Rowland's Funeral Service

288 reviews

A family-run Hampshire funeral home that has been supporting the Petersfield community with funeral care for generations.

Latest Verified Reviews

Mark Gammon-Hardaway 16th Jun 2024

The personal attention to detail and local knowledge gained from a family business that for generations has been in Petersfield was a safe comforting pair of hands we could rely on 

Antonia Lawday 5th Jun 2024

Rolland’s Funeral Service gave our family and myself a huge amount of care and attention when arranging the funeral of my husband. Marsha was extremely kind and thoughtful attending carefully to our wishes.

Pearl Wheeler 3rd Jun 2024

We were all so pleased with Rowlands attention to detail.  Every aspect of my husband’s funeral was attended to with the utmost care and sensitivity.  The care of the deceased from the hospital to the chapel of rest, transfer to church and then crematorium has made our loss easier to bear. Communication with the minister, the florist, the printer etc all contributed to the service we wanted.  Thank you to Marsha and her team.

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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

St Peter's Road
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 3HX

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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: 01730 779925

About Us

At Rowland’s Funeral Services, Marsha Vincent and her caring team are on call to help, when families need the support of a local funeral director.

The experienced funeral directors at this long-established Petersfield funeral home are here to make things as reassuring as possible for bereaved families at a very difficult time.

Providing comfortable facilities for local people to arrange their loved one’s funeral, the Rowland’s team is here to listen, respond and provide as much support and respectful advice as is needed.

This funeral home has two bright and comfortable lounges for families making funeral arrangements and its own facilities on site to look after people and prepare them for their funeral. There are four beautiful private chapels of rest, with a key available to families so they can visit their loved one at any time of day or night, without having to make an appointment.

Rowland’s Funeral Service can help with every element of the funeral according to your wishes, or family tradition – and can arrange for any type of funeral vehicle, from limousines and horse-drawn hearse to a motorcycle-led cortege.

Families seeking a venue for the funeral may consider Rowland’s own funeral chapel, for the service and catered wake. The funeral home has its own private car park and, providing complete services for the bereaved all under one roof, families can view coffins and memorial masonry in its dedicated showrooms.

This caring funeral home is a member of the two leading funeral professional organisations, the NAFD and SAIF and proudly upholds the high standard of service to the bereaved that both institutes maintain.

Run by a family that is there to support yours at a very difficult time, call Rowland’s Funeral Services for respectful and dignified funeral service as soon as it is needed.

Latest Obituaries

Philip   Burrough

Philip Burrough

Aug 1935 - May 2024

John   Kerr

John Kerr

Sep 1933 - Jun 2024

Margaret   Topliss

Margaret Topliss

Aug 1943 - May 2024

Ellen   Gammon-Hardaway

Ellen Gammon-Hardaway

Mar 1930 - May 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Mark Gammon-Hardaway 16th Jun 2024

    The personal attention to detail and local knowledge gained from a family business that for generations has been in Petersfield was a safe comforting pair of hands we could rely on 

  • 5 Antonia Lawday 5th Jun 2024

    Rolland’s Funeral Service gave our family and myself a huge amount of care and attention when arranging the funeral of my husband. Marsha was extremely kind and thoughtful attending carefully to our wishes.

  • 5 Pearl Wheeler 3rd Jun 2024

    We were all so pleased with Rowlands attention to detail.  Every aspect of my husband’s funeral was attended to with the utmost care and sensitivity.  The care of the deceased from the hospital to the chapel of rest, transfer to church and then crematorium has made our loss easier to bear.
    Communication with the minister, the florist, the printer etc all contributed to the service we wanted.  Thank you to Marsha and her team.

  • 5 Carol Carr 27th May 2024

    The Rowlands Team could not have been more helpful and friendly during a difficult time. Their facilities of having a reception room to hold up to 30 people for a small service and accessible to the Chapel of Rest for those wishing to pay their respects on the day worked well with ease. They organised everything to make the occasion perfect.

    We had an informal day for close family and friends to gather. There was an opportunity and facilities to gather beforehand for a tea or coffee. The room, where the service was held, was at our disposal to decorate with photos and memories on the window sills and we worked with the Rowlands Team to include reflection photos and music during the service. The Celebrant, they organised to conduct the service, was excellent.

    I can thoroughly recommend Rowlands Funeral Services in Petersfield to anyone whether they wish to use them for a larger more traditional funeral or like us use their facilities for a smaller informal affair.

  • 5 Christine Musker 20th May 2024

    At a very emotional time all the staff at Rowlands were polite professional thoughtful and demonstrated great respect.  Marsha who I dealt with was amazing and so helpful with all the necessary paperwork and red tape. I have recommended them to many friends. 

  • 5 Dee Flarry 17th May 2024

    Your professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail were flawless. Thank you for your service at this very sad time i would not hesitate to recommend your services to family and friends.
    Dee Flarry

  • 5 Penny Chandler 4th May 2024

    What lovely people they made the process easier,
     With their kind words. They communicated well letting us know that everything was in place.
    So peaceful when Dad was in his room and we said are goodbye to him. It was good to know that they looked after him when he was in there care.
    Nothing was too much trouble for them, very organised compassionate people.
    Even Ant and Dec (the horses that pulled his carriage) were lovely. Would highly recommend this company to take care of your loved one.

