Community Page

At Sussex Funeral Services we realise that a person can need help before, during and long after the funeral service of a loved one has finished, and that is why we decided to set up this community page. We will regularly update this page with information we think may help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, or dealing with anticipatory grief, for example, looking after a loved one who is suffering a terminal illness, for example, cancer or dementia. For further information on any of the upcoming events then please call us.

If there is a service you feel we should offer then please let us know and we will see if we can include it.


Upcoming Events


Death Cafe

The objective of Death Cafe is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” In holding a Death Cafe we are making time for people to think and talk about death. To do this we invite people to reflect on death and to share their thoughts, feelings & experience in a safe, supportive & informal environment.

The idea originally comes from Swiss sociologist, Bernard Crettaz. It was first brought to England by Jon Underwood in 2011. So far, these events have been held only in London, although there will also be one held in Leicester later this month.

Death Cafe Are Always:

  • Offered for free, though donations to help cover the costs of refreshments are welcome
  • Free from ideology
  • Safe, including confidential
  • Open to all regardless of age, sexual orientation, religion or none, ethnicity, disability
  • Nurturing and life-affirming

The next “Brighton” Death Cafe event is scheduled on:
Monday 21st November 2016 7.30 – 9p.m.

Upstairs at the Hop & Vine

300 Ditchling Road, Fiveways, Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JG

Hosted by local funeral celebrants,

Catherine Duffy and Frances Tulley 07803 765239 07884438049


Support Services


Bereavement Support

Our 1 to 1 Bereavement support service is available for our clients) and can be taken up by any one person designated by the person arranging the funeral, who might be in need of bereavement support.  Sussex Funeral Services will pay for 4 sessions of 1-2-1 support provided by a qualified and experienced support practitioner.  Please contact us for further information. (Terms and conditions apply)


Awareness Talks In The Community


Death, Dying, & Bereavement Awareness & Group Talks

Sussex Funeral Services is able to offer any group, nursing home, professional organisation or suchlike, a talk  in  Death, Dying and Bereavement awareness.

Feel free to contact our Brighton funeral director for more information on this course.

Sussex Funeral Services is rated 5.00 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 31 merchant reviews

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