At J.S. Hedges Funeral Directors, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent service, with open, honest and straightforward advice. Our friendly staff are here 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to help you through this difficult time. We are here to help you – please contact us on 01744 22100.
J.S. Hedges Funeral Directors is at the heart of your local community. We are a privately owned company, offering funeral services and pre paid funeral plans, and we pride ourselves on working hard to deliver an excellent service from start to finish.
With a completely bespoke service, tailored to meet your exact requirements, we will deliver the best care to you and your family. We will spend as much time as necessary to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled to the highest standards, in a professional and caring way. Our experienced local staff will talk you through all the options available to you, giving you the best advice and supporting you at every stage.
J.S. Hedges was established in 1989 by John Hedges. John quickly established an excellent reputation for providing quality funerals at reasonable prices and that tradition is maintained to this day, under Paul Lowrey. Paul has many years of experience as a funeral director, and the team continue to draw on this experience to deliver a very personal style of funeral directing.
Our dedicated and friendly staff continue to work to the high standards that we have become known for over the years . Nothing is too much trouble and we aim to exceed our clients’ expectations at every level.
We pride ourselves on our friendly and professional approach, and our staff take great pride in what we do. A selection of our services are detailed below, but this is not exhaustive – if you are looking for something different, please telephone us on 01744 22100 and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.
Horse drawn funerals
Arranging floral tributes
Producing order of service and memoriam cards
Sourcing specific pieces of music
Assisting with and placing newspaper notices
Providing attendance cards at the funeral service
Arranging catering for the reception
Managing charitable donations on your behalf
Pre Paid funeral plans in association with Golden Charter
A funeral plan is an easy way to plan ahead to protect against rising funeral costs. At J.S. Hedges Funeral Directors, we offer funeral plans from Golden Charter, who are one of the UK’s leading funeral plan providers, working with over 3000 independent funeral directors. Our bespoke funeral plans are individual to you; we will talk you through all the options and advise you of how much you will need to pre-pay for your tailored arrangements. You can then choose to pay for the plan in full, or alternatively, to pay in monthly instalments.
Your money is paid into The Golden Charter Trust which is run by an independent board of trustees, who manage the trust on behalf of the plan holders. Golden Charter is registered with The Funeral Planning Authority and follow its code of practice. Further, they are recommended by The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).
Funeral Directors Services
This includes; transportation of the deceased to our chapel of rest, care of the deceased prior to the funeral, the use of our chapel of rest, your choice of coffin, a hearse to the local crematorium or cemetery, the services of the funeral director and staff to arrange and conduct the funeral in line with all legal obligations and with your wishes. Additional limousines and cremated remains caskets can also be included here.
A Contribution towards Third Party Costs
The cost of a funeral includes certain essential third party costs that are out of the funeral director’s control. These include the fees for cremation or burial, doctor’s fees (for cremation only) fees for the clergy or officiant of the funeral service and any other special requests that you include within your plan. We will include the costs of these elements at today’s prices in your funeral plan. Only if these costs were to increase more than the growth of the plan might there be more to pay at the time of the funeral.
Please call us on 01744 22100 – we will make an appointment for you to meet with one of our funeral directors, either at your home, or ours, whichever is more convenient. There is no obligation to purchase a plan, we are happy to sit and discuss the options with you.