From a simple service at your local crematorium, to a memorial picnic on Shoebury East Beach, we’ll help you create a beautiful send-off that's right for you and your family.

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Honour their memory

No two people are the same, and no two funerals are either. We’ll work with you to create a bespoke funeral, so you can say goodbye your way.

Get dedicated support

If you know exactly what they wanted, or you’re not sure where to start, we’ll arrange something that feels right for you and your loved ones.

Choose what’s right for you

We’ll help you find a venue nearby and coordinate everything on the day. If you’d like a memorial or reception, we’ll give you some ideas for those too.

A Southend-on-Sea Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Tink, a Funeral Specialist at Farewill Funeral Directors

A Southend-on-Sea Funeral Specialist who’s with you from day one

Losing a loved one is hard. To make things a little easier, we'll pair you up with someone in our team.

With experience across Southchurch, Leigh, Eastwood and beyond, they’ll listen to what you want and need, and answer your questions. Your dedicated specialist will guide you through from planning, to the day of the funeral itself.

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How we’ll help you

Our prices start from £1,200 for a direct cremation and £1,680 for a funeral service. You can add what’s important to you and leave out what’s not. We’ll always talk through how much something costs before you make any decisions.

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We’ll listen to what kind of funeral you’d like

  • Find a beautiful venue in Southend-on-Sea
  • Give you a choice of transport, coffins, flowers and urns
  • Personalise the service with music, memories and readings. We can also give you a guide to planning your own memorial

We’ll do the admin, so you have more time with your family

  • Book the crematorium and arrange transport for your loved one
  • Pay any doctor’s fees and complete all the paperwork
  • Recommend local celebrants (if you’d like someone to lead the service)

We'll make sure everything goes smoothly on the day

  • Transport your loved one to the crematorium
  • Be available whenever you need, to support your and answer any questions
  • Return your loved ones ashes, or scatter them for you if you’d prefer

Find the perfect place to say goodbye

We’ll help you find a crematorium in Southchurch, Leigh, Eastwood or somewhere nearby, whether you have a venue in mind, or want to talk through your options. We’ll also suggest places where you can hold a memorial, reception, or scatter the ashes, depending on what’s right for you and your family.

Crematorium

Basildon & District Crematorium

Basildon and District Cemetery & Crematorium, Church Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex, SS13 2HG

Basildon and District Crematorium & Cemetery is set close to the historic village of Bowers Gifford. With views of the River Thames and the Kent Hills, it offers a peaceful and rural setting. The location is well signposted from the A13 and A130 and is a 5 minute drive from Pitsea Train Station.

Basildon and District Crematorium & Cemetery is set close to the historic village of Bowers Gifford. With views of the River Thames and the Kent Hills, it offers a peaceful and rural setting. The location is well signposted from the A13 and A130 and is a 5 minute drive from Pitsea Train Station.

Crematorium

Basildon & District Crematorium

Basildon and District Cemetery & Crematorium, Church Road, Bowers Gifford, Basildon, Essex, SS13 2HG

Basildon and District Crematorium & Cemetery is set close to the historic village of Bowers Gifford. With views of the River Thames and the Kent Hills, it offers a peaceful and rural setting. The location is well signposted from the A13 and A130 and is a 5 minute drive from Pitsea Train Station.

Basildon and District Crematorium & Cemetery is set close to the historic village of Bowers Gifford. With views of the River Thames and the Kent Hills, it offers a peaceful and rural setting. The location is well signposted from the A13 and A130 and is a 5 minute drive from Pitsea Train Station.

Crematorium

Sutton Road Crematorium

285 Sutton Rd, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5PX

Sutton Road Crematorium offers a beautiful and comforting setting. Its two chapels are surrounded by a rose-filled garden of remembrance and a densely planted woodland memorial. It's located a 20 minute walk from from Prittlewell Train Station and Victoria Avenue with limited parking available.

Sutton Road Crematorium offers a beautiful and comforting setting. Its two chapels are surrounded by a rose-filled garden of remembrance and a densely planted woodland memorial. It's located a 20 minute walk from from Prittlewell Train Station and Victoria Avenue with limited parking available.

We met up with family and said goodbye together in our way. The way mum wanted. Fantastic value, fantastic staff, fantastic company that’s with you every step of the way.

Jenny, who arranged a funeral with farewill

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Planning your own reception or memorial

Having a reception after the funeral service, or arranging a memorial, can give you the chance to come together with friends and family and celebrate your loved one’s life. If this is something you’re considering, these ideas from our team could help you get started.

Gather in memory on the green of Ballards Gore

If your loved one enjoyed golf or the great outdoors, Ballards Gore Golf Club can offer a tranquil celebration of their life. The venue is set in 112 acres of peaceful surroundings complete with a private bar and roof terrace.

Gather in the warmth of a 16th century hunting lodge

Celebrate the life of your loved one in the presence of Great British monarchs and noblemen of the past. The Bellhouse offers a scenic garden, woodland area, and a cosy pub house steeped in history.

Reflect along one of the nation's most historic piers

English poet Sir John Betjeman once said, "The Pier is Southend, Southend is the Pier." A fitting spot if Southend or its sea had a special place in your loved one's heart. There are a number of services available if you're considering a water scattering.

Find Your Funeral Directors in Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea is an English town in Essex located on the north side of the Thames Estuary. The coastal town has developed from a small village to a large seaside town that now attracts more than 6 million visitors each year, with both locals and visitors holding Southend-on-Sea close to their hearts.

Southend-on-sea Borough Council is responsible for three cemeteries and the main town crematoria: Sutton Road Crematorium, a short distance from Jones Memorial Recreation Ground. The three cemeteries include Leigh Cemetery, Sutton Road Cemetery and North Road Burial Ground on London Road.

There are many landmarks and places of natural beauty should you consider holding a memorial service in Southampton, such as Southend Pier and Priory Park.  

How much does a funeral and cremation cost in Southend-on-Sea

The average cost of a funeral in Southend-on-Sea is around £4,800, but costs can vary depending on the type of funeral you wish to arrange. This is one of the highest costs for funeral services in the East of England region. 

Areas we cover in Southend-on-Sea

We can arrange a meaningful funeral service across Southend-on-Sea, including Southchurch, St Luke’s, St Laurence, Westborough and Thorpe.

We will provide a funeral specialist that’s with you from day one. We'll help you find a crematorium in Westcliff-on-Sea, Asheldham, Ashingdon, Barling, Creeksea or somewhere nearby. We’ll also suggest places of significance where you can hold a memorial service to scatter the ashes.

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We’ve helped thousands of families deal with life’s toughest moments, and we’re here to support you whenever you need.

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