Brighton Hove Funeral Directors and Undertakers

Brighton Hove Funeral Directors and nearby areas.

Brighton Funeral Directors
Brighton Funeral Directors

Brighton Hove Funeral Directors who are INDEPENDENT are an endangered species with conglomerates masquerading as “family” firms throughout the area.  Here are four genuinely independent Brighton & Hove Funeral Directors who are members of SAIF for your protection.

(Register a death in Brighton and Hove.   Probate help in the Hove and Brighton area – do download our free guides to the right.)  Please note that some of these Brighton and Hove Undertakers may have negotiated special terms with us, reducing our already modest fees.

Incidentally if you were looking to buy a prepaid funeral plan, we suggest two sources of Independent advice (we have connections with them) Best Funeral Plans and The Prepaid Funeral Review.

1) ARKA Original Funerals Ltd  01273 766620 

39-41 Surrey Street Brighton BN1 3PB and at                                                                         136 Islingword Road Brighton BN2 9SH 01273 621444

At ARKA Original Funerals we make sure that you feel comfortable and unpressured about making decisions for the funeral of a loved one.

We offer advice and information about the wide range of choices available for both traditional and green funerals, including council and church owned cemeteries, woodland burials, cremation, ashes interment and scattering.

Encouraging you to participate as much as you wish, we help to create and style personal ceremonies, through the provision of ministers, or celebrants, and the fitting selection of music, vehicles and other poignant and personal touches.

We are a dedicated team offering a professional service to the highest standards, and believe that every funeral can be a unique experience, truly representing the life, beliefs, and wishes of the deceased, as well as their friends and family.

You can contact the ARKA Original Funerals team at any of our offices during the day, or at any time during the night and weekends via our 24 hour answering service.

2) Derriman & Haynes Funeral Services Ltd  01273 540168

56 Ladies Mile RoadPatcham Brighton BN1 8QF

Derriman and Haynes is a small independent family funeral directors business, established in Patcham in 1988 and run by Andy and Melanie Derriman. Andy is a qualified Funeral Director, having gained the Diploma of Funeral Directing in 1982 and gained very extensive knowledge of all funeral and bereavement matters.  At that time he specialised in assisting the families of those who left their remains for medical research. He also gained invaluable knowledge of the requirements for repatriation of bodies. He is also experienced in exhumation procedures.

A large company took over the business that he then worked for.  He saw that personal service was disappearing and decided to start up his own business with his wife Melanie in Patcham in 1988.

Above all Andy holds his profession in the highest esteem and advocates membership of The British Institute of Funeral Directors of which he is past Chairman of his region and past editor of its’ journal. Membership of the British Institute of Funeral Directors means that you are committed to education within the Funeral Profession and strive to achieve a level of knowledge and care that is uniform throughout the membership. Only qualified Funeral Directors can belong to the Institute and bear the letters MBIFD beside their name. Student members undergo rigorous training and examination either through the NAFD Diploma, or the  NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) system.

Derriman & Heynes Funeral Directors of Patcham have modern, air conditioned vehicles which are very comfortable and spacious but will strive to meet your  requirements for alternative modes of transport, be it a horse drawn cortege or something totally different such as a motorcycle and sidecar hearse.

3) J Wagstaff (Broadway) Ltd Brighton Funeral Directors.                                            

29 College Place Brighton BN2 1HN 01273 603013 

J Wagstaff (Broadway) Ltd Funeral directors Saltdean.                                                  

7A Longridge Avenue Saltdean Brighton BN2 8LG 01273 303065  

4) Sussex Funeral Services Ltd  01273 736469      

185 Portland Road Hove BN3 5QJ 

“Sussex Funeral Services  serve the Brighton, Hove and Portslade communities.

We realise that arranging a funeral can be one of the most challenging things you will ever have to do for your loved one. That is why we not only care for the deceased with the utmost respect, sensitivity and professionalism, but can also support you through the myriad of options available to mark the passing of a life. Our company slogan is For Caring, Compassion & Choice.

There are no ‘rules’ for funerals. Being truly independent local undertakers means we are able to provide a complete bespoke service which is responsive to individual needs. Whether you require a traditional religious service, or an alternative funeral approach; whether you are seeking a simple, cost effective occasion or a more extravagant affair – we can cater for your specific requirements. We will help you to consider the various choices available, without being rushed.

We can advise on cremations and burials, choice of coffins and flower arrangements. We can even arrange to have the service at home or other suitable venue, instead of the usual crematorium chapel service. Whatever you choose we can help you arrange it all, even a suitable venue for a gathering afterwards, with any catering needs that might be required.

As a local funeral business, we make every effort to get involved in the Brighton, Hove and Portslade communities and strive to create the kind of personal relationship which leads to individual, sensitive service. We are flexible and responsive to your needs. We take great pride in our services and seek to build a relationship of trust with you and our communities. You can be confident that the service you receive from us will be delivered, to the highest standards and with the utmost respect.

We are proud to say that we are approved members of the National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors, which means that as professional undertakers we have met with the Associations industry criteria and operate under a code of practice to ensure that we maintain the professions standards.

Sussex Funeral Services – Funeral Directors and Undertakers for Brighton, Hove & Portslade, available 24 hours a day, with home visits available if required. For a free “without obligation” consultation please call 01273 736469 or drop in to our offices. We are minutes away from Brighton, Portslade and Southwick, but can also cover other reasonable distances within East Sussex and West Sussex.


Undertakers in Brighton and Hove will typically cover funeral in the following areas.

Lewes, Southease, Rodmell, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Newhaven, Southease, Ringmer, Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Portslade, Shoreham, Steyning, Lancing, Henfield, Partridge Green.   Please ring the relevant funeral director to check.

Brighton Hove Funeral Directors