L Fulcher Funeral Directors, Bury

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Bury Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 55 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Bury funeral home

We are L Fulcher Funeral Directors, the oldest funeral home and funeral care provider in Bury St Edmunds. Established over 200 years ago, we have six funeral homes in Suffolk; four in Bury St Edmunds and one each in Thetford and Stowmarket.

We know that losing a loved one can be very difficult, which is why our friendly and professional team will do everything they can to help ease your concern and arrange the farewell you want for your loved one. Whether that is a cremation, a religious service or a contemporary ceremony.

We understand how important it is to say goodbye exactly the way you want to, you can rest assured that no detail will be too small for us to take into account.

You and your family’s well being and comfort is our priority. If you cannot come in to see us, don’t worry, we will visit you in the comfort of your own home.

Our funeral home has a private arranging room and a chapel of rest, should you want to spend time with your loved one before the day of the funeral. If you wish to visit after normal hours just let us know and our doors will be open.

You can get in touch with us at any time, day or night. So please do not hesitate to call us whenever you need us. We are always here for you.

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 £1,163 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,163 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 £1,163 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,163 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

80 Whiting Street
Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NX
GB

Directions and Parking

We are the light pink building on Whiting Street, opposite Model Shop. We also have a large clock at the front of our premises which can be seen looking up and down street.

We have private parking spaces available opposite our funeral home, please ask about its availability. In addition there are pay and display parking options available close by.

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 01284 754049

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 55 reviews
Rating 5.0
We would like to thank the staff at L Fulchers for all the help in planning our mothers funeral. During our very difficult time the staff were very informative, helpful, sensitive with a caring and professional manner, making a difficult time as easy as possible.

Thank you, would definitely recommend L Fulchers
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team and I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Nice kind people dealt with all the arrangements. Making a difficult time as easy as possible.
Nothing seemed to much trouble. I could not fault anything or anyone.
I will never use anyone else to arrange a funeral.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for using our services for your loved one, 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. 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
A loss of some one close is a very traumatic and stressful time, the whole team at Fulchers where so kind , considerate
They explained everything in simple terms was not in any way pushy, told us we had all the time we wanted to decide their was no rush
Would definitely recommend this company
10 out of 10 Thank you all
Response from L Fulcher 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 team At Fulcher's were courteous, kind, timely, very respectful and helpful to our needs from my initial phone call, through the Funeral arrangements and afterwards. Nothing was too much trouble.
I am very grateful to the team for making all of the Funeral arrangements pass off as smoothly as possible in an efficient, sensitive, caring and professional manner at what was a very difficult time
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
At a very difficult time the service provided to me by L Fulcher Funeral Directors was outstanding. All of the staff that I spoke/corresponded with were highly professional. In addition, they all did what they needed to do very compassionately. The thing that impressed me most, was that when my main contact was unavailable and I spoke to a different staff member, they always knew exactly what was happening with my Mother's funeral arrangements and could answer my questions or put my mind at rest. The staff clearly work together very well and in my opinion operate as a highly effective team.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
The staff helpfully and sensitively guided me through the funeral arrangements and enabled my family and I to put together a bespoke service, assisted by the kind and thoughtful celebrant.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
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. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Excellent professional and thoughtful from start to finish
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Excellent empathetic service from my first phone call to the burial of mum's ashes. The memory box and forget-me-not seeds a lovely extra touch.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Michael and everyone at Fulchers were so caring, compassionate, respectful and professional to us, throughout the preparations for my mother's funeral and on the day. Nothing was too much trouble and her funeral was just as she would have wanted. You helped to ease our way through a very difficult time and I am so grateful.
Response from L Fulcher 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
Outstanding, friendly, patience, nothing was ever too much trouble, professional, and caring. We felt well looked after.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Kind, patient, thoughtful, dignified, courteous, respectful

There was no point where I felt under pressure. The team kept me calm at a difficult time.

I felt immensely well supported and I am extremely grateful to everybody at L Fulcher in BSE for guiding me through the preparations and the funeral.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
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. Your family continues to be in our thoughts.
Rating 5.0
Staff were very helpful and friendly making the whole funeral process much easier to deal with. Everything I asked for was dealt with most efficiently. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
We were treated with kindness and compassion by everyone we came into contact with and the service we received was helpful, efficient and supportive.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. 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 has been a privilege to look after your husband.
Rating 5.0
Dawn saw us though a very difficult time the service was very good with no problems I would recommend them
Response from L Fulcher 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. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
At our very sad time with my fathers passing we were dealt with in a very professional way and with dignity also.The staff at all times were very polite to be with and the process was very well arranged.The day of my fathers funeral was just perfect and all concerned were just 100% committed. Thank you
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
Dawn, Kevin and the team showed great compassion and understanding as such a distressing time. They guided me through the process with great kindness. A particular thanks to Dawn for recommending our Celebrant Melanie, who delivered the service beautifully.
Response from L Fulcher 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. I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
From initial approach by phone to the final payment and collection of Mums ashes the service we experienced was absolutely brilliant and the staff could not have done any more for us 10 out of 10 thank you
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
My husband ‘s funeral was conducted with the utmost dignity & compassion making the day, dare I say lovely. Michael was a happy man & full of fun, so if he was looking down on that day he would have approved . I have to add owing to the virus restrictions we had the wake in the crematorium car park not exactly the correct thing to do, but when needs must , the wine & smoked salmon added to the occasion. I have to tell you my son-in-law who is just sixty three remarked well it’s Fulcher’s for me, along time in the future I hope. Thank you for your excellent service. Margaret Coopersmith.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors

Thank you for your 5* review. We are very happy to hear that your late husband’s funeral was conducted with dignity and compassion and that your family would use our services again. Thank you again for your 5* review.
Rating 4.0
I found the staff to be courteous, sympathetic and professional. On the day, the funeral arrangements were exactly as promised together with a Celebrant who was exceptional. The conduct at and during the service was exemplary.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It has been a privilege to support your family and we are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Very professional, courtious and helpful company. Made the day go smoothly.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be.
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