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Hunnaball of Chelmsford

St John’s House, 91 Wood Street, Chelmsford, CM2 8BH.
Mon – Fri: 09:00am-17:00pm
01245 290909


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Funeral directors in Chelmsford

As a family funeral director, dedicated to the traditional values of respect and dignity, the professional staff of Hunnaball of Chelmsford provide the very best care to bereaved families in the city. We’ve worked with many families over the years, helping them to say goodbye to their loved ones. We’ll tailor our services to meet your needs, ensuring the funeral perfectly reflects the wishes of your friend or family member. We’ll make sure they get the send-off they deserve.


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Advice, support and guidance at every stage

At Hunnaball’s, we are here to help guide you through the necessary formalities and arrangements required at what is an already difficult time, making the process of arranging a funeral in Chelmsford as straightforward as possible. We can help in various different ways, from bringing the person who’s passed away to our funeral home, to dealing with legal documentation and supplying a coffin and hearse. We can also liaise with the crematorium to book your chosen time and date or help you to purchase a burial plot. Our essential services are always conducted with sensitivity and attention to detail, complementing the assistance provided by doctors, the clergy, and other professional advisors. We’ll work alongside these key people, making sure the process is as easy and stress-free as possible for you.

A wealth of experience planning funerals in Chelmsford

We understand that bereavement is often a distressing and bewildering experience, so we strive to provide a complete funeral service, ensuring that every aspect of each funeral is undertaken with dignity, care, and compassion. Our funeral directors have carried out hundreds of funerals in Chelmsford over the years, building up a fantastic reputation for our professionalism and affordability. Our team have a huge amount of experience in arranging funerals in the local area, making sure we have all the knowledge and skills required to assist and support you at every stage of the planning process. We’ve arranged funerals for most major faiths, along with both non-religious and humanist traditions. This makes us confident that we can help everyone who needs our services.

A modern and comfortable funeral home

As the leading funeral directors in Chelmsford, we have all the facilities you’d expect, including two family arrangement rooms, a mortuary, and a Chapel of Rest. We work hard to ensure our funeral home is a clean, comfortable, and modern space that’s ideal for funeral planning meetings, for one or two people, or for larger family groups. We are conveniently situated opposite the former St John’s hospital site, making locating us stress-free.

Further, our funeral directors and first response team are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to offer expert advice and practical support. We pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of round the clock care, with our friendly staff always on hand. Planning a funeral can be such a difficult task, however, you can relax in the knowledge that the leading funeral director in Chelmsford is on hand to assist you every step of the way. Contact our team today to discuss your needs with one of our compassionate and professional funeral arrangers.

Our Chelmsford team

Jeremy Hair

Area Manager

Chelmsford Rowena Hayward

Rowena Hayward

Frequently asked questions in Chelmsford

  • Do you offer Muslim funerals?

    We are used to providing funerals which adhere to the traditions and rituals of the Islamic faith, and are very happy to work with you to ensure that all the arrangements are appropriate for your needs. For example, we allow our embalming suite to be used for proper preparation of the body. We also have specially constructed caskets which allow appropriate transportation to the site of burial before interment in a shroud. We’re aware that traditions and rituals may vary according to where in the world your family originates, so we would always advise a conversation between those arranging the funeral and our expert team.

  • Do you do non-religious funerals?

    A funeral ceremony does not have to be religious, and we have excellent funeral celebrants who are not religious at all. We will only recommend a funeral celebrant who we know is compassionate, reliable, and good at what they do. The Humanist funeral celebrants we recommend will not include prayers, hymns, or religious readings at all. We also have a number of funeral celebrants who will include some aspects of faith if you request them, such as the Lord’s prayer or a hymn, but will centre the ceremony on your loved one as a celebration of their life. We would suggest you talk to your funeral arranger and allow them to suggest a celebrant, depending on what you want.

  • Do you provide headstones and memorials?

    Memorials and headstones are such an important way to remember a loved one for so many families. The Hunnaball Family Funeral Group are one of the few remaining funeral directors to have a specialist department for memorials with specially trained staff and monumental masons. Each of our local branches has information about our memorials and headstones or you can get in touch with our Memorials Department directly. If we did not arrange your loved one’s funeral ceremony we are still very happy to offer our memorial services to you.


Contact details

Hunnaball of Chelmsford

St John’s House, 91 Wood Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8BH.

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01245 290909