S. Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

321 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Raymond Hatch 20th Sep 2022

I was very pleased with the service I received and commend everyone involved in the process of a smooth funeral for my late Mother. Thank you.

Claire Haslam 18th Sep 2022

Stibbards were professional, kind and sympathetic at guiding us through a very difficult time. 

Lesley Mcilroy 18th Sep 2022

Excellent service 

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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

  • 4 Raymond Hatch 20th Sep 2022

    I was very pleased with the service I received and commend everyone involved in the process of a smooth funeral for my late Mother. Thank you.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Raymond, thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned.
  • 5 Claire Haslam 18th Sep 2022

    Stibbards were professional, kind and sympathetic at guiding us through a very difficult time. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Claire, 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 the team looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Lesley Mcilroy 18th Sep 2022

    Excellent service 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Lesley thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Pat Findlay 18th Sep 2022

    Thank you for giving Dad such a dignified send-off. Wendy thank you for all the organisation and co-ordination that needed doing and thank you for the respect and dignity shown by all the pallbearers. It helped a difficult day go as smoothly as it could (Iain Findlay)

    Wendy and all at Stibbards. A sincere thank you for all your efforts and professionalism. It was very much appreciated during this difficult time. A big thank you to the pallbearers who assisted us at every occasion and making everything run so smoothly. Best Wishes Ed Findlay

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Ian, Ed and Family.
    Wendy and the team will be so pleased that you felt supported and cared for during the arrangements and on the day of the funeral for your beloved Dad George. We are so pleased that he had the dignified send-off he deserved, and this will hopefully bring you comfort in the future
  • 5 Sharon Campbell 29th Aug 2022

    An excellent sympathetic service right from the very beginning. Stibbards handled everything in relation to the death and funeral service, leaving us with just a few decisions to make. At a time of loss their guidance was invaluable. Wendy who handled our case was very caring. The staff on the day of the cremation were wonderful and it felt so good to be in experienced hands at a time when we were grieving and felt personally lost. I would absolutely recommend 100%. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Sharon, thank you for your kind words and particular praise for Wendy. We are so pleased that the care you received met with your expectations and thank you for recommending our family run company.
  • 5 Tina Andrews 22nd Aug 2022

    Very proffesional

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Tina, thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Mark Kersey 13th Aug 2022

    Thank you to all at Stibbards, especially Wendy, as the service we received was absolutely fantastic. From the moment of 1st contact, we never felt pressurised and were given time and space to make decisions, some that we changed, as it’s an extremely difficult and upsetting moment in time, and all through, Stibbards were there to give us friendly and experienced advice.
    We would thoroughly recommend Stibbards to anyone looking to make an immensely difficult time a little easier.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Mark, thank you Someone for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Sharon Cook 9th Aug 2022

    Stibbards at Hadleigh made a painful experience easy and pain free, i wouldnt hesitate to recommend their services and thank them again for all they have done x 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Sharon, thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Amelia Rumsey 7th Aug 2022

    Thank you to everyone at Stibbards……you made a very difficult time a lot easier. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Amelia, on behalf of the whole team at Stibbards, I thank you for your kind sentiment and we are so pleased that everything went so well for you.
  • 5 Allison Stevens 31st Jul 2022

    Thank you so much to everyone at Stibbards Hadleigh that has been involved with all the arrangements for Thomas “Tom”O’Grady’s funeral right from the start of Dad’s passing to the day of the funeral, everything was done in such professionalism and we couldn’t have asked for anything better for him so thank you again from my Mum, Brother, myself and all the family. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Alison, 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 Vivien Willis 26th Jul 2022

    The company treated us with respect and consideration. They were extremely helpful and gave excellent advice.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Vivien, 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 Michael Holt 23rd Jul 2022

    Great service from the first phone call, compassionate and caring and friendly service, would highly recommend. Thank you to all the team

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Michael, we 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 comment on our service to you, it is much appreciated
  • 5 Nikki Baynes 16th Jul 2022

    Martin and team could not have been more supportive and fundamental in orchestrating what was a sad but seamless day to say goodbye to our husband/dad/papa from start to finish an absolute star. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Nikki, Martin and the team will be so pleased that you felt supported and cared for during the arrangements for your beloved Dad. We are so pleased that he had the send off she deserved and this will hopefully bring you comfort in the future.
  • 5 Joanne Conners 11th Jul 2022

    Many thanks for arranging the funeral for my father the service provided could not be faulted. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Joanne, 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 Glyn Bigmore 9th Jul 2022

    Stibbards Hadleigh were extremely professional and courteous throughout the arrangements for my sisters woodland burial.  Nothing was too much trouble and Wendy, Maria, Dan and the rest of the team helped the family give her the best send off possible.  Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Glyn, 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 Jacqueline Wilgress 9th Jul 2022

    We received excellent help and guidance from Wendy and staff at every stage during a very sad time in our lives. Thank you to everyone at Stibbards.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Jaqueline, thank you for your kind sentiments and praise for Wendy. I am so pleased that she was able to support you during the arrangements and ease your burden
  • 5 Marion Wood 5th Jul 2022

    very thoughtful, and extremely professional.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Marion, 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 Roger Pratt 25th Jun 2022

    All of your staff were helpful, caring and understanding, very professional and extremely thoughtful at such a sad time for all of us.
    Thank you from all the family.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Rodger, 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 Brian Moffat 24th Jun 2022

    S.Stibbards & sons done my Dad’s funeral & I can say they done a brilliant job from start to finish ,
    Revd Jon Stannard Was great he got my dad so right it was like he knew him ,
    They did my mum’s funeral 5 weeks earlier which was outstanding on both funeral’s ..
    Thanks 
    Brian Moffat 

    Lee Marston replied

    Dear Brian, we are so pleased that 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 ones and your family are being looked after so well brings you great comfort. Thank you for your very kind expressions of gratitude
  • 5 Emma Joseph 20th Jun 2022

    Really professional, friendly and respectful.
    Everything was perfect .
    Thank you

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Emma, 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 Kirsty Rook 19th Jun 2022

    My husband's service was beautiful which was down to the very professional staff at Stibbards, especially Wendy from the Hadleigh office. I didn't have a clue what I needed to do but they helped me every step of the way. Many thanks, Kirsty

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Kirsty, we are so pleased that Wendy and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Ian and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Michael Harding 13th Jun 2022

    the service we received was excellent before and at the actual funeral
    staff were kind and courteous.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Michael, we 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 comment on our service to you, it is much appreciated
  • 5 Sandra Sutton 13th Jun 2022

    Wendy and her colleagues gave wonderful help and support   Sadly this is the 3rd time we have used Stibbards and each time they have provided excellent service

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Sandra, thank you for your kind words and particular praise for Wendy. We are so pleased that the care you received met with your expectations and thank you for your continued support for our family run company.
  • 5 Peter Casson 11th Jun 2022

    A very good company to deal with every thing explained in detail.on the day of the funeral nothing was too much trouble,the staff were excellent in every way.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Peter, 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 Brian Moffat 1st Jun 2022

    The service we received from start to finish for my mum’s funeral was excellent & professional.
    Jon stannard who my mum’s service was brilliant he talked about my mum like he knew her.🙏🙏

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Brian, we are always here to help in anyway we can, we are so pleased have been able to look after and support you at this difficult time.

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

Raymond Hatch 20th Sep 2022

I was very pleased with the service I received and commend everyone involved in the process of a smooth funeral for my late Mother. Thank you.

Claire Haslam 18th Sep 2022

Stibbards were professional, kind and sympathetic at guiding us through a very difficult time. 

Lesley Mcilroy 18th Sep 2022

Excellent service 

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