Colchester Funeral Directors


Guide to Funeral Directors in Colchester

Colchester is home to over 104,000 residents and the town and surrounding borough is just over 60 miles from London. There are around 17 funeral directors in Colchester offering their services to the bereaved.

Just over half the of Colchester’s residents identify as Christian, while more than a third have no religious beliefs. Other faiths practiced by local people include Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism and many funeral directors in Colchester are likely to be able to accommodate the needs of the bereaved according to faith and custom. Funeral directors in Colchester should also be able to help those seeking to arrange a Humanist funeral.

Colchester has around 20 churches, two mosques and a synagogue. Funerals in Colchester take place at the council-owned Cemetery and Crematorium on Mersea Road, which has sections reserved for Jewish, Muslim and military burials

Search for local Colchester funeral directors now to see funeral homes near you. You can filter search results by best rated, most reviewed or nearest to you. Click on a funeral director’s listing to see their profile page, where you can read independent customer reviews, search for recent obituaries, and learn more about the funeral services they can offer to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do when someone dies?

When someone dies you need to get a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from a doctor, register their death and choose a funeral director to arrange their funeral. The Registration Office will give you a Death Certificate and Certificate for Burial or Cremation (GR021 in Northern Ireland).

Read more: What to do when someone dies
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
How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral depends on where you are in the UK and whether you choose a burial or a cremation. Natural burial is becoming increasingly popular, but can often be more expensive than burial in a traditional cemetery. The cost of coffins, flowers, catering and transport also varies a lot. There is also an almost unlimited list of options for personalising a service, such as professional funeral singers or a motorcycle-hearse. You can compare the price of funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

Read more: How much does a funeral cost
  • Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium

    Colchester, CO2 8RU

  • Weeley Crematorium

    Weeley, CO16 9JP

  • Three Counties Crematorium

    Braintree, CM7 5PB

  • Ipswich Crematorium

    Ipswich, IP4 2TQ

  • Seven Hills Crematorium

    Suffolk, IP10 0FG

  • Colchester Cemetery

    Colchester, CO2 8RU

  • St Osyth Cemetery

    St Osyth, CO16 8HQ

  • Hadleigh Cemetery

    Hadleigh, IP7 6DF

  • Halstead Cemetery

    Halstead, CO9 2EN

  • Witham Cemetery

    Witham, CM8 2NH

  • Clacton-on-Sea Cemetery

    Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 4LF

  • Sudbury Cemetery

    Sudbury, CO10 2QE

  • Heybridge Cemetery

    Heybridge, CM9 4QR

  • Kirby Cross Cemetery

    Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 0HS

  • Maldon Cemetery

    Maldon, CM9 6LJ

  • Bocking Cemetery

    Braintree, CM7 5SH

  • Braintree Cemetery

    Braintree, CM7 2AS

  • Ipswich Old Cemetery

    Ipswich, IP4 4AL

  • Burnham-on-Crouch Cemetery

    Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8QF

  • Millenium Cemetery

    Ipswich, IP4 3QH

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Latest Verified Reviews

Daisy . 3 weeks ago

Lee was so kind and supportive through making arrangement for Dads funeral. Having never organised something like this before and complex family dynamics it was a tricky one. Lee was there every step of the way and I’m so grateful to him and his team. Thank you Lee you made things that bit easier through a difficult time. I’d highly recommend Freedom to anyone looking for a personal and considerate service.

Brandon . 1 month ago

Treats the family and deceased with great passion, kindness and respect. Ensures to listen to you and does whatever he can to ensure that what you and the deceased would have wanted receive. He made sure to get to know about the person we had pass away which was the sweetest thing we could have asked for.

Christine Sewell 2 months ago

As such a very emotional time Lee was so very good and help me through the process with so much help and compassion. There was nothing that was too small for Lee to help with and so understanding. I felt that Lee went above and beyond in all his help and support, Lee was very accommodating. It was so hard arranging a funeral for your 36 year old son, without the help and support of Lee I don't think that I would have got through it. On the day of the funeral everything was perfect and again the support given was tremendous . Right from the start of contacting Lee he was always there to guide me through the process. Thank you so much Lee for everything. Chris

Roy . 2 months ago

Very happy with there service 

Mrs Mason 2 months ago

Excellent service very approachable nothing was too much trouble answered all out questions when ever needed however small