S. Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

324 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Michael Harding 13th Jun 2022

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

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

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.

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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 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.
  • 5 Simon Jones 27th May 2022

    Funny thing was I thought I had contacted Coop Funerals when sitting at the care home where my mother had past away at 11.30pm after being asked who was we using as the Funeral director. And it was only when I looked again when sitting waiting for the Funeral Director to turn up to take my mother body away did me and my brother realise we had call Stibbards Funeral Director instead. But couldn't of wishes for a more helpful, considerate & friendly Funeral Directors to look after my mothers funeral arrangements. From the time we meet them at the care home where they took my mother away to the first telephone call from Wendy, to our first meeting to discuss the arrangement, to the visit to the Funeral Director to see my mother in the Chappal of Rest, to the ongoing help & assistance Wendy gave us as a family, to the preparing & printing of the Order of ceremony, to the care taken from them at the Crematorium, couldn't of asked for anyone else to have my mother and her family proud.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Simon, 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 Karen Attersley 27th May 2022

    Everyone that we spoke to for my dad's funeral was so kind and caring.
    From the very first moment that dad was taken to the coroner's - which was done with as much dignity as something like that can be - to lowering him into his final resting place I could not have wanted a better team of people around me.
    I am so grateful to the team at Stibbard's in Hadleigh for their compassion, respect and strength during what is a horrible time.
    Thank you all.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Karen, 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 Lorraine Glasson 14th May 2022

    Excellent service and very friendly! 
    Would highly recommend.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Lorraine for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Theresa Cope 9th May 2022

    I Feel that the service I have received was Excellent from the moment David passed when a very polite and calm undertaker called Scott came to the house to explain the procedure. He was particularly kind and feeling towards my son who obviously very affected by his Fathers passing. Scott showed sincere empathyand he directed the funeral beautifully on the day. directing and explaining how to act myself close family and mourners. Similarly Wendy the female undertaker was very professional and answered any queries as they came up. She was very approachable and kind in her manner.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Theresa, i am so pleased that Scott and Wendy where able to guide and support you and the family and ease your burden through out the arrangement's and service.
  • 5 Lesley Jarvis 8th May 2022

    It seems strange writing feedback for a funeral. However, in times like these you want others in the same situation know what customer service you receive. My personal opinion is that Hadleigh Stibbards (in particular Wendy and Martin) were absolutely brilliant from day one. With a family in grief and turmoil they did everything to make things go smoothly and just how we wanted. They were always there to answer questions and we said good bye to our Mum in exactly the way we wanted to. We can't thank you enough for what you did. Lesley and family

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Lesley, 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 Jacki Ballinger 7th May 2022

    Very caring and professional service throughout. Funeral arranged exactly as we wanted it. Celebrant that they organised for us was excellent and the day ran smoothly and perfectly timed. Thank you

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Jacki, we are so pleased that you felt supported and cared for during the arrangements for Pete and he had the send off he deserved and this will hopefully bring you comfort in the future.
  • 5 Anne Graham 5th May 2022

    Wendy was absolutely lovely and nothing was too much trouble.  All the funeral arrangements went so smoothly and the service we received was excellent.  Definitely would recommend them to anyone.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Anne, 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 Leah Morton 3rd May 2022

    We highly recommend Stibbards, they were incredibly accommodating and helpful from the day of my dads unexpected passing to the day of his funeral. They helped us with advice regarding what to expect and details of funeral, as well as helping us to arrange chapel of rest visitations when our working hours were longer than the standard office hours. Our family will forever be grateful for all the help we received and everyone who attended the funeral commented on how smart, professional and friendly Stibbards were.

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear Leah, we are 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 he deserved and this will hopefully bring you comfort in the future
  • 5 David Conyer 23rd Apr 2022

    Service was amazing everything was set to such a personal standard couldn’t be more thankful dad looked at peace which put me at peace and Wendy is amazing couldn’t be more happy with everything thank you to stibbards in hadleigh 

    Lee Marston replied
    Dear David, I am so pleased that Wendy and the team took such good care of you and the family and you felt that the service was a reflection of your wishes
  • 5 Christine Peters 12th Apr 2022

    Stibbards carried out my husband’s funeral with great care and compassion. They followed all my wishes and Wendy looked after me and my family with sympathy and care.
    I would highly recommend them.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Christine, I am so pleased that Wendy and the team took such good care of your and the family and you felt that the service was a reflection of your wishes.
  • 5 Ian Brown 27th Mar 2022

    The service we received from both the arrangements at the Hadleigh office
    from Maria Stibbard and the ladies in the office
    plus all the staff at the funeral on the day were excellent
    all were professional, caring people at such a sad time

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Ian, thank you for your personal thanks to Maria and the ladies at Hadleigh, I am so pleased that they cared for you so well in the run up to the funeral service.
  • 1 Jeffrey Ott 25th Mar 2022

    Attention to detail was pathetic

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Jeff, we are so sorry for the difficulties that you experienced during the arrangements for your late Mother, Valerie. I thank you for taking the time to speak to me, your thoughts will enable me to redouble our efforts to always provide the very best in care and service to our clients and continue to meet their high expectations. Best wishes Martin
  • 5 Christine Weekes 19th Mar 2022

    I cannot put into words how beautiful Mum’s funeral was and that is in no small part down to the organisation, professionalism and support of you and your team throughout.

