Crescent Funeral Services

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Compassionate funeral arranging services from a family-owned independent funeral directors in Taunton, Somerset.

Latest Verified Reviews

Janice Kilby 11th May 2021

Very kind and thoughtful, couple of minor typos in the draft sorted as soon as mentioned. Had total faith in them to do a go service and take care of things. Very reasonably and straightforwardly priced too. 

Jo Evans 26th Apr 2021

Simon and his colleagues were wonderful, making the day run easily and  smoothly.  Very respectful and thoughtful.  The whole experience has been made so simple, with excellent advice and support from start to finish.  Thank you all. 

Mark Winter 23rd Apr 2021

We recently used the crescent funeral services and we couldn't be happier with the service. The staff were all extremely tentative and supportive in handling such hard matters. They ensured every need was met and made the process as easy as possible. The service was stunning and seamless couldn't of wished for a better send off.

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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
The Old Coach House
Crescent Park
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4ED

About Us

Crescent Funeral Services is a family-owned independent funeral directors in Taunton, offering a compassionate and personal service to bereaved families in Taunton and the surrounding areas.

With 20 years’ experience in the funeral profession, Simon Helliar-Moore and his team have the expertise to guide you through every step of arranging a funeral. Their bespoke and inclusive service options allow you to say goodbye in the way that’s right for you and your loved one.

The premises in Taunton town centre are close to the registry office and hospital, with a tastefully decorated arrangement suite and a peaceful chapel of rest where you can say goodbye to your loved one. The funeral home is disability friendly with complimentary parking. The team at Crescent Funeral Services can also make arrangements with you from the comfort of your home.

Promising transparent pricing and a considerate, caring service, Crescent Funeral Services is open Monday to Friday, with a 24-hour service. It is a member of the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.

Call Crescent Funeral Services now to learn more about the services they offer and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one

Latest Obituaries

Nigella Fuller

Apr 2021

Prodromos Galatalis

Apr 2021 - Apr 1970

Adrian Edwards

Mar 1977 - May 2021

Barbara Lacey

May 1941 - Apr 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Janice Kilby 11th May 2021

    Very kind and thoughtful, couple of minor typos in the draft sorted as soon as mentioned. Had total faith in them to do a go service and take care of things. Very reasonably and straightforwardly priced too. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Janice, I am so pleased we were able to look after the arrangements for your mother in a way that was right for you and the family. We are also pleased that we were able to put right the administration Typos on the Funeralguide page for you so quickly. We wish you all a lifetime of beautiful memories.
  • 5 Jo Evans 26th Apr 2021

    Simon and his colleagues were wonderful, making the day run easily and  smoothly.  Very respectful and thoughtful.  The whole experience has been made so simple, with excellent advice and support from start to finish.  Thank you all. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you Jo for your kind words and for taking the time to share your thoughts. Helen was a remarkable lady who will be forever remembered by her community. We wish you a lifetime of happy memories
  • 5 Mark Winter 23rd Apr 2021

    We recently used the crescent funeral services and we couldn't be happier with the service. The staff were all extremely tentative and supportive in handling such hard matters. They ensured every need was met and made the process as easy as possible. The service was stunning and seamless couldn't of wished for a better send off.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you Mark for your kind words and for taking the time to share your thoughts. We all are so happy to have made your dear mums day all you would have wanted for her. Wishing you all a lifetime of happy memories
  • 5 Keirsten Anderson 19th Apr 2021

    Simon and his team were amazing. Very professional, kind and caring and they looked after my mum with the upmost respect. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Keirsten, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and for allowing us to care for your dear mum and the family. We wish you a lifetime of happy memories
  • 5 Darren Hill 14th Apr 2021

    Simon and his team at Crescent are just amazing. They’ve kept us informed about everything. Gave great advice and support. I must say that they made the whole situation easier. If I could pick just 3 words for them it would be; Knowledgeable professionalism and just awesome  Thanks again for all you’ve done for Mum. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Darren, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts, it has been an honour to walk alongside you and the family through these difficult days. We wish you all a lifetime of precious memories of your dear mum
  • 5 David Langley 14th Apr 2021

    Simon and the crescent team Thank you for the wonderful service you gave to our beloved Richard.  Your thoughtfulness, compassion and professionalism you delivered on the day was first class and we would have no hesitation recommending you to others.  Also a thank you to Emma (celebrant) who conducted the ceremony beautifully.  Thank you again for all you have done and please stay safe during these challenging times. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Daivd, Veronica and Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on the services we provided for Richard, what a special day you helped to arrange for him! The Hotrod Cars will be forever a special moment. we wish you a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Mandy Mcconnell 13th Apr 2021

