Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service

495 reviews

Independent funeral service in Stowmarket serving bereaved families with a caring, personal and professional service.

Latest Verified Reviews

Karen Martin 26th May 2024

The family can't thank you enough for the kindness you have shown us as we said goodbye to mum. Every detail was perfect .The whole process from start to Finish was dealt with care and compassionate and attention to detail .We were so grateful at such a sad time ....

Muriel Plowman 14th May 2024

Very happy with the service. You buried our friend with dignity and respect.

Michaela Harris 8th May 2024

andrew bingham and team have dealt with both my parents funeral and have shown empathy and professionalism .. from myself and my brother we thank you 

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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

The Nutshell,
Milton Road South
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 1EZ

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Call: 01449 833047

About Us

Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service was established in 2006 and is run by husband and wife team Andrew and Heidi, who are well established in the local Stowmarket community. They pride themselves on offering a caring, personal and professional service.

Andrew is a qualified embalmer and they are members of The Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and The British Institute of Embalmers (BIE).

Whether your loved one wanted a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, Andrew Bingham Independent funeral service can help you plan the perfect farewell. You can choose from a range of coffins, including traditional hardwood, cardboard and bespoke designs as well as an extensive range of eco-friendly coffins and caskets.

They also have a modern Mercedes ‘E’ Class hearse and a fleet of limousines, along with a Citroen Spacetourer removal vehicle which are all meticulously maintained. All of their drivers are I.A.M. (Institute of Advanced Motorists) trained.

If you are looking for something special for your loved one’s funeral, they can also organise bespoke transport such as a horse-drawn hearse, motorbike hearse, vintage lorry, VW campervan, Land Rover hearse or tractor.

Their Stowmarket funeral home is conveniently situated in the heart of Stowmarket Town Centre, adjacent to Stowmarket Registrars Office and has a private chapel of rest, which has a peaceful atmosphere and is non-denominational so it can accommodate for any faith. It also offers free parking for their clients.

Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with a 24-hour telephone service. Call now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Graham   Ben Fawcus

Graham Ben Fawcus

Dec 1937 - May 2024

Dorothy   Hails

Dorothy Hails

Apr 1941 - May 2024

Jacqueline   MacRae

Jacqueline MacRae

Mar 1988 - May 2024

George (Robin)    Ormes

George (Robin) Ormes

Jun 1938 - Apr 2024

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Karen Martin 26th May 2024

    The family can't thank you enough for the kindness you have shown us as we said goodbye to mum.
    Every detail was perfect .The whole process from start to Finish was dealt with care and compassionate and attention to detail .We were so grateful at such a sad time ....

  • 5 Muriel Plowman 14th May 2024

    Very happy with the service. You buried our friend with dignity and respect.

  • 5 Michaela Harris 8th May 2024

    andrew bingham and team have dealt with both my parents funeral and have shown empathy and professionalism .. from myself
    and my brother we thank you 

  • 5 Paul Tingley 5th May 2024

    I would highly recommend Andrew Bingham funeral services when considering how to best arrange your farewell to a loved one.  Friendly and very understanding staff throughout.  Always available 24/7 and excellent at taking away all of the stress of making these arrangements.  

  • 5 Emma Alexander 30th Apr 2024

    The arrangements for my mother's funeral were excellent. The funeral directors listened to all our requests and fulfilled them. They had great advice regarding certain aspects of the announcements, and they handled the actual funeral beautifully. They also recommended a superb catering service for the wake. And, their prices are very reasonable. I was very happy that we were able to use a local independent funeral director. Thank you, Binghams.

  • 5 Julie Green 29th Apr 2024

    All of Andrew’s team were amazing, we as a family were treated with compassion and respect. All of his staff were dressed smartly in coordinating dress. I can thoroughly recommend.

  • 5 Pauline Dickinson 28th Apr 2024

    We chose Andrew Bingham as we had heard good reviews from friends. 
    We are very glad that we did. Thoughtful and kind are just two words to describe the service provided. Everything that we asked for was provided.  
    We can highly recommend Andrew’s services 

  • 5 Chris Tinker 21st Apr 2024

    Andrew and his team, were exceptional from start to finish. Any questions I had they answered, everything was taken care of by them. They cared for my Paul with the utmost respect and compassion. I want to thank them all from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for looking after him. You’ve no idea how much it all meant to me and his family. 

    Chris 

  • 5 Clive Webb 20th Apr 2024

    Very helpful and efficient service from all staff. Would recommend to anyone.

  • 5 Edith Bere 19th Apr 2024

    The handling of the arrangements for my husbands funeral and the sensitive and patient way all the different aspects were carried out deserve a lot of appreciation. Every one was always willing to help at every stage.

