Brighton Funeral Directors

Sussex Funeral Services are Independent Brighton Funeral Directors in Brighton, serving the Brighton, Hove, Portslade and neighbouring communities. We offer a complete funerary service providing all aspects of funeral care, arrangements for cremations, burials (including interment of ashes) beginning from the moment you contact us.

We realise that arranging a funeral, particularly, when bereaved, can be one of the most challenging things you and your family will ever have to do for a deceased loved one. That is why we not only care for your loved ones with the utmost respect for you and your loved one; sensitivity for your loss and grief; and professionalism in all our undertakings – but we also ensure that our staff also apply the exact same moral and ethical standards, as ourselves; and that they are trained, experienced; and in particular to our morticians, are fully qualified.

Though we mention morticians, it is important to note, that though we are able to offer embalming in the appropriate circumstances, we don’t condone the unnecessary use of embalming procedures for very good reasons of a personal nature as well as the protection of the environment.

We can support you through the myriad of options available to mark the passing of a life including planning the funeral service, whether it is a burial or cremation, right through to discussing options for your loved one’s cremated remains eg scattering or interment of ashes etc.

Independent Brighton Funeral Directors

There are no ‘rules’ for funerals but rather you can choose the type of funeral ceremony you want to have. We emphasise our company slogan “for caring, compassion and choice” and are proud to be truly independent Funeral Directors in Brighton, East Sussex.

Being an independent local funeral director or funeral service provider and undertaker means we are able to provide completely bespoke services, which is responsive to individual needs, including traditional cremation or burial funeral services, which may be led by Minister or a more alternative funeral services, or memorial services that may be led by one of our trained celebrants or a humanist.

Whether you are seeking a simple, cost effective direct cremation which may be followed by a memorial service or whether you want a more extravagant end of life celebration – we can cater for your specific funerary requirements, and we will always present you with choices, and we don’t recommend the expensive coffins or flower arrangements! We will help you to consider the various funerary options choices available, without being rushed.

We can arrange a viewing of your loved one at our funeral home or indeed arrange an overnight stay at your home. As an alternative we can arrange for the funeral service to be held at your home or other suitable venue, instead of the usual crematorium chapel service. Whatever you choose we can help you arrange it all, even a suitable venue for a gathering afterwards, with any catering needs that might be required. And of course, we can also advise on the services available after the funeral ceremony itself, for example, urns, headstone/memorial stones, interment or scattering of ashes options.

Highest Standards, Flexible and Responsive to Your Needs

As a local funeral director, we make every effort to get involved in the Brighton, Hove and Portslade communities and strive to create the kind of personal relationship which leads to an individual, sensitive funerary service. We are flexible and responsive to your needs, especially at a time of loss and grief. We take great pride in our funeral services and seek to build a relationship of trust with you and our communities. You can be confident that the funeral service you receive from us will be delivered, to the highest standards and with the utmost respect.

National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors

We are proud to say that we are approved members of the National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), which means that as professional undertakers we have met with the Associations funerary industry criteria and operate under a code of practice to ensure that we maintain the professions standards.

Sussex Funeral Services – Funeral Directors and Undertakers for Brighton, Hove and Portslade. For a free “without obligation” consultation please call Philip or Sallie on 01273 736469, located in Portland Road in Hove, or our mobile on 07789 174453.

Sussex Funeral Services is rated 5.00 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 31 merchant reviews

