Professional funeral services in Sunderland
Dignified funeral services in Eden Vale
We provide two options to choose from - the Attended Funeral and the Unattended Funeral. Our Attended Funeral offers flexible arrangements and we can help arrange any additional services you may wish for. The Unattended Funeral offers a simple and dignified direct cremation without mourners present.
Our Funeral Services
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.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.
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.From£1,995plus £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.
Comparing different funeral services
Rest assured that both you and your loved one will receive the same, high quality of care that we pride ourselves on, regardless of which option you choose.
- Be cared for by our experienced and professionally trained staff
- Lay at peace in our climate-controlled mortuary, where they will receive continuous care
- Be treated with the respect and dignity that we are known for
|Unattended Funeral||Attended Funeral|
|Service details||An unattended cremation without a service||A service held at the place of committal, at a date and time to suit you. Services can be held at a separate location prior to committal at an additional cost|
|Our optional embalming service||✖||Available at an additional cost|
|Dressing your loved one in their own clothes||Gown only||✔|
|Visiting your loved one once they are in our care||✖||✔|
Additional cost for visits outside office hours
|The reception of your loved one into a home or place of worship prior to the funeral||✖||Available at an additional cost|
|The use of a hearse||Private ambulance||✔|
|The use of a limousine||✖||Available at an additional cost|
|A personalised funeral procession||✖||Available at an additional cost|
|An unlimited mourner attendance at the service (up to service venue capacity)||✖||✔|
|The attendance of a Funeral Director||✖||✔|
|The arrangement of services, such as arranging a minister, officiant and organist on your behalf||✖||✔|
|The organisation of additional services, like flowers, obituaries and the collection of donations on your behalf||✖||Available at an additional cost|
|A choice of committal location||✖||✔|
|The attendance of mourners at the committal||✖||✔|
|The delivery of ashes within 20 miles||To be organised between you and the crematorium||Available at an additional cost|
Additional cost for visits outside office hours
For care and support at this difficult time, visit our Eden Vale funeral home.
What does a Dignity funeral director do?
Although care for the departed is a critical feature of the role, of equal importance is those left behind. Our funeral directors have a particular duty of care, part of which is to reassure the family and help ease their burden. Those experiencing loss will have choices to make regarding the funeral, and a funeral director will aim to give them the confidence they need to reach those decisions.
But it doesn't end there. As part of the support our funeral directors offer to every family dealing with the loss of a loved one, they also help out with the administrative side of bereavement. This includes guidance on what paperwork is required, along with advice to ensure it is completed correctly and, where necessary, within a timely manner.
To ensure a loved one is looked after in accordance with the family's wishes, our teams, which also include funeral arrangers, embalmers and operatives, perform their duties to the highest standards, from the moment of collection through to the funeral service and final goodbye.
Whether it's working with local care homes, training the clergy in funeral procedure, or advising other public bodies on care for the deceased and bereaved, being a part of Dignity means our funeral directors are always ready to assist and put a little something back.
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.
The average cost of a cremation funeral in the UK is £3,744. However, this will vary according to location and other factors. Talk to your local funeral director to get a better idea of costs for the type of service you require.
The average cost of a burial in the UK is £4,798. This comprises burial charges, minister or celebrant fees, and funeral director fees. This cost does vary by location, your local funeral director will be able to give you a better understanding of costs.
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.
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.
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.