A new funeral home was officially opened in Wirksworth by William Tucker, the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire.
Town dignitaries including mayor Andy Pollock attended the event to launch Jepson’s new premises at Coldwell Street and Canon David Truby conducted a service of dedication.
The work was carried out by Matlock builder Terry Jenkins while Matlock Architects Evans Vettori came up with the building’s contemporary design.
The new premises includes a reception area and a cloister that leads to the lounge and Chapel of Rest with a private courtyard.
The Jepson family have been associated with funerals in Middleton for just over one hundred years.
Roger Jepson said: “This is very much a family business with the emphasis on a caring service that is second to none with excellent premises and a superb fleet of Mercedes vehicles.”