Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors, Sunderland

Our Sunderland Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
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Rating 4.7
based on 11 reviews

About our Sunderland funeral home

We are Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors in Sunderland, and we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of funeral care to every family that we work with. We were formerly known as A & N Duckworth, and have been serving the local community since 1950.

Our funeral home on Chester Road is kept to the highest standards, and tastefully designed to provide a warm and welcoming environment. We are easily accessible from the surrounding areas including Millfield, Barnes, Thornhill and Pallion. We also have a sister branch in Sunderland city centre.

We have two chapels of rest which you can use to spend time alone with your loved one prior to the funeral. Whenever you visit us, our kind, respectful professionals will treat you as if you were part of our own family, working closely with you to plan the perfect farewell for your loved one.

We are here to support you 24 hours a day, so please give us a call at any time that suits you. We are funeral directors you can depend on.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • 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 costs from
    £2,995
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.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.
    Tailored funeral service

    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £2,995

    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 funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 0191 510 2960, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    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.
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    Simple FuneralOur costs from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 0191 510 2960

Where to find us

Address

200 Chester Road
Sunderland SR4 7HE
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the same road as Sunderland Royal Hospital.

There is free parking available on the surrounding streets, and more paid parking nearby.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 0191 510 2960 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Reviews of our services

Find out what other local families are saying about us
4.7
Rating 4.7
based on 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
All staff were friendly, helpful and compassionate, and offered a good service.
I would recommend to friends and family.
Horse drawn carriage was stunning.
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service everything went exactly how it was meant to be for my dad couldn’t have asked for any more, a family coming together to say farewell to a dear dad, grandad and great grandad. Five star rated
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that it all went well for you and the family.
Rating 3.0
The team from Alan Duckworths were excellent. They were sympathetic, understanding and dignified. They supported and guided us through a very difficult time and as a family can not thank them enough for all they did
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. All the staff were very kind, caring and compassionate. I would highly recommend.
Response from Alan Duckworth 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 we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Everything was done as asked and more could not fault alan and his team one bit.
Excellent service
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
I was very happy with the service I received from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors. They were attentive, courteous, and supportive throughout the whole process. The funeral itself was just what I wanted. I would recommend them highly.
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
The most fabulous service at a very difficult time.We were helped at every level, the staff were friendly and most helpful, nothing was a trouble to them.The undertaker Sam Rutherford was just such a help. I would highly recommend this company.
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Everyone extremely helpful at a very difficult time. Thank you.
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Duckworths provides the usual efficient service from my first meeting to the day of the funeral. The gentleman Jamie , sorry don’t know his second name came to the house and went through all of the arrangements in a sympathetic but very efficient manor , he covered everything that was needed for the day. The funeral itself went very smoothly with no hitches at all , Alan Duckworth himself was on hand at all times. The staff in the Chester Road branch were more than helpful and very kind to my family when we went to see Mam in the Chapel of rest. I would recommend Duckworths at all times but hope not to need them too soon !
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from all at Alan Duckworth esp Margaret & Alan D.
Response from Alan Duckworth 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.
Rating 4.0
Kind friendly service and all wishes carried out as requested. Alan and the team are extremely professional.
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out as you had requested.
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