A.E Stoodley & Son Funeral Directors

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Independent funeral directors in Crewkerne serving bereaved families with bespoke funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Judy Prescott 9th Jun 2020

Cannot speak highly enough of this Company. They have taken care of both my parents now and have treated me and my family with care and consideration on both occasions. Even with the present restrictions I did not feel that we had any less attention than we would normally have done. Colin and his colleagues were very kind and respectful.

Keith Bunce 6th May 2020

In the very strange circumstances of the corona virus lockdown we can’t thank Colin and Ellie enough for their kindness, understanding and help. Thanks so much for being there with us to give Mum such a good send off. Blessings to all at Stoodley’s, Keith, Vivienne, Jordan & Danika

Geraldine Clotworthy 5th May 2020

Where do I begin?  Thank you hardly sounds adequate.  I and my family are so grateful for all you did before and during John's funeral, you looked after us well and went out of your way to ensure absent family members were included by setting up filming that was viewed live in Norfolk, Bournemouth, Hamburg and Marseille.  They were able to see and hear the graveside service.  You provide the most professional help in a sensitive, friendly and cheerful way which, at a difficult time, is much appreciated.  You made last Monday a comfortable day for us, we felt completely satisfied that all went well.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stoodley and Son. Thank you Tracey, Colin and Ellie.

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Location

Address
The Park
The George Shopping Centre
Crewkerne
Somerset
TA18 7LU

About Us

Originally established in 1926, A E Stoodley & Son remains an independent business in Crewkerne, serving bereaved people in the surrounding area with thoughtful funeral services. Tracey Warren DipFD FDSc is the current owner and has been a funeral director for over 22 years. Tracey was among the first to graduate from Bath University's new degree in Funeral Service, and is a proactive campaigner for environmentally sustainable funeral options, and for better practice to assist families with infant loss.

A.E Stoodley & Son Funeral Directors ethos is to ensure that every funeral they conduct is tailored to reflect the life of each individual, and the wishes of their families and friends. They can help you to arrange traditional, contemporary and simple funerals that are unique. They are also keen to provide a highly personalised service not only at the time of the funeral itself, but also through to advance funeral planning and aftercare.

They are situated close to the award winning Higher Ground Meadow Natural Burial Ground, and can easily arrange an environmentally-friendly natural burial. They can also support family led or DIY funerals and direct cremations if required.

A.E Stoodley & Son Funeral Directors are available 24 hours a day. Call their funeral home in Crewkerne now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Judy Prescott 9th Jun 2020

    Cannot speak highly enough of this Company. They have taken care of both my parents now and have treated me and my family with care and consideration on both occasions. Even with the present restrictions I did not feel that we had any less attention than we would normally have done. Colin and his colleagues were very kind and respectful.

  • 5 Keith Bunce 6th May 2020

    In the very strange circumstances of the corona virus lockdown we can’t thank Colin and Ellie enough for their kindness, understanding and help. Thanks so much for being there with us to give Mum such a good send off. Blessings to all at Stoodley’s, Keith, Vivienne, Jordan & Danika

  • 5 Geraldine Clotworthy 5th May 2020

    Where do I begin?  Thank you hardly sounds adequate.  I and my family are so grateful for all you did before and during John's funeral, you looked after us well and went out of your way to ensure absent family members were included by setting up filming that was viewed live in Norfolk, Bournemouth, Hamburg and Marseille.  They were able to see and hear the graveside service.  You provide the most professional help in a sensitive, friendly and cheerful way which, at a difficult time, is much appreciated.  You made last Monday a comfortable day for us, we felt completely satisfied that all went well.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stoodley and Son. Thank you Tracey, Colin and Ellie.

  • 5 Ann Golding 30th Apr 2020

    Tracy and the rest of the team were very caring and helpful at this sad time and we would not hesitate to use them again as this is a very difficult time with the lockdown and we would not have asked for any one more caring thank you to the whole team from Ann golding and family 

  • 5 Kathy Vertannes 30th Apr 2020

    Superb, excellent, professional service which we cannot praise or recommend highly enough. They went above and beyond in helping me and my family give my mother the funeral she deserved under the most harshly difficult and unprecedented circumstances. Tracey and Colin were a pleasure to deal with and showed us such great empathy and compassion in their dealings with us and we so appreciated the personal touch which is not only extremely rare these days but is definitely missing when dealing with larger, more corporate companies.  If we could possibly award more than five stars then we would!  Well done A.E. Stoodley, we salute you!

  • 5 Anonymous Review 18th Apr 2020

    God is in the details it is said and during this unique and trying time the team made sensitive and swift responses to changing guidelines and made an otherwise increasingly difficult situation effortless and not without joy. I wouldn’t be surprised if you had organised the perfect weather too. Thank you so much for your kind support and resilience. 

  • 5 Clive and Kim Retter 17th Apr 2020

    My Mother’s funeral was handled with dignity and respect. The compassion my self and my wife were shown was above and beyond. I would recommend   them 

  • 5 Anna Horn 6th Mar 2020

    Thank you Stoodleys for making my sisters funeral arrangements so easy for me. Always helpful and kind, polite and professional.  A wonderful team who really care,  I cannot thank you enough. 

