W G Rathbone Funeral Directors, Stratford

Our Stratford Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
W G Rathbone Funeral Directors in Stratford Upon Avon
BASED ON 8 reviews
Rating 5.0
W G Rathbone Funeral Directors in Stratford Upon Avon

About our Stratford funeral home

We are W G Rathbone Funeral Directors in Stratford-upon-Avon. Since our establishment on 1948 in Royal Leamington Spa, we have been serving the families in our care with nothing but compassion and respect.

We understand how confusing and difficult it can be to lose someone you love. So, as and when you are ready, we will help guide you through every step. You do not have to go through this alone..

Our experience enables us to arrange the funeral service you want for your loved one. Whether you prefer a cremation, a traditional or religious funeral, a contemporary ceremony like a woodland burial or something completely bespoke and special, we can arrange it.

Our funeral home has a chapel of rest that we are happy to open out of normal hours on request, if you wish to spend time with your loved one before the day of the funeral. Nothing is too much trouble, whatever you need we will endeavour to provide.

If you need some help, advice or just someone to talk to, our phone lines are always open. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and remember, we are here for you.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • 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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £3,545
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01789 330540, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Stratford Upon Avon

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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    Simple Funeral Service in Stratford Upon AvonOur costs from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01789 330540

Where to find us

Address

34 Rother Street
Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6LP
GB

Directions and Parking

We can be found in Stratford-upon-Avon's Market Square.

There is parking available on surrounding streets and an NCP car park at the rear of our funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01789 330540 if you require our services outside of these hours.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 8 reviews
Rating 5.0
The staff at the Stratford office (Barbara and Martin) were amazing. I felt like my Father was treated with the upmost dignity and respect. Martin was there on the day of the funeral and was so patient and professional and Barbara was there when I picked up my Father's ashes and sat with me while I cried, nothing was too much.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I chose to use W G Rathbone in Stratford having read the reviews of other users who sang their praises. From start to finish I found their staff professional, efficient and responsive to our questions and wishes as a family. They were helpful throughout. I dealt with several members of staff but principally with Debbie and Martin. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Helpful, understanding and efficient. We hadn't had to go through this process before and the team covering Stratford made it as straightforward as possible. I would recommend.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank WG RAthborne for the excellent service provided for my late uncle. Martin and sarah very helpful and compassionate at all times very professional excellent choice of cellebrant.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From our very first phone call until the day of my mother's funeral, the help and support provided by W G Rathbone was first class. Sarah, who was guiding and helping us through the service and proceedings, was both competent and professional; on the day itself, she managed to combine both dignity and respect, with compassion and friendship.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Every one we had dealings with were kind, caring, compassionate and most helpful in anything and everything we needed help with, during the arrangements and on the actual day of the Service.

This was our first Funeral we have had to arrange, and were helped and explained things very clearly and efficiently.

Would highly recommend Rathbone Funeral Directors - Stratford. It made a sad, upsetting time more bearable.

Many Thanks to everyone.
Lesley Adshead & Family.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
A caring and thoroughly professional service that guided us through an unknown process at a difficult time.

On the day everything was perfect for everyone involved.

We would fully recommend Rathbone.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
The availability out of hours was really appreciated, the discussions on arrangements and the working through of these was professional and carried out to high standards. The manager, Sara, was solicitous, engagaing and extremely helpful
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