Abbey Funeral Directors, Colchester

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Colchester Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 6 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Colchester funeral home

Abbey Funeral Directors in Colchester are dedicated to conducting dignified and respectful funerals for the local community. We believe that a funeral is a personal event, and that the service should be a meaningful celebration of life.

When we work with you to arrange the funeral, we will listen carefully to your requests, helping you to arrange the perfect farewell for your loved one which is tailored for you and your family.

We have experience planning all kinds of funerals, from religious and non-religious ceremonies, to woodland burials or colourful celebrations. Whatever you feel is most fitting for your loved one, we will be able to help make it happen.

We are here to support you 24 hours a day, so please give us a call as soon as you need us.

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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,138 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,138 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,138 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,138 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

23 Drury Road
Unit A
Colchester CO2 7UY
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on the corner for Drury Road and Saint Helena Road, opposite Sainsbury's.

There is parking at the side and rear of the funeral home.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday10:00 - 15:00
Thursday10:00 - 15:00
Friday10:00 - 15:00
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 01206 366632

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 for Abbey Funeral Directors in Colchester

It is our honour to help you through this difficult time, like we have with our clients in Colchester. Read our client feedback below:
5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 6 reviews
Rating 5.0
All the staff where very friendly and helpful, you could get in touch with them at anytime and they would always be there, Dad planed his own funeral and all his wisher’s where carried out ,family and friends that came or watched on line all said it was a lovely funeral, all the staff worked hard to give dad the best send off
Denise
Response from Abbey Funeral Directors
I am glad that the final wishes for your Dad were carried out to the highest standard. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Thank you all for making our experience with you bearable. Your staff were very pleasant and went above and beyond.
Response from Abbey Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
Our review can only be positive. My sister and I were treated with the utmost respect by Tracey at the Colchester branch of Abbey Funerals. Whenever we needed to ask a question or change the order of service, Tracey was always so obliging. Luckily, dad had made his wishes for his funeral many years ago, and I had been able to update them whilst he was alive. That was a great help to our family. My sister and I had a couple of visits to the office to see Tracey and she was always patient and understanding. We even managed to have a few laughs!
The day of dad's funeral/cremation, was treated again exceptionally well by all concerned, lovely men who were in attendance at his house and at the crematorium.
Many thanks to you all, from our family. We would also add that we would recommend your business to any of our friends who live locally.
Yours,
Gemma Lee and Caroline Woollatt.
Response from Abbey Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected and your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Not exactly a review I or anyone else would usually write, however on the passing of my father I would highly recommended both abbey funeral directors and dignity as a must and a first stop in assisting with just about everything.

From Tracey in the office at drury road who dealt with everything you could and in some cases couldn’t think of to Scott and the team who assisted on the day, it was both outstanding and very much appreciated.

My thanks to all involved from start to finish, my mother is eternally grateful and although I feel for anyone who suffers a loss, please consider both abbey and dignity to help both relieve the pressure and allow you peace of mind.

My thanks again for everything

Bryan Green
Response from Abbey Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Abbey Funeral Directors. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All the staff made me feel at ease they explain everything that would happen with mum and on the day of the funeral on the day it all went well and I felt very well looked after by all the staff
Response from Abbey Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
All the staff at abbey were very professional and respectful of family wishes. We were given plenty of time in all aspects of the service, so thank you to all at abbey, including Jim, for making a distressing time more bearable. Anthony Still.
Response from Abbey Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that you were so well looked after by our team.
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