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 still the hearse and the funeral director will offer additional cars for transporting family members.

Booking your transport

Prior to the day of the funeral you will need to consider what sort of transport you want. Here are some questions you may need to consider;

  • Whether you would prefer a motor or horse drawn hearse. An additional hearse may also be required to carry the flowers.
  • How many limousines will be needed (most can carry six people)
  • What colour limousines?
  • Where would you like the cortege to leave from?
  • Would you like it to take a special route?
  • Where will you return to?
  • Will you require wheelchair access

Our Jaguar XJS Fleet

Our own Funeral fleet consists of a fleet of Executive Jaguar XJS which we chose for their quality and refinement and we felt they offered the best specification for our families. The limousines are finished in dove grey leather, and boasts ample room for 6 passengers with full climate control for comfort.

The limousine hearse is simply a tradition and you can take the coffin to the funeral in any vehicle that you choose and there is now a wide range of vehicles for this journey

Horse Drawn

In addition to our motor fleet, Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services can also offer the traditional Horse-drawn hearse and mourning coach driven by fully qualified and experienced coachmen. The Horse-drawn is available with either Black Friesions (Belgian Blacks), or White Hearse and White Horses. These beautiful and majestic horses are available in teams of two, four and six all adorned in typical funeral attire.

Other Funeral Hearse Options

We appreciate that people's lifestyles should be reflected in their funeral service and for those who have a passion for something specific the following vehicles may suit;

  • Vintage Austin Hearse
  • Motorcycle and Sidecar Hearse
  • Motorised Trike Hearse
  • Vintage Lorries
  • VW Hearse
  • 4 x 4 Hearse
  • Double Decker Hearse
  • Hearses in White, Pink and Green

We can accommodate whatever your transport requirements are and are happy to discuss them at any time.