Downham Funeral Directors, Downham

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Downham Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 15 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Downham funeral home

We are Downham Funeral Directors in Downham Market. We are here to help you plan a unique and personal funeral service for your loved one.

Saying farewell is never easy, and that is why we go above and beyond for all of our families, to try to make it a little bit easier for you.

We can arrange all kinds of funeral services, from religious ceremonies to woodland burials. Whatever style you feel is right for your loved one, we will do our utmost to make it happen.

We understand how difficult things can be. We are here to give you any guidance you need. When you need us most, we will never be more than a phone call away.

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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,177 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,177 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,177 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,177 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

34 Bridge Street
Downham Market PE38 9DH
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us opposite Reeds department store.

There is car parking available at the rear of the branch.

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 01366 383780

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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 15 reviews
Rating 5.0
Very pleased with care and support in my recent bereavement. Kim went the extra mile to assist both Peter and myself.
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
Kim was very kind and helpful let me make my own mind up on the sort of funeral i wanted for Roy,
also the other people were very kind and respectful too .i could not have asked for anything better it put my mind at rest . i thank you all
kind regards Brenda Roden
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested. It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
We couldn’t fault anything at all. Kim was amazing from start to finish. She was always only a phone call away, she put our minds at rest and took such a lot from our shoulders. Our Dad had requested the arrangements be made at Downham as they had arranged our late Mother’s so well. Dad’s service was held at the Cambridge Crematorium so we also had the pleasure of meeting Dave from Waymans funeral Directors. Dave & his colleagues were outstanding. Everything went like clockwork. We can’t thank them enough for making an extremely sad day go so well. Thank you
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
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.
Rating 5.0
Everyone has been so supportive right from the initial meeting with Kim right through to the day of the funeral even phoning the day after to see how I was doing. Would recommend Downham funeral directors to anyone. Such lovely people at a sad time, especially Kim
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank you for having such a lovely funeral for my husband, it all went very well and with the help of Kim who organised everything it was just right, I would also like to thank Helen who conducted the service so memorable of Phil. We have peaceful thoughts of the day and of Phil's passing.
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Downham Funeral Directors. I am pleased that the team looked after you and the family well and your comments allow us to make sure that we are providing the highest level of support to our families.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank Downham Funeral Directors for the marvellous service they performed by helping me while I made the arrangements for the funeral of my wife. The service and dedication shown by all involved was so very good at a time when I needed their help. Form the florists the funeral director and all their staff, the civil Celebrant all helped the service go without a hitch. The dignity and compassion shown to me from start was excellent as was their handling of the entire service. Thank You ALL
I would like to mention the help advice and guidance shown to me by Kim in the office in Downham. especially because she was my face to face contact who was always their with advice and worked unitingly to ensure that everything was in place and perfect and kept me advised through the whole process.
Thank You the entire staff Thank You for everything
Mr Bryan C
Response from Downham 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
After the recent passing of my Dad we decided to go with Downham Funeral Directors- me and my Mum were dealt with sensitively- they looked after our every need. We couldn’t be more happy with the way everything was dealt with from start to finish- professional and respectful. We
Will be recommending them to anyone who has suffered a bereavement and definitely will use them again in the future.
Response from Downham 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. 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 efficient and helpful - great service.
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
The whole experience was handled brilliantly by Kim and her guys.
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review and it is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
I was very happy with the services I received. Two funeral services were used as my aunt had to be moved from Chester to Downham Market. J C Clarke in Chester and Downhm Funeral Services in Downham Market were wonderful in the way they dealt with every aspect. Logistically it was complex but I was always kept informed every step of the way. Such professional, courteous staff always. Very respectful and this was so appreciated. A very difficult time made so much easier with the care shown.
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for Downham. Your feedback is always valuable to us and I am pleased that the team looked after you and the family so well.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. From our first contact with you to the funeral everything was first class, and we could not have asked for anything more. The help we received from you was much appreciated at a difficult time, and we would like to thank all your staff.
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. Thanks to all concerned. Special thank you to Emma also Lee.
Response from Downham 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
Could not fault the service we received from all the staff throughout. The care, compassion and attention to detail was very comforting
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on 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
From the start Emma at the Downham Market branch was excellent and made this difficult time for us easy to understand and organise. The visit by Shane who conducted mums funeral was very pleasant and professional and gave us sound reassurance mums funeral would run without hitch and it was.
I would recommend DFS to anyone and not sounding morbid I have the paperwork at home to pre pay for my funeral using dignity.
Response from Downham 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 we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had.
Rating 5.0
Shane and the Downham Co-op Funeral service team could not have been more caring and attentive. Frankly, the experience was handled as delicately and responsibly as one could wish for under the inevitably sad circumstances.

Our grateful thanks.
Response from Downham Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the 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 support and guidance needed at such a difficult time.
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