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We’ve always pledged to be fair

Our clients all know we’re open and transparent when it comes to our pricing, and we’re not afraid to shout that from the rooftops either. Which is why all Co-op Funeral Directors across Essex signed the Fair Funeral Pledge almost as soon as it existed. The Fair Funerals campaign was…...

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Cost of Funerals in Essex

There is currently much discussion in the media about the cost of funerals and whether funeral directors are charging too much for their services. At Co-op Funeral Directors, part of Chelmsford Star Co-operative, we take great effort in keeping our costs down, recognising the difficulties that many families are facing when…...

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Recently Bereaved given Christmas Support

Families of the recently deceased were given comfort last week when we arranged two Christmas Remembrance Services across Essex, at the same time. Co-op Funeral Directors, owned by local co-operative, Chelmsford Star, always strives to offer a personal service, so this year we held one service catered to Chelmsford audiences…...

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You’re not alone this Christmas…

Christmas and the New Year can be a difficult time for many, particularly if they’ve recently lost a loved one. If you feel you will struggle over the coming few weeks, know that you are not alone. We hold support groups across Essex specifically for people like you, going through…...

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Join us for an evening of joyful remembrance…

It’s that time of year again, and our teams are preparing for our annual Christmas Remembrance Service. Mince pies have been bought, mulled wine is being heated, and singing voices are being warmed up. Taking place on 7th December, from 6pm, our teams will host the usual evening of heart-warming…...

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Local Support on Remembrance Sunday

Our Danbury Co-op Funeral Directors were out in force on Remembrance Sunday, as locals gathered at the War Memorial nearby. Providing free refreshment and locally sourced muffins adorned with iced poppies, locals flocked to their gazebo after the service for some much needed warmth and a cuppa. Remembrance Sunday is…...

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Best In the UK for Community Impact!

Chelmsford Star, the local and independent co-op that owns Co-op Funeral Directors, as well as the likes of the Quadrant department stores in Chelmsford and Braintree, has been awarded ‘Best For Community Impact’ in the National Business Charity Awards.  Chelmsford Star, which has a total of 50 branches in Essex,…...

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New Charity Partnership Announced

Co-op Funeral Directors has begun a new year-long partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, just in time for Dementia Action Week.  We’re already planning a few fundraising ideas, such as a “Sponsored Hair Chop” from one of our ladies. Keep an eye out for details in our branches or on our…...

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Record Funds Raised For Charity!

Co-op Funeral Directors, together with the other businesses who make up local independent co-op society Chelmsford Star, has raised their highest amount of fundraising ever for the charity Little Havens Hospice. Together, colleagues and customers have collected a whopping £77,912 for the charity, which is the only place in Essex…...

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Bereavement Support For Under 50s

Bereavement is not suffered exclusively by the elderly or retired. We already run 4 support groups across Essex for those going through bereavement and needing additional support; in Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Braintree and Writtle. The free service, available to anyone who needs it – not just our clients – has won the team multiple awards over the…...

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