Crescent Funeral Services

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Duncan May 21st Oct 2021

Crescent were helpful and supportive throughout the process of arranging the funeral and during the actual ceremony. We could not have asked for more

Marie Rubino 19th Oct 2021

It was lovely. Simon met Dad with us to arrange Dads funeral. When the time came Simon was so kind, calm and very soothing. Dads wishes were carried out perfectly. Everyone came out of the service saying how lovely it was. Dad would be so happy to know his wishes were seen by all family and friends. Thank you so much Simon and everyone who works with him. 

Kate Cook 15th Oct 2021

Robert and the team at Crescent were wonderful. They guided and supported us with kindness, sensitivity and professionalism every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble. I have no hesitation in recommending their excellent services.

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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

John   Bolton

John Bolton

Jul 1934 - Oct 2021

Howard   (Olly) Oliver

Howard (Olly) Oliver

Jun 1941 - Oct 2021

Margaret   King

Margaret King

Jan 1932 - Oct 2021

Terry    Claydon

Terry Claydon

Feb 1950 - Oct 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Duncan May 21st Oct 2021

    Crescent were helpful and supportive throughout the process of arranging the funeral and during the actual ceremony. We could not have asked for more

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you so much for your kind words, we are very grateful that you have taken the time to share your thoughts on our services and wish you all a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Marie Rubino 19th Oct 2021

    It was lovely. Simon met Dad with us to arrange Dads funeral. When the time came Simon was so kind, calm and very soothing. Dads wishes were carried out perfectly. Everyone came out of the service saying how lovely it was. Dad would be so happy to know his wishes were seen by all family and friends. Thank you so much Simon and everyone who works with him. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Marie, Angie and Adrian, thank you for sharing these thoughts and for allowing us to care for you and for the time we spent together with Michael prior to needing our services. We will treasure your comments and wish you all memories to be thankful for.
  • 5 Kate Cook 15th Oct 2021

    Robert and the team at Crescent were wonderful. They guided and supported us with kindness, sensitivity and professionalism every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble. I have no hesitation in recommending their excellent services.

  • 5 Jane Squire 21st Sep 2021

    We were really pleased how everything went.... Would highly recommend them

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Jane and Vince, Tahnk you for taking the time to share your thoughts, we wish you a lifetime of happy memories of your dad.
  • 5 Linda Purchase 20th Sep 2021

    Crescent Funeral Services were extremely  helpful on such a sad occasion. Everything was well explained and nothing was too much trouble. All went very smoothly on the day and all who attended commented on what a lovely service it was.  Our thanks to Simon and all the staff.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Linda, Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your thoughts, we are so pleased to have made the day a memorale celebration of your dads life. thank you for allowing us to care for him and for all of you. We wish you a lifetime of happy memories
  • 5 Deborah Hall 20th Sep 2021

    Superbly organised and delivered

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you for your kind comments on our services, we were so happy to have met your requirements and wish you a lifetime of happy memories
  • 5 Linda and Graham Collard 12th Sep 2021

    They were very careing from start to finish wonderfully service will recommend

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Linda and family, thank you for your kind words, we are so pleased to have been with you throughout the arrangements for your beloved mums funeral. Wishing you all a lifetime of precious memories 
  • 5 Elizabeth Hathway 29th Aug 2021

    Simon and the team are excellent, caring and efficient. Nothing was  too  much trouble and  I had every confidence in them.  It was a very difficult time but  made easier by Simons care and compassion. I recommend Crescent highly.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Liz, Thank you so much for tkaing the time to share your thoughts and for allowing us to take care of you and Peter and tharrnagements for his Requiem. We wish you all happy memories to sustain you into the future.
  • 5 Joy Usher 23rd Aug 2021

    My view of the Crescent Funeral Services is Superb I coudn't have wished for more. Simon was most attentive and sympathetic so also was Emma exemplary i would say ,plus everybody associated with the Crescent Funeral Services were lovely. I would thoroughly reccomend them. joy

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Joy, Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and for allowing us to look after Brian for you. It was lovely to hear all the story's of his life and we wish you a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Ali Turner 21st Aug 2021

    Simon and his team dealt with our daughter’s funeral and cremation very professionally and sensitively. We would highly recommend them.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you Ali and Mike and family for allowing us to be a part of Iona's farwell, it was an honour to care for her and to walk alongside the family. We wish you all happy and wonderful memories to sustain you in the coming years.
  • 5 Sally Bleeks 20th Aug 2021

    The Crescent were amazing, so thoughtful, considerate and organised. Nothing was too much trouble and they always knew just what to say. Absolutely faultless and a huge comfort and support in such a difficult time. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Sally, thank you so much for your kind thoughts. It was an honour to walk alongside you through the arrangements and service for your beloved mum. Wishing you and the family many years of happy memories 
  • 5 Maggie Butt 8th Aug 2021

    Kind, sympathetic and efficient. What more can you ask?

    James Chorley replied
    Dear Maggie, Thank you for taking the time to leave your thoughts on our services. I am happy that our servies met with your aproval and we wish you a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Ian Phillips 2nd Aug 2021

    I had previously asked Crescent Funeral Services to manage the arrangements for my mother's funeral when she passed away at the end of last year, and there was no doubt in my mind about the people I wanted to be involved in arranging a ceremony for my father some months later. The service provided was very professional, friendly and highly respectful. I think, though, that beyond this there is a warmth and compassion throughout the team at Crescent Funeral Services, that somehow makes an extremely difficult time rather easier to bear. Nothing was too much trouble, and there was on occasion an almost intuitive understanding of how one might be thinking or feeling at any given moment. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services.

