Direct cremation – when is it the ‘right’ choice?

There have been several conversations on social media recently about direct cremation. Many of these have been prompted by Carolyn Harris MP, a long-time campaigner on issues around death and funeral benefits, who discussed her own late father’s recent funeral in positive terms and described it as a ‘direct cremation’. Here, Freeman Brothers’ Manager, Abi […]

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in 1855.  The company now has four offices across West Sussex – in Billingshurst, Crawley, Horsham, and Hurstpierpoint – and continues to serve the communities it is based in with compassion and expertise.  The organisation supports the UK’s annual Dying Matters Awareness Week, which takes place in May.  […]

National Day of Reflection – a year since lockdown began

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex in 1855.  The company now has further offices across the county – in Billingshurst, Crawley, and Hurstpierpoint – and employs local people who relish serving their communities.  Today, Becky takes the opportunity to reflect on the events of the past year, as the UK […]

Finding Alice – is there fact within the fiction?

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in 1855.  The original Horsham office remains the company’s main base, with further branches now open in Billingshurst, Crawley, and Hurstpierpoint.  With over 165 years of experience, the business is a great source of expertise, with the team members’ interest in funerals extending into popular culture.  Jennifer Bolt […]

Mother’s Day: thinking beyond cards and flowers

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex in 1855.  The company now has a further three offices across the county – in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – and remains independent and family-run.  This weekend, the UK celebrates Mother’s Day so Community Co-ordinator, Becky, provides some background, in addition to a message […]

A joint celebration of World Book Day and International Women’s Day

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855. Today, the company has further offices across the county – in Billingshurst, Crawley, and Hurstpierpoint – and enjoys a positive reputation for engaging with the local communities. With World Book Day and International Women’s Day about to take place, Funeral Support Assistant, […]

Celebrating two years in Hurstpierpoint – competition time!

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855.  The company is now operated by the fifth generation of the family to run the business, and has further offices in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint.  As the organisation’s newest branch celebrates two years in Hurstpierpoint, a competition is launching in a bid […]

Creating engaging funeral services online

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex in 1855.  The company now has further offices across the county – in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – and employs staff from a range of backgrounds.  Community Co-Ordinator, Becky, initially established a career in events management, having completed a BA in the subject at […]

Welcoming the Year of the Ox

First established in Horsham in 1855, Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors is the town’s longest-serving business!  The company now has further offices across West Sussex – in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – thereby serving an increasingly diverse population.  With this in mind, the team believe it’s important to widen their perspective on cultural backgrounds – Community […]

Planning events for 2021

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855.  The company now has further offices in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint, and with over 165 years of experience, remains a family-run business today.  With many challenges presented during 2020, it’s clear that 2021 is going to be different again.  Much of the […]