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Hearse and limousine hire

We hire hearses, limousines and funeral cars to funeral directors and individuals organising their own funerals through out the North East of England.

All our funeral cars are Jaguar or Daimler and include two hearses and five limousines. All our cars are kept to the highest standard, both in their appearance and mechanically.

All cars come with our own professional drivers, who have a extensive experience of funeral work and are fully insured.

Funeral limousines and hearses hire costs

Our costs for hearse and limousine hire are worked out based on miles and duration of hire.

We will hire just one car to give you additional capacity, or we can provide multiple cars.

We can even help if one of your funeral cars breaksdown, assuming vehicles aren’t already booked out. if you are a funeral director in County Durham make a note of our number.

Hearse and funeral cars for sale

If you are looking to buy a hearse or funeral car we regularly update our vehicles and occassionally have funeral cars for sale.

Why buy when you can hire

We are happy to provide luxuary hearses and funeral cars on an occassional basis or under contract. If this is something you would be interested in get in touch with us on 0191 526184 or email

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Coping with death

Coping with death is never easy, and yet it will effect us all throughout our lives, whether it’s the death of a friend, a family member or indeed our own.

At Lambs we try to make this difficult time as painless as possible, and we aim to do this by listening to what you want, whether your planning your own funeral or that of a loved one.

Are you having difficulty coming to terms with the death of a loved one?

There is no right or wrong way to cope with death, however some people may need some additional support to help them cope. Your family doctor will be able to listen and offer emotional support but if you still feel you might need additional help we’ve put together some links.

Lambs Funeral Services

Whether you have lived in our community or know loved ones past and present who have you may find the links below interesting…

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Funeral planning & pre pay funerals

Funeral plans are becoming increasingly popular and there are lots of different options available. At Lambs funeral services we are able to offer pre paid funeral plan through Golden Charter Funeral Plans.

Planning your own funeral makes financial sense, but it also allows you to be involved in what, after all will be a celebration of your life.

Lamb’s funeral services are an independent family run business we provide a complete funeral service to the members of our local communities in and around Murton. If you are planning a funeral and would like to talk to us about the options available to you please get in touch by either phone 0191 5261846 or email

You don’t have to take out a pre pay funeral plan to be involved in planning your own funeral.

Many people include instructions for funeral arrangements when making their will.

If you would like to talk to us about the services we offer, you can call us on 0191 5261846 or email

Useful links

Lambs funeral services

Funeral services in Murton and Seaham

Lambs are an independent family run business, who provide funeral services within the communities where we are based in Murton, Seaham and the surrounding areas.

Whether you are in the process of planning your own funeral arrangements or you are dealing with arrangements on behalf of a friend or family member give Lambs a call on 0191 5261846.

Our aim is to provide you with a service you will be happy to recommend to others.

What do we do?

That’s up to you really, we can assist you in a specific part of your funeral arrangements or we can hold your hand through each step of the process. The choice is yours and you can make your decision after you’ve spoken to us.

The following is a list of some of the services we can provide, however being flexible is the key to our success so if there is something particular you would like please just ask!

Coffins and caskets

Coffins and caskets are supplied by  J.C. Atkinson the largest independent manufacturer in the UK, with a range to suit all tastes and budgets.


Embalming can be performed which will give the deceased a more natural appearance and colouring, this is usually suggested if the funeral is expected to be delayed for any reason.

Clothing and personal items

We will dress the deceased in the clothes provided by the family. Personal items can also be placed in the coffin.

Chapel of rest

Family and friends can view the deceased in our private chapel of rest by appointment and with the family’s approval. Alternatively the deceased can be returned home prior to the funeral.

Hearse and funeral cars

all our vehicles are either Jaguar’s or Daimler’s, which are presented and maintained to the very highest standard. Should you wish we are also able to arrange other types of transport including horse drawn hearse or motorcycle hearses.

Choosing a ceremony

We arrange what ever the family would prefer be it church or crematorium burial, or graveside service, religious or non religious.


Contacting all the different venues and businesses involved in a funeral and can be difficult especially at a time when your grieving. We can take care of all these arrangements.

  • Death Notices and Acknowledgements
  • Church availability
  • Crematorium times
  • Venue for wake
  • Florist, we use a number of local florists.
  • Caterers, this can be provided by the venue, the family or an external company.
  • Music can help set the tone of a funeral and we can help with finding the music.

The list above is by no means exclusive and if you have a special wish please get in touch and let us know.

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What do I do when someone dies

There are different circumstances surrounding people passing and we at Lambs Funeral Services are here to help. At any stage or time do not hesitate to call us for advice.

What you need to do often depends on the location of the person when they died, unless the death was sudden  (See Note*), in which case you should call the police.

If the death occurs at home

Call your doctors surgery, they will come to your home to issue a certificate of death, which will be required to register the death. It is often at this point the family will contact us to arrange for the deceased to be taken to our chapel of rest. This can be done at by calling us on 0191 5261846 day or night.

At a Nursing, Residential Home or Hospital

The facilities senior staff will have called the doctor to provide a certificate of death and you will be notified of where to collect the certificate. You can instruct us to take the deceased in to our care.

You can contact us – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Assuming the doctor has attended and issued a certificate of death we are able to take the deceased’s body into our care at our chapel of rest in Murton. We can then arrange a time that’s convenient for you either at your home or at our premises to discuss the funeral arrangements.

Arranging the funeral

At Lambs we pride ourselves on our ability to work with the family to provide as much or as little assistance as they require in making this difficult time run as smoothly as possible. If the deceased had arranged a pre paid funeral plan, then most of the decisions will already of been made. if this isn’t the case the deceased may have left instructions in their will. It is usual for the executor or nearest relative to make decisions about any arrangements.

Registering the death

Registering the death must be done by a member of the family and within 5 days of the death.

Our closest registry office is Seaham

Appointments must be pre-booked.
T. 03000 262501
Contact Centre, Sophia Street ,
Seaham , County Durham, SR7 7JE.

Contact a solicitor

A solicitor can help by taking control of wills, problems of intestacy, any debts, grants and letters of administration.

Useful links

You can find out more about the funeral services we offer here.

*Note: In some occasions the doctor may not be able to issue a Medical Certificate of Death and will inform the Coroner, if the death was sudden, violent, as a result of an accident or industrial disease or whilst the deceased was undergoing medical procedure.