    James Chorley replied
    Dear Ian, Thank you so much for your very kind words and for taking the time to share your thoughts on our services. It was a privilege to look after Dad and to be there for you and your family once again. We wish you many happy memories to sustain you through the coming years.
  • 5 Zeta Westlake 28th Jul 2021

    We cannot praise crescent funeral services highly enough.  The care, support, advice and attention the staff gave us as a family was outstanding.  I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this service. 

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Zeta and family, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and for allowing other families to make an informed choice about using our services. It was a privilege to be a part of Tony's farewell and knowing we did right by him and his family is just wonderful. We wish you all beautiful memories to sustain you through the coming years.
  • 5 Amanda Budd 23rd Jul 2021

    Thank you to Simon for being so caring and making us feel at ease

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Amanda, Thank you so much for your kind words, I am happy to have put you at ease and that all went as you would have wished.
  • 5 Neil Grant 23rd Jul 2021

    Kind, attentive, sympathetic, hard to ask for any more. Everything organised as it should be; neatly and tidily.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Neil, Thank you for taking the time to share these thoughts. We are very pleased to have met with your needs for the service of Virginia, your wife. We wish you all happy memories to sustain your days.
  • 5 Marcus Billett 11th Jul 2021

    Thank you to all the team at Crescent especially James who guided us with care and compassion through a difficult time and helped ensure the loving and respectful funeral I desired for my dad.

  • 5 Richard Neal 8th Jul 2021

    I found Crescent Funeral Services very professional, very caring, very helpful and I would recommend them without reservation. They didn't put me under any time pressure, they printed an immaculate order of service sheet which included my photoshots in perfect colour balance and introduced me to the ideal celebrant to officiate the funeral service with the mix of religious and secular content required. The lady put together a perfectly constructed narrative celebrating the life of the deceased based on the information provided by family members. My thanks to all concerned.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Richard, Tahnk you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our services to you and your dear wife. We are so happy to have met with your needs and that our recommendations helped to create a menaingful and memorable farewell.
  • 5 Philippa Frost 6th Jul 2021

    Thank you so much Simon and your team for your help in arranging our mum's funeral. You were all so genuine and kind and listened to everything we asked for with such professionalism and understanding. We will always be grateful.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Philippa, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and for allowing us to care for yuor beloved mum. Everytime we see a Gnome we will have a little smile. We wish you and your brother and families many years of beautiful memories.
  • 5 Patricia Edwards 22nd Jun 2021

    I would like to thank the crescent funeral service for all the help and care we received for my mums Barbara troake funeral a special thanks to Simon

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    That is very kind, Thank you Pat for taking the time to share your thoughts and we wish you and the family many happy memories of your beloved mum
  • 5 Beverley Turner 21st Jun 2021

    Take all the strain of such a difficult time with total professionalism and kindness

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Beverley, Thank you so much for allowing us to look after you all after the loss of Pete. It was lovely to be a part of his unique farewell. We wish you fond memories into the future.
  • 5 Anna Ashcroft 14th Jun 2021

    A very kind and respectful team that took care of everything. Greatly appreciated by all the family for their sensitivity at a horrible time.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you so much for taking the itme to share your thoughts on our services. It has been a privilege for us to take care of the family and the arrangements for Mr Janes, who gave so much to s many in service over the years. Wishing you all happy memories in the coming years
  • 5 Raychelle Passmore 13th Jun 2021

    Warm and caring but professional not do enough handled everything without fault would would highly recommend Thank you very much

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Raychelle, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and for your kind comments. It was an honour to help make Mervyn's day all he would have wanted, we know how particular his requests were! Wishing you all peace and good memories to sustain you in the coming months.
  • 5 David Glew 9th Jun 2021

    Simon and his team were caring, supportive and professional throughout this sad time. They guided us through all the arrangements exactly as we needed. Thank you. David.

    Simon Helliar-Moore replied
    Thank you so much David, for taking the time to share your thoughts and for allowing us to care for your remarkable mother. We wish you and the family a lifetime of happy memories.
  • 5 Kay Elvy 1st Jun 2021

    We couldn't have been more happy with the way the funeral service was conducted and we wish to thank Robert and all involved. We were looked after extremely well and the attention to detail was excellent. We would throughly recommend Crescent Funeral Services.

    Robert Helliar-Moore replied
    Dear Kay, Thank you for entrusting us to take care of Audrey and help you to arrange a very personal and heartfelt service. It was a privilege to support you at this difficult time. Sending you our very best wishes. Robert

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
The Old Coach House
Crescent Park
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4ED

Latest Verified Reviews

Duncan May 21st Oct 2021

Crescent were helpful and supportive throughout the process of arranging the funeral and during the actual ceremony. We could not have asked for more

Marie Rubino 19th Oct 2021

It was lovely. Simon met Dad with us to arrange Dads funeral. When the time came Simon was so kind, calm and very soothing. Dads wishes were carried out perfectly. Everyone came out of the service saying how lovely it was. Dad would be so happy to know his wishes were seen by all family and friends. Thank you so much Simon and everyone who works with him. 

Kate Cook 15th Oct 2021

Robert and the team at Crescent were wonderful. They guided and supported us with kindness, sensitivity and professionalism every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble. I have no hesitation in recommending their excellent services.

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