We are Brighton & Hove’s oldest independent family Funeral Directors

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Bungard Funeral Directors provides emotional support, expert advice and practical help during your time of sadness.

We are an independent, fifth generation family run business dedicated to serving the communities of Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Patcham, Southwick, Lancing, Shoreham, Worthing and surrounding areas in Sussex with a professional, respectful and personal funeral service.

Being a funeral director is not just a job to us, it’s a vocation and we have been supporting the bereaved in our community for over 112 years. Our role is to help guide you through what can be a very difficult time, coping with the extreme emotions that bereavement brings, such as grief, bewilderment, indecision and anger can make organising a funeral a daunting prospect, we will gently and expertly take that stress away from you. On a practical level, we take care of everything you need, from notices in the paper and flowers to the headstone and post funeral arrangements but on a personal level we will also provide a unique aftercare service we have tailored for our families to help assist you in the coming weeks and months after the funeral.

Bungard Funeral Directors create bespoke funerals that allow you to say goodbye in your own personal way. We ensure that everything is taken care of to your exact specifications, from the coffin you select to the music you choose that fits your loved one perfectly, together we will create a fitting and unique tribute that provides you with some comfort on the day of the funeral. All of our services are completely flexible to the needs of you and your family, no matter how simple or complex your wishes are. Our pricing is also very transparent and clear to understand, and we also have options available to you should you wish to portion your payments.

We also sensitively cater for all religions, beliefs and orientations. As well as being experts in organising both traditional and modern funerals we have in recent years undertaken the importance of green funerals and have extensive knowledge in this field and we pride ourselves on being able to source the most beautiful pieces for your environmentally friendly funeral should you choose this option.

Bungard Funeral Directors maintain the highest standards possible in all areas of the business from ongoing staff training to the upkeep of our vehicles. We adhere to all regulatory guidelines from our governing bodies and undergo regular checks, for over 112 years we have passed down through 5 generations of our family the highest possible standards of practice and expectations.

Customers can choose to visit us at our offices or we can come to your home – whichever is more convenient for you, we are on call 24 hours a day. Our fully equipped office in Hove is conveniently located on Sackville Road and our private chapel of rest means your loved one is never far away.

If you want to prevent your family the stress of having to organise your funeral, we also specialise in arranging pre-paid and pre-planned funerals working with the UKs largest, safest and most trusted funeral plan provider

  • 5 star review  Ben and his team were fantastic and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Ben absolutely understood and delivered to all our requirements (even a last minute one on the day). His communication throughout was fantastic and demeanour on the day was faultless. This meant that we could focus on the celebration of the life our beloved uncle, and not the logistics. Bungards have continued to look after our family for a number of generations now, and remain an excellent choice because of their care, diligence and professionalism. Thank you.

    thumb Graham Howitt
    January 1, 2020

    5 star review  I can only add to all the other 5 star reviews below. Ben and the team were amazing, so kind and helpful giving advice when asked but never pushy. Nothing was too much trouble and my family were always treated with courtesy and patience. I felt my daughter was in safe hands from the moment she was collected until it was time to say goodbye. Catherine the celebrant worked with us to create a moving and very personal service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bungards to anyone.

    thumb Miranda Myers
    December 14, 2019

    5 star review  Impeccable service. All at Bungard were supremely discreet, sympathetic and efficient throughout. The funeral service arrangements themselves were first class. At the outset, we had found ourselves obliged to request the transfer of the deceased from another funeral directors and this was handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

    thumb Ian Hiscock
    November 22, 2019
  • 5 star review  I was very impressed with the courteous and professional demeanor of all of the Bungard staff in dealing with my most recent bereavement. At this sad occasion I have begun a thought process myself and I will be using this family firm for my own funeral when it is time. Thank you once again for your dignity and professionalism. John Proctor RN (Occupational Health Advisor)

    thumb JOHN PROCTOR
    August 27, 2019

    5 star review  This is a really great funeral directors, Ben and his team are so good, they just helped all the time, they care after as well. Top team. Really recommend them, thank you so much x

    thumb Chad Austin
    July 26, 2019