About Sussex Funeral Services Rottingdean

Sussex Funeral Services is an independent funeral directors and undertakers that is owned and managed by Philip Evans and his partner, Sallie Clark. Available to serve the community of Rottingdean, Philip is a highly trained undertaker and funeral celebrant who has spent years dedicating himself to providing sensitive, compassionate and respectful funeral care services. He will care for your loved one with the utmost respect and dignity while providing emotional support and guidance for you and your family during this difficult time.

Philip is a fully-trained 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 has allowed Philip to prepare and officiate meaningful and personal civil funeral ceremonies for those who wish for an alternative to the traditional, religious service.

In addition to his training as a funeral director and celebrant, Philip has also taken a course on “Awareness in Bereavement Care” through Cruse Bereavement Care. This course has deepened Philip’s understanding of bereavement and how loss profoundly affects the loved ones and family of the departed. This deepened awareness has prepared Philip to most sensitively and compassionately meet the emotional needs of his clients.

Sallie works closely with Philip in preparing the funeral arrangements, and provides an invaluable female presence that offers nurturing guidance and support to the families of the deceased and their children.

Sarah Marshall provides all of the mortuary services at Sussex Funeral Services. Her extensive experience allows her to provide comprehensive and professional personal care for your loved one in accordance with your wishes, including hair, makeup and other personal services.

“For caring, compassion and choice”

At Sussex Funeral Services, we’re committed to offering only the highest quality of care for your loved one, and will support you both emotionally and through the practical matters of funeral arrangements. We’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that you always have someone to turn to during this difficult time.

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

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