J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors, York

J G Fielder & Son Funeral Directors are York’s most experienced independent funeral director, having served the community for over 130 years, and offer a caring and sympathetic service. Our compassionate team of professionals are available round the clock with help and advice. As a fifth generation company, our family have spent the last 130 years building the knowledge and services needed at one of the most difficult times in your life. For us, being a funeral director is not just a job, it is our calling and our lives.


When someone close to you dies, we know that the last thing you want to do is have to deal with a whole host of practical problems, including arranging a funeral. You’re on an emotional roller-coaster, you may feel overwhelmed by your feeling of loss – ultimately, you are grieving, and having to make what might seem like endless decisions is understandably not really top of your agenda.

Our compassionate and caring team of funeral directors will guide you through the process from start to finish, explaining everything as clearly as possible, offering suggestions to make the service special and unique, and supporting you to choose the most appropriate and personalised send-off for your loved one.

We believe in being transparent about the cost of our services, our full price list is available on the Costs page, and we provide options to suit a range of budgets, from providing support where needed to those who want to make arrangements independently, through to those who want us to take care of every aspect for them. 

With funeral homes in York, Pocklington, Market Weighton, Tadcaster Wheldrake and now Easingwold, we guarantee that help is at hand whenever it is needed, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.


The proprietor, Victor Fielder, his son Chris, their team of Funeral Directors and support staff all give their time and attention to whatever our clients require, continuing the long family tradition.

We are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.

Our History

Born in 1859, John Elliott Fielder had by 1881 established himself as a builder, joiner and wheelwright working from his home in Chapmangate, Pocklington while also working part-time for the local fire brigade. In 1890, he took the decision to begin supplying coffins to the local community, entering into the ‘undertaking’ profession as it was known.

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John Elliott Fielder

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By 1911, he had moved to London Street, Pocklington, to accommodate his 11 children, one of whom, John Elliott (Jack) had joined his father’s trade, and they renamed the business J E Fielder & Son. By the time John Elliott died in 1933, Jack had a son of his own, John Geoffrey (Geoff), born in 1921. When Jack took over the business he began to expand, it was soon so successful that they were looking for larger premises, and by 1937 had purchased a ....

John Elliott Fielder


Victor Fielder Senior Partner

Victor Fielder

Senior Partner

Chris Fielder Junior Partner

Chris Fielder

Junior Partner

Paul Clark Funeral Director

Paul Clark

Funeral Director

John Tattersall Funeral Director

John Tattersall

Funeral Director

Simon Aston Funeral Director

Simon Aston

Funeral Director

Keith Houlston Funeral Director

Keith Houlston

Funeral Director

Jon Kirkman Funeral Director

Jon Kirkman

Funeral Director

Kevin Warcup Funeral Director

Kevin Warcup

Funeral Director

Meet The Team

Helen McCabe

Helen McCabe


Julie Rudd


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Lucy Horsman

Receptionist/Trainee Funeral Director