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

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 in Herts

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

Non-religious funeral

Non-religious humanist 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

Eco friendly funeral

Green eco funeral in Herts

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

Burgess Memorials

Burgess Memorials

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

Sympathy flowers

Sympathy flowers

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
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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.

- Wendy Davies and Robin Oakley

We just wanted to thank you for all you did to make the funeral arrangements and the funeral run smoothly. An excellent service.

- Steve and Jane Fletcher

Contact your nearest branch

Hatfield (head office)
01707 262122

01438 815656

01438 815656

London Colney
01727 568194

St Albans
01727 899066

Welwyn Garden City
01707 391808