Tanners Funeral Directors, Prittlewell

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Prittlewell Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 20 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Prittlewell funeral home

We are Tanners Funeral Directors in Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea. We are honoured to have gained the trust of the local families that have surrounded us since 1812, when we first started here.

We understand losing a loved one can be very emotional and difficult. We promise to be by your side every step of the way, to guide and advise where needed and ensure your loved ones funeral service is arranged beautifully and exactly as you wish.

A combination of rich heritage, many years of experience and a compassionate team means that we provide the very best quality of care for people in their time of need. You can trust us to look after your loved one with the utmost care and always have your family's best interest at heart.

Please call us at any time, we are available 24 hours a day.

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

26 East Street
Prittlewell
Southend On Sea SS2 6LH
GB

Directions and Parking

We are opposite Saint Mary's Church, next to Churchill Gardens Park on the Blue Boar Junction.

There is plenty of parking available at the rear of 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 618358

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 20 reviews
Rating 5.0
The funeral service you arranged for my aunt was perfect. We had quite a lot of specific requirements as she was a retired Salvation Army officer. You managed to sort out everything we requested and it all went really smoothly. The Tanners staff on the day were also excellent. We couldn’t have asked for better service. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
Tanners funeral directors, and especially Sally, made a very difficult time much easier for our family. Sally was friendly and welcoming and understood what was important to us for our mum. Knowing Mum was being cared for with respect was a comfort to us.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All the staff were extremely helpful and courteous and I felt I was looked after perfectly. The whole service was carried out very smoothly which enabled us to give our uncle a lovely send off
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Lots of help and support as well as going out of their way to get things done that was our wishes
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. I hope that our team has provided you with some comfort through this challenging time. 
Rating 5.0
I recently had a bereavement and can’t fought the care and support Sally and the undertakes showed me and my family. They helped this difficult and sad time fill a bit easier.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Tanners went above and beyond to make sure that things were arranged and were so friendly kind and caring. Although it was an extremely upsetting and difficult time for us as a family tanners have made the whole thing easier with their compassion and professionalism. Sally in particular made us feel at ease every step of the way. My mum was looked after and that has given me so much comfort. Thank you to all the staff you are a credit in these terribly difficult times we face.
Response from Tanners 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. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Great company Great service would recommend their services to anyone and a special thanks to Sally at Southend-on-Sea branch
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you and that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service and communication
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review.
Rating 4.0
We are very happy with tanners funeral directors.they were very passionate all the way from beginning to end,at this sad time for the family.big thank you to everyone
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. Your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Rating 5.0
Great service
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review.
Rating 4.0
My father in law passed away at the beginning of July (2019). Thankfully before he passed he gave me an idea of what he would want his funeral to be like. He specifically requested the use of Tanners as they had taken care of his beloved daughter many years before.
We met with Claire who was very sympathetic to our loss. She was patient, kind, caring, professional and realistic which we appreciated. Funerals aren’t cheap! And you don’t want to feel like you are not giving your loved one the best but Claire knew there was a budget and helped us to stick to it.
After our initial meeting Claire called a couple of days later to see how we were all doing which we thought was a lovely touch.
I took the responsibility of organising the funeral and was the client but the week of the funeral the manager contacted me to come over to meet my mother in law so that she would know who was coming on the day, reassure us as to what would happen and it was nice to know who would be taking care of Jim- another lovely touch.
My only niggle would be not knowing where Jim was. I was told that I would get a phone call when he had been taken into Tanners care. I didn’t get a call and thankfully everyone felt they had said their goodbyes so we didn’t need to see Jim but it was in the back of my mind. I also requested a newspaper obituary and had to chase for the proof to be sent over. Once I had made that call and asked where it was I was reassure it was an accidental oversight and it was rushed through and put in with ample time.
From initial contact with the Dignity call centre to paying the bill I was treated professionally and with sympathy and respect. Jim was a true gentleman. Considerate and kind with the patience of a saint and with the assistance of Claire and the team at Tanners he had the send off he deserved. For that, we will always be grateful.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4* review. We are pleased to hear that our staff were able to assist you and were patient, considerate and kind and that we were able to help you to keep within your budget. We apologise that you were not informed that your loved one was safely in our care and we also apologise that you had to call to request the proof for the order of service. If you wish to further discuss these comments, please do not hesitate to contact our Client Relations Department and thank you again for your very kind 4* review.
Rating 5.0
Staff were more then helpful, available to talk to 24 hours day, was very satisfied with the service. Claire was absolutely brilliant and made things so much easier for myself and my family so thank you Tanners for everything.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need and I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Very efficient and very caring
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
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Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
This is the 3rd time I have used Tanners the staff are thoughtful caring and explain in such a way you feel they are part of your family. from what can be a harrowing sad time and sometimes pretty scary they put you at ease straight away. I would recommend Tanners any time. They made the day of my husbands funeral special. Your staff are very special people
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that we were able to help make things a little easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
My mum having the funeral plan was a god send and really took the pressure away from the family at ts difficult time. I cannot praise claire and all the staff at tanners enough. We have always used tanners as a family and will always continue to do so.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The service from Tanners was excellent. The care and compassion we received from Claire helped us through our difficult times. I would recommend Tanners to anyone.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I was really happy with the service I received from Tanners. They helped me through the whole process and took some of the worry of everything away. I would definitely recommend them to a friend.

Samantha Shaw
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
My father died very suddenly just before Christmas and I had no idea what to do. Thankfully my father had a Funeral Plan with Tanner's and they took care of everything, I could not have asked for better care. It was a wonderful service given with care and compassion. I would not hesitate recommending Tanners to anyone in need of Funeral services. I will be forever grateful for their assistance during a time I wasn't expecting for at least another 10-15 years. Thank you to one and all at Tanners for taking care of my beloved father.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that our team were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
We were treated with the greatest care and compassion by Claire and felt that nothing was too much trouble, she made a very difficult time easier to cope with and made sure everything was perfect for us on the day of Mum's funeral. Thank you
Response from Tanners 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
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