W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors, Leigh On Sea

We take the greatest care as we look after the families of Leigh on Sea.
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Rating 5.0
based on 7 reviews

About our Leigh On Sea funeral home

Established in 1838, our original Leigh on Sea funeral home was based on Leigh Hill Road, founded by "Chippie Thorp", who was a carpenter and a funeral director. As this point, the building was 'listed', therefore it could not be altered to meet the needs of our growing clientele.

Today, we are located on the corner that meets Avenue Road on the bustling Broadway high street, with a bigger team and improved facilities to provide our families with professional funeral care. Please call us so we can provide a personal and unique funeral service.

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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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

We understand how special life is with those that you love. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral.

If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
  • Full Service Funeral in Leigh on Sea, from £3,545

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01702 476323
  • Simple Funeral Service in Leigh on Sea, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01702 476323

Where to find us

Address

62 The Broadway
Leigh on Sea SS9 1AE
GB

Directions and Parking

We are situated directly on the zebra crossing in The Broadway, next to Barclays Bank.

There is free car parking available on surrounding streets for up to two hours.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01702 476323 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

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Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 7 reviews
Rating 5.0
My Mum had bought a funeral plan from Thorp's which really helped because I then knew her choices of hymns for the church service, and most of the costs were already paid for. In the end, we had a well planned funeral and a sad but lovely day. I would particularly like to say thank you to Ian, the head funeral director on the day, who was really sensitive to our family needs. We had enough time to greet everyone after our church service, and he suggested a family photo with my Mum's wreath at the crematorium. Superb and sensitive service that I would highly recommend.
Response from W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
I found the staff to be very helpful and understanding. All our requests were fulfilled i.e date, times, type of service etc..
The whole experience was handled sensitively and in a caring manner. I would not hesitate to recommend W. Thorp and Son and would certainly use them again myself.
Response from W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
I cannot praise highly enough the service I received from Thorp & Son. Having to make the funeral arrangements for my late mother was never going to be easy but Terri, the funeral arranger ensured the lead up and day itself went smoothly. Her attention to detail and consideration was amazing and my family were very confident that my mother was in very capable and safe hands. She was always on hand to answer any questions and even a very last minute short notice viewing was accomadated. All the Thorp & Son staff were extremely professional and they all contributed to making a very difficult day and sad day, a great deal more manageable.

I have no hesitation in recommending Thorp & Son, should you ever be in the unfortunate position of requiring the services of a funeral director.
Response from W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with W Thorp & Son. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The service provided by W Thorp & Son was excellent. Their attention to my mother & the details of the cremation were also of superb. I'd like to thank both Terri & Ian for all their help.

regards Lesley Lee
Response from W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Professional, considerate and friendly service.
Response from W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very kind and considerate service throughout. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went like clockwork on the day.Thank you
Response from W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
A very professional service was provided which was empathetic and had full consideration of our feelings.
Response from W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.
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