Sean Crilley Funeral Directors

Funeral Services in Carlisle, Cumbria
Funeral Services in Carlisle, Cumbria Once described by a former boss as; "born to be a Funeral Director", Sean Crilley hails from the Great Border City of Carlisle. As a youngster, due to a family bereavement, Sean decided at the tender age of twelve years old that a life in service to the bereaved families and their loved ones of Carlisle was what he would dedicate his life to.

Sean spent time on the works experience scheme from North Cumbria Technology College, known colloquially as 'Harraby Secondary', whilst aged fifteen years old at two different funeral directingfirms in the city. This experience confirmed in Sean's own mind that the career path he would passionately pursue would be that of a Funeral Director.

Upon leaving school in the summer of 2002 whilst aged sixteen years, Sean landed his first job in the funeral profession as a Funeral Service Operative/Coffin Hand. During this time, along with his usual duties of preparing coffins and people's loved ones for viewingand washingvehicles,Sean would accompany the Funeral Directors on their appointments and soon learned the more complex aspects of arranging a funeral.

At seventeen and a half years old Sean became a Funeral Director proper, the youngest ever in the City of Carlisle. Fast forward a few years and at the age of 31, Sean, having become disillusioned with the seemingly constant taking over of some of the cities established independent firms by a national conglomerate firm he decided to open his own funeral parlour.

Sean said; "Over the years, I have gained an intimate knowledge of my hometown of Carlisle and its residents. I feel the time is right to offer my own small, independent, personal and caring funeral service so I can continue to serve my local community in a role I see not just as a job but as a vocation".
Areas Served
  • Carlisle, Cumbria, Brampton, Gretna, Longtown, Wetheral, Wigton, Dalston and surrounding area
Highlights & Specialties
  • 24 Hour Personal service
  • Private Chapel of Rest
  • Complete Funeral Service
  • Memorial Consultants

Contact Details

78 Brook Street
Carlisle, Cumbria
Driving Directions

Products & Services

read moreThere is more choice now than ever before in many of the difficult decisions we have to make throughout our lives. Nowadays, the choices we make for our loved ones' funeral service is no different.

Whilst for many, the traditional approach to funerals comprising of a church service or service at the local crematorium or cemetery chapel led by a priest, minister, humanist or independent celebrant and using a traditional style of coffin will always be the only way there are others who want something a little different. For instance, we can supply coffins made from Wicker, Willow, Bamboo, Wool or Cardboard to name just a few. There is also the option of a 'colourful coffin' where perhaps a loved ones' favourite football club or T.V. programme can be included in the design.

In Carlisle we are very fortunate to have the use of a beautiful natural woodland burial area in a secluded area of Carlisle Cemetery, Richardson Street. There are other natural burial grounds available to consider in our area in addition to this.

As well as being able to offer the use of traditional funeral vehicles, many people may want to consider a horse drawn or motorcycle hearse to name a couple of different options.

Ultimately, using our extensive contacts and knowledge of the funeral profession, we are able to cater for everyone.
Hours of Operation
MondayOpen 24hrs
TuesdayOpen 24hrs
WednesdayOpen 24hrs
ThursdayOpen 24hrs
FridayOpen 24hrs
SaturdayOpen 24hrs
SundayOpen 24hrs
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