J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors, Rochford

J W Tate & Son 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 24 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Rochford funeral home

At J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors we are honoured to have the trust of the families that surround us since 1898.

We promise to take care of your loved one with care and respect, guide and support you through every step and arrange your loved ones funeral service exactly the way you want.

Every member of the J W Tate & Son team has lived in the Rochford area and has a specialist local knowledge regarding cremations and burials. They will provide a high quality of care that will ensure your family is treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

After a loved one passes away, you can rely on us to guide and support you through this difficult time. Please call us as soon as you need our assistance.

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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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
    £1395
    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
    £1395
    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 Alternative Venue

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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    From
    £1550
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
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    The Alternative Venue

    A funeral service at your chosen venue, where family and friends can celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1550
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    plus £POA Platinum Funeral Option Price.
    When you choose our local Alternative Venue service, our expert funeral directors will help you to arrange a touching service for your loved one, where family and friends can come together to remember them and celebrate their life. The cremation will then be carried out with the utmost care at one of our selected local crematoria without any mourners present.
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  • The Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    We will provide a service at one of our chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £1930
    plus £94 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £94 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Chapel Service

    A personal service to celebrate the life of your loved one, followed by an unattended cremation.
    From
    £1930
    plus £94 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £94 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    We will provide a service at one of our chapels for friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. This will be followed by an unattended cremation, carried out with the utmost care and 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.
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    From
    £2745
    plus £1399 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1399 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
    £2745
    plus £1399 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1399 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

20 North Street
Rochford SS4 1AB
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located next to Rochford Congregational Church on the high street.

There is parking available at our funeral home.

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 544396

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

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 24 reviews
Rating 5.0
Our mum’s funeral went really well. The help and support that we got leading up to the funeral was excellent. Really helpful and very caring people.
Thank you so much.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors and thank you for entrusting us with the care of your mum. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
Natasha Cliff was welcoming, Very friendly and supportive. Communication was first class. Highly recommend.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
Amazing Team, we were so looked after.
would highly recomend Tates
Special thank you to Natasha & Jason
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. 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 5.0
To be with Tates we felt held through this difficult time. Natasha was very helpful and answered all my silly questions that I needed answering. She matched us with the most perfect celebrant.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive review, 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.
Rating 5.0
Very professional and caring service
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Jw Tate & son were very reassuring from the moment we met and led us through the process of laying our sister to rest at a very difficalt time,which went on through the day of the funeral and after.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.    
Rating 5.0
Everything was perfect, they were very helpful.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
It has been a privilege to look after your Aunt.
Rating 5.0
The experience from start to finish was impeccable. Every colleague in every role gave 100% .I was overwhelmed with every request I asked was fulfilled. My husband had the best send off he could in the current situation and Tates of Rochford went out of there way to make that happen .Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
We were very happy with how mum’s funeral arrangements were taken care of, especially given the current restrictions. All aspects were dealt with delicately and in a very professional manner.
On the day of the funeral, there were no areas of concern and I was particularly pleased that we were not rushed back to the limousine, and so had sufficient time to reflect after the service with other family and friends attending.
We would have no hesitation in using J W Tate & Sons again.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive review, 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.
Rating 5.0
At a time of great personal sadness and stress for us the team at J W Tate and Son were just who we needed. Their kindness, professionalism and attention to detail were outstanding even in the midst of this awful pandemic. No request was too difficult and our wellbeing and satisfaction with the service they were providing was their highest priority throughout.
On the day of the funeral we were looked after by a team who treated us not only with curtesy and respect but also genuine compassion. Losing someone you love is painful and dealing with the practical details can be daunting and overwhelming but J W Tate and Son made this as easy as possible. I hope we wont need the services of an undertaker again in the near future, but when we do we will use Tate and Son again without question.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 4.0
We used Tates because they were a well known local firm that family had used before. On our appointment spoke with Karen and Gemma who was the main point of contact. Found them to be helpful, understanding and very professional. Due to Covid, the arrangements were somewhat different to normal and this was managed by the team well. On the day we knew what to expect and everything ran smoothly. At one point the Church of England changed the numbers allowed for the service and I believe Gemma provided an out of hours contact for herself. This was luckily not needed but shows her level of personal commitment to our family. I am very pleased with how things went and would recommend Tates.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
The staff made everything go so smoothly they were very approachable, very considerate and very helpful.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Start to finish, thoughtful, respectful, friendly and efficient. This is the second time I have used J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors. The service was excellent the first time ( 24 years ago ), and was pleased to find the same great standards still apply.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Under such difficult circumstances it was a relief to know that everything was being taken care of so professionally, and with such sympathetic support. Everything was made so easy. We can not praise Jennifer or her colleagues highly enough, and would have no hesitation in recommending Tates.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All staff treated us with respect and kindness from start to finish nothing was to much trouble we would like to thank every one of you
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Dear all. I cannot thank you enough for kindness and understanding on the second saddest day of my life, taking my beloved wife to to her rest. From the visit from your kind understanding lady in charge of the day the evening before to check any final arrangements and requests for the funeral the next day For the professional and kind way the team carried out their task. I realise they do this every day but they made a very sad day bearable. From their time keeping to taking the flowers to the wake, thank you all you are a credit to your company. Everybody complimented me on the service. I only sorted it out, but your team made it all possible. Thank you again Mr R Bines (Ray)
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank all of the staff at J W Tate & Son for being so attentive and helpful at such a difficult time. In particular I would like to mention Jennifer, who made such a distressing and awfully sad time, bare-able, such a lovely lady.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
They acted professionally at all times, and could not do enough to help us at a difficult time. The arrangements all ran very smoothly, and everything was fully explained.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of guidance for you and we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Provided supurb support throughout. Jennifer Livingstone was so professional and so kind. Provided information with regards to venue, flowers etc. Exceptional service.
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
from the time I made an appointment to arrange the details ,my daughters and I we were put at ease and treated with kindness and respect from all at rochford, each time the family visited the chapel it was never a problem and therefore I cannot thank them enough for the care and attention they took while my husband was with them ,from the start to the final day they made it so much easier for myself and my family so once again Thank you
Response from J W Tate & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Husband were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
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