John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors

John Blenkiron & Sons Funeral Directors is a long-established funeral directors business providing funeral services across North Yorkshire and County Durham.

Our Funeral Plans

Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • You have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


21, Queens Road, Richmond, England, DL10 4AJ, United Kingdom.

62 reviews on Google

Barnard Castle

19, Galgate, Barnard Castle, England, DL12 8EQ, United Kingdom.

30 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 62 reviews View on Google Maps

chris gornall

3 months ago

Thank you so much for the exceptional service we received from Blenkirons, Bex supported, and guided us with the funeral arrangements for my dear dad, Eric. Bex was so professional, and she was so very kind. Dad had left minimal requests for his funeral, and Bex was so helpful with suggestions to make it personal to our family. We chose to have a church service in our village, and decided not to go the crematorium 40 mins away, we had the comital at church, it was absolutely the right decision as my mum and closest family were able to meet family and friends at the reception and that was very comforting. Bex also connected us with caterers and organised the venue, which in our case was the village hall. As a family we struggled with flowers and potential waste if left at the crematorium, Bex suggested a large spray, which was returned, and we were able to make several beautiful bouquets which we have all enjoyed a last gift from our lovely dad! Bex, you have been so kind, and we feel blessed that you were able to guide us and support us during dads final journey.

brian mcfarlane

2 years ago

Such a professional and caring business. We cannot express in words how much James and the team helped and supported us throughout such a difficult time. Their compassion and devotion to support our family was truly humbling and we will be forever grateful. Mum and Dad would have been so impressed. Thank you so much James and co.

emma hollins

5 months ago

My grandma passed away unexpectedly in February and Blenkirons couldn't have been more understanding and compassionate when it came to organising the details of her funeral service. Everything was just as my grandma would have wanted, from the flowers to the order of service, Will was extremely patient whilst dealing with myself and my uncle and aunt over the photos to use and the wording of the order of service. I was very nervous about doing the eulogy but the gentleman from Blenkirons kind words after were much appreciated. Blenkirons made one of the worst days we have experienced as a family a lot more bearable.

Amy Blackwell

5 months ago

James was very professional and sympathetic to us all, and the funeral for my mother's husband, Duncan, was treated with respect and beautiful formality. We would highly recommend their services

Fiona McCormack

7 months ago

Loosing Dad was the most difficult time of our life. He was the centre of our world. We could never have imagined the utter devastation which we felt in the moments, hours, days and weeks that followed. Rebekah Taylor was incredible. There can be nobody more compassionate, caring, understanding and thoughtful. Every emotion, every need, was taken care of to the highest standard. We had a solid rock, with caring arms, and kind supportive words, guiding us through this unknown process at the most difficult of times. Dad was looked after by the team at Blenkirons as if he were part of their family. The care and service was 6*, and the funeral was impeccable. Over weekends, a bank holiday and long nights nothing was left aside, nothing was too much to ask. Everything was done before we had to worry. Rebekah you are an absolutely incredible lady and we will never forget what you and your fantastic team did for us over the darkest and most difficult days of our lives. Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts. We wish Dad could have met you, he would have loved you as much as we do ❤️❤️❤️

Barnard Castle

Rating: 5 from 30 reviews View on Google Maps

Joanne Smith

5 months ago

I can’t put into words what wonderful people they are. My mother in law’s funeral was perfect, nothing was too much trouble. A very sad occasion was made a lot easier by the professionalism and care shown by everybody. I really can’t recommend them highly enough. I know as a family we wouldn’t use anybody else now. We are grateful to Becky for helping us in our time of need.

Peter Walker

7 months ago

I wanted to write to say thank you for putting together Mum's funeral Ceremony. Mum would have been pleased with the service Alec led and proud of the sentiments and memories we all heard. All the details you brought together the make the day special and respectful were perfect and I was very grateful to have so much done for me. Dad also wanted me to add his personal thanks and asked me to write: "Rebekah, Thank you for your consideration, respect and kindness."

Kevin Dowson

10 months ago

We first engaged with Blenkiron to handle the funeral of our mother some two years ago, and the support from Will and his colleagues then was tremendous. When our father sadly died earlier this year, we had no hesitation in going back to Will. From the first contact, and through all the arrangements, the professionalism, support and guidance were superb. The casket was exactly what we wanted, the floral tributes were absolutely right for our dad and our wishes in terms of family involvement in the funeral, including acting as pallbearers were all fully supported. First class service from a first class organisation. Thank you.

Julia Redgate

a year ago

We were very grateful to Rebecca and her team for the funeral they organised for my Mum. The team were very respectful and the funeral was just as she would have wished. Rebecca gave us lots of support and information so we knew what to expect throughout the process. They were also very helpful in liaising with the other parties involved such as the church and the funeral tea venue. We appreciated their support at a difficult time .

Tony Forster

11 months ago

I am not sure if I can express in words how Rebecca and the team at Blenkirons handled everything for my Mams funeral. Rebecca was very kind, caring, professional and understanding. I really cannot thank her enough for making this difficult thing as easy and seamless as it was. Thank you so much.