Commitment to quality and understanding when you need it most.
At Piddingtons, arranging a funeral service for your loved one doesn’t have to be difficult, expensive or confusing. Let us guide you through the process.
After five generations Piddingtons is a true family tradition. Piddingtons continues to serve the community as Funeral Directors providing a dedicated level of care when families and loved ones need it most.
Covid -19 Updates
Following consultation with the Australian Funeral Directors Association, Piddingtons will incorporate the following measures into our business to combat the spread of COVID-19.*
Piddingtons will continue to work with families, church groups, celebrants and the local community to ensure funeral services can be conducted safely and with the least amount of impact whilst adhering to the most updated health advise from our affiliated association and government directives.**
Funerals are currently permitted. If anyone subject to the stay at home rules attends the funeral, there must not be more than 100 people present, including the person conducting the service.
We encourage everyone to maintain appropriate social distancing measures at all times whilst at services, with antimicrobial hand gel available for your convenience requesting that the following steps be taken.
• Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
• Refrain from sitting closely to other people in the congregation
• Refrain from physical contact when greeting people (handshakes, hugging etc)
• Please do not attend services if you are sick or having recently returned from overseas
Please visit here to keep up to date with the restrictions as they happen.
*current as of: 3.30pm Friday, 9th July 2021
**updated information will posted on this page as required
Death & Funeral Notices
At Piddingtons, we understand that losing a loved one is both a difficult and meaningful time for those they have left behind.. Piddingtons have been serving the community during times of need for five generations. Our professional and experienced staff are here to guide you through the decisions that need to be made and offer you understanding and support. The funerals Piddingtons carefully arrange are meaningful and personal and tailored to your individual requests and needs. Originally the business operated with a horse drawn coach and the first car to be used was purchased around 1916, the firm claimed the distinction of having introduced the first motor hearse in New South Wales.
Piddingtons introduced the first funeral chapel to Armidale NSW in 1932. It was complete with seating accommodation, pulpit and organ amplification system, unique to the north at that time. Succeeding George William Piddington who founded the firm in 1899 came his two sons Bill and Allan. Bill’s sons Lloyd and Max entered the business in the 1940’s and Lloyd’s three sons, Allan, Graham and Ron also joined the firm. After 1991, Allan, Ron and Lloyd have continued to run the business, with Lloyd retiring in 1996 and Sam, Ron’s eldest son starting in 2008.