Your local Funeral Directors in Essex
Winners of ‘Best Funeral Provider – Essex’ in the Business Excellence Awards 2022, Chelmsford Star Co-op’s Funeral Directors offer a warm, friendly welcome in branches across Essex.
We’re here to take care of the important arrangements when a loved one dies and help plan the perfect funeral service to commemorate their life.
We can also help you pre-plan a funeral, ensuring your wishes are fulfilled and removing the financial burden from your loved ones.
As an independent co-op, serving the local community since 1936, we are renowned for our ethical approach to all that we do. We offer free bereavement support for all (not just the families we’ve helped) and we’ve won many local awards for customer service.
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96 Whitmore Way, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3JT
📞 01268 382749
6 Clare Rd, Braintree, Essex CM7 2PA
George Yard (Unit 9), Braintree, Essex CM7 1RB
📞 01376 528408
78 Broomfield Rd, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SS
📞 01245 353978
57A Main Rd, Danbury, Essex CM3 4NG
📞 01245 221444
348 Baddow Rd, Great Baddow, Essex CM2 9RA
📞 01245 268993
10 Jutland House, White Hart Way, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1WX
📞 01371 875542
47 High Street, Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9DU
📞 01277 350988
60 The Green, Writtle, Essex CM1 3DU
📞 01245 422622
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When lockdown started, your bereavement group - which I've been a member of for 6 years - had to be suspended. However, this hasn't stopped your branch manager being in regular contact. The group would like to thank Jackie for her continued support during these challenging times.
Mr P. Ingatestone
You managed to take my random emails and texts and conjure them into a wonderful service, well done.
Mr P, Chelmsford
Every care was given to both our dear mum as well as the family. Support was second to none. Thank you.
The undertakers were wonderful – solemn, respectful, dignified. Their professionalism was very reassuring at a difficult time. The order of service was perfect and the Royal British Legion were magnificent. Moments from the service will be etched in my memory and I will treasure forever.
Mrs N, Ingatestone
Everyone was personable and respectful of mum, and of us as a family. We were impressed by the professionalism of all staff, including Caroline who stood outside the office this morning whilst the funeral director walked slowly in front of the hearse.
The J. family, Danbury
Very happy with the service we received. In the current circumstances we were kept well informed and everything was done very efficiently. Special thanks to Jane who was very helpful.
Mrs E, Broomfield
I was grateful for the team who collected dad and for Kari who called me to explain the funeral process. No funeral can ever really be described as "cheap" but Kari was able to help me not waste money. She was kind and caring throughout the organising stages and we got the service we planned.
Mrs L, Braintree
When [the family] asked for my advice on which funeral director to use I thought of you straight away. You did not disappoint and I thank you all for that.
Miss F, Chelmsford
The burden was lessened knowing that we could rely on you to provide a comprehensive and competent service. I feel we gave Dad a good send off and am very grateful for your efforts in helping us achieve that goal.
Mr B, Braintree
I was extremely pleased with the quiet, efficient and smooth way the arrangements were carried out. It could not have gone better.
Mrs G, Chelmsford
You helped us with every stage of our precious son’s final farewell, and showed an exceptional amount of professionalism and compassion.
The P. family, Chelmsford
Excellent, professional and caring service from all the staff involved. Everyone made us feel like my mother's funeral was the only one that they had to deal with and it was as important to them as it was to us. I can't speak highly enough of the compassionate service we received.
“Just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support. I don’t know what we’d have done without you. The role you play in the transition through grieving is invaluable.”
Mr and Mrs S
We were very pleased with the service received from the George Yard branch. Lynne was most kind and helpful in arranging the funeral including the beautiful flowers. The funeral staff on the day checked arrangements before attending and were well turned out. All in all everything went to plan which we were most grateful for.
Mrs W, Braintree
“Thank you so much for all your help and guidance, you made everything so much easier for us at this difficult time. You said everything would be fine but it was better than that.”
“Thank you for the excellent service you gave. As we live quite a distance away, you made it considerably easier for us. The funeral was a lovely send off. Many thanks again at a difficult time.”
Mr and Mrs N
“It was an excellent service every step of the way. I will recommend you wholeheartedly. Thank you for making a difficult time so easy.”
“Thank you for all the kindness you have shown to us at this sad and difficult time.”
Mr L and family
“You took away a lot of worry and stress of organising the funeral. Everything went to plan. We can’t thank you enough.”
Mr and Mrs R
“Thank you so much for all your professionalism and sensitive care during the whole process of my husband’s funeral. We have been very pleased with all of your services.”
“The quality of service you provided made what seemed to be an overwhelming task for me so much easier to organise. Thank you for your care and attention to every detail.”
“Thank you for doing a fantastic job for our mum’s funeral. It was the hardest thing we have ever had to do but with your help and support it made the funeral arrangements a lot easier.”
“Thank you for your help with the funeral. You put us at ease when sorting out the arrangements, nothing was too much trouble. You helped to make a sad day easier to deal with.”
Mr and Mrs L
"Thank you so much for helping to make the funeral a day to remember for us all, your guys were so professional and caring."
D, W, and P
"Everything went off extremely well, and the cars arrived spot on time. All the arrangements were excellent with the service ably conducted."
"Thank you to you and your colleagues as the funeral went very well. Family and friends said how nice it was as the atmosphere was very pleasant and calming."
Mrs A and family
“We just wanted to thank you for organising our mum’s funeral so well. We were dreading the day but in the end felt really looked after by you all and it was of great comfort to us.”
“We would like to put in writing how helpful, kind and caring you have been in such distressing circumstances. We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us and for helping to give dad a truly lovely funeral.”
“Thank you for arranging the funeral for us. You have been very helpful and dealt with everything sympathetically. Relatives and friends commented on how well everything went on the day.”
“I just wanted to say how much your help and advice meant to us all, at a very difficult time. The day went well, with your planning and thoughtfulness.”
“I would like to thank you for your help and kindness while arranging the funeral; as always, you went above and beyond your duty. Your team helped me stay very calm and didn’t rush me, allowing me to do things at my pace.”
In these challenging times with funeral restrictions the support and guidance was there for me every step of the way and every reassurance was given to me that the service would be delivered impeccably and indeed it was. I am very appreciative of this.