S. Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

330 reviews

A caring funeral home in Essex supporting families in the Hadleigh, Thundersley and Benfleet areas

Latest Verified Reviews

Dawn Wilson 12th Apr 2024

During a very sad time that was unexpected Stibbards made everything run smoothly. The constant questions I emailed or asked were always answered promptly. Would highly recommend.

Olwyn Bird 6th Apr 2024

Excellent service, very helpful in everything we asked for

Maurice Williams 16th Mar 2024

Leo and Lauren were very helpful, informative and compassionate.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

4 Commonhall Lane
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2RN

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 01702 680338

About Us

The caring team at S Stibbards & Sons understand that contacting a funeral director can seem daunting, but they are there to listen, reassure and support families at this very difficult time.

As a funeral home with family values at its heart, its focus is upon providing compassionate funeral care to families in Hadleigh and the surrounding area, at whatever time of day or night it is needed.

At a very difficult time, when it can be hard to focus on decision-making, it is the role of the caring team to listen and support families in a reassuring space where they can focus on their loved one.

S Stibbards & Sons’ Hadleigh funeral home provides a calm and tranquil atmosphere in which to make funeral arrangements. It has a private chapel of rest where families can spend precious time with their loved one, reassured that their funeral wishes are administered to. Should you prefer support in more familiar surroundings, a home visit can be arranged with a member of this caring funeral home.

Whether families prefer a full traditional funeral service, or a quiet farewell tailored to their needs, funeral director Martin Stibbards and his experienced staff aim to ensure that the arrangements fulfil every family’s wishes.

Stibbards offers a fleet of modern Jaguar hearses and limousines to ensure families and their loved one will travel in comfort, driven by their professional staff. Funerals can also be tailored with a traditional horse-drawn hearse, or vintage vehicles.

The Hadleigh funeral home is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and independent funeral homes association, SAIF and meets the high standards set by both.

It offers Golden Charter funeral plans to those who are considering the future, while as part of its support for families, it offers in-house bereavement counselling.

Call S Stibbards & Sons for compassionate funeral service in Hadleigh, Thundersley and Benfleet, at a very difficult time.

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Dawn Wilson 12th Apr 2024

    During a very sad time that was unexpected Stibbards made everything run smoothly.
    The constant questions I emailed or asked were always answered promptly.
    Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Olwyn Bird 6th Apr 2024

    Excellent service, very helpful in everything we asked for

  • 5 Maurice Williams 16th Mar 2024

    Leo and Lauren were very helpful, informative and compassionate.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Maurice, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are so pleased to have been able to care for you all at such a difficult time
  • 5 Linda Leggatt 11th Mar 2024

    All aspects of the funeral were handled so respectfully, both leading up to the

    funeral and on the funeral day. We felt in safe hands during this difficult time.

    An excellent service.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Linda, we are always here to help in any way we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 5 Susan Benson 4th Mar 2024

    Thankyou Stibbards for making a difficult time much easier and supporting us to give my dad the send off that he would have been proud of.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Susan, we are always here to help in any way we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.
  • 3 Cathy Albertelli 2nd Mar 2024

    Felt some areas could have gone more smoothly.
    The guys on the day were very comforting. Thank you

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Cathy, thank you for taking the time to speak to me personally regarding your concerns. Your constructive feedback was invaluable and will help us to understand where we can continue to improve our service to those we are called upon to serve.
    Kind regards
    Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Claire Bragg 29th Feb 2024

    Very pleased with the service received

  • 5 Gabriella Marshall 27th Feb 2024

    Leo at the Hadleigh Office was incredibly helpful during the arrangement of the funeral. All of questions and concerns were answered and all requirements in relation to the funeral service were met.

    A massive thank you to Scott also for his attentiveness on the day of the funeral and ensuring the our client had a fitting send-off.

    I will be highly recommending Stibbards in the future.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Gabriella, thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received. I am so pleased that all went well on the day and that Scott and Leo looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 David Fuller 24th Feb 2024

    Stibbards were extremely thoughtful, helpful and professional at all times. The funeral organisation could not have been easier, all our requirements and wishes were met. On the day, everything went smoothly and without a hitch, I was very pleased.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear David, thank you for taking the time to express your thanks for the service that we provided to you. I am pleased that you felt looked after and supported.
  • 5 Lisa Bishop 11th Feb 2024

    Kind, compassionate and with us every step of the way from the moment we calmed them to the funeral service itself. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Lisa, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Kim Reed 29th Jan 2024

    We have used stibbards for the last 3 family funerals as their service is superb and they are so helpful, understanding and caring. Total professionalism.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Kim, we are so pleased we were able to support and care for you as a family so well. I know that we have cared for your family on a number of occasions, and we hope that the knowledge that your loved one and your family are being looked after so well brings you great comfort. Thank you.
  • 5 Paul Hayday 20th Jan 2024

