Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors, Cheltenham

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Rating 5.0
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About our Cheltenham funeral home

We are Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors in Cheltenham, and we are honoured to be able to help people through difficult times, helping to make things a little easier for the families in our care.

We understand how important it is to get things right when it comes to saying farewell to those we love, so we endeavour to meet your every request. We would feel privileged to be able to give your loved one the beautiful funeral service you wish for, and this is a duty that we never take lightly. From the moment you get in touch, we will listen to your requests with careful consideration, and guide you wherever you feel necessary.

Our funeral home is set back from the road behind an immaculate garden, which offers a peaceful and natural surrounding when you visit us.

Please know that you are not alone; as soon as you call us we will be here for you, no matter what. You can reach us 24 hours a day, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited 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 in Cheltenham, from £3,545

    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 01242 525383
  • Simple Funeral Service in Cheltenham, from £1,995

    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 01242 525383

Where to find us

Address

74 Prestbury Road
Cheltenham GL52 2DJ
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us next door to the BP filling station and M&S on Prestbury Road.

We have a large car park at our funeral home for you to use.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01242 525383 if you require our services outside of these hours.
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

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Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 28 reviews
Rating 5.0
Very very considerate and caring and so helpful they were absolutely brilliant! I would recommend this firm to everyone, I didn’t have any worry’s about any arrangements they help me through all of it took so much pressure off me! Lovely people to! 5 star
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted 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
Selim Smith were able to see us at short notice to arrange dad’s funeral as we do not live locally. Debbie made us very welcome and explained everything in an empathetic manner. Keeping in touch by email was straightforward. On the day of the funeral Graham (who was in charge on the day) phoned me in the morning to introduce himself which was appreciated. I have no hesitation in recommending Selim Smith & Co.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving 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.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank Selim Smith for all they have done for us during our most difficult time.
They have treated us more like family than clients and nothing was a problem for them.
Thank you
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
Excellent, friendly and very comforting, understanding service from all. And also made everything go along smoothly.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Selim Smith & Co. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Supportive and understanding throughout. Responsive and efficient and made a difficult process a positive experience. Would recommend the Cheltenham team to anyone faced with the need to utilise their funeral and related services .
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I am so grateful for the quality of the service I received from Selim Smith. From my first call early on a Sunday morning to report the death of my elderly relative at her home, through to her well organised funeral, everything was done with the highest standards of professionalism, courtesy and sympathy. Many thanks.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Our contact at Selim Smith was Chris Parsons. The service we received from him was first rate - very professional and thoughtful. Everything was dealt with sensitively, we were confident our requirements were being met from start to finish, even when we decided to change them.

Nothing was too much trouble - including a Saturday viewing of the deceased. The funeral itself was handled perfectly on what is obviously a difficult day for all friends and relatives.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Selim Smith as a first rate funeral director.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. All staff were so compassionate, friendly and supportive. They guided me through the process and gave me full details of what would happen and when. There was an emphasis on everything being at my own pace, I wasn’t rushed in any decision making and all options were clearly delivered to me. It made a daunting necessity one that bought comfort and reassurance.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. 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
I would like to thank the staff at Selim Smith for their kind and considerate support during a trying period following the death of my mother. At the office John provided all the information that I needed, and put me in touch with our funeral celebrant Marie who was excellent. On the day of the service Chris attended with his staff, and liaised with me to ensure that everything went as well as it could considering the circumstances.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Nothing was to much trouble and anything I was unsure of they where there to give advice as to the right way to go about it
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. 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
I would like to highly praise Victoria as the whole family felt the service she gave was excellent.
Response from Selim Smith & Co 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
All the staff at Selim Smith have been gentle, supportive and professional during the arrangement of my Father's funeral. They helped to make it a day of celebration, lessening our anxiety. Special thanks to Victoria.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Father were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
Victoria and Chris at Selim Smith in Cheltenham were so friendly and sensitive and very professional indeed. Our every need and detail was met and I look back with satisfaction that we gave Mum a really respectful celebratory although sad, appropriate send off. Thankyou very much indeed.
Response from Selim Smith & Co 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 that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very pleased with the way Chris handled everything and delighted with the celebrant appointed (Marie P).
Response from Selim Smith & Co 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
From our first visit to the ceremony everything was handled efficiently and professionally.
In fact there is a reason why they have handled four funerals for us in 10 years!
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All you would expect from a service that deals with vulnerable relatives at a time of loss. We found Selim Smith to be an excellent company.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Chris was outstanding from the very beginning. His care and attention to detail was amazing and his knowledge enabled him to lead us effortlessly through planning of the service.
Response from Selim Smith & Co 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 we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
I couldn’t have got through the last month without the incredible support from everyone at Selim Smith. Every last detail was perfect and an incredibly difficult day was made into a fitting and respectful tribute.
Response from Selim Smith & Co 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.
Rating 5.0
Inger and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. She helped us through the process and made sure that everything was fine. Tracking down a celebrant that I'd seen at a previous funeral and making sure that the music was just right with the correct arrangement of one piece and arranging for the organist to play a piece of my grandfather's music at the start.
Thank you.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From the first phone call to Selim Smith through to the funeral we knew we were in professional, caring and experienced hands that would guide us through a difficult time.
The service that we received was excellent and couldn’t be faulted.
Inger was particularly helpful with her excellent recommendation of a Celebrant that suited the style of service that we wanted, along with giving us other suggestions and ideas.
We were also very impressed with the quality of the Order of Service and the Thank You cards that were produced. I would thoroughly recommend Selim Smith.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
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