Independent Funeral Directors in Bedford

Why Dillamore Funeral Service?

We are an independent family-run funeral directors that has been serving Leighton Buzzard’s diverse community since 1923. As one of Leighton Buzzard’s oldest and most trusted businesses, our experience in providing funeral services, coupled with our local knowledge and expertise, helps us to provide the very best care to the families we work with.

Our role is to support you in the early days and weeks following a person’s death. Our team is made up of both family members and local people, and providing personalised care is at the heart of everything we do. We are fortunate to have our own recently refurbished Chapel of Rest for anyone wishing to visit their loved one while they are in our care.

Bedford is a busy market town with funeral facilities to accommodate different faiths and beliefs, including religious, non-religious and eco funerals. Bedford has a crematorium and cemetery based on Norse Road, and an additional cemetery can be found on Forest Hill Road. There are also two natural burial grounds in close proximity to the town for anyone wanting a green funeral.

How to plan a funeral at Dillamore

Our aim is to make the weeks following a death as comfortable as possible. Planning a funeral is a simple and flexible process and our team will adapt the service we offer to suit your individual needs. We are here to take care of you, your family and the deceased in the same way we would care for our own family.

To find out more you can call us on 01525 372210, use our contact form, or email us at Alternatively you can schedule an appointment using the booking system located on our website. Should your loved one die overnight, we also have an emergency team on standby 24/7 who can be reached on the telephone number above.

The cost of a funeral in Bedford

The average cost of a funeral in Bedford is £3500-£4500, so it’s important to consider how a funeral will be paid for before making any arrangements. Find out if the deceased has any financial provisions to pay for their funeral, either in a savings account or prepaid funeral plan, and set a budget for their funeral. We will work within your specific budget to ensure you aren’t put under financial strain and will provide advice on support and resources should you need it.

Independent Funeral Directors in Bedford

Prepaid funeral plans in Bedford

It may feel strange to plan ahead for your funeral, but many people find that preparing for death can create a sense of peace that everything is taken care of. Taking out a prepaid funeral plan allows you to plan ahead and pay for your funeral, meaning that all of your funeral wishes are documented and the majority of your funeral is paid for at today’s prices.

At Dillamore we offer the Independent Way plan from Golden Charter. This is a fully flexible plan that can be scaled around you to ensure that the funeral arrangements, the amount you pay and the way you would like to pay is completely bespoke to you. Plus Golden Charter is one of the UK’s largest and most secure funeral plan providers. To find out more, take a look at our prepaid funeral guide. We are happy to provide as much information as you need on prepaid funeral plans, and our team take a no-obligation approach.

Eco funerals in Bedford

With more people becoming aware of their environmental footprint, the UK has seen a big increase in the popularity of green funerals. A green funeral will typically take place at a natural burial ground, and all the processes and choices will have been made with the environment in mind. Alternatively, some people arrange a more traditional funeral but choose biodegradable coffins or urns to limit any long term impact. We support anyone wanting to make more sustainable funeral choices and work with many venues and suppliers who can provide more eco-friendly options.

Bedford is fortunate to have two natural burial grounds within close proximity to the town. St. Albans Natural Burial Ground and Olney Green Burial Ground are just a short drive away and provide woodland or meadowland settings to bury a loved one.

Aftercare services in Bedford

The service we can provide extends far beyond the funeral service, and we are committed to supporting you for as long as you need following the funeral service. Coming to terms with a loss takes time, and some people find it beneficial to talk to someone outside of their immediate family and friends. We work closely with a bereavement counsellor who can offer advice and guidance for anyone needing some additional support in coping with grief.

In addition to this, we can assist you in organising a meaningful memorial for your loved one. We work with a number of suppliers who can create anything from traditional headstones to more unusual memorial choices. We will also manage funeral donations on your behalf to ensure they are sent to your chosen charity. We are here to help you and your family for as long as you need.