Mears Family Funerals

Mears Family Funerals

Mears Of Aylesbury is an independent, family-owned and run funeral directors in the heart of Aylesbury

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We have a community & zoom room facilities , free of charge , free wifi , tea , coffee & cold drinks, throughout your stay.

Please feel free to contact Pip 01296 593121 to find more information & to make your booking 

Mears of Aylesbury can manage every element of the tribute to your loved one, from funeral arrangements, international repatriations, a personalised floral tribute or a lasting stone memorial – we provide expert advice, guidance and support every step of the way.

We know how important the funeral is to you, family members and friends – that is why we strive to make the service both meaningful and memorable.

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will be with you every step of the way, from arranging the funeral, through to the event itself and the days and months afterwards. They will offer guidance and advice, helping you make informed decisions on the services that are available. If your loved one left specific requirements in a will or pre-paid funeral plan, then we will work with you to respect their wishes and honour their memory.

Four generations of the Mears family have helped families in their time of need and for over 95 years have delivered traditional and contemporary funerals with dignity and compassion. Over these years, the Mears name has become synonymous with service of the highest quality and a reputation for professionalism that has been built on trust and recommendation.

Unlike many Funeral Directors in the area, who were previously family-owned but who are now part of major national chains, Mears of Aylesbury is proudly independent and family-owned.

The Aylesbury branch, conveniently located on Kingsbury in the heart of Aylesbury, is managed by General Manager Philippa Smith who has over 30 years’ funeral profession experience. The purpose-designed branch has a private arranging room with comfortable seats and a sofa, chapel of rest, large service / reception room and our unique ‘Community Zoom Room’, free of charge as well as a state-of-the-art mortuary and care facilities. Families can rest assured that their loved ones will be cared for locally at the branch.

Please feel free to contact Philippa 01296 593121 / 07591 950341 to book & use our  facilities .

  • Mears Family Funerals
  • 50 - 52 Kingsbury AYLESBURY Buckinghamshire HP20 2JE


I couldn’t be happier and more at ease than the way Mears treated me throughout the entire process of saying goodbye to my Mum. Pip was so reassuring and supportive, I don’t know what I would have done without the whole team. I’ll forever be grateful for their kindness and empathy.

  • A O
  • Client
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Having worked in the funeral industry as an independent funeral celebrant for almost seven years, I have served alongside countless funeral directors throughout Greater London. I have been honoured to officiate literally hundreds of funerals and further blessed to connect with families at their most difficult time. I couldn't do what I do as a celebrant without affiliating with Funeral Directors who possess the same professional ethics and pay the same attention to detail as I do.
I was introduced (by another Funeral Director) to Pip who heads the team at Mears in Aylesbury. I live not too far away. I have been proud to be affiliated with Pip, and with Mears Family Funerals ever since. ALL of my families, without exception, have praised the service that Pip, and Mears as a team, have extended to them throughout their bereavement.
Just one example of how Pip goes above and beyond... I often create Visual Tributes for my families, and often, the family only have hard copies of the photo, so can't send them digitally.
"Speak to Pip", I say. Pip will bend over backwards to scan dozens of photographs and email them over to me, one by one. That's not a service that is invoiced for. That comes from the heart of a professional who lives in service to others. To make it easy for the family. To make it perfect. To make a difference.
Let's be transparent. Sadly, arranging a funeral can be expensive, and with so many variables, costs can fluctuate based on circumstances outside the control of the funeral director. Understandably, families become upset, unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, and the person sitting behind the front desk is in direct line of fire.
Over the years, I haven't hesitated to walk away from Funeral Directors who fall short of what I believe an undertaker should be. Mears Family Funerals are exceptional, as demonstrated by the numerous reviews that are shown beneath mine.
Pip ... you're the reason why I say YES when a family comes to Mears in need. Because I know that the family, and I, are in safe hands. Keep doing what you do. It is a privilege to serve alongside you.
Alison - Celebrant

  • Alison Ann
  • Celebrant
  • Independant Celebrant
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Genuinely outstanding. My Mum recently passed away and I had called round a few funeral directors before speaking to Pip at Mears. She was comforting, understanding and genuinely cared about both my own and my Mum's wishes. I could not highly recommend Mears enough - and a heartfelt thank-you from my family for all that you did for us.

