W G Rathbone Funeral Directors, Stratford

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Stratford Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
W G Rathbone Funeral Directors in Stratford Upon Avon
BASED ON 11 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

  • 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 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 £1,109 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,109 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 £1,109 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,109 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

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

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

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01789 330540

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
W. G. Rathbone took all the worry about the arrangements from me and everything went as well as it possibly could have done. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for recommending us, it is greatly appreciated. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this difficult time. 
Rating 5.0
Kind, courteous and very efficient taking us through the whole process and arranging everything with compassion and understanding.
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. It is comforting to know that the staff were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
Barbara was wonderful. So sensitive at such a sad time and no request was too much. Barbara's attention to detail ensured the ceremony was exactly as we had envisaged and ran smoothly and calmly from start to finish. Craig and all the other members fo W R Rathbone showed such respect and compassion throughout and we felt cared for as a family as well. Everyone in attendance commented on the calmness of the service, with plenty of time and respect for social distancing, so important at this time. We cannot praise Barbara highly enough, her kindness and warmth at every stage was exceptional and when having to deal with something so upsetting to have her genuine support, care and understanding throughout was wonderful. Thank you
Response from W G Rathbone Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs and the team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
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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