Bournes Of Sittingbourne

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Family owned and run funeral directors, serving the people of Sittingbourne and surrounding areas with bespoke funeral arrangements for over 20 years.

Latest Verified Reviews

Carole Dickens 18th Oct 2020

I cannot fault the service provided by all the team at Bournes from the arrangements beforehand by the ladies in the office to Ben and the team on the day. They completely understood our needs and requirements and we never felt rushed. They listened and made helpful suggestions. They guided and supported us from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble. Arranging a funeral during COVID Is difficult and daunting and Bournes could not have been more helpful and understanding.

Andy Mayne 14th Sep 2020

We can't rate Bournes highly enough. They were so professional, reassuring, kind, generous and thoughtful. These words aren't enough. They looked after our little girl so well. We can't thank them and rate them enough. We will always be so grateful. Thank you

Samantha Rose 6th Sep 2020

Very helpful and all arrangements were very smooth and stress free. Many thanks Bournes. 

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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
4-6 East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 4RT

About Us

Bournes of Sittingbourne Funeral Service has been serving the Sittingbourne and Kent community for over twenty years. Their professional and dedicated team are available around the clock, ready to provide help to bereaved families in the local area.

Whatever faith or denomination you might be, Ben Gregory-Bourne and his compassionate team will be able to help you with your funeral arrangements, including non-denominational services and celebrations of life.

This Sittingbourne funeral home have their own fleet of matching Mercedes hearses and limousines as well as bespoke options for transport including motorbike, VW camper, Land Rover Defender and more traditional horse and carriage hearses.

Bournes of Sittingbourne Funeral Service also have extensive experience in international repatriation.

They are able to help arrange keepsakes and memorial jewellery if that’s desired. Their welcoming funeral home in Sittingbourne has multiple, spacious chapels of rest so you can come and view your loved one in complete privacy, right up until the funeral service.

Call Bournes of Sittingbourne Funeral Service today so you can start making the perfect funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Rosemary Catherine Bower

Apr 1947 - Sep 2020

Constance Alice Bass

Jul 1918 - Sep 2020

Sydney Thomas Hursey

Dec 1941 - Sep 2020

Raymond Frank Charles Anns OBE

Jan 1938 - Sep 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Carole Dickens 18th Oct 2020

    I cannot fault the service provided by all the team at Bournes from the arrangements beforehand by the ladies in the office to Ben and the team on the day. They completely understood our needs and requirements and we never felt rushed. They listened and made helpful suggestions. They guided and supported us from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble. Arranging a funeral during COVID Is difficult and daunting and Bournes could not have been more helpful and understanding.

  • 5 Andy Mayne 14th Sep 2020

    We can't rate Bournes highly enough. They were so professional, reassuring, kind, generous and thoughtful. These words aren't enough. They looked after our little girl so well. We can't thank them and rate them enough. We will always be so grateful. Thank you

  • 5 Samantha Rose 6th Sep 2020

    Very helpful and all arrangements were very smooth and stress free. Many thanks Bournes. 

  • 5 Di Simms 30th Aug 2020

    Kind, friendly and very supportive. Nothing was to much trouble. 

  • 5 Michael Baker 22nd Jul 2020

    Felt at ease.

  • 5 Gemma Ewing 13th Jul 2020

    I would highly recommend Bournes. Planning a funeral can be daunting and upsetting but Ben and the team at Bournes made the process run very smoothly. They went above and beyond to make what is a difficult time, as easy as possible for my family. On the day of the funeral the guys were professional and compassionate. Hopefully I won't need to use a funeral director again anytime soon but when I do I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • 5 Lynnette & john Gleissner 12th Jun 2020

    I can’t thank them enough for all there professional care at such a difficult time for me 

  • 5 Kerry Humphries 8th Jun 2020

    Bournes of Sittingbourne were brilliant helping and supporting me throughout  my mums funeral. The ladies Catherine and Hayley were very helpful and answered any questions that I had.  Ben on the day was very  professional.  A first class company that I will without a doubt recommend to others..

  • 5 Simon Stannett 25th May 2020

    Very good service, sensitive to our needs and held our hand Throughout! 

  • 5 Isobel Wood 17th May 2020

    I would gladly recommend Bournes to anyone who unfortunately required the services of a Funeral Director. They were very helpful, kind and efficient and very sympathetic to all our needs.

  • 5 Jacqui and Nicola Crawford 13th May 2020

    From the moment I first phoned Bournes they put me at my ease and made a very difficult situation much more bearable. The whole team was so kind and caring and nothing was too much trouble. They talked me through every aspect of the arrangements and were always on the end of the phone if I needed anything.   I can’t thank Bournes enough for their support at such a difficult time and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone else.    

