Safe Hands Funeral Services

17 reviews

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Independent Family Funeral Directors in Storrington West Sussex providing families with an individual and caring service at an affordable price.

Latest Verified Reviews

Elizabeth Huckwell 17th Sep 2021

Penny was first class from start to finish, so helpful and understanding. Would recommend highly. Nothing was to much trouble. Made the day run so smoothly.  Thank you 

Jan Head 4th Sep 2021

Penny took great care helping us to plan our son’s funeral. She was indeed ‘Safe Hands’. We felt as though we could take our time making decisions and nothing was too much trouble. The resulting service was a perfect tribute.

Greg Gyton 21st Aug 2021

We used the services of Safe Hands for my mothers funeral only a few months ago, and had no hesitation in using them again for my father.  Every aspect was again dealt with in a professional but caring and respectful way. Nothing was too much trouble. Faultless service.

Reviews

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 Forge
38 West Street
Storrington
West Sussex
RH20 4EE

About Us

Safe Hands Funeral Services is an independent funeral directors, in Storrington West Sussex, which focuses on the individual and creating a memorable funeral to truly befit the person who has passed. They offer a fresh approach, in modern welcoming premises. There to listen to your wishes to help facilitate and provide a memorable, affordable funeral, individually tailored to suit you and your loved ones needs.

They can provide both a traditional or modern service, and will work with you to achieve the most fitting funeral for you and for the person who has passed. They encourage and support family participation and will allow time and space to enable a meaningful personal farewell. They won’t ask you to fit into a standard package, instead they will help you create the bespoke funeral you want. The service can, but doesn't have to take place in a church or crematorium, it can be in a barn, woodland, field or even your own garden. They also have their own on site service room 'Forge Chapel' which can comfortably accommodate 20 attendees and the service can also be attended remotely via the internet.

Prepaid funeral plans provided by one of the most entrusted providers 'Golden Leaves' are available for those wishing to plan ahead and have the funeral of their choosing, which helps alleviate some of the stress caused to those left behind, having to make decisions on your behalf.

Latest Obituaries

David    Smith

David Smith

Dec 1972 - Sep 2021

'George'    - Terence George Crouch

'George' - Terence George Crouch

Aug 1937 - Aug 2021

Roger   Barber

Roger Barber

May 1933 - Sep 2021

Michaela   Whedbee

Michaela Whedbee

Aug 2021 - Feb 1957

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Elizabeth Huckwell 17th Sep 2021

    Penny was first class from start to finish, so helpful and understanding. Would recommend highly. Nothing was to much trouble. Made the day run so smoothly.  Thank you 

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you so much for your kind review Elizabeth.  It was a perfect service in a perfect setting, I am sure Michaela would have approved. Thank you for all your help too.  Best wishes Penny
  • 5 Jan Head 4th Sep 2021

    Penny took great care helping us to plan our son’s funeral. She was indeed ‘Safe Hands’. We felt as though we could take our time making decisions and nothing was too much trouble. The resulting service was a perfect tribute.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank Jan and Derek for your kind review, I am so pleased you thought  it was the perfect tribute for James.  Always here if you need anything.  Best wishes Penny
  • 5 Greg Gyton 21st Aug 2021

    We used the services of Safe Hands for my mothers funeral only a few months ago, and had no hesitation in using them again for my father.  Every aspect was again dealt with in a professional but caring and respectful way. Nothing was too much trouble. Faultless service.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Apologies for the delay in my reply Greg.  Thank you for your kind review.  I will always remember your Dad for showing such strength and courage, when speaking at your mum's funeral.  What a lovely remarkable man.  He was so very proud of you.  Always here if you need anything, take care Penny
  • 5 Wendy Spink 12th Aug 2021

    Safe Hands provided a truly personal and bespoke service. Our wishes were listened to and acted upon. Helpful suggestions and recommendations were put forward, and calls made on our behalf to the celebrant, florist and Registrar. Penny was understanding, patient and attentive, delivering a memorable service which fully met our expectations. Based on our experience, we have no hesitation in recommending Safe Hands Funeral Services to others.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Dear Wendy & Philip, Thank you for kind review, I am so glad to hear that you were really pleased with the service and Safe Hands met your expectations.  Best regards.  Penny 
  • 5 Debra Thurley 9th Aug 2021

    Penny was brilliant from start to finish. She listened carefully to what we wanted and helped in so many ways to make the service perfect. Her attention to detail was impeccable and the surroundings of her premises and the chapel were beautiful and comforting. She was always caring, sympathetic and friendly. We would not hesitate in recommending her to others.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your kind review Debra.  Hope you and Dad are keeping well. Best wishes Penny x
  • 5 Gary Warwick 6th Aug 2021

