Christchurch Funeral Directors

Rooted in the heart of Christchurch and cherished by Canterbury families since 1872, Bell, Lamb & Trotter stands as the city’s oldest established funeral service provider. With a legacy spanning over 150 years, we pride ourselves on offering more than just funeral services; we deliver compassion, support, and a guiding hand through one of life’s most challenging moments.

At Bell, Lamb & Trotter, every farewell is crafted with utmost respect and a personal touch, ensuring that your loved one’s final tribute is as unique as the life they led. Our dedicated team is here to support you in designing a service that truly reflects the essence of your loved one, providing comfort and solace in your time of need.

We understand the importance of availability during these times. That’s why our compassionate professionals are here to answer your call, provide guidance, and offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 03 389 7999.

Embark on a journey of remembrance with one of Christchurch’s few locally owned funeral homes. Discover our unique offerings and the distinct ways we can support you today.

Introducing the charming new Little Chapel on 420 St Asaph Street, brought to you by Bell, Lamb & Trotter. This beautifully outfitted space is perfect for intimate gatherings, comfortably accommodating 20 to 30 guests.

Catering is available onsite. Additionally, the chapel’s prime location near the town center provides easy access to various bars and restaurants for your convenience.

Coming in 2025

414 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Artistic Renderings

Artistic Renderings

A New Chapter Begins for Bell, Lamb & Trotter

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new stage in the journey of Bell, Lamb & Trotter. Our commitment to serving the Christchurch community with compassion, dignity, and respect continues as we move to our new premises at 420 St Asaph Street, Christchurch.

This relocation marks the beginning of a new chapter for us, one that promises to enhance our services and provide our families with even more comfort and support during their time of need. While our new modern, large chapel and foyer are being constructed, we are pleased to offer a smaller intimate chapel at our new address. This space is designed to ensure that we can continue to offer a place for reflection, remembrance, and celebration of lives well-lived, without interruption.

This development is not just about a new building; it’s about growing with our community, embracing change, and ensuring we can offer the very best to the families we have the honour to support.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new home at St Asaph Street and sharing this exciting journey with you. Our team is here to assist you with any enquiries and to offer the care and support Bell, Lamb & Trotter has been known for, every step of the way.

Thank you for being a part of our story.

Customer Reviews

At Bell Lamb & Trotter, we are deeply committed to delivering compassionate and respectful services during your times of need. Here, you will find a selection of genuine reviews that reflect the experiences and heartfelt sentiments of the families we’ve had the privilege to assist.

“Bell lamb have done both my parents funerals at their requests. They have been wonderful. They will offer counselling and advice. They do everything and more. Couldn’t come more highly recommend.

Therese Boyle

“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.

Peter Greenlees

“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.

Monica Sowichai

Very thankful for Andrew and his team. When my grandma passed away, it was the first family loss in many years and we needed support. The team created a beautiful funeral for a family in the Greek community and helped give her the day she deserved. Thank you and highly recommended ❤️”

Michael Karabassis

“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”

Jerry Kung

Our Funeral 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 plan funerals to 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 or cremation 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 provide comprehensive services for transporting a loved one to another country for cremation or burial following a death in New Zealand, as well as assisting in repatriating individuals to New Zealand for funeral services if they pass away overseas.



Empathy & Support

In your moments of grief, Bell, Lamb & Trotter offers steadfast empathy and support during this difficult time, guiding you gently through each step of grieving process with professionalism and care.

Ceremony & Facilities

Choose Bell, Lamb & Trotter’s impeccable facilities and thoughtful ceremony planning to honour your loved one’s memory with quality service, grace and solemnity.


Trust Bell, Lamb & Trotter to provide dignified and seamless transport services, ensuring a respectful and professional journey for your loved ones in their final farewell.


Let Bell, Lamb & Trotter handle every detail of your catering needs with elegance and poise, offering comfort during these solemn times.

Media Options

Utilise Bell, Lamb & Trotter’s tasteful media options to share your cherished memories, ensuring your loved one’s story is told with dignity and respect.

Caskets & Florals

Select from Bell, Lamb & Trotter’s range of refined caskets and floral arrangements, designed to pay a fitting tribute during your time of remembrance.

Custom Prints & Photos

Rely on Bell, Lamb & Trotter’s custom prints and photos to capture and immortalise the essence of your beloved, crafted with heartfelt precision.


Engage Bell, Lamb & Trotter’s experienced celebrants, who provide comforting presence and words, ensuring a service that resonates with personal significance and solace.

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Everything You
Need to Know

Bell, Lamb & 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.

It’s all about our people…

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.

A Bit About Us

Bell, Lamb & 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.

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.