Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Services

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Leigh Horton 3rd Apr 2020

I found Andrew and his whole team very helpful and efficient and flexible in this particularly difficult time for organising funerals as government coronavirus regulations kicked in during the process and we had to rearrange a number of things.

Debbie Hudd 30th Mar 2020

Nothing has been too much trouble for Andrew and his team, even when I've changed my mind about something. When you are grieving your head is all over the place and they didn't rush me. I would always recommend them.

Susan Haskin 24th Mar 2020

We have been very impressed with the professionalism and care shown to us throughout the whole process. We were given time to talk and think about all  decisions that needed to be made.  Andrew and his team have been so helpful in making this process as stress-free as possible and we are so grateful to them. Based on our experience I would thoroughly recommend them 

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Location

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

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

Valerie Hildred Singleton

May 1931 - Mar 2020

Marjorie Doris Walshe

Aug 1926 - Mar 2020

Roy Hudd

May 1936 - Mar 2020

Ronald Alfred Lawes

Apr 1936 - Mar 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Leigh Horton 3rd Apr 2020

    I found Andrew and his whole team very helpful and efficient and flexible in this particularly difficult time for organising funerals as government coronavirus regulations kicked in during the process and we had to rearrange a number of things.

  • 5 Debbie Hudd 30th Mar 2020

    Nothing has been too much trouble for Andrew and his team, even when I've changed my mind about something. When you are grieving your head is all over the place and they didn't rush me. I would always recommend them.

  • 5 Susan Haskin 24th Mar 2020

    We have been very impressed with the professionalism and care shown to us throughout the whole process. We were given time to talk and think about all  decisions that needed to be made.  Andrew and his team have been so helpful in making this process as stress-free as possible and we are so grateful to them. Based on our experience I would thoroughly recommend them 

  • 5 Sally Francis 19th Mar 2020

    We are immensely grateful for the sensitive, respectful, efficient and professional way in which Andrew Bingham and his team of supportive and friendly staff cared for the burial arrangements of my recently deceased mother. From the moment of collecting her body, to the celebration of her life service, Andrew was a calm, clear and experienced presence in all that he did to help us through the process. We will be eternally grateful for everything he did for us during this difficult time. It made what could have been traumatic, an easy and smooth process. We sincerely thank you Andrew. Kind regards Sally Francis and family

  • 5 Alan Pulfer 10th Mar 2020

    Excellent service

  • 5 Elizabeth Robinson 3rd Mar 2020

    Excellent service throughout the whole process of our dad / husband funeral, would recommend them to anyone

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs Robinson and family Thank you for your lovely review, it was a privilege to help Regards Andrew
  • 5 Nigel Hitchcock 1st Mar 2020

    Excellent professional service.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mr Hitchcock Thank you for your review, very much appreciated Regards Andrew
  • 5 James Stables 22nd Feb 2020

    Excellent family run business supported by a caring team. With personal care and attention at all times, they took care of everything for us from the funeral itself to meeting with the Vicar, Memorial, Announcements and Flowers. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough    

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello James and family it was a privilege to help and thank you for your lovely review, very much appreciated Andrew and all the team
  • 5 Brian Hines 18th Feb 2020

    I would recommend anyone to use Andrew Binghams excellent 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Brian thank you for your review All at Andrew Bingham's
  • 5 Jo Green 17th Feb 2020

    Andrew and his team were confident,competent and respectful at all times. I felt much less stressed as they were in charge and organised the funeral very well.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Jo I am pleased that you felt less stressed and that you felt everything went well, thank you for leaving the review Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 Wendy Borrett 15th Feb 2020

    All of our family were pleased and satisfied with the service we received from Andrew Binghams. From our first steps through their door they couldn’t have been more helpful and considerate. At such an emotional time when you’re feeling at a loss as what to do next, the staff were so kind and guided us gently through everything. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always available with advice and their expert knowledge. Luke was especially helpful and is always welcome by my 90 year old mum for a cup of tea! I highly recommend their professional services, if ever needed.  Wendy Borrett.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs Borrett Thank you for your lovely words, Luke enjoys his cups of tea Regards Andrew
  • 5 John Taylor 11th Feb 2020

    Andrew Bingham was such a nice caring man. Thoughtful and provided a stress free service. This was the second time we have chosen him and we would thoroughly recommend him.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mr Taylor Thank you for your kind words, it is very kind Regards Andrew
  • 5 Carole Nichols 6th Feb 2020

    A very caring compassionate professional service. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you very much for looking after us

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Carol thank you for your kind words, you are most welcome Andrew
  • 5 Helen Grimbly 28th Jan 2020

    Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Services made the whole process of the funeral run very smoothly and respectfully. I highly recommend their services and a thank you from all our family. The team are thoughful and supportive. Thank you.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs Grimbly I am very pleased all ran smoothly, your lovely words are most appreciated by everyone. kind regards Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 Cheryl Taylor 26th Jan 2020

    Andrew and the whole team were absolutely excellent from start to finish- we couldn’t have asked for a better send off for our Dad 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Cheryl it was a privilege to help, thank you for you lovely words Regards Andrew and Team
  • 5 Julie Whomes 21st Jan 2020

    Andrew and his team were fantastic looking after our needs every step of the way 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Mrs Whomes thank you for your kind words Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 Karen Abbott 28th Dec 2019

    Excellent service,professional ,caring nothing was too much trouble.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Thank you Karen for your very kind words at such a difficult time, it is very much appreciated by my colleagues and i Regards Andrew
  • 5 Eileen Kirk 28th Dec 2019

    I am writing this on behalf of my mother, Eileen Kirk. She was so pleased with all the help, advice and support that Andrew, his wife and their colleagues gave her from start to finish. Everyone at Andrews Funeral Services were so caring and everything was covered and taken care off, enabling the day of the actual funeral to be a sad but also a celebratory occasion without any hitches. In fact she was so happy with everything that she has already booked herself in with Andrew ..... when it is her time to be reunited with George! Thank you Andrew.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Eileen and family it was such a privilege to help and the jeeps looked lovely outside the church, i know George would have loved to see them, it is very kind of you all to take the time to say such wonderful things, it is very much appreciated by all of us Kind regards Andrew
  • 5 Melvin Ward 24th Dec 2019

    Andrew was very professional from our first meeting he made a difficult process easy. On the day of the Thanksgiving service for Mums life, his service was second to none..

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Melvin I am very pleased that you felt that things were made easier for you at a difficult time and for taking the time to leave such lovely words Regards Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 Andrew Smith 23rd Dec 2019

    they made a very difficult situation bearable, very professional but also made it seem like your own family was making the arrangements. I cannot praise them enough.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Andrew thank you for your kind words at such a difficult time, it is very much appreciated by myself and colleagues Regards Andrew
  • 5 Sara Durham 1st Dec 2019

    Exceptional service from the word go. In addition to the more personal service required, knowledge of local area, meant that additional advice on florists, venues and so on, was comprehensive and impartial. It wasn't until l mentioned which funeral directors were helping us, did my neighbour, say she couldn't believe how compassionate they were when their nieces child died. Can not speak highly enough of all the team.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Sara Thank you for your lovely review it is most appreciated by myself and colleagues kind regards Andrew
  • 5 Melanie Couch 25th Nov 2019

    Super helpful and understanding - helped me organise everything in easy to understand ways. Very supportive.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Melanie Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review, it is much appreciated Regards Andrew
  • 5 Ruth Bannister 17th Nov 2019

    Wonderful service - all our needs catered for.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Ruth Thank you for leaving a lovely review, you are most welcome Andrew and team
  • 5 Kim Arnall 11th Nov 2019

    The service, support and guidance prior to and on the day of the funeral was exceptional. Everything was covered expediently and all the pressure you feel wanting to arrange a funeral for a loved one, taking into account their wishes, was lifted. Thank you so much.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Kim Thank you, I am very pleased that you felt the pressure was lifted and everything carried out as you wished Regards Andrew
  • 5 Susanne Oxford 9th Nov 2019

    We are very grateful to have received a friendly and professional service at every stage from Binghams.  They explained everything to us clearly and accommodated all our requests in a warm manner.  We would recommend their services without hesitation.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Susanne thank you for leaving a lovely review, you are most welcome from all at Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service

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 Nutshell, Milton Rd South
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 1EZ

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Leigh Horton 3rd Apr 2020

I found Andrew and his whole team very helpful and efficient and flexible in this particularly difficult time for organising funerals as government coronavirus regulations kicked in during the process and we had to rearrange a number of things.

Debbie Hudd 30th Mar 2020

Nothing has been too much trouble for Andrew and his team, even when I've changed my mind about something. When you are grieving your head is all over the place and they didn't rush me. I would always recommend them.

Susan Haskin 24th Mar 2020

We have been very impressed with the professionalism and care shown to us throughout the whole process. We were given time to talk and think about all  decisions that needed to be made.  Andrew and his team have been so helpful in making this process as stress-free as possible and we are so grateful to them. Based on our experience I would thoroughly recommend them 

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