W James & Sons Funeral Directors, Fonmon

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Fonmon Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 11 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Fonmon funeral home

At W James & Sons Funeral Directors, we pride ourselves on offering nothing but the best standard of funeral care. We are based in Fonmon, Barry, and have been serving our neighbouring communities of Llantwit Major, Penarth, Llancarfan, Cowbridge, St Athan and the rest of the Vale of Glamorgan for over 150 years.

It is our responsibility to help you and make this difficult time as stress free as possible. We will look after all of the arrangements and ensure that your loved one gets the send off they deserve; all you have to do is tell us your every wish. We will take our time to understand you and how your loved one lived their life so we can organise a personal and unique goodbye, which creates a lasting and special memory.

No matter how simple or elaborate, we will take care of all the details which can include arranging the service, cortege route, floral tributes and memorials. Whatever your preference, we can cater for you.

Throughout the decades, we have gained experience in planning funerals of all types; whether you favour a religious, traditional or contemporary ceremony, we have the expertise.

Looking after you as well as your loved one is our number one priority; we have a dedicated team on hand, seven days a week, night and day to support and guide you. If you need anything at all, please give us a call.

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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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 £975 estimated third party costs
    Plus £975 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 £975 estimated third party costs
    Plus £975 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

Chapel of Rest, The Yard
Fonmon
Barry CF62 3BJ
GB

Directions and Parking

See our map or get in touch if you need help with directions.

Please call us for advice on parking.

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 01446 710096

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 11 reviews
Rating 5.0
They were very easy to deal with and were quick to answer any queries I had
Response from W James & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you, I am pleased that our team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
W James & Sons provided a first class service and their staff were supportive and attentive throughout.
Response from W James & Sons 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.     
Rating 5.0
Respectful, thorough and professional service. All details were attended to and nothing was too much trouble
Response from W James & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
as always an excellent job performed with dignity. A smoothly run funeral from start to finish especially in these difficult times. we were kept up to date with every thing from service sheets to services. once we made our first contact, Phil took over and arranged everything. the church, the burial ground cars etc. he couldn't organize the weather or did he, as even the rain held off till after the burial. if you want personal service look no further.
Response from W James & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. 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
I can't recommend W James and Sons, Philip, Vanessa and the team made a sad difficult occasion easy and pain free. 5 stars aren't enough. Thank you again.
Response from W James & Sons 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
Our family would like to thank W James & Sons for providing a outstanding service at such a hard time. Thank you
Response from W James & Sons 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
Funeral went without any problems. When ringing with any queries dealt with in a very professional,efficient and friendly manner. Can tell your dealing with a family buisness.
Many thanks.
Response from W James & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review.I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 4.0
Very professional, compassionate and considerate during the current pandemic.
Response from W James & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We have used the services of W James & Sons, Fonmon previously and have always found them to be excellent.
When my Father passed away recently, we had no hesitation in contacting W. James & Sons who acted promptly and gave us great reassurance. We knew that we were in safe hands and that my Father would be treated with the greatest respect and dignity.
We were grateful for John's guidance and advice throughout the process. We were particularly appreciative of his advice and support in preparing the grave, as my Father was buried at home on the family farm.
Our telephone calls to the office were dealt with promptly and efficiently and Vanessa assisted us patiently in the planning of the funeral programme.
Thank you to all at W James & Sons for the highly professional and efficient service provided. At such a difficult time, it is so important to be able to have complete confidence in the funeral directors.
Response from W James & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose W James & Son to take care of your Father and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected. Your comments will provide great encouragement to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
From my first contact until the last it was nothing but professional and at the same time caring throughout. I thank you for the care taken and would recommend you to all. Again thank you.
Response from W James & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
could not ask for better from day of first meeting and right through funeral very pleased.
Response from W James & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
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