Funeral Directors Somerset


Our expert funeral directors here at Ashley Edwards are on hand to help you following a bereavement in Somerset.

We’re able to provide flexible and bespoke funeral plans than can be tailored to reflect the life of your loved one, and our committed, compassionate team are here to support you during such a difficult time.

We offer a 24-hour call service and we strive to meet every single one of your requirements from your first point of call.

Help and Advice Following a Death

Losing a loved one, whether you’re expecting it or not, is the furthest thing from easy but you must know the steps you need to take following their passing.

Our funeral directors in Somerset have many years of experience and are well placed within the industry to be able to provide you with all the information you need.

We’re here for you every step of the way.

Arranging A Funeral With Ashley Edwards

Just the thought of arranging a funeral for a friend or family member can be distressing enough, and we wholeheartedly understand how difficult this time is for you and your family.

Our job is to make the process easier for you, and by working with our funeral directors, you’ll be provided with guidance and support right the way through the arrangement process to ensure you’re able to celebrate your loved one in a way they would’ve wanted.

Bespoke Funeral Plans In Somerset

If you’re looking to make arrangements in advance of your own death, the team at Ashley Edwards can help.

We provide tailored Independent Way Golden Charter funeral plans in Somerset, that can help put your mind at ease with the knowledge that everything is planned, and that your family won’t be burdened with the ever-increasing funeral costs.

Starting from just £1394, there are a variety of plans you can choose from, and your options include:

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

If you require more information about our funeral plans or would like to get started with planning, get in touch with us today!

Direct Cremations In Somerset

We understand everyone has different needs and requests, which is why we provide alternative ways of saying your final goodbyes – like a direct cremation.

If you’re wanting to celebrate the life of your loved one in your own way and in your own time, without being bound by the formalities of a traditional service, a direct cremation in Somerset might be your best bet.

It’s also a more affordable option in comparison to a standard cremation or burial – but this isn’t to say the quality of our service is compromised. While your loved one is with us, they’ll receive the utmost care and respect you’d expect with any of our other services, regardless of the cost.

Contact Ashley Edwards To Arrange A Funeral In Somerset

Even when you think you’re prepared, the death of a beloved friend or family member often still comes as a shock, and it can be an extremely distressing experience.

You shouldn’t have to bear the load of it all by yourself; let the team at Ashley Edwards make the process as stress-free as possible – it would be our pleasure.

Give us a call any time on 01278 794 304 for round the clock support in Somerset, or email us at and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions


Arranging and holding a funeral service isn’t a legal requirement in Somerset and the rest of the UK.

However, the law states ‘you must dispose of the body or the person who has died by burial, cremation, or any other means’ (Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953). 

While you don’t have to have a funeral, we always recommend holding some sort of commemoration service, giving yourself a space to grieve and allowing the rest of the family to reflect on and celebrate, the life of your loved one. 

If you’re thinking ‘I don’t want a funeral’, or you’re honouring the life of a loved one who didn’t want a funeral, there are many alternative ways to say your final goodbyes without being bound by the formalities of a traditional service. 

For more information or help planning a service, send us a message using our online contact form today, and one of our expert funeral directors will get back to you as soon as possible.

When you call us will depend on your individual circumstances.

Generally, if a doctor has confirmed a death you were anticipating, you can get in touch with us whenever you’re ready.

We’re available 24 hours a day to help transport your loved one to our chapel of rest whilst funeral preparations are underway.

If the death is unexpected, the process of arranging a funeral will be slightly different, and there are a few other people you need to contact before calling us to help you plan a funeral.

Click here for further details on what to do when someone dies and when you should contact us here at Ashley Edwards. 

To serve each family that calls upon us, we offer a few different types of funerals for you to choose from.

Offering burials, cremations, and green funerals, our main priority is providing the best service for you and your family to say your goodbyes.

We’re also able to tailor funeral arrangements to fulfil your loved one’s final wishes and requests and offer services catering to all of your religious beliefs as well as non-religious services, too.

If you’d like our help with planning a funeral for your loved one in Somerset, or you want to enquire about making your own arrangements in advance, give us a call on 01278 794 304 for 24-hour support. 

Here at Ashley Edwards Funeral Directors, we have many years of experience and have helped hundreds of families plan the perfect send-off for their beloved friends and family members.

With our experience, we know how distressing losing a loved one can be – which is why we work directly with each family that comes to us to ensure we can support you in the best way possible during such a difficult time.

Whether you have concerns about a service, or you’re simply just looking for someone to talk to – we’re always here. 

You can call us on 01278 794 304 for round-the-clock support or send your query by email to, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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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