  • 5 Martin Hall 29th Apr 2024

    Rowlands were very thorough accommodating, friendly  efficient throughout. The funeral went without any issues and no stress.

  • 5 Brian Longland 28th Apr 2024

    Charlotte and her team were so supportive and 'held our hands' throughout this emotional episode. Charlotte especially made sure everything went to plan on the day, which were so grateful for at a time of great sorrow. The floral tribute on the casket that she arranged were lovely. A huge "thank you" from Brian, David & Annie.

  • 5 Gillian Allan 22nd Apr 2024

    Everyone at Rowlands were very helpful and caring, especially Owen and Elise. From that first phone call on the evening Ray died Owen has been there for the whole family. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you for always being there for us and helping us . Gill , Lynsey and Lucy.

  • 5 Denis Parrett 17th Apr 2024

    Everything went well

  • 5 Eric Hickman 15th Apr 2024

    Professional and compassionate service, was impressed with the attention to detail, with thanks  to Marsha, Owen and the team

  • 5 Gail Oliver 29th Mar 2024

    Rowlands were excellent in every aspect of taking care of my late husband and his funeral directions.  As a family we cannot recommend them highly enough.

  • 5 Amanda Franklin 25th Mar 2024

    Owen and his excellent team took care of everything for us. For a sad day, it really couldn't have gone any better

  • 5 Lisa Atkins-Gough 8th Mar 2024

    I cannot thank Charlotte and her team at Rowlands enough for all their help and support during a really difficult time.  Friendly yet professional and provided an outstanding service meaning my Grandmother was given a send off she would have been proud of.
    Thank you so much 

  • 5 Rosemary Glaister 4th Mar 2024

    From the time of mum’s passing to the service and committal, all staff have been kind, sympathetic, understanding and extremely helpful and respectful .They have reduced all the stress at this difficult time and made what is such a sad occasion into a joyous celebration of our mother’s life. Nothing has been too much trouble.

  • 5 Beverley Nicholson 2nd Mar 2024

    I was recommended Rowlands and I could not have been happier. Charlotte was our main contact and such a lovely lady. Everything was explained nothing was to much trouble. On the day the support was amazing.
    I honestly could not fault anything and would recommend Rowlands to anyone needing to use this service. 10/10

  • 5 Helen Mitchell 26th Feb 2024

    Excellent, thank you. Rowlands were very efficient and very caring. We were so well looked after at what is, of course, a very difficult time.

  • 5 Andy Butler 19th Feb 2024

    We were delighted with the service provided by Rowlands Funeral Service. They provided a sensitive, efficient, and effective service for us. Their communication with us and other third parties (e.g. minister, venue for the wake etc) was excellent and always prompt, and this took a significant weight off our shoulders in assisting us to make all the arrangements at a difficult time.

    They had a genuine 'can do' approach and nothing was too much trouble, their aim was to provide a highly personalised service and they did this really well.

    All the staff were excellent, and we would give particular thanks go to Marsha, Elise, and Owen.

    The arrangements ran smoothly and to time on the day of the funeral which meant no worries for us, and we were free to celebrate the life, and grieve the loss, of a really important person in our lives.

  • 5 Mark Bates 19th Feb 2024

    A very professional and sympathetic service. I would highly recommend Rowlands to help anyone during their difficult time.

  • 5 Anthony Langham 2nd Feb 2024

    Charlotte and the whole staff were extremely professional whilst maintaining a level of compassion and understanding. This was the first time that we as a family had been in this situation and they were able to provide advice and assistance for every situation in a calming and reassuring way. Really nothing was too much for them and they accommodated all of our requests without hesitation. There was no hard sell for more expensive routes and there local knowledge and local contacts showed out constantly. I would highly recommend their service.

  • 5 Tina Webb 2nd Feb 2024

    Excellent service throughout. Marsha and all the staff were kind and compassionate, they really helped and guided me and my family through a very difficult time. 

  • 5 Keith Durward 31st Jan 2024

    I was very impressed with the Owen and the team from Rowlands. They were compassionate and well organised and I felt very reassured about their ability to deliver-despite the challenges they were given. They had to work on a Saturday and fill a grave in just before dusk. A very personal service.

  • 5 Tanya Wells 29th Jan 2024

    Outstanding in every way. Charlotte and Elise are superb. Don’t know how we would have managed without them. Above and beyond every step of the way. Can’t thank you enough. 

  • 5 David Bradshaw 14th Jan 2024

    very pleased with how mums funeral went, thank you.

Address
St Peter's Road
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 3HX

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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

Mark Gammon-Hardaway 16th Jun 2024

The personal attention to detail and local knowledge gained from a family business that for generations has been in Petersfield was a safe comforting pair of hands we could rely on 

Antonia Lawday 5th Jun 2024

Rolland’s Funeral Service gave our family and myself a huge amount of care and attention when arranging the funeral of my husband. Marsha was extremely kind and thoughtful attending carefully to our wishes.

Pearl Wheeler 3rd Jun 2024

We were all so pleased with Rowlands attention to detail.  Every aspect of my husband’s funeral was attended to with the utmost care and sensitivity.  The care of the deceased from the hospital to the chapel of rest, transfer to church and then crematorium has made our loss easier to bear. Communication with the minister, the florist, the printer etc all contributed to the service we wanted.  Thank you to Marsha and her team.

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