Benedict Funeral Directors provide funeral undertaker services for the residents of the Letchworth and the surrounding villages.
We are here to help and advise
Being a family run Undertakers brings certain advantages with it, namely you are assured of our personal touch; total respect, honesty and compassion. Part of that respect is to let you know your options; funerals are one off events and they can be relatively simple or very extravagant.
Our promise to you is one of honesty. We will tell you the truth about what your options are. Be assured no matter what you choose, be it simple or extravagant, our respect to you and your loved one will not change, it’s what makes us who we are.
Arranging a Funeral in Letchworth
Our funeral home, and both our chapels of rest, are in Arlesey, which is a village near Letchworth Garden City.
Letchworth is usually served by one of two Crematoriums:
- Stevenage Crematorium, or to give it it’s correct name Harwood Park Crematorium, is located just outside Stevenage on the Watton Road and rests in its own beautifully landscaped gardens.
- Luton offers the Vale Cemetery & Crematorium. The address is Vale Cemetery & Crematorium, The Vale, Butterfield Green Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8DD. Whilst Luton Crematorium is older than the Stevenage Crematorium, it is beautifully maintained and presented.
The distance from Hitchin to either Crematorium is negligible both crematoriums being within easy reach.
Benedict Funeral Directors also uses Bedford Crematorium, located at 104 Norse Road, Bedford, MK41 0RL, for families requiring a slightly larger facility than that offered at Stevenage and Luton.
Of course cremation is not the only option; there are different cemeteries available for burial (as opposed to being cremated). Benedict funeral Directors are more than happy to discuss this with you.
Wilbury Hills Cemetery, Stotfold Road, Letchworth, Herts, SG6 4EG is very close to Benedict Funeral Directors funeral home in Arlesey. This cemetery is described by North Herts District Council as their flagship cemetery and has won a Green Apple Award for environmental best practice. It offers a small non denominational chapel, plenty of car parking and different types of burial options, ranging from woodland burials to niche interments. Separate areas are also available for different religions.
Letchworth also offers very limited burials at Icknield Way Cemetery, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 4AZ. Contact us for further guidance.
We offer a 24 hour Undertaker service 7 days a week
Call us on 01462 337684.
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