Tanners Funeral Directors, Prittlewell

Tanners 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 31 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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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 £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £217 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 £217 estimated third party costs for attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £217 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

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 31 reviews
Rating 5.0
Thank you all for your empathy and professionalism in carrying out our wishes on this sad occasion it was made much better for all the time spent with us caring for our every need and making the day go smoothly
Response from Tanners 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. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
The service I received from Tanners funeral directors was outstanding.They where able to answer any questions I had and made all arrangements that I needed. All the staff were emperthetic and professional throughout the whole process. It gives me peace of mind that there is a funeral plan set up for the future with this company.
Response from Tanners 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
We would like to personally thank all the members of staff involved in making Mums funeral a wonderful send off.
Nothing was too much trouble at this sensitive time and the professionalness of the staff was 1st class
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I cannot praise the team at Tanners Prittlewell highly enough - there are just not enough words to say how wonderful they were for us. They were SO understanding, accommodating, polite and respectful throughout the whole process. The day we had for our Mum was absolutely perfect in every way and I am sure it was everything she would have wanted for herself. My Dad, my sisters and I, and all of our family, were treated with the utmost courtesy and respect at every stage - nothing was too much trouble for them. I will have no hesitation in instructing them again in the future.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. 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. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Very kind and thoughtful during a very sad time. I originally rang for my mum and then four days later my dad died so I rang again to change to a double funeral. Couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. The day ran smoothly and very happy with all dealings with this company.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your loved ones. We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Tanners Funeral Directors. I am pleased that the arrangements for your parents were carried out to your satisfaction and we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time. Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Everything went extremely well, from booking an appointment,the arrangements and the service.Thank you all very much.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
I had to organise my brother's funeral from long distance. Tanners were very accommodating in dealing with all the arrangements over the phone and by email. Everything went very smoothly which was such a relief for me at a very stressful time. Sally was lovely, very understanding and caring. I would certainly recommend Tanners to anyone who is in the sad situation of needing the services of a funeral director.
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. 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.Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
A huge thank you to the Tanners team for the professionalism and considerate manner in which my late wife Linda’s funeral was arranged. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tanners and would place on record my thanks to Sally for her help throughout the process.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability, thank you for entrusting us with the care of your wife.
Rating 5.0
I can honestly say that this was the best services that I have ever experienced by Tanners Funeral Directors services.

They are great in everything that they do, The card services of my late Older brother Steve is second to none.

There understanding, positive attitude, care, listening skills, attention to detail, and providing the best customer service you can get.

When I die, Only want Tanners Funeral Directors services dealing with me and my family only, that is how highly I rate them, which 10 stars.

I want to say Thank you Tanners Funeral Directors services for all your wonderful help, from me and my family.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
First class service and forfilled all our wishes
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Found all members of the team very professional and caring throughout the whole situation.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and caring.
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.
Response from Tanners Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
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.
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