Forsters Funeral Directors, Southwick
About our Southwick funeral home
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
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£1395plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).plus £- (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 Duckworth FuneralOur Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.Find out more
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£2495plus £1186.5 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1186.5 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
Parking for our funeral home can be found on the surrounding streets.
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. Our step-by-step guides explain everything you need to know, helping you at each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will help to ensure your loved one’s send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We also explain how our funeral directors will help you with the planning at every step.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide explains what happens at a funeral, including the funeral procession, the funeral service, the committal service and the wake. We will support you throughout.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
From first contact, John was genuine, thoughtful, respectful and dignified, and personified everything that is good about Forsters.
The ladies in the office, Miriam and Alison were just so effortlessly friendly. Every time I spoke with them and contacted them via email, their attentiveness and willingness to ensure everything was perfect was so reassuring and I feel strongly that they should receive some sort of recognition as they really were superb advocates for the business.
The funeral celebrant, Graeme was amazing. Within 5 minutes of first meeting him I felt like I'd known him for years. He has a very natural style of putting people at ease and feeling comfortable to feel able to open-up. Easily one of the hardest jobs to do surely? Yet he did it with respect, diligence and where appropriate even a little humour. The service itself was perfect and Graeme was the driving force behind this. He is a credit to himself and his profession.
John and the pallbearers were incredible and these gentlemen were very attentive when it came to guiding myself and my son on how to carry the coffin. A small gesture you might think yet it went a long way and was very much appreciated. The drivers were also excellent and conducted themselves with grace and dignity.
On behalf of my wife and family, I'd like to pay my respects and offer up my sincere gratitude to Forsters Funeral Directors for providing the very best service at one of the most difficult times of our lives and for supporting us every step of the way.
On the day of the funeral Malcolm was excellent.
Could not have asked for better service.