Charles W Tait Funeral Directors, Roker

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Roker Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 12 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Roker funeral home

Charles W Tait Funeral Directors in Sunderland is dedicated to providing the highest standards of funeral care, services and facilities to the local community. Since we were established we have treated the families that we’ve helped with utmost kindness and compassion.

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
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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 be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

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 Funeral

    We 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.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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 Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A 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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,124 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

48 Roker Avenue
Sunderland SR6 0HT
GB

Directions and Parking

We are close to the sea front at Roker Beach.

There is on-street parking available nearby.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
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

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 0191 510 2944

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 12 reviews
Rating 5.0
First class service & responsiveness.
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
From my first call to Charles Tait i have nothing but praise for the way they looked after my father who passed away, also myself and the rest of the family. Nothing was too much trouble for the team. Especially Malcolm and Carol who guided us through a very difficult time. The funeral itself went off very smoothly and they helped us give dad a really good send off. The use of the live feed was fabulous as it allowed other family members who could not attend due to restrictions the chance to take part. Even in Canada !!. Thank you all so much.
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Excellent caring and friendly service.
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Very professional company from the first phone call to the day we paid the final amount by cheque, my mams funeral also received many applauds and everyone commented on the professional of Charles w tait and can’t recommend this company highly enough, thanks again.
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
I felt that the service from the staff Malcolm and Carol was exceptional. Nothing was a problem they were sympathetic toward us and also a great strength when carrying out the arrangements. Everything went very smoothly and they looked after everything taking away the stress that is often caused with the passing of a loved one. I would also like to say that Andy who carried out the humanist service did a really good reading and gave us much needed comfort at the most saddest time. I would recommend the company to anyone who is looking at their future needs, this company are the best you would ever hope to use.
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
I found that both Dignity and John at Charles Tait very helpful, they took the stress and anxiety out of the whole process.
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.
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected and the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
Everyone involved from first contact were extremely professional,compassionate and supportive to our family.When organising our mothers funeral,we felt we were guided and supported with our mothers wishes and at no time pushed to make decisions.On the day of the funeral,all arrangements were carried out flawlessly,a sad,bur special day.
Response from Charles W Tait 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.
Rating 5.0
Sam was the undertaker who helped me through one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. She was very professional but at the same time was warm and friendly. I instantly liked her and knew she would do her best for my dad's final journey. She rang when she said she would and her words were always a comfort. I would highly recommend CW Taits Undertakers. If anyone is perfectly suited to a job Sam is.
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. 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.
Rating 5.0
Every kindness extended with professionalism and courtesy. A first class service!
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I would have give 100 out of 100. The staff where great, professional, polite, caring, understanding, friendly and respectful I we could not have asked for anything better. They looked after my Mam, me and the family. Carol and Sam where amazing and I could not have done it without there help and support. Thank you so much.
Response from Charles W Tait Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Myself, sister and our families considered the manner in which Charles W. Tait conducted all aspects of our mothers funeral to be of the highest possible standard. The director John, who coordinated everything, did so in a way which was kind and considerate of our emotions and needs before, during and after the funeral. John organised for Chris to conduct the humanist service. Chris spent a good time with us ensuring he had everything he needed. Our wish was for people to be inspired by the life and memory of our Mam and to leave the Crematorium with a smile on their faces. Chris certainly achieved this. His service was both dignified and sincere and we thank him for this. Also many thanks to all staff at Charles W.Tait, particularly John.
Response from Charles W Tait 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 that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Thank you for making the experience of organising my mother's funeral as pain free as possible.
The service was caring, professional and efficient.
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