    Thank you to Martin, Maria, Wendy and everyone who attended from the Stibbards.  You made the process much easier to deal with, at what is a very difficult  time.

    Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts.  Mum would have been chuffed to bits.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Christine, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know your thoughts and for entrusting us with the care of your dearest Mum. We are so pleased that Mum's service was all that you had wished it to be and it was such an honour for us to look after you and your family. Maria, myself and all the team wish you all the very best for the future, best wishes Martin
  • 5 Pat Morton 18th Mar 2022

    The entire team at Stibbards was fantastic from start to finish. They were incredibly professional, kind, and patient. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they guided us expertly through the entire process. There were so many little touches and gestures that demonstrated their utter professionalism. Nothing but the highest praise.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Pat, thank you for your touching words which mean some much to us all here at Stibbards, we are so glad that we managed to look after you so well.
  • 5 Mandi Reid-Michael 12th Mar 2022

    I couldn’t have asked for more compassionate and professional people to deal with my Daddy’s funeral. Everything was just perfect I feel they went above and beyond to make the day special and I felt happy that he was safe and being taken care of while waiting for the funeral to take place.Nothing  was to much trouble they are kind caring and exceptional people taking my Daddy on his final journey.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Mandi, thank you for your heartfelt words, we are so pleased that everything was so perfect for you on the day and leading up to the service.
  • 5 steve Lindsey 12th Mar 2022

    Very good service. Everything went smoothly. Can't fault it really.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Steve, thank you for you kind words, we are so glad that everything went so smoothly for you.
  • 5 Sarah Sea 9th Mar 2022

    We cannot thank Stibbards enough for their professional kind compassionate  energy in the organisation of my son Phoenix's funeral.
    I was lost never having had to organise anything like this before  yet their support helped my surviving son and i to organise the most personal and heartfelt celebration of Phoenix’s life .
    At every point they were there for us supporting and advising and making our personal Touches come to life  in the unique way that we needed it to be .
    We did not have a large budget but it could not have been any more beautiful for our cherished son and brother.
    We could not recommend  Stibbards enough  they are a truly amazing  family company and they clearly understand the honouring  of life  in every aspect surrounding  these tragic occasions.
    We  are  so grateful that such a warm  Company like this exists and  cant praise them enough .
    With love and thanks 🙏🏻 
    Sarah and Rico xx

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Sarah, thank you so much for entrusting your dear Phoenix into our care. You are a very special family and it was such an honour to care for you all. We are so glad that Phoenix's celebration was the reflection of his amazing life that you wished it to be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Rico, best wishes Martin & Maria.
  • 5 Dominic Westgarth 14th Feb 2022

    Magnificent service from the word go, not enough they could do for you to make a difficult day become a touching tribute and celebration. 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Dominic, we always try to go above and beyond for our families, as it is such a special privilege to be asked to care for a loved one. I am so pleased that the service provided met your expectations.
  • 5 Kevin Everett 8th Feb 2022

    At a most difficult time Stibbards made everything go smoothly. Taking care of all the details and being very attentive from our first meeting. They made you feel like they actually cared about your loss. I would thoroughly recommend.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Kevin, thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience with us. Dad was a well liked and respected gentleman who will be so sorely missed by all who knew him, including his friends here at Stibbards. We wish you, Mum and the rest of the family all the very best for the future, Dad will always be fondly remembered.
  • 5 Lesley Vass 30th Jan 2022

    We cannot thank the team at Stibbards enough, for the excellent service and professionalism they provided. They helped make my Mum, Grace Shearer’s funeral, as pain free and as efficient as possible.  After our initial meeting with Maria, everything was taken care of, exactly as we requested. 

    Everyone at Stibbards, including office staff and funeral car drivers, were very professional and helpful. 

    The funeral conductor Jon Stannard was excellent and struck the exact tone we wished for at my Mum’s funeral.  Again, after an initial meeting with Jon, everything was understood and he delivered a wonderful tribute to my Mum which we were very impressed with. Everyone at the funeral remarked on how lovely and fitting Jon’s service was. 

    The florist which Stibbards organised (The Flower Fountain) provided us with beautiful sprays and flowers. All of the little extra touches (like thistles and tartan ribbon) were really appreciated. The flowers were, again, exactly as we requested and more.

    We can’t recommend Stibbards and the team highly enough. They certainly took a weight off of our mind when organising Mum’s funeral.  Everything on the day was perfect. Thank you so much for helping us give my beloved Mum such a special funeral, just as she deserved. 

    Lesley & Bob Vass

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Lesley and Bob, we are so pleased to have been able to support and care for you during this difficult time. I am so glad that Mum's service was the tribute to her that you wished it to be and was so well received. Thank you for your kind and heartfelt sentiments.
  • 5 Marc Fuente 23rd Jan 2022

    From start to finish they were very professional , nothing was to much for them to help or support us 
    They always put as first , I would very highly recommend them 

    Lee Marston replied
    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

Michael Harding 13th Jun 2022

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

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

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.

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