Funeral Directors Bridgwater

Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors in Bridgewater are here to support you following a bereavement.

We’re able to provide flexible and bespoke funeral services that can be tailored to reflect the life of your loved one and our committed, compassionate team are dedicated to helping you during this upsetting time.

We offer a 24-hour call service for around the clock support, and we strive to meet every single one of your requirements from your first point of call.

Help and Advice Following a Death

Whether the loss of your loved one was something you were expecting or not, it’s vital you know the steps you need to take following their passing.

Our caring and experienced team are on hand to provide you with all the information you could possibly need regarding what to do when someone dies, who you need to inform, and assistance with planning their funeral – we’re here for you every step of the way.

We’ve worked with hundreds of families over the years, and are committed to offering the most compassionate, highest quality service to help you feel a little more at ease during this difficult time.

What To Do When Someone Dies

Prepared or not, the death of a friend or family member can be an extremely distressing time for all the family.

Knowing the right steps to take following their passing is vital, and knowing how to handle the situation efficiently and logically can help alleviate some of the stress – allowing you the space you need to grieve.

The steps you need to take vary from situation to situation, but we have some helpful guides that explain what to do in different circumstances.

Typically, you’ll have to register a death and once this step is complete a registrar will issue you with a certificate of burial or cremation, depending on which route you decide to go down.

When you obtain this, you’ll need to pass it over to us so we can begin arranging the funeral service as soon as possible.

Arranging A Funeral

The thought alone of arranging a funeral for your loved one can be distressing enough, and we understand how difficult this time is for both you and the rest of your family.

We’re here to make the process easier – our caring, expert funeral directors will work with you, providing guidance and support throughout the arrangement process to ensure you can celebrate your loved one in the way they would’ve wanted.

Let the team here at Ashley Edwards make the process as stress free as possible – it would be our pleasure.

Bespoke Funeral Plans In Bridgewater

We provide a range of Golden Charter pre-paid funeral plans, including several low-cost options through no expense spared services – and you can tailor your plan to your bespoke requirements.

Starting from just £1,394, the available options include

  • The Southwold
  • The Eddystone
  • The Longstone
  • The Flamborough

Our funeral plans grant you the freedom to plan your own funeral and pay for it in advance, which many of our clients find comfort, in knowing their funeral costs won’t be passed on to their family once they pass away.

The cost is also fixed at today’s prices, meaning you and your family are protected from inflation and ever-increasing funeral costs.

If you’re unsure how to spread the cost, head over to our online funeral finance calculator for a rough estimate.

To arrange a meeting to discuss your wishes, don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’ll be happy to help.

Direct Cremations In Bridgewater

If you’re looking to say your goodbyes without being bound by the formalities of a traditional funeral service, direct cremation is a better, more affordable option.

We would collect the deceased from their place of rest, communicate with you regarding paperwork and registrations, arrange the cremation and return their ashes to you within 28 days.

As the most affordable alternative to a traditional burial or cremation, direct cremations start from just £995, but the cost will vary depending on which crematorium you choose.

We would like to highlight that by choosing this option, no compromises are made to the standards of our service, and your loved one will still be treated with the utmost dignity and respect.

A direct cremation features:

  • A standard coffin
  • The possibility of family viewings inside the Chapel of Rest
  • Compassionate and professional care at our funeral home
  • Transport from the place of passing
  • Transport to the crematorium

Contact Ashley Edwards To Arrange A Funeral In Bridgewater

At Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors, we have many years of experience and understand how troubling this time can be.

We’re committed to helping every family that calls upon us, and we work directly with you to ensure that we’re able to support you as best we can when your loved one has passed away.

Whether you have any concerns regarding a service or you’d simply just like someone to talk to after the funeral has taken place, the team at Ashley Edwards is always here – give us a call on 01278 794 304 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, providing you can make all the arrangements during this time, it takes one to two weeks to plan a funeral and you can begin planning any time after the death of your loved one.

Before calling a funeral director to help though, a medical certificate needs to be obtained from a medical professional.

This can be from their GP or someone of high authority from their final place of rest (hospice, care home, etc.).

The certificate will confirm the deceased’s name, personal details and cause of death and in most cases, it will be issued as soon as possible after their passing – but it can take a little longer in some circumstances.

When a coroner is involved, for example, it’ll take a while, sometimes several months to determine the cause of their death and obtain a death certificate.

Once you’ve obtained all the necessary paperwork, you can begin planning the send-off your friend or family member deserves – deciding on burial or cremation, where to hold the service, inviting friends and family members and organising a wake.

The cost of dying is forever increasing here in the UK, but the price you’ll pay depends on several factors, like the type of funeral (burial, cremation or direct cremation) and where in the country you’re based.

Recent figures show that the average cost nationwide currently sits at around £3,937, according to Money Helper – with quotes in the South West averaging at about £3,351.

It’s possible to plan a meaningful final goodbye for much less than this though, and there are alternative options available if you’re working with a tighter budget.

Take a direct cremation, for example.

They cost around £1,500, and you could arrange a small, intimate ceremony at home with your family – or you could plan the funeral yourself.

Although, we usually wouldn’t recommend taking on so much responsibility – especially whilst you’re grieving. In most cases, it’s best to enlist the help of experienced funeral directors, like the team at Ashley Edwards!

A funeral plan enables you to arrange your own funeral in advance and there’s a range of options available to suit your specific needs and budget.

Taking out a plan can help put your mind at ease, with the knowledge that everything has already been paid for and that your family won’t be burdened with the ever-increasing funeral costs.

As well as this, there are many benefits to be gained through purchasing a pre-paid funeral plan, including:

  • You’re in charge of your own arrangements
  • You can choose the most appropriate plan to suit your needs
  • It protects you against inflation and rising funeral costs
  • You’ve got the option to pay in one lump sum or spread the cost via monthly instalments.

Our Golden Charter Funeral Plans here at Ashley Edwards start from just £1,394,  get in touch to find out more or to begin planning your perfect send-off.

Here at Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors, we have many years of experience and have helped hundreds of families through the most difficult times in their lives.

Working directly with you, we always strive to provide as much support as possible and as a small family business, we pride ourselves on being able to provide a personal and friendly service.

Whether you have concerns about a service or simply need someone to talk to following a bereavement, we’re always here for you.

With our 5-star, high-quality service, you can be confident your loved one will receive the utmost care and respect whilst in our funeral home.

If you require more information about Ashley Edwards, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call us directly on 01278 794 304 or email and one of our expert funeral directors will be more than happy to assist you!

Contact Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors

If you need a funeral director in Bridgwater, please do not hesitate to contact Ashley Edwards on 01278 794304. We provide flexible services and are here to support you every step of the way.
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Head Office Location

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