S. Stibbards & Sons, Hadleigh

321 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Sandra Hickson 16th Aug 2021

From initial contact it was clear that Stibbards were very professional and supportive in guiding us through this difficult time. All staff were courteous and friendly especially Wendy who was the principal contact and was with us all the way. Nothing was too much trouble. We both felt happy that our Mum was being well cared for in their company. On the day of the funeral everything went according to plan and timed to the minute as we had a Funeral mass and then the service at the Crematorium. The men of the Cortège were also very courteous and professional from start to finish. Would recommend Stibbards without hesitation 

R P 15th Aug 2021

Professional at all times, and very flexible. Looked after us very well on the day of the funeral.

Valerie Don 12th Aug 2021

Extremely helpful in difficult circumstances

Reviews

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

Jean Margaret   Veale

Jean Margaret Veale

Sep 1931 - Dec 2023

Michael   Francis Merriman

Michael Francis Merriman

May 1936 - Dec 2023

Lloyd   Burton

Lloyd Burton

Oct 1996 - Nov 2023

Daniel    Curtis

Daniel Curtis

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Sandra Hickson 16th Aug 2021

    From initial contact it was clear that Stibbards were very professional and supportive in guiding us through this difficult time. All staff were courteous and friendly especially Wendy who was the principal contact and was with us all the way. Nothing was too much trouble. We both felt happy that our Mum was being well cared for in their company. On the day of the funeral everything went according to plan and timed to the minute as we had a Funeral mass and then the service at the Crematorium. The men of the Cortège were also very courteous and professional from start to finish.
    Would recommend Stibbards without hesitation 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Sandra for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 R P 15th Aug 2021

    Professional at all times, and very flexible. Looked after us very well on the day of the funeral.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words, I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Valerie Don 12th Aug 2021

    Extremely helpful in difficult circumstances

    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 Lucy Potts 30th Jul 2021

    Wendy was absolutely lovely to deal with. In what was a terrible time for us, she made the whole process incredibly easy and the day went seamlessly. We can’t thank her enough. 

    Lee Marston replied
    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 Wendy looked after you with such great care.
  • 4 Alison Vincent 28th Jul 2021

    A very professional and caring service provided by Stibbards. From the day when they showed empathy while moving my Dad from the house, through to the person who led the funeral team on the day. Lovely touch taking a family photo at the Crem and getting Mum to kiss an individual rose to be left at the Crem as the family flowers were going back for a family celebration. Beautiful cars and very smart staff. Only Minor point was some of the "Digital" aspects - getting the date of the service wrong on the initial set up of the obituary page, and some angst getting the music to Obitus. But the day itself was perfect.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Alison, thank you for you kind and generous words, we are so pleased that your overall experience of our service to you was professional and caring. Additionally thank you for your feedback regarding the 'digital aspects' of our service which we are continually striving to improve and make more 'user friendly'.
  • 5 Judy Grocott 17th Jul 2021

    Very kind and compassionate service from start to finish. The funeral itself was seamless and all the team was very attentive.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Judy for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 Roberta Ellis 17th Jul 2021

    Very caring, good communication. A perfect service

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Raymond Huggett 12th Jul 2021

    Thank you for looking after mum so well and for supporting us throughout. I don't think we will recover from the sudden of loss of mum, but we are forever grateful for your kind, thoughtful and wonderful support.
    In particular, we would like to thank Wendy; her calming voice and patience has helped us to do mum proud.

    Lee Marston replied
    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 Wendy looked after you with such great care.
  • 5 Ian Yarnton 3rd Jul 2021

    At a time of sadness the Stibbards team helped us along the way and after the funeral.

    Very professional & all genuinely care so that dad got a great send off, so a big thank you for that.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Ian 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 Paul Eldridge 28th Jun 2021

    Excellent service for my late mother and very helpful and understanding with me throughout the funeral.

    Fantastic I do recommend them to anyone 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Paul for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received.
  • 5 June Freed 21st Jun 2021

    Excellent service, very professional, sensitive and flexible. Thank you so much 

    Lee Marston replied

    Thank you June for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Andy Jackson 19th Jun 2021

    Stibbard‘s dealt with our dads funeral and help us through the tough times.
    Nothing was a problem from them.
    Very nice people 

    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 Karen Brodrick 16th Jun 2021

    I knew Stíbbards had a good reputation which is why we used them for our Mum. From the first time we made contact with Wendy they have been fantastic. They have been professional, but caring. Always willing to do whatever we required for our Mum. Her funeral was beautiful. The amazing coffin. The beautiful car, the dear drivers and pall barers. Our Mum was treated like a Queen yesterday and we know she would have been absolutely thrilled. We can’t thank you enough. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you 

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Wendy and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Mum and you as a family were well looked after. 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 Mark Cole 14th Jun 2021

    At this difficult time with covid and the pressure the undertaker must be under the staff had taken care of everything in a very difficult time for me and my family, lossing someone so close they provided a outstanding service.

