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Best 5 Funeral Directors in Colchester

Discover funeral directors located in Colchester. See pricing details and information regarding the inclusions offered. Also opening hours and contact details. Find comprehensive details below of NAFD & SAIF approved funeral directors.

Rosy Company


Open 24/7

Hunnaball Family Funeral Group Colchester

Hunnaball Family Funeral Group Colchester


York House, 41 Mersea Rd, Essex, CO2 7QT

Open 24/7
Colchester Funeralcare

Colchester Funeralcare


12a St Johns Road, Essex, CO4 0JW

Open 24/7
Eustace King

Eustace King


Osborne St, Essex, CO2 7DP

Open 24/7
East Of England Co Operative Society Ltd Colchester

East Of England Co Operative Society Ltd Colchester


33-35 Long Wyre St, Essex, CO1 1LJ

Open 24/7

Opening Times

All Funeral Directors in Colchester operate 24 hours 7 days a week for emergencies this includes bank holidays.


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Colchester is recognized as Britain's oldest recorded town, with a rich history dating back over 2,000 years. The town is famous for its well-preserved Colchester Castle, a Norman fortress, and the picturesque Colchester Zoo. The death rate in Colchester is 1,796 according to the Office for National Statistics 2021. With a population of 134,176 people.

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How many funeral directors in Colchester?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 10 Funeral Directors in Colchester On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Colchester?

The typical cost of funerals in Colchester typically sits around £3111 with burial constituting 16% and cremation accounting for 84% of the amount of funerals taking place in Colchester. However, the actual expense for a family can vary based on specific requirements and choices. For instance, if a family prefers a local celebrant, such as 'Vince Hawkes Rustic Celebrant' found on thecelebrantdirectory.co.uk, rather than a minister or pastor, the cost would be higher.

When calculating the overall expenses of a funeral, it is important to take into account the additional cost of funeral flowers. Local florists like Ralph and Rita Martin (Located on 5c Eld Lane, COLCHESTER CO1 1LS, Essex) or Dillys Bespoke Florist (Phone number 01206 573222) typically charge approximately between £78 up to £470 for funeral flower arrangements.

Even though funeral jewellery, like a cremation necklace, is not typically considered a direct expense of a funeral, it does add to the overall cost. To obtain pricing information about funeral jewellery, we suggest reaching out to Pandora or visiting their store at 13 Culvers Square, Colchester.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Colchester?

Funeral directors such as Rosy (Colchester), Hunnaball Family Funeral Group Colchester and Colchester Funeralcare all offer funeral plans as an intermediary (reseller) for funeral plan providers such as Golden Charter and Golden leaves in Colchester. In 2024 ‘Rosy Funeral Plans’ will be launched by Rosy to help bring more variety of choices for bereaved families in Colchester.

What Crematorium do Funeral Directors use in Colchester for Traditional and Direct Cremation?

Within 10 Miles off Colchester there are 2 crematoriums offering a variety of services such as direct and traditional cremation. The 2 main crematoriums frequently used by funeral undertakers in Colchester: Weeley Crematorium, Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium, which could potentially be your loved one's final resting place. While you have the freedom to choose your preferred crematorium, it's advisable to consult with your local funeral director. Their expertise will be valuable, especially considering that crematoriums availability can often be unpredictable and busy. See the list of crematoriums in the area:

Weeley Crematorium, Colchester Road CO16 9JP Phone: 01255 686644 with a fee of approximately £819 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 17 days. Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium, Mersea Rd CO2 8RU Phone: 01206 282950 with a fee of approximately £765 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 12 days.

What happens in the event of a death at a care home in Colchester?

In the event of a death at a care home, your local funeral director is responsible for collecting the deceased and transporting them to their funeral home with care. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately 23 % of all deaths in Colchester take place in care homes such as The Oaks or Quenby Rest Home. At Rosy, we offer prompt collection services for your loved one, irrespective of the care home where the passing occurred. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 0800 260 6922.

Frequently asked questions

Are there any Funeral Directors offering Natural/Green burial Funerals in Colchester?
Yes there is 1 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Colchester. As funeral directors in Colchester we are committed to providing support and guidance in arranging Natural Burial funerals to commemorate your loved ones in the local area. We take great pride in endorsing environmentally-friendly traditions. See details below of 1 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 20 miles off Colchester.

Crouch Valley Meadow located at Crouch Valley Meadow CM3 6BZ.
Where can you scatter ashes in Colchester?
The Colchester Borough Council enforces particular guidelines concerning the scattering of ashes in public spaces, which may be revised at any point. For the latest information and guidelines, we recommend visiting the Colchester Borough Council website at www.colchester.gov.uk. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Colne is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Colchester near Colchester General Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Colchester General Hospital. If someone has recently died at Colchester General Hospital in Colchester then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Colchester?
The main newspaper is the Essex County Standard. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Essex County Standard allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Colchester) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Colchester?
Absolutely, in Colchester, Rosy, in particular, features expert Jewish Funeral Directors ready to assist during your time of need.Whether your needs involve arranging a service at a Funeral Synagogue like 'Colchester and District Jewish Community' or at the graveside, or a funeral home, we are equipped to provide guidance. In Colchester there are 1 Jewish Notable Synagogues that could be used for a funeral.
Are there any Hindu Funeral Directors in Essex?
Yes, Rosy can accommodate your requirements. If you're looking for a hindu funeral contact us on 0800 260 6922.
Are there any Funeral Directors in Colchester who provide catering services for wakes?
Typically, funeral directors do not commonly provide catering services. Therefore we would recommend contacting a local catering company. They will be able to help you in the time of need.
Are there any Sikh Funeral Directors in Colchester?
Indeed, there are Sikh funeral directors based in Manchester who can offer their support during the period of mourning. To organise your Sikh funeral service, you can reach out to Rosy (Colchester) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Colchester?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Colchester. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam.