100 Year Anniversary
Four generations of care and compassion

We operate in and around Durham


Alderson’s Family Funerals

Welcome to Alderson’s Family Funerals, a compassionate, family-run business dedicated to providing warm and supportive funeral services to those in our local community and beyond.

Established in 1921, ownership of the company has been passed down through the generations, ensuring that the family’s heritage and wisdom is nurtured by each successor. We truly believe that we offer a level of care and understanding with our services that only a family can.

Thanks to our years of experience, we are able to tailor our funeral services to meet the needs and wishes of the family involved. Whether you would like to arrange a traditional funeral for your loved one or honour them in a way that’s entirely unique, you can count on our team to put together an unforgettable and dignified service.
Our services include, but are not limited to:

Just as every person is different, so every funeral will be unique which is why we can tailor the funeral to meet your needs and ensure that the funeral is befitting of your loved one.

Based in Durham and serving surrounding areas such as Newton Hall, Belmont and Coxhoe, Alderson’s Family Funerals are here to help in your time of need. Our experienced staff will guide you in a caring and professional manner, so please contact us today.


Simple Funeral

Simple Funerals If you think that your loved one wouldn’t have liked a fuss, then consider opting for one of our simple funeral services. A simple service from Alderson’s Family Funerals offers you a modest and affordable way to pay your respects to a loved one, without the need for any unnecessary extras. A simple service will include a comfortable and secure resting place for the deceased before the funeral, all of the necessary arrangements… Read More


Repatriation It’s not uncommon for a loved one to pass whilst overseas, and in such circumstances, it’s understandable that you would want to bring them home to ensure they’re amongst family. Here at Alderson’s Family Funerals, we understand just how important this is, which is why we provide global repatriation services to help reunite family members, no matter the circumstances. Our team will work with you and help you make all of the essential arrangements,… Read More
Airplane Flying Under Sunset


Burials at Sea A burial at sea is a perfect tribute for a loved one who was a keen sailor or naval officer, but that doesn’t mean you have to be connected to the sea in this way. A Sea Burial is a fitting sendoff for anyone with a love for the sea, and it’s perhaps more simple than you might think. There are several regulations which need to be adhered to when arranging a… Read More
Burial at Sea

Woodland Burial

Woodland Burials For those who were nature lovers in life, what better parting gift could possibly be given than a woodland burial? Whether you think they would prefer to be laid to rest in a beautiful meadow or a tranquil forest, there are a number of green burial and woodland burial sites in Durham, and we would be more than happy to advise you about their location and the procedures involved. Woodland burials are perfect… Read More

Let us help you create a fitting tribute for a loved one

Call us on 0191 373 1828 Email us on: enquiries@alderson-funerals.co.uk or request a callback using the form below

Come & see us, we are here to help

Ushaw Moor: Flass Terrace Ushaw Moor Durham DH7 7LD
Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 17:00 Sat: by appointment Sunday: by appointment

FAQs & Advice

To help you during this difficult time, Alderson’s Family Funerals have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their respective answers below.

If you would like to take further steps to remember your loved one after the funeral, there are a number of different options available to you. For example, you could consider our range of keepsake items, such as scatter tubes and memory stones, memory bears, keepsake jewellery or you could put your loved one’s name in the memorial book.
It’s not always easy to know what flowers would best suit the funeral you are arranging, but it’s not uncommon to see any of the following: sprays, wreaths, sheaves and baskets, posies, hearts and cushions, and crosses and letters. If you would like to see our flower brochure or would like some expert advice from our team, please contact us.
Yes you can, but in order to do this, we will need the deeds or definite confirmation as to the location. Most councils require the deeds or an indemnity signed. There are often strict rules regarding the erection of memorials in churchyards and cemeteries and we can advise you of these at the time.
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