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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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Christmas Service of Remembrance

Our annual Christmas Remembrance Carol Service was held at Trinity Methodist Church in Chelmsford city centre on Friday. We arranged the service, an uplifting mix of choir and carol singing, to assist those recently bereaved or who struggle to cope at this time of year. Candles were lit at the start of the…...

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Our new name is Co-op Funeral Directors

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services have a brand new look. Falling under the umbrella of Co-op Funeral Directors, each of our branches has now been specifically named after the community it serves to really highlight our local roots. Part of the Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society family, Co-op Funeral Directors will…...

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George Yard Centre receives new funeral support

A new Co-op Funeral Directors have opened in George Yard Shopping Centre, Braintree. The eighth branch owned by our local independent co-operative society, Chelmsford Star, its doors are now open six days a week ready to support and assist the Braintree community. The ribbon was formally cut by Society President…...

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Co-op Funeral Directors on Remembrance Sunday

Chelmsford Star Co-operative, Essex’s local and independent co-op, is 150 years old this year, which it has celebrated with museum exhibitions and the publication of a book highlighting its work in our community since 1867. As we look to remember those lost in all conflicts on Remembrance Sunday, Chelmsford Star…...

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Funeral team walked 10 miles for Little Havens

Our Funeral team, coordinated by Kim Myers, Family Liaison Officer from our Ingatestone branch, walked 10 miles around Chelmsford on Saturday 2nd September, 2017, to raise money for our Charity of the Year, Little Havens. The walk took them just over 4 hours. To sponsor the team please visit: www.justgiving.com/chelmsfordstar....

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Recommended by the Good Funeral Guide

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services, part of the independent Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society, is one of the UK’s best funeral directors, according to the Good Funeral Guide, an independent funeral consumer advocacy organisation. In its review of the business – which you can read here – the Good Funeral Guide describes us as: “An…...

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