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Nick and Karen are the proud owners of Willows Funeral Service in Eastbourne, East Sussex, an independently run family Funeral Directors business.

With 32 years experience in the funeral industry between them, Nick and Karen are also joined by Nick’s brother, Jason.

We are keen to make the funeral business more approachable at what is a very difficult time in peoples lives.

We want people to feel as comfortable as possible and we pride ourselves on our sensitive approach to guiding people through the process. It really is our family looking after your family.

Willows Funeral Service can take care of all aspects of a funeral and they also offer help and advice with pre-paid funeral plans and monumental masonry. Their office, which is at Station Parade in Eastbourne is tastefully decorated in a welcoming and calm manner with a contemporary yet comforting feel.

I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years and I’ve seen some huge changes.

These days families are keen to personalise the funeral of a loved one as much as possible and rightly so. We are family-led in everything we do – we are here to guide families through the process and make it as comfortable as possible for them.

Nick and Karen are also owners of Henfield Funeral Services located in the High Street of Henfield, West Sussex.

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Latest News

Funerals and Coronavirus/COVID-19

As of Monday, 19th July restrictions affecting funeral services in England will no longer apply. Instead, funeral directors and those attending funerals are advised to follow new guidance, which was issued on Monday 19th July 2021.

The key points are:

  • There are no legal limits on the number of people who can attend funerals or commemorative events, however, those attending, arranging or managing such events should consider that it may be harder to manage the risk of spreading Covid-19 if spaces are crowded, and venue operators may choose to set their own limits. 
  • There will be no requirement to stay two metres apart from people you do not live with, and venues are not required to follow social distancing rules.
  • Covid-secure rules, including table service requirements and restrictions on singing, chanting and dancing, have been lifted.
  • Face coverings will no longer be required by law in any setting. However the government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas.  Please bear in mind that infections are increasing, so we are going to be sensible and continue with masks where ever possible.

Temporary dividers and screens for vehicles
We will keep in place our limousine screens dividers to protect our staff & our families. We feel our families will feel safer with a screen in place while travelling.

If you should have any questions or require any guidance on the above then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01273 494688.

Funeral Planner of the year award

Winner Golden Charter Funeral PlannerWe have had some fantastic news today to say we have won the Funeral Planner of the Year award for the South East England area for 2020.

We are now members of SAIF
The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors.

By choosing a SAIF member, bereaved families can be assured of a compassionate, professional approach, under pinned by our industry leading Code of Practice.

Nick and the SAIF President, Paul Bowley