Pearce Funeral Services, Stratton St Margaret

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Pearce Funeral Services, Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire, funeral director in Wiltshire

Pearce Funeral Services are an Independent family run business, who have gained a reputation for offering a dignified and personal service with compassion, courtesy and respect. The service is overseen by John Pearce, a funeral director with over 30 years experience who will take the time to listen and support you in arranging a fitting farewell for your loved one. Serving Swindon and all surrounding areas.

Latest Verified Reviews

Alice Dickinson 12th Mar 2019

John was so thoughtful.& caring throughout the entire process of my Dad's Funeral ,as was the rest of his team. Even when my daughter wanted to visit my Dad the staff talked her through every step. We couldn't ask for anymore. Thank you for everything. Xxx Kelly

Carl Humphreys 7th Mar 2019

From the arrangements, which my father in law and I sorted with Pearce Funeral Services prior to his passing, through to the day of the funeral itself, I have nothing but praise for Dave Bashford and the whole team from Pearce’s, who were always available to help, advise, and make sure the day ran as well as possible. Dave was a great support, managing Micks expectations sensitively about the arrangements, but managing to exceed our expectations on the day itself, with the planning to make sure our slightly unusual day went so very smoothly, and without a hitch.  Nothing was too much trouble for Dave, including coordinating between us, the local fire brigade, and the crematorium, and ensuring we had access to my father in law in the chapel of rest, and again Pearce’s coordinating all the relatives who wanted to visit him.  I can’t thank Dave and all the staff enough for all their help, support and advice which has helped us all through a very difficult time.

Pauline Reynolds 2nd Mar 2019

Thank you to John and his team, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. You are all so caring, 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
92 Ermin Street
Stratton St Margaret
Wiltshire
SN3 4NN

About Us

Pearce Funeral Services is an independent, family-run funeral directors serving Swindon and the surrounding areas. You will be able to make arrangements for your loved one’s funeral in the peaceful, welcoming atmosphere of the offices based on Groundwell Road in the centre of Swindon or at the chapel of rest in Stratton St Margaret. Pearce’s funeral directors can also visit you in the comfort of your own home.

John Pearce DipFD MBIE offers many years’ experience serving the local community with quality funeral planning services for all religions and beliefs, including eco-friendly funerals. Services offered include help with publishing press notices in newspapers, choosing monumental masonry and floral tributes, printing service stationary, and catering for wakes.

With a 24/7 telephone line, operating 365 days a year, Pearce’s team is there for you when you need it most, and no upfront payments or deposits are required.

To find out more about arranging your loved one’s funeral and the options available to you, call Pearce Funeral Services now.

Latest Obituaries

Margaret   Holt

Margaret Holt

Jun 2021

Stewart James   Dodson

Stewart James Dodson

Feb 1960 - Jun 2021

Peter   Pickford

Peter Pickford

Apr 1930 - May 2021

Martin   Connolly

Martin Connolly

Jul 1939 - Apr 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Alice Dickinson 12th Mar 2019

    John was so thoughtful.& caring throughout the entire process of my Dad's Funeral ,as was the rest of his team. Even when my daughter wanted to visit my Dad the staff talked her through every step. We couldn't ask for anymore. Thank you for everything. Xxx Kelly

  • 5 Carl Humphreys 7th Mar 2019

    From the arrangements, which my father in law and I sorted with Pearce Funeral Services prior to his passing, through to the day of the funeral itself, I have nothing but praise for Dave Bashford and the whole team from Pearce’s, who were always available to help, advise, and make sure the day ran as well as possible. Dave was a great support, managing Micks expectations sensitively about the arrangements, but managing to exceed our expectations on the day itself, with the planning to make sure our slightly unusual day went so very smoothly, and without a hitch.  Nothing was too much trouble for Dave, including coordinating between us, the local fire brigade, and the crematorium, and ensuring we had access to my father in law in the chapel of rest, and again Pearce’s coordinating all the relatives who wanted to visit him.  I can’t thank Dave and all the staff enough for all their help, support and advice which has helped us all through a very difficult time.

  • 5 Pauline Reynolds 2nd Mar 2019

    Thank you to John and his team, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. You are all so caring, thank you.

  • 5 Sharon Newham 1st Mar 2019

    Absolutely excellent from start to finish. Couldn’t have gone better thank you 

  • 5 Roger Brockington 1st Mar 2019

    Superb support, help and guidance prior to ceremony. All advice and questions given and asked in a calm and sympathetic manner. On the day everything worked like clockwork and again sympathetic and friendly assistance given in a dignified manner. 

  • 5 Leigh Pierce 25th Feb 2019

    John and his team were absolutely fantastic. He listened to all of our requests and everything was delivered as promised.  A great listening ear and empathy was evident at this very difficult time for us. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

  • 5 Christine Webb 18th Feb 2019

    A.very thoughtful, caring service provided and so helpful through every step of the arrangements and covered all aspects excellently. We would certainly recommend John and his team 😊 thankyou for everything.

  • 5 Dina Thompson 5th Feb 2019

    Everything went 100% according to plan. I would highly recommend! It was all the little extra moments of thought that was appreciated. They really went the extra mile. Very caring!

  • 5 Amgela York 4th Feb 2019

    Hi my name is Angela and I would like to to say that we had an excellent service from the funeral directors and my daughter had a wonderful service we couldn't have asked for anything more. We would highly recommend this company.

