Best 5 Funeral Directors in Rayleigh

Discover funeral directors located in Rayleigh. 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

Pitsea Funeralcare

Pitsea Funeralcare


85 Rectory Road, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 2AF

Open 24/7
Penrose Funerals

Penrose Funerals


94 Bridgwater Drive, Essex, SS0 0DH

Open 24/7
Paul J King Funeral Directors South Woodham Ferrers

Paul J King Funeral Directors South Woodham Ferrers


5 Guild Way, Essex, CM3 5TG

Open 24/7
Paul J King Funeral Director Hullbridge

Paul J King Funeral Director Hullbridge


90 Ferry Road, Essex, SS5 6EX

Open 24/7

Opening Times

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


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About City

Rayleigh is famous for its picturesque Rayleigh Windmill, a historic landmark that offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The town is also known for the nearby Rayleigh Mount, a scheduled ancient monument with archaeological significance. With a population of 98,809 people.

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How many funeral directors in Rayleigh?

Within a 5 - 10 mile radius there are around 30 Funeral Directors in Rayleigh On this page we have listed 4 of the best funeral undertakers near you.

How much does a funeral cost in Rayleigh?

The typical cost of funerals in Rayleigh typically sits around £2500 up to £4500 with burial constituting 19% and cremation accounting for 81% of the amount of funerals taking place in Rayleigh. 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, 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 Blume Lifestyle (Located on 25 High Street, RAYLEIGH SS6 7EW, Essex) or Just Because Florist (Phone number 01268 777138) typically charge approximately between £94 up to £454 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 Mandy's Memories or visiting their store at 5 Navestock Close, Rayleigh.

Best companies offering Funeral plans in Rayleigh?

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

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

Within 10 Miles off Rayleigh 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 Rayleigh: Sutton Road Cemetery and Southend Crematorium, Basildon and District 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:

Sutton Road Cemetery and Southend Crematorium, Sutton Road SS2 5PX Phone: 01702 215015 with a fee of approximately £949 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 15 days. Basildon and District Crematorium, Church Road Bowers Gifford SS13 2HG Phone: 01268 584411 with a fee of approximately £894 for a cremation. With an average wait time of 20 days.

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

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 19 % of all deaths in Rayleigh take place in care homes such as Sweyne Court or Rosedale Court. 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 Rayleigh?
Yes there is 3 Natural Burial Funeral grounds situated within 20 miles radius off Rayleigh. As funeral directors in Rayleigh 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 3 most popular Natural Burial Sites within 20 miles off Rayleigh.

Deerton Natural Burial Ground located at Deerton Natural Burial Ground ME9 8QL. Herongate Wood located at Herongate Wood CM13 3SE. Crouch Valley Meadow located at Crouch Valley Meadow CM3 6BZ.
Where can you scatter ashes in Rayleigh?
The Essex 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 Essex Council website. As a suggested location for scattering ashes, the River Roach is highly recommended.
Best Funeral Homes in Rayleigh near Rochford Hospital?
There are 5 funeral undertakers close to Rochford Hospital. If someone has recently died at Rochford Hospital in Rayleigh then call Rosy on the following number: 0800 260 6922.
What is the best newspaper for obituaries in Rayleigh?
The main newspaper is the Rayleigh, Rochford and Castle Point Echo. Obituaries are typically published in the print edition of the newspaper and on their website. The Rayleigh, Rochford and Castle Point Echo allows family and friends to submit obituaries online, which are then published in the newspaper and online. At Rosy Funeral Directors (Rayleigh) we liaise with the newspaper directly including the heart warming message and images you wish to publish.
Are there any Jewish Funeral Directors in Rayleigh?
Indeed, Rosy is capable of meeting your needs. Should you require assistance with a Jewish funeral, please feel free to reach out to us at 0800 260 6922
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 Rayleigh 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 Rayleigh?
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 (Rayleigh) on 0800 260 6922
Are there any Muslim Funeral Undertakers in Rayleigh?
Yes there are! Rosy is here to help anyone looking for a muslim funeral In Rayleigh. From ritual washing, shrouding to organisation between the funeral director and the mosques Imam.