W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors, Newcastle

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About Us

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

Our Services

At W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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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.
Our costs from
£3,545
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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.
Our costs from
£1,995
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Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us

Address

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

Parking and Directions

There is car parking available at the front of the funeral home.
We are located on Shields Road next to the Newcastle Climbing Centre, we are opposite the Shell Petrol Station.

OPENING HOURS

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0191 265 5415 if you require our services outside of these hours.

VISITING HOURS

Day of the WeekHours
Mon08:30 - 17:00
Tue08:30 - 17:00
Wed08:30 - 17:00
Thu08:30 - 17:00
Fri08:30 - 17:00
SatClosed
SunClosed

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’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.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our 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.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This 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.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 53 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Everything was explained by the one person that I saw which was Chris.
    My late partner was treated with respect, care and dignity. Harrison's funeral parlor have attended to a lot of my late deceased family. I would highly recommend them if you want your dearly departed looked after.
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    Response on behalf of 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 you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    From start to finish,Harrison's were really great. Chris explained everything to us and rang every couple of days to keep us up to date and to make sure we were doing ok. He helped us with ideas for where to have the wake, and put us in contact having provisionally booked it. My family have used Harrison's in the past and would use them again. It was really good that they are part of Dignity as it meant we could go to the local funeral home to see our mam, instead of travelling to East of Newcastle.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for an exceptional review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Fabulous service couldn’t ask for a more lovely lady
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We take pride in giving outstanding service to our families and your feedback is valued. Thank you.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I found all of the staff at W.S. Harrison, Byker very friendly and helpful, especially the funeral director who dealt with my husband;s funeral.
    Robert Taylor was really good, he kept me informed every step of the way, recommending a very good Humanist, Ian Hunter to carry out the service. Robert also made sure that when I went to view my husband in the Chapel of Rest he sprayed my husband's aftershave, this made a very difficult situation a bit easier.
    The memory book is a very nice touch and this will be a lovely thing for us to look at for a long time to come and hopefully give us comfort.
    I would recommend W.S. Harrison in the future.
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    Response on behalf of 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. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The service which we received was excellent, with staff who were extremely professional and supportive. No request was too great and we were guided at each step of the process. Having used Harrison & Son Funeral Directors on many occasions I can say that they are always second to none and I would recommend them to anyone wanting a caring, supportive service during a difficult process.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very professional in all areas couldn't have asked for any better.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team and that the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The service my family & myself recieved from harrisons & sons was excellant from start to finish. Everything was fully explained to us from start to finish & afterwards infact. We could not have asked for better for our lovely mam who has been looked after amazingly. Chris chollerton was so understanding of our needs & requests & carried out everything so professionaly. I would just like to say a huge thankyou to all invlolved in taking care of our mam & us you all made the saddest experience so much easier to handle. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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    Response on behalf of 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 that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for your review.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Rob and his colleagues at Harrison’s were fantastic at such a difficult time. When we lost our mam we didn’t think we would cope with organising the funeral but, Rob made things so much easier for us. He comes across a a genuinely caring person and took his time to explain everything and even when we changed a couple of things it wasn’t any trouble.
    We were kept updated at all times with how things were progressing.
    Each time I had to either ring the branch or call in the staff on duty were more than helpful.
    They were with us every step of the way and we can't thank them enough for the thoughtful and kindness shown throughout what for us was a very distressing time.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    I am glad that you chose W S Harrison & Son to look after your Mother and that you and the family were well cared for. It has hopefully helped ease any worries that you may have had.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Right from the first phone call to say my Grandmother had passed away to after the day of the funeral my whole family were supported by all of the staff. It was evident that my grandmother was very well looked after with dignity and care. Even on the day of the funeral off of the staff present were very professional and nothing was too much trouble. They looked after all of the family so well. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of W. S. Harrison & Son. From all of our family our Heartfelt thanks go to you all for your support.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We have received your online review. Thank you. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am pleased that the team looked after you and the family so well and that the arrangements were carried out as you had requested.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Jerry and colleagues at Harrison's looked after us every step of the way, and made a painful process just that bit easier. Highly recommended.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for posting a review online. I am glad the team looked after you and your family and that we made a difficult time a little easier.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I would like to thank Christine Hardy and all who got me through this sad time they did a marvellous job with care and kindness from the night team to everyone who was involved you should be proud of all who did above what was expected my thanks Mrs C Lynn Dignity throughout.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and the team looked after you so well.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    All went extremely well, thank you Harrisons,a special thanks to a wonderful lady called Christine, who was amazing, very thoughtful and understanding, and made this very sad day,go as well as we could expect, a big thank you Christine from Dave and Mary
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors are quite simply the Platinum standard of funeral directors, I have entrusted both my father and now my mother into the safe hands of W S Harrison & Son. They take care of your loved one as if they were a member of their own family. They will treat both you and your loved one with compassion, respect and with dignity, they will do whatever they can to make the experience as easy as it can be. From the second you make the decision to call them you will very quickly realise that you have made the right decision. We had Robert as our director and he kept in touch with us almost daily, nothing was too much trouble for him or any of his colleagues. They are the only directors my family and I will ever use.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Jerry was both professional and personal in dealing with our arrangements. He met with us at his offices as requested and took the time to listen to us and asked all the right questions in a very friendly manner. He made us feel that Dad was being treated with dignity at all times. He rang me every few days to make sure we were all getting through it and always showed concern for Mam especially. All of the "paperwork" involved was handled behind the scenes by Jerry which took a lot of stress away from the family. He kept us informed of the progress with the funeral at all times. The team on the day were exemplary. Jerry paged the funeral away from the house beautifully which was very moving but was the respect Dad deserved.

    Thank you again to all at W S Harrison.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    lovely friendly staff. could not fault anything.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We have received your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very many thanks to Chris for his sensitivity, kindness and care.
    If there were more people like Chris in every ‘walk’ of life, the world would be a better place.
    Very many thanks again
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Could not have asked for better and caring services from both funeral director Rob Taylor and civil celebrant Stephen Benson they catered to every request and made it so personal to my father and gave my dads memory such respect I cannot imagine it any other way it went so well. Thankyou both Rob and Stephen myself and my family have been able to lay my father to rest with your help.

    Their 24hr contact service was very helpful for any changes that needed to be made with no issues at all.

    Thankyou so much.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Would also like to say a further thank you to Michael Burn,who was absolutely lovely during our sad time.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    We have received your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I would highly recommend W.S.Harrison & Son Funeral Directors. They planned my mans funeral who sadly passed away on Mother's Day. The service was oustanding very professional and understood my needs. Plus it might seem a bit a strange but they had a sense humour which made planning my mama funeral easier. Plus as I can remember we have always had Harrison's to arrange a family funeral. I would recommend this company its outstanding dedication to the bereaved.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Gerry and all the staff were respectful and professional throughout the process.
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    Response on behalf of W S Harrison & Son Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.