Arranging A Funeral

When you have just lost someone close to you

Searsons Portsmouth Funeral Directors

Arranging A Funeral - Where to start

Arranging a funeral for a family member or loved one can be difficult, and understandably often upsetting. On this page Searson Family Funeral Services have produced information designed to help and guide you in your time of grief.

Take your time

Sad FamilyThere is no immediate panic to sort everything out in one day! Before you can even arrange a funeral, you need to wait until the death has been registered. If the Coroner needs to be involved, then this may delay the time in which it takes to obtain a death certificate. If you have not already been advised to register their death, you will need to do this within 5 days of the day your loved one died.


After a death has been registered

ChoicesOnce a death has been registered, the next step is to begin to arrange the funeral. There are two ways this can be done. You can either elect to organise, plan and carry out the funeral without the help of a Funeral Director, or as most people will do, choose a Funeral Director to carry out the funeral on your behalf.


How much does a funeral cost

Funeral Costs and ChargesAt Searson Family Funeral Services we have done our utmost to ensure that funeral costs are as low as they can be. Compared to other Funeral Directors, we offer excellent care, facilities and support for all our families in need. You can review our range of funeral charges and see how we measure up to other funeral directors in the area.


A Comprehensive Guide to arranging a funeral

Helpful GuideFor your convenience, The Searson Family Funeral Service have made available a PDF Guide which will help explain a lot about what we do, and what procedures and steps that take place following a death of a loved one.


About Us

Searsons Family Funeral Services take great pride in offering a service which focuses very much on family values. Look at any other funeral business for miles around and see how many of one family work in the business!

You can read more about us, and should you require further information, help and advice about a recent bereavement, then please contact us for free and impartial advice.

Funeral Planning Services Award 2013

Help & Assistance

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Useful Contacts A list of related services, hospitals and care places
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Qualifying Benefits Help towards the cost of a funeral from the Social Fund
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Testimonials & Feedback Testimonials from families and friends who have used our Funeral Services
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Education & Advice We can offer professional organisations presentations and seminars

Searson Funeral Services

Portsmouth Branch
319 Copnor Road, Portsmouth,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9266 5795
Southsea Branch
105 Winter Road, Southsea,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9273 8922
Havant Branch
25-29 Park Parade, Leigh Park,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9247 7190

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