Stephen P Gay Funeral Service, Longfield

147 reviews

Fifth generation family funeral director in Longfield, offering a 24 hour service, repatriations and memorials for the local community.

Latest Verified Reviews

Elaine Neilson 24th Jun 2022

A funeral especially when it's for your Mum will never be easy. Stephen Gay was absolutely brilliant. The team in Longfield, in particular Mel and Pauline were so helpful in sorting out arrangements and allowing the family to visit Mum on several occasions before the funeral. On the day Stephen was a true professional with experience allowing him to show the right level of sympathy and respect while guiding us through what would happen. It turned out to be a beautiful day to say goodbye to Mum and the family thank Stephen for his kindness

Elaine Breed 5th Jun 2022

So glad we used Stephen P Gay for my beloved husbands farewell. Your helpful, friendly attitude from the very first meeting made a very sad time a bit more bearable. Special thanks to Mel.

Sue Gorton 4th Jun 2022

At a difficult and emotional time, we were helped to organise the funeral in a calm and reassuring way. We did not have to worry about anything as their expertise helped us plan a perfect funeral. Thank you to all of Stephen P Gay staff and in particular Mel who was our main point of contact. 

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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

Address
25 Station Road
Longfield
Kent
DA3 7QD

About Us

Stephen P Gay Funeral Service is a funeral director in Longfield, owned and run by Stephen and his sons, David and Dominic, the 5th and 6th generation funeral directors respectively. With a strong family background of five generations, they have acquired the knowledge and experience to provide the local community with a 24 hour service, repatriations and memorials.

Stephen P Gay Funeral Service Longfield is a truly family-run business who can provide any kind of funeral, from traditional services to any kind of bespoke funeral. They can include any special requirements that you may have, with a range of traditional coffins, modern American caskets, wicker and bamboo coffins, eco-friendly cardboards and even one-off coloured coffins printed with your own photo or design. They can provide a range of vehicles, owning a modern fleet of Mercedes hearses and limousines, and also facilitating any kind of funeral transport. motorcycle hearses, white, pink or silver hearses, VWs, Land Rovers or traditional black or white horse drawn carriages or even Shire horses are available.

The funeral home in Longfield has its own calmly decorated chapels of rest, giving you and your closest loved ones the space to say goodbye in peace and quiet. Stephen P Gay are specialists in repatriation if your loved one died abroad, and can make any necessary arrangements in this regard. They also offer home visits if you would prefer to make the funeral arrangements in the comfort of your own home.

Call Stephen P Gay Funeral Service in Longfield at any time of the day or night to begin working together to plan the perfect funeral for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Patricia   Wilde

Patricia Wilde

Mar 1931 - Jun 2022

Kenneth Frederick   Connigale

Kenneth Frederick Connigale

Jan 1926 - Jun 2022

Kathleen   Claire Evans

Kathleen Claire Evans

Jun 2022 - Dec 1936

Alan Peter   Clark

Alan Peter Clark

Sep 1928 - Jun 2022

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Elaine Neilson 24th Jun 2022

    A funeral especially when it's for your Mum will never be easy. Stephen Gay was absolutely brilliant. The team in Longfield, in particular Mel and Pauline were so helpful in sorting out arrangements and allowing the family to visit Mum on several occasions before the funeral. On the day Stephen was a true professional with experience allowing him to show the right level of sympathy and respect while guiding us through what would happen. It turned out to be a beautiful day to say goodbye to Mum and the family thank Stephen for his kindness

  • 5 Elaine Breed 5th Jun 2022

    So glad we used Stephen P Gay for my beloved husbands farewell. Your helpful, friendly attitude from the very first meeting made a very sad time a bit more bearable. Special thanks to Mel.

  • 5 Sue Gorton 4th Jun 2022

    At a difficult and emotional time, we were helped to organise the funeral in a calm and reassuring way. We did not have to worry about anything as their expertise helped us plan a perfect funeral. Thank you to all of Stephen P Gay staff and in particular Mel who was our main point of contact. 

  • 5 Adrian Facey 3rd Jun 2022

    The service provided was excellent . The ladies in the office were fantastic at every stage of our sad occasion and on the day of the funeral the gents were brilliant . I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen P Gay . Thankyou everyone.

  • 5 Simon Wood 16th May 2022

    Professional from start to finish. Very helpful taking you through the process and always ready to answer any questions you may have. Thank you 

  • 5 Sally Pitham 9th May 2022

    Words alone can not express my gratitude to all at Stephen P Gay who guided me through and gave me strength in the organising of my husband’s funeral. That first call on a Sunday morning to Dominic, gave me the absolute confidence that I had made the right choice of Funeral Directors and that my husband’s final journeys were going to be in safe hands. Pauline was my next point of contact on the phone – I felt like I’d known her forever with her caring telephone manner. She was able to book and confirm the funeral date and time and put me in touch with the wonderful Celebrant – Sue Viner. She also set up my appointment to meet with Mel at Longfield to discuss and make arrangements for the day. I could not have asked for a better Funeral Arranger – Mel is a true professional with upmost empathy and who takes away any worries or concerns, gives you all the time you need and makes you feel you are their only client. Thank you also Nathalie. Communication over the following weeks was timely and spot on and when it came to the actual day Stephen and his team were exemplary which allowed the celebration of life to be as it should be. No matter how much your world has fallen apart and you are heart broken when your loved one passes, one phone call to Stephen P Gay takes a huge burden from your shoulders. Thank you all.