    Thank you.

    God bless you all M Cole

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Mark 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 Gary Burgess 11th Jun 2021

    From the moment we booked Stibbards . I knew we had chosen the right people to look after our mum . Kate , Wendy and the team were the right mix of supportive ,sympathetic and above all very professional. They made a sad day run very smoothly. Would definitely recommend them 

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you Gary for taking the time to comment on our service to you and your kind recommendation, your words are gratefully received. I will ensure they are shared with all concerned
  • 5 Jackie Bardell 6th Jun 2021

    Very helpful and professional throughout 

    Lee Marston replied

    Thank you Jackie for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Sara Bowkis 3rd Jun 2021

    Having never had to organise a funeral before, we were recommended by a friend to use Stibbards. I must say that they were so attentive and compassionate from the first call, unlike another we phoned. We were looked after throughout by Wendy at the Hadleigh branch and she was wonderful, answering our many questions promptly. The funeral director on the day made sure the funeral run completely smoothly, and we couldn’t fault a single thing, it was so dignified and respectful all the way through. I would therefore highly recommend Stibbards.

  • 5 Ruth Montanaro 3rd Jun 2021

    Absolutely excellent service from Stibbards for my fathers funeral. Kind and compassionate, efficient and dignified. Would highly recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Harry Goss 31st May 2021

    Wendy and her team were wonderful, kind, supportive and organised everything without a hitch. Thank you so much. 

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Wendy and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Ken and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 BRIAN AND JULIA Nash 18th May 2021

    From the moment we walked through the Parlour door and was greeted by Wendy we were made to feel comfortable that our needs would be met. They were in the event provided provided in a respectful and unobtrusive way which took away all the stress that these sad occasions can have.
    Thank you and well done to all at Stibbards that had a hand organising and carrying out Julie's the funeral to our wishes.
    Brian, Andrew Nash and Debbie Sothcott.

    Lee Marston replied
    We are so pleased, that Wendy and the rest of the team were able to provide a fitting farewell for Julie and you as a family were well looked after.
  • 5 Bridges Alan 18th May 2021

    Handled the arrangements with respect and compassion, from start to finish.

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.
  • 5 Monica Cooper 17th May 2021

    It is with heartfelt thanks to Stibbards’s for all your kindness care and compassion whilst arranging my son Dan’s farewell
    From the day when you picked him up right to the day of the funeral which was nearly 6 weeks your service was second to none Everybody that I spoke with either in person or via the telephone nothing was too much trouble.  A massive Thank you to Wendy who truly makes everything run smoothly and keeps you updated on every move prior to the day. Simon showed total respect all the time he was with us all on the day and a Big Thank You to Simon.  You all made the day run so smoothly words cannot express how grateful I am to you all. Thank you doesn’t seem enough 💙❤️

    Lee Marston replied
    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 Wendy and Simon looked after you with such great care. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our service to you, it is much appreciated.
  • 5 Paul Hutton 16th May 2021

    Thorough, compassionate, flexible, discreet, professional... I could go on. I don't think words can explain just how good they were in every way and made a very sad time very easy, and comforting. Thank you.

    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
  • 5 Jill Fergusson 8th May 2021

    Stibbards have always handled our Family matters when it comes to caring for our loved ones. They provide support, advice mixed with genuine empathy for the family in a time of crisis. I can't recommend them enough for the professionalism and dedication when helping individuals through a difficult process.

    Lee Marston replied
    Thank you for putting your trust in us once again. 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 Maria Maydell 4th May 2021

    Thank you for everything you did in looking after my mum. The service was excellent from start to finish

    Lee Marston replied
    thank you Maria for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our service to you.

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

Sandra Hickson 16th Aug 2021

From initial contact it was clear that Stibbards were very professional and supportive in guiding us through this difficult time. All staff were courteous and friendly especially Wendy who was the principal contact and was with us all the way. Nothing was too much trouble. We both felt happy that our Mum was being well cared for in their company. On the day of the funeral everything went according to plan and timed to the minute as we had a Funeral mass and then the service at the Crematorium. The men of the Cortège were also very courteous and professional from start to finish. Would recommend Stibbards without hesitation 

R P 15th Aug 2021

Professional at all times, and very flexible. Looked after us very well on the day of the funeral.

Valerie Don 12th Aug 2021

Extremely helpful in difficult circumstances

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