We here at J.T. Howe can help

It is a rare privilage to be a funeral director, to stand in a position at a crucial time in the midst of your family, knowing that the quality of our service and reputation will help you through this most difficult time in your lives.

When someone dies it comes as a great shock.  Sometimes the death is expected, but nothing prepares you for the emotional shock of losing someone close.

As funeral directors, we are here to help and advise in whatever way we can.  We are dedicated professionals who provide a personal and attentive service to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our services begin as soon as you contact us, we can visit you in the comfort of your own home to discuss the funeral arrangements or if you feel it more fitting we can speak to you in our office, based in Chapel-en-le-Frith, at a time and date to suit the family.

All aspects of the funeral arrangements, procedures and legal requiremnts will be discussed when we meet with you and your family.  We will also provide you with a full itemsed estimate of the costs involved once we have discussed your needs.

We will endever to help in anyway that we can and believe in providing choice, allowing you to then choose the correct options for you and your loved one.

A funeral is a reflection of your loved ones life, everything you thought about your loved one is expressed on the day of the funeral, this is why we believe that every funeral is unique and we will ensure your wishes and those of your loved one are carried out.


Our Staff

James & Emma have over 20 years combined experience of providing excellent service to families.  Both myself and my partner Emma gained our experience working for a large funeral provider.

I'm a local man, having lived in Chapel-en-le-Frith all my life.  We have 2 children and understand how important family is.

We truly are a family service, with James's younger brother Michael training & working along side us.


We understand that having the oppotunity to say your final goodbye to your loved one is very important.

With this in mind, we have designed our Chapel of Rest to be peaceful and private.

The Chapel of Rest is located at our Chapel-en-le-Frith branch on Market Street, with parking available at the rear.

Our Mission


Being a funeral director is not a job.  To be entrusted to care for peoples loved ones on their final journey is an honour and a privilage.  Our mission is to continue to provide outstanding quality of service, professionalism and choice.  We will continue to learn and keep up to date with the latest products to enable us to do this.

We want to take away the taboo that is associated with funerals and to encourage people to talk more openly about the subject.  

Our Community


Being a local family business, we believe in keeping things as local as possible and giving back to the community.

Most of our suppliers are based here in the High Peak area.

All our staff are members of local groups within the community and we hold regular events to help raise money for charity.