Our Team

As an independent family run company, Adams Read & Hocking Funeral Directors prides itself on providing a professional and compassionate service. The company is comprised of seven experienced members of staff – all committed to giving families and residents in West Cumbria the best possible care and support in their hour of need. The team has gained a solid and trusted reputation over three generations.

Unlike large corporate groups, every funeral that we arrange is tailored to your specific wishes and approached with impeccable attention to detail.  Whether behind the scenes designing order of service booklets, or conducting local funeral services, our aim is to ensure that you and your family are as free as possible of unnecessary worry and stress.

Who are we?

In a nutshell, Jean & Joe Adams and Wendy & Ross Parke are the directors of Adams Read & Hocking, with Chris Evans, Mark Connery and Debra Stainton making up the rest of the team.

Ross and Chris are funeral directors and meet with families to guide them through the process and to gather all relevant information in order to arrange a funeral tailored to their specific requirements. They will liaise with the family throughout and be present to conduct the funeral.

Joe and Mark are funeral operatives and work behind the scenes to carry out the family’s wishes and will be there on the day of the funeral driving and bearing.

Jean, Wendy and Debra take care of the funeral planning, they place newspaper notices, book ministers, funeral receptions, and organise the production of service booklets etc. and are available to answer any query that you may have. They also look after the general running of the business.