Funeral Arrangements

Helping You to Arrange a Funeral in Essex

As part of our complete funeral service, our dedicated team of staff are available on a 24-hour basis every day of the year to serve our families and put your mind at ease. Contact us today to speak to one of our professionals about visiting us to arrange a funeral, or about some of our other services that we can offer you. We can arrange bespoke funerals to suit your specific wishes whether you prefer something traditional or modern, simple or elaborate, or simply assisting you with the arrangements on a final resting place. We will be by your side during this sad and difficult time to help and guide you.

Our team have extensive years of experience within the industry and they 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 if you would prefer a celebrant or humanist, we will find the right person for you. If you would like a church, chapel or woodland service, burial or cremation, or even arrangements for medical science, we will help you with your individual requirements, 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 compliments the aid provided by doctors, clergy, carers and other professional advisors. We aim to provide a complete funeral service to meet all your personal requirements with dignity, respect and professionalism and we hope to exceed your expectations.

Taking Care of Everything

T Pennack and Sons can guide you with florists, caterers and venues for wakes, and even those additional extras like special keepsakes and memorial items. We will do everything from placing notices in the local newspapers, display tributes, organising funeral music, printing Orders of Service and administering charity donations. 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 or seagrass, to colourful and bespoke printed, to eco friendly.

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

We pride ourselves on a modern aptitude with traditional values.

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. However, if you prefer a different make or model of vehicle then we will be happy to source this for you to ensure your wishes are met. Alternatively, if you would like something different, we can also supply a range of options including traditional horse-drawn, to vintage vehicles, to motorcycle hearses, to more bespoke Land Rover hearses, in accordance with your wishes.

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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
  • Orders of Service
  • Various Mourning Stationery items including Acknowledgement and Pew Cards
  • Professional Scottish Piper or Singer
  • White Doves (to be released at the funeral)
  • Cremated Remains in Jewellery, Glassware, Swarovski keepsakes or fingerprint jewellery
  • Caskets or solid oak cross marker, Urns, Scattering Tubes or specialist bio-degradable Sea containers
  • Collation of Donations for your nominated charity or charities
  • Chapels of Rest
  • Arranging wake venue

Monumental Masonry

We work closely with Bradford Memorials who are a third generation family business of stone masons located within the village and also cover the Essex area. They provide all types of memorial work including cleaning and restoration, additional inscriptions to existing memorials and grave memorial stone and surround repairs and assist you in carrying out all the formalities with the cemetery and church authorities on your behalf. More details can be found in our brochure .

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.

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