Arlesey Funeral Undertakers
Benedict Funeral Directors originally started their funeral business in Arlesey. We lived in Arlesey so it made sense to start our first Undertakers premises in Arlesey. However in 2019 our premises was sold by our Landlord to developers meaning we had to relocate. This led to us acquiring 1 Bedford Road, Henlow which is also referred to as Henlow Camp or Lower Stondon. Our new premises sits right on the roundabout making it very easy to find. We have spent in the region of £80,000 modernising the premises making it second to none. It is now an impressive building with a large meeting room, a mortuary room and Chapel of Rest.
We have over recent years built up a name for ourselves as a funeral directors service that keeps its prices reasonable but still maintains high standards. When customers compare our prices to some of the other funeral companies, the results speak for themselves. Don’t just take our word for it, carry out your own price comparison by phoning around and asking different companies what they charge. In some cases we have been known to save people over £1000.
We are here to help and advise
Being a family run Undertakers brings certain advantages, namely you are assured of our personal touch; total respect, honesty and compassion. Part of that respect is to let you know the options that are available to you in Arlesey; funerals are one off events and they can be relatively simple or very extravagant.
Our promise to you is one of honesty. We will tell you the truth about what your options are. Be assured no matter what you choose, be it simple or extravagant, our respect to you and your loved one will not change, it’s what makes