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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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How much does a funeral cost?

One of the first questions we are asked when a loved one dies is ‘how much is their funeral going to cost’. We understand how important it is for family members to know upfront how much the fees are likely to be – to help reduce the worry at a time…...

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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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Bereavement counselling available

Our funeral division offers a free counselling service from our Danbury branch. The Danbury branch has held regular bereavement and aftercare support groups for over 15 years, and recognises that some clients have a need for more specific and in-depth counselling. Award winning colleague Jill Rushbrook, Family Liaison Officer based at our…...

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Members offered £150 discount on a funeral plan

Every funeral involves a large number of decisions about many different aspects which often have to be made during the worst time of someone’s life when faced with bereavement. Thinking about your own funeral is never an easy thing to do but planning ahead affords you the opportunity to bring…...

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