Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors, Chichester

With funerals available from £925, our Chichester funeral directors are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of funeral care for the lowest guaranteed price.
BASED ON 28 reviews
Rating 4.8

About our Chichester funeral home

At Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors in Chichester, we provide a range of funeral services to the families in our West Sussex community. We can arrange and conduct the funeral as you require, allowing you to say goodbye to your loved one in a manner suited to you.

Having served the town of Chichester since 1999, we have been relied upon, by those coping with bereavement, to help make a difficult time a little easier. You can be sure of support and guidance while in our care, ensuring a funeral that celebrates the life of the one you have lost.

To ensure the service is both a personal and meaningful occasion, we will sit down with you to discuss what you want and how we will make it happen. The team at our Chichester funeral directors is well versed in arranging all types of funerals, from the traditional and religious, to humanist and more contemporary ceremonies or an unattended cremation.

Our funeral home is located on Spitalfield Lane, making us accessible to the whole of the town as well as our neighbouring villages in West Sussex. These include Bosham, Fishbourne and Tangmere.

If you need to talk to somebody, we are here to listen 24 hours. To arrange the funeral of your loved one,

What we offer

  • Price Promise: Lowest price guaranteed
  • 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.
99.0%
99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
97.7%
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
    £925
    (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
    £925
    (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
    £1,350
    plus £1,013 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,013 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
    £1,350
    plus £1,013 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,013 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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Our Price Promise

Our exceptional service for the lowest price within our local community. Guaranteed.

We regularly check our competitors' prices and are confident that we are unbeaten locally. To give you further peace of mind, we also promise to match any local prices you may find after arranging a funeral with us.

Price Promise

Our price promise ensures that we will provide your chosen funeral for the lowest price in our local community.

1. We guarantee to match any funeral quote from another funeral director that is within 5 miles of our location. To make a claim on the price promise we will need to see a genuine price quote, advert, website or other evidence from a funeral director within 5 miles that is dated up to 4 weeks from the date of death

2. The price promise relates to all of the funeral services provided by us and is not applicable to costs charged by a third party as part of the funeral

3. If using a funeral benefit discount, this will be taken off the Dignity price before any comparisons to competitors’ prices are made under the price promise

4. We reserve the right to apply, withdraw, modify or terminate the price promise in whole or in part at any time or for any reason

5. Claiming on the price promise does not change or affect the Terms and Conditions of any products or services that you purchase

Where to find us

Address

49-51 Spitalfield Lane
Chichester PO19 6SG
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us on Spitalfield Lane, close to the main entrance for St Richard's Hospital.

There is parking available on surrounding streets. Please give us a call to arrange a parking permit for restricted areas.

