About Us

A Brief History

S. Grundy (Stan - my grandfather) Funeral Directors was purchased from W Varley on 20th November 1951. The premises were located at Station Road, next to Porters Woodyard. In 1975, A. Grundy (Tony - my father) took over the family business and remained at Station Road until moving to the present location, The Old Vicarage of Selby Abbey 145 Gowthorpe Selby. In 1996, I joined my Father and eventually took over in 2006. My son, Tomas Grundy then joined the business in 2016 and is our Funeral Director to this this date. We continually strive to improve our service year on year and pride ourselves on our reputation in the local area. Four generations of our family have now been involved in the profession for 70 years, 365 days a year on call for 24 hours. Our service is deeply embedded in our history, there for you in your time of need day or night. Our family, caring for yours.

Our Facilities


It is important to make your loved one's final journey to their place of rest, memorable and personal. That is why at A Grundy we offer a beautiful and unique range of funeral cars and transportation options which can be tailored to your requirements. We are incredibly proud of our Mercedes Benz fleet, which is made up of four E Class coach built vehicles all finished in a classic noir. Our fleet is all maintained by ourselves and are impeccably presented, fitted with all necessary safety features. It is not only your loved ones journey that can be taken care of - our fleet of Mercedes vehicles are available to transport family and friends to the funeral service and onwards. Our limousine can carry up to 7 personnel, and 4 in each of our E Class vehicles escorted by our friendly yet professional drivers. Together with yourself we can also assist in planning the procession route. It is often asked favourite and memorable locations within the local area are visited on route. A Grundy can also assist with sourcing alternative funeral transportation such as horse drawn hearses with customisable feather plumes and drapes, motorcycle sidecar hearses, Volkswagen camper vans just to name a few alternatives. To discuss your funeral transportation requirements. please do not hesitate to call us to arrange a meeting or ask any questions you may have. We are here at any time of day or night to help guide you through the process.

Private Chapel of Rest

All within the grounds of the Grundy family home (The Old Vicarage) our Private Chapel of Rest is a peaceful yet private place of solace and relaxation for loved ones to visit and spend final moments together. With this being in the grounds of the family home, your loved ones are never alone and visiting hours are very accommodating for evenings and weekends. All visits do need to be via prior appointment although we will do our upmost to be as flexible as possible in your time of need - please note there is no additional fee for out of hours visitations.

Florists & Stone Masons

As floral tributes and headstones are tailor made, we advise families to contact Florists and Masons directly to minimise room for misunderstanding and ensure the most personal service. Below we have listed local services we would recommend in the Selby area:

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At A Grundy, we strive to provide an exceptional personal service, being available 24 hours a day allows you to contact us with any question or query to help ease your worry at such an upsetting time. We pride ourselves with the careful planning and delivering an outstanding service send off worthy for your loved one.

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