A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors, Swindon

A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 63 reviews
Rating 4.9

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, 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £1295
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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
    £1295
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (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 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
    £1980
    plus £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1980
    plus £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £217 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
    £2495
    plus £1144 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1144 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with 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
    £2495
    plus £1144 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1144 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with 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

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 63 reviews
Rating 5.0
I can only say that the level of SUPPORT and the Service provided by the Funeral Directors was superb, and above and beyond was Elen in the Swindon branch of A E Smith and Son. The actual Ceremony I would have to say was unbelievable, it seemed peculiar that all described the event as sn enjoyable experience.
Bob Jackson husband of deceased,
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that you chose A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors to look after your wife. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families.
Rating 5.0
From the first call until the end of the service absolutely first class.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be.
Rating 5.0
Nicola was an exceptional lead in the arrangements for my mum’s funeral. On the day as always, she was immaculately dressed, professional, respectful and extremely kind. Her attention to detail was incredible, at a time when I could hardly think straight, she guided myself, my dad and the family every step of the way.
Her kind words of support were very much appreciated.
The final act of extreme kindness and support was when Kirsty and Nicola drove us to the celebration reception. These girls are a formidable team that I had the absolute pleasure of dealing with.
I know there are others that were there to support us, but these two women were a constant from start to finish and deserve recognition.
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. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one and I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction. I am glad that the final wishes for your mum were carried out to the highest standard and It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Superb service, very professional from the first meeting with Ellen to the final saying goodbye to my beloved mum. Caring, kind and confident I felt very safe leaving my mum in their care. I would recommend them as they genuinely wanted the best for all the family at such a sad time
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you and looked after your Mum well. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 5.0
Your survice was very good and helped so much at a very sad time
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and supportive from first contact through to the funeral itself and beyond - couldn't have asked for better service and the staff were excellent - professional and caring.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Friendly efficient and respectful service from our first contact through to the burial service. Nicola was lovely throughout our dealings with AE Smith and on the day of the funeral David was helpful, respectful and discreet.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family
Rating 5.0
Everything from start to finish was handled in a very professional and caring manner. Would highly recommend.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
We would like to express our heart felt thanks to, Nicola, Tracey, Ian, Paul and the Team. They “cared” for my late Father John Brindley with respect and dignity. Thank you again for making an unbearable situation bearable.

With gratitude Tina & Mike Griffiths Swindon
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Very helpful friendly staff who went out of their way to make sure every thing went smoothly from first contact.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Totally professional and respectful. Communication was brilliant, at no time were we made to feel rushed. On a day that is emotional and all the family is up tight they made the day as comfortable as they could for us all.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Caring, friendly and supportive service. Ellen provided excellent advice, guidance with a friendly and supportive manner that helped us through the process. Very professional and caring from start to finish. Thank you so much to all staff before, during and after the funeral. Great send off for my Dad.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected, it has been a privilege to support your family and care for your father. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Very professional music went wrong in church but that was Christchurch
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
As a family we were very pleased with the service provided. We spoke with Nicola when we came in and she was really lovely and helped with what we wanted. We asked for a lady celebrant and she recommended Margaret. We couldn't have picked better ourselves. Margaret is a lovely lady and the service at the crematorium was just beautiful. Everyone who attended commented on how it was the best service they had been to. So a big thank you to everyone involved x
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. 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
Everything from start to finish was provided to me with respect and dignity. Ellen was lovely and helped me to give my mum the best possible funeral . Always available on the end of the phone if I needed her .
Many thanks Lesley
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
We have received your online review, I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 4.0
Staff were very helpful throughout 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.
Rating 5.0
Pleased with the way everyone conducted themselves and the memory box was a very nice touch along with the photo mant thanks for making my brothers send off as well as funerals can be at such a sad time
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your Brother and I am so pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well. These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
N at A E Smith & Son Swindon was absolutely fantastic. It was the first time we had to arrange a funeral on our own and she was absolutely brilliant. She took us through every step and always kept in touch via email. It took the stress out of it. It was great to be able to arrange everything including the funeral notice for the local paper, the flowers and the Order of Service and she recommended a fantastic Celebrant. Everything ran smoothly on the day and it was a great send off for my mother. Thank you A E Smith & Son.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for and the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I could not fault the service provided by your company our contact was Nicola who dealt with myself and my family with sympathy and compassion I was so impressed by your company that I am arranging for my own funeral to be taken care of by Dignity and AE Smith & Son
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving feedback online for the branch. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that the team looked after you and the family so well.
Rating 5.0
Smiths and Sons provided an outstanding level of service Very thorough , helpful, supportive and Empathetic. Would highly recommend in your time of need.
Response from A. E. Smith & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for A E Smith & Son Funeral Directors. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch.
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