W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors, Newcastle

Our Newcastle Funeral Directors are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help arrange a meaningful and personalised funeral for your loved one.
W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors in Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne
BASED ON 77 reviews
Rating 5.0
W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors in Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne

About our Newcastle funeral home

W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors have served the local community of Newcastle Upon Tyne since the 1920s.

We moved into our current funeral home at St. Mark's House on Shields Road in 1984, making it easier to visit us from the surrounding areas of Byker, Heaton and Walker.

Our funeral home is equipped with three peaceful chapels of rest, where you can spend time with your loved one before the funeral. Our dedicated team are always here to help you, from the moment you need us, and we are able to give any advice, guidance and support you require at this difficult time.

We are professional funeral directors that you can rely on. You can get in touch with us by telephone 24 hours a day. Simply call us on 0191 265 5415.

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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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    Our costs from
    £2,995
    Tailored funeral service

    Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £2,995
    Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    Tailored funeral service
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £2,995

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 0191 265 5415.
  • Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
    Find out more
    Our costs from
    £1,995
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    Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
    Simple Funeral Service in Newcastle Upon Tyne Image
    Find Out More

    Simple FuneralOur costs from £1,995

    Or ,find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 0191 265 5415

Where to find us

Address

St Marks House
Shields Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 2UD
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located on Shields Road next to the Newcastle Climbing Centre, we are opposite the Shell Petrol Station.

There is car parking available at the front of the funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 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 0191 265 5415

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 77 reviews
Rating 5.0
Harrison's took care of everything for me when my mum died.
From walking in to have an initial meeting to the funeral itself. I didn't have to do any thinking myself. I and my family were guided along the whole process in a very supportive and extremely professional manner.
We thank Harrison's for making an emotional time so much more bearable.
J. Banks
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
From the initial phone call to Linda at Byker office, the service was first class. Our appointed Funeral Director was Robert Taylor, he was so kind, understanding, professional and kept me up to date with how everything was progressing. Many of the family and friends who attended Dads service commented to me how impressed they were.
The Vicar George was also wonderful and did a lovely service for Dad.
This was in fact, the second time we have used Harrison’s, as they did my Mums funeral 18 years ago, I think that speaks for itself.
Many thanks to all involved, but special thanks to Robert, Linda and Vicar George.
The Clarkson Family.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well. Thank you so much for your lovely review.
Rating 5.0
The care and service myself and my family received from Rob and the team at W S Harrison was exceptional. From the first conversation I was immediately put at ease with Rob's kind, warm and caring manner. I live 4 hours drive away from the funeral location but Rob made the whole process straight forward and simple and everything was arranged by email and telephone calls, nothing was too much trouble. Rob kept in touch every step of the way and I felt reassured that my Father was being well looked after.The funeral service and cremation on the day was beautiful and dignified. A big thank you to Rob and the team, the work you do is priceles, you helped us navigate through this very sad time.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
A superb service was provided by Robert and his team from beginning to end.
Nothing was too much trouble and his efforts made a very unwelcome process a lot more bearable.
Even the receptionists were wonderful with their kind and calming manner.
We could not have wished for anything more and would heartily recommend them.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. Your family continues to be in our thoughts.
Rating 5.0
Both of my parents funerals occurred during lock down so we were a little limited in what we could do. However, Robert and the whole team pulled out all the stops to make sure both funerals were worthy of my parents.

Even though not usual, we were allowed to wheel my father in and carry my mother. This was a source of great comfort to the family. They even were in a position to provide a hearse with my parents initials.

Robert also made it possible for my sister and myself to scatter my mother's ashes with my father's.

I cannot praise the team highly enough as they really did go above and beyond to do my parents proud. Thank you so much.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation to make things easier for you and that our staff went above and beyond so the day ran as smoothly as possible.
Rating 5.0
I was in the difficult situation of trying to organise my mother's funeral from a distance of around 270 miles, thanks to Covid. However, I was guided efficiently and compassionately by phone calls and email. I was pleased to be able to meet Robert and the minister conducting the service before the funeral, and everything went smoothly on the day.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
While the limitations on the funeral due to the Covid pandemic were very difficult for family and friends, the service and arrangements provided by Harrison's were excellent from start to finish.
Response from W S Harrison & 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
We always felt that the arrangements were being handled by people who cared. Rob was fantastic throughout.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank you and your colleagues for looking after my dad's funeral

This was my first time dealing with funeral arrangements and had looked throughout the internet for advice, support and confidence of choosing the best funeral directors

I live locally and have passed your St Marks house many times, never thinking I would need to call

I am so glad that I did and especially glad that Lewis picked up the phone. I immediately felt confident that Harrisons and Lewis would be the right choice

