Co-operative Funeral Services Braintree

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Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services offer compassionate, comprehensive funeral planning in Braintree and the surrounding areas

Latest Verified Reviews

Suzanne Lord 25th Aug 2021

Kari and the rest of the team have been wonderful. Right from the start, when we first contacted Kari, we have been treated with great compassion and friendliness. Every step of the way the staff have been extremely helpful, and really interested in our ideas for the service, booklet, music, etc. I have had great confidence in their ability and intuition as to how we chose to conduct Mum's funeral at this emotional and sad time. I would be very happy to recommend Co-op funeral services. Thank you so much. Suzanne and family

Dave Hearn 10th Aug 2021

Very kind respectful and helpful in everything they done for us

Alan Thorogood 19th May 2021

Funeral was smoothly and sympathetically organised. My thanks to all the staff at Braintree.

Reviews

Location

Address
6 Clare Road
Braintree
Essex
CM7 2PA

About Us

For over 80 years, Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services has been operating in the mid-Essex area, giving expert advice to help guide bereaved families through the funeral planning process.

The Braintree branch, established in 1993, is situated near the town centre, close to a bus route and with free parking available at the front of the premises. The premises have a private area to arrange funerals and a chapel to view your loved ones in peace. You can also pay a visit to the Hall of Remembrance, where mourners can leave tributes.

Co-operative Funeral Services pride themselves on offering complete bereavement and aftercare support. Clients have access to a free-phone number for 24-hour, seven-days-a-week advice on any problem they might have. There is also a free aftercare service, through local clergy, doctors and care workers, to meet all your needs.

Chelmsford Star will take the time to help you create the ideal funeral for your loved one that truly reflects their wishes, through a choice of coffins, flowers, transport, music and readings. Thanks to nationwide connections, they are also able to meet more unusual requirements, such as a motorbike-hearse, for a unique celebration of your loved one’s life.

The team at Chelmsford Star has also earned a place as one of Good Funeral Guide’s ‘Best Funeral Directors’ and has won eight local business awards for customer service over the last 15 years.

Get in touch with Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services to find out how they can help you plan your loved one’s funeral.

Latest Obituaries

John Robert   Taylor

John Robert Taylor

Jan 1951 - Oct 2021

Andrew   Greenhalgh

Andrew Greenhalgh

Jul 1959 - Oct 2021

Maurice Alec Sidney    James

Maurice Alec Sidney James

Jun 1936 - Aug 2021

Peggy Ailsa Mabel   Morton

Peggy Ailsa Mabel Morton

Oct 1925 - Jul 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Suzanne Lord 25th Aug 2021

    Kari and the rest of the team have been wonderful. Right from the start, when we first contacted Kari, we have been treated with great compassion and friendliness. Every step of the way the staff have been extremely helpful, and really interested in our ideas for the service, booklet, music, etc. I have had great confidence in their ability and intuition as to how we chose to conduct Mum's funeral at this emotional and sad time. I would be very happy to recommend Co-op funeral services. Thank you so much. Suzanne and family

  • 4 Dave Hearn 10th Aug 2021

    Very kind respectful and helpful in everything they done for us

  • 5 Alan Thorogood 19th May 2021

    Funeral was smoothly and sympathetically organised. My thanks to all the staff at Braintree.

  • 5 Graham Riordan 15th May 2021

    Kari made the process of handling the arrangements and getting every thing done very easy from start to finish and was a great help in such a difficult time

  • 5 Brian Slow 10th May 2021

    Brilliant service. They couldn’t have done any better.

  • 5 Laura Porter 14th Apr 2021

    My father died at home on a weekend and I hadn't researched local Funeral Directors. I had to make a quick decision so checked online and chose the Co-op after seeing so many positive reviews. I was grateful for the team who collected dad on the Saturday and for Kari Bennett at Braintree Clare Road who called me on the Monday to explain the funeral process. No funeral can ever really be described as "cheap" but Kari was able to help me not waste money. She was kind and caring throughout the organising stages and we got the service we planned.

