Family run for five generations

When you place your trust in William Purves you can expect the highest standards of professionalism, compassionate care and a truly distinct service.

Putting your family first

We've been doing it for generations. Often in communities where the business had a different name, identity and a long-standing legacy. That's where the difference ends.

Being part of William Purves, a fifth generation family owned and run business, means today's families will be guided and supported by teams who can draw on many years of experience. Serving families with commitment and care to ensure every funeral is unique and all are special. Let our local family help yours.

Our team

As independent funeral directors we serve bereaved families in our local communities. Find out more about your local William Purves funeral director.

News & Blog

We have our roots in the communities we serve and are involved in many exciting joint ventures.

News & Blog

We have our roots in the communities we serve and are involved in many exciting joint ventures.

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Upholding high standards in funeral care

As a profession, funeral directors typically strive to deliver the highest quality of care and compassionate service. Yet in light of recent events, this reputation has sadly been called into question, spreading a dark shadow over the industry. We are greatly saddened...

Is direct or unattended cremation for you?

There’s no doubt that the popularity of a direct cremation as a funeral choice is on the rise. It’s simplicity and low cost suits many people but it can also leave a harmful legacy for family and friends. Here's our quick guide to help families choose. Direct...

Our guide to woodland or natural burials

Spring brings traditions of Easter, school holidays, time jumping forward an hour.  As funeral directors, Spring can also trigger a rise in queries around natural or woodland funerals. Here’s our answers to six most frequently asked questions. 1.       Where? In the...