About Sussex Funeral Services Portslade

An independent funeral directors and undertakers serving the town of Portslade, Sussex Funeral Services is owned and managed by Philip Evans and his partner, Sallie Clark. Philip has many years of experience as an undertaker and funeral celebrant, and has devoted himself to years of training in order to be able to provide sensitive, compassionate and professional undertaking services. Philip cares for the deceased with the utmost respect and professionalism, and provides loved ones and their families with supportive guidance during this challenging time. He is also able to arrange all of the practical aspects of the ceremony, from choosing the type the funeral, to the venue, to arranging the finer details that offer a personalised touch.

Philip is a fully-trained and highly-experienced independent funeral celebrant (also known as a humanist or civil celebrant) and is a full member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. His extensive training enables him to provide compassionate and sensitive civil funeral services for families who wish for an alternative to the traditional religious funeral.

Philip has also completed a course on ‘Awareness and Bereavement Care’ offered through Cruse Bereavement Care. Such training has deepened Philip’s understanding of how loved ones process grief and loss. This has enabled Philip to better meet the needs of the bereaved and provide them with the care and support that they need during this difficult time.

Sallie is Philip’s partner, with whom she works closely in assisting with the funeral arrangements. She provides a valuable female presence, providing nurturing support for the loved ones of the deceased as well as their families and children.

Sarah Marshall provides all of the mortuary services at Sussex Funeral Services. Her extensive experience enables her to provide every kind of personal care for the deceased in a professional and sensitive manner according to your wishes. Personal preparations include hair, makeup, as well as other personal services.

“For caring, compassion and choice”

At Sussex Funeral Services, we are committed to providing only the highest level of service and care for you and your loved one. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support you both practically and emotionally. This may be a difficult time, but we will ensure that you do not go through it alone.

Located on Portland Road in Hove, Sussex Funeral Services provides all types of funeral and celebrancy services to the Portslade community. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Phil from Sussex Funeral Services was absolutely fantastic in organising my Dad's funeral. He's done quite a few Hindu funerals before so knew exactly what we needed and organised everything on the short time we needed it done. Extremely professional and friendly.
Rajul Savani
Rajul Savani
19:56 06 Mar 20
I cannot recommend Sussex Funeral Services more highly. They handled all of our requests with great sensitivity and professionalism. Everything was explained clearly and in sufficient detail. Different service/cost options were discussed, and at no point did we feel unnecessarily overcharged. Nothing was too much trouble, they are lovely people and gave us really wonderful service.
Ann Gray
Ann Gray
06:37 20 Feb 20
It is never an easy time, saying goodbye to a loved one. Philip was great, helping us every step of the way. We had a dignified and fitting send off for my Father in law George.
dawn patram
dawn patram
13:03 19 Feb 20
I can not recommend highly enough Sussex Funeral Service extremely professional and caring and superb customer service, nothing was too much trouble in guiding us through a difficult time.
Nick Hackman
Nick Hackman
17:21 05 Feb 20
Truly an amazing funeral directors. Helped us bury my dad when it was so difficult for us. Coming from a culturally diverse background, it was nice to have people who worked around us to ensure my dad had the best, rather than have us to confirm to the service. Service is what we experienced from other funeral directors, therefore we moved to Sussex Funeral Services. I highly recommend Sussex Funeral Services for a personalised service which is people focus and they will help work within your budget.
Kenya Simpson Martin
Kenya Simpson Martin
16:33 28 Dec 19
Philip and Sallie provided a truly wonderful service at a very difficult moment in my life ....... and went the extra mile all the way round. I would thoroughly recommend them. Thank you Philip and Sally.
Really wonderful service from Phil and the team. Made everything seamless and very supportive all the way through. I would highly recommend to anyone.
bianca kokkolas
bianca kokkolas
15:17 13 Dec 19
From the moment that I met the team they were fantastic. Funerals are never an easy thing to be burdened with but the sussex funeral service helped put me and my family at ease with there attention to detail and their overall organisation. We would highly recommend their services.
Joseph B
Joseph B
14:08 13 Dec 19
Philip,I just wanted to thank you formally for all your help in designing and delivering Joyce's funeral. I didn't really know how to go about choosing a funeral director, and I'm so glad I chose you. You gave extremely good advice about the design of the service. Throughout the process you have been very helpful and gave me a lot of reassurance through your obvious good planning, professionalism and expertise. And you provided me with great people to work with - Lisa with the flowers and, in particular, the wonderful Jen.I'm sure you know that this has been the most difficult time of my life. I'm very pleased with the way that the funeral went - as were all the people there. So you have my gratitude for making it a success and for the fact that the process was more pain free than I would have dared to imagine.Warm regards,Ed Hagger
Joyce Brown
Joyce Brown
16:47 30 Aug 19