  • 5 Kevin Toomer 4th Apr 2021

    First time I’ve had to the horrendous job of sorting out a funeral. Couldn’t have better help and guidance from Carri to make the day go well and to give Kerry the send of she deserved. Our thanks to you all at cooperative funeral service. 

  • 5 Nicola Justice 23rd Feb 2021

    Excellent, professional and caring service from all the staff involved. Everyone made us feel like my mother's funeral was the only one that they had to deal with and it was as important to them as it was to us. I can't speak highly enough of the compassionate service we received.

  • 5 Rachel Morland 15th Feb 2021

    I can not fault this funeral directors at all I had the honor of working with kari an she was incredible she made this very hard time just that little bit easier they could not be more comforting and done everything I had asked for incredible service incredible updates and communication and just incredible people to have work along side you at this very challenging times xx

  • 5 Sue Mercier 12th Feb 2021

    Kari at Braintree Funeral Services has been excellent. At a very difficult time she has been supportive and attentive to our family. We would definitely recommend Kari.

  • 5 Melanie Garrard 12th Jan 2021

    Kari definitely deserves every one of these 5 stars!  We were looked after from the second we met Kari & in this saddest of times her professional yet kind approach guided us through. Nothing was too much trouble & everything was done with so much care & consideration. 

  • 5 Jackie Hook 22nd Dec 2020

    I cannot fault the service I had they were supportive and kind 

  • 5 Sandra Reynolds 11th Dec 2020

    The service offered by Kari and the team was very professional and supportive. 

  • 5 Julie Barnard 20th Nov 2020

    The support given to me at a sad time was good x

  • 4 Pat & John Smith 28th Sep 2020

    Very helpful and efficient. Made it easier for us.

  • 5 Laura Halsey 8th Aug 2020

    Great service, would highly recommended. We cant thank them enough.

  • 5 Ian Golds 1st Jul 2020

    We cannot speak highly enough of Kari at CSC Funeral services. Nothing was too much trouble, this lady is so kind and so caring, her attention to detail is incredible.  She has really helped us through a very difficult time after losing our mum during the lockdown period.   On the day of mums funeral Rob and his staff were dignified, helpful and so respectful of mum and us as a family. We can’t thank all at CSC enough.

  • 5 Gary Barnard 26th Jun 2020

    A kind and thoughtful assistance service 

  • 4 Alma Chapman 19th Jun 2020

    In the current difficult circumstances the arrangements were dealt with very thoughtfully with Kari.

  • 5 Amanda French 7th Jun 2020

    having lost both my mother and husband within 3 weeks of each other i found the funeral services to be very kind and helpful in this stressfull time. nothing was to much trouble.

  • 5 Keith Packman 3rd Jun 2020

    Excellent service at a very sad time

  • 5 Jane Elizabeth Calvert 18th May 2020

    Excellent service through out.

  • 5 Kay Lieberman 1st Feb 2020

    At such a horrible stressful time the coop helped me all the way Kerry the Braintree lady was kind helpful and considerate , they arranged for a lovely vicar Barbara. Llewellynwho did the service proud and I can not thank her enough for all her help I would highly recommend this company with my dearest thanks Kay x

  • 5 Mary Horncastle 4th Nov 2018

    very helpful couldn't do enough for you in this hour of need

  • 5 Stephen Halls 4th Aug 2018

    Excellent service with dignity. Very efficient and professional. I would highly recommend this company and its staff. Well done and thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

Read more: What are disbursements

How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
6 Clare Road
Braintree
Essex
CM7 2PA

Latest Verified Reviews

Suzanne Lord 25th Aug 2021

Kari and the rest of the team have been wonderful. Right from the start, when we first contacted Kari, we have been treated with great compassion and friendliness. Every step of the way the staff have been extremely helpful, and really interested in our ideas for the service, booklet, music, etc. I have had great confidence in their ability and intuition as to how we chose to conduct Mum's funeral at this emotional and sad time. I would be very happy to recommend Co-op funeral services. Thank you so much. Suzanne and family

Dave Hearn 10th Aug 2021

Very kind respectful and helpful in everything they done for us

Alan Thorogood 19th May 2021

Funeral was smoothly and sympathetically organised. My thanks to all the staff at Braintree.

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