W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors, Newcastle

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £2,495, our Newcastle Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 105 reviews
Rating 5.0

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 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, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (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.
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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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    From
    £2,495
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2,495
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,124 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    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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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

  • 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 105 reviews
Rating 5.0
My family have used Harrison’s funeral directors for as long as I can remember and always gave 100% service .
I’ve recently held a funeral for loved one and once again Harrison’s were the chosen Funeral directors and they provided a excellent service , making mine and my family’s loss easier.
A big Thank you to Josie who was our Funeral director from Harrison’s
Many thanks to everyone else who cared for my relative while in the care of Harrison’s
Response from W S Harrison & 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. 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. 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. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
The funeral director made the whole process easy for us. He was very understanding and considerate at all times and made helpful suggestions when we were unsure. He, along with the celebrant, made the planning very straighforward, resulting in a very satisfying ceremony. In the end we had a fitting goodbye to our dear mother.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Lewis and the team delivered a first class service with sensitivity, professionalism, patience and knowledge.
I would highly recommend their service.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
We were very satisfied with the service we received from Harrison’s. Michael Burn was particularly helpful he made us feel at ease through this very difficult time. We would definetly recommend Harrison’s especially Michael who was friendly caring and helpful though out the whole process.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Harrison & Son's. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience and made a difficult time seem a little easier. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
My mothers funeral was taken care of by Harrisons of Whitley Bay. The funeral director Josie was very attentive and caring. I would fully reccomend their service.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
I would like to put on record how friendly, supportive and professional Lewis and his colleagues were at such a difficult time for myself and my family. I would have no hesitation in recommending WS Harrison & Son Funeral Directors to anybody, who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of needing such a service. Thank you again. Barry
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
W S Harrison dealt with my mums funeral in April. I cannot praise or thank them enough for the excellent care all the staff gave to my mum. Jerry was and still is incredible, he went above and beyond what anyone could expect or wish for in arranging the funeral, the care and compassion he gave not only to mum but to the rest of my family in the days before and after the day are greatly appreciated, and will not be forgotten.
Thank You All so much.
Kind Regards The Brownlee Family.
Response from W S Harrison & 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. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
We are very pleased with the service we received with regard to our mothers funeral. Rob was very helpful and professional from the start as were the rest of the staff we dealt with. I can recommend this firm to anyone who has to organise a funeral.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Sadly this was the second time in two years that we had cause to call on Harrison and Son Funeral Directors.

Robert and the team were fantastic. Their organisation, advice, compassion and doing that bit extra to ensure the services went to plan heroic and were greatly appreciated and took the stress and anguish out of the equation at what is a very difficult time.

I would not hesitate to use Harrisons again, although hopefully not too soon.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I plumped for a simple 'cremation only' package as per my late-wife's wishes. Everything was well organised, the communication was good all down the line and Josie was lovely. Hopefully I can avoid arranging another funeral but if I do have to I'd WS Harrison would be top of my list.
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. It has been a privilege to look after your Wife.
Rating 5.0
Michael was our funeral director and couldn't have been more caring, considerate and helpful. He made sure all our preferences were possible both prior to and on the day. He manages to combine absolute professionalism with a friendly and approachable manner. Thank you for the excellent and caring service that was provided by everyone.
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. 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. 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.
Rating 5.0
Provided excellent service to me and my family during extremely troubling times. Went above and beyond to provide us with the atrangements we wished to deliver for our loved ones. My family had previously used Harrison's almost 20 years ago and their standard has not waned in the subsequent years. In trying times such as this you need to be able to depend on people you trust and I can't recommend Harrison's any more strongly.
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. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Rating 5.0
I couldn’t of asked for anything more or better the service was excellent and staff were so professional and friendly they went over and above my expectations
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
I absolutely take my hat off to the level of service provided by all staff at Harrisons on making the arrangements for my late fathers funeral. The level of care from a personal point of view was phenomenal. From my first visit to St. Marks House and met with Michael to initially discuss making arrangements, I left there knowing that Harrisons would be my first choice. Michael was impeccable and his rapport with me grew as we progressed through the arrangements. Nothing was ever too much trouble and everything was done at our own pace. Harrisons really delivered a truly beautiful funeral service for my dad. All staff at Harrisons were absolutely lovely natured and I always felt comfortable when arriving at St. Marks House during what has been the most horrific experience of my life, these guys are outstanding at their jobs and us as a family appreciate everything they have done for us during this 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 provided the highest level of care for you and your family and We are thankful to the team for making your special day so personal.
Rating 5.0
Lewis has been a very supportive and understanding funeral director. He went above and beyond and was always available when we needed him. I never got the impression anything was to much for him and he never rushed a call or a meeting. Lewis has been very sympathetic person and he handled the day of the funeral with a personal feel. He really came across interested and genuine.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
From the initial contact with WS Harrison and being introduced to our funeral Director Rob the service, care and support we received was excellent. The passing of my brother was very unexpected so we we’re still in shock and totally unprepared when we met Rob. He guided us through the process in a warm but professional manner, he helped us make decisions and explained everything in detail what would happen before, during and after the funeral. He constantly kept in touch offering help and support when needed. The funeral went beautifully, everything Rob had promised was fulfilled and all staff involved were very professional. As it was my responsibility to arrange, It was such a relief to know I had done my brother proud. It’s times like this you really are unaware of how much help and advice you need, WS Harrison really did make this difficult situation easier throughout. They are an honest decent company, who put your feelings and requirements first, which is exactly what you need when grieving and trying to arrange a funeral.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving a review online and for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated. I am glad that the team has made your special day so personal.
Rating 5.0
Although the arrangements for John’s funeral were organised by telephone/ email, your staff were always kind and considerate and we always felt supported and cosseted. His funeral was simple but perfect, many thanks go to Rob who kept us on track with preparations, and Ian who was there on the day.
Thank you too for the ‘extras’, which we will keep as treasured memories.

Pauline
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for W S Harrison & Son. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Compassionate. Helpful and extremely understanding.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so helpful and understanding. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
We went with Harrison’s and Son to bury my Dad . I cannot fault the staff, amazingly respectful and dignified made a really hard time pass by smoothly , our funeral director was Jerry and i cannot recommend him highly enough , your loved one really is in safe respectful and dignified hands with these .
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Father. We are proud of the whole team. These kind words mean a great deal to us. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very personal service throughout , brilliant communication through the whole 2 weeks. All requests catered without any problems, especially arranging the minister that we wanted to conduct the service.
Could not fault Michael, he made a very upsetting 2 weeks manageable with his compassion and humour.
My Mam would have approved, as a company there could be not higher praise than that.
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. 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. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
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