L Fulcher Funeral Directors, Bury

Our Bury Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
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Rating 5.0
based on 29 reviews

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 five funeral homes in Suffolk; three 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

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • 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 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

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £3,525
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.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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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,525

    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 01284 754049, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Bury St Edmunds

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    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.
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    Simple Funeral Service in Bury St EdmundsOur costs 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 01284 754049

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

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01284 754049 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

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 29 reviews
Rating 5.0
First class service with empathy and caring. Dawn Joyce was so helpful and sympathic and also James
who was in charge of the Church Service. Thank you all so much.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
My Auntie had a dignity funeral plan, with Fulchers being the nominated funeral directors. From the time I first met Lewis I felt that he was very professional and committed to his job. He made me feel very comfortable and made the whole situation bearable, and the whole process went very smoothly and I was very happy with the service provided.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your Auntie and that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from start to finish with kind, caring friendly staff
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send us your online review. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
The family have used this local firm for many years. I was not disappointed by the service we received. A friendly team of people with a great understanding and sympathy for all the family. Dawn, Lewis and James and his funeral bearers looked after us throughout with dignity and trust. Thank you to them for making this easy to bear at a difficult time.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am happy that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Hayley was very thoughtful and compassionate at a difficult time and took us step by step through all that had to be decided thank you.
Five star rating
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting 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
All staff were professional dignified and understanding at a difficult time of shock and grief.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. Thank you.
Rating 5.0
The team at Fulchers have been helpful and respectful at every stage of the process.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and will definitely use them in the future.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Absolutely faultless from beginning to end. Literally faultless.
With Fulchers, I received a level of care and professionalism that I’ve not experienced with any other company before.
They didn’t just meet my expectations, they far exceeded them, right down to the courtesy call the day after the funeral to see how I was.
Lewis, the guy that I dealt with from beginning to end is a fair bit younger than me and I would be more than happy if he took care of me after I’m gone! Even the limo driver commented on his professionalism and attention to detail.
I genuinely could not recommend Fulchers highly enough.
Response from L Fulcher 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 and that that they went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The staff at Fulchers made the difficult task of saying our farewells to my father as painless and smooth as possible. James was an absolute credit to your company and we cannot thank him enough for the care and compassion he showed the whole family.
Dan Emery
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with L Fulcher Funeral Directors. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time and we provided you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
From the moment I picked up the phone and called Dignity they were wonderful, they put me in touch with Fulcher Funeral Direcrors who again were great, they took care of everything right from the start, Hayley was so professional and caring and took a lot of pressure off us, everything when perfect, I couldn't have ask for a better service.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
The service I received was excellent. Everyone was kind, warm, efficient carrying out my wishes in a calm and dignified way. Thank you so much. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fulcher's services to my family and friends.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect 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
Very professional, courteous and caring. Kept informed throughout and felt I could contact Oliver at Bury St Edmunds at any time for support. Have no problem giving Fulchers five stars.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Staff were sympathetic and helpful at a very difficult time. The funeral was handled well with no problems. We were very pleased with the service.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
From our first meeting with Fulchers we were all impressed with their professionalism and compassion. They made the most difficult of times so much easier. They organised everything for us and afterwards they brought round a beautiful memory box with Mum’s photo on it and inside was an album with all the cards from the flowers and the memorial cards that the mourners had filled in at the service. This was just the kindest and most touching of gestures.
I truly cannot recommend highly enough ******
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
All at L Fulcher Funeral directors made my mothers funeral go so beautifully. Their communication from day one was superb and their professional approach & attention to detail was impeccable.
Response from L Fulcher 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 the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
My Brother and I felt very supported by Jenny and her team. My Dear Mother's service was conducted with dignity, empathy and professionalism. Despite being such a sad sad time it gave us a sense of pride and comfort that her wishes were carried out.
Response from L Fulcher 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 for you and your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Everyone was very compassionate and caring. Jennie was great and talked us through everything. Would highly recommend Fulchers.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your views with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
From my first contact with Fulcher's until the last, the service they provided was quite frankly, outstanding. They simply 'got it right' from the level of empathy, the information and help they provided me with, just when I needed it, giving me time, whenever I needed it. It was all about the family, getting it 'just right' for us, down to every detail, and every last detail was thought through and discussed, confident that they could provide us with a tailor made, quality service and be sure to 'get it right' on the day. Nothing was too much trouble, they were always there for me, I never felt rushed or pressured in any way.

On the day, it was as though they were my family, I felt confident about the whole thing, I felt close to them, I felt their warmth. They exude finesse, from their movements, a car door slowly opened just at the right time, their words, a smile, a supportive glance. I am so grateful I decided to use this highly professional company to provide bespoke funeral services, to help me, to say my last goodbye to a very special person, my dear Mother aged 95.

Fulcher's exceeded my expectations. They took all the stress away, I felt fully supported and completely safe in their professional hands, leaving me to actually enjoy the experience.

I highly recommend L Fulcher Funeral Directors in Whiting Street. A particular mention to Oliver, thanks for your support and kindness and being there for me from start to finish. And to Fran, thanks for your kindness, thoughtfulness and getting us safely there and back!
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction and that you were so well looked after by our team.
Rating 5.0
Excellent all round, a genuine and caring group of people who thought of everything and carried it out with genuine concern for us as people and not just as customers. We can't thank them enough, they made the whole sad process as stress free as it could be. Thank you
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. 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 make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I was very pleased with the service provided.
Response from L Fulcher Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
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