S. Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

324 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Sally Haynes 17th Jan 2022

Once again Stibbards did us proud.  The compassion shown as well as the attention to detail helped create a wonderful send off.

Clare Clift 3rd Jan 2022

Stibbards were excellent- mum had already paid for her funeral and organised a lot but Wendy went through everything with us carefully and kindly. On the day of the funeral Stibbards were kind and respectful and we felt really looked after. Scott was very kind and considerate and we really appreciated the way he made sure everything went smoothly and that we were ok. Thank you 

Jane Grieve 27th Dec 2021

Stibbards are amazing, they are professional and empathetic as well as sympathetic. Thank you for taking the stress out of planning my mum’s funeral 

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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 Sally Haynes 17th Jan 2022

    Once again Stibbards did us proud.  The compassion shown as well as the attention to detail helped create a wonderful send off.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again, we are so pleased to have been able to help you and the family through such a difficult time. and taking the time to comment on our service to you, it is much appreciated
  • 5 Clare Clift 3rd Jan 2022

    Stibbards were excellent- mum had already paid for her funeral and organised a lot but Wendy went through everything with us carefully and kindly.
    On the day of the funeral Stibbards were kind and respectful and we felt really looked after. Scott was very kind and considerate and we really appreciated the way he made sure everything went smoothly and that we were ok.
    Thank you 

    Lee Marston replied

    Thank you Claire 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 Wendy, Scott and the team looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Jane Grieve 27th Dec 2021

    Stibbards are amazing, they are professional and empathetic as well as sympathetic. Thank you for taking the stress out of planning my mum’s funeral 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Jane 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 Judy Rolf 23rd Dec 2021

    As a family, we felt very supported. From start to finish nothing has been to much trouble. Our dad has been cared for as if he was one of their own and we couldn't have asked for anything better for him.
    We can't thank Stibbards enough, thank you.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Judy for allowing us to come into your lives at such a difficult time and 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 Geoffrey Blackledge 20th Dec 2021

    The physical aspects of Stibbards service were conducted impeccably, collection of deceased, provision of transport and due politeness. We were a little disappointed with some aspects of the clerical procedure but overall the day went very well. 

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Geoff, thank you for your kind comments regarding our service to you and for taking the time to speak to me regarding your disappointment with Order of Service. I am glad that we have been able to resolve the issue, please let me know if there is anything else we can help you with. Kindest regards, Martin Stibbards
  • 5 Jennifer Peters 20th Dec 2021

    Everyone very understanding and helpful.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 John Blasdale 18th Dec 2021

    Everything was done exceptionally well. Stibbards staff paid great attention to detail during the preparation stages, and they operated with great decorum and sincerity on the funeral day itself. In person, the staff were considerate and understanding as well as being professional. Thank you for a job well done.  

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you John 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 Ellen Lewis 14th Dec 2021

    We were very pleased with everything last Friday.  The staff were very friendly and caring.  They made our day very special. A great big Thank you to every one who was involved.  

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Linda Layton 11th Dec 2021

    I cannot thank you enough for the care you gave my husband I am so thankful to you all for the help & support for myself many thanks Linda Layton 

    Lee Marston replied

    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 Carol Palmer 5th Dec 2021

    Stibbards we’re amazing.  Everyone we dealt with went beyond the call of duty. They  were so compassionate and helpful.  They kept in touch with  us throughout and explained to us everything and answered all our questions.  Nothing was too much trouble for them…. Thank you for taking care of
    Mum ….

    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.
  • 5 Edward Parker 4th Dec 2021

    A very caring and friendly professional service. Nothing we asked for was to much trouble. They helped make the grief of a funeral easier to bare.

    Lee Marston replied
    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 Amy Gibson 26th Nov 2021

    Stibbards were amazing from beginning to end. Wendy was excellent with explaining, planning and communicating with us all throughout and we felt reassured that our Dads funeral was being organised in the best hands. On visiting Dad in the Chapel of Rest I was reassured that he had been given the best care- we were also offered support at this time. On the day of the funeral, Stibbards were absolutely brilliant. So respectful, discreet and organised. We were all so impressed. Their attention to detail was really noticed by all. Thank you for making such a difficult time a little more bearable. 