Information About Brighton

  • Sussex Funeral Services Limited offers Funeral services in Brighton, which is located in South East England, and a large town in the county of East Sussex.
  • Part of the City of Brighton and Hove, Brighton forms a Unitary Authority and is part of the greater Brighton and Hove built-up area in Sussex.
  • A large number of leading businesses make Brighton and East Sussex their home including Sussex Funeral Services.
  • Brighton was historically called Brighthelmstone.
  • Commonly used nicknames include Blightey & Brighthelmstone.
  • Brighton is formed by a number of villages and settlements including Coldean, Bevendean, Aldrington, Old Steine, Black Rock, Hangleton and Bevendean.
  • Hollingdean, Hove, Mile Oak, Moulsecoomb and Hollingbury are also part of Sussex Funeral Services’ Funeral service area in the City of Brighton and Hove.
  • Other service areas of Sussex Funeral Services Limited within in Brighton, Sussex accommodate Portslade-by-Sea, Saltdean, Ovingdean, Patcham and Rottingdean,
  • In addition to Brighton and Hove’s outer urban areas Woodingdean, Withdean, Westdene and West Blatchington.
  • Last but not least Sussex Funeral Services’s Funeral services cover the Brighton Municipality including Bear Road area, Brighton Marina and Stanmer.
  • Brighton is administered by the BN postcode area.
  • The University of Brighton and Sussex University are prestigious throughout the United Kingdom.
  • Queen’s Park, Brighton and Preston Park, Brighton are the most notable parks in Brighton and known throughout England.
  • Brighton is the starting-point of the A23 road and Intersects with the A27 road.
  • The town of Brighton and Hove is bordered by Littlehampton, Shoreham, Worthing, Lancing, Sompting and Southwick to the West.
  • The town of Brighton is bordered by Lewes, Burgess Hill and Peacehaven to the East.
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Sussex Funerals Owners 'Philip & Sallie Evans'