  • 5 Caroline Hopkins 4th Feb 2019

    Pearce Funeral Service was brilliant from start to finish. Dave was so kind and helpful. Keeping me informed all the time as to what was happening. Will definitely recommend to anyone

  • 5 Ann Kempster 30th Jan 2019

    Thank you for the care you took of my sister and of me. Your service and communication were exemplary. Thank you for everything.

  • 5 Nicholas Pinchin 29th Jan 2019

    I dealt with John Pearce from start to finish where my partners funeral was concerned and I can honestly say what an amazingly caring, sympathetic, thoughtful and professional gentleman he is. On the few occasions when John wasn't available the other staff were of the same high standard. From the moment that I first sat down with John I knew that I had made the right decision to choose Pearce Funeral Services for my partners funeral. John guided me through every aspect and answered all my questions, making informed suggestions when needed and allowing time for me to compose myself when overcome with emotion. John was able to provide me with advice on their recommended florist and also celebrant, nothing was missed and the funeral itself was amazingly beautiful service. I can honestly recommend Pearce Funeral Services every time. Many many thanks John and all the team. NP

  • 5 John Veitch 27th Jan 2019

    Pearce funeral are very good I would highly recommend them to anyone

  • 5 Kevin Allen 24th Jan 2019

    Pearce funeral services are undoubtedly the best in their field offering genuine sympathy and support in a very distressing and vulnerable time! No request is too large to tailor a funeral plan so you feel you have given someone the best send off. Thank you Dave, Neil and everyone at Pearce!

  • 5 Gwen Breakspear 19th Jan 2019

    John Pearce provides an incredible level of professionalism and organisation combined with caring and compassion.  Throughout the whole process from the initial meeting to the funeral day itself, nothing was ever rushed, and we always felt that John was completely in control of everything that needed to be done.   Les was verger at St Philips Church for many years, and with him I encountered many funeral directors.  When Les died there was no doubt in my mind that John was my first choice, and he exceeded all of my expectations.  You will not find a better funeral director.

  • 5 Bridget Boulton 18th Jan 2019

    The service provided by Pearce was very professional indeed. The team was warm and supportive. John was full of empathy and yet sensitive and discreet. We all felt we could trust him with our mist private and personal moments of grief and he offered understanding. He simply served us.  The event itself was efficiently managed and fell into place smoothly so we could focus on our emotions and linger on treasured memories. Thank you! 

  • 5 Lilian Parks 17th Jan 2019

    Very supportive in very difficult times. Truly accomodating for all your needs. Whenever required.

  • 5 Shirley Sharp 11th Jan 2019

    We were extremely happy and satisfied with the way the funeral director helped us in every way possible from first meeting to the day of the funeral. They have also said they are always available should we need them. They were caring compassionate and respectful. We could not fault the service we received in any way at all. They even provided us with a very nice Minister who was equally as kind. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT. Would certainly recommend them 100%

  • 5 Norma Jordan 29th Dec 2018

    The help I received from Pearce over my most difficult period of time losing my husband especially just before Christmas was very much appreciated they were there to guide me at all times.

  • 5 Carol Thompson 24th Dec 2018

    Excellent service and very friendly staff, made so much easier at this difficult time. Everything we asked for was catered for, thank you to everyone involved from Pearce Funeral Services, very professional service. Thank you again. 

  • 5 Kathleen Hemmings 24th Dec 2018

    Great family company. Really caring professional service and we all beyond happy with them.

  • 5 Oliver Gomez 21st Dec 2018

    From the initial phone call, through to the end of the funeral service, Pearce Funeral Services were sympathetic, friendly, helpful, and respectful. Their experience in arranging funerals is clear to see and they pride themselves in partnering with other independent funeral directors around the country to ensure that they deliver the best service, no matter where you need a funeral arranged. I cannot recommend Pearce Funeral Services enough and would like to thank them for the fantastic service they provided for my Father. 

  • 5 Dave Goddard 15th Dec 2018

    I would like thank your team for all the support and help you provided my family and I at what was a sad and difficult time for us all. Outstanding support and service. 

  • 4 Dawn Masters 10th Dec 2018

    Caring, friendly service provider, they really helped me at a difficult time and did all the arrangements, can’t thank them enough 

  • 5 Glenda Welch 7th Dec 2018

    John and his team were so professional and understanding. No question was left unanswered and every request was fulfilled.  We can’t thank them enough for the care they took of us all and my dad. 

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
92 Ermin Street
Stratton St Margaret
Wiltshire
SN3 4NN

Latest Verified Reviews

Alice Dickinson 12th Mar 2019

John was so thoughtful.& caring throughout the entire process of my Dad's Funeral ,as was the rest of his team. Even when my daughter wanted to visit my Dad the staff talked her through every step. We couldn't ask for anymore. Thank you for everything. Xxx Kelly

Carl Humphreys 7th Mar 2019

From the arrangements, which my father in law and I sorted with Pearce Funeral Services prior to his passing, through to the day of the funeral itself, I have nothing but praise for Dave Bashford and the whole team from Pearce’s, who were always available to help, advise, and make sure the day ran as well as possible. Dave was a great support, managing Micks expectations sensitively about the arrangements, but managing to exceed our expectations on the day itself, with the planning to make sure our slightly unusual day went so very smoothly, and without a hitch.  Nothing was too much trouble for Dave, including coordinating between us, the local fire brigade, and the crematorium, and ensuring we had access to my father in law in the chapel of rest, and again Pearce’s coordinating all the relatives who wanted to visit him.  I can’t thank Dave and all the staff enough for all their help, support and advice which has helped us all through a very difficult time.

Pauline Reynolds 2nd Mar 2019

Thank you to John and his team, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. You are all so caring, thank you.

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