Dillistone Funeral Directors, Worthing

With funerals available from £925, our Worthing funeral directors are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of funeral care for the lowest guaranteed price.
BASED ON 38 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Worthing funeral home

Dillistone Funeral Directors in Worthing provides compassionate funeral care to our local community and to those living nearby in the West Sussex area. We are here for you at this difficult time, to offer support and take care of arranging your loved one’s funeral.

Whatever kind of funeral you choose, we will ensure it is carried out to the highest of standards. Should you choose an Attended Funeral, the service can be tailored to meet your specific wishes, however unique, allowing you, your family and friends to pay your respects in the most personal and loving way.

The team at our Worthing funeral directors provides professional care, along with guidance and advice, helping you to reach important decisions regarding the funeral. We will also help to ease some of the concerns or feelings of uncertainty you may be experiencing. Remember, you are not alone.

Our purpose built funeral home is located on Worthing’s South Farm Road, opposite Broadwater Cemetery. Along with the families of the town, we also serve those living in the surrounding villages, such as Angmering, Findon and Steyning.

If you wish to spend time with your loved one prior to the funeral, you have the choice of three chapels of rest. All are designed with your comfort and privacy in mind, and provide a peaceful environment in which to reflect and remember. We can open these outside our normal hours if it is more convenient for you.

Having provided funeral care to Worthing for more than 100 years, the team at our funeral directors will use their expertise to help you. To arrange a funeral for your loved one, please call 01903 200835 as soon as you need us.

What we offer

  • Price Promise: Lowest price guaranteed
  • 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.
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    From
    £925
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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
    £925
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (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.
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    From
    £1,350
    plus £1,041 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,041 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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
    £1,350
    plus £1,041 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,041 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, 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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Our Price Promise

Our exceptional service for the lowest price within our local community. Guaranteed.

We regularly check our competitors' prices and are confident that we are unbeaten locally. To give you further peace of mind, we also promise to match any local prices you may find after arranging a funeral with us.

Price Promise

Our price promise ensures that we will provide your chosen funeral for the lowest price in our local community.

1. We guarantee to match any funeral quote from another funeral director that is within 5 miles of our location. To make a claim on the price promise we will need to see a genuine price quote, advert, website or other evidence from a funeral director within 5 miles that is dated up to 4 weeks from the date of death

2. The price promise relates to all of the funeral services provided by us and is not applicable to costs charged by a third party as part of the funeral

3. If using a funeral benefit discount, this will be taken off the Dignity price before any comparisons to competitors’ prices are made under the price promise

4. We reserve the right to apply, withdraw, modify or terminate the price promise in whole or in part at any time or for any reason

5. Claiming on the price promise does not change or affect the Terms and Conditions of any products or services that you purchase

Where to find us

Address

191 South Farm Road
Worthing BN14 7TW
GB

Directions and Parking

We are on South Farm Road, opposite the old Broadwater Cemetery.

You can park for free at our funeral home.

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 01903 200835

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 38 reviews
Rating 5.0
Excellent help from Paul and Rachel at Dillistones. Very helpful, and thanks a lot.

