S. Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

324 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Jason Burder 28th Mar 2023

Stibbards carried out all our wishes to the letter. The services was carried out by a very able and thoughtful person and we couldn't have asked for more 

Melanie Willis 26th Mar 2023

Thank you so much to Deborah and the team for helping us through this difficult time and for the seamless service. 

Madeline Thorpe 18th Mar 2023

We found the whole team at Stibbards very helpful and understanding. Our thanks especially go to Wendy also to David and Deborah who helped when Wendy was unavailable. You took good care of our daughter while she was with you and the cremation was so beautiful it was as though the Reverend Jon Standard knew Michele.  Thank you The Thorpe Family 

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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 Jason Burder 28th Mar 2023

    Stibbards carried out all our wishes to the letter. The services was carried out by a very able and thoughtful person and we couldn't have asked for more 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Jason, 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 Melanie Willis 26th Mar 2023

    Thank you so much to Deborah and the team for helping us through this difficult time and for the seamless service. 

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Melanie, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Deborah. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden
  • 5 Madeline Thorpe 18th Mar 2023


    We found the whole team at Stibbards very helpful and understanding. Our thanks especially go to Wendy also to David and Deborah who helped when Wendy was unavailable. You took good care of our daughter while she was with you and the cremation was so beautiful it was as though the Reverend Jon Standard knew Michele. 
    Thank you
    The Thorpe Family 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Madeline, I am so pleased that Wendy and the team took such diligent care of you and the family and you felt that the service was a reflection of your wishes
  • 5 Beverley Reed 14th Mar 2023

    The service provided by Stibbards was simply exemplary. They made a most difficult time as easy and seamless as possible and offered excellent advice and guidance throughout the whole process. They were personable yet courteous and professional. They were also endlessly patient with questions and queries and very easy to communicate with by phone or email. Thanks to Martin, David and the team, we were able to give my father a fitting send off. I cant recommend or praise them highly enough. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Beverley, thank you for your kind words Martin, David and the team will be so pleased that you felt supported and cared for during the arrangements for your beloved Father. We are so pleased that he had the send-off he deserved, and this will hopefully bring you comfort in the future
  • 5 Wendy Townsley 13th Mar 2023

    Thank you to Wendy Newman-Portch and everyone at Hadleigh Stibbards. Your kindness, support and professionalism was very much appreciated at such a sad and difficult time.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Wendy, we are so pleased Wendy and the team have been able to help you and the family through such a difficult time. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you, it is much appreciated
  • 5 Frank Doublard 13th Mar 2023

    stibbards were extremely professional but also very caring and considerate. everything i asked for was agreed and all out of the ordinary questions were answered i am very happy with the service they have provided

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Frank, 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.
  • 5 Carol Dalton 11th Mar 2023

    Myself, my son and daughter were very happy with all the arrangements. Wendy accommodated all our requests and helped us in every way to make the funeral day go very smoothly. Also made special arrangements for a member of our family who travelled from Spain to see her brother.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Carol, on behalf of Wendy and the whole team at Stibbards, I thank you for your kind sentiments and we are so pleased that everything went so well for you.
  • 5 Antony Short 3rd Mar 2023

    In one of the most difficult times my family have ever been through and all the arrangements being
    so hard to cope with Stibbards were nothing but professional and incredibly helpful making everything as simple as possible and made the process as manageable as can be.
    I would most definitely recommend Stibbards to anyone that has to deal with such a sad loss. 
    Thank you for such a great service 
    Tony Short 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Tony, 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.
  • 5 Rachel Nudds 14th Feb 2023

    Thank you Stibbards & Sons for helping us give our daughter a beautiful send off x

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Rachel, we are so pleased to have been able to support you during this difficult time. I hope the beautiful service brought you some comfort
  • 5 Kevin Faulkner 10th Feb 2023

    Excellent service from this company.  They made the whole process simple and straight forward and were very courteous and friendly through out this stressful, sad time.
    Highly recommend.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Kevin, 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.
  • 5 Robert Kitchin 4th Feb 2023

    Many thanks to Martin and his team.
    They made sure that the day went smoothly and remained dignified at all times.
    An excellent service.

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Robert, thank you for your very generous comments which mean so much to all of us at Stibbards. 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 Katherine Ward 3rd Feb 2023

    After the sudden loss of a family member we used Stibbards for the funeral. They were professional, respectful and very caring from beginning to end.
    Although it’s not something I hope to have to do again for the foreseeable future, I would have no hesitation in using Stibbards again.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Katherine for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Shelley Larkin 23rd Jan 2023

    Fantastic service and brilliant to deal with Martin, David and others in the office.

    I am overseas and Stibbards made all arrangements and kept me well informed every step of the way.

    Thank you 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Shelly, thankyou for your kind words, we are so pleased that we could assist you from overseas and ease your burden during this difficult time
  • 5 Diane Birch 3rd Jan 2023

    I wanted to let you know how very grateful we were for the service you arranged for Dad. We have had nothing but amazing comments and you made what is an incredibly emotional and stressful experience as palatable as it could possibly have been.

    You and your team are consummate professionals and we can't thank you enough for your treatment of our loved one.

