Benedict Funeral Directors Ltd

Funeral Directors in Arlesey

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The Bungalow
62a Hitchin Road
Arlesey
Bedfordshire
SG15 6RS

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  • Chapel of Rest
  • 24 hours service 7 days a week
  • Genuine small family business
  • pre paid funeral plans offered
  • Horse drawn hearse in white or black
  • motor bike hearse
  • Traditional hearse
  • extremely competitive in price

Benedict Funeral Directors Ltd a genuine small family run business

Benedict funeral Directors Ltd is owned and run by Joseph Wills and dad Peter.
* We are the best value funeral service around without compromising on the service offered and our own high standards. * We offer a genuine personal service that is both caring and honest.
* Our prices are hard to beat and our service is of the highest standard. See our website for more details.
* We have a a fine Chapel of Rest for family to spend time with their loved one. Unlike some funeral Directors use of our chapel's of rest is always included in our service, no matter whether you pay for a luxurious funeral or a basic funeral.
* We offer a white or black horse drawn hearse, a motor bike hearse or our traditional hearse.
* Eco friendly funerals are available.

Chapel of Rest

We offer a private Chapel of Rest

Spending time with your loved one is something a great deal of people request prior to the funeral. For this reason we include the use of our Chapel of Rest as part of our service to you. This mean the price we quote you for undertaking the funeral arrangements automatically entitles you to use one of our Chapel of Rest; you don't pay extra.

Funeral Costs.

Funerals are and should be specific to the requirements of the family of the deceased.
It is correct given this that you decide exactly what it is you want after taking into account
the cost of each item; examples.

....• Do you want a traditional hearse and one or two limousines to follow behind it?
....• Would you prefer a horse drawn hearse?
....• Or do you want a motor cycle hearse?
....• Perhaps you want your loved one buried at sea?
....• Do you want a basic coffin or a high class coffin or an eco friendly coffin or perhaps you want a casket?
....• Do you want an organist or singer to perform at the service?
....• Do you want a cremation or burial?
....• Do you want a memorial head stone?
....• Do you want flowers?
....• Do you want us to arrange light refreshments at a reception venue, for after the funeral?
....• Do you want memorial cards to send to friends and relatives?
....• Do you want Order of Service leaflets?
....• Do you have other special requirements?
....• Do you want your loved one to be embalmed?
....• Do you want the funeral to include a religious service at a church or synagogue or mosque or a temple?

Please discuss with us your exact requirements. We will tell you up front and in writing exactly what everything will cost.

Burial at Sea.

Occasionally, people wish to be buried at sea. There are three burial at sea sites around the English coast:

....• off the Needles, Isle of Wight.
....• off Tynemouth, North Tyneside.
....• between Hastings and Newhaven on the south coast.

Consideration must be given to the potential risk of the deceased being washed up on shore, hence the Marine Management Organisation suggests it is more preferable to scatter cremated ashes at sea. If you are considering a burial at sea we are happy to arrange this for you.

Repatriation.

Many people state when they die they want their body taken back to their country of birth for burial. As you would expect the laws surrounding this can be challenging. We are more than happy to provide this service for you. Please contact us for further information.

A Religious Funeral.

This will naturally follow the criteria of the religion / faith. For example if your loved one was a devout practising Roman Catholic you may wish his/her body to rest over night in the Catholic Church in front of the tabernacle, with the Requiem Mass following the next day. After this your loved one will be transported to a local burial site or to a crematorium. Sometimes people request the crematorium service to be for family members only (but not always). Rest assured we will work closely with your religious minister to make certain the correct format of your faith is adhered too.

A Non-religious Funeral.

Many people have no religious belief. This does not stop the family from still wishing to hold a farewell service of remembrance. To help families a great deal of people use a Civil Celebrant to conduct the remembrance service. The civil celebrant will tailor the requirements of the service to the families wishes. The Civil Celebrant can (if you request it) add little touch of religion, such a hymn or prayer and then keep the rest of the service about your loved ones life, the choice is yours.

Woodland Burial.

In today's world many people place great importance on protecting the environment that we live in, even to declaring their intent for the their final resting place. For this reason eco friendly burial sites exist. click on the links to visit theses sites.

Burial at Sea.

Occasionally, people wish to be buried at sea. There are three burial at sea sites around the English coast:

....• off the Needles, Isle of Wight.
....• off Tynemouth, North Tyneside.
....• between Hastings and Newhaven on the south coast.