  • 5 Michael Courtney 28th Feb 2020

    Excellent, compassionate service from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble during this difficult time. I would recommend this small caring business to look after you and your loved ones when you most need it. Thanks for your kindness 

  • 5 Alan Bissett 1st Feb 2020

    VERY VERY PROFESSIONALY DONE, EVERY BODY COMMENTED HOW BEAUTIFUL THE HOLE THING WAS CONDUCTED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALAN BISSETT

  • 5 Wendy Taverner 29th Jan 2020

    I would highly recommend this company, nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so friendly and helpful. We had a very simple service which was very personal and beautiful and myself and my family will be forever grateful for

  • 5 Tracey Adams 28th Jan 2020

    A very professional service through out very happy with all you have done

  • 5 Heather Moulding 23rd Jan 2020

    We contacted A.E Stoodleys and we were supported through out the planing of Pansy's funeral. We were able to contact them easily, in person, on the telephone or by email. Always a quick response. Colin had great empathy and understood our requirements for a very private / personal funeral. Thank you Colin and the team for the time you gave us following the loss of our very special mum, mum in law and grandma

  • 5 John Read 13th Jan 2020

    Thank you so much for your excellent service your staff are very good thank you so much Regard Mr Read

  • 5 Bethany Woolacott 22nd Dec 2019

    Tracey and her team at A.E Stoodley (Colin, Ellie, Roger and the pallbearers) went above and beyond to help make such a sad occasion with the loss of my dear Mum, a lot more bearable. Nothing  was ever too much trouble. There was always someone on hand for our needs 24 hours a day. The funeral that was held was dealt with in such a professional manner. Tracey herself took the service and as funerals go, it was perfect. I know that my Mum would of approved, especially to “Dancing Queen!”Many thanks again for all of your hard work. Beth Woolacott

  • 5 Fiona Robinson 28th Nov 2019

    From the moment we lost David that night till his wonderful funeral we never felt alone . Stoodley staff were wonderful. My husband and I were not going to have funerals but this has changed our mind and we will not only have them but will use Stoodley.

  • 5 Debra Hayes 25th Nov 2019

    Colin Robert's couldn't have been more helpful and supportive to help us to put together a fitting farewell to Michael. It was as he would have wanted a small family gathering to celebrate his life - it was perfect. Michael had cut the advert out of the paper himself and put it in a safe place. Thank you.

  • 5 Nicholas Whitsun-Jones 25th Nov 2019

    A first class service throughout. Couldn't have been better.

  • 5 Valerie Beckett 25th Nov 2019

    Our family could not have wished for more caring and sensitive support in arranging our mother's funeral. Colin's thoughtful manner, guidance and wisdom at a difficult time was wonderful and truly appreciated.

  • 5 Christine Ball 5th Nov 2019

    I was fully supported at all times and the funeral was conducted in a dignified manner. The death was unexpected so the help was greatly appreciated and I could not have hoped for more. So glad Stoodleys were there for myself and family. 

  • 5 Mary Herbert 5th Nov 2019

    We were all impressed with the sensitivity and compassion that was afforded us by the team at stoodleys, especially Colin who made sure the details we requested were met. It was a gruelling process but they helped ensure that all that we had asked for was realised As a family we would highly recommend them to others.

  • 5 Andrew Jones 30th Oct 2019

    Mum had a prepaid plan dating from the last century. I was contacted by Stoodleys the morning after she left us. From beginning to end we have been completely satisfied with the service and are happy to recommend this directors without hesitation. Dad wanted a simple occasion and we we were not encouraged to make the event any more than was originally planned. Thank you.

    Tracey Warren replied
    Thank yiou Andrew, That is very kind of you. Best wishes Colin
  • 5 Victoria Griggs 27th Oct 2019

    Stoodleys are extraordinary people. From the first time we called them up until the funeral and beyond, Tracey, Colin and Ellie were each so caring and compassionate. They handled every aspect of the process with sensitivity, care, humanity and empathy. They made the process of handling the practical considerations following my father’s death and organising the funeral as personal and stress-free as possible. I cannot speak highly enough of them. They have a true vocation for helping grieving families and they take the time to get to know you as individuals and will take all of the stress and pressure away from organising the perfect tribute to your loved one. Particular mention must go to Colin who came in on his week off to lead my father’s funeral having got to know us, and Tracey and Ellie are both wonderful too.

    Tracey Warren replied
    Hi Victoria, Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a great deal to us. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your father's beautiful service. It was a privilege.
  • 5 Claire Tucker 22nd Oct 2019

    Colin and Ellie gave us so much comfort throughout this sad process. We contacted Colin in the middle of the night and he put us at ease and told us he could help from the word go. We can't recommend Colin and his team highly enough, he worked hard to execute our plans. Thank you Colin.

  • 5 David Veysey 22nd Oct 2019

    I cannot praise highly enough this company and its people. They have handled both my fathers and now my mothers passing with dignity and sympathy and I cannot fail to offer my personal recommendations.

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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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
The Park
The George Shopping Centre
Crewkerne
Somerset
TA18 7LU

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Judy Prescott 9th Jun 2020

Cannot speak highly enough of this Company. They have taken care of both my parents now and have treated me and my family with care and consideration on both occasions. Even with the present restrictions I did not feel that we had any less attention than we would normally have done. Colin and his colleagues were very kind and respectful.

Keith Bunce 6th May 2020

In the very strange circumstances of the corona virus lockdown we can’t thank Colin and Ellie enough for their kindness, understanding and help. Thanks so much for being there with us to give Mum such a good send off. Blessings to all at Stoodley’s, Keith, Vivienne, Jordan & Danika

Geraldine Clotworthy 5th May 2020

Where do I begin?  Thank you hardly sounds adequate.  I and my family are so grateful for all you did before and during John's funeral, you looked after us well and went out of your way to ensure absent family members were included by setting up filming that was viewed live in Norfolk, Bournemouth, Hamburg and Marseille.  They were able to see and hear the graveside service.  You provide the most professional help in a sensitive, friendly and cheerful way which, at a difficult time, is much appreciated.  You made last Monday a comfortable day for us, we felt completely satisfied that all went well.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stoodley and Son. Thank you Tracey, Colin and Ellie.

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