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 01243 839777

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

4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 28 reviews
Rating 5.0
As always we were treated with amazing care and understanding. Julie King is outstanding with her service and her personal touch makes what is a very upsetting time, that more bearable. My father would have been extremely proud of the occasion served up in his honour. Julie's choice of celebrant was so right, and Mel delivered a service that everyone present, commended.
Thank you so much.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. 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.
Rating 5.0
The service provided was clear and thoughtful and managed very professionally. D&W made an unpleasant experience as smooth as possible
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.
Rating 5.0
Both members of your staff that I dealt with were supportive and attentive, and made the process of organising the funeral a lot simpler. They ensured that nothing was forgotten, and the staff present on the day worked smoothly so the whole event was far less traumatic than it might have been.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Mother. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and it's good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Nothing was too much trouble for Julie, in the planning of the funeral. She soon established exactly what I wanted, she identified the ideal celebrant, and took me through every stage in advance of the day.
On the day itself, the Funeral director, Sarah, put into place everything that had been planned, with the result that the service passed off perfectly.The celebrant chosen was ideal, very caring and thorough in her research.
The memories book and picture were a lovely touch for which I am so grateful.
I have received so many comments from friends, all saying how the whole ceremony was pitched at the right level, and was, they said the best funeral they have been to, if that doesn't sound too strange.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving feedback online for the branch and thank you for highlighting members of our team that have made a difference to your experience. It's good to hear that we gave support and guidance to you.
Rating 4.0
You did a great job bearing in mind you had inputs from The Widower, and 2 Daughters.
The Service Cards were excellent as well as the Funeral Cars provided.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
Rating 4.0
The funeral directors were very supportive while arranging my Mothers funeral, a very professional and Caring service
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Dillstone and Wraights were absolutely brilliant. we cannot fault the staff or service at all.
Everyone we dealt with were very carring and professional. Nothing was too much trouble.
We are very grateful to everyone for making a difficult time easier. Thank you all.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Friend and I am so pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Your feedback is always valuable to us
Rating 5.0
We were looked after by a lovely lady called Julie who was very kind and caring and helped us arrange a beautiful funeral for my beautiful mum. Everything went as planned and we left the crematorium feeling very happy and satisfied that mum had the send off she deserved. Thank you so very much for making a very upsetting time as stress free as possible.
Mel Christopher
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. 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 kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Very caring and efficient all round could not expect any more in these restricted times
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
Everything ran very smoothly and Julie made the whole process simple and stress-free for us - just what you need at times like these. We were able to do virtually everything over the phone or on-line and we particularly valued the ability to allow others to join the funeral via the webcast. Melanie, the celebrant recommended by Julie, was excellent and very easy to get along with. We felt she achieved exactly the right tone for the occasion. I would highly recommend Dillistone and Wraights.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Dillistone and Wraights Funeral Directors. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time. 
Rating 5.0
As usual we were looked after incredibly well by Julie and the team at Dillistone & Wraights, Chichester. Nothing is ever a problem from the biggest issues to the smallest details. We have used them several times over the past 12 years and have always received an impeccable service. This time things were a bit different with the current situation, but as usual from the first telephone call they were fabulous. We cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
From the initial telephone conversation with Julie in Chichester, I knew I had chosen the right company to care for my wonderful husband.
Everything was carried out as I requested and the service we received was not only very professional but all done with great dignity and sensitivity.
I can only thank all concerned for guiding us through a very traumatic time.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. 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
Calm, tactful and compassionate, the office in Chichester helped me plan a lovely funeral for my mother. Dillistone & Wraights think of everything, they give you the opportunity to design your own stationery for the order of service and funeral notice. They made a sad occassion feel very special, memorable and unique.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
My mother's funeral was held on 1 July at Chichester Crematorium. We were anxious about how it would go during the COVID crisis, but the whole organisation went very smoothly, from the funeral arrangements in the office, to the attendants and the celebrant at the crematorium itself. Everyone was very kind, helpful and efficient. The service was simple but appropriate, with a nice atmosphere that made a sad occasion as good as it could be. We are grateful to all the staff at Dillistone & Wraights for their excellent service.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that the final wishes for your Mother were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
Julie and her team were fantastic, were sympathetic and couldn’t have been more helpful
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Director. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
The staff were so professional and compassionate.
They supported us at every stage in organising dad's funeral and the day was memorable for all the right reasons.
Many thanks.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
My sister and I were very pleased with the funeral arrangements provided by Dillistone & Wraights (Dignity)

Julie was very helpful and attentive with our every need, making the whole experience less stressful for us both

Thank you all at D&W

David Boyns and Lynda Seymour.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you and it is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible.
Rating 5.0
The service was compassionate, understanding, comprehensive and clear.

We felt as though we were in safe hands and that the service that we wanted for our father would be delivered, as indeed it was.

I would thoroughly recommend Dillistone and Wraight to anyone going through the same process.

A first class service
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors to take care of your Father and you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From the moment we walked into Dillistone & Wraights Natalie couldn’t have been more helpful,nothing was too much trouble.She took care of everything.My mas funeral was a really special time due to the care given by all the people involved at Dillistone & Wraights.I would highly recommend them.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
An extremely professional service which was taylored to suit our needs of a small funeral. Natalie helped us throughout, and during a difficult time she made everything stress free & personal. Natalie also put us in contact with a lovely celebrant lady, Collette, who provided a memorable service for Mum. Thank you.
Response from Dillistone & Wraights Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
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