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 84 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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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
    £2,495
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,124 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
    £2,495
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,124 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

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 84 reviews
Rating 5.0
Harrison’s funeral services are excellent.Michael did ours he was very very professional and everything was done just as I asked them.They do make sure you are well informed every inch of the way,if you need to change anything they are happy to do so with nothing being a problem .I would recommend them to family and friends. Many thanks to Michael for everything he did so phillip got the send off he deserved.
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. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service very professional and courteous every thing I asked for they provided who could ask for more in my time of need
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.
Rating 5.0
W S Harrison and Sons provided an excellent service. They helped us plan my mother's funeral and were able to accommodate any changes we requested.
All through the entire process all of the staff were extremely sympathetic, friendly and professional.
Robert in particular was extremely helpful and kept in contact even after the funeral to ensure that we were happy.
I would have no hesitation what so ever in recommending W S Harrison and Sons.
Thank you again everyone at Harrison's, you made a very difficult time much easier to deal with.
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
Huge thanks to Jerry Young and the Team at St Marks House for handling our Mums recent funeral arrangements. We first met Jerry when he arranged our Dads funeral last year and he is so helpful and supportive, we could call him anytime and knew that everything would be taken care of professionally which was so comforting during such a sad time. Thank you Jerry
Karen C.
Response from W S Harrison & 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. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.
Rating 5.0
Everything was thought through and perfect
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.
Rating 5.0
From the first meeting with Jerry, I was filled with confidence that everything would go well with Mam’s funeral and I was not disappointed.
It went perfectly without any hitches and my thanks go to him and Harrison’s for a perfect ceremony.
Jerry also managed to get my mother’s ashes on the day, which made the internment the day after go to plan.
Thank you
Response from W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review.
Rating 5.0
Harrison's were very courteous throughout the whole process. I was kept well informed at every stage from taking my mother from the care home at Cramlington where she passed to the final cremation at York.
Nothing was too much trouble for all the staff I encountered and would certainly recommend them to family and friends.
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
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.
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