    Penny is so professional, friendly and helpful, we cannot fault the service she extended to our family in this difficult time for us. She arranged the most thoughtful ceremony and introduced us to Cissbury Barns, which was the most delightful venue we could have wished for. We would thoroughly recommend Safe Hands.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you Gary for taking the time to leave your lovely review, the setting and service were perfect for you all and I am sure your dad would have approved. Take care  Penny 
  • 5 Paul Treagus 10th Jul 2021

    Excellent service all thanks to Penny and Adam. Penny helped with every step of my father's funeral. Service held at Safe Hands was exactly what the family wanted. Thank you.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Dear Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your kind review. Best wishes. Penny 
  • 5 Lisa Haydon 8th Jun 2021

    Very helpful

    Penny Strachan replied
    Hi Lisa,  thank you so much for the review, I know you struggled with your new phone, hence only two words :-) but I am glad you were very happy with the service.
  • 5 Ben Evans 7th Jun 2021

    Penny is so caring, understanding and helpful. The service was perfect. I am so glad I chose Safe Hands.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you Ben, I'm so glad you did too.  I am only sorry that you have found yourself in need of my services.  Life is too cruel sometimes.  Always here if you need anything Penny.
  • 5 Greg Gyton 21st May 2021

    The service provided by Safe Hands was exemplary in every way. A very dignified and caring service for my Mum, nothing was too much trouble and your attention to detail was all we could have hoped for. Thank you .

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you so mcc for taking the time to leave your lovely review Greg, much appreciated. Best wishes to you and your family.  Penny
  • 5 Michael Collins 15th May 2021

    Faultless in all aspects. Exactly the quality of service and attention to detail required.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you for your positive review Michael.
  • 5 Keith Welton 30th Mar 2021

    Superb help through a very difficult time.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you Keith, best wishes. Penny
  • 5 Kelly Adams 25th Mar 2021

    Penny at Safe Hands was amazing throughout. Couldn’t recommend them enough. 

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you so much for taking time to leave your excellent review Kelly, much appreciated.
  • 5 Charlotte Dumbrill 12th Mar 2021

    The care and support shown by Penny and Adam has been nothing short of excellent. From the initial phone call to the funeral service itself, they have been amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and Penny has shown genuine empathy and care throughout.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you so much Charlotte for your wonderful review. It was an honour and privilege to make the funeral arrangements for your dad.  Thank you for choosing Safe Hands. Take care and best wishes. Penny
  • 5 Carol Corrall 12th Feb 2021

    It is always difficult when you loose your husband /best friend. Penny and the team were so supportive at a time when you and your family are coming to term's with their loss. Penny was able to lead us through all procedures with compassion and guidance. The funeral was conducted in a professional and respectful manner. Penny arranged for Sally Winstone (Humanist) to conduct the service an excellent choice. Both Penny and Sally gave us 110% support. Thank you both. Respectfully Carol, Matt, Chris, Ian,Paul and Families

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you so much for the lovely review Carol, it has been a privilege to look after you and your lovely family whilst making the arrangements for Ray. Best wishes Penny
  • 5 Tony Mumford 3rd Feb 2021

     I wish to thank Penny  for looking after Pauline  and me  she did everything I asked and more  she took all the responsibility of the funeral of my shoulders  and I felt that we were both in safe hands  thank you Penny  Tony Munford husband 

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you Tony, I'm so pleased that you asked me to take care of Your Pauline, and her arrangements. It has been a privilege looking after you both. Take care, best wishes Penny
  • 5 Dennis Chapman 27th Jan 2021

    Safe Hands were recommended to us by a friend, always a helpful sign. Penny was caring, compassionate, supportive, helpful and knowledgeable and all who attended in their private chapel or watched Linda's funeral online commented on how well managed it was. No request was too much trouble and I and my family cannot recommend Safe Hands highly enough.

    Penny Strachan replied
    Thank you so much Dennis, I'm so pleased that you and your family are happy with service. Linda, sounds like she has lived a life full of adventure and fun, making many friends and sharing love all the way. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing her. Always here if you need anything. Warm regards Penny

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 Forge
38 West Street
Storrington
West Sussex
RH20 4EE

Latest Verified Reviews

Elizabeth Huckwell 17th Sep 2021

Penny was first class from start to finish, so helpful and understanding. Would recommend highly. Nothing was to much trouble. Made the day run so smoothly.  Thank you 

Jan Head 4th Sep 2021

Penny took great care helping us to plan our son’s funeral. She was indeed ‘Safe Hands’. We felt as though we could take our time making decisions and nothing was too much trouble. The resulting service was a perfect tribute.

Greg Gyton 21st Aug 2021

We used the services of Safe Hands for my mothers funeral only a few months ago, and had no hesitation in using them again for my father.  Every aspect was again dealt with in a professional but caring and respectful way. Nothing was too much trouble. Faultless service.

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