    We also thought you might like to know that we have raised over £1,000 for Alzheimer's Research!

    We wish you all the very best for the future.

    Warmest regards

    Win, Linda, Diane, and Angela Birch

    Lee Marston replied


    Dear Diane, that is an amazing amount of money raised in memory of Eric. 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.
  • 5 Sara Bowkis 21st Dec 2022

    This is the second time we have used Stibbards, on both occasions we have been looked after fantastically by Wendy at Hadleigh. Of course it’s a difficult time, but it is made a little easier by their professionalism and sensitivity. From the first meeting  through to the funeral, and after it was faultless.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Sara, thank you for putting your trust in us once again and I am so pleased that Wendy and the team looked after you all so well, I will ensure that your thoughts are shared with Wendy who always tries to go above and beyond.
  • 5 Yvette James 18th Dec 2022

    Would not hesitate recommending stibbards for anyone looking for a funeral directors. They have cared for both my mum and dad at the Hadleigh branch in the last 2 years, and organised and conducted both their funerals, which went very smoothly. Always professional and cannot fault them. Thank you stibbards, and special thanks to Wendy and Stuart. 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Yvette, thank you for your kind words, especially for Wendy and Stuart, it will mean a great deal to them. We are grateful for your continued faith in us as a family company, our families mean everything to us.
  • 5 David Saker 5th Dec 2022

    We were extremely impressed with the service we received. Such a professional company and cannot fault the help they offered in such a difficult time. 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear David, thank you for your heartfelt words, we are so pleased that the care, support and guidance given to you and the family was such a help.
  • 5 Patrick Russell-Mott 3rd Dec 2022

    Cannot fault the service. Efficient, organised, courteous, empathetic and very professional.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Patrick, we thank you for your kindness and time taken to review our care to you.
  • 5 Marie Kadwill 3rd Dec 2022

    Everything went to plan and It was a good send off for Peter 

    People were all commenting on the service too

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Marie, thank you for taking the time to let us know that all went well and Peter had the send off you had planned.
  • 5 Parsons Carol 2nd Dec 2022

    Very pleased with the way everything went . You covered everything we needed and more. Want to thank everyone one involved . We as a family want to thank you and I know my mum would have been pleased with the lovely send off she had .

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Carol, we always strive to exceed expectations and hope that if Mum is looking down on us she saw all the care and thought that you put into her funeral.
  • 5 Pauline Adams 2nd Dec 2022

    From the night of 18th October 2022 after the passing of my husband, Stibbards undertakers were there to help us through the sad task of taking my husband from our family home to the hospital, from there onwards, all staff from arranging the funeral and looking after my husband in the Chapel of rest for a number of weeks right up to the funeral day (28/11/22 was superb and a very personal,private experience to help us coming to terms with losing a very much loved Husband,Dad and Grandad. Many thanks Stibbards & Sons in Hadleigh. Yours sincerely Pauline,Neil & Laura Adams.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Pauline, to care for a loved one is such a privilege, we were honoured to be able to care for you and your family and of course Julian. We hope this care will help you in the difficult days ahead.
  • 5 Stuart Cheesewright 29th Nov 2022

    Martin and Tori made all the arrangements for our mum’s funeral. The service was superb.
    Not a detail was missed … so professional and always available if we needed any support… we can’t thank you enough for a beautiful day .

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Stuart, thank you for your kind words. Having met Mum before her passing it was an extra special honour to be able to care for her and I hope I carried out her wishes well. She was a lovely lady and I am sure you all miss her greatly.
  • 5 Paula Button 22nd Nov 2022

    From arranging the funeral to the day itself, all the staff at Stibbards were caring, professional and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble for them and thanks to their amazing team the funeral ran like clockwork and was a beautiful goodbye for my Mum. Thank you to you all. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Paula, Wendy will be so pleased that you felt supported and cared for during the arrangements for your beloved Mum. We are so pleased that she had the send-off she deserved, and this will hopefully bring you comfort in the future
  • 5 Peter Arthy 8th Nov 2022

    We just wanted to thank you for the fantastic service you and your team provided our family

    From our first meeting all the way through to the cremation the help and support we received was excellent.

    On the day of the cremation your staff were so kind and respectful, it touched our hearts

    So please pass on our thanks to the Stibbards team and special thanks to you personally for guiding and supporting us through.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Peter, 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.I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Olivia Chant 5th Nov 2022

    Stibbards were amazing, thank you for helping me plan my father’s funeral perfectly and guide me every step of the way.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Olivia, 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.

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

Jason Burder 28th Mar 2023

Stibbards carried out all our wishes to the letter. The services was carried out by a very able and thoughtful person and we couldn't have asked for more 

Melanie Willis 26th Mar 2023

Thank you so much to Deborah and the team for helping us through this difficult time and for the seamless service. 

Madeline Thorpe 18th Mar 2023

We found the whole team at Stibbards very helpful and understanding. Our thanks especially go to Wendy also to David and Deborah who helped when Wendy was unavailable. You took good care of our daughter while she was with you and the cremation was so beautiful it was as though the Reverend Jon Standard knew Michele.  Thank you The Thorpe Family 

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