Funeral Services Home

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services have been serving its local community since 1936 with the one constant being our unwavering commitment to the individuals and families that we serve in their time of need.

First Steps

Whilst procedures vary throughout the UK, we will be able to advise you accordingly on what steps to take. It is common that people are unsure of... more
Since 1953, the death of every person dying in England and Wales and the cause thereof must be registered by the Registrar of Births and Deaths. This... more
Do not feel that this has to take place immediately; some families wish to wait until other family members have arrived to say their goodbyes at home... more
Friends and Family Having to tell other people that someone has died is not an easy task and what you say to others will vary depending both on your... more

Funeral Types

A funeral is a ceremony for honouring and respecting the life of a person who has died, and usually involves arrangements for the burial or cremation... more
Often, the deceased will have left information in his/her will concerning what they want to be included in the funeral service (hymns, prayers) and... more
The Cremation service The cremation service can be religious or non-religious or you may choose to have no service at all. Any service that takes... more
Natural burial grounds are the alternative to a traditional cemetery or church yard. They provide a final resting place in a countryside setting and... more
With the rapid growth of relatively cheap and easy travel more and more people go abroad for their holidays, others retire to warmer climes whilst... more

Arranging a Funeral

When you have made your choice we will give you a written estimate of the cost. If, at any stage, you would like to change anything we will help you... more
The selection of a coffin or casket We supply a wide range of coffins and caskets, in a variety of materials and finishes from the most simple to the... more
All of our funeral homes have their own private chapel of rest with the exception of Broomfield. Hopefully this makes visiting loved ones easier,... more
The Cortege The coffin is usually taken to the funeral location in a procession of vehicles known as a cortege. The most popular funeral transport is... more
From a traditional wreath to something more unusual, flowers can be a beautiful personal tribute. Whether you wish to create a bespoke arrangement of... more
Funeral stationery is a simple way of  personalising a funeral and provides an opportunity to create a unique commemoration to the person who has... more
With the assistance of our partner, Funeral Zone, all of those who knew your loved one have the opportunity to pay their respects and reflect on your... more
What to Wear? Funerals are respectful occasions, and part of being respectful is dressing appropriately. What is considered suitable dress for... more
HM CORONERS HM CORONERS – ESSEX & THURROCKHM Coroner’s Office, Seax House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, Essex, CM11QHTelephone: 0333 013... more

After the Funeral

A Lasting Focal Point Your choice for permanent memorialisation provides you and your family a lasting focal point for healing and strength. Whether... more
When arranging the funeral, you may not have been sure of the final resting place for the deceased’s ashes. It may therefore be necessary to make... more
Preserving Funeral Flowers Losing a loved one is hard and the flowers you choose to say farewell are often of great personal significance to you. By... more
The death of a family member or friend can be one of the most traumatic experiences in anyone’s life and many people find it hard to come to terms... more
The loss of someone can be devastating and few are prepared for the impact of emotions afterwards. Bereavement affects people in different ways and... more
Etiquette You may encounter the phrase, “in lieu of flowers, please send donations to…” If the family has requested donations to a specific cause or... more

Funeral Plans

Every funeral involves a large number of decisions about many different aspects which often have to be made during the worst time of someone’s life... more
Planning ahead doesn’t come readily to many, especially when it’s about the inevitable. However, it can not only take away the financial burden for... more
Since 1936, Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services has been handling the funeral arrangements of the Essex community. We have built up an... more
In general most people are reluctant to think about the details of their own funeral which is perfectly understandable as none of us like to consider... more

About us

Welcome to Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services. We are an independent Co-operative Society who has been serving the local community since... more
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services has been the proud winner of numerous awards over the past years, mainly for customer service. This is... more
Following all funerals undertaken by ourselves, we send our clients a brief survey in order to ascertain if we can improve any aspect of our services... more
We are members of the following organisations; National Association of Funeral Directors The NAFD Code of Practice sets out the high standard of... more
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services serving Essex We have offices in Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Danbury, Ingatestone, Writtle, Braintree,... more