A. V. Band Funeral Directors, Worcester

A. V. Band 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 55 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Worcester funeral home

At A. V. Band Funeral Directors in Worcester, our priority is to put you first and help you through this difficult time.

We treat everyone who comes into our care with respect, compassion and dignity; you can read the reviews for A. V. Band Funeral Directors on St Nicholas Street below.

Our funeral home is designed to make you feel at ease and comfortable when you visit. We have two chapels of rest, so you can spend time with your loved one on the days leading up to the service.

We have another two A. V. Band Funeral Directors; one in St John, Worcester and the other in Droitwich Spa.

We are here for you at all times, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call us on 01905 22892. If you would prefer you can visit our funeral home during our opening hours, or we can meet you at your home. Either way, give us a call, so we can help.

What we offer

  • Support at every step
  • Help create a special and personal goodbye
  • Knowledge of Worcester and the surrounding communities
  • Service and committal in the Worcester
  • Experience helping all faiths and cultures
  • Two chapels of rest where you can see your loved one
  • A number of specialised funeral vehicles
  • Extensive knowledge of memorial masonry
  • Caring for your future with a prepaid funeral plan
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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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  • Wyre Forest Package

    Our Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.
    Find out more
    From
    £1995
    plus £1204 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
    plus £1204 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.

    Wyre Forest Package

    Our Local Simple Funeral allows you to celebrate the life of your loved one, with an Attended Funeral with some restrictions.
    From
    £1995
    plus £1204 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
    plus £1204 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation.
  • 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
    £2695
    plus £1204 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1204 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
    £2695
    plus £1204 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1204 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

41 St Nicholas Street
Worcester WR1 1UW
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the corner where St Nicholas Street meets Sansome Street, with two large trees in front of our funeral home.

Please give us a call if you need advice on where to park.

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 01905 22892

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 A. V. Band Funeral Directors in Worcester

Here are what the families who have entrusted us to look after their loved one have said:
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 55 reviews
Rating 5.0
A.V.Band recently organised and carried out the funeral arrangements for my son. From the start they were very professional in their approach treating me gently and courteously throughout and giving me plenty of time to make decisions. They coordinated the arrangements with the church and crematorium, ordered flowers,arranged the music and had the church service sheets printed. At all times I was kept informed of what was happening. I was given plenty of opportunity to spend time with my son in the chapel and this was very important for me. Prior to the actual day of the funeral the director carefully went through what would happen on the day and all went well as planned.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that you chose A. V. Band Funeral Directors to look after your son. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. I am pleased that our team looked after you so 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. I am pleased that the arrangements for your son were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I feel that I owe a debt of gratitude for the guidance given by each member of staff with whom I had contact. Their professionalism shone through at each stage of my journey through the myriad of decisions that had to be made. I cannot thank you all enough for support that I received.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time, and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
Really excellent service and support at a confusing and stressful time after a loved on has passed unexpectedly. The service was really lovely a real celebration of my Mothers life. Supported by A V Band funeral directors. Thank you for making things easy for us.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service, very respectfully cared for, highly recommended
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and caring team. Jane Waldron is highly caring and very helpful at a difficult time for anyone to go through. I found AV Band to be the perfect choice.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. 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 staff put us at ease as soon as we arrived at the office. They helped us navigate our way through organising the funeral making helpful suggestions if we were unsure about something.
Ensured we were happy will all arrangements and checking in the day before just to make sure no last minute questions.
On the day checked we were all ok and have us the time that we needed.
They always checked it was convenient to talk before they proceeded. We are extremely grateful to the team for all the help we received in the run up and on the day.
Response from A. V. Band 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, These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. we always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.  
Rating 5.0
The team at AV Band in Worcester handled my mother's funeral and were superb throughout. I really can't fault their professionalism, empathy and helpfulness.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful, It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother.
Rating 5.0
I found the team so nice and helpful and I had tried quite a few before I settled for av band they were kind without being over the top they looked after John and nothing was to much trouble the price was good and Jane and Chantelle were great when it’s my turn to depart I would gladly want them
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved one. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review.
Rating 5.0
Everything was organised well, no problems, very respectful
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
Your feedback is valued. It has been a privilege to look after your Wife.
Rating 4.0
Staff were helpful, empathetic and friendly and kept us informed at every stage.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with A V Band Funeral Director
Rating 5.0
At a time when you need everything to run smoothly, AV Band delivered on all aspects. Very kind, considerate and professional staff. Given one of my specific requests I feel they went above and beyond what I had anticipated. It would appear rude to refer to the staff names I remember and thereby excludes others. So I'll simply say 'all the staff' at the Worcester branch were 5*. Thank you so much for making a bad day that little bit better.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for A V Band Funeral Directors. It’s so good to hear that we gave outstanding support to you from the branch and that the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
I found A V Bands to be very helpful especially Jackie who helped through my sister Mary's funeral arrangements and help from chantelle i found them to be very professional i would have now problem in recommending A V Bands
Response from A. V. Band 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.
Rating 5.0
I dealt mainly with Rebecca at AVBand. She was kind, compassionate and sympathetic . Everything was arranged professionally but it was all done at my pace, The celebrant recommended , Pip Challenger, was perfect and so warm and caring. She made it a delight to talk about my much missed husband.

I also received regular calls to see how I was doing .

On the day of the ceremony I was pleased that my instructions were carried out to the letter and the service was everything I wished for.

And the follow up has been just as sensitive and compassionate.
I would have no hesitation in recommending AVBand.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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. 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.
Rating 5.0
From the very first meeting to discuss my wishes for my husband’s funeral arrangements A V Bands were always professional. They gave me time, choices, which at any time I could change if needed, there was no rushing me into decisions, and kept in touch with me all the way through. They all treated myself and my family with dignity and respect.
They all did my husband proud on the day and I can only thank everyone involved for showing dignity and respect to us all.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested, 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 this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
In respect of my father's funeral, the service myself and my family received from Chantelle, John and the AV Band team was outstanding. They were caring, thoughtful, understanding and supportive at all times. I cannot speak highly enough of them. Thank you all.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
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 5.0
I couldn't recommend A.V.Band more highly.
All the staff I dealt with were totally compassionate and empathetic in all circumstances.
There was a hiccup at the Vale Crematorium when a road closure caused by a serious RTA resulted in the approach road being closed and many mourners and the priest being substantially delayed. At all times Rebecca remained calm and reassuring.
I was most impressed and comforted by her handling of the situation.
I would certainly recommend AVBand.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. 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
All the staff at AV Band are totally professional and could not have been more helpful or compassionate in what seemed own darkest hour.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
Very compassionate,thoughtful, caring and thorough.
Can't praise them highly enough. Every single representative was amazing and we couldn't of asked for more.
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. Thank you for your lovely review.
Rating 5.0
Having never organised a funeral before we chose AV Band after a Google search and reading their reviews. From the first phone call we made to them they were helpful and gave us advise on everything we needed to do. We dealt with Jackie who was always there to answer our questions, she referred us to a lovely Celebrant , Pip and also liaised with the florist who created the tribute flowers which were just perfect. On the day the men were respectful and friendly and the service was just what we wanted for our beloved Mum. Thank you
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult. Thank you for your lovely review.
Rating 5.0
Wonderful service from the staff they couldn't do enough for us they made this sorrowful time as harmonious and pleasant as it could be
Response from A. V. Band Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
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