Funeral Directors Portslade

As Brighton and Hove-based Funeral Directors, the team at Sussex Funeral Services is also independent Funeral Directors serving the Portslade area alongside other neighbouring communities. With unrivalled care and compassion, Philip and Sallie Evans cover everything from the burial or cremation arrangements, to stepping in as a source of strength and support. Having been in funeral care for over 10 years, the husband-and-wife pair understand that planning a funeral is an extremely difficult time and will go above and beyond to be sensitive and caring to your needs as we help you with any funeral arrangements.

Which Service Is Right For You?

A funeral is no longer a one-size-fits-all solution where you have to choose a fully traditional burial service for your loved one. Nowadays, there are plenty of options to select from, and they can all be personalised to better suit your needs and budget whilst still being a reflection of your loved one’s spirit. This might mean a secular service in a woodland area before cremation, or a parish service with a motorcycle procession. As Funeral Directors in Portslade, we can help you achieve whatever your vision is. Here are some of the options available to you:

Full Traditional Burial Service

Despite slight changes over the years, the protocols of a full traditional burial service have mostly remained the same. The service will usually be led at a local parish church – although non-religious, or secular options are also available.  From there, a procession will follow the hearse to the cemetery. Although this is the way a traditional burial service usually goes, it can be personalised to suit individual needs and is typically priced at £3,849.

Attended Full Cremation Service

Our traditional cremation service starts from £2,800, for an uncomplicated full cremation service not too unlike the full traditional burial, in that you can still expect a service that will include readings, eulogies, and music. Whether you want a simple service held at the crematorium or a celebration of life service – the choice is yours.

Unattended Direct Cremation

There are times when your loved one might discuss their options and choose to have an unattended direct cremation.   From £799 plus disbursements such as the doctor’s or crematorium fees, it is the most affordable service and tends to be fuss-free as it means cremation without the service.

Simple Direct to Grave Burial

Similar to an unattended direct cremation, in that it is a more affordable option without the fuss of a service, a simple direct-to-grave burial is priced at £999 plus burial fees. As Funeral Directors servicing the Portslade area, this is something we’d be able to help arrange.

Choosing Sussex Funeral Services as your Funeral Directors in Portslade means choosing a reputable, ethical company that will remain flexible and responsive to your needs throughout the process of planning a funeral.

Traditional and Alternative Services

Sussex Funeral Services provides funeral services that cater to almost any set of last- or family wishes. An increasing number of people choose non-traditional or celebrant services as opposed to traditional services because they feel that it better reflects the life they lived, their values, and their memory. We can help arrange meaningful and unique funerals for people across all faiths and spiritual beliefs.

Celebrant services in particular are gaining popularity as more and more people choose funerals that focus on the life and memory of the deceased. With Philip being a trained celebrant and a member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants, Sussex Funeral Services can help you plan a meaningful send-off, that per your wishes of course, could include a combination of traditional and celebrant elements.

Other alternative funerals that we offer include motorcycle processions and service, and eco-friendly funeral services such as biodegradable coffins or water-degradable urns for a personal farewell on a body of water.

Why choose Sussex Funeral Services?

Our small, dedicated, and independent team at Sussex Funeral Services has been serving our communities here in the South with compassionate and dedicated care for more than a decade. We’ve seen that dealing with the death of a loved one can be one of, if not the most, traumatic experiences in our lives; and having a familiar and trusted team at your side taking care of all the arrangements on your behalf can be a lifeline in the storm. In addition to practical funeral arrangements, we also act as a support system to help you and your family recover and heal from loss.

As people who call Brighton home ourselves, it has been a privilege and an honour to provide our services to communities where we have family and friends. Choose Sussex Funeral Servicesto ensure that your body and family will be taken care of by independent funeral directors who will work tirelessly to provide a meaningful and respectful goodbye when your time comes.

Read through our testimonials to see why people choose Sussex Funeral Services in Portslade.

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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

Funeral plans have a lot of benefits for your family in the event of your death and can help immensely during an already difficult time. Despite this, only about 6% of the UK population has funeral plans in place.

Sussex Funeral Services along with Golden Charter, one of the largest funeral plan providers in the UK, offers affordable and flexible funeral plans. Having a funeral plan in place means:

  • Protecting your family’s well-being – Arranging a funeral and cremation while trying to deal with a death can be very challenging. With a funeral plan in place, Philip and Sallie will be by your family’s side to take care of all the practicalities, while providing strength and support.
  • Protecting your family’s financial interests – A funeral plan can protect your family from almost 100% of the cost of a funeral. With the exception of small disbursements to service providers, a price-locked funeral plan means your family won’t have to pay for your funeral out of pocket at a time when funeral prices are increasing.
  • Having peace of mind about your funeral – Rest easy knowing that your funeral will honour your memory in a way that is meaningful for you and your family.
  • Assurance that you will be taken care of by a local and independent funeral director when your time comes.

Learn more about our funeral plans.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us at 07789 174453 or through our portal if you have any questions about Sussex Funeral Services, funeral plans, or anything else we could possibly help with.

Other Locations

Other locations in and around Brighton that Philip and Sallie serve with dedicated and compassionate care.

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Saltdean Funeral Directors

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