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Here is our own personal take on what you might wish to consider when choosing your Funeral Director, for an alternative perspective you may also download this list of questions from the Natural Death Society First of all, think about what type of funeral are you considering for either your loved one or for yourself. [...]

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In the past, a “Pauper’s funeral” was a funeral paid for by the state, for those who either didn’t have enough money in their estate or family members willing to cover the costs of the burial arrangements. This was one of the earliest social welfare provisions in Britain, dating all the way back to Elizabethan [...]

Sussex Funeral Services has fast become a benchmark for funeral directors in the Sussex area and beyond. Although a relatively new independent business, they have been steadily gathering momentum and are now both well respected and admired in the region. The premises itself has been clearly designed to cater for the needs of the client. [...]

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It’s no secret that most people are reluctant to be confronted by the idea of their own mortality; As a nation we seldom discuss personal wishes for our own funerals, and this fear of death vanquishes inquisition, ultimately leaving us uninformed about the available options. This general consensus to ignore the inevitable is difficult to [...]

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The choice of funeral songs provides a caring theme to any funeral. The choices are often personal to the deceased and bring great sentimental value to the service. Careful choice of songs, music, hymns etc. bring sensitivity to the memory of the individual. We at Sussex Funeral Services always encourage our clients to choose music [...]

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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