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Historically award winning

There will be celebrations next year, as Chelmsford Star as a Society hits its 150th anniversary, but our funeral department reached our very own landmark year this year, as we reached our 80th anniversary. Our first branch opened on April 10th 1936, and offered a service using motor vehicles rather…...

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Funeral division signs Fair Funeral pledge

In the last six months five co-operatives around the UK have signed the Fair Funeral pledge. East of England, Lincolnshire, Scotmid, Tamworth and Heart of England co-ops – a total of nearly 100 branches – have all joined with us in campaigning against funeral poverty. Today we’re pleased to announce…...

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Special Christmas service held in Chelmsford

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services are holding their annual Remembrance Service this year in the Trinity Methodist Church Hall, in Rainsford Road, Chelmsford on Friday 11th December from 6.30pm to 8pm. The event ran for a number of years initially from the funeral home at Baddow Road, but it became…...

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Refreshment provided for chilly locals

Our Danbury branch recently provided home-baked treats and hot drinks to those attending a Remembrance Day service at St. John the Baptist Church. Family Liaison Officer, Jill Rushbrook said: “It was very much appreciated as we didn’t charge for the goodies and offered some hot sustenance in very chilly temperatures!…...

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Ingatestone team celebrates 10th anniversary

The Funeral division of Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society celebrated its 10th anniversary of opening its Ingatestone funeral branch, with a memorial walk. On a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon, a crowd including both clients and the Chelmsford Star funeral team, were led on a leisurely walk by Reverend Patrick Sherring to…...

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Braintree celebrates 20th anniversary

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services has celebrated the 20th anniversary since it first opened the doors of its Braintree Funeral Home in Clare Road, near the town centre. The branch is run on a daily basis by Family Liaison Officer Pam Goldberger, who has been there since the start. Prior to…...

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