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Wells Funeral Services are a friendly independent Funeral Directors based in the beautiful city of Wells in the heart of Somerset. Our clients always come first and our offering is all about you and your individual needs.


Wells Funeral Services are truly independent and locally owned. Our service to you is never compromised by accountability to far-off stockholders: we’re accountable to you. As long established residents in the local community we recognise the importance of the reputation we have built, and our service to you is our greatest asset.

We try to offer something for everyone and we will never compromise on personal service; our staff will always listen carefully to your wishes. Our ‘Packaged Services’ can simplify your choices and potentially save you money, and our more bespoke services will offer you a wide range of selections that fit both your emotional and financial needs. We will always respect your right to make a decision without undue influence

Rod Major believes in providing a professional and respectful funeral service. Great understanding of the needs of his clients is most important to him and he is fully aware that his clients appreciate being treated as individuals. Caring for people is what he does best, and he offers a first-class service.

"What a find. Wells Funeral Services were astounding in every way. At every step of the process, Rod and his team guided us through this difficult time with compassion and professionalism. Nothing was too much trouble and his honest and realistic approach helped us give my mother the best send off we could have given her."
                                                                            - Lesley & Keith G.

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What should I do when a loved one dies?

The loss of a loved one is a difficult and confusing time. Here is our simple guide to what you need to do to organise the funeral.

  • Call a funeral director to request the deceased is brought into the care of the Funeral Service of your choice.
    (Families are able to visit their loved one if they wish, this is ideally just before the funeral date, in our Chapel of Rest.)

  • Make contact with the deceased’s doctors (if a coroner isn’t involved) and then collect the paperwork for the Registrar. Make an appointment to register the death, complete all paperwork with the Funeral Director and hand him or her the Cremation or Burial Form.

  • The Funeral Director processes the paperwork, and ensures that a celebrant, vicar, priest or non-religious person running the service of the funeral is booked.

  • When all this is done, the date is booked and delivery of service on the day is all handled by your chosen funeral director.
    When the funeral is complete, if there is a cremation the funeral director will collect the ashes within a few days and deliver to the family.

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