100 Year Anniversary
Choosing a fitting tribute

Funeral Choices

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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… Read More

Traditional Funerals »

Traditional Funerals With nearly 100 years of experience as funeral directors, the Alderson family are perfectly positioned to help you organise a funeral for your loved one. We have arranged countless beautiful ceremonies over the years, no two the same. A traditional funeral from Alderson’s Family Funerals allows you to… Read More

Themed Funerals »

Themed Funerals For those that would like to create a funeral service for their loved one that is completely unique in every way, Alderson’s Family Funerals can help with our personalised funeral service. We understand that traditional funerals aren’t for everyone, and some families would prefer to create a service… Read More

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… Read More

Burial-at-Sea »

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… Read More

Repatriation »

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… Read More

Direct Cremation »

Direct Cremation Here at Alderson’s Family Funerals when a funeral isn’t necessary to say goodbye to your love one we can provide a direct cremation. This service cremates your loved one without a ceremony, a service were we take care of all the relevant arrangements. Our direct cremation service provided… Read More

Funeral Choices

With Alderson’s Family Funerals, you can choose a funeral for your loved one that reflects all of the intricacies of their character. Whether you would like a simple service for someone who you know wouldn’t have liked a fuss or a themed sendoff for a loved one who would prefer to go out in style, the array of different funeral options and burial options that we offer allow you to choose either of these funerals and anything in between.

Arranging a funeral can seem daunting, so we suggest breaking it down into manageable stages. During the process, we are happy to be involved and guide you through each step, but equally, we can take a more hands-off approach if that’s what you desire.

Traditionally, funerals are held in a church or some other place of worship followed by burial or cremation. The local clergy or leader will be contacted and they will go through the service with you. Alternatively, you may choose to have the full service at the crematorium or at the graveside, but we can still ask the local clergy to officiate at the service. For those who are not religious, we can arrange for a non-religious officiant or celebrant to lead the ceremony, which usually takes place at the crematorium or the graveside.

If you have something specific in mind for a loved one that has recently passed and would like to discuss it with a friendly, caring professional, contact Alderson’s Family Funerals today. Based in Durham, we serve the communities of Newton Hall, Belmont, Coxhoe and beyond.

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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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