Malcolm
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Dillistone in Worthing assisted in the exhumation of my late husband, Bill Steeles. Their professional and compassionated attitude made this difficult process go smoothly all the way. Their assistance and compassion during the exhumation and subsequent burial in Beaconsfield was well over and beyond their duties. My sincere gratitude to all for organising such a beautiful and dignified burial.
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families. 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. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
From the moment notifying Dillistone Funeral Service to handle my Brother in Law's funeral was a very special experience. The dignity, compassion and attention to detail right through to after the funeral had taken place, could not have been handled any better.
Paul at the funeral home, in conjunction with David's relatives worked very close together to arrange a truly bespoke and personal service, that was themed to his passion in life, which was Formula 1 Racing.
The colourful coffin of F1 car on a Grand Prix Track, Order of Service depicting laps in his life, and
photo memories set to music on screens within the chapel was nothing other than the best tribute to a lovely man.
This was all topped off by Paul who had contacted The Mercedes F1 Team to tell them of David,s passing and from that they wrote to his wife expressing the team's sadness with words of comfort, which was read out in the service and is a nice keepsake in his memory for his widow.
Response from Dillistone 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. 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. Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. 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
The service I received from Dillistones was excellent, everything went very smoothly on the day. I was particularly pleased with the funeral director walking in front of the hearse to the end of our road. Another nice touch was the enlarged framed photograph of my husband and the memorial album given to me at the end of the service. Thank you all for your kindness.
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Dillistone Funeral Funeral Directors. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to you and your family. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
My friend arranged his funeral a few years ago, and when the time came I phoned Dillistone everything was so easy. They were so helpful and kind, even coming out to my home so I could sign all the paperwork as I was unable to travel. Thank you
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. 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.
Rating 5.0
Was very pleased with the service provided by all staff . Regular contact with me kept me updated .
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
I am glad that you chose Dillistone Funeral Services to look after your Partner and I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
I had never been through this process before and as most people would not think I could be comfortable with the process. However the Funeral Director and his staff were exceptional, I could not have been helped more. I had a very tight budget and was helped to feel very comfortable talking about that side of things at such a difficult time.
The service felt very personal, everyone who attended said that the minister understood the personality of the deceased and made everything feel very beautiful, a very gentle and loving service.
The funeral Director arranged everything myself and my family felt we needed in a very kind and fully understandable way. Everyone at Dillistone's from the person who took my call, The Manager, The Director and the person who phoned me a few weeks later to ask how I was doing. Made everything comfortable.
Couldn't recommend them more x Thank you so very much for all your help x
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
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. We are thankful to the team for making your special day so personal and that they looked after you so well. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Dillistone funeral directors were extremely efficient before, during and after my mother's funeral. Rachel was our key contact and throughout she was sensitive, responsive and professional. Her guidance and advice was very helpful. The service ceremony went very well with no hitches and all the family felt my mother had a good send off. We are very grateful.
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Dillistone Funeral Directors. I am glad that the care, support and guidance helped make things easier on the arrangements for your Mother.
Rating 5.0
Dillistone’s provide an excellent service. Rachel who handled all our arrangements was so kind and helpful at a very difficult time. Everything ran smoothly on the day. I would highly recommend them.
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
I was worried about arranging my uncle’s funeral due to me living in London and him from Worthing. There was absolutely no need, the staff went above and beyond. 20 plus emails all answered straight away, suggesting things that I’d forgotten, even finding cheaper solutions. I know “it’s their job” but they really did exceed my expectations so much we drove from London to deliver 4 boxes of chocolates as a thank you. Would definitely recommend.
Response from Dillistone 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. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Uncle. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
My brother passed away in Worthing and I live in Northampton, therefore most of the arrangement were carried out either over the telephone or by email.
Dillistone Funeral Directors kept me informed at all times of what was happening with the arrangements for the funeral and on the day of the service it was carried out with the upmost sympathy and dignity.
I and my family were very satisfied with Dillistone's and the Chaplin who carried out the service.
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. I am pleased to hear the team looked after you and the family well and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 4.0
The service from Dilistones was efficient and compassionate.
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. 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.
Rating 5.0
The whole team were professional but warm and caring,they helped me at every step of my experience and I could not have ask for more in my sister’s final goodbye. would highly them
Tina
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time. Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Excellent caring service, your staff were so helpful and supportive and made everything so easy at a trying time
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
I was very pleased with the way that Dillistones Funeral Directors handled the funeral of my mother. I had a lot of favourable comments from family abroad who were able to watch online. The event was organised well and all explained clearly in advance. The funeral was pre-paid and there were no unexpected add-ons to the invoice. Very happy to give my recommendation.
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
I am happy that the pre-paid funeral plan made it easier to arrange the service for your mother, we are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
I would like to say A very big thank you to Gerald at Dillistone Worthing for his care and kindness he showed both to me and my son when conducted my husband funeral it was very much appreciated. It was also lovely that we only had to deal with one person throughout from start to finish it made things so much easier to deal with.Dignity are very much a funeral Directors to deal with the extra touches they go to like the forget me not seeds ,the remembrance book they give you and the framed photo of your loved one these little touches are very thoughtful and mean a lot Thank you Mrs D hunt
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving a review online for Dillistone Funeral Directors. It is good to hear that you and the family were well cared for and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I was informed of your services by email and when visiting your office was given more information covering everything.

I felt my daughter & I were listened to helped through how we would like to have the whole process as we had planned. We were delighted to be told we could request a motorcycle & sidecar to carry my husband's coffin (something he wanted!!)

I later asked if a couple of amendments could be made, which were happily done.

On the day of my husband's funeral, which we wanted as an informal biker themed celebration of his life, everything went to plan. All who attended said later that they thought it was so appropriate for him and 'the best' funeral they had been to.

Many thanks to the Celebrant chosen to officiate for us.
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. 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
The services provided was excelent and meet all our needs
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a 5* review online for Dillistone Funeral Directors, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Perfectly adequate, friendly and helpful and obviously caring
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and lovely comments.
Rating 4.0
I was an out of area visitor dealing with an unexpected family death. Really flexible in seeing me at short notice and made arrangements easy under difficult circumstances
Response from Dillistone Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
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