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

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Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society is hosting a marquee for its Essex Producers at this year’s Festival of Food and Drink to be held at the Cressing Temple near Witham on the 19th...

The Co-operative Hullbridge (part of Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society) recently closed for a few days to enable the refit team to make some substantial changes to the internal look of the...


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Our Funeral division has been the proud winner of numerous awards over the past years, mainly for customer service. This is a very difficult category to win due to its popularity; therefore our achievements are all the more special and pay tribute to the team.

Co-operative Development

Why set up a Co-operative?

Co-operatives are a means for people collectively to 'do it for themselves', whether responding to a market opportunity, or meeting a need that would not be otherwise met by the private or public sector. They engage people in their own solutions and enable members to share the risks and development costs of the business. They also draw from the knowledge, skills and expertise that diverse members bring.


Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Ltd is a locally owned employer in the mid Essex Area.

We employ in excess of 850 people within our 4 trading divisions, Food, Department Stores, Travel, Funerals and our Head Office function.

The Society has a wide range of Job opportunities, with flexible working patterns, and we are committed to supplying training opportunities for our workforce.  Many courses are available, including bespoke courses and National qualifications in our accredited centre.



Useful Contacts



HM Coroners Office, Newbridge House, 60-68 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OPD
Tel: 01245 506837 (Daily Team) – 01245 506838 (Inquest Team)
Fax: 01245 506839 or 01245 506840
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm – Monday – Friday.

Coroner’s Officers – Mr. S.D. Parfrey & Mr. J.R. Pheby
Administration – Mrs. D.J. Frost


Charity of the Year

Since 2006, Chelmsford Star Co-operative has supported a different local charity each year to be the focus for staff fund raising. Over this time through a variety of initiatives and events, we have raised over £217,000 which has benefited the Essex Air Ambulance, Helen Rollason Heal Cancer, Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support,  Families InFocus(Essex), Canine Partners and Essex Dementia Care. This year we are working with The J's Hospice registered charity number 1099562.

Membership Scheme - Terms and Conditions


The Society means Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Limited. 220 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0LS, telephone 01245 216900, and its successors and assignees.  The Society web address is

Membership card (formerly Starcard) means a Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society chip and pin and swipe card issued to a member (the primary cardholder) or secondary cardholder under this agreement - the Chelmsford Star Membership Card.

Our Funeral Homes

Serving Chelmsford, Danbury, Ingatestone, Writtle, Braintree, Great Dunmow and surrounding areas, our professional team of staff is here to help and support families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Funeral Home
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services
6 Clare Road
Essex, CM7 2PA

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