Christchurch Funeral Directors

Owned and operated by Canterbury families since 1872, we are Christchurch’s oldest established funeral home. Our purpose is to help each family design a unique and personal funeral for their loved one, and to provide support for you through this process.

If you have any questions please call us on 03 389 7999. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Services

We are here to help you through this very difficult time, helping you design a funeral for your loved one which is true to their memory; reflecting their life, personality, beliefs and culture. We provide a complete range of funeral services, including funerals, burials, cremations and repatriations. If you have any questions please call us on 03 389 7999.


From minimalist to the most elaborate of farewells, we can cater to each individuals needs. Call to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced funeral directors. The cost of our funeral services can be found here.


Whether you have purchased a plot or are exploring burial options, we can help. The Christchurch City Council and Christchurch City Libraries websites have information on the various local cemeteries.


We can facilitate the cremation of your loved one and., if required, provide an urn from our range or organise the scattering of your loved ones ashes. Contact us to discuss your options.


We are able to coordinate and arrange transportation of a loved to another country where a death occurs in New Zealand and a cremation or burial is required overseas. We are also able to help bring someone home to New Zealand where a death occurs overseas.

Bell, Lamb & Trotter offer care and experience for each family

Care & Experience

Funeral transport is available


We work with a range of funeral venues, including Ferry Park Chapel

Ceremony & Facilities

Catering for your memorial service is available


Choose your own playlist and opt for live-stream of your memorial service

Media Options

Fully customisable caskets and funeral flower options

Caskets & Florals

Customised prints and photo services available

Custom Prints & Photos

We have a roster of funeral celebrants available



One Room

The One Room system combines high quality hardware and cutting edge software to enable venues to webcast live events around the world. Our unique automated system requires no computer on site, and allows events to be set up from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Find out more here.

Everything You Need to Know

Bell, Lamb and Trotter understand you may have a lot of things on your mind during difficult times. Having easy access to all the information you may need is important. We have compiled it, here for you, on our information page. Here we list details about costs, prearrangements, payment options, what to do and much more.

Some of Our Testimonials

Peter Greenlees ★★★★★
“Attended a wonderful service here. The staff were very accommodating and kind. The service was a great tribute to the deceased and the team at Bell, Lamb & Trotter went above and beyond to facilitate this.”

Monica Sowichai ★★★★★
“Having attended a service at Bell, Lamb & Trotter I can attest that they do not only provided compassionate and professional service. But also added personal touches, making it a truly heartfelt service.”

Jerry Kung ★★★★★
“A family business with excellence care and professional services. Andrew was very helpful throughout the process and offered services tailored to our needs. I appreciate your services and would highly recommend Bell, Lamb & Trotter to any family. Thanks”

A Bit About Us

Bell, Lamb and Trotter is here to serve the families in their time of need, offering sympathetic, understanding and caring guidance, which is cost competitive. Our purpose is to help each family design a funeral for their loved one which is unique and personal – a service which is true to the person who has died and which reflects their life, personality, beliefs and culture.

We strive to treat those we care for with the same dignity and honour that we would want to offer our own family members.

It is our sincere wish that our families will look back at the funeral of their loved one with a sense of peace and satisfaction, knowing that they were able to experience a special farewell.

Old photo of Bell, Lamb & Trotter funeral car

Meet our dedicated team

Our professional team are available 24 hours a day to assist families through one of life’s most difficult and emotional experiences. The team at Bell, Lamb & Trotter come from a diverse range of backgrounds, culturally and workwise.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please call us on 03 389 7999 or fill out the form below. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.