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Academy Funeral Services

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Academy Funeral Services
End of life & funeral
65 Main South Road
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
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Are you looking for a funeral home in Christchurch? Located in the lovely Upper Riccarton area, Academy Funeral services is here to help.

Academy Funeral Services provide full & comprehensive funeral services as well as small private farewells. To assist families during their time of bereavement, Academy can provide a funeral to suit your needs and your financial circumstances. Please feel free to discuss your budget with us.

We can assist in all the decision-making regarding a funeral. We have a list of details which need to be considered when estimating the cost of a funeral.

If a more simple, private service or farewell is appropriate we can cater to your needs. Assistance and advice can also be given on closing bank accounts and on applications for funeral grants.
"Caring, compassionate service, lovely chapel, I highly recommend to all families in their time of need."-- KENNETH SHEAT

“We are a committed team of highly qualified, professional, friendly and caring people providing the personal touch and support that families require in their time of grief.”’----ROD LATHAM – LOCATION MANAGER

Updated: 6 Dec 2022

Service Description
Service Description
Academy Funeral Services has been an integral part of the local Christchurch community for more than 30 years.

Originally located in the central city, the firm was established by Peter Lawrence and Geoffrey Hall in 1982. Three years later it moved to a new location on Main South Road, where it was set up in premises previously used as a church.

With his professional and caring approach Peter Lawrence established a rapport with people that has continued on through the qualified, experienced team at Academy Funeral Services, all of whom are gifted with the ‘people skills’ so important for their work.

Academy Funeral Services is part of InvoCare New Zealand Ltd, the largest provider of funeral services within New Zealand, with a comprehensive network of more than 20 funeral firms and associated businesses. Together we are able to share professional development and industry knowledge, and set higher standards in the funeral profession nationwide. To ensure we continue to set higher standards, phone calls are recorded for quality assurance and training purposes.

Updated: 6 Dec 2022

Meeting the needs of older people
Meeting the needs of older people
Preplanning Your Funeral?
We are being asked more and more about preparing and recording funeral service details well in advance. This means that your wishes will be carried out and your family spared unnecessary worry about the arrangements and costs, a sad and often difficult time.

Updated: 6 Dec 2022