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on behalf of the Harper Family.. Dear Philip and Staff at Sussex Funeral HomeI wish to share our sincere thanks from myself and family on the support extended during the passing of our Brother Ivan in Brighton. Even given the distance between us you made it seamless, especially working with the Coroner’s office and bringing Ivan to your little B&B.. albeit a short stay.We introduced Sandra to yourself and you both worked as a team to keep our minds free to focus on reflecting Ivan’s life and the memories shared while you to worked in the background to put everything else in place.From being such a small family service, you made very special and personal about Ivan which we will never forget.We wish you well in your little B&B.. always keep it special !!Moira Harper and Family.read more
Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith
17:38 08 Aug 17
An exceptional service; personalised, sincere, and everyone said it was the best funeral they had ever attended. Phil and Sallie researched thoroughly, and were involved in all the decision-making, to enable us to have the funeral we wanted. The result was a beautiful ceremony. Their warm and personal approach to mum's funeral helped the family beyond description.read more
Mt Ms
Mt Ms
09:08 18 Jul 17
Sallie and Phil were absolutely amazing and I can't even begin to express my gratitude for their professionalism, kindness, honesty, helpfulness, flexibility, compassion and for going the extra mile for us. They broke up their prices clearly, there were no hidden fees or surprises, there was none of that 'being charged for things you don't want' nonsense. They put the Orders of Service on the seats, they arranged lights for me, they helped me with the music, they communicated with me every step of the way, we even had some lovely chats too. All of this and they offer one of the cheapest prices. But we got everything we'd want; we probably got more than we'd have got from places charging a grand more. I can't praise them enough, thank them enough and recommend them any more highly. If I find myself needing to arrange another funeral in the area, I guarantee I'll go straight back to Sussex Funeral Services and be confident I'm in safe hands. At the worst time of my life, at my most vulnerable, they not only didn't take advantage, they were a great comfort and support. (Stephen Frost)read more
Ste Bear
Ste Bear
00:51 04 Feb 17
Philip was very easy to work with and made me feel at ease through the whole process. Thankyou
Chris Green
Chris Green
10:38 21 Dec 17
The funeral was highly personalised and nuanced with great sensitivity to our particular circumstance. An occasion which could have been daunting was made pleasant. All concerned felt the Service was apt and moving. In short, it could not have been done better.read more
keith burstein
keith burstein
16:57 23 Jul 17
Phillip Sallie and the rest of the staff at Sussex Funeral Services were absolutely brilliant when dealing with Dad's funeral. Would recommend them wholeheartedly if unfortunately you find yourself in need of their services. Top Class.read more
Michael
Michael
13:38 15 Apr 19
Fab Funeral....Phil has managed two funerals for me and my family having sadly lost two dear brothers in the last 14 months. It was great working with Phil to get the funeral plans in place to fit with our budget and our musical requirements. Both of my brothers loved music of the 60s, 70s and 80s and at the last funeral we paid extra for a double time slot at the Crem and ensured that we tested the music volume with the staff at the Crem and it was totally brilliant on the day with back to back tracks. Phil is a nice guy and so easy to work with and his superb people skills made it all so relaxed for family and friends on the day of the funeral. Phil even recommended a superb florist who prepared the flowers for the coffin. I would highly recommend Phil's funeral services to anyone....Don’t think twice about who to talk to about your funeral arrangements, talk to Phil. Regards, Clive Martin.read more
Clive Martin
Clive Martin
10:20 16 Apr 19
Phillip was great, he went threw everything with me and even filled out the paperwork I would definitely recommend sussex Funeral services
Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes
08:10 16 Apr 19
Philip and the team were fantastic. The compassion shown to the entire family was second to none. Made a very difficult time a little less difficult. Thank you
Matt Clark
Matt Clark
13:45 17 Apr 19
Philip and his team were really professional and helpful. They accommodated and delivered all our wishes, and sensitively guided us through the process. Fully recommended.
Tony Cartwright
Tony Cartwright
15:01 28 Apr 19
From the moment we met Philip, the Funeral Director, he was warm, kind and very helpful. He gave advice with every aspect of the funeral. Philip also delivered the Eulogy of my Dad ( having previously spent 2 hrs with my family, gathering information about Dad's life). He really captured the essence of my Dad and told the story of his life in a warm hearted, natural way.  After the funeral, family and friends, commented, on what a lovely service it was. From start to finish Sussex Funeral Services treated us all with the utmost respect and all my family agree, that we would highly recommend them.read more
Donna Deacon
Donna Deacon
21:35 02 May 19
I sadly lost my mother recently. The home where she had been living recommended Sussex Funeral Services to me saying they would look after everything. This was a blessing as I live in France. Phil, Sallie and Bob were wonderful...trying to organise a funeral from a distance could have been difficult and emotionally exhausting - it wasn't. They were all kind, helpful, considerate and incredibly efficient with every aspect of the planning, paperwork and the smooth running of funeral itself. My family and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Phil and his amazing team. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.read more
Chris Newton
Chris Newton
16:00 04 Jul 19
When my brother met me to discuss our mum funeral he was sure he wanted to go with Sussex Funeral services, I said not to make that decision because they were by far the cheapest. He said he didn’t and that when he met them they genuinely cared about all aspects and provided the emotional support that would be needed at this hard time where as others perhaps didn’t. They showed that from the moment I spoke to them on the phone I felt at ease and the service offered on the day of the funeral exceeded any expectations.Please don’t hesitate to use these guys. They have a Facebook page full of reviews, Google and Yell is nothing but positive feedback and when spending a large amount of money or dealing with something as important as saying goodbye to a loved one you need full assurance you are safe with who you are using and this case you’re far more then safe. It all comes down to personally liking someone sometimes and Phillip you should be proud of the successful business you have as I would recommend you to anyone and from what I can see so would many hundreds of other customers. Thank you.read more
Matthew Higgins
Matthew Higgins
22:21 10 Jul 19
We live in the North East of England whereas our daughter, who died in Sussex, had expressed a desire to be buried in Sussex.We wished to conduct a family service ourselves and It was our great good fortune to find Sussex Funerals who understood our needs and recognised (and helped us to overcome) the difficulties of long distance planning with great empathy and efficiency.Despite conducting all the arrangements by telephone, text and email Phillip Evans and his team were absolutely perfect on the day, gently guiding us through the processes whilst remaining ‘in the background’ as far as they possibly could.We are very grateful for the quiet dignity, respect and empathy shown by the whole team and would wholeheartedly recommend Sussex Funerals.read more
Austin Price
Austin Price
13:44 22 Jul 19
Phil at Sussex Funeral Services is so compassionate, experienced and knowledgeable. He made every stage of my dear mum’s funeral simple to move through. I felt held and supported all the way through. Thank you so much Phil!read more
Elaine Bartholomew
Elaine Bartholomew
09:50 16 Aug 19