Dyson Richards Funeral Directors, Shirley
About our Shirley funeral home
We understand that losing someone you love is never easy. You may feel confused or even overwhelmed by what comes next, but we are here to help and guide you as and when you need it.
How you want to say farewell to your loved one is completely your choice. Whether you prefer a cremation, a traditional or religious funeral, a contemporary ceremony like a woodland or humanist burial or something completely bespoke and special, we will arrange it for you.
Our funeral home has two individual chapels of rest, should you wish to spend time with your loved one before the day of the funeral. We will do everything we can to make this time a little easier for you and your family, no request is too big or small.
If you need advice, support or just someone to talk to, please know that our phone line is always open, day or night. 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
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£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.
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£1,995plus £1,153 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,153 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is parking available at our funeral home.
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. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.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
and from the the time i stepped into the funeral directors
i was helped all the way
the staff at dyson richards was truely amazing
both nina and leanne was always just a phone call away
and was happy to help in any way i needed
so a big thank you to all the staff
at dyson richards
We are most grateful & would recommend them.Thank you again.
I would recommend this funeral directors service to anybody. They took the stress out of making arranging the arrangements and provided excellent guidance and support
Nina, met us when we attended the Chapel of rest, it was an extremely emotional day, and she was so accommodating to ensure we spent special time with dad.
Wow, on the day of the funeral everything came together and couldn't have been more perfect. The guys were amazing and certainly would have made dad proud. We were completely blown away how they walked with dad to bring him home.
We used Dyson Richards for my grandparents and from the service they provided 30 years ago decided to use them again for dad. We can't thank Dyson Richards enough for an amazing funeral plan. Heart felt thank you from all the family.
The staff at Dyson Richards, particularly Leanne, clearly understand the importance of listening to the wishes of the family and, wherever possible, enabling those wishes to be implemented. Due to the restrictions at this time the offices were not open so there could be no face-to-face meetings. This meant that all arrangements were made via telephone and email, with quick responses at every stage. Although we were never able to meet face to face, it didn't matter as it seemed that Leanne really understood exactly what we wanted and dealt with all matters efficiently and with care. She made us feel that she knew us and our Mom.
Thanks to Dyson Richards we were able to say goodbye to Mom in a fitting way, the funeral directed wonderfully by Karen. The celebrant, Anthony, was just the right person to lead the service, the live stream of the service provided an opportunity for those unable to attend to feel that they were part of it, and the fact that we got the Order of Service in advance meant that we were able to distribute these to family members before the day so that they could follow at the same time.
An all-round excellent service from a professional and caring company that we would recommend to anyone.