At Seaton Leng we offer care & support at a time when it matters the most

About us

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things any of us will have to deal with in life…

At Seaton Leng we’re here to provide help and support at this difficult time, gently guiding you through all of the funeral arrangements.

As one of the largest and longest-established funeral companies in the North East of England, our family-run firm has been supporting the local community for over 100 years.

James Tindale – Managing Director

Organise a Funeral

When you’re faced with organising a funeral it can be difficult to know where to begin

At Seaton Leng we’ll gently guide you through every stage – removing any stresses or worries you may have.

We’ll take care of all the practical arrangements – giving you the reassurance that every detail has been carefully considered. We’ll clearly explain all of the choices and help you make the decisions that are right for you and your family.

Here are some of the things you may wish to consider:

Will the funeral service be burial or cremation?

Is the service to be religious or non-religious?

Is the service to take place in church, at the crematorium, in a cemetery chapel, at the graveside, or somewhere else?

What vehicles will be required on the day of the funeral?

To help you with the whole funeral process below are some recommended links:

Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington: www.sjhotels.co.uk

Bannatyne Hotel, Darlington: www.bannatyne.co.uk

Catering In Style: www.cateringinstyle.co.uk

Bereavement Care: www.cruse.org.uk

For general enquiries please contact us via email at [email protected] or to speak to us directly please telephone 01325 465 647

Pre Payment Schemes

There are many of us who wish to make personal funeral arrangements, not only for our own peace of mind for the future, but also to prevent those close to us from making these decisions at a difficult time.

Having had the experience and knowledge of many of the schemes currently available, we are able to offer our own, easy to understand scheme, which can be adapted to suit individual requirements.

You will be able to make arrangements with one of our funeral directors, either at our offices or from the comfort of your own home, knowing that, at the time, your exact wishes will be carried out.

We agree with you the present day cost of such arrangements. For your security, any payment is deposited within a trust fund and monies are only released to Seaton Leng upon fulfilment of our duties. (The trust fund is controlled by rules set out by The Law Society and is subject to audit.)

Interest is credited to your deposit and you will be advised of this on an annual basis, for taxation purposes if relevant.

Please click on the Bamburgh | Durham links below for more details.

For general enquiries please contact us via email at [email protected] or to speak to us directly please telephone 01325 465 647

Floral Tributes

Bereavement is a sensitive time when family & friends experience a wide range of emotions.

On these occasions, the timeless beauty of flowers provides a unique opportunity to express these feelings and can bring comfort to the bereaved. From a natural arrangement to a more formal tribute, the emotive language of flowers is boundless.

Sprays | Special Tributes | Family Tributes | Childrens Tributes | Sympathy Flowers | Church Flowers | Religious Tributes | Wreaths

For general enquiries please contact us via email at [email protected] or to speak to us directly please telephone 01325 465 647

Your Burial Service

If you’re planning a burial service, our supportive and experienced funeral directors are here to guide you through every step

If you’re not sure about any of the details just yet, don’t worry. We can answer any questions you may have, helping you make the decisions that are right for you and your family.

Here are some of the things you may wish to consider:

Where will the funeral service be held?
(for example, in church or at the cemetery chapel prior to interment, or simply at the graveside)

Would you like the service to be religious or non-religious?

Are there any particular hymns and/or music that you would like to include?

Are you planning on family flowers only – with donations, in lieu of flowers, for a chosen charity?

Which cemetery or churchyard would you like the interment to take place in?

Is an existing grave available or will a new grave be required?

Our aim is to make arranging a funeral as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

 

We therefore offer a range of additional services to help make things easier for you:

Place an announcement in a newspaper of your choice

Assist with the organising of refreshments after a funeral service

Provide a printing service as required (orders of service, attendance and acknowledgement cards etc.)

For general enquiries please contact us via email at [email protected] or to speak to us directly please telephone 01325 465 647

Your Cremation Service

Our funeral directors will provide guidance and assistance to you at all times.

If you’re not sure about any of the details just yet, don’t worry. We can answer any questions you may have, helping you make the decisions that are right for you and your family.

Here are some of the things you may wish to consider:

You will need to consider initially where the funeral service is to be held (i.e. Church (or alternative) followed by the committal at the crematorium, or simply a service at the crematorium), whether the service is to be religious or non-religious, any hymns and/or music required, and whether family flowers only are desired and donations, in lieu, for a chosen charity.

We can arrange for an announcement to be placed in a newspaper of your choice, assist with the organising of refreshments after a funeral service and provide a printing service as required (orders of service, attendance and acknowledgement cards etc).

To help you with the whole funeral process below are some recommended links:

Darlington Crematorium and Cemeteries : www.darlington.gov.uk/your-council/cemeteries-and-crematorium

Darlington Registrars : www.darlington.gov.uk/your-council/register-office/registering-a-death

Florist (Elm Ridge Gardens) : www.elmridgefloristdarlington.co.uk

Stonemason (Bambridge Brothers) : www.bambridgebros.co.uk

For general enquiries please contact us via email at [email protected] or to speak to us directly please telephone 01325 465 647

FAQ’s

For general enquiries please contact us via email at [email protected] or to speak to us directly please telephone 01325 465 647

Pricing

At Seaton Leng & Son, we aim to deliver you and your loved ones a bespoke service, and we know from experience that no two funerals are the same. We provide our prices below so that you can plan confidently, knowing the costs associated with our services.

For general enquiries please contact us via email at [email protected] or to speak to us directly please telephone 01325 465 647

Our Team

James Tindale – Managing Director

Having attended Barnard Castle School, I went on to study Building Surveying at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, before joining the family business in 1997, following in the footsteps of my father, Peter and grandfather Raymond.

I am extremely proud to be able to continue the firm for another generation. At Seaton Leng, we pride ourselves on the service that we provide, and the way that we do it, blending traditional values with modern day progress. I live in Darlington with my wife Sarah (who also works in the family firm) and our two children, Isaac & Malachi. I am a keen squash player and enjoy reading and walking our dog.

David Brassell – Assistant Manager / Funeral Director

I started working in the funeral industry twenty years ago and have been a funeral director here at Seaton Leng since November 2008. I am an everyday family man, living in Newton Aycliffe with my partner and children.

I have a huge passion for football, whether that be Liverpool FC, or my very own Heighington FC, where over the years I have dedicated my time to coaching and managing both the Youth Teams and more latterly the Adult Teams. This enthusiasm has led to me recently stepping into the shoes of Club Chairman! I thoroughly enjoy my work life, my family life and my hobbies and look forward to the future working with my Seaton Leng colleagues.

Richard Harding – Funeral Director

I have been working in the funeral industry for 10 years, and have been employed with Seaton Leng since 2014. After learning the various aspects of the funeral trade through my work as an assistant to the team here at Seaton Leng  – I was subsequently promoted to funeral director in 2018.

I commute from Barnard Castle, where I live with my fiancée and son. I enjoy cooking, going to the gym, and am currently enrolled in an Open University course studying Classical History and Art.

Contact Us

Seaton Leng & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors.
59A Bondgate, Darlington, Co. Durham DL3 7JR.

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