John Gray & Co Funeral Directors

Caring for people is at the heart of what we do at John Gray and Co Funeral Directors and we provide truly professional and caring funeral services to the local community and surrounding areas of Northern Ireland.

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


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

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

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
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans 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


35, Regent Street, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, BT23 4AD, United Kingdom.

13 reviews on Google


80, Central Avenue, Bangor, Northern Ireland, BT20 3AU, United Kingdom.

51 reviews on Google


138, High Street, Holywood, Northern Ireland, BT18 9HW, United Kingdom.

47 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 13 reviews View on Google Maps

Sharon Morrison

5 months ago

Can’t praise Caroline enough for her support at such a difficult time . With guidance all the way through we were able to give my Dad the perfect send off ! A big thanks also to Mark Nib-lock for a moving service & the other staff members who made the day run so smoothly .

Gareth M.

2 years ago

Compassionate, caring, thoughtful, helpful and efficient are but a few of the words that come to mind. My father’s parting gift to me was to have already arranged his funeral with John Gary (Doggarts of Ards). I was overseas at the time and Caroline was outstanding in terms of keeping me informed and just doing everything she could to make the whole experience as stress free as possible. Caroline surpassed any expectations I may have had! Throughout the whole process I never had any concerns and she went above and beyond to make sure I was kept informed and that everything met my needs. Everyone I came into contact, including Barry and his team during the funeral/cremation, were so respectful. Great service from a great team. I can't overly recommend Caroline and everyone there.

Tanya Scharfenberg

2 years ago

Caroline is an absolute amazing lady to deal with. She is incredibly patient and empathetic to her families needs. She recently oversaw the arrangement of a family members funeral and to say she ticked all the boxes is an understatement. I believe she went over and above what anyone would expect from someone in her role. She made a troubled time a very easy experience.

Luke Donnelly

3 years ago

I can't speak highly enough of doggarts of Newtownards, they handled my grandads passing perfectly, from start to finish the care and compassion that the full family received was second to none, They helped in all aspects and nothing was too much, they have continued to support us months after and even sent a lovely tree decoration in memory of my grandad. Caroline is a credit to the company and worked with us on a more intimate basis. I honestly could not recommend them enough.

Tracy Whan

2 years ago

I would highly recommend John Gray funeral parlour from start to finish , Caroline has been so helpful and understanding she was always there to listen and give good advice. Even after the funeral she has went out of her way to email me with groups to get my dad into as he is now on his own after losing my mum. For this I cant thankyou enough Caroline


Rating: 4.8 from 51 reviews View on Google Maps

Anne Mulvenna

a month ago

The team are very professional. There was great attention to every detail and I was consulted about every decision. They were compassionate and respectful without being stuffy. They answered all my questions, and helped with suggestions when I was unsure about some details. Mike and Ann Marie work tirelessly to ensure that the funeral runs smoothly. The actual funeral went so well and all the staff involved on the day were very attentive. They can be relied upon to liase with all those providing services making a difficult time a lot easier. and

Judith Totten

5 months ago

Sandra was brilliant - respectful , knowledgeable , thorough and very relaxed . She made the whole experience of losing our mother as gentle and stress free as is possible in the circumstances. The entire team in Grays is professional , friendly and attentive . Couldn’t recommend them highly enough .

Mark Bamber

3 months ago

AnnMarie looked after us really well and kept us correct throughout the whole procedure. Mark who took the service was brilliant and talked as if he knew my father also. Mike who looked after us when AnnMarie was also superb. Recommend to anyone


7 months ago

Having previously dealt with Mike, I was very pleased when my initial face to face appointment was with him. After that I liaised with David. He gave much needed guidance in areas I was unsure of. Dealt with a third party on my behalf who were heavily involved in the service and sourced a videographer which accommodated family members in other countries. As it was recorded, those who were not available have been able to view the service at their convenience. David also very subtly gave me my ques on when to act during the service and at the graveside. I felt very supported during my time with John Gray & Co. I have availed of their service 3 times. I am sure I will again in the future.

R Lawson

9 months ago

All the staff at John Gray & Co that we dealt with were so compassionate and empathetic when dealing with our recent bereavement. From the initial phone contact at the weekend with Andrew, to our family meeting with Brandon in the Bangor office we were made to feel at ease despite our grief. Mike Smith, however, provided such an exceptional service that I feel he requires a special mention. Coming to the house to fine-tune all our arrangements - and making important comments about our Order of Service suggestions, we felt we were in the safe hands of a professional who had been providing this support for many years. His dignified approach made us feel so confident that everything would be ok on the day….and it was. Quietly steering us through an unfamiliar journey, and all the time keeping in contact in case we had any concerns or worries. Mum would have been proud.


Rating: 5 from 47 reviews View on Google Maps

Carla Black

3 months ago

We sadly lost our Sister Eboni suddenly at only 28 years old so were thrown into chaos over night. We went to John Grey and met with Riana who was instantly the calm to our storm she was kind, compassionate and such an amazing aura and sense of 'its ok ive got you'. She helped us with the funeral plans, she helped with a bespoke order of service as Eboni loves music and went above and beyond when i asked for a lasting memory in the form of a hand cast (which i will cherish forever). We made a visit out of hours and found a wee radio and a note ontop which was from Riana to her colleagues etc to ask them to please not switch it off as Eboni loved music and it was keeping her company as a family this small act ment the world to us it confirmed Riana did listen, we were not just another customer that Eboni was indeed looked after on such a personal level. Riana if you read this from the Hill family and from Eboni thank you so much for your amazing support you are one in a million and we will never forget you and what you did 💜 xx

Stephen Brennan

a year ago

I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to John Gray Funeral Directors for the wonderful service provided to the family at a very difficult time. Barbara looked after all the arrangements and guided the family with compassion, understanding and professionalism. Barbara's attention to detail and unwavering support were appreciated so much by the family. Andrew and his team were fantastic on the day of the funeral and ensured that the funeral was carried out to perfection, guiding and advising the family with sensitivity and respect. I would highly recommend the services of the whole team at John Gray (Holywood), they were a fantastic support and guide at a very difficult time.

Michelle Frame

6 months ago

Highly recommend John Grays funeral directors Holywood. They are very helpful, considerate and respectful. They helped plan our dad’s funeral, and many other close family funerals in the past to theirs, or our wishes.

Mark Rebbeck

a year ago

The Rebbeck Family were very impressed by the professional and personal service that John Gray & Co Funeral Directors provided. This difficult time was made easier for us all with all issues taken care of and any requests accommodated. The order of service design provided by Barbara made us all very proud of dear Papa Gordon. We would like to sincerely thank all of the team in Holywood for the excellent service they provided. We immediately felt at ease from stepping through the front door in Holywood and our final memories of Dad have been strengthened from our involvement with John Gray & Co. Thank you again.

Mike Dee

a year ago

I cannot speak highly enough about every aspect of the service provided by John Gray & Co Funeral Directors (Holywood). At a time that has been the most emotionally challenging of my life the absolute dignity and respect that each and every member of staff showed towards my family and the handling of my brother's body has helped to make this difficult time bearable. I would particularly like to thank Barbara and Brandon for their professionalism, compassion and advice in the organisation of every detail of the service that made it the five star send off I wanted to give my beloved brother. You have my eternal gratitude.