    After losing my Mum in January I lost my Dad 2 months later, again Simon & his team went above & beyond, there gentleness, & compassion towards me & my family made the whole grieving process more easier to bare as I did not have to worry about anything. Nothing was too much trouble, & I will be eternally grateful to Simon & his team for helping me get through such a devastating time.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Mandy, Please again accept our condolences on the loss of your dear dad, so soon after mum's passing. It was an honour to care for you and the family again and to reunite dad with mum. We wish you a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Harvey Hawkins 12th Apr 2021

    Simon, Robert and their team were truly amazing. From when they first turned up after my father passed away they were kind, courteous and very professional. They helped take the strain and the pain from a sad time and with a wonderful service from Emma Britton they gave my father a beautiful and dignified send off

    Robert Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Harvey, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was a privilege to support you and your family and pleased to hear that our support has helped you all though this difficult time. I wish you all the very best for the future, sustained by your fond memories of Dad. Sending you our very best wishes. Robert
  • 5 Judi Ware 10th Apr 2021

    Simon and the Crescent team were amazing from the first contact right through to seeing us safely back to the house after the service. They made everything easy, clear to understand and communication about all aspects of the funerals was promptly attended to.  Would also like to thank them for putting us in touch with a Celebrant who we found to be professional empathetic and caring. Several members of our family have commented on the way the service was conducted. All in all a faultless experience in extremely difficult circumstances. Thank you.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Judi, thank you for these lovely comments, we have been honoured to care for you and the family during the loss of your Aunt and Uncle, it was a beautiful tribute to them both. We wish you all a lifetime of happy memories of them both.
  • 5 Janet Charles 5th Apr 2021

    What excellent and compassionate service from the Crescent. Nothing was too much trouble and in very sad times they helped by keeping a very reverent presence. Thank you. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Janet, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and for allowing us to help with the specail day you planned to remember your beloved sister. We wish you all wonderful memories and peace in the knowledge Margaret is at rest in the beautiful woodland with her late husband.
  • 5 Victoria Hooper 22nd Mar 2021

    Absolutely incredible service. Every one of the staff but especially Simon we’re so kind, respectful and just lovely. They made the worst time of our lives just so much easier. I can’t thank them enough

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Victoria and family, Thank you for allowing us to care for your wonderful mum and for choosing Crescent Funeral Services to care for the arrangements of her funeral. You are very kind to take time to share your thoughts, it has been our privilege to walk alongside you at this most difficult time. We wish you all a lifetime of happy memories to sustain you in the coming years.
  • 5 mandy nation 22nd Mar 2021

    i couldnt fault them .james went thru everything step by step .nothing was too much trouble .very professional and would recommend to anyone at a time when all you need is kindness and help when you dont know what to do and they very much do .

    James Chorley replied
    Dear Mandy and family, thank you for your kind words. It was a privilege to be able to walk alongside you during the arrangements for Mick's Funeral. We wish you a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Christine Heeley 18th Mar 2021

    Very professional and well organised 

    James Chorley replied
    Dear Christine, thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts on our services and for allowing us to look after Dad's service.
  • 5 Suzy Taylor 18th Mar 2021

    Thank you Simon, Robert and James for your kindness and care for Mum, me and all who attended Mum's funeral. You looked after Dad in the same way 3 years ago. I love your professionalism, sense of humour and nothing seemed too much trouble. I would thoroughly recommend Crescent Funeral Services.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you Suzy for your kind words and for taking the time share your thoughts. It has been a privilege looking after you in making the arrangements for mum and we wish you a lifetime of happy memories of both Mum and Dad
  • 5 Ben Massey 8th Mar 2021

    Caring, considerate and compassionate service provided, highly recommend

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you Ben, your thoughts are so appreciated. We wish you a lifetime of wonderful memories of your cherished wife.
  • 5 Rebecca Gridley 6th Mar 2021

    We have found Simon and his team at Crescent 🌙 Funeral Services to be of utmost compassionate, caring and professional service to us all as a family. We have got to know them as friends with the shear amount of loss they have supported us with as a family over recent years. You simply could not ask for more, they give their hearts in what they do, always going that extra mile to reach out and support. Thankyou again for all you do.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you so much to all the family for sharing your kind thoughts of our services, we are honoured that you choose to come back and allow us to care for you. We appreciate that you have trusted us to walk alongside you through your bereavement, not only for Michael but for all those beloved family members you have sadly lost over the years. We wish you a lifetime of happy memories to sustain you in the coming years
  • 5 Michael Copham 3rd Mar 2021

    The whole process from start to finish was carried out with a friendly, professional approach, nothing was to much trouble. Highly recommended.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Micahel, Thank you for taking the time to review the services we have provided and thank you for asking us to care for Antony. We wish you a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Anne Merritt 2nd Mar 2021

