Funeral Director Burnham-on-Sea

As an established funeral director in Burnham-on-Sea, we understand that the loss of a loved one is an upsetting experience, which is why our compassionate team offers professional funeral services that are tailored to your specific needs.

Our experienced funeral directors are trained to the highest standards to ensure they can offer you the best possible service during such a difficult time.

Over the years, we have always made sure that we offer a supportive, welcoming, and friendly service to all of our clients in Burnham-on-Sea.

From the moment you call upon us, we’re able to offer you free expert guidance and advice throughout the funeral process. We can hold the initial consultation at our office or in the comfort of your own home.

Bespoke Funeral Plans In Burnham-on-Sea

Our team understands that everyone experiences different circumstances, which is why we offer tailored funeral plans for your bespoke requirements.

Funeral plans are a sensible investment. You can prepare yourself for the future and have the peace of mind that your family will be relieved from financial worry when the time comes.

Our plans suit all budgets and come with affordable payment plans, so you can spread the cost over a period of time.

If you need advice, have any concerns, or are looking for a funeral director in Burnham-on-Sea, contact Ashley Edwards on 01278 794 304 or email – we’re more than happy to help.

Direct Cremations In Burnham-on-Sea

At Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors, we provide unattended direct cremations in Burnham-on-Sea and the surrounding areas.

We know how deeply upsetting bereavement can be, and a direct cremation is an alternative way of saying goodbye, for those who might wish to celebrate the life of a loved one in their own way and in their own time.

If you’re looking to say your goodbyes without being bound by the formalities of a traditional service, a direct cremation might be the most suitable option.

We would collect the deceased from their place of resting, communicate with you regarding paperwork and registrations, arrange the cremation, and return their ashes to you a short time later.

It’s certainly a more affordable choice if your budget is a concern – but not to worry, you and your loved one will still receive the utmost care and support.

Arranging A Funeral In Burnham-on-Sea

Just the thought of having to arrange a funeral can be distressing.

To make the process easier for you and your family, our compassionate funeral directors will work with you, offering support and guidance throughout the arrangement process to ensure your loved one is represented well and cherished by all.

Choosing the right funeral director to ease you through the process can make all the difference. Being a small family business, we pride ourselves on spending all the time that’s needed to ensure every funeral is arranged and carried out as requested.

You may prefer to stick with tradition, or you might want to take a different route to make the service more personal and reflective of the deceased’s wishes. Whatever your needs may be, we’ll always do our best to accommodate them.

We can’t stress enough how much we want to support your emotional wellbeing, and your family’s, throughout this trying time.

Advice For When Someone Passes Away

Even when you think you’re prepared, the death of a loved one often still comes as a shock, and it can be an extremely distressing experience.

It’s important to know the steps you must take once the time comes. Handling the situation in an efficient and logical manner will make the process much less stressful.

The process can vary slightly, depending on whether the death is expected or not, but we have some helpful guides that explain what to do in the different circumstances.

As the process continues, you’ll have to register the death, and once this is done the registrar will issue a certificate of burial or cremation, (depending on which route you decide to go down). As soon as you obtain this, you must pass it on to us so we can begin to organise the funeral arrangements.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding any of our services, please do get in touch with us – we’re more than happy to be of assistance.

Simply give us a call on 01278 794 304 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Every funeral director’s main duty is to take on most of the responsibility of planning a funeral for your loved one – following their wishes and requests as closely as possible.

Working with a funeral director gives you the all-important space you need to breathe in the days and weeks following your loss.

You can trust us with all the finer details surrounding the passing of a loved one. However, you’re still in full control of anything you’d like to choose for the service – such as the music, hymns, or readings – honouring your friend or family member in the way they deserve.

From the day they enter our funeral home, right the way through to the day of the service, our caring, compassionate team will treat your loved one with the utmost care and respect. This is at the top of our priorities at Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors.

Contrary to popular belief, there’s no mad rush to find a funeral director following the death of a loved one. You should take all the time you need (providing you have no strict religious or cultural requirements) in your search for the one that’s right for you.

If you feel that you’ve rushed into your decision, how can you be sure you’ve made the best choice?

There are several questions you can ask any funeral director.  Their answers will determine if they’re the most suitable for you to work with, or if they’re a company to keep away from:

  • What services do you provide?
  • Are your services customisable?
  • What’s included in your charges?
  • Do you require a deposit?
  • Is it possible to purchase a coffin, urn, etc, from another source?
  • Is it possible to arrange transport?

You should never be afraid of asking questions; funeral directors are there to guide you and make the process as stress-free as possible.

If you find the funeral director you’ve chosen isn’t the best match, don’t worry – you should be able to switch to a company you feel more comfortable working with.


Here at Ashley Edwards, we offer a selection of Golden Charter pre-paid funeral plans in Burnham-on-Sea to suit your specific needs and budget requirements – including:

  • The Monkstone
  • The Bamburgh
  • The Southwold
  • The Eddystone
  • The Longstone
  • The Flamborough

Starting at just £1,394, you’re able to pay in one lump sum or via monthly instalments – making them an extremely affordable option.

For a better idea of how to spread your monthly payments, take a look at our Funeral Finance Calculator.

There are several ways you can benefit from purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan in Burnham-on-Sea, from beating rising funeral costs to being in full control of your own funeral arrangements.

Pre-paid plans are the best way to put your mind at ease. This is especially the case if you’re worried about leaving your family with the burden of your funeral costs – which can be rather unsettling.

Your investment is completely safe, and your funds are paid into the Golden Charter Trust, which ensures your money is protected and that you’ll receive specific Funeral Director services when the time comes.

If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to get in touch with our friendly, expert funeral directors here at Ashley Edwards.

Call 01278 794 304 or send us an email at – we’re always more than happy to assist you!

Contact Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors

If you need a funeral director in Burnham-on-Sea, then contact Ashley Edwards on 01278 794304. We offer a 24-hour service and are here to support you in your time of need.

Office hours

Monday – Friday

Head Office Location

10 Church Street

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