With all things COVID etc, Lewis expertly held my hand as he took me through Dad's care & funeral arrangements

So I guess I would expect all funeral directors to do this, but I have got to say that Lewis was so supportive and caring as we spoke many times over the last few weeks on the phone and in person and he ensured that everything was in hand at the funeral. My mam and family all mentioned Lewis in a positive light from the choice of celebrationist who was excellent to the care that he showed for all of us on the day. Furthermore this extended to a follow up telephone call ensuring that myself and family were all doing ok

So a huge thank you to all of you, but especially Lewis a credit to your company
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. It means a lot to us for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us and the team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Can’t thank Rob enough for making the day go as smoothly as possible and making sure me and our family were doing ok throughout.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
We have used Harrison’s several times in the past and once again they did not disappoint us. Each and every member of the team we encountered provided us with excellent service throughout. From my initial phone call, and every following phone call all members of the team were polite and helpful. I would like to mention in particular our funeral director, Jerry Young who was an enormous source of support to all the family and we could not fault his professionalism. As a family Jerry reassured us that Mam would be cared for to the highest standards whilst in the care of the team at Harrison’s, from which we took great comfort. Jerry took the time to get to know the family and ensured that all of our requests were met with dignity and respect. Jerry always kept us informed throughout the process , before , during and after the funeral.
A funeral is always difficult but a service we all need to use sadly, I would not hesitate to recommend W.S.Harrison and Son funeral directors ( St Marks House Shields Road Newcastle upon Tyne)
Once again thank you to all at Harrison’s, especially Jerry, for the excellent service you all provided to Mam and the whole family.
Take care of and stay safe in these unprecedented times.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of Mother. The continuity of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in this time of need. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Can not thank Harrisons enough for making the most difficult time as easy as possible.

Michael Hayes supported us through every step, took away all the stress, was available for support all the time and could not do enough for us.

Mam had a beautiful service.

Thank you.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 5.0
The staff at Harrison's were fabulous we could not of asked for more especially Rob .
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Right from the initial contact via phone with Robert both my husband and myself had a confidence boost as we were unsure re. Covid what to expect and this was the first funeral I would have to organise. Robert was brilliant and put us at ease straight away, talking us through what to expect and what was available. I explained there were issues within the family which may be very awkward, Robert told me more than once that he worked for me and not to worry, he would only do what I wanted. Nothing was a bother and I was very reassured with how the funeral would be handled. He really listened to my concerns and what I asked for, introducing me to a local humanist who also was very good in listening to me and conducting the service. Robert looked after us before, during and after the service, explaining that if we wanted any follow up or just a chat at anytime to contact him. I cannot praise Robert highly enough as he was so helpful, considerate, kind and easy to talk to, taking any hardship out of the planning. It is not an easy time especially where there is family friction,yet Robert managed to make me feel everything was going to flow along nicely with no hitches and it definitely did go well. In fact I had feed back from others who told me it was one of the best funerals they had attended. I felt Robert looked after me on the day which was lovely and much appreciated. Thank you Robert.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you and that you and the family received helpful guidance. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
All the staff at Harrisons are very professional and treated the whole family with consideration and compassion. Ian was particularly patient whilst we co ordinated with family who lived away and helped us make the right decisions for my husbands funeral. On the day of the funeral Jerry and his colleagues made a very difficlt day run very smoothly supporting us all the way. This also extended to the scattering of the ashes. We have used Harrisons for all our family and will use them again. Thank you.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Michael was fantastic, arranged a suitable date for me on the first day and met with me the next day to arrange everything else. Also called me regularly to keep me informed. On the day he was really supportive. The whole service from Harrison's was great.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Very friendly and approachable team
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad that the final wishes for your loved one were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank all the staff at W S Harrison for providing us with the help we needed to make the arrangements for my fathers funeral. They listened to what we wanted and advised us in areas we were unsure of to make everything go to plan on the day. When you are suddenly faced with the death of a close family member like I was with my father, I didn’t really know what to expect from a funeral director, but I felt at ease from the first contact I had with W S Harrison they ensured the whole experience was smooth and precise. I cannot thank them enough.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Excellent personal care service
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
From our ancestry with descendants originally from "Byker" "Shieldfield" and "Sandyford"; W S Harrison and Son Funeral Directors have been looking after our extended family funeral needs for 100 years and we have never been disappointed with the service, the dignity, respect and eye for detail they provide and have provided over the years; which is why we have remained loyal as a family and given them the trust to support us during very testing and upsetting periods in our lives when we have lost someone dear to us; even now that we have moved further afield from our origins there has never been an urge to look elsewhere for this service.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families and I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction each time.
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