Funeral services

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. We can also travel further afield if this is requested by our families.

If you have recently been bereaved or you would like some information about pre-paid funeral plans give us a call on 0191 526 1846.

We pride ourselves on guiding you through every step of the process in a way that is right for you. Our team are experienced, professional, and friendly and are always at the end of the phone.

Our aim is to provide you with a service you will be happy to recommend to others and it’s our business motto that we treat people and their loved ones with the same care and compassion as if you were our own family.

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 gently guide you through each step of the process. The choice is yours and you can make your decision after you’ve spoken to us, we will always be guided by your individual needs and requests.

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!

Chapel of rest

Chapel of rest Murton

Family and friends are able to 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 Jaguars or Daimlers, 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, motorcycle hearses or a Land Rover hearse. Additional information on our vehicles is availaible here.

Choosing a ceremony

Autumn leaves

We arrange a ceremony to suit your wishes, be it a Church Service, Crematorium Service, Graveside Service, Burial, or Woodland Burial. Services can be religious, spiritual or non-religious, we will be led by yours and your loved ones wishes, arranging a funeral that is right for you. Be that traditional or as unique as your loved one.

Coffins and caskets

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. Although use of alternative companies can be arranged if requested. Additional information on coffins and caskets is availaible here.


Funeral flowers

Embalming is a hygiene treatment that can be performed which will give the deceased a more natural appearance and colouring, this is not always necessary but is usually suggested if the funeral is expected to be delayed for any reason.

Clothing and personal items

Seaham funeral services

We will dress the deceased in the clothes provided by the family if they wish and personal items can also be placed in the coffin. This is an individual choice, some families prefer for us to place their loved ones in a silk shroud instead of their own clothing.


We take all of the stress of booking different vendors off your shoulders and with your blessing we would contact all the different venues and businesses involved in a funeral. Just one phone call or meeting with us and we can then begin to book all of the necessary services you require such as:

  • The Church.
  • Crematorium or Cemetery burial plot.
  • Press Notices Obituaries and Acknowledgements.
  • Venue for wake.
  • Ordering Floral Tributes, we have good relationships with 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 right music for you and your loved one or can order the music choices you have in mind.
  • We can order live streaming webcasting services if there are family or friends unable to attend on the day, this is a great alternative to help people attend virtually.
  • If necessary we would also liaise closely with the Coroner’s Office and/or Hospital if your loved one is under their care.

The services listed is by no means exhaustive and if you have a special wish please get in touch and let us know, we will be happy to try and help facilitate any requests you may have.

This is what we do, and we are proud to have been a family run business since 1870. You can place your trust in us to be there every step of the way helping to guide you as much as you need. From the first call to inform us of the passing of a loved one, we will take all the details needed and go at your pace, providing you with expert advice and support and being open and honest about our pricing, creating you a personalised estimate form that suits your needs and provides you with all of the services requested at a low and competitive price.