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Welcome to Saint and Forster

Keith and Jenny, owners of Saint and Forster, will work with you to tailor make a funeral that honours the life of your loved one in the way that means the most to you, however simple, elaborate or traditional that might be. From the moment you walk into our office or pick up the phone we will be with you every step of the way so that you get exactly what you want. We want you to feel comfortable in calling us at any time of the day or night for reassurance, help or advice. We will guide you through the things that you need to do when somebody dies and make sure that you know about all of the options that are available to you when it comes to celebrating a life.

Types of Funeral

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    Traditional Funerals

    For those who are looking for a ‘traditional’ funeral we offer a number of options to suit all tastes and budgets. We will take time to listen to what you want and we will never try to pressure you into buying things...

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    Alternative Funerals

    These days more and more people are moving away from the traditional process and going for more individual services that reflect the life and achievements of the person who has died......

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    Green Funerals

    Environmentally friendly funerals are becoming increasingly popular and there are many different reasons why people are choosing them. It may be out of concern for the environment and a wish......

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    Low Cost Funerals

    Many people now, for a variety of reasons, are choosing to arrange low cost funerals. This may be because of budgeting restraints or because they prefer to hold a memorial event in a meaningful location at a later date. ...

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Our Pricing

Here at Saint and Forster we are proud to offer what we believe to be the best value for money in the Darlington area. Our low overheads mean that we are able to offer our services at the lowest prices of any funeral service in the area, without compromising on the excellent personal and caring attention you will receive. However, please feel free to see for yourself. We are completely open and transparent in our pricing. We have published a full copy of our pricing structure on our website so that you can construct an estimate for the funeral you require before you even speak to us.

Local Darlington Funeral Directors

Our vision at Saint and Forster is to provide a space that feels safe and comfortable. We aim to provide a service that brings comfort and peace of mind during a very difficult time. Whether you choose cremation at Darlington Crematorium; burial; a ‘green’ or environmentally friendly funeral or direct cremation, we will guide you through the process. We will give you plenty of time to discuss all of the funeral arrangements and to make sure that the funeral fully reflects the life of the person who has died. We can advise you on burial or cremation, how to register the death, and on choosing floral tributes. If you are concerned about funeral costs we can discuss various ways of keeping these low. A funeral is about the people who are there and the words that are said; it is about love, not the amount of money that is spent. It is important to remember that there are no rules. Other than to register the death, there are no constraints and you can take as much time as you need to plan everything you need.


Saint and Forster are in the Good Funeral Guide!

We are delighted to announce that Saint and Forster Funeral Directors Ltd has been accepted into the Good Funeral Guide. The Good Funeral Guide is a consumer advocate site which gives advice on how to create a personal, meaningful and reasonably priced funeral. It is currently the only independent quality award available to the funeral industry. It recommends a limited number of funeral directors around the country who provide excellent and personal service along with honesty and transparency

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Planning a Funeral

For most people, funeral arrangements are the last thing on their mind, but taking some time now to pre-plan your funeral can mean that your loved ones do not have difficult decisions to make or unnecessary financial burdens to deal with when you die. Taking some time to discuss your wishes with your family and making plans for the end of your life-such as making a will and planning your funeral- can mean that when the time comes your family knows exactly what you wanted and can put your plans into action quickly and easily.

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Our obituary service offers a gentle embrace in times of loss. We craft tender narratives that celebrate life and provide comfort to those mourning. Through respectful remembrance, we help immortalize the cherished moments and legacies of loved ones, offering a beacon of solace in the farewell journey.

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How to avoid social media funeral stream scams

We are aware of scammers trying to take advantage of grieving families on social media with fake funeral stream scams. Please be assured that your peace of mind is our priority. We are here to offer support and guidance to help you avoid any fraudulent streaming activities.

How to steer clear of streaming scams

  • No payment is required separate to your arrangement with the Funeral Director.
  • Live streams are organised by bereavement professionals, like ourselves, working closely with the family.
  • Professional streaming service providers will never ask you for money directly. If someone’s asking for direct payment, it’s likely a scam.
  • The cost of a live stream is a small, one-off charge, part of the overall funeral cost you agree with the Funeral Director, not a separate payment from anyone else.
  • No guests will be required to pay anything.

Watch out for strange links

  • We partner with Obitus, the leading provider of funeral streaming in the UK.
  • Allour streams can be accessed through this secure link: https://watch.obitus.com/ If you’re getting a link to anywhere else, be cautious.
  • If you’re unsure about the legitimacy of a stream we’re providing, please reach out to us.

We want users of our services to feel safe and supported, especially during such sensitive times. If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here for you.


If I could leave this beautiful business/owners a 1000 stars I would. When you find yourself in saddest moment a person can ever experience, please visit this funeral home and you will instantly know that your love ones will be in the safest, kindest hands. Keith offered a service far beyond his price point and I personally would of paid any amount for the love and care he showed myself and father that he cared for. This business turned what could of been the saddest/scary time into a memory that I will treasure forever, making death not scary but a beautiful peaceful experience. Thank you Saint & Forster for everything you did. Sarah Jepson


Professional to a “T”. You helped us through a very hard and difficult time. I would never wish any death on anybody but if it happens I would certainly recommend your company to look after them. I know my “Dad” was well looked after and I will be forever grateful! Thank you


Thank you so much for making a difficult time so much easier. After finding you through a web browser I was worried about the service I would receive for my father. I need not have worried. I cannot recommend you highly enough. The whole experience was made a lot smoother by your professionalism. Even the vicar you recommended was superb, he even made us smile between the tears. Thank you again.


The service was excellent. Nothing was a problem to do. Keith went out of his way to look after things and attend to details.


Thankyou for all your help and kindness. I wish your company every success in the future, providing those extra personalised services that the impersonal national companies do not, cannot or will not provide. I recommend your company's exemplary services wholeheartedly and enthusiastically. Thankyou.

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Saint and Forster Funeral Directors Ltd
3-5 Thompson Street East
Darlington DL1 3BA