    Very helpful and professional from beginning to end.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Paul, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are so pleased to have been able to care for you all at such a difficult time
  • 5 Vivien Drewer 15th Jan 2024

    David, Leo and all the team couldn’t have been more caring and helpful. The understanding and kindness shown at such a sensitive time was amazing and I thank them all for taking care of me at this sad time.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Vivien, David and Leo are so pleased to have been able to help you and the family through such a difficult time, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, it was so lovely to look after you and your family and I am so pleased that all was as you wished. I wish you and your family all the best for the future.
  • 5 Mark Burton 8th Jan 2024

    Very helpful without being overpowering at such a tragic time. The day was delivered beautifully and as planned. Thankyou David and the team at Hadleigh.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Mark, thank you for allowing us to come into your lives at such a difficult time. I am so pleased that all went well on the day and that David and the team looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Andrew Campbell 18th Dec 2023

    Stibbards provided a professional and caring service for the funeral of my father. Thank you to all concerned.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Andrew, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Michele Byford 15th Dec 2023

    Very happy with the service provided by Stibbards. David at Hadleigh was very helpful and I would have no hesitation in recommending their service. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your praise for David and for taking the time to comment on our service to you, your kind recommendation and words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Jason Porter 13th Nov 2023

    Thank you for providing such a professional service, and enabling us to give a fond farewell to my mother.

  • 5 Janice Lyons 7th Nov 2023

    Stibbards of Hadleigh have arranged 2 recent funerals for me. I have dealt with both Wendy and David, who are professional, yet very friendly and sympathetic. On both occasions they arranged for Rev David Coster to take the service which was perfect. Scott sensitively directed proceedings both times too and was caring and attentive. He even took time after each service to create little posies for me from the funeral flowers, which was a lovely touch and so much appreciated.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Janice, we are so pleased that Wendy, David, Scott and the team were able to support and care for you as a family so well. I know that we have cared for your family on a number of occasions, and we hope that the knowledge that your loved one and your family are being looked after so well brings you great comfort. Thank you for your truly kind expressions of gratitude
  • 5 Tim Collard-Gentle 2nd Nov 2023

    Just perfect. All the things you need at this time and more.
    Could not have been better.
    Many Thanks from all the family.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Tim, thank you for taking the time to express your thanks for the service that we provided to you. I am pleased that you felt looked after and supported.
  • 5 Mark Emberson 21st Oct 2023

    Thankyou to Stibbards for a everything to do with my dad’s funeral, the service you provided was amazing, from Wendy dealing with us in the 1st place , to David keeping in touch with me regarding any other information & Simon on the day of the funeral, 
    Would recommend you guys anytime , it’s shame that my wife & I have already paid for Pure Cremation on our deaths .

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Mark, Dear Christine, I am so pleased that Wendy, David, Simon and the team took such diligent care of you and the family and you felt that the service was a reflection of your wishes.
    with regards to Pure Cremation we are always happy to assist you in transferring those plans to a more local direct cremation with us, please contact us if you feel that is right for you.
  • 5 Keith Eastell 15th Oct 2023

    Couldnt have asked for any better service at this sensitive time

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Keith, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Mike Ferrall 13th Oct 2023

    Highly professional all aspects were carried out to the highest standards staff were always on hand to cover all of requests and needs

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Mike, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are so pleased to have been able to care for you all at such a difficult time
  • 5 Beverley Drury 29th Sep 2023

    We have used Stibbards twice in the last eighteen months. On both occasions they were very kind and caring. We were kept informed at every stage and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Beverley, thank you for putting your trust in us once again and I am so pleased the team looked after you all so well, thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Maureen Weedon 16th Sep 2023

    Caring and helpful with very good service

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Maureen, thank you for taking the time to express your thanks for the service that we provided to you. I am pleased that you felt looked after and supported.
  • 5 Janice Lyons 10th Sep 2023

    This was the first time I'd organised a funeral and from beginning to end Stibbards provided the guiding hand I needed. The ceremony was perfect, so I have nothing but praise for everyone involved.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Janice, thank you for your very generous comments which mean so much to all of us at Stibbards. As a family company we cherish the relationships that we build with our families and your kind comments will be shared with the team.

Address
4 Commonhall Lane
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2RN

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Dawn Wilson 12th Apr 2024

During a very sad time that was unexpected Stibbards made everything run smoothly. The constant questions I emailed or asked were always answered promptly. Would highly recommend.

Olwyn Bird 6th Apr 2024

Excellent service, very helpful in everything we asked for

Maurice Williams 16th Mar 2024

Leo and Lauren were very helpful, informative and compassionate.

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