W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors, Leigh On Sea

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Leigh On Sea Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 7 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Leigh On Sea funeral home

We are W Thorp & Son Funeral Directors based on the Broadway high street. You and your family will always be our top priority. We understand how emotional and difficult it can be to lose a loved one and you can rest assured that we will look after them with utmost care and respect.

However you wish to say goodbye to your loved one, we will arrange it. We will guide you through every step and ensure all the details are taken care of personally. If there is anything we can do to help make you comfortable, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Established in 1838, our original Leigh on Sea funeral home was founded by "Chippie Thorp" on Leigh Hill Road.

The building was a beautiful 'listed' property, therefore it could not be altered to meet the needs of the families that surround us, which is why we moved to new premises with a bigger team and improved facilities.

You can call us at any time you need, we are here for you.

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 £1,203 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,203 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 £1,203 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,203 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

62 The Broadway
Leigh on Sea SS9 1AE
GB

Directions and Parking

We are situated by the zebra crossing on The Broadway.

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

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 01702 476323

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

5.0
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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