A New Witham Branch

A New Witham Branch

Our team in Witham has moved to a new location in the town. We are still here to help you with all your funeral needs, now from a new address with greater facilities. The new Chapel of Rest was dedicated recently by Rev Mark Ambrose. Polly Hunnaball and Saul Hunnaball were there to mark the occasion with the Witham team.

We are now based at the Old Bank House, 95 Newland Street, Witham, Essex CM8 1YZ. You can still reach us by telephone on 01376 511592 or by email at [email protected].


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Light A Candle Service, 21st November 2020 - livestream

Special Livestream for 'Light a Candle': 11am, Saturday 21st November 2020

We are pleased to announce that we are holding a very special livestream 'Light a Candle' service, on Saturday 21st November 2020, at 11am. This is to replace the eleven treasured local 'Light a Candle' services, which, unfortunately, had to be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 crisis and the first national lockdown this summer.

Our special livestream service will be hosted live at 11am on Saturday 21st November 2020 on our Facebook page @hunnaball and YouTube Channel at Hunnaball Family Funeral Group. After that, it will be available to view on YouTube. We've also provided an order of service, which you can download to follow along with us and join in. Light a Candle 2020 order of service

The Hunnaball family will meet together at St James the Great Church, Colchester, and, with the help of Father James McClusky, will hold the service and light candles on behalf of us all. We will light one candle for each of our eleven branches, symbolising the people that we have served both this year and in previous years too.

We invite as many of you, our clients, friends and colleagues, as possible, to join us on the day, from your home, watching on whatever device you might have, and light a candle too. Then, even though we might be separated by distance, we can be united in our purpose and memories. Everyone is invited to join in and commemorate their loved ones, whether their funeral was conducted by us, or by another funeral director. Please do feel very welcome.

Please find us on Facebook (@hunnaball), like our page and join us on Saturday 21st November 2020 at 11am. Or find us on YouTube (we are 'Hunnaball Family Funeral Group'), follow our channel, and join us at 11am, Saturday 21st November. The service will be available to watch afterwards on YouTube.

Together, we can light a candle against the darkness.


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Hunnaball Family Funeral Group News November 2020

Please visit our new Hunnaball Family Funeral Group YouTube channel to catch up with our Autumn news highlights. Please click here: Hunnaball Family Funeral Group.

Here are some highlights:

Seasonal News

‘Light a Candle’ Service of Remembrance

We are pleased to confirm that we will hold our postponed Light a Candle Service of Remembrance in November this year. This will be a virtual service,  streamed live on our Facebook page and YouTube at 11am, Saturday 21st November 2020.  Our Facebook page is @hunnaball and on YouTube we are Hunnaball Family Funeral Group.

Christmas ‘Name a Star’ Trees of Remembrance

As usual, all of our branches will have a Christmas Tree, lit throughout December, with the stars shining brightly to remember loved ones.  We will send out stars to all of the families we have served over the last year.  Simply phone or email with the name you would like remembered, and your message, and we will place it on the tree for you.

Other news

Our Witham branch has been successfully relocated to new premises.  With vastly improved facilities, parking, and a more prominent position in the main street, we are looking forward to delivering the best quality of service for bereaved families in Witham and the surrounding villages.

Our new website was completed and went live in July, and has been very well received.   We are constantly updating it to add more helpful information for our clients.  We have tried to make it as simple as possible so people can access the services we offer. We understand that, often, they will be contacting us at a time of distress, and when clear, concise guidance will be most helpful.

If you need any further help or information, please feel free to contact your local Hunnaball branch:

  • Hunnaball of Colchester: York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT. Tel: 01206 760 049 Email: [email protected]
  • Hunnaball of Stanway 8 Chapel Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0PU. Tel: 01206 489 212 Email: [email protected]
  • Hunnaball of Ipswich, Norwich Road Dove House, 291 Norwich Road, Ipswich, IP1 4BP. Tel: 01473 748808 [email protected]
  • Hunnaball of Norwich, Spring Road, 420 Spring Road, Ipswich, IP4 5NE. Tel: 01473 717464 Email: [email protected]
  • Hunnaball of Chelmsford, St John’s House, 91 Wood Street, Chelmsford, CM2 8BH. Tel: 01245 290909 Email: [email protected]
  • Hunnaball of Sudbury, New House, 62a North Street, Sudbury, CO10 1RE. Tel: 01787 313303 Email: [email protected]
  • Hunnaball of Witham, Old Bank House, 95 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 1YZ. Tel: 01376 511592 Email: [email protected]
  • Geo. Paskell of Manningtree, 19a High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AG. Tel: 01206 396709 Email: [email protected]
  • J. K. May of West Mersea, Blackwater House, 51 High Street, West Mersea, CO5 8JE. Tel: 01206 382235 Email: [email protected]
  • Janet C. Davies of Braintree, Fern House, 72 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY. Tel: 01376 339300 Email: [email protected]
  • Janet C. Davies of Kelvedon, Janet C. Davies of Kelvedon, 233 High Street, Kelvedon, CO5 9JD. Tel: 01376 573691 Email: [email protected]