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

Frank Wilson 26th Oct 2020

Very efficient, kind and caring team. Thank you

Melinda Sturgeon 22nd Oct 2020

Can’t thank Andrew Bingham enough for the time and patience helping us arranging our mums funeral. All we requested was carried out with care and dignity nothing was to much trouble . We would highly recommend your professional services . Thank you once again.

Graham Lingley 19th Oct 2020

We have had a caring and considerate response from Andrew both prior to the bereavement and also since. The time he has given to us has been very much appreciated. 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

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

Richard William Scarff

Apr 1967 - Oct 2020

Janet Hutton 'Jan'

Nov 1951 - Oct 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Frank Wilson 26th Oct 2020

    Very efficient, kind and caring team. Thank you

  • 5 Melinda Sturgeon 22nd Oct 2020

    Can’t thank Andrew Bingham enough for the time and patience helping us arranging our mums funeral. All we requested was carried out with care and dignity nothing was to much trouble . We would highly recommend your professional services . Thank you once again.

  • 5 Graham Lingley 19th Oct 2020

    We have had a caring and considerate response from Andrew both prior to the bereavement and also since. The time he has given to us has been very much appreciated. Thank you.

  • 5 Heather Gibbs 8th Oct 2020

    At a time when everything seemed chaotic and quite a challenge they were there to guide and comfort, making it easier to cope and make good decisions. You never feel rushed, they give as much time as you need. Nothing is too much trouble. The funeral went smoothly due to their professionalism and caring attitude.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Gibbs for your lovely words, we really all appreciate it. Regards Andrew
  • 5 Wendy Luff 8th Oct 2020

    I can't fault them. Very attentive and understanding in every way.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Luff Thank you for your kind words Andrew
  • 5 Kirstie Mayes 7th Oct 2020

    With your help and support you made my mums day so special,very professional and caring to every member of the family

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Kirstie i am very pleased that your mothers day felt very special, you are most welcome Regards Andrew
  • 5 Stiff David 4th Oct 2020

    From my first meeting with Andrew Bingham to arrange my Mothers funeral, and some 2 weeks later on the actual day of Mothers funeral everything ran like clockwork. the staff where helpful, phone calls sorted, no problems at all. Well done Andrew, and many thanks for a job well done. Regards David Stiff.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Stiff I am very pleased that everything went as you would have expected, your kind words are very much appreciated Regards Andrew
  • 5 Suzie & Martin O’Donnell 1st Oct 2020

    A caring and professional yet friendly service.Many thanks 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr and Mrs O'Donnell You are most welcome Regards Andrew
  • 5 Jacquie Baines 8th Sep 2020

    To Luke and to all who assisted in the funeral of my beloved husband - a great thankyou . The day of the funeral went so very smoothly, as had all that preceded it. So dignified and in perfect timing from start to finish - I received many compliments on your behalf from my family and friends and requests for the name of the company. All your gentlemen were certainly so helpful, friendly and yet unobtrusive. I know David himself would have been very impressed - not so easy to do normally but certainly top marks for a never to be forgotten occasion. Thankyou, from all our family. Jacquie Baines.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Baines thank you very much for such lovely comments, it is very much appreciated by all at Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service
  • 5 Jane Cant 7th Sep 2020

    Everything completed with total care and attention to detail, highly recommended when facing a very difficult time in your life

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Cant Thank you very much for your kind words Regards Andrew and team
  • 5 June Bryant 5th Sep 2020

    Andrew was very informative of the option's that were available to us, he payed attention to every detail explaining all the changing procedures that would have to happen due to the current situation. Everything ran very smoothly on the day if the Funeral .

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Bryant Thank you for your kind words, it is most appreciated Regards Andrew
  • 5 Patricia Cole 2nd Sep 2020

    I can’t praise and thank Andrew and his team enough. Incredibly professional and proficient while being warm and friendly and 100% accommodating of the most bizarre requests. We gave Martyn the most amazing sendoff which he would have loved. It left a warm glow in the hole his passing left in our hearts. Binghams are brilliant!

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Cole (Tricia) thank you for your lovely words, we certainly will not forget this funeral, your grandchildren are very talented and he would be very proud Regards Andrew
  • 5 John Simmons 29th Aug 2020

    5 STARS really says more than words. Very grateful and also very glad that my mother chose an independent funeral directors. So much more personal. Thank you.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear John thank you it was a privilege to help Regards Andrew
  • 5 Claire Bale 22nd Aug 2020

    Andrew Bingham Funeral Services have been excellent all the way through planning and organising my mother’s funeral. They have been caring and compassionate while delivering an efficient and effective service. 

