Richards Funeral Directors, Witham

Our Witham Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
Richards Funeral Directors in Witham
BASED ON 24 reviews
Rating 4.9
Richards Funeral Directors in Witham

About our Witham funeral home

Here at Richards Funeral Directors, we have been helping the families of Witham arrange unique and dignified funerals since 1842. Our many years of experience enables us to help you and your family through this difficult time.

Our funeral directors on Newland Street are kind and compassionate, and here to ease any concerns you may have.

You and your family are our priority, and we will do everything we can to help you make the day of your loved one’s funeral special.

Call us at any time and we will be there for you.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £3,525
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.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.
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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,525

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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 01376 513114, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Witham

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
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    Simple Funeral Service in WithamOur costs from £1,995

    Or ,find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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 01376 513114

Where to find us

Address

78 Newland Street
Witham CM8 1AH
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on Newland high street, between Maggie's salon and McColl's newsagents.

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 01376 513114

Frequently asked questions

Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 24 reviews
Rating 5.0
This has been such and emotional time for my family and we werent sure how we were going to deal with planning a funeral but Cheryl and the team were fantastic, taking their time to assure us of every step taken and that the care of our loved o e was their top priority, we cannot thank RJ hard enough.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
We understand how important it is to keep families informed and I'm pleased that our team did exactly that for you. Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
From the first meeting the staff I dealt with were very polite, caring and professional but were also prepared to show a sense of humour, which can be very helpful at a time like this.
All I can say is that I would recommend these people to anyone
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased the team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
Richards Funeral Directors dealt with my father’s funeral. I found them easy, sympathetic and professional to deal with. The day itself passed off without any issues and others that attended said what a lovely ‘Send off’ it was.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
Very kind helpful and professional during a very upsetting and stressful time. A special Thankyou to Cheryl who helped me a lot and made sure it went so well on the day. Would recommend Richards to my family and friends
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Cheryl was outstanding from the first conversation up to the day of dad’s funeral and conversations after, I could not of asked for any more as nothing was any trouble.

Ralph was outstanding as he show my late dads four grandsons how to carry the coffin into the chapel, and when we exited the chapel Ralph showed us through to the flower area and explained the other flowers would be brought out shortly.

I would like to say a big thank you to Cheryl and all of the staff at Richard’s Witham for making or sad day into a pleasant one as everything was carried out to a very high standard, due to government guide lines.
Response from Richards 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 were all very supportive and helpful at such an upsetting time. They made sorting the funeral a lot less stressful and guided me through the process with great sensitivity. I would recommend Richards as a thoughtful and caring company.
Response from Richards 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.
Rating 5.0
Debbie at Richards was fantastic at guiding me through what was a difficult & sad time. She was professional & patient. The service provided by Richards was compassionate, but focussed & I would highly recommended them.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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
Excellent pre and during service. All things explaine very well. A very smooth funeral indeed.
Response from Richards 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
All of the arrangements and the funeral itself were handled excellently by Richards
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience.
Rating 5.0
I mainly dealt with Cheryl. She was lovely. She was very attentive, very understanding and very supportive. I would certainly recommend Richards generally and Cherly in particular to anybody who had to go through the same experience as myself
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are able provide the right level of care to our families and I am pleased that we gave the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
The team at Richards were very knowledgeable and helped with every part of the arrangements and put us in touch with an excellent civil celebrant. The funeral went very smoothly indeed.
Response from Richards 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 that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Richards in Witham were very kind, helpful & supportive all the way through. They kept in regular contact & advised us on all aspects of the funeral. They were very professional and very kind.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
From the beginning to the end of the process I was very impressed with the professionalism of Richards Funeral Directors, nothing was to much trouble, and everything was perfect on the day. Thank you very much. Best Regards, Adrian Page
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving 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
Professional and always understanding of the needs of respect and dignity at all times. Cannot fault them in any way.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I was advised of all associated matters regarding the cremation and everything went according to plan. Staff were kind and helpful and I would like to state my appreciation for their services.
Response from Richards 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
Sam and the staff at Witham were exceptional nothing was any trouble.Any time we went in to the office they were there to help.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely faultless.assisted in myself my brother and friends carrying dad in and service ran so smoothly and everyone said how great it was.would recommend dignity and Richards funeral services greatly.thankyou
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased as a family for the polite, curteous and respectful service we received for our late father from everyone we contacted and visited us. Thank you.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
No complaints at all, all matters handled efficiently and in accordance with my wishes.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 4.0
Excellent and compassionate customer service. Everything explained clearly step by step. The funeral itself went smoothly and as planned.
Response from Richards Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
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