Bennetts Funeral Directors in Essex
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Trusted for supporting families with respect and sensitivity since 1891.
Spanning three generations, Bennetts Funeral Directors provide the highest standard of care, commitment and expertise, ensuring the funeral you choose, best commemorates the life of your loved one.
Our services reflect the changing attitudes in funeral planning. It's how we differentiate ourselves from other local funeral directors.
Who better to care for your family than our family.
Our families rely on us to provide the highest standard of care, so every day we strive to meet and exceed their expectations.
Classic, Modern and Unique Funeral Transport
Bennetts funerals are proud to provide 3 fleets of funeral transport, including classic hearses, modern limousines, Land Rover Defenders and alternative funeral transport all of which offer style, comfort and dignity.

A place to remember someone special and fundraise in their memory.


Proud to be recognised as a trusted provider of Funeral Services and Prepaid Funeral Plans

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First steps when someone dies

Follow our Essex funeral directors’ step-by-step guide to understand the key things you need to do when a loved one dies.

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Arranging a funeral

The funeral director of choice for many bereaved families, we offer an extensive range of services, so with our support you can arrange a funeral unique to your loved one.

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Trusted funeral plans

Bespoke and standard funeral plans can be more affordable than you think. Gain peace of mind and protect your loved ones by fixing funeral costs with a funeral plan from Bennetts Funeral Directors.

Support after the funeral

Support after the funeral

You do not have to face this time alone. We are proud to offer award wining bereavement support services and practical information for individuals and families coping with bereavement.

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Funeral advice

Funeral advice to help you through a difficult time, From organising a funeral reception to unique funeral ideas, our Funeral Directors advice will help you along the way.

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Crafted from the finest materials, our memorial masonry can be personalised in many ways, creating an everlasting monument to a life well lived.

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Land Rover Funeral Hearses

Our Land Rover Defender Hearse and matching following vehicle provide a unique and distinctive funeral fleet. Both vehicles are immaculately finished in Land Rover’s signature “Autobiography” colour scheme of silver and black, making them the only ones of their kind.

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About Us

The death of a person you hold dear is one of the hardest things you have to face, so you shouldn’t face it alone.

Bennetts Funeral Directors has been working with bereaved families since 1891, spanning three generations. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver funeral services of the highest standard, with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.

Our extensive range of affordable funeral services allows us to help you arrange every aspect of your loved one’s funeral. From the essential details all the way through to personal tributes. We offer many types of funerals, alternative coffin styles, and choices of traditional and unique funeral transport.

You can also be assured that you will receive uncomplicated explanations and open and honest answers enabling you to make informed decisions.  As professional Essex funeral directors, we will be available to you at every stage, providing support, reassurance, and attention to detail when arranging a funeral.

The families we serve are at the very heart of what we do, so, if you find yourself bereaved and need a friendly voice to help you through a difficult time, call Bennetts Funeral Directors, we are here to help.

Bennetts Funeral Directors are an
award-wining Essex funeral directors, providing a wide range of funeral plans.

A prepaid funeral plan is a safe and simple way to pay for your funeral in advance. Not only will a funeral plan provide you with the peace of mind that everything will be carried out according to your wishes, it will also allow you to relieve potential financial pressures from your loved ones at a difficult time.

Bennett Funeral Directors offer a range of funeral plans that will enable you to plan the funeral you want.

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What our clients say.

Our families are at the very heart of everything we do!

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When my Mum passed away suddenly and with me living in the Midlands, I needed someone I could trust to treat Mum with the Dignity and Respect she deserved. I found this and more with Bennetts. From the moment you took Mum into your care, until her final journey, I was confident I had made the right decision. Tina P was excellent. She was caring and kind, always listened and offered advice and suggestions to help me during this very difficult time. Nothing was ever too much trouble and attention to detail, second to none. Arranging a pass by and stop at the care home Mum had happily lived at so staff and residents unable to attend the service could pay their last respects, was a lovely personal touch. Everything went to plan and Mum had a beautiful service with your help. You did her proud and I can’t thank you all enough.


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I would just like to say a big thank you for everything Bennetts and yourself have done for the funeral of my grandmother Elizabeth Crudgington. Today you really done us proud, the professionalism of your staff and the beautiful vehicles supplied was absolutely outstanding and I would like to thank all of them involved as please pass this on. Under unfortunate circumstances, we have always used Bennetts and I class your company as the best in the business. Once again please personally thank all involved for today. 


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I just wanted to thank you for your kindness and professionalism carried out before, during, and after the funeral of my dear Mum, Audrey Lighterness last Friday 11th June, I am so glad she chose to have the horses and carriage, you did her proud and she would have loved the adoration of all the people young and old who stopped and had so much respect, even young lads removing their hats and caps, it certainly was a spectacle and something to remember for the rest of my life, she was well-loved by all who knew her and she had a fitting send-off. Thank you once again to you and your team

Laraine Ford

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We, very belatedly, wish to express our heartfelt thanks for all your help with the funeral arrangements for my wonderful dad. These were unprecedented times, but none of us had, fortunately, ever had to arrange a funeral before. You guided us through the entire process ad every detail was covered with care and compassion. You were only too happy to answer questions at this difficult time, and we appreciate your kind gestures.

Mrs H

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Just a quick note to thank you and your helpers, for giving your time to the recent Bereavement Group in Brentwood, Essex. Surprisingly to me, I found it more helpful than one to one counseling. Listening to people other than myself baring their souls gave me some comfort. Once again thanks for your time and effort, it was greatly appreciated.


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I just wanted to thank you on behalf of my family and I for the absolutely wonderful job you made of my late Father’s funeral. The service your men provided was outstanding and I would like you to thank every one of them for me; they were all so attentive, smart, well spoken and courteous. Thank you Gary, you made something I was dreading much better than I expected. I wish you every success professionally and personally.

Emma Jorro

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I have already written to thank Bennetts for the excellent service we received every step of the way. Tina treated us with dignity and respect and was very quick to pick up on our wishes without pushing us into making decisions. We had complete confidence at such a sad time

Mrs E

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We used Bennett’s this week to arrange my fathers funeral service. From our first meeting to the end they were all fantastic, their meticulous planing and attention to detail cannot be faulted. We cannot recommend this company highly enough. My personal thanks to Ian Best for looking after my family at this terrible time.

John Scott

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My family and I can’t thank you enough, I echo all the previous great feedback you have and thank you for the professional and caring service you have shown us in the funeral of my Dad yesterday… Special thanks to Mick who made sure everything went perfectly at the Crematorium.

Joanne Lawrence & Susan Price

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