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Claire thank you for leaving such a lovely review it is most appreciated and you are most welcome Andrew
  • 5 Janice Benning 2nd Aug 2020

    I cannot praise the service we received highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble. Andrew and his team were supportive, helpful and always there to answer questions and assist. They also arranged for a dedicated and excellent Celebrant, who made sure that the service went without a hitch. I am grateful for all they did to make a difficult time considerably easier.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Barnes thank you for your kind words you are very welcome Andrew and colleagues
  • 5 Elizabeth Thurlow 24th Jul 2020

    I cannot rate Andrew and his team highly enough. The attention to detail throughout the planning of dad’s funeral and the actual day was second to none. Andrew took the pressure off me throughout which was much appreciated. I would highly recommend Andrew Bingham Funeral Services

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Thurlow thank you for your lovely words, it is very much appreciated Kind regards Andrew
  • 5 Derek Westrup 23rd Jul 2020

    Very professional service, friendly and helpful.  

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Westrup it was a privilege to help Kind regards Andrew
  • 5 Lewis Bennett 21st Jul 2020

    Andrew looked after both mum and dad could not have done more thank you Andrew and all your team

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Lewis thank you for your comments, it was a privilege to help you and your family Regards Andrew and team
  • 5 Bryony Allen 14th Jul 2020

    Having used Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Services 6 years ago for my father's funeral, I had no hesitation at all in using them again. This time, the funeral was for my mother. Everyone on the team there is equally caring and compassionate. They listen to what you want, offered advice and suggestions but always respected what I wanted for my Mum. They are available 24 hours a day, and no questions are too silly or trivial. Even in these times of social distancing and restrictions on funerals, ie no singing and limited numbers in church, none of this affected the dignity of the process. In fact, it was barely noticeable. I was still able to see Mum at rest and the gown that she was dressed in (government guidelines prohibited the wearing of the deceased's own clothes) was of very high quality and matched the fabric inside her coffin. Overall, the service offered is professional, highly respectful and dignified. This is a horrible, emotional time but they do everyone they can to help you through it. I would highly recommend them.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Bryony Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely comments, it is very kind and i am pleased that we could help you Regards Andrew and Heidi
  • 5 Tina Pipe 9th Jul 2020

    Andrew supported us whilst arranging the funeral. He showed my husband respect. Would highly recommend Andrew and his team

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Pipe it was a privilege to help Kind regards Andrew and team
  • 5 Kari-Anne Stone 11th Jun 2020

    Very professional and dignified service throughout.

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Stone It was a privilege to help Kind Regards Andrew
  • 5 David Norman 4th Jun 2020

    Very caring and compassionate. A really excellent team that respond quickly, guide you gently and make the most difficult time easier. Highly recommended. Thank you

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mr Norman Thank you, it is very kind of you to say such lovely things Regards Andrew
  • 5 Faith Jaggard 25th May 2020

    The firm could not have been more sincere ,comforting ,understanding. In this climate with the virus making all things difficult I felt cared for ,my questions were answered with understanding.  Excellent service ,I would recommend this firm any time, especially if you have to make  the  arrangements by yourself .

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Mrs Jaggard it was a privilege to help and thank you for your lovely words Andrew
  • 5 Keith Martin 22nd May 2020

    Everything was made so effortless in these hard times, Thankyou so my h fir the attention to detail and the amazing job you do. Kind regards Jenny Martin

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Hello Keith thank you it was a privilege to help Kind regards Andrew
  • 5 Paul Soames 21st May 2020

    Andrew and his wife have been most helpful and curtious in my time of need so help full

    Andrew Bingham replied
    Dear Paul Thank you for your kind words Regards Andrew Bingham

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

Frank Wilson 26th Oct 2020

Very efficient, kind and caring team. Thank you

Melinda Sturgeon 22nd Oct 2020

Can’t thank Andrew Bingham enough for the time and patience helping us arranging our mums funeral. All we requested was carried out with care and dignity nothing was to much trouble . We would highly recommend your professional services . Thank you once again.

Graham Lingley 19th Oct 2020

We have had a caring and considerate response from Andrew both prior to the bereavement and also since. The time he has given to us has been very much appreciated. Thank you.

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