Chelmsford Star Co-operative belongs to its members, whilst our members belong to the communities in which we serve. 

They should actively participate in the running of the Society, through forums and elections, and support the ethical and co-operative values that underpin our business. In return, they will share in our successes via a share of our profits, and through special member discount events.

A share account can be opened for just £1

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Charity of the Year

Each spring we ask our employees to vote for their preferred Charity of the Year. The name of the charity with the most votes is then announced at our annual general meeting.  For 2014/15 we have chosen to sponsor The J’s Hospice.

Celebrating its 10th birthday, this charity delivers age-appropriate hospice and respite for young adults with life limiting conditions in Essex.

During the year we will support our chosen charity not only by raising funds from events and initiatives but also by helping them raise awareness.

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News & Events

We have a team entering The J's Hospice Pedal For The J's event on Sunday 3rd May. 

Emily Smith (Marketing Department), Paul...

If you are currently considering a new bed then the ‘quadrant’ department stores have probably one of the best ranges of product and price in the area. 


The Anglo European School in Ingatestone has just run its second enterprise day for its 6th Year 9 students, which has got them all buzzing with excitement. The aim of the event was to...

Bereavement Counselling

Our funeral division has just set up a free counselling service from our Danbury branch. The Danbury branch has held regular bereavement and aftercare support groups for over 7 years, and recognises that some clients have a need for more specific and in-depth counselling. Award winning colleague, Jill Rushbrook, Family Liaison Officer from the Society’s Danbury funeral branch has a background in bereavement counselling and is now able to offer a personalised bereavement counselling service.

Community Boost

We like to support other local and independent businesses where we can, and the following are no exception. Each have generously offered our members (when spending over £10 at their nearest store) an exclusive deal.

To find out which of our outlets are currently running each deal, call 0800 2540404.

Some terms and conditions/ exclusions may apply.

Active Anywhere Personal & Group Training, Danbury - Complimentary Consultation and 10% OFF

Burial or Crematium

The choice between burial and cremation is a very personal one and may be influenced by many factors, such as family tradition, religion or the wishes of the person who has died.

The most common form of burial is in a churchyard or cemetery. Subject to local regulations and availability, you normally have the choice between using a new or existing grave. 


A keepsake is something kept, or given, in memory of somebody. It really can be anything, a photograph, jewellery, an ornament or even a lock of hair (a bit macabre, but very popular in Victorian times). We can advise and organise numerous keepsakes, some are very beautiful and some are very garish, some are amazing, and others are out of this world (literally).

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