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Four Weddings and THAT funeral… 30 years on

Four Weddings and THAT funeral… 30 years on

Freeman Brothers has been a funeral director serving Sussex and Surrey for almost 170 years. Because we see ourselves as not merely a business, but a part of the Horsham, Crawley, Billingshurst, and Hurstpierpoint communities we are based in, we like to discuss death...

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024

Freeman Brothers was first established as a funeral director in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855. The company remains independent and family-run, with the sixth generation of the Freeman family now working within the business. There are also now three further offices...

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024

Funeral choices: what can you do in advance?

Freeman Brothers was first established as a funeral director in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855. The company remains independent and family-run – the sixth generation of the Freeman family recently joined full-time – and now has a further three offices across the county...

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024

Available Support for Children’s Funerals

Freeman Brothers has been carrying out funerals in Sussex and Surrey since 1855. As long-established as Funeral Directors, we understand the common questions people have around funerals. After years of service to our local communities, we feel part of our role is to...

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024

Music for Funerals: what’s appropriate?

Freeman Brothers was first established as a funeral director in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855. The company now has a further three offices across the county – in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – and continues to provide funeral services to residents of...

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Can I arrange my own funeral in advance?

Freeman Brothers operates its own prepaid funeral plans whereby the funeral can be paid for at current prices, with no further expenditure, regardless of the date of the eventual death. For more information, please visit our prepaid funeral plans section.

What do I need to do to plan a funeral?

The first few days following a death seem to consist of an endless succession of decisions, along with a great deal of paperwork. Freeman Brothers can help you through the practicalities, with factual information and guidance regarding registration, arranging the funeral and any relevant legal matters. Please visit our Planning A Funeral section for more information.

How can I cope with bereavement?

Different individuals respond to loss in different ways. If you are struggling with bereavement, we have a dedicated section of our website that offers advice and links to various charities and support networks. Please visit our Bereavement Information section for more information.