Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors, Seaford

Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors are here to support you if a loved one has just passed away and you need help arranging the funeral. We offer a range of funerals to suit your needs. You can find out more below or give us a call to discuss.
BASED ON 39 reviews
Rating 4.8

About our Seaford funeral home

Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors in Seaford is here to provide comfort and support at a difficult time. We will help ease some of the pressure you may be under by arranging a heartfelt and dignified funeral for your loved one.

Established in 1844, we have a long history of serving the families of the Seahaven area and the experience we have gained over this time, which has been passed on from one generation to the next, is used to ensure you receive the highest standard of funeral care.

We provide a guiding hand, ensuring that your loved one’s farewell is a fitting and meaningful tribute to their memory. Our team of funeral directors is here to listen and will take the time to find out about you and your family, allowing us to tailor a send off entirely personal to you.

Your wellbeing is our first concern and you will be treated with integrity and respect from the moment you first call, through to the funeral and beyond. You can also rely on us for informed advice, when you need it, regarding any decision, so you are not left to make important choices alone.

Our funeral directors can provide any type of funeral for your loved one, whether it is religious or non-religious, traditional or contemporary, or even a burial at sea.

We are situated on the Sutton Road, around the corner from the main shopping parade, and our location makes us easily accessible to not only the local communities in Seaford and Newhaven, but also nearby towns and villages in East Sussex. These include Lewes, Peacehaven, Polegate, Ringmer and Saltdean.

Available 24 hours a day, we are here to listen. To speak with one of our professional and caring advisors,

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £1250
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £1250
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    plus £- (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £2695
    plus £1089 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1089 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2695
    plus £1089 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1089 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

22 Sutton Road
Seaford BN25 1RU
GB

Directions and Parking

Our funeral home can be found on the Sutton Road. See our map or get in touch for further directions.

There is on-street parking available and a public car park about 50 metres from our premises.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01323 893889

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 39 reviews
Rating 5.0
I cannot thank the Seaford office enough for their caring, sympathetic, compassionate and practical advice through my experience of organising a much loved friend’s funeral. Nothing I requested was to much trouble.
From the receptionist to the pall bearer’s they made one of the most difficult experiences as comfortable as could be wanted.
I cannot thank them enough.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected, and that our team looked after you so well. It makes a difficult time seem a little easier. Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
It was straight forward process and informed me through each stage.
It made a hard task easy could not wish for a better service
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 5.0
The whole process from initial meeting to the day itself was excellent. Shellie was clear in explaining things and gave us very helpful advice.

On the day of the funeral, everything was handled in a very professional way and we felt supported by the staff who were there.

Thank you for excellent service and support
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
This is the second time that I have used this firm, which in itself is a positive comment. I dealt mainly with Shellie in the Seaford unit. Shellie was extremely empathetic from the word 'Go'. She gave alot of guidance at every step but at the same time left the organisation to me. I was advised of the likely cost for each item and was given an estimated total verbally at the start which is a great help. The planning of the funeral service was easy with plenty of advice forthcoming from Shellie and later from Martin, the celebrant.
I felt that I was solely responsible for the extremely well organised funeral - which I clearly was not - and that is a great skill on the part of Shellie and others. The actual service at Eastbourne Crematorium was remarkable from start to finish. All attendees without exception thought that it was a funeral the like of which, they had not experienced before. I have to agree with them all - the whole thing was really very, very well carried out and was extraordinarily well organised. Thank you Shellie and Martin and others.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
We were treated with every kindness and everything went very smoothly. All our questions were addressed in a very friendly yet professional manner. Mum had some years back prearranged and paid for her funeral, a practice I would highly recommend. Could not praise Seaford Funeral Directors more highly.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
My brother and I were most grateful for the way Shellie and the team handled the entire process. They helped us through every element of this difficult time. At such a sad time the close relatives really need to have their hand held throughout, which we were very grateful for. Thank you.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 4.0
Everything was timed perfectly,the hearse and limo,s were right on time and after the service we were bought back to the bungalow.
The lady in the funeral parlour was very helpful throughout and so was the lovely chappie at the chapel of rest.The funeral service was very nice and went smoothly.The only reason i have not given five stars is the minister made some mistakes in the order of service when he was reading it out and pronounced my name wrong.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4 star review. I am sorry that there were aspects of the service you were unhappy with. If you would like to discuss this further please contact our Client Relations Team on 0800 783 7171, they are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish the staff were very professional and made a very difficult time a lot easier.
They were always on the end of the phone if we needed to ask them any questions .And on the day of the funeral the team were first class and made us feel very well looked after .
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Shellie and her colleagues went the extra mile to ensure that Margaret's send off was everything that Margaret would have wished for.

