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Our weekly articles, written by in-house experts, offer advice, information and updates about our industry.

Five Options For Home Garden Ashes Memorials

Five Options For Home Garden Ashes Memorials

Freeman Brothers was first established as a funeral director in Horsham, West Sussex in 1855. In 2022, the company – which now has further offices in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – has seen many trends for funerals come and go. We’re now often asked what...

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Celebrity deaths: why do they affect us?

Celebrity deaths: why do they affect us?

Freeman Brothers has been based in Horsham since 1855 and, as Funeral Directors in local communities throughout West Sussex, serves bereaved people with kindness and professionalism. However, the company also feels it has a remit in discussing wider issues around...

Processing The Emotions Of Grief

Processing The Emotions Of Grief

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors has been arranging funeral services for over 165 years. Since 1855, staff at our branches in Horsham, Billingshurst, Crawley, and Hurstpierpoint have offered advice on all aspects of funeral arrangement for both cremation and...

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2022

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2022

Freeman Brothers was first established as a funeral director in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855. The company now has three further offices across the county, in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint. With many decades of experience in supporting bereaved people, the...

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Can I arrange my own funeral in advance?

Freeman Brothers operates its own Pre-payment Scheme 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 Pre-payment 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.