Forsters Funeral Directors, Southwick

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Southwick Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 8 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Southwick funeral home

Forsters Funeral Directors in Southwick, Sunderland, are honoured to be able to help families in the local community. We do this by arranging respectful and dignified funerals, with kindness and compassion. We want to help you celebrate the life of your loved one by arranging a fitting funeral service.

Our warm and welcoming funeral home is easy to reach from the surrounding areas in Sunderland, including Marley Pots and High Southwick. You can use our large chapel of rest to spend time with your loved one before their funeral service. Whenever you visit, we will do everything we can to help you feel at ease.

We understand that planning a funeral can be a daunting task, which is why we are here to offer you our full support. Working closely with you to plan the funeral, we will make all of the funeral arrangements on your behalf, to help alleviate some of the stress and worries.

You can get in touch with our funeral home 24 hours a day, so please call us on 0191 516 0333 as soon as you need our assistance.

What we offer

  • Extensive local knowledge and expertise
  • Viewing of your loved one in our funeral home’s chapel of rest
  • A funeral service at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Prepaid funeral plans
  • Advice and guidance at every step
  • Memorial masonry and a range of tributes
  • Funeral arrangements that are tailored to your family’s needs
  • Funeral services for people of all faiths and cultures
  • Hearses and other funeral vehicles, as well as bespoke transport options
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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.
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    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 The Green
Southwick
Sunderland SR5 2JE
GB

Directions and Parking

Our funeral directors is at the end of the shopping area.

Parking for our funeral home can be found on the surrounding streets.

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 516 0333

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

See what other families say about our funeral directors
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Rating 5.0
based on 8 reviews
Rating 5.0
I recently used the service of Forsters funeral directors for my dad’s funeral. Alison guided us through the whole process with kindness, compassion and care. Forsters and especially Alison took all of the worry and stress out of planning my dad’s funeral. She went above and beyond to make sure we had everything in place so it was perfect on the day. Many thanks to the whole team at Forsters funeral directors and especially Alison, from myself and my family.
Response from Forsters Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely amazing service and support from start to finish, provided an excellent service at such a sad time making the situation a lot easier to deal with
Response from Forsters Funeral Directors
I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience.
Rating 5.0
Very professional in all aspects. Treated us sympathetically and respectfully.

On the day of the funeral Malcolm was excellent.

Could not have asked for better service.
Response from Forsters Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
I was very impressed by Forster's and in particular Miriam and Alison who made organizing mum's funeral extremely painless. It's always a very difficult situation and you are not in the frame if mind to make any difficult decisions, but Miriam was wonderful.
Response from Forsters Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. 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. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families.
Rating 5.0
Just feel I have to praise the support and reasurance we as a family received from Alison at Forsters funeral services during our recent sad bereavement she kept us informed every step of the way it felt like we had gained a trusted friend in Alison to whom nothing was too much trouble thank you to Alison and the team at Forsters for taking care of our Aunt and ourselves during such sad and complicated times with love from June And Marion x
Response from Forsters 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
Very pleased with the service great bunch of people in this time of need 👍👍👍👍
Response from Forsters Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Really pleasant staff very helpful
Response from Forsters Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
This was my first time having to arrange a funeral, and they made it as easy as is possible considering the circumstances. They were always respectful, always thoughtful, and always considerate of what I might want or need. They clearly care about their service, and did their best to ensure it was as smooth as it could be too, with an attention to detail that really made the whole thing very personal. It was if they knew what you wanted before you even asked. We all thank the staff from the bottom of our hearts, we couldn't have asked for any better.
Response from Forsters Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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