There for You During Difficult Times

Quality Funeral Services from Highly Regarded & Established Professionals based in Chelmsford, Essex For Over 6 Generations

Helping You to Arrange a Funeral in Essex

When you need to organise a funeral we can either arrange for you to visit us here at our premises based in Chelmsford, or a home visit, if you feel more comfortable discussing these matters in your own home. Our funeral arrangements range from traditional to modern, whether simple or elaborate, to helping you decide on a final resting place. The team at our funeral home have more than 30 years of experience in the industry and work hard to bring you as much peace of mind as they possibly can. 

Providing public or private, religious or secular, for all denominations of faith, or celebrant, or humanist. Whether a church service, cremation or burial, woodland or at sea, or even if for medical science. We will help you to meet your individual requirements and personal preferences and expressed budget.


Our Aims

Bereavement can be a distressing and bewildering experience. Our first duty is to offer professional and sympathetic guidance as well as deal with all the necessary formalities and arrangements that may be required. This essential service complements the aid provided by doctors, the clergy, and other professional advisors. We aim to provide a complete funeral service and to meet all your personal requirements with dignity, respect and professionalism. 

Our helpful staff are available on a 24-hour basis each and every day of the year.

Taking Care of Everything

T Pennack & Sons can guide you with florists, caterers and receptions for wakes afterwards. We will do everything from placing notices in the local newspapers and display tributes, to organising funeral music and Orders of Service. Discussing everything you need in great detail, we will ensure that your needs are met to your specific wishes.

Various coffins are also available, from traditional wicker to colourful and bespoke, to eco friendly.

After the funeral service we can also arrange interment of cremated remains and memorial services, whether private, informal or conducted by a preferred minister of your denomination.

The Fleet

The majority of funerals are carried out in traditional style, with our prestigious fleet of modern Mercedes vehicles that add great dignity to the service that we provide. Alternatively, if you would like something different we can also supply a range of options including horse-drawn vintage to motorcycle hearses, in accordance with your wishes.

Ancillary Services

When catering for your individual requirements we can also arrange or provide:

  • Newspaper Announcements or Acknowledgements
  • Visual Tributes at the service
  • Webcasts for those that are unable to attend
  • Hymn Sheets
  • Orders of Service
  • Various Mourning Stationery items including Acknowledgement and Pew Cards
  • Professional Scottish Piper
  • White Doves (to be released at the funeral)
  • Cremated Remains in Jewellery, Glassware or Swarovski keepsakes
  • Caskets, Urns, Scattering Tubes or specialist bio-degradable Sea containers
  • Collation of Donations for your nominated charity or charities
  • Viewing at our on site Chapel of Rest 

We are also able to arrange for catering in your own home or at any local hotel or restaurant of your choice. 

Monumental Masonry

Supplying all types of memorials and carrying out all formalities with the cemetery and church authorities on your behalf, we also undertake restoration work and the addition of new inscriptions to existing memorials.

NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors)

The NAFD, of which we are members, have a code of practice that we observe very carefully. The main principle of the code is that while upholding the traditional dignity and service associated with our profession, as the Funeral Director we will fulfil our responsibilities in a manner that reflects our clients' own best interests. A copy of the code of practice is available on request.

SAIF (The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors)

As a highly regarded establishment, respected within the industry and the local community, T Pennack & Sons is a long serving and proud member of SAIF, the only professional organisation in the UK exclusively dedicated to serving the local independent family-owned funeral director and his or her community. Some 55% of funerals throughout the country are arranged by independents.