Funeral Directors Peacehaven

Eager to support their community, Philip and Sallie are the husband-and-wife team behind Sussex Funeral Services. As qualified Funeral Directors also servicing the Peacehaven area, we work out of our Brighton and Hove office where we regularly assist clients from the neighbouring communities in providing funeral care for their loved ones. With many years of experience, we realise planning a funeral is a difficult thing, especially when you’re bereaved, which is why we make it our mission to guide you through your options, provide compassionate care and support, and go about arranging your loved one’s funeral ethically and with the personal touch that you’d expect from a family-owned business.

Which Service Is Right For You?

The most important thing to remember when planning a funeral is that there are no rules. Instead, there are basic types of funerals that you’re able to personalise and turn into something bespoke and fitting to cherish your loved one. This could be a traditional burial led by a Minister, or someone alternative that’s more suited to celebrating your loved one’s life. Whatever you choose, Sussex Funeral Services will assist in a professional, caring and ethical way, offering you support at every step of the way. Below are some of the options available to you:

Simple Direct To Grave Burial

As the name suggests, this is the simplest of burial funeral types. The direct-to-grave burial usually takes place shortly after your loved one’s passing and doesn’t involve a service in a church or at the graveside. It’s typically priced at £999 plus burial fees.

Full Traditional Burial Service

On the other hand, a full traditional burial includes a church service before a procession, led by a hearse, and takes your loved one to the cemetery. This is the most traditional approach, and the service is usually held in the local parish church, or other appropriate venue, such as a cemetery chapel; but as Funeral Directors for Peacehaven, we’re able to personalise it to take place somewhere more sentimental, should you prefer. You can expect to pay around £3,849 for this option, but it does depend on your preferences and needs.

Unattended Direct Cremation

Priced at £799 plus disbursements for crematorium or doctor’s fees where applicable, an unattended direct cremation is similar to a direct-to-grave burial. This means there will be no service at all, making it an affordable option, especially if your loved one’s wish was for something fuss-free. This has been one of the most increasingly popular options over the last few years.

Attended Full Cremation Service

Alternatively, there’s also the option of full cremation services, which can take place and usually does, entirely at the crematorium, with a full service, complete with readings and eulogies etc. If you prefer, you can change the location of the service to somewhere more personal, such as a community hall or outside in the open-air countryside. At Sussex Funeral Service, we’ll present you with every option available to you with this type of funeral; priced from £2,800.

As Funeral Directors servicing Peacehaven, will present you with every choice, letting you consider them without ever rushing you or asking you to overspend.

Traditional and Alternative Services

A steadily increasing number of people opt for non-traditional or alternative funerals. They could include spiritual or religious aspects, be officiated by a spiritual or another type of leader or a loved one, and aim to pay homage to the life lived, the values expressed, and the wishes conferred.

Celebrant funerals allow the family to create a meaningful and respectful sendoff that’s in line with what their loved one would have loved or chosen themselves. Philip is a trained and registered celebrant and has helped many South Coast families say goodbye in a personal and memorable way.

Other alternatives to consider when deciding how to honour the life lived could include a motorcycle procession for the wild at heart, or a green funeral that aims to minimise the environmental impact we create when departing. Here, we’re looking at biodegradable coffins, or water-degradable urns for a personal farewell on a body of water.

Why choose Sussex Funeral Services?

Choosing the right funeral director can have a real and meaningful impact on your family after the loss of a loved one. In this already stressful time, dealing with the practical arrangements of organising a funeral service and cremation or burial can be too much. With Philip and Sallie by your side to take care of all the practicalities, as well as provide a pillar of support, the toughest times we all have to go through get a bit easier to manage. We’ve been serving Peacehaven and our neighbouring communities faithfully for more than a decade, and we’re proud to say that as an independent husband-and-wife team of funeral directors, we’ve helped countless families say goodbye to their loved ones with dignity and respect. With our roots firmly planted right here, we hope to continue doing so for many more decades.

Please refer to our testimonials page to see what we’ve meant for other Peacehaven families in their time of need.

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Based on 105 reviews

Frances H.
Frances H.
Sussex Funeral Services – Philip and Sallie Evans – were extremely professional and helped our family through a very emotional process. Philip as celebrant was excellent and the ceremony was handled with sensitivity, relevance and understanding.

Marianne A.
Marianne A.
Dear Phillip and SallieWe wanted to say a huge thank you to you both.It is really difficult to put into words what a difference you have made throughout this difficult process.From our first meeting I was able to put my trust in you to take care of all the details which had previously been overwhelming.It was so reassuring to have you both there guiding us on the day and putting us all at ease.We can’t thank you more

Colin H.
Colin H.
A lovely respectul service that went smoothly. The location was really peaceful and calming.

Helen S.
Helen S.
Well what can I say, Sally and Phillip did my husband very proud, with their help we organised the most amazing send off for him – organising a motorcycle and side car hearse, sourcing the coffin I wanted & writing & delivering an amazing eulogy. They dealt with the arrangements for the funeral professionally and with compassion from start to finish, communication throughout was excellent. Friends and family commented on how beautiful the service was & how well the service was delivered by Phillip in his role of Celebrant. Sallie was a fab funeral director on the day, organising the bikers who had turned up to escort my husband on his final ride. As a celebrant Phillip managed to capture the essence of my husband absolutely in the time we spent talking about him. Many people said how much they had learned from Phillips eulogy and from each of our individual tributes.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the best send off my amazing husband could have ever wished for .read more

Funeral plans

With only a mere 6% of the UK population currently on any sort of funeral plan, it’s the sad truth that many families are unnecessarily exposed to the cost of dying. With Golden Charter as the underwriting partner, we’re happy to bring you affordable and customisable funeral plans to protect your family and interests when your time comes. Golden Charter is one of the largest and most recognised funeral service plan providers in the UK. With a funeral plan in place, you get peace of mind about:

  • Protecting your family’s well-being – After you pass away, your family will have real and dedicated support that deals both with the practical arrangements of the funeral service and cremation/burial, as well as providing understanding and compassionate support.
  • Protecting your family’s financial interests – Your funeral plan will overwhelmingly cover the costs of your death (minus minor disbursements), meaning your family won’t be saddled with unexpected costs. You can lock in your funeral costs to avoid the effects of inflation on funeral prices.
  • A meaningful service – You get to choose the details and type of service that you would prefer. Ask Philip or Sallie about what options are available.
  • The guarantee that you and your family will be taken care of by an independently run local funeral director.

Visit our funeral plans page to learn more about our funeral plans and the options available.

Contact us

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via phone or text at 07789 174453, or utilise our portal, if you have any inquiries regarding our funeral services, funeral plans, or if there are any other questions we can assist you with.

Other Locations

Please see the list of other areas that we service.

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