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Wendy and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for dad and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Jonathan Lester 26th Nov 2021

    My dearly missed mother had made a funeral plan with Stibbards and I have to say they exceeded my expectations at every stage. They handled so much of the difficult and depressing parts of the planning without us having to worry. The service itself was beautiful and organised to the exact specifics we and mum wanted, planned perfectly and every little detail accounted for. They even went out of their way to seek out a priest who knew my mum and other personal touches. The staff were always friendly but respectful and decorous on the day. Fantastic local company.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Jonathan for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, 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 Melanie Berry 22nd Nov 2021

    The team at Stibbards were so helpful and caring at this difficult time.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Melanie for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Malcom York 9th Nov 2021

    Outstanding in every respect as was my wife.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that we were able to provide a fitting farewell for your dear wife Anne and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Alan Brook 7th Nov 2021

    Wonderful and considerate service throughout

    Lee Marston replied
    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 Pauline Woodcock 7th Nov 2021

    Outstanding service, dealt with everything with a great deal of efficiency, understanding and empathy.

    Lee Marston replied

    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 Neil Gosford 5th Nov 2021

    First class service was offered throughout starting with speaking with Wendy Newmark-Portch hope organised the funeral to the undertakers that took us to the funeral and then onto the wake. 

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Wendy and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Rosalind and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Lee Webb 26th Oct 2021

    Lovely professional family run buisness, I couldn't thank them enough for their compassion and the helpful way they handled my Dads funeral. Lee webb

    Lee Marston replied
    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 Helen Lobar 23rd Oct 2021

    We helped us as a family deal with every aspect of the funeral arrangements with out a hitch they were reliable and compassionate there booklet walked us through the journey as it was very well laid out even had a notes section so we could write down reminder that we need to do xx big thank you to Wendy who handed out tissues and dealt with question big or small xx Thanku stibbards  xx from all the family xxx 

    Lee Marston replied
    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 James Garnier 12th Oct 2021

    Sue was very good and made the whole process of dealing with the arrangements and funeral from Australia easy.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you James 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 Susan Mowday 28th Sep 2021

    We were totally happy And impressed with you guys from the moment you collected our mum Right through to looking after her and Also For caring for our family on her special day. Thank you Everyone at  Stibbards for Taking the pressure off us all and making the actual day bearable. 5 stars. 

    Lee Marston replied
    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, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned.
  • 5 William Lee 22nd Sep 2021

    we have used this director three times and have had. exelent service

    all the staff are most caring and followed our wishes to the core
    W lee. 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again and I am so pleased that the team looked after you all so well.
  • 5 Christine De Vries 20th Sep 2021

    I have nothing but praise for Martin and his team. We lost our little girl and the whole team was incredible and flexible and helped us to give the funeral we wanted for our child to make it personal. Nothing was too much trouble and they always made us feel like we where always a priority. To loose a child is the worst type of grief but the made the whole process as easy as it could be.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for taking the time to express your thanks and praise for the service that we provided to you. 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 Compas Debbie 13th Sep 2021

    We sadly lost our lovely husband and dad in August 2021. We have never regretted asking Stibbards to assist us with Dad's arrangements. Everyone we dealt with was so helpful and kind, we felt really looked after and they literally held our hands throughout the process. The funeral celebrant they recommended to us, Yvette Williams, was also wonderful and we were really happy with how everything went. Thank you to everyone who helped us x

    Lee Marston replied
    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

Sally Haynes 17th Jan 2022

Once again Stibbards did us proud.  The compassion shown as well as the attention to detail helped create a wonderful send off.

Clare Clift 3rd Jan 2022

Stibbards were excellent- mum had already paid for her funeral and organised a lot but Wendy went through everything with us carefully and kindly. On the day of the funeral Stibbards were kind and respectful and we felt really looked after. Scott was very kind and considerate and we really appreciated the way he made sure everything went smoothly and that we were ok. Thank you 

Jane Grieve 27th Dec 2021

Stibbards are amazing, they are professional and empathetic as well as sympathetic. Thank you for taking the stress out of planning my mum’s funeral 

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