Why Choose Sussex Funeral Services Portslade?

Experienced, Compassionate and Professional

At Sussex Funeral Services, we are an independent funeral directors and undertakers who offer every component of funeral care to the Portslade community. We are committed to caring for your loved one with only the utmost respect, professionalism and dignity, and to guide you through the funeral arrangements and support you emotionally during this difficult time. As a truly independent funeral directors, and due to our commitment to offering care, compassion and choice, we are able to provide an unparalleled level of comprehensive service designed to meet your exact requirements.

Sussex Funeral Services is owned by Philip Evans, a fully-trained and highly-experienced funeral director and celebrant, and his partner, Sallie Clark. Philip spent years training and working in the profession, dedicating himself to providing sensitive, compassionate and comprehensive service to the loved ones and family of the deceased. Philip and Sallie are available to make all of the practical arrangements regarding the funeral service, from helping you decide on a cemetery or crematorium service, to the small but meaningful touches that make a ceremony heartfelt and unique.

Philip is also a fully trained funeral celebrant, and is available to help you arrange a personal and inspirational funeral ceremony that honours your loved one profoundly. You can choose from a traditional religious service, or an alternative, secular service, or you can create your own blend of the two types. Whatever you choose, Philip will help you design a fitting ceremony that respects the wishes the deceased and their family.

Emphasis on Choice

Sussex Funeral Services is fully devoted to our motto of ‘For Caring, Compassion and Choice’. We are here to help you create a warm and heartfelt ceremony that honours your loved one in the full measure that they deserve, and we will help you navigate the many choices available for the funeral service. We will ensure that every aspect of the ceremony meets your exact requirements, and will assist with every detail from large to small. Most importantly, we will never rush you during this important time, but will assist and advise you through the decision-making process at your own pace.

Supporting Your Emotional Needs

At Sussex Funeral Services, we understand that the bereavement process can be one of the most challenging times of your life. It is essential that you receive much more than simply high-quality funeral arrangements, but also the emotional support and guidance that is so crucial during this difficult time. Sussex Funeral Services will be there for you from the moment that you first contact us, and we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week that you will never have to go through this alone.

Philip has received extensive and appropriate bereavement awareness training through Cruse Bereavement Care that has deepened his understanding of how individuals and families process grief and loss. This training, combined with years of experience offering comfort to loved ones and families of those who have passed, allows him to sensitively and compassionately offer support to the bereaved.

Ethical, Excellent and Affordable Funeral Service

Sussex Funeral Services is proud to be a full member of the National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). This honour makes clear that Sussex Funeral Services meets the highest ethical standards and conforms to the best practices in the industry. You can be confident with Sussex Funeral Services that your loved one will be treated with the only utmost respect and dignity, and that you will receive at all times the highest quality service for every facet of your funeral needs.

Philip and Sallie also support ethical trading in a manner that is sensitive to both your needs and budget, and are dedicated to offering competitive prices without compromising on quality of service and care. Sussex Funeral Services will also match formal quotes from any other local company.

Involved in the Local Community

Sussex Funeral Services provides unwavering devotion to both the industry and the local community thanks to a deep understanding of the importance of supporting the needs of the community members, especially during the difficult time following the loss of a loved one. We are always finding new ways to get involved in the Portslade community and create the caring, personal relationships that allow us to better serve the community with sensitivity and compassion.

Our commitment to the greater needs of the community is demonstrated by our excellent reputation throughout the town of Portslade for providing the highest standard of service with the deepest respect.

We are located on Portland Road in Hove and serve the local Portslade community. If you would like to discuss how we can help you, 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