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F.W. Spilsbury

Trusted Funeral Directors Worcester

Supporting Worcestershire families during their time of need.

We understand that losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult time. At F.W. Spilsbury, a family-run funeral director serving Worcester for over four generations, we are here to offer compassionate and professional support throughout the entire funeral process.

Worcester Funeral Services Tailored to Your Needs

Whether you are planning a traditional funeral, or a more contemporary celebration of life, our experienced team will work closely with you to ensure every detail reflects the unique wishes of your loved one and your family. We can also arrange an unattended burial or cremation. We offer a wide range of funeral services in Worcester, including:

    • Funeral arrangement consultations: We will meet with you in the comfort of our funeral home in Worcestershire, or other means if preferred. We will listen attentively to your wishes and preferences, answer any questions you may have, and guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a stress-free and respectful experience.


    • Transfer of the deceased: Our dedicated team will handle the dignified transfer of your loved one from the place of death to our premises at our funeral home, treating them with the utmost care and respect.


    • Chapel of rest: Our private chapel of rest provides a peaceful space for families to say their goodbyes. This tranquil environment allows you time to reflect, share memories, and begin the healing process.


  • Funeral ceremony arrangements: We can help you arrange a ceremony that reflects the life and values of your loved one, whether held in a church, a crematorium, or another location. We can assist with everything from music selection and readings to coffins, officiants,  and catering.
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    • Funeral transportation: We can arrange all necessary transportation for the funeral procession, ensuring a dignified and orderly flow of the event.

    • Administrative assistance: We will handle all the necessary paperwork and administrative tasks associated with the funeral, taking this burden off your shoulders during this difficult time. Please note that we cannot register the death for you.

Independent Family Run Funeral Home in Worcester

We are proud to be a part of the Worcester community and are committed to providing families with the care, respect, and dignity they deserve during this difficult time. We understand that every family's needs are unique, and we will work tirelessly to create a meaningful and personalised funeral experience in Worcester, that honours the memory of your loved one.

Funeral Directors Who Care

Here at F.W. Spilsbury, we are more than just funeral directors in Worcester. We are a caring and compassionate family who understand the profound impact of losing a loved one.

Independent Funeral Directors Worcester

We provide a bespoke, tailor-made service for families, treating them and their loved ones with the care and dignity they deserve. We listen attentively to your wishes and preferences, ensuring every detail reflects the unique life and memory of your loved one.

Family Run Funeral Directors

Our business spans four generations of the Spilsbury family, so we take immense pride in maintaining the good reputation and trust which has been built up over many years. You can be confident that you are in the hands of experienced and dedicated professionals who are committed to providing exceptional funeral services in Worcester during your time of need.

Day & Night Funeral Services

We understand that the loss of a loved one can happen at any time. As well as providing all of our support and advice during the day, our dedicated staff will be available to help you in your immediate need of bringing your loved one into our care, 24/7. We are here for you whenever you need us.

Thank You For Considering F.W. Spilsbury to Support You During This Time.

We understand that every family is unique, and we are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need during this difficult time. 

We are always here to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small. Simply get in touch with us on 01684 892777, or alternatively, visit our contact page and fill out the contact form.

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Funeral Services Frequently Asked Questions

The first point of contact would be the Doctor who has been treating the deceased. If the Doctor is able to ascertain the cause of death, permission will be given for the deceased to be transferred to our premises.

A Doctor is only able to issue a Medical Certificate if he knows the cause of death and has been treating the deceased for this illness in the last 14 days. When this is not the case the Doctor will need to refer the death to the Coroner.

The Coroner has the responsibility to ascertain the cause of death. The majority of deaths reported to the Coroner are found to be of natural causes, only a very small number of deaths require further investigation.In order for the Coroner to ascertain the cause of death, they will need to conduct a Post Mortem examination of the deceased.

Doctors can charge for the completion of cremation forms as this does not form part of their NHS duties. These fees are normally charged directly to us, F. W. Spilsbury Ltd, and the cost is then passed onto the family. Please be aware that doctors are also entitled to charge a mileage allowance where appropriate.

All deaths have to be registered by the people closest to the deceased as they have a legal obligation to do so. Deaths need to be registered within 5 days – if this is not possible, you need to inform the Registrar.

The death has to be registered at the Registrar’s Office in the area where the death occurred. This is even the case when the death has occurred a distance from home.

There are however facilities available to attend your local Registrar’s Office, where you are able to do ‘Registration by Declaration’, this involves the two Registrars transferring documents between one another in order to register the death. This can however delay the date of the funeral.

The Registrar will require a Medical Certificate from the Doctor who was last treating the deceased for illness. If the Coroner is involved, the Medical Certificate will be substituted by a certificate from the Coroner.

They will also require the deceased NHS Medical Card, however this is not compulsory, so do not delay in registering the death if it has been mislaid.

If you have the deceased’s Birth and/or Marriage Certificate, you can take them with you, these documents will not be retained.

You will receive a DWP Form, this form should be sent to your local DWP Office with any pension or benefit books in the deceased’s name, or in joint names. This form is also used to assess whether a surviving partner is eligible for benefits such as Widow’s Benefit.

You will also receive a Funeral Director’s Form. This is green, and should be given to us to allow the funeral to take place. The final form you will receive is the Death Certificate. This is a copy of the Register Entry, and is the Certificate required by Banks, Insurance Companies etc. to attend to the deceased’s affairs. These are currently £11 per copy

No, arranging the funeral involves F. W. Spilsbury Ltd discussing with you the type of funeral you require, and offering you advice and information where necessary. This can take place as soon as you feel ready.

Once you have registered the death, you can supply us with the green form you received from the Registrar.

Woodland burial sites are where trees or wild flowers are planted on graves instead of a headstone, eventually turning the site into woodland. F. W. Spilsbury Ltd. can provide you with further information should you require it.

F. W. Spilsbury Ltd is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and abides by a Code of Practice; this ensures that we treat our clients and the public fairly. We are required to have price lists available showing the cost of the services we provide.

To ensure you obtain the best value possible, we can give you a price list of our services and we will supply you with a written estimate of the funeral costs and confirmation of all arrangements before the funeral takes place. This ensures that you are completely aware of the costs of the funeral you have requested.

N.B. Prices are not listed on this site due to the ever changing costs for third parties.

The DWP Social Fund offer financial assistance to families or individuals who meet a number of specified conditions. To qualify, you, and all family members who share responsibility for the funeral, must be receiving at least one of several benefits, and have insufficient savings to pay for the funeral.

The DWP Funeral Payment will provide a limited amount, which may cover a very basic funeral, or provide a contribution towards a more traditional funeral. F. W. Spilsbury Ltd is able to advise you about the qualifying criteria and the likely contribution available.

There are a number of support groups you can contact:

Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse are there to help anyone who has lost someone they love.

Helpline: 01905 22223 or 08701 671 677

The Samaritans
With Samaritans you get the time and support you need to help you through a distressing and traumatic time.

Helpline: 01905 21121 or08457 909 090

Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau will help and support you with any worries or concerns you may have.

Helpline: 01684 563 611
If you should require any further information or if you would like to find out more about undertakers and funeral services in Malvern then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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