Charles W Tait Funeral Directors, Roker
About our Roker funeral home
Our home is accessible from different parts of Sunderland. Particularly from Roker, Seaburn and Monkwearmouth.
It is our job to make a difficult time a little bit easier for you and your family. Working together, we will take care of making the funeral arrangements on your behalf. We want to ensure that your loved one receives a farewell that reflects their life and personality.
Equipped with three private chapels of rest, our funeral parlour is the ideal place to spend time with your loved one before you say goodbye. This is because our team of professionals are here to support you, in an environment designed with your comfort and wellbeing in mind.
You can depend on us at any time; we are always on hand to offer advice and guidance. You can reach us by telephone 24 hours a day; call 0191 510 2944.
What we offer
- Advice and guidance at every step
- Bespoke funeral arrangements to meet your family’s needs
- Expert knowledge and skills
- Funeral services at all local crematoria and burial sites
- Ceremonies for all faiths and cultures
- Use of our serene chapel of rest
- A wide range of transport options
- Fitting tributes and memorial masonry
- 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, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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.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.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is on-street parking available nearby.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 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
John was very attentive and listened to my Fathers wishes and ensured that they were carried out to the letter. He offered his total support throughout the process and contacted me regularly to ensure that everything was OK.
This is now the 3rd time we have used Charles Tait,
Jamie dealt with my Mother 3 years ago and also my Father in law last year, in all cases I could not fault the care and commitment of all the staff at Charles Tait. I am sorry to say I have forgotten the name of the lady who has been there every time I have had to go to the office, she has been absolutely brilliant and very supportive. Also the poor lady who let me in to see my Father at the Chapel of rest, I think I was a quivering wreck but she was very professional and understanding. Thank you very much. Although Thank you doesn't really say how much I really appreciated all of the kindness and help.
The service was caring, professional and efficient.