Ipswich Funeral Directors


Guide to Funeral Directors in Ipswich

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk with a population of around 135,000 in the town itself and a further 45,000 in the surrounding areas. Ipswich offers a variety of funeral services for local residents with 13 funeral directors operating in the town.

Ipswich is a multicultural town with many residents from diverse backgrounds including Polish, Portuguese, Bengali and Kurdish. There is a Muslim community based in the centre of the town and other religious faiths practiced here include Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.

The town is best known for its many Christian places of worship, including several historic medieval churches around the waterfront area and a Quaker Meeting House in Fonnereau Road. Ipswich Mosque is located in Bond Street and can accommodate 400 people. A second Mosque, Shajalal Masjid, was opened more recently in nearby Argyle Street.

Independent funeral directors in Ipswich are able to provide services for the entire community and are sensitive to the needs of Christians, Muslims and other religions.

Burials are available at Lawn Cemetery and Millennium Cemetery near the town centre. Old Cemetery in Belvedere Road offers separate burial areas for different beliefs including Muslim, Quaker and Jewish. Cremations are offered at Ipswich Crematorium located within New Cemetery, just off Colchester Road, where there are two gardens of rest.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do when someone dies?

When someone dies you need to get a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from a doctor, register their death and choose a funeral director to arrange their funeral. The Registration Office will give you a Death Certificate and Certificate for Burial or Cremation (GR021 in Northern Ireland).

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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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How much does a funeral cost?

The cost of a funeral depends on where you are in the UK and whether you choose a burial or a cremation. Natural burial is becoming increasingly popular, but can often be more expensive than burial in a traditional cemetery. The cost of coffins, flowers, catering and transport also varies a lot. There is also an almost unlimited list of options for personalising a service, such as professional funeral singers or a motorcycle-hearse. You can compare the price of funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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  • Ipswich Crematorium

    Ipswich, IP4 2TQ

  • Seven Hills Crematorium

    Suffolk, IP10 0FG

  • Weeley Crematorium

    Weeley, CO16 9JP

  • Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium

    Colchester, CO2 8RU

  • West Suffolk Crematorium

    Edmunds, IP28 6RR

  • Ipswich Old Cemetery

    Ipswich, IP4 4AL

  • Millenium Cemetery

    Ipswich, IP4 3QH

  • Woodbridge Cemetery

    Woodbridge, IP12 4DZ

  • Hadleigh Cemetery

    Hadleigh, IP7 6DF

  • Felixstowe Cemetery

    Felixstowe, IP11 2NA

  • Stowmarket Cemetery

    Stowmarket, IP14 1PA

  • Debenham Cemetery

    Debenham, IP14 6PL

  • Kirby Cross Cemetery

    Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 0HS

  • Colchester Cemetery

    Colchester, CO2 8RU

  • Sudbury Cemetery

    Sudbury, CO10 2QE

  • Clacton-on-Sea Cemetery

    Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 4LF

  • St Osyth Cemetery

    St Osyth, CO16 8HQ

  • Eye Cemetery

    Eye, IP23 7DP

  • Park End Cemetery

    Saxmundham, IP17 1DW

  • Aldeburgh Cemetery

    Aldeburgh, IP15 5DY

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Latest Verified Reviews

Gary Johnson 3 days ago

I am not a regular contributor to online reviews but the service provided by the Team at Southgate & Roberts has been simply outstanding at a very difficult time for my family. I cannot recommend their services highly enough.

Denise Walton 1 week ago

The team at Southgate and Roberts have been absolutely amazing from start to finish. Well in fact even before I ever thought I would need them. One of the partners left a lasting impression on me years ago so it was them that made me think to use them. I am so glad we went with my initial instinct because they did not disappoint. Their attention to detail, support, and understanding made every step of this heartbreaking journey that much easier. Particularly Darren who helped us throughout. He's a lovely person and completely got our families sense of humour even when we joked throughout. Thank you for caring for my dad is such a kind and considerate way and doing your absolute best to complete our wishes and meet/exceed our expectations. Although I hope to not need your services again in a hurry....we will always choose to use you and recommend you.

Susan Tye 2 weeks ago

All the staff with whom I had contact were compassionate and very professional. They could not do enough to help and I have never had dealings with such a supportive funeral service before. I have recommended them to other people already.

Tamar Woods 1 month ago

Thank you for your care and support at such a difficult time.  We appreciate greatly all you have done for our family.

Tracey Wood 1 month ago

I cannot recommend Southgate and Roberts enough for how they dealt with the funeral of my Dad, Graham. They were the only local company that we spoke to who were understanding and caring and really took the time to understand our needs. They were amazing and as a family we will be eternally grateful for how they dealt with everything.