    The care and detail that Simon and his team give is reassuring. Too anyone that has lost, there is no better company to take care of every last detail of a loved one and there surrounding family. Caring,kindness,thoughtfulness and compassion is delivered by all members of the Crescent staff Mary,Anne and Mandy and our families

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Mary, Anne, Mandy and family, Thank you for kindly taking time to share your thoughts and for allowing us to take care of you and your beloved Husband, Dad and Grandad. We wish you a lifetime of happy memories to sustain you through the days to come.
  • 5 Venetia Cameron-Rose 28th Feb 2021

    Everyone at Crescent was kind, thoughtful and helpful. Simon helped me through organizing the funeral so I did not have to think. The service was exactly as I had hoped. Fantastic people providing a fantastic service at a very difficult time.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Venetia, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our services, it was such a privilege to walk alongside the arrangements for James' Funeral, hearing his remarkable life story and all he gave to the world, both in his artistic and caring way. We wish you a lifetime of good and happy memories.
  • 5 Mitchell Wearing 28th Feb 2021

    Would recommend to anybody. So kind at a difficult time, did everything we could have wished for. Special thanks to Simon who made things a lot easier for us.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Mitch, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our services. I am so pleased we could make Mary’s funeral Service an occasion you can be proud of. We all wish you a lifetime of happy memories 
  • 5 Trudi Rockett 26th Feb 2021

    Upon making initial enquiries, I was met with a caring, helpful and understanding provision of information relating to what I needed to know as opposed to what they wanted to give. Two further calls requesting further information, despite having not at that point made a decision to choose them, were met with similar, caring and helpful responses. Despite my loved one being an unexpected death and thus very dark days for us as a family, throughout the whole process, Simon, Robert and James have always been understanding and supportive. I could not have had any greater guidance, attention to detail and understanding of our particular situation and choices. Their communications were timely and support in completing extra tasks e.g. flowers, newspaper announcement etc was always completed willingly. Throughout the process, I was assured that all would be fine, and it was. I could ask for no-one better to support my loved one and us as a family in those dark days to make the final moments together the best they could be.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Trudi, thank you for your kind words, I am so happy to hear my team and I were able to meet with your requirements and needs for Paul’s funeral arrangements. It is always very rewarding for us to know that we are able to make reality a vision from a family’s thoughts. You all put so much consideration into getting it just right to honour the many aspects of his life. We all wish you a lifetime of happy memories 
  • 5 Maggie Bradfield 23rd Feb 2021

    The Crescent Funeral Services were recommended to me and I was very happy that I used them. They were kind and helpful, readily made last minute changes to the arrangements and looked after me well on the day of the funeral. The funeral itself was as lovely as a sad occasion can be - and they organised everything and made it easy for me.

    James Chorley replied
    Dear Maggie, Thank You for taking the time to share your thoughts on our services to you and for the kind words you have given. It was a priviege for us to help you through the arrangements. We wish you all the very best for the future and we hope that happy memories of Mum will sustain you.
  • 5 Graham Knight 20th Feb 2021

    Very good advice and guidance, organisation and planning prior to the funeral. Robert showed sympathy and understanding throughout, and explained all the options to us. The service went perfectly to plan and the online obituary and webcast aspects ran without a hitch. I would highly recommend Crescent based on our experience.

    Robert Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you Graham for your kind thoughts and words on the service we have provided for your mum. It has been an honour to look after her and to make the Funeral Service everything you would have wished.
  • 5 Adrian Holt 16th Feb 2021

    Kind, genuinely caring and totally professional. We have no hesitation in recommending Crescent Funeral Services.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Adrian and family, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on our services, it was such an honour for us to assist with making the arrangements for your beloved mother and to hear her wonderful life story. We wish ou all a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Lean Jagonase 8th Feb 2021

    im so thankful you guys were there.. to help me with my father's funeral especially that i cant go to taunton to fix everything all at once

    Robert Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Lean, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our services. I'm pleased we we're able to assist you and help the process of making the arrangements a little easier for you. We wish you a lifetime of wonderful memories of your dear Dad.

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
The Old Coach House
Crescent Park
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4ED

Latest Verified Reviews

Janice Kilby 11th May 2021

Very kind and thoughtful, couple of minor typos in the draft sorted as soon as mentioned. Had total faith in them to do a go service and take care of things. Very reasonably and straightforwardly priced too. 

Jo Evans 26th Apr 2021

Simon and his colleagues were wonderful, making the day run easily and  smoothly.  Very respectful and thoughtful.  The whole experience has been made so simple, with excellent advice and support from start to finish.  Thank you all. 

Mark Winter 23rd Apr 2021

We recently used the crescent funeral services and we couldn't be happier with the service. The staff were all extremely tentative and supportive in handling such hard matters. They ensured every need was met and made the process as easy as possible. The service was stunning and seamless couldn't of wished for a better send off.

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