A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors, Swindon

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Swindon Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 40 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Swindon funeral home

We are A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors and you can find us on Queens Drive in Swindon, between Burger King and Queens Drive Post Office. For the entrance to our funeral home you will need to go around to Dudmore Road; the car park is next to the Queenstown Working Men’s Club.

It is our responsibility and honour to look after you and your loved one as if you were one of our family members. With this in mind, we will cater your loved one’s funeral to fulfil your every wish; no matter how big or small. If you want to change some of the simpler aspects like the music, the transport, the hymns or the floral tribute, or create something completely unique and different, we will help you.

Our duty is to take as much pressure off you as possible. We are experienced in dealing with all types of funerals from woodland burials to religious services to bright celebrations of life.

Since 1880, we have been giving Swindon and the local communities of Walcot, Dorcan, Covingham, Gorse Hill, Extension and Stratton an outstanding standard of funeral care.

Our funeral home has a fully air conditioned chapel of rest, so you can spend time with your loved one before the day, and we can accommodate up to 20 friends and family in our service chapel.

Looking after you at all times is our number one priority, which is why we have a dedicated and compassionate team available day and night to ensure our high standards of care are always met..

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 £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,258 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 £1,258 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,258 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

Queens Drive
Swindon SN3 1AW
GB

Directions and Parking

You can park at the front of our funeral home, which can be reached off Dudmore Road.

There is car parking available at 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 01793 522023

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 40 reviews
Rating 5.0
My mother was treated with dignity and her Catholic crede was respected throughout the period that she lay at the premises. I met with the office staff on two occasions and they were very helpful and friendly. They managed the entire process and,in doing so, alleviated the stress of arranging the funeral.
The flower arrangements were lovely and the funeral took place as planned.
Thankyou.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
A very professional service
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
The staff at A E & Smith & Son were brilliant. They allowed me time with my mother when I wanted and did not rush me in any way. They did exactly what I wanted for my mum. My mum always had her nails painted and this was done for my mum while she was with them. They took excellent care of my mum and myself and I could not of asked for anything more. Whilst she was in the Chapel of Rest her room was Barbury. The staff did not know, but this was the ward my mum used to be a nurse on while she was working. We have used A E Smith & Sons for my Grandmother (1999) my Father (2019) and my mother (2021). I would and have recommended A E Smith & Sons to friends knowing that their family and their loved one will be treated with the care and respect every step of the way.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family.
Rating 5.0
I found them very friendly and approachable. They were there to listen and explain everything and I never felt rushed into making decisions. Very professional at all times from the first phone call to the funeral itself. They showed empathy and understood how I was feeling. Ellen in particularly felt like a friend who I could talk to about everything.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. 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
very professional service
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and comments.
Rating 5.0
All staff were very friendly inj particular David who kept us informed throughout and was extremley personable.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you. 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
David and the team provided an exceptional service.
The support, compassion, understanding and time taken on every detail was outstanding. Providing a celebration of Dads life in unprecedented circumstances.
Top Class Service!
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
We found the service and staff to be very accommodating, helpful and thoughtful. They were clear in explanations and couldn’t have done more to meet our needs. We are very grateful to them.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. I am glad to hear that the final wishes were carried out to the highest standard.
Rating 5.0
Right from the moment of first contact we found the staff to be so kind, thoughtful, caring and considerate to all of our needs and requirements. Input from the team about all aspects of the funeral was first class and very helpful. It took away a lot of stress and worry at such a difficult time for the family. We would highly recommend this Funeral Directors.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son 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 we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and helpful staff excellent service throughout
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one. Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
All went very smoothly. Great communication and respect given
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Service was exactly as we wanted, professional, kind, friendly, helpful and calm staff. Would certainly recommend this funeral directors.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
We as a family are very pleased with the service and respect we received from the staff at A E Smith & Son especially Ellen who has been so helpful in respect of our late mothers funeral arrangements
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Smith & Son. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful and always there to assist . directors very good on the day
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am glad that the team looked after you and the family so well.
Rating 5.0
Found them to be very helpful and also used them when we lost our father
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. 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 the lovely lady Ellen she was just amazing from the start to the funeral she was my rock through the sad loss of mr david horton she provided support for all the family and also i would like to thank everyone for all the respect and dignity david recieved.It was a know brainer that david was going to go to smiths as that was were my mum went i would always recommend smiths. Ive also decided that i will be setting up a funeral plan myself so my girls will know i would like to go to smiths thank you all again and thank you Ellen for your kindness love and caring support
Love paula
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely professional and extremely kind
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
As she was terminally ill my wife planned her own funeral, the staff were very understanding and dealt with all her wishes in a caring and professional manner. She and I were treated with dignity and respect throughout the whole process. Her Funeral was carried out exactly to her wishes and everything ran smoothly.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
AE Smith handled my mothers funeral with great care and professionalism. We are very grateful for the speed and efficiency in making the arrangements. Thanks you.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
To see the staff wearing orange ties (my wife's favourite colour) was very thoughtful and appreciated. To arrange for three family members to carry the coffin meant a lot to everyone involved. Everything on the day was arranged with such professionalism.

I cannot praise everyone at AE Smith and Sons enough, you made an emotional day into a day to remember for all the right reasons

Regards
Glenn Austin
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. 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.
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