Funeral Conductors.
Martin and Ben Brown.

Funeral Charges.
Details of our charges are fully available and an enquiry may be made without obligation and in the strictest confidence. We offer a standard coffin crafted by Bradnam Joinery but we also have a range of other coffins available.

We also offer Funeral Plans that can be customised to your needs.

Fees & Disbursements.
We make all payments to Clergy, Crematorium or Cemetery, Doctors, Newspapers as required or instructed and account to you in our itemised account.

Assistance with Funeral Expenses.
Subject to your personal circumstances, help may be available which could enable you to obtain a contribution from the Social Fund towards funeral costs. Please ask for further details.

Chapel of Rest.
We have a Chapel of Rest at our premises and visits may be made during normal working hours. Please give us some notice of an intended visit so that the necessary arrangements may be made and delay avoided.

Green Funerals.
We are the proud owners of The Greenwood Burial Ground and manage all funerals at the site, this beautiful woodland site is one of only a few in the region and unique in its management.

Distance Funerals.
Home and Overseas
We are able to arrange funerals in any part of the United Kingdom. We are also experienced in arranging funerals to and from other countries and are conversant with government regulations and the documentation required.

Printed Service Sheets.
We recommend and use Bernard Whiting printers based in Kelsale for Orders of Service. We can also personalise them with a photograph on the front cover in black-and-white, sepia or colour. However, it is essential that we have instructions as early as possible in order to prepare a draft for approval, prior to the funeral. The finished copies will then be delivered to the church or crematorium by our staff.
Many families find that a copy of the Order of Service can often be helpful or comforting to friends or relatives who may be unable to attend the funeral.

Newspaper Notices.
We would be pleased to help compile obituary notices for local and national newspapers, and to place these on your behalf.

Memorials.
DS Memorials are based in Saxmundham and have a wealth of experience and create beautiful hand crafted memorials. For Green Burials the use of wood plaques or memorials is compulsory and we would recommend Richard Hunter a bearer of Tony Brown's Funeral Service.

Flowers.
Floral tributes may be sent to our office on the day of the funeral. These can then be placed in position before the hearse leaves for the funeral. We recommend the use of Jane at Flowers for Special Occasions who also operates from our funeral parlour here in Saxmundham, Jane is a experienced and professional florist who can cater for all your requirements. “Preparing for a funeral is always a very hard time, which is why we make it as simple and stress free as possible to pick the funeral flowers that you require. From funeral wreaths to cushion pillows, we offer a sympathetic and caring service.”

Donations
Donations to a charity in lieu of flowers may be made through our office, made by cheque payable to the nominated charity, with the name of the deceased written on the back of the cheque. We will usually collect donations for six weeks from the date of the funeral, after which time we will write to the chosen charity enclosing all the cheques. At the same time, we will write to whoever has requested the funeral, telling them the overall total collected and the names of all the donors, and enclose any cards or letters we have received.

Now What?
Losing someone you care about can be one of life's most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers when trying to help a bereaved family come to terms with their loss. Every situation is unique and people react in very different ways.

We believe we have an important responsibility to care for our families, not just by offering support during the funeral, but especially through the difficult days that may follow.

Pastoral Care
Anyone wishing to talk to a vicar, minister, priest or any other religious group, may call any of our offices for details of appropriate contacts.

For those that would prefer a non-religious or humanist ceremony we recommend the services of Tina Hayward or Donna Sparrow please call us for details on the service they offer.