Why Choose Sussex Funeral Services Rottingdean?

Experienced, Compassionate and Professional

At Sussex Funeral Services, we are a fully independent funeral directors and undertakers, and we are proud to offer comprehensive funeral care to the Rottingdean community. We are dedicated to providing care, compassion and choice to help you create a meaningful and inspirational funeral service, and are able to provide the highest quality bespoke service to meet all of your requirements.

Owned and operated by Philip Evans and his partner, Sallie Clark, Sussex Funeral Services will care for your loved one with nothing less than the utmost respect and dignity. Philip is a fully-trained funeral director, undertaker and celebrant, and has spent years of training and work experience dedicating himself to the profession. He and Sallie are able to arrange every aspect of the funeral service while providing deep emotional support for you and your family during this difficult time. From helping you choose between a cemetery or crematorium service to selecting the tiniest flourishes that make a funeral a personal and touching occasion, Philip and Sallie will be there to guide you through the entire process.

Philip is an experienced and highly-regarded funeral celebrant, and is available if you choose to prepare and officiate a personal and inspirational funeral ceremony that honours the deceased in accordance with your wishes. Whether you select a traditional, religious ceremony or a secular service, Philip will help you create a unique and fitting ceremony to mark your loved one’s passing.

Emphasis on Choice

At Sussex Funeral Services, our motto is ‘For Caring, Compassion, and Choice’. We know that you want to create a warm, personal and heartfelt occasion that remembers your loved one in the full measure that the deserve and that recognises the beauty of their life as well as the momentous grief felt at their passing. We’re here to help you choose from the myriad options available for funeral services today, guiding you through the process at your own pace and ensuring that no detail is overlooked. From the largest to the smallest details, we will help you create a moving and unique ceremony that is most fitting for your loved one.

Supporting Your Emotional Needs

We understand that the loss of a loved one can be one of the most profoundly painful times of your life. This is why it’s essential that you received much more than just high-quality funeral care. We’re here to provide you with emotional support, comfort and guidance while you process the very normal emotions of grief, anger and bewilderment. From the first moment you reach out to Sussex Funeral Services, we will be here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure that you never have to go through this difficult time alone.

Philip has undergone extensive training in bereavement care that has deepened his awareness of grief and loss and the many ways they are processed by individuals and their families. This training, along with his years of experience offering comfort to the bereaved, enables him to provide sensitive and compassionate support to the grieving.

Ethical, Excellent and Affordable Funeral Service

We are also a proud member of the National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). Our inclusion in the society is not only a deep honour, but also demonstrates that at Sussex Funeral Services we meet the highest ethical standards and conform to the best practices in the funeral industry. You can remain confident that with Sussex Funeral Services your loved one will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect, and that you will always receive the highest possible quality service for every aspect of your funeral needs.

Philip and Sallie also promote ethical trading that is sensitive to your requirements and your budget, and are dedicated to providing competitive prices while never compromising on quality of service and care. Sussex Funeral Services will happily match any formal quote from any other local company.

Involved in the Local Community

Nowhere else can you find a greater commitment to the profession that with Sussex Funeral Services. This commitment is founded in a deep understanding of how important it is to support the needs of the local community, especially during the challenging and often painful time following the death of a loved one. We are always looking for new ways to deepen our involvement in the local community and create the trusting personal relationships that allow us to better serve our neighbours with sensitivity, compassion and respect.

This devotion to the greater needs of the community can be seen through our excellent reputation throughout Rottingdean for providing the highest standard of service for all of your funeral needs.

To discuss how we can serve you, 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