S. Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

323 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Teresa Goode 27th Sep 2020

Outstanding. Small issue with wrong people i church empty seats but people refused. Maybe just let people know of the issue. But spectacular service. Found pauls shoes removed wishes id know why but tiny issues. Would recommend and will use again as faultless and thoughtful service in every way.

Sandra Hicks 26th Sep 2020

Can’t fault them.  Made a very sad day go as smoothly as possible.  Wendy is amazing and nothing is too much trouble.

Emma Cotgrove 21st Sep 2020

Stibbards level of service, compassions and absolute professionalism is amazing. Through such a sad time for our family the way they communicated and helped us was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble and through dark times brought in the sunlight. 

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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.

Latest Obituaries

Wendy   Edwards

Wendy Edwards

Jan 1932 - Oct 2023

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'Malcolm' Graham Dye

May 1943 - Oct 2023

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Anne Porter

Jul 1933 - Sep 2023

'Bill' William   Lee

'Bill' William Lee

Jun 1933 - Oct 2023

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Teresa Goode 27th Sep 2020

    Outstanding. Small issue with wrong people i church empty seats but people refused. Maybe just let people know of the issue. But spectacular service.
    Found pauls shoes removed wishes id know why but tiny issues. Would recommend and will use again as faultless and thoughtful service in every way.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Teresa, thank you for your very kind words and thoughtful feedback, we very much appreciate any thoughts on how we can improve our service to our families. I will give your comments careful consideration but am pleased that Stuart and the team looked after you and your family so well. Paul was a great character and it was an honour to meet with him and yourself to pre-arrange his funeral. Best wishes for the future, Martin
  • 5 Sandra Hicks 26th Sep 2020

    Can’t fault them.  Made a very sad day go as smoothly as possible.  Wendy is amazing and nothing is too much trouble.

  • 5 Emma Cotgrove 21st Sep 2020

    Stibbards level of service, compassions and absolute professionalism is amazing. Through such a sad time for our family the way they communicated and helped us was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble and through dark times brought in the sunlight. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Emma for your kind words, we are glad that we have been able to support you during this difficult time.
  • 5 Peter Cole 20th Sep 2020

    From start to finish everything was dealt with compassionately and all the staff were caring. The arrangements and funeral were timed to perfection. I would recommend Stibbards of Hadleigh as first choice.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Peter for your kind words, we always strive to give the best service we possibly can and are always grateful to receive recommendations.
  • 5 Catherine Beckwith 15th Sep 2020

    Very attentive and sympathetic service. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Catherine, we are glad to support you in this difficult time
  • 5 Douglas Denman 12th Sep 2020

    Cannot fault Stibbards 
    Prompt, courteous and efficient
    Just what was needed for Mum’ s “day”

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Douglas, we are very pleased knowing that everything went smoothly for you on the day
  • 5 Tracey Keay 28th Aug 2020

    Everything about the way we were dealt with by Stibbards staff was top class They made the sad time it was as easy as possible and I felt my mum was in safe hands all the way through 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Tracey, we always strive to give our very best in all our services and are always happy to help our families any way we can.
  • 5 Tracy Purssord 21st Aug 2020

    I cannot praise Stibbards highly enough. From the first contact they were caring and professional and made the whole process so much easier for us.

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Tracy, we always strive to give our very best in all our services and are always happy to help our families any way we can.
  • 5 Jacqueline Shepherd 17th Aug 2020

    We were well looked after.
    Informing us along the way of what will happen and when 
    I’ve used Stibbards in Hadleigh sadly many a time and the care and respect they have for you as a bereaved family is 110% from Wendy In the Office to everyone responsible for the care of our loved ones.
    Can’t thank you all enough x

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Jacqueline, we are always grateful to receive such kind words. And are sure Wendy and the team would be very pleased knowing that everything went smoothly for you on the day.
  • 5 Jane Last 13th Aug 2020

    Kindness and care combined with their excellent services have supported us through the funeral of our father

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Jane, we are glad to support you in this difficult time
  • 5 Carol Astbury 10th Aug 2020

    I cannot thank Scott who conducted and Wendy who helped organise our dad's funeral enough. Wendy you made the whole process as seemless and stress free as is possible in the circs and Scott, you and the gents were impeccably turned out despite the hot weather, the cars were spotless and classy, the whole day was seemless, thank you, thank you, thankyou from the bottom of my heart, we gave dad the best send off possible and we have you to thank for that.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Carol, we are always grateful to receive such kind words. And are sure Wendy and Scott would be very pleased knowing that everything went smoothly for you on the day.
  • 5 Caron Douglas 5th Aug 2020

