S. Stibbards & Sons, Rayleigh

36 reviews

A family-owned funeral home in Rayleigh, near Benfleet, supporting families with compassionate and caring funeral services

Latest Verified Reviews

John Pease 15th Apr 2024

Thank you Martin and Susan for all your help during the preparation for Pauline's funeral. Every aspect was covered with compassion for me and the family. Many Thanks John and family

Jean Cason 9th Apr 2024

Wonderful service

Sara Bowden 30th Mar 2024

The staff couldn’t be more helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I would highly recommend. 

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

Weir View House
533 Rayleigh Road
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 3TN

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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: 01268 202509

About Us

The caring team at S Stibbards & Sons understand that contacting a funeral director can seem daunting, but with over 150 years experience, 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 Rayleigh, Benfleet and the surrounding area at whatever time of day or night it is needed.

When it can be hard to focus on decision-making, it is the role of their caring team to listen and support families in a reassuring space where they can focus on their loved one.

S Stibbards & Sons’ Rayleigh funeral home is a completely new site with state-of-the-art care facilities. The new funeral home and care centre is the result of 5 years of planning, 18 months of building and 156 years of experience and knowledge. prior to opening in 2023. With two chapels of rest, bespoke washing facilities, large gathering rooms which allow extended family groups to come together, and industry leading modern facilities for the care of the deceased, Weir View House is a truly inclusive and fully featured 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 ones will travel in comfort, driven by their professional staff. Traditional horse-drawn hearses, vintage vehicles and other bespoke options can also be arranged.

S Stibbards & Sons is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and Society of Allied 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 a compassionate and helpful funeral service in Rayleigh.

Latest Obituaries

David Ian Leslie    Poole

David Ian Leslie Poole

Jun 1943 - Feb 2024

Jackie   Buller

Jackie Buller

Mar 1950 - Mar 2024

Mette   Margrethe Juul Brown

Mette Margrethe Juul Brown

Jul 1941 - Mar 2024

Pauline   Pease

Pauline Pease

Dec 1943 - Feb 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 John Pease 15th Apr 2024

    Thank you Martin and Susan for all your help during the preparation for Pauline's funeral. Every aspect was covered with compassion for me and the family.

    Many Thanks
    John and family

  • 5 Jean Cason 9th Apr 2024

    Wonderful service

  • 5 Sara Bowden 30th Mar 2024

    The staff couldn’t be more helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I would highly recommend. 

  • 4 Nicola Spear 28th Mar 2024

    Highly professional and a great support at a difficult time.

  • 5 Debbie Hayman 26th Mar 2024

    I would like to say ‘Thank you’ to you  all at Stibbards for your kind care & attention whilst looking after my father and the details regarding his funeral.  Many thanks to Martin Stibbard as he was absolutely fantastic with helping my mother and looking after us all. She was so grateful for him.
    Stibbards are exemplary & really are totally amazing … with the managing of all the details and the final touches that did not go unnoticed. 
    Your service on the day was carried out with such dignity and respect ; it was well regarded by our whole family . So many of our family and friends commented on how wonderful everything was. You took great care of everyone and everything that needed to be done.
    The leaflets were the best we have ever seen , so very well presented.
    So , I wanted to say, Thank you 🙏.

    Martin Stibbards replied
    Dear Debbie, thank you for your kind and gracious words. From the first moment we met with you, it was obvious what a special person in your lives that Dad was. Thank you for allowing us to honour his life and celebrate the special person that he was to you, the family and all those that knew him, we hope we served you well. Warmest regards, Martin and the team.
  • 3 Penny Sanderson 25th Mar 2024

    The day itself went without a hitch and the funeral director and driver were lovely. But I felt that communication before the day was poor, we weren't even told in advance that our contact person, David would be away the week of the funeral. We had to keep ringing up to find out when Joy was ready to view and to see where we were in the process. However Wendy who stood in for David the week he was away was excellent. She made sure everything was done and really calmed my frazzled nerves by efficiently going through everything.

  • 5 Christine Morris 24th Mar 2024

    Everyone was friendly and professional. David, Wendy and Rebecca at Rayleigh were very helpful. On the day of funeral Scott was absolutely excellent. David was so helpful with all the changes that we had to make with delaying my Dad’s funeral due to Mum dying a month later. We had a double funeral for both parents. 
    Christine Morris

  • 5 Jeremy Larter 8th Mar 2024

    Stibbard's were excellent in every respect. I should have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody.

    With Many thanks,

    Jeremy Thomass.

  • 5 Duncan Bond 19th Feb 2024

    Thank you Stibbards for looking after my Karen.
    From Wendy in the office to Martin and his team on the day, we couldn’t have asked for better service, during such a sad time.

  • 5 Tricia Newson-Joyce 9th Feb 2024

    I would like to thank Stibbards for everything, they covered every aspect of our funeral from first meeting Wendy who was so kind and helpful to Scott who looked after our family on the day and especially looking after my mum, he even put together a small bouquet from the funeral flowers for mum, and made sure everything was in place for the wake, exceptional professionalism, my brother would have been so proud of his send off, our family thank you with our heart.