  • C F
  • Client
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I am absolutely delighted with Mears , they made me and my family feel so welcome and they were like friends not funeral directors I would always be using them and would strongly recommend them to everyone I would love to thank Pip and Stella for all their help and the really caring and considerate way they looked after my son while he was with them they also made me feel so welcome every time I went to see my son so thank you so much and will keep in touch with them thank you again
100 percent satisfaction with Mears

  • D T
  • Client
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The Mears Family Funeral Director has provided an outstanding service by giving guidance and support in the very difficult moments. The members of staff are very polite and show great understanding. Special thanks to Philippa for her patience and great flexibility. The company has successfully sorted out a complicated case due to the international issues. All much appreciated.

  • H M
  • Client
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I can't thank Pip enough, I was having problems with Pure Cremations, as after 10 days my partner **** was still laying at the hospital.
I called Mears, Pip answered the phone and from then on I felt really comfortable about how **** would be looked after. My appointment was for the following morning, while I was with Pip, she arranged for **** to be taken into their care and I was kept updated every step of the funeral process as **** had wanted an unattended funeral.
Thank you to you Pip, such a caring and understanding lady.

  • J B
  • Client
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I cannot recommend Mears enough! When we lost our Dad, they took care of everything and supported us every step of the way.
Pip was wonderful from start to finish, answering every question we had, providing suggestions (such as a celebrant for the day, florists etc.), checking in regularly over the phone, and genuinely just being supportive and gentle with us when we needed it most. On the day itself, Pip and Luke were so well organised, and took amazing care of us, so we were able to give my Dad the perfect goodbye.
A huge thank you to the whole team for everything!

  • J R
  • Client
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Pip and Stella at Mears have given an outstanding service following the death of my mum.
They have been genuinely supportive and really cared for and accommodated all of my needs. Amazing people!!!!
I would recommend using Mears to anyone looking for a 5* service.
Thank you so much.

  • K
  • Client
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My Mum recently passed away and it was a very difficult time for us all, but from the initial phone call to the first meeting, Pip listened and was very empathetic making me feel confident that all the arrangements would be looked after in a caring and professional manner and that nothing was too much trouble.
This was indeed the case, Pip also recommended the services of Alison Ann who was wonderfully helpful and the service was beautiful in every way, despite being held on the hottest ever day of the year.
I would like to mention that I had also called and had plans to visit another funeral directors after I met Pip but cancelled the appointment just because of the excellent service I received from Pip at the time.

I was not disappointed at any stage, thank you Pip and Mears for making the whole service so very special and enabling such a wonderful send off for my dear old Mum

  • K L
  • Client
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Mears organised my mother's funeral. Us being Hindus, had different customs and Pip helped accommodate for all of them. This was very new to us and Mears took initiative to follow up with the hospital as well as the registrar's office. What touched us was the extra effort they took in dressing up my mother in Indian traditional attire. All in all we are very grateful to Mears for helping us and guiding us through the emotional process. Thank you so much.

  • S B
  • Client
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Mears did a fantastic job looking after my Mum. The communication from Pip was fantastic and always positive and polite. They were very accommodating and everything went perfectly on the day. I would happily use them again or recommend them.

  • V R
  • Client
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Meet our team

Philippa Smith. Dip.F.D., B.I.F.D

Philippa Smith. Dip.F.D., B.I.F.D

General Manager

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  • Best Run Funeral Directors in Buckinghamshire, 2022
  • London & South East England Prestige Awards - Funeral Director of the Year, 2022