  • 5 Brian Bennington 7th May 2022

    The service they provided us was of the highest quality they took all the stress out of a very sad occasion, their professionalism is second to none, I would recommend this company to anyone.

  • 5 Roger Sheldon 29th Apr 2022

    Stephen Gay and staff are very helpful, sensitive, empathic and proficient throughout the entire funeral process. I was more than pleased with their service. Their choice of celebrant was absolutely on the button. They smoothed the way through a very difficult period. Thank you so very much.

  • 5 Rose Buckingham 26th Apr 2022

    Totally professional service, empathetic and helpful at every stage in the arrangements and after care.

  • 5 Jane Challis 26th Apr 2022

    Stephen P Gay funeral service have once again been superb in making all the arrangements and co-ordinating our funeral.  The ladies in the office are friendly and helpful whilst being sensitive to the situation that people are in having just suffered a bereavement.  Thank you so much.   We did end up with the wrong tune to one of the hymns but I think that was probably because it had to be changed at the last minute as the one we had requested had different words.  This was a minor issue and may have been down to the crematorium itself. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stephen Gay and team in the future.  They take all the worry out of the funeral arrangements and leave you to concentrate on other things.

  • 5 Sarah Johnson 24th Apr 2022

    Amazing friendly service, nothing was too much trouble and helped at every decision.

  • 5 Lisa Long 28th Mar 2022

    The whole team at Stephen P Gay Funeral Service were amazing. The service we received was friendly, helpful & professional & I would have no hesitation recommending them. 

  • 5 Clive Simpson 25th Mar 2022

    Stephen P Gay are an excellent funeral directors, couldn't have been more helpful prior to the funeral and we were brilliant on the day.

  • 5 Chris keenan 21st Mar 2022

    A very professional and friendly and very considerate in all aspects of ur needs. Nothing was too much and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a fantastic family run business 

  • 5 John Luck 19th Mar 2022

    A  Big Thank You to all the staff at Stephen P Gay who managed a difficult process with empathy and expertise from start to finish.

  • 5 Sandi Procter 12th Mar 2022

    From the first meeting the Stephen Gaye team have been efficient with a friendly and sensitive manner 

  • 5 Deborah Wild 14th Feb 2022

    From start to finish the service received for Stephen P Gay was excellent. Mel the funeral organiser is understanding and listens to your requirements, also offers great advice. The funeral directors on the day were also excellent, very helpful and supportive.

  • 5 Samantha King 12th Feb 2022

    Stephen Gay were amazing from start to finish. They helped me with ever aspect of my Mums funeral. All staff are so lovely and the communication is excellent. Can't recommend them highly enough!

  • 5 Sandra Osborne 11th Feb 2022

    Stephen Gay and his team looked after me and my family during this very emotional and distressing time with great respect and kindness. Thank you to Mel for your  help in the lead up to Mum’s funeral. The day itself went so well and I feel happy and at peace that we were able to say our last goodbyes to her. 

  • 5 Julie Rodgers 1st Feb 2022

    Very professional and empathetic at a very traumatic time. Thank you for everything, from the planning to the day of Kevin’s funeral. 

  • 5 Jackie New 24th Jan 2022

    Thanks to Stephen Gay and his team for making a tough day go without any problems, nothing was too much trouble, everyone was polite, friendly and professional and there to help if we had any questions. We have had to use them before and again they didn't disappoint. Prices are very reasonable too! Once again - thank you.

  • 5 Sharon Budd 15th Jan 2022

    Mel and the team at SPG were caring and supportive throughout the planning. Their guidance was very much appreciated and made what was a difficult time a little easier. 

  • 5 Janet Cross 20th Dec 2021

    I would just like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at Stephen Gay, especially Mel. An absolute pleasure to deal with at such a sad time. Mel took her time to talk us through the whole process and was so kind. Thanks again. 

  • 5 Avril Mitchem 20th Dec 2021

    You were extremely supportive we couldn’t of asked for more 

  • 5 Corinne Lawrence 2nd Dec 2021

    A very professional, compassionate service provided by Mel and Nathalie at Stephen P Gay. They gave excellent advice and took care of everything, closely following our wishes, making the whole arrangement effortless at a very difficult time. The funeral service was just how we wanted it. Thank you from all the family. 

Address
25 Station Road
Longfield
Kent
DA3 7QD

Latest Verified Reviews

Elaine Neilson 24th Jun 2022

A funeral especially when it's for your Mum will never be easy. Stephen Gay was absolutely brilliant. The team in Longfield, in particular Mel and Pauline were so helpful in sorting out arrangements and allowing the family to visit Mum on several occasions before the funeral. On the day Stephen was a true professional with experience allowing him to show the right level of sympathy and respect while guiding us through what would happen. It turned out to be a beautiful day to say goodbye to Mum and the family thank Stephen for his kindness

Elaine Breed 5th Jun 2022

So glad we used Stephen P Gay for my beloved husbands farewell. Your helpful, friendly attitude from the very first meeting made a very sad time a bit more bearable. Special thanks to Mel.

Sue Gorton 4th Jun 2022

At a difficult and emotional time, we were helped to organise the funeral in a calm and reassuring way. We did not have to worry about anything as their expertise helped us plan a perfect funeral. Thank you to all of Stephen P Gay staff and in particular Mel who was our main point of contact. 

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