Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors, Sunderland City Centre

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Sunderland City Centre Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 4 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Sunderland funeral home

Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors in Sunderland City Centre is here to support you at this difficult time. We believe that a funeral service should be a unique and personal chance to say farewell to your loved one. We are here to help you plan a bespoke funeral service that allows you to do just that.

Located in the city centre, our funeral parlour is easily accessible from the surrounding areas. We also have a sister funeral home nearby, on the Chester Road.

Our funeral home is equipped with six private chapels of rest, and you can use these to spend time alone with your loved one before their funeral. We have designed and decorated our funeral home with your comfort and wellbeing in mind, to help you feel at ease whenever you visit our funeral parlour.

We want to help arrange a meaningful funeral service for your loved one, supporting you every step of the way. We will take care of the funeral arrangements on your behalf, to make things a little easier for you and your family.

You can reach us whenever you need us. Our telephone line is open 24 hours a day, so we are always available when you need our support, advice or guidance. Call us on 0191 567 2705.

What we offer

  • Prepaid funeral plans
  • Funeral arrangements that are tailored to your needs
  • Use of our chapel of rest to view your loved one
  • Extensive expertise and local knowledge
  • Memorial masonry and tributes
  • A funeral service at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Hearses and funeral vehicles, including limousines
  • Funeral services for all faiths and cultures
  • Advice and guidance at every step
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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, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We 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.
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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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,995
    plus £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.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £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.
    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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Where to find us

Address

6 High Street West
Sunderland SR1 3EX
GB

Directions and Parking

Our funeral home is part of the Sunderland Empire Theatre’s building.

We only have disabled parking at our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
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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 567 2705

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 for Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors in Sunderland

Find out what Sunderland’s local community thinks about our funeral directors
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Rating 5.0
based on 4 reviews
Rating 5.0
Very satisfied with the services everyone was caring and thoughtful, the service the crematorium was just what we wanted,very much appreciated and Margaret was very helpful and sympathetic.Thank you all for helping me through it all
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
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. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service and well looked after.
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and comments.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service and attention to detail from the staff at Alan Duckworths. Special mention to both Sam and Linda for ensuring all our needs and expectations were met in a courteous and respectful manner. Thank you
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
From first contact your company looked after us as a family at a very difficult time. Can’t thank you enough for your care and for looking after Dad so well.
Thank you
Response from Alan Duckworth Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. 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.
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