Our offices reopen
I am pleased to say that as of Monday April 12th 2021 all of our offices will be fully open. We would however ask that you still attend wearing a face mask and still observe Social distancing.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding through what has been an extremely challenging time for all.
Justin J Burgess
6th Generation Proprietor
Providing a professional, caring funeral service 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to the people of Hertfordshire since 1839
We provide exceptional value and support from your initial contact and for as long as you need our help. As a local family run independent funeral directors in Hertfordshire we have built our reputation by providing a friendly personal service. As a family business we have had to come to terms with our own family bereavements, so we feel that we are aware of peoples needs when they come into one of our offices.
We are proud to have been part of the local community for over 178 years. We offer a high-quality service with caring staff and compassion for those who need it. If a death occurs please contact us at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – call 0800 174220.
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We provide a professional, caring funeral service
When a loved one dies
We offer a 24-hour telephone service, so please contact us immediately a death has occurred. We will offer you comfort, support and clear advice at any time and we will advise you on what you should to do next.When a loved one dies
Arranging a funeral
Arranging a funeral for a loved one can be emotional. We have been helping local families since 1839 and will take you through the process one step at a time. We can tailor a funeral to suit your needs and budget.Arranging a funeral
A bereavement is a sensitive time during which family and friends can experience a wide range of emotions. The timeless beauty of flowers provides an ideal opportunity for people to express their feelings.Sympathy flowers
Eco friendly funeral
An eco friendly funeral is no more expensive than a traditional one. If you want to arrange an eco friendly green funeral we offer a free eco funeral planning service. We can advise you on all the options available.Green eco funeral
Cremation only funeral
Our Bluebell Funeral is a cremation only funeral without a ceremony, also known as direct cremation, is different from a traditional funeral as there is no service nor is there anyone present at the cremation.Cremation only funeral
Non-religious/humanist funerals and memorial services offer a personal and fitting tribute for a loved one, or a celebration of their life. We can help organise this type of funeral and can advise you on the options.Non-religious funeral
We strive as a family business to provide a personal service where we aim to use our skills and knowledge in the the funeral profession to give you the help and comfort needed at the time.About us
With a JJ Burgess funeral plan we will make sure that your loved ones are spared much of the burden of organising a funeral. You’ll have specified every detail and taken care of the costs.Funeral plan
We pride ourselves on offering a personal service to help you choose a fitting memorial for a loved one that will stand as a lasting act of remembrance. We offer a wide range of memorial designs to choose from.Burgess Memorials
My brother and I would like to thank you and all your staff for the most professional way in which you dealt with our mothers funeral.
We just wanted to thank you for all you did to make the funeral arrangements and the funeral run smoothly. An excellent service.
Hatfield (head office)
Welwyn Garden City