Abbey Funeral Directors, Colchester
About our Colchester funeral home
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
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
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 FuneralWe 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.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.From£995(Includes cost of cremation).(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.
The Attended FuneralA 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
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£1,995plus £1,138 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.plus £1,138 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
There is parking at the side and rear of the funeral home.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||10:00 - 15:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 15:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 15:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 15:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 15:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more
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
The team could not have been more helpful, or done more for me, and I like to think that Dad had a great send-off, much of which was thanks to the work Tracey did for me.
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.
Gemma Lee and Caroline Woollatt.
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