About Us


Our Family

J.T. Howe Funeral Service is a family run Funeral Directors, Emma and I have almost 40 years combined experience of working within the funeral industry.

All funerals and associated services are arranged and undertaken by myself James and my Wife Emma.  Our Children Elizabeth and George are already showing a keen interest in following in their parent’s footsteps and we are sure it won’t be long until they join us.

We met whilst working for a large Funeral Director company in 2012. In 2014 we made the decision to open our own Funeral Directors in Chapel-en-le-Frith the place where I have lived all my life.

Being a Funeral Director is a Privilege

We believe being a Funeral Director is a way of life, not just a job. The decision to open our own Funeral Service and work for ourselves was made based on this belief.  We believe being an independent family run business allows us to provide a more personal and unique service to families in their time of need.

Since opening in 2014 at 35 Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith, J.T. Howe Funeral Directors has gradually grown and in May 2018 we moved into our new premises at 47 -49 Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith.


Our Values

As the business grows, we still maintain the same values and principals we believe in and ensure all aspects of every funeral we conduct are carried out by myself or Emma.

We are extremely proud to say, “Our family cares for your family when you need it most”.

Our Team


Owner of J.T. Howe Funerals, I began working within the funeral industry in 2012, I worked for a large funeral company gaining knowledge, training, and experience.

Community and working within the community is important to me, I have coached and managed youth football teams in the High Peak area for over 16 years and I currently coach Glossop Football Clubs ability team.

I regularly organise and aid with charity events and fundraising.  There are three charities we are regularly involved with; these charities have played an important role within our family.

James Howe
James Howe


Born into a family of funeral directors, grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, I suppose it was inevitable I would work within the funeral industry at some level however, after shadowing my parents as a teenager it became clear this was what I wanted to do.

My family still work within the industry as independent Funeral Directors in Greater Manchester.

I began working as a funeral arranger for a large funeral director business at the age of 16 and worked my way up to management level, this gave me invaluable skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience.

As well as working with James I also work in local government, a role within the community I relish.  Like James I am regularly involved in local events and help support local charities/community groups and charities that are close to my heart.

Emma Howe
Emma Howe

Our Promise

Being a funeral director is not just a job.  To be entrusted to care for peoples loved ones on their final journey is an honour and a privilege.  We promise 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 remove the taboo associated with funerals and to encourage people to talk more openly about the subject.

Community and Charity

We support multiple charities however, there are three we fundraise for and help regularly.  These charities have been an instrumental part of our family life over the years and are close to our heart.  You will find details of our charity/community events on our social media platforms.