    Very understanding all the way through and even helped with difficulties with emails from doctors surgery and registrar would recommend

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Caron, we are glad to support you in this difficult time.
  • 5 Helen Beale 2nd Aug 2020

    Thank you excellent service tell customers to go with your company once again thank you thats why I gave you 5 stars from rob and Helen

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Helen, we always strive to give our very best in all our services and are always grateful to receive reveiws
  • 5 Tracy Bowden 1st Aug 2020

    Truly couldn’t have received better, above & beyond. Extremely grateful for professional & caring service. Wendy & Scott especially, thanking you kindly.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Tracy, we are always grateful to receive such kind words. And are sure Wendy and Scott would be very pleased knowing that everything went smoothly for you on the day.
  • 5 Sheila Mitchell 27th Jul 2020

    We cannot thank Wendy and the team enough for the incredibly professional and faultless service we received, taking most of the stress out of the day and meaning we could concentrate on giving Keith the beautiful send off he deserved.  The cars were beautiful and the team in attendance were so kind and respectful and  also impeccably turned out. Rev John Stannard was perfect for the family and was a welcome, comforting presence.
    Will be recommending to everyone.
    Thank you again, Dave, Shirley, Katherine, Rory and Margaret & Simon.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Margaret, we are glad to support you in this difficult time and always strive to give our very best in all our services. Thank you for your kind words, we are always grateful to receive great reviews and recommendations
  • 5 Marion Dann 11th Jul 2020

    I was very pleased with the way you handled everything from the first contact to the end of the arrangements and beyond. I would recommend you to my friends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for all your help and understanding.
    Yours sincerely Marion Dann

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Marion, we always strive to give our very best in all our services and are always grateful to receive reviews and recommendations.
  • 5 Scott Craddock 10th Jul 2020

    Thank you for everything for our Mums funeral first class service and lovely people. Highly recommended.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Scott for your kind words.
  • 5 Lisa Davis 22nd Jun 2020

    Cannot thank everyone enough for their kindness. Wendy was extremely helpful and Stuart walked through Thundersley Village in front of the hearse right up to St Peters Church. Absolutely amazing. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Lisa, we always strive to give our very best in all our services and are always grateful to receive such kind words. We are sure Wendy and Stuart would be very pleased knowing that everything went smoothly for you on the day.
  • 5 Ray Holden 20th Jun 2020

    Fantastic support from Wendy and the team at Stibbards, made a very difficult time so much easier. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Ray for your kind words, we are always happy to help our families any way we can.
  • 5 Aldi Of pitsea 4th Jun 2020

    A very  caring and thoughtful Funeral directors nothing was to much trouble and help was there when ever it was needed thank you all 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words, we are always happy to help our families any way we can.
  • 5 Lesley Kimberley 4th Jun 2020

    Everything was handled with much care and respect and in these difficult times that was quite something. Excellent service from start to finish. Thank you. 

    Lee Marston replied
    We always Strive to give our very best in all our services and are always grateful to receive such kind words.
    Thank you Lesley.
  • 5 Danielle White 3rd Jun 2020

    Very professional throughout.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Danielle.
  • 5 Steve Harben 2nd Jun 2020

    A Very thoughtful, professional And courteous Service offered by the whole team from start to finish.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Steve, your kind words are appreciated by the team
  • 5 Dave Newman 31st May 2020

    All very helpful, respectful and guided me through this process during tough times with humility a smile and professionalism

    Lee Marston replied
    We appreciate your kind words Dave
  • 5 Rodney Thorogood 24th May 2020

    Stibbards funeral directors went above and beyond with every request we had. Even under the limiting circumstances of the lockdown we were still able to give Colin the funeral he deserved. Stibbards are our family’s funeral choice and they treat us like family. Thank you one again to everyone at Stibbards who made that day possible. 

Address
4 Commonhall Lane
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2RN

Open map

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

Teresa Goode 27th Sep 2020

Outstanding. Small issue with wrong people i church empty seats but people refused. Maybe just let people know of the issue. But spectacular service. Found pauls shoes removed wishes id know why but tiny issues. Would recommend and will use again as faultless and thoughtful service in every way.

Sandra Hicks 26th Sep 2020

Can’t fault them.  Made a very sad day go as smoothly as possible.  Wendy is amazing and nothing is too much trouble.

Emma Cotgrove 21st Sep 2020

Stibbards level of service, compassions and absolute professionalism is amazing. Through such a sad time for our family the way they communicated and helped us was brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble and through dark times brought in the sunlight. 

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