Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors

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Rating 5.0
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Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors in Cheltenham.

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About Us

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.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01242 525383 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Full Service Funeral, 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.

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  • 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

For more information, call us on

01242 52538301242 525383
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Simple Funeral, from £1,995

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care. 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.

More information

  • 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

For more information, call us on

01242 52538301242 525383

Why choose us?

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Where to find us

Address

74 Prestbury Road Cheltenham GL52 2DJ GB

Parking and Directions

We have a large car park at our funeral home for you to use.
You can find us next door to the BP filling station and M&S on Prestbury Road.

OPENING HOURS

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

VISITING HOURS

Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00
SatClosed
SunClosed

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Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 15 Reviews
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very pleased with the way Chris handled everything and delighted with the celebrant appointed (Marie P).
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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!
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    I suggested that my son-in-law ought to consider Selim Smith when we sadly lost our youngest daughter in 2016 at the age of 34.

    Everything Selim Smith did for us was carried out with professionalism. At the funeral I was very pleased with the dignity and sensitivity of the staff and, in particular Inger Riis-White.

    When my mother passed away in September 2018 at the age of 96, I did not hesitate to ask Inger to officiate at my mother's funeral. Inger is a real asset and I can thoroughly recommend her and the staff at Selim Smith.

    Alan Stephens (Cheltenham)
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    Response on behalf of Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested and that that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Selim Smith provided an excellent caring service at a time of so much grief in our family. Nothing was too much trouble for them and the quality of everthing they provided was fist class.
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    Response on behalf of 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 you were so well looked after by our team.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    From the moment my father died the staff at Selim Smith &Co Funeral Directors were a great help. They came to our house to discuss what we would like and nothing was too much trouble. They kept in contact with us making sure that everything was as we wanted it to be. Even phoning us the day before the funeral to check details and make sure we were happy with everything. I would highly recommend using them and will definitely use their services again. Mrs Crowe
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    Response on behalf of Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family at such a difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Friendly, helpful and sympathetic service. They provided plenty of options and examples of order of services, caskets, flowers, etc to help with decisions. Nothing was too much to organise and they kept us informed all the way through. Very grateful for their support and understanding during a difficult time.
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    Response on behalf of Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family at this difficult time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The funeral director gave our family excellent service, nothing was to much trouble, communication and back up after the funeral has been good
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    Response on behalf of Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Excellent service very pleased, everything went as planed and the staff were very understanding, caring people.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    The service we received from Chris Parsons in the days leading up to the funeral was compassionate and extremely professional, with a fine attention to detail and the ability to make gentle suggestions about things we hadn’t even considered,

    On the day everything went very indeed.

    All in all, we could not have asked for a better service.
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    Response on behalf of Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    My husband David left this world far too young and before he was able to welcome his first grandson. Its been a minefield of emotions having him so suddenly taken so soon but Selim Smith were there every step of the way. They couldn't do more to ensure the process of arranging the funeral and service was as I requested. AS they did for my father in law Stan recently. Thank you Selim Smith.
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    Response on behalf of Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance to you and your family at this difficult time, and that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.