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
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 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.Our costs from£995Includes all necessary third party costsIncludes all necessary third party costsOur 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.Our costs from£2,495Plus £1,124 estimated third party costsPlus £1,124 estimated third party costs
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
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.
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.
Nothing was too much trouble for all the staff I encountered and would certainly recommend them to family and friends.
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.