Sears Funeral Directors, Paddock Wood

Sears 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 30 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Paddock Wood funeral home

Sears Funeral Directors in Paddock Wood serves the borough of Tunbridge Wells with kindness and integrity, helping families during their times of need. We can arrange a special funeral for your loved one, allowing you, your family and friends to remember the one you have lost with dignity.

When you need comfort and, above all else, support, we will be here for you. Our team of funeral experts is ready to help ease some of your concerns, offering reassurance and advice at this time of uncertainty.

However you wish to say goodbye to your loved one, our Paddock Wood funeral directors will take care of the details to ensure your wishes are met. From traditional services, to more contemporary or unique celebrations of life, our years of experience in funeral care mean we can arrange the funeral to suit.

Our Paddock Wood funeral home can be found on Church Road, directly opposite the Waitrose, and we not only serve those from the town, but also our surrounding communities in Kent, such as Tonbridge, Pembury and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

We are here to help you at this difficult time. To arrange a funeral for your loved one, speak to our funeral directors in Paddock Wood today.

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, 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.
    Find out more
    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 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £2795
    plus £1074 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1074 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
    £2795
    plus £1074 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation with doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1074 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

22 Church Road
Paddock Wood
Tonbridge TN12 6EZ
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us opposite Waitrose.

You can park at our funeral home free of charge.

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 01892 836663

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 30 reviews
Rating 5.0
On a very sad a difficult occasion Sears were incredibly supportive, sensitive and very professional with the service they offered. Nothing was too much trouble and every difficult decision was supported with a clear purpose to offer the best send off for our Mother. The funeral plan was flawless with every possible requirement dealt with, the result was an uplifting day to remember for family and friends. Sears enabled "us" to concentrate on celebrating the life of our Mother without any concern on the funeral itself. We would like to thank the Sears team for the sensitive professional care and dignity given to our family and especially our Mother.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review.I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful.I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Everyone we dealt with at the Paddock Wood branch was friendly and professionally compassionate. They were very attentive and thorough from the outset.
We had a visit from the director beforehand so we were able to discuss how things would work out on the day.
Everything was how we wanted it and we experienced a very professional service.
Vanessa has been attentive with aftercare, collecting the ashes etc.
We felt valued through all of our dealings with her and Mike.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
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. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your loved one. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
As per tel con. We have used Sears before so knew of their quality.
We were very pleased indeed with every aspect. From Vanessa’s comprehensive run-through on how everything “worked”, Pauline’s (the celebrant) very personal discussion regarding the service, Mike’s cool and calm control of the organisation, including getting our four grandsons at ease as pallbearers and, finally, Kerry’s extremely respectful handing over of the ashes, it was excellent.
Hopefully it won’t be too soon but we will certainly be using Sears again.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family, It makes a difficult time seem a little easier
Rating 5.0
From the beginning to the end the treatment I had from staff at Sears paddock wood was very good
Thank you for being there for us
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Your service to me and my family was very good . You understood my grief and the sadness at loosing my lovely wife Susan . The funeral director Stuart was very good and put me at ease with the funeral well backed up by the other staff members on duty that day.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had. I am happy that we provided a professional service to you.
Rating 5.0
Thankfully it was the first time in many years that we've had a family funeral. From my first visit to the Sears funeral service office in Paddock Wood the staff were brilliant. Vanessa couldn't have been more helpful and knowledgable. She made some excellent recommendations and bent over backwards to accommodate our wishes. The celebrant Simon and Undertaker Mike were also fantastic. A massive thank you! Neil
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Professional, Caring, Going above and beyond is how I would describe Sears. Sears swooped in and took the whole funeral process out of our hands when we were most distressed; allowing us time to draw breath and then proceed with the bureaucracy that surrounds the death of a loved one. The precision and guidance they provided took any additional strain away. I cannot thank them enough.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From the moment I walked into the office the staff were brilliant and I was made to feel I was the only person they were dealing with. This continued through the whole journey and I could not fault them
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team. 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.
Rating 5.0
Vanessa, Stuart and the team at Sears in Paddock Wood, were wonderful throughout from initial contact through to the arrangements on the day of my fathers funeral. Arrangements were made simply and costs were clear and well understood from the outset. We were able to use the meeting room to meet with our celebrant to finalise order of service details. Vanessa was also able to ascertain that we could intern Dad's ashes alongside those of my Mum which was wonderful. Thank you.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your father. We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Sears.
Rating 4.0
Sears funeral directors were very professional throughout this difficult time. The only reason for my not giving a 5 star rating is that,
I received a follow up call from someone at dignitas asking for feedback.....
After minute or so of regretting my loss etc,
I realized that this was in fact a sales call, when I was asked whether I have considered a pre-paid funeral plan like my mother had taken out.
Really ? How insensitive can you be?
I felt that just 2 weeks after my mother's funeral this was inappropriate at best. Please consider people's feelings and don't pitch your services on a call like this.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 4 star review. I am sorry that you were unhappy with the follow up call made. If you would like to discuss this further please contact our Complaint Resolutions Team on 0800 783 7171, they are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
Rating 5.0
My family cannot thank you enough for the lovely way Maureen’s funeral was organised. It helped immensely that despite the very sad occasion, it was a great comfort to us all that the occasion was so dignified and gave Maureen the send off that she so richly deserved. Thanks to all involved.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family, It makes a difficult time seem a little easier.
Rating 5.0
The support, advice and understanding shown to my family and myself by Sears Paddock Wood was first class from beginning and throughout
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
We have received your online review. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
What can I say the staff are magnificent, the care and consideration were above our expectations. The staff are a credit not only to the company but most importantly to themselves.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
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
The team at paddock wood are wonderful, at very difficult time, made things very easy, understanding and so wonderful.
Never was it any trouble any time for them to help.
Couldn't ask for more. Covered every detail With many thanks.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Sears Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Very good service would highly recommend
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 5.0
We could not have wished for a better service for my husband’s funeral. Vanessa and the team were kind caring and efficient. They took away the worry and stress from us. Mrs aTeresa G and family
Response from Sears 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. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Vanessa and Mike are a credit to your business very kind and could not do enough to make the whole process go well.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Very professional service, caring and understanding. Nothing too much trouble. All staff, especially Vanessa and Mike have been exceptional.
Response from Sears 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
Caring service and fuss free. All done over the telephone and internet during these difficult times. THis had the potential to go wrong but everything was perfect.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
I felt well supported and guided through the whole process at a difficult time. Thank you.
Response from Sears Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
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