Here for you, always. Our purpose is to help each family design a funeral for their loved one which is unique and personal. See our Services Offering Sympathy
& Understanding
Since 1872.
Bell, Lamb and Trotter Funeral Directors have been serving the people of Canterbury since 1872. Find out more about us
Locally Owned Owned and operated by Canterbury families, we are happy to answer any enquiries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us 0800 80 40 30

Bell, Lamb & Trotter – 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.



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 are able to facilitate the cremation of your loved one and. if so 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.

Care & Experience


Ceremony & Facilities


Media Options

Caskets & Florals

Custom Prints & Photos




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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.

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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.


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.

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Meet our dedicated team

Funeral Directors in Christchurch | Bell, Lamb & Trotter

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 at all, please get in touch.