About Us

Colin, Gordon & Peter

Gordon Fletcher & Sons is one of the oldest established family businesses in Spennymoor, County Durham.

Originally founded by Gordon Fletcher's father, Thomas Atkinson Fletcher, Tommy as he was known to almost everyone in the town, who had originally worked with his uncle, Percy Byers in the same line of business. Then run for many years by Gordon Fletcher, who is now enjoying his retirement.

In 1938 the family business was set up at its present main office premises of Charles Street, Spennymoor where it is currently run by two of  Mr.Gordon Fletcher's  sonsPeter & Colin.

Many years ago we incorporated CHARLTON'S of Kirk Merrington, an old established family business run by George and Jack Charlton, who had also served the local community of Kirk Merrington, Ferryhill, Chilton, Leasingthorne, Coundon and Leeholme for many years.

The business has grown over the years and is now entering its fourth generation, expanding with the building of additional premises  at nearby Ferryhill, Co. Durham in 1997 and more recently at  Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham in November 2011.

The Ferryhill Office, Rest Rooms and Service Chapel, named Lazarus House at Linden Road, Ferryhill  was originally a derelict church, St. Martha & St. Mary's and after extensive refurbishment and building work by our own building business, it has risen up, back to its original splendour. Keeping the original alter area and a third of the building as a bespoke Service Chapel, where we regulary hold funeral services within the building.

Our Spennymoor Office & Rest rooms at Charles Street, have also undergone extensive refurbishment and expansion to complement the work achieved at Lazarus House.        

More recently we have undertaken a large conversion and building project at our new premises, Cobblers Hall Village Centre, Newton Aycliffe. Again all the work to transform this building was undertaken by ourselves, from all drawings and building regulations application, to all the building trades from internal stud work, dry lining, joinery work, electrical, mechanical ventilation, decorating and floor covering etc. These were all done to the highest of specifications and workmanship.

We run two Funeral fleets, the first being a fleet of Luxury Mercedes Benz, Hearse and Limousines and a second of Coleman Milne  Ford Hearse and Limousine, which are used not only by ourselves, but also hired out by other Independent Family Undertakers within the County Durham area.

We also have designated removal vehicles for the discreet but dignified transportation of a loved one from their own homes, hospitals or hospices etc. into our care.

Our services are there for you 24 hrs a day, every day of the year.

The locally owned Funeral Director

The locally owned Funeral Director

Carrying on the family tradition is a way of life for many independent funeral directors. We have a long and proud history of personal service to our local communities, where a deep commitment to upholding professional standards and appreciating local customs and expectations are maintained.

All our attention is concentrated on satisfying the needs of our friends and neighbours. We are not bound by corporate rules handed down from head office, therefore we are flexible and responsive to your needs.

This is our business, our neighbourhood and we take great pride in our funeral homes, vehicles and staff, endeavouring to offer the highest level of professional service.

Large concerns answer to shareholders, we answer to you. In our local family business there is no pressure from head office to increase profits, we know our business will do well when we serve you well.

Just as you do, we turn to our local firms for services and products. We choose to do business with people we know and trust. Whenever possible we also support local charities and community organisations.

Because we understand the needs of the community, we can best provide special services to local families. From pre-paid funeral plans, to the funeral itself and any advice or services. You can rely on us to meet your every requirement.

We have a long term commitment to our community, this is where we live and work, it's where we plan to stay, we are now entering into the fourth generation, carrying on our commitment to provide a personal and unrivalled service to families from around the area, dedicated to conduct traditional funerals with respect and dignity, at an affordable price.

So when you need us, we'll be there.


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