Stephen P Gay Funeral Service, Longfield

209 reviews

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Roy Glover 20th Feb 2024

We could not of asked for more for my mum they were superb

Martin Boddy 20th Feb 2024

Stephen P Gay were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. They guided me through all the various procedures with courtesy and compassion at this difficult time. After the loss of my wife of over 56 years. Although Stephen P Gay's business is obviously a team effort, I would like to single out Sam for her tremendous help & personalty in getting me over my loss. My only other experiences of Funeral Directors were when my Mother & my Aunt died in the 1990's. On those occasions, I used a large well known company in South London. In comparison, I would only give them 3 stars whilst Stephen P Gay I would award 5 stars. Therefore, I would recommend a small family firm every time.

Andre Rene Drew 19th Feb 2024

Stephen Gay has handled the burials and cremations of all of both mine and my wife's family for many years. They are a local family business. They are sympathetic to their clients needs and carry them out in a very professional way. Whenever the sad need for this service is required I wouldn't look anywhere else.

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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

25 Station Road
Longfield
Kent
DA3 7QD

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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

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

Betty   Sargeant

Betty Sargeant

Aug 1929 - Feb 2024

Rufus John   Hunt

Rufus John Hunt

Dec 1943 - Feb 2024

Dorothy   Leary

Dorothy Leary

Apr 1921 - Feb 2024

John Christopher    Waller

John Christopher Waller

Jul 1946 - Jan 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Roy Glover 20th Feb 2024

    We could not of asked for more for my mum they were superb

  • 5 Martin Boddy 20th Feb 2024

    Stephen P Gay were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. They guided me through all the various procedures with courtesy and compassion at this difficult time. After the loss of my wife of over 56 years.

    Although Stephen P Gay's business is obviously a team effort, I would like to single out Sam for her tremendous help & personalty in getting me over my loss.

    My only other experiences of Funeral Directors were when my Mother & my Aunt died in the 1990's. On those occasions, I used a large well known company in South London. In comparison, I would only give them 3 stars whilst Stephen P Gay I would award 5 stars. Therefore, I would recommend a small family firm every time.

  • 5 Andre Rene Drew 19th Feb 2024

    Stephen Gay has handled the burials and cremations of all of both mine and my wife's family for many years. They are a local family business. They are sympathetic to their clients needs and carry them out in a very professional way. Whenever the sad need for this service is required I wouldn't look anywhere else.

  • 5 Perri Bewsey 17th Feb 2024

    Thankyou to Stephen P Gay and to all members of their team for the kind and sensitive help and advice received during this difficult time. We were taken through every step of the way and kept up to date on all aspects of our Dad's funeral. It makes a huge difference to have kind and professional people guiding you through this difficult time. Please be assured to anyone needing their services you will be in good hands. Thankyou to everyone at Stephen P Gay for making a difficult day easier.

  • 4 Wendy Mann 15th Feb 2024

    I’d like to thank all the staff involved in the preparations for my Mum’s funeral. We were listened to with compassion & understanding at all times when speaking with Nathalie & Sam & on the day. We were happy with the celebrant chosen for us & she did a good job in steering us through the process of getting the information needed to write the eulogy, she also showed compassion. We felt that we needed more guidance about the arrangements & it was a lot  to take in during the initial meeting but with a second meeting we were able to get all the answers to our questions & things became clearer. We weren’t rushed at any time whilst making decisions. On the day the team were very respectful & guided us through the service with professionalism. The day went smoothly so thank you. 

  • 5 Jane Fullager 15th Feb 2024

    From the first phone call with Sam, our meeting with Nathalie, numerous questions to Pauline and David and his team on the day of the funeral, not to mention the staff behind the scenes, Stephen P Gay were so compassionate towards our family. They understood our needs that we wanted to give my late husband the best send off we could and made sure every detail we requested was dealt with great care. Their personal touch, respect and professionalism were impeccable. 
    We thank the team for making, what is the most saddest of days an easier day to get through 💙💙. 

  • 5 Valerie Gibbs 2nd Feb 2024

    Fantastic can not fault the staff Natalie,Sam and Pauline in the Longfield office 
    Can not thank you enough for your support during this difficult time 
    Arranged the funeral in less than a week due to religion 
    Thank you again

  • 5 Susan Ward 28th Jan 2024

    Nothing was too much trouble and the service received was professional throughout. The level of care received was really appreciated. 

  • 5 Susan Butcher 19th Jan 2024

    Nice people, excellent service.