  • 5 Sarah Friend 4th May 2020

    Ben was extremely kind, compassionate and helpful during the very difficult first night of losing our Mum. His team looked after us through every aspect of the arrangements and helped us with all of our queries. Even during the current restrictions Mum received a great service. Thank you. 

  • 5 Sue And Ray East 2nd May 2020

    From the very first visit to arrange my late Fathers funeral, right up to receiving his Ashes, Bourne’s made the whole process so easy and stress free. Having Arranged my Late Mother’s funeral some years ago, and several other family members in between, I think of Bourne’s as Our Family Funeral directors. Their Professional , yet friendly approach   at such a difficult time is very comforting. Without hesitation, I can say that  Bourne’s will offer you a superb service at one of the most difficult times you may ever face as a family in saying farewell to a loved one. Bourne’s become part of your family at that point .

  • 5 Tony Swift 20th Apr 2020

    Arranging a funeral in these unprecedented times was really difficult but nothing was too much trouble for Bournes. Everyone there was friendly and very professional throughout the whole process. Particular thanks to Ben who went above and beyond to help us through. Thank you

  • 5 Amanda Shoesmith 13th Apr 2020

    Staff were so kind and considerate and carefully explained the process we needed to follow, easing the stress for us at such a difficult time. The service was very dignified and professionally managed by everyone at Bournes.

  • 5 Paul Sears 31st Mar 2020

    We are so grateful for the caring professional service and attention to detail we have received at this very difficult time. Every member of the team we have encountered has been exceptional in particular Ben, his caring manner and consideration has made us as a family feel we were the only ones going through this and nothing was ever too much trouble in a bid to ease our pain and sorrow. We can't thank Bournes enough for their support and guidance and we as a family would highly recommend them to others. Sincere thanks again for everything you have done, the Sears Family.

  • 5 Wendy Gasson 17th Feb 2020

    Would like to thank all at Bourne's Funeral Directors they have been kind, thoughtful, understanding and patient with my family and me during this awful time.

  • 5 Paul Duffin 10th Feb 2020

    Amazing Service when our family were in mourning for our Father from all concerend at Bournes.

  • 4 Paul Williams 24th Jan 2020

    The service and professional contribution they provided was excellent and made what was a difficult day go very smoothly and respectfully They supported extremely well and supported all wishes

  • 5 Peter Noble 21st Jan 2020

    Very professional with everything very well organised that made an extremely difficult time for all concerned feel less stressful. Our thanks to Ben and his team for their empathy. 

  • 5 Thomas Murray 19th Jan 2020

    Whilst arranging a funeral can hardly be described as a pleasant experience, Bournes certainly make it as painless as possible. Ben is the consummate professional who takes such great care to provide the best possible farewell anyone could have and goes out of his way to accommodate any request you may have and to provide help and support in any way he can. I could not have asked for anything more from them, they are simply faultless. My thanks also to Catherine for her kind conversations and to Cindy for making my nan look her absolute best. You are all so wonderful and though I wish nobody to go through the anguish of losing someone they hold dear, when that time sadly comes, I wholeheartedly believe there is nowhere better to provide that memorial which your loved one deserves.

  • 5 Chris Attwell 15th Jan 2020

    Very professional and caring service before, during and after the service. We can't thank the team at Bournes enough for all their help and support during this very difficult time. Kind regards Chris & family

  • 5 Freda Beevis 3rd Jan 2020

    Bournes gave an exceptional service at a difficult time. Caring professionals, helping and advising every step of the way, nothing was too much trouble. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Bournes Thank you so much.

  • 5 Mick Evans 7th Dec 2019

    Excellent service, very professional and caring. Would highly recommend them.

  • 5 Keith Littlejohns 1st Dec 2019

    The whole service provided was excellent. Nothing was left to chance. Ben was outstanding. All concerned acted with compassion and yet remained professional at all times. Very very pleased

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.

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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.

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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.

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Address
4-6 East Street
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 4RT

Latest Verified Reviews

Carole Dickens 18th Oct 2020

I cannot fault the service provided by all the team at Bournes from the arrangements beforehand by the ladies in the office to Ben and the team on the day. They completely understood our needs and requirements and we never felt rushed. They listened and made helpful suggestions. They guided and supported us from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble. Arranging a funeral during COVID Is difficult and daunting and Bournes could not have been more helpful and understanding.

Andy Mayne 14th Sep 2020

We can't rate Bournes highly enough. They were so professional, reassuring, kind, generous and thoughtful. These words aren't enough. They looked after our little girl so well. We can't thank them and rate them enough. We will always be so grateful. Thank you

Samantha Rose 6th Sep 2020

Very helpful and all arrangements were very smooth and stress free. Many thanks Bournes. 

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