  • 5 Richard Finbow 15th Apr 2024

    Fabulous, thoughtful & caring. Just what is needed in difficult times 

  • 5 Beverley Jarman 15th Apr 2024

    Andrew and the team as so caring,understanding,helpful and supportive.
    From the planning of my Dad's funeral, to the funeral service itself and checking that I was alright after thanking people who attended the funeral in the Flower Garden after the service.
    Andrew and the team listened to what my Dad had requested and our ideas as to what Dad would had liked.
    Thank you for your guidance during this difficult time.
    A truly and caring professional team

    Kind Regards
    Beverley Jarman and family

  • 5 John Self 13th Apr 2024

    Thank you for a very professional and caring service, at a very sad time for our family. Nothing was too much trouble for any member of staff, from my first phone call right through to my mum's cremation.

  • 5 Jackie Medcalf 12th Apr 2024

    We can’t thank all the staff at Andrew Binghams enough for all their care and kindness.
    The quiet efficiency in which they made the arrangements and conducted the funeral was very much appreciated.
    Excellent and would thoroughly recommend.

  • 5 Andrew Smith 25th Mar 2024

    Excellent smooth process.

  • 5 Jeanetta Darrah 24th Mar 2024

    From the first meeting to the closing of the curtains, they were there for us as a wife of and my two daughters also family and friends. The staff were kind, understanding and delivered Jim to his resting place with pride and dignity.
    The whole team made the hardest day possible.
    Thank you.

  • 5 Geoffrey Bullard 18th Mar 2024

    Thank you. I was pleased with all you and your team did for us. I was particularly pleased with the service sheet. The photo came up well.

    Thank you again.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Bullard
    Thank you, it was a privilege to help
    Kind regards
    Andrew and team
  • 5 Janet Francis 17th Mar 2024

    Andrew, Heidi, James and the team were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done with kindness and sensitivity. The day of the funeral ran smoothly and we cannot recommend Andrew and his staff highly enough. Thank you for your kindness and respect.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Francis
    Your very kind words are very much appreciated by all at Andrew Bingham IFS. Thank you
  • 5 Caroline Edge 17th Mar 2024

    Very friendly, helpful and accommodating throughout

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Caroline
    Thank you for your kind words, it is very much appreciated
    Kind regards
    Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 Molly Garnham 14th Mar 2024

    Everyone at Andrew Bingham was so lovely and kind, nothing was too much trouble. I felt comforted in that Grandad was being cared for with dignity and respect. Thank you.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Molly Thank you it was a privilege, your kind words are very much appreciated.
    Regards
    Andrew and team
  • 5 Jeremy Ormes 11th Mar 2024

    Andrew and his team have been excellent in all aspects of planning and executing my brothers funeral. I cant thanks them enough for this, his support and help has made a difficult time for us a lot easier

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Jeremy
    It was a privilege to help you and your family and your kind words are very much appreciated by all of us at Andrew Bingham IFS
  • 5 Grant Waller 10th Mar 2024

    Everything was handled efficiently and respectfully and Mr Bingham has a very pleasant manner.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Grant
    You are very kind, thank you
    Kind regards
    Andrew and team
  • 5 Iain Norman 8th Mar 2024

    Very professional at all times
    Always wiling to go the extra mile. 
    Highly recommended 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Norman
    Thank you for your very kind comments, it is very much appreciated, we will always try our best to go that extra mile,
    Kind regards
    Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 John Finbow 5th Mar 2024

    Showed great respect and patience with all of the family in the organisation of the funeral, staff were of the highest level of professionalism and respectfulness. I am not usually a one for high praise but it was fully justified in this case. Thank you

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Finbow
    Thank you very much for your very kind words, it was a privilege to help and it is most appreciated
    Kind regards
    Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 Neil Sharp 24th Feb 2024

    We could not have hoped for a more professional service. Would highly recommend.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Sharp
    Thank you, you are most welcome and it was a privilege to help
    Regards
    All at Andrew Bingham IFS

Address
The Nutshell,
Milton Road South
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 1EZ

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Opening Hours

Day Hours
Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours

Latest Verified Reviews

Karen Martin 26th May 2024

The family can't thank you enough for the kindness you have shown us as we said goodbye to mum. Every detail was perfect .The whole process from start to Finish was dealt with care and compassionate and attention to detail .We were so grateful at such a sad time ....

Muriel Plowman 14th May 2024

Very happy with the service. You buried our friend with dignity and respect.

Michaela Harris 8th May 2024

andrew bingham and team have dealt with both my parents funeral and have shown empathy and professionalism .. from myself and my brother we thank you 

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