W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors, Newcastle
About our Newcastle funeral home
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
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
Full Service FuneralOur 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.Find out more
Full Service FuneralOur 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
Full Service FuneralOur costs from £2,995
Simple FuneralA 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
Simple FuneralA complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.Our costs from£1,995
Simple FuneralOur costs from £1,995
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is car parking available at the front of the funeral home.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||08:30 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||08:30 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||08:30 - 17:00|
|Thursday||08:30 - 17:00|
|Friday||08:30 - 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.