About Us

Opals was created out of a desire to offer caring, unique, modern or traditional, affordable, family led funerals. We believe that a good funeral can be profound and transformational in helping to accept and acknowledge that someone has died.

We want you to be fully supported in all the decisions you have to make. We offer you a personalised service providing practical and emotional support. Our aim would be to do ‘what is right for you’.

We can be as flexible as you wish, involving your family and friends along the way.


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Who We Are

Opals Funerals was founded by Frances Alcock who is a qualified nurse, Frances was a District Nursing Sister for many years and also has experience in Oncology and was a Specialist MS Nurse. She has now worked in the funeral business for over 3 years and is passionate about getting it right for families.

OPALS offer a full range of funeral services. Our main objective is to ensure you understand what CHOICES are available to you. We are also very TRANSPARENT about our services and our costs.

Frances also trained as a Funeral Celebrant and then went on to complete a 6 month Inspiring Speakers programme with Ginger training and coaching. She believes this can offer families a more holistic approach to the funeral.

Opals can offer funerals in a more relaxed approach or traditional style, the choice is yours.

Today Opals strives to provide exactly what the family are looking for and can advise on a range of options at all stages. If you are looking for a personal and caring service then contact us now.