, the opportunity to have a video call via zoom or MS Teams would have been preferable although I understand this facility was not an option.
They supported us with purchasing the coffin we wanted and also with the music we wished to be used.
Whilst family and friends could not attend the service in person, they were able to via a live stream session.
I can highly recommend Robert Ayling and also Dignity funeral services.
Mrs E Cake
A very good experience in such difficult circumstances.
staff were lovely and friendly.