Consideration must be given to the potential risk of the deceased being washed up on shore, hence the Marine Management Organisation suggests it is more preferable to scatter cremated ashes at sea. If you are considering a burial at sea we are happy to arrange this for you.

Transport Options

Our traditional black hearse.
• Our traditional black Limousines (decide how many you want).
• Horse drawn hearse in either black or white.
• Motor cycle hearse.

Family Business

We are a family business that offers compassion and respect

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Products and Services

Pre Paid Funeral Plans

Pre Paid Funeral Plans

Benedict funeral Directors Ltd offers prepaid funeral plans. If you wish to purchase your funeral before your death, please go to our website and see our range of pre-paid plans. Speak to Peter for more details.

Price: from £3099

Funeral Products and Services

Headstones and Memorials

We offer an extensive range of memorials/headstones. Please go to our website for further details and click on Funeral Products and then click on Head and memorial stones.

Funeral Flowers and Tributes

Benedict Funeral Directors is proud to offer it's very own in house florist. You can order flowers for the funeral all under the one roof.

Order of Service Brochures

As Undertakers we do all we can to make things easier for you. This includes printing of Order of Service Brochures should you require them. If you want Order of Service brochures talk to Peter or Joe about your requirements

Coffins and Caskets

Benedict Funeral Directors offer an extensive range of traditional coffins and caskets, including solid wood, veneered wood, metal and a range of environmentally friendly products such as basket and cardboard.

Funeral Services

Repatriation service

We are experts in repatriation. If your loved one needs repatriating to his or her country of orgin, we can take care of it all. Speak to Peter on 01462 337684 or 01582 249268

Civil Celebrants

Because we are a small family firm of Undertakers we offer an extremely personal service. In most cases Peter and Joe will be with you from the first phone call right through to the service itself. Peter usually leads non religious services

Funeral Services

For most people the final send off of their loved one is very important. Accordingly, you need to decide what type of funeral is best for you and within your budget.

Funeral Transport

Benedict Funeral Directors can provide traditional black hearses, horse and carriages, motorcycle hearses and even camper van hearses where such transport might be preferred.

We offer these services

  • Wheelchair access
  • Free Parking
  • Open 24 Hours
  • gallery
  • website
  • Customer Service / Helpline
  • Free Quotes
  • Emergency Call Out
  • Customer Toilets
  • Credit Card Payments

We offer these payment methods

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Bank Transfer

Testimonials

As a family we were very happy with the professional service we received from Benedict Funeral Directors for our late mum Mary Moore from start to finish the service was excellent and very professional, from help with the funeral ,the Mass and burial of mum to the beautiful flowers provided! Care and compassion was shown from start to finish at this very sad time for us . I would 100% recommend Benedict Funeral Directors. Many thanks.

Bernie Seamarks


Testimonial following Jennifer Regan’s Funeral At a time when you need someone to take care of things; Peter, Joseph and their team really exceeded our expectations. Clearly, organising a funeral is something that most of us dread and Benedict Funeral Directors helped us immensely. Peter led the service on the day and showed our family the utmost respect, patience, consideration and kindness that one could ever wish for. Finally, as cost is always a concern; Benedict Funeral Directors are very reasonably priced and never once attempted to sell us anything that we didn’t need. I personally could not rate them any higher. Keith Flanagan, November 2014

Keith Flanagan


Tracey Lippiatt, February 2015 Testimonial following Jennifer Gail Allen’s Funeral Hi Peter and Joseph Just wanted to thank you for making Tuesday a perfect day if one can use that expression. You have both been truly professional in your help to us as a family and Tuesday was seamless. I will always recommend you to anybody and thanks once again. Kind regards Tracey F

Tracey Lippiatt


Bernie Seamarks, September 2016 Testimonial following our mother Margaret Hutchinson’s memorial and cremation I have to say Peter, Joseph and the team were excellent. They were kind and understanding to our needs, and our unusual requests, as we had to have the memorial first and the cremation later that day to accommodate family from overseas. Some could not be at the cremation, so we accommodated them all at the memorial, but not the cremation, strange but it worked. The team were great at helping us with that. Their prices were reasonable and not once did they ask us for money. In fact I had to phone Peter to see if I could pay him; there was no pressure. At the memorial they were there waiting to greet our mourners. They handed out our Order of Service for us and Peter’s reading was clear and loud. It had almost a calming affect, it was wonderful, I couldn’t have asked for better. I would not hesitate to recommend their business to anyone, they get Ten out of Ten in my book. Thank you once again.

Bernie Seamarks


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