  • 5 Malcolm Wray 4th Feb 2024

    All I can say is that at such a sad time it was such a blessing and relief to have all the staff at Stibbards helping and guiding us through a difficult time they were so caring and felt like they were family so from all my Family I would like to say thank you to truly nice careing people M Wray

  • 5 Linda Lau 3rd Feb 2024

    Scott and his team were very professional, whilst being friendly and warm.
    Thank you

  • 5 Leigh Fyson 30th Jan 2024

    I was very happy with the service and advice I received when arranging my late mother’s funeral and the interment of her ashes. The team were on hand when needed and everything went smoothly. I would especially like to thank Lee and the pallbearers who showed such respect and kindness on the day of the funeral. The Stibbards office on Canvey Island were also very attentive as they assisted with the interment of ashes. Thank you all.  

  • 5 Anna Coster 30th Jan 2024

    We, as a family couldn’t have asked for anything more on the day of our Dad’s service and the lead up to it. 
    From start to finish everything ran smoothly and the attention to detail was second to none.
    There aren’t enough ‘Thankyous’ to say how grateful we are. 

  • 5 Hilary Pike 28th Jan 2024

     We were so impressed by your support and professionalism at a very sad time. We could not have had better care.
    Thank you

  • 5 Gavin Culff 27th Jan 2024

    I wish to say a big thank you to Wendy our director, she took me through a difficult period, not having done this before. She was very patient and explained how the procedure works 

    Thank you 

    Gavin 

  • 5 Louise Vinson 20th Jan 2024

    From the very first meeting, to the drop of after the funeral, they are with every step of the way, making it as easy as it possibly can be, to do right by your loved one. Can’t thank them enough x

  • 5 Ashley Christian 9th Jan 2024

    Very friendly helpful and professional, no query was too small 

  • 5 Suzanne Daniels 1st Jan 2024

    Initially everything seemed daunting . Once the process started everything fell into place . The chapel of rest at Hadleigh so helpful kind and understanding .
    The Conductor on the day of the service outstanding I can’t thank you enough .
    We opted for the vintage funeral car which added a special touch for my loving husband .
    Music arrangement and video 
    beautifully put together
     Leah Foley was the Celebrant 
    for our service and everyone commented how beautiful and personal it was .
    Everything was so professional.
    I had a little niggle at the beginning which I discussed with Wendy which she totally understood my concern and I was thankful for her listening to me .
    Would definitely recommend 
    Thank you 
    Daniels Family 

  • 5 Diane Cross 24th Dec 2023

    Wendy looked after us with care & compassion. She kept in touch and was there to answer any questions, whether they were silly ones or not! The day went very smoothly - we never felt hurried. Excellent service all round. Thank you so much. 

  • 5 Nicole Evans-Dear 4th Dec 2023

    We are beyond grateful for the support Stibbards and Sons gave us from start to finish when planning our baby’s funeral. Sue took as through everything step-by-step at a pace we felt comfortable with. She made enquiries with minsters, took into account my disabilities when liaising with cemeteries and even offered us use of their wheelchair accessible vehicle. The embalming process was emotional for us but we were provided with assurances and communication during the process made us feel comfortable. The chapel of rest offers a safe, comfortable and peaceful place to visit a loved one and the team will work around you to ensure your visit isn’t interrupted by others. On the day the team provided us and our son with the upmost respect and everything ran smoothly.
    We as a family would highly recommend Stibbards and Sons to anyone considering entrusting their loved one into the care of a funeral director. 

  • 5 Neil Cranefield 3rd Dec 2023

    So professional, could not fault their services from the initial contact through to the funeral itself. 

  • 5 Andrew Groom 22nd Nov 2023

    Absolutely amazing. The care and kindness Martin showed for my daughter and family goes beyond words.

    I have nothing but good words to say about Martin. An absolute gentleman. Thank you for making my daughters funeral something that she deserved and would have wanted.

  • 5 Michael 'Mick' Knowler 19th Nov 2023

    I cant say enough about these people,,,,,A first class service from start to finish, looked after my late wife with care and compassion.. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️  at a very difficult 😥 time in my life,,,highly recommend Stibbards thank you💐🌹🌹

  • 5 Antony Loveless 7th Nov 2023

    I was highly impressed by everything they did for my dad’s funeral. Wendy arranged everything and was compassionate, empathetic and warm, the entire service from start to finish was first class. I have no hesitation in recommending them to others, and would happily use them again.

Address
Weir View House
533 Rayleigh Road
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 3TN

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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

John Pease 15th Apr 2024

Thank you Martin and Susan for all your help during the preparation for Pauline's funeral. Every aspect was covered with compassion for me and the family. Many Thanks John and family

Jean Cason 9th Apr 2024

Wonderful service

Sara Bowden 30th Mar 2024

The staff couldn’t be more helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I would highly recommend. 

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