W.C. Matthews & Son Funeral Directors

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W.C. Matthews & Son Funeral Directors, Cornwall, funeral director in Cornwall
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Family funeral directors in Penzance, Cornwall serving bereaved families in West Cornwall with compassionate and professional funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Margaret Keith 30th Apr 2020

Kindness, sincerity and empathy carried me through this very sad time. Thank you. 

Alistair Common 28th Mar 2020

Supportive, professional, friendly. Thank you

Dawn Hicks 7th Feb 2020

I have found Chris and the team so supportive and helpful during this challenging and sad time, their help has been invaluable. A true family business, I can't recommend them enough. Thank you.

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Location

Address
Rhoc. Marias Lane
Sennen
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 7BU

About Us

WC Matthews and Son Ltd are a family-run funeral directors based in West Cornwall, covering Penzance, St Ives, Hayle and beyond. Established in 1880, it is one of the oldest surviving family businesses in the area.

Providing a service which is sympathetic, sensitive and above all dignified WC Matthews and Son take care of everything in a calm, unhurried and discreet manner - giving you peace of mind when you need it most.

Offering everything from simple, traditional or alternative funerals, to a larger occasion bringing family and friends together, WC Matthews and Son Ltd offer a totally personal and completely bespoke service. All religions can be catered for, as well as secular and humanist ceremonies, and they can supply a coffin to suit your preference from traditional to wicker, wool, bamboo or even handmade.

With a 24 hour confidential service providing practical advice and guidance to help you, including assistance with documentation, liaison with the medical authorities and arranging and supervising the funeral service, WC Matthews and Son Ltd provide a truly comprehensive service.

As members of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) they are committed to upholding the highest standards of the profession, and fully subscribe to the Association's Code of Practice.

While you are welcome to travel to WC Matthews and Sons’ funeral home in Sennen, Penzance, they prefer to make all arrangements with you at your home. They also own a chapel of rest in Penzance where you can spend some time with your loved one before the funeral.

Call WC Matthews and Son Ltd today, to begin arranging the perfect funeral for you and your loved one

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Verified Reviews

  • 5 Margaret Keith 30th Apr 2020

    Kindness, sincerity and empathy carried me through this very sad time. Thank you. 

  • 5 Alistair Common 28th Mar 2020

    Supportive, professional, friendly. Thank you

  • 5 Dawn Hicks 7th Feb 2020

    I have found Chris and the team so supportive and helpful during this challenging and sad time, their help has been invaluable. A true family business, I can't recommend them enough. Thank you.

  • 5 Rosemary Southwood 30th Nov 2019

    Chris and everyone at W.C. Matthews & Son were excellent in every way during this very difficult period. Without the support of Chris, always being on hand if needed, offering help and advice, I would have found it so much harder to deal with the lost of Phil. I cannot thank Chris and everyone for all their help and support, and for arranging the wonderful funeral service of which Phil would have been so proud. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Tim Jopling 10th Nov 2019

    Sensitive, knowledgeable and professional. Nothing was too much trouble and I am confident that my late wife would have approved of the service that Chris Matthews and his team put together.

  • 5 Dawn Thomas 4th Nov 2019

    Chris and all the staff supported us 24/7 throughout this awful time of losing our much loved Dad. Nothing was a problem, at a time like this you need people who understands your state of mind. We highly recommend Chris to help everyone through the last journey of a loved one, he stays with you and we will never forget the love and support he gave us. Xxx

  • 5 Ian Jackson 11th Oct 2019

    Chris helped me step by step through the whole procedure at such a tough time, I was able to contact Chris at anytime for help and advice at all stages of organising the funeral from beginning to end. I would recommend W.C.Mathews & son Funeral Directors to anyone 

  • 5 Michael Harvey 10th Aug 2019

    No fuss.. direct and effective.

  • 5 Matthew Chapman 6th Aug 2019

    Chris and his team do an amazing job, making you feel at ease at a very tough time. Nothing is too much trouble for them.  Highly recommend.

  • 5 Alyson Simm 31st Jul 2019

    Chris was so caring and compassionate. My mums funeral was lovely she would have been really touched by all the care taken and attention to detail. Thank you so much everyone at WC Matthews & Sons Funeral Directors. 

  • 5 Sue Smith 4th Jun 2019

    I couldn’t have asked for better support from Chris Matthews and his team after my husband passed away two weeks ago. We as an extended family have  used this family firm for the last 35 years, and wouldn’t think to change.  A wonderful service at a difficult time.

  • 5 Roger Wild 12th May 2019

    Many thanks to Chris Matthews who guided and supported us through this difficult time with compassion and professionalism. Chris handled every aspect of the funeral arrangements in an inclusive way that allowed the family to feel that we were making informed decisions along the way. Chris was always available to ask questions or to visit and help put our minds at rest. Nothing was too much trouble and all of our questions and requests were met immediately and without fuss. A superb service at a difficult family time. Chris Matthews and his company’s services are highly recommended. 

  • 5 Patricia Comber 27th Apr 2019

    I found them to be very sympathetic, very respectful to my husbands memory, very efficient, turning up on time, explaining everything slowly and in an easy to understand way. Hopefully I wont have to use them again before I die but if I do I will defiantly use them again.

  • 5 Jane Ramsden 16th Apr 2019

    Wc Matthews funeral directors are very friendly and professional and completed all tasked asked by the family. On the day their friendly family team where great at getting us through a tuff day. Very easy to talk to and always their to listen. Thank u for all you did for use.

  • 5 Bo Hilton 5th Apr 2019

    Very professional and sensitively handled. Chris Mathews made a very difficult  experience go as well as it could go which is exactly what you want in this incredably stressful and emotional time.  

  • 5 Luke Angove 1st Apr 2019

    Very professional and sympathetic company highly recommended

  • 5 Grant Phillips 9th Feb 2019

    Very appropriate service for mum's farewell. Thankyou.

  • 5 Dawn Thomas 5th Feb 2019

    Mother's funeral was dealt with total professionalism. We, as the family, especially father and son, were supported and comforted throughout the whole process. We highly recommend their wonderful service and will not hesitate to recommend them.

  • 5 Edward Krcma 25th Jan 2019

    Handled with care, compassion, patience and dignity throughout. Attention to detail also very much appreciated.

  • 5 NINA BROWN 8th Jan 2019

    Chris Matthews conducted the funeral arrangements with sensitivity , following our wishes to the letter , organising everything with care and compassion . The funeral went off without a hitch and was just as we hoped it would be a small dignified service with Betty’s close family and friends . 

  • 5 Andi Maddern 27th Nov 2018

    We can't thank W C Mathews enough for all the help & support they gave our family during a very difficult time. They were amazing!

  • 5 Derek Phillips 19th Nov 2018

    Chris and Muriel took care of all of our loved one's funeral arrangements in a calm, efficient and professional manner, leaving us with nothing to worry about at a difficult time.

  • 5 Stewart Sharpe 11th Oct 2018

    Amazing 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
Rhoc. Marias Lane
Sennen
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 7BU

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Margaret Keith 30th Apr 2020

Kindness, sincerity and empathy carried me through this very sad time. Thank you. 

Alistair Common 28th Mar 2020

Supportive, professional, friendly. Thank you

Dawn Hicks 7th Feb 2020

I have found Chris and the team so supportive and helpful during this challenging and sad time, their help has been invaluable. A true family business, I can't recommend them enough. Thank you.

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