About Us

    About Simon Barningham Funeral Directors

    At Simon Barningham Funeral Directors, we have been helping local families at one of the most difficult times since 1961.

    Simon Barningham Funeral Directors was established before the First World War by Ernest Bagshaw. Simon Barningham’s uncle bought the funeral business and Simon himself joined straight from school. After his uncle died in 1984, Simon took over and subsequently re-named it Simon Barningham Funeral Directors, running it with the support of his family. We serve Grinton, Richmond and the surrounding North Yorkshire areas. We have a close, trusting relationship with many local families.

    We recognise how important it is to be at the heart of our local communities and our responsibilities extend beyond the immediate needs of arranging funeral services and supporting the bereaved at a very emotional time in life.

    The team at our funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.

    Here at Simon Barningham Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This may protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Simon Barningham


    In 1961 Simon’s uncle had bought the funeral business Ernest Bagshaw, which had been established in Swaledale before the First World War. Simon himself joined the firm straight from school with his father also working for the company.
    After his uncle died in 1984, Simon took over the business and subsequently re-named it Simon Barningham Funeral Directors, running it with the support of his family.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01748 884 327 visit branch or arrange a home visit