Funeral Directors Saltdean

Jointly owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, Philip and Sallie Evans, Sussex Funeral Services operates as Funeral Directors in Saltdean and the surrounding areas. Both Philip and Sallie are highly experienced in helping their communities deal with the death of a loved one, including handling all of the operations related to funeral care such as cremation or burial arrangements.

Which Service Is Right For You?

As Funeral Directors serving the Saltdean area, Philip and Sallie are dedicated to helping clients plan funerals for their loved ones; vowing to remain flexible and responsive to what you have in mind for the day. Even if you’re unsure of how you’d like the funeral to go, it’s important to remember there is no right or wrong way. Instead, we will present you with your options and help you customise them until they feel just right. To start, you’ll have to think about the types of services below:

Attended Full Cremation Service

If you’re considering an attended full cremation service, it is priced from £2,800 and will include a service complete with readings, music and tributes during the service.  The service would usually take place at the crematorium chapel, but the option to have the service at a parish church or somewhere more sentimental is also available as a consideration.

Simple Direct To Grave Burial

As Funeral Directors servicing Saltdean, we’re also able to help with the arrangements for a simple direct-to-grave burial, priced at £999 plus burial fees. For many people, opting out of the church and graveside service is preferable, which makes this the best solution for them, and means your loved one is buried soon after their passing.

Full Traditional Burial Service

A full traditional burial service might be what we think of when we consider a funeral, but it has become much less rigid and doesn’t necessarily need to take place at a church parish anymore. At Sussex Funeral Service, we’re able to assist you in arranging a service in more unusual locations, such as a local purpose-built barn venue, whether it’s a religious or secular service. Regardless of what you choose for the service, a hearse will then deliver your loved one from there to the cemetery. Traditional burials usually cost around £3,849.

Unattended Direct Cremation

Priced at £799 plus disbursements for the crematorium and doctor fees (where applicable), an unattended direct cremation isn’t too unlike a direct-to-grave burial in that there is no service preceding it. For a lot of people who aren’t big on the fuss of a service, their final wish might include something like an unattended direct cremation. Because of the lack of a parish or secular service, it also becomes a slightly more affordable option.

As Funeral Directors serving Saltdean, we know that the passing of a loved one is a traumatic event. We offer the highest quality care to assist you in creating a memorable and meaningful funeral. We aren’t pushy. There aren’t hidden costs. And we will strive to make the whole process as easy as possible on you.

Traditional and Alternative Services

Sussex Funeral Services not only provides all of the traditional funeral services you’d expect, but also assists families in planning non-traditional or celebrant services. There are now many options for people whose last wishes include a service that better reflects their life, values, or wishes. We offer funeral services across all faiths and spiritualities and can arrange meaningful and respectful funerals officiated by spiritual leaders from any denomination.

Celebrant funerals are becoming an increasingly popular option. Each year, more and more families choose this type of funeral to send off their loved ones with a focus on their wishes, beliefs, and values. Depending on the family’s wishes, a celebrant funeral could include religious aspects, or it could be completely secular.

Other distinctive farewell services that we provide include motorcycle cortèges and processions, and eco-friendly funeral options such as biodegradable coffins, or water-degradable urns for a special goodbye on a lake, river, or ocean.

Why choose Sussex Funeral Services?

After years and years of working as Funeral Directors, we’ve seen countless times how hard it can be on a family to say goodbye to a loved one. It’s a time of extreme stress and grief, and having to deal with the complexities of a funeral service and burial or cremation can be immensely difficult. With us by your side, you and your family can focus on coming together to create a meaningful sendoff, with Philip and Sallie taking care of all the arrangements and acting as a source of support and stability. We’ve been serving Saltdean communities for more than a decade, providing families across all faiths with funeral services that are personal, compassionate, and meaningful. As a husband and wife team who call Brighton home ourselves, we’re proud to be helping our communities send off their loved ones with dignity.

Please view our testimonials page to learn more about what our clients have to say about our service and expertise.

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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

Sadly, very few Brits –a meagre 6% of the UK population– have any sort of plan in place to deal with their own eventual deaths. Sussex Funeral Services have partnered with Golden Charter, one of the most recognised funeral plan providers in the UK, to bring you funeral plan options that are both affordable and customisable. With a funeral plan in place, you are:

  • Protecting your family’s well-being – We will be right by your family’s side, helping to relieve the stress of dealing with practical arrangements such as cremation, funeral service, or burial.
  • Protecting your family’s financial interests – Your funeral costs will already be covered (excluding small disbursements), meaning your family won’t face the financial pressure of paying for a funeral out of pocket. You can lock in the price to make your funeral plan inflation-proof. 

Other benefits of having a funeral plan include:

  • Personalisation and peace of mind – Choose a funeral service that best reflects your values and wishes. Ask Philip or Sallie what options are available that suit you as a person.
  • The assurance that both your family and your body will be taken care of by a local and independent funeral director.

Visit our funeral plans page to learn more.

Contact us

If you have questions about our funeral services, funeral plans, or have any questions that you think we’d be able to help with, please feel free to phone or text us at 07789 174453, or contact us through our portal.

Other Locations

Based in Brighton, we offer funeral services to many of the communities along the South Coast. These include (but aren’t limited to):

Southwick Funeral Directors

Portslade Funeral Directors

Mile Oak Funeral Directors

Rottingdean Funeral Directors

Peacehaven Funeral Directors

Shoreham Funeral Directors