Margaret didn't want a standard funeral, and the arrangements made by Margaret's Granddaughter with Shellie were a one off, but the funeral was so much more a celebration of life as a result.

So well done Shellie and the team, who worked to make a sad and stressful event become a celebration.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs, we are thankful to the team for making your special day so personal.
Rating 4.0
We received nothing but the best attention. It’s a difficult time for people but the whole experience was a friendly and caring one whilst still keeping us on track of all the key dates and timings along the way.
Shellie, Janet and all the team were understanding and James the funeral director on the day was excellent. Martin, our Celebrant guided us through all the preamble and then the service with with a professional yet friendly style that made the day a special memory for us all. Thank you.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review and we are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
The care and professionalism of Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors was greatly appreciated. They worked and communicated with care ensuring that all our needs for the funeral were fully accommodated. Being able to have a webcast of the funeral was especially important as members of the family were spread not only around the country but also as far away as New Zealand. The web cast meant that everyone could join in the final farewell to our loved family member
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendation of the webcast was helpful.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by Rosemary and her team was superb, they made the whole process simple and straightforward at a time when everything was so difficult.

With their care and help Mum’s funeral was beautiful and appropriate.

We would have no hesitation recommending Seaford and Newhaven Funeral Directors.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. your positive recommendation is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. Thank you for. your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by Seaford and Newhaven Funeral Directors were excellent. At such a difficult time the pressure was eased with suggestions for the readings and music at the service and help was always available.

The funeral itself went ahead much easier and smoother than I would have thought possible.

I would not hesitate in recommending Seaford and Newhaven Funeral Directors for others that have the misfortune in needing Funeral Services.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
We have used Seaford and Newhaven three times now and on each occasion they have shown sympathy and empathy, taking our requirements on board, while still organising everything so that it runs like clockwork. At a difficult time for the family this was much appreciated.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear the team have looked after you and the family well on several occasions. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank Rosemary and her team at Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors for their support and understanding during a very difficult time. My father passed unexpectedly and suddenly and we were in complete shock, but the team at Seaford were brilliant, it was difficult due to the covid restrictions but they did everything possible to make it the best for us. My elderly mother is disabled and poorly, she is struggling to come to terms with losing her soul mate of 60+ years, but her words in the limousine on the way home were ...
"in my 83 years i have sadly been to many funerals, but i can honestly say that was the best!"
Praise indeed from a lady who had just said goodbye to her husband!
Thank you so much xx
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Services to look after your Father. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Each step of the funeral arrangements was explained and the staff were helpful and courteous.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Losing someone dear is always hard, but Rosemary at Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors was so kind, caring and helpful. It did help that she and I had met previously when my friend was arranging and paying for his funeral plan. Rosemary was extremely helpful at a time when my brain was definitely not functioning properly. We weren't going to have any flowers at all, but I'm so happy I took her advice and ordered a spray for the top of the coffin. The drivers and staff were very respectful at all times and went above and beyond with regard to bringing the hearse and limo to our door ... it isn't easy to get to. I offer my grateful thanks for a well organised service and for all the support offered to me.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very efficient, kind, considerate and caring.

Everything possible is done to carry out your wishes and those of the deceased.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
The two ladies I spoke with on the telephone at Seaford had very caring voices. Rosemary arranged all aspects to my satisfaction and the service at the Chapel went as I had hoped. James and his colleagues were both professional and respectful. I found the whole process easier to get through as I had imagined.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals who have made a difference. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 4.0
We was very happy with the service that was provided, this is the second funeral that we have had with Seaford and Newhaven funeral services, and there services haven't disappointed us.
Response from Seaford & Newhaven Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
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