  • 5 Jayne Herring 15th Jan 2024

    The staff are amazing. They were very friendly, helpful and accommodating; nothing was too much trouble. The service we received from start to finish was impeccable and I would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Angela Johnson 8th Jan 2024

    They provided an exemplary service, dealing with me and my daughter in a sympathetic manner at all times. they made David's funeral a very special occasion. Thank you Stephen P. Gay.

  • 5 Natalie Berger 24th Dec 2023

    I lost my Dad so suddenly & Stephen P Gay, helped me navigate the process & helped created a beautiful funeral for my Dad. I will be forever grateful 

  • 5 Helen Smith 18th Dec 2023

    This is the second funeral Stephen Gay has conducted for us in 5 years. The service was professional, friendly, sensitive and practical. We were guided through all the various stages of the process and always felt that we were in safe hands and that our wishes were paramount. They could not have been better.

  • 5 Ralph Knight 18th Dec 2023

    Kind people!

  • 5 Susan Graham 16th Dec 2023

    We are a family who live in various locations in the UK and abroad, with only my deceased dad living in the Longfield area. We, the deceased's 4 children were sharing the decision making. So, organising a funeral was always going to be challenging. But the staff at Stephen Gay got us through it and were always very pleasant and understanding. Some of the people attending the funeral travelled a considerable distance to be there and I felt we did not let them down. We received very good feedback from the attendees at this sad occasion.

  • 5 Vanessa Wooding 16th Dec 2023

    The staff were so kind and helpful. The funeral was seamless and we were guided and supported throughout. 

  • 5 Nicola Michelle Bresnahan 9th Dec 2023

    This is the 2nd funeral that Stephen Gay has conducted for us and we were absolutely delighted with the way this sad occasion was performed with dignity and solemnity. Would recommend .

  • 5 Clive Simpson 28th Nov 2023

    I have used Stephen Gay Funeral Service twice in the last 2 years, they offer an excellent service, nothing is too much trouble, the staff are lovely and make a very difficult time bearable.

  • 5 Daphne Dyke 10th Nov 2023

    It was a very fitting tribute to a much loved Husband,Father and Grandfather .Thank you

  • 5 Karen Powell 24th Oct 2023

    Very kind, caring and efficient

  • 5 Allan Torode 5th Sep 2023

    The service provided by the company was excellent. The discussions which took place when planning the funeral were very useful. The order of service leaflets produced were excellent and the music and slide show were just as required and were well received. The celebrate recommended by the company was really excellent and all the mourners were appreciative of the way he conducted the service. On the day the the funeral director and his staff were very pleasant and helpful and everything went to plan. I can recommend this company. 

  • 5 Geoffrey Hawes 27th Aug 2023

    Stephen P Gay is a family enterprise.  They are very experienced.  Their attention to detail  is exceptional.  The office staff and the gentlemen you actually see at the funeral service are very professional and I would recommend their services to anyone.

  • 5 John Twine 27th Aug 2023

    Thanks to everyone at Stephen P Gay.
    So easy to deal with
    Made the day very easy to handle

    Many thanks to all

  • 5 Diane Dickenson 19th Aug 2023

    I cannot fault their seem less and professional service at a very difficult time. Highly recommended.

  • 5 Julia Mackay 9th Aug 2023

    Thank you so much for helping us to give our Mum the best funeral possible. All staff were professional at all times but warm and friendly and helpful. They made a very difficult time so much easier for us to deal with. Thank you all.

Address
25 Station Road
Longfield
Kent
DA3 7QD

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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

Roy Glover 20th Feb 2024

We could not of asked for more for my mum they were superb

Martin Boddy 20th Feb 2024

Stephen P Gay were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. They guided me through all the various procedures with courtesy and compassion at this difficult time. After the loss of my wife of over 56 years. Although Stephen P Gay's business is obviously a team effort, I would like to single out Sam for her tremendous help & personalty in getting me over my loss. My only other experiences of Funeral Directors were when my Mother & my Aunt died in the 1990's. On those occasions, I used a large well known company in South London. In comparison, I would only give them 3 stars whilst Stephen P Gay I would award 5 stars. Therefore, I would recommend a small family firm every time.

Andre Rene Drew 19th Feb 2024

Stephen Gay has handled the burials and cremations of all of both mine and my wife's family for many years. They are a local family business. They are sympathetic to their clients needs and carry them out in a very professional way. Whenever the sad need for this service is required I wouldn't look anywhere else.

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