J E Spence Funeral Directors, Adel

With funerals available from £995, our Adel funeral directors are here 24/7 to help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 19 reviews
Rating 4.7

About our Adel funeral home

J E Spence Funeral Directors in Adel, Leeds, believe that life with those we love is deeply personal. We are here to help you plan the perfect farewell for your loved one. Our dedicated professionals will listen carefully to your requests, helping you to arrange a fitting celebration of life.

Our funeral home in North Leeds is situated on Otley Road, between Cookridge, Holt Park, Weetwood and Alwoodley. We are also accessible from the nearby villages of Arthington and Bramhope.

We have extensive experience conducting funeral services for our cherished local community. We use this knowledge and expertise to ensure that every detail of your loved one's funeral is just as you want it to be.

When you need us most, we will never be more than a phone call away. You can get in touch with us at any time of the day. Call us at a time that suits 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 three different packages available, you can rest assured that we'll be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one. Learn more about our Attended Funeral, Chapel Service and Unattended Funeral below.

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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    From
    £995
    (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
    £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.
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  • Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide a service at one of our chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £1,500
    plus £199 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £199 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1,500
    plus £199 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £199 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    We will provide a service at one of our chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,371 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,371 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,371 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,371 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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Where to find us

Address

Lawnswood Funeral Home
Otley Road, Adel
Leeds LS16 8AA
GB

Directions and Parking

We are situated directly opposite Lawnswood Crematorium.

There is a large, free public car park at the front of the funeral home.

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 0113 268 2842

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 for J E Spence Funeral Directors in Leeds

4.7
Rating 4.7
based on 19 reviews
Rating 5.0
All staff were professional, courteous and approachable. We were very pleased with the excellent service they provided.
Response from J E Spence 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. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent, empathetic service - especially from our point of contact and organiser, Mike Gillson.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Ben and his team were exceptional, their professionalism, support and compassion were very much appreciated and Ben was a great help at such a difficult time.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for J E Spence Funeral Directors. I am pleased that the arrangements for your loved one were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Ben and the team at J E Spence provided an outstanding Service when mum died last month. The care, compassion, kindness and understanding my brother and I and our families were shown were exemplary.

Ben supported us throughout the whole time. This was very much appreciated during these challenging times.


Thank you so very much for enabling us to give mum a good "send off"!
Response from J E Spence 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. 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. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 4.0
Ben and his team have been great, very supportive and sensitive to our needs and requirements
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
The service was excellent throughout, very caring and considerate and constant communication to assist and update
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you.
Rating 4.0
Once we as a family had decided to use JE Spence funeral directors and we met with the staff to discuss my mums funeral , i knew it was the right decision.
The staff we very empathetic and caring and kept us informed at all times to the process and what to expect .

I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anybody els.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. 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
A most thoughtful & sensitive service provided at a most difficult time - most appreciated.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are able provide the right level of care to our families.
Rating 5.0
We were treated with dignity and everything we asked was dealt with quickly and efficiently. Colin, who we dealt with, was a credit to you. From start to finish he did everything we required and helped in any way he could. He gave the extra 10% and more.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service at a very difficult time in the lives of our family.
Michael was especially helpful and courteous throughout, and made the funeral run very smoothly.
I would thoroughly recommend the services of J E Spence to anyone.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need and I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Colin provides a great customer service. He was very professional from the very first conversation and explained everything fully. He was very thoughtful and sincere. On the day of the funeral, the cars were pristine and he made sure everyone was comfortable in knowing what would happen and timescales. Nothing was too much trouble. He did everything he said he would from day 1. I would recommend your services. First class customer experience in very emotional times.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our staff to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From the first contact everyone I came across was very sympathetic and very helpful.

Colin put me at ease straight away and made some very helpful suggestions. The celebrant that he suggested Kate Barker gave a wonderful eulogy for my friend and gave a very lovely service that was enjoyed if that's the right thing to say about a funeral! by all that attended. Thank you to you all for making things so much easier to deal with.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful staff. Every attention to detail. Listened and acted on request and provided all the information requested. A great help at this difficult time. Many thanks.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Jo was a great help in organising the day. Nothing was too much trouble and the day wet without a hitch. Thank you
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
We received a very professional service from Joanna and Colin at J.E Spence and were very satisfied with the whole service.
The circumstances of my sister's death were not straightforward, as the Coroner and police were involved and this resulted in delays in being able to finalise the funeral details. Joanna regularly kept us up to date on the progress and made the whole operation as easy as possible, under the circumstances. J E spence worked closely with the church, making our part in organising the funeral a lot less stressful.
Response from J E Spence 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 we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 2.0
This feedback relates to funeral invoicing during 2018 in respect of my mother's funeral. I have already provided this feedback and have settled with Dignity, so this is simply a repeat.
Last year you invoiced 3x for the additional costs of my mothers funeral. The first invoice was sent 4 months after the funeral and I wrote to ask why the delay. It had also been sent to the wrong address. I received no reply. I was then sent further invoices - and the third invoice included a threat of interest payments. I wrote back after the second invoice and then phoned to complain after the 3rd. We settled by agreeing to pay half the invoice (my father's choice) and I had a very pleasant call from a local service manager to apologise.
As I was saying to your colleague on the phone yesterday, our experience suggested that Dignity had become too compartmentalised to process our correspondence appropriate.
John Hebden
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review and for your feedback. I am glad to hear that the issues you encountered have been addressed.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service and very pleasant staff. Colin was very professional but with that all-important personal touch, and we found him very helpful, thoughtful and courteous, doing everything he could to ensure that everything went smoothly and in accordance with our wishes at a very difficult time. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend J E Spence to others.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. 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
Excellent service from James who went above and beyond the call of duty. Nothing too much trouble and we knew we were in very safe hands at such a stressful family time. Thank you.
Response from J E Spence 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 the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From the moment we rang following my father's death we felt very supported. The staff were very helpful in arranging the funeral to fit with close relatives from abroad. We appreciated flexibility with the details of the funeral service, which enabled friends and family to be very involved. Communication was excellent including after the funeral day.
Response from J E Spence Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you and your family were so well looked after and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
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