About Us

    About Harpin's Funeral Service

    Harpin's Funeral Service has been providing services within the local area for over 90 years.

    In 1930, Leonard and Vera Harpin purchased their first Rolls Royce and started to work within the funeral industry in around 1932. Through hard work, the fleet soon increased to consist of two hearses and thirteen limousines. The limousines were originally used for a variety of purposes, such as weddings, and not kept just for funeral work. They also hired the fleet to Funeral Directors in the area who didn’t own their own vehicles.

    Leonard and Vera were helped in the running of the business by their fourteen children and numerous friends.

    Our first Chapel of Rest was on Arundel Street, Wakefield but in 1977 a purpose built Funeral Home was opened at Back Mount Pleasant, Wakefield. This was followed by further Funeral Homes at Ledger Lane, Outwood and Cluntergate, Horbury.

    Over the years, there have been many changes. Our fleet has become smaller but more modern as the size of funeral corteges has decreased.  Leonard and Vera have passed away but their grand children, Sean and Sara, now work for the company as Senior Funeral Director and Business Principle.

    Harpins Funeral Service has gained a reputation for being a professional yet caring business coming a long way from our humble beginnings.

    Here at Harpin's Funeral Service we offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will 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

    Sara Harpin-Shipley

    Business Principal

    Sean Harpin

    Senior Funeral Director

    Georgina Shipley

    Funeral Director

    Louise Saxon

    Funeral Director

    Paul Fawcett

    Funeral Service Operative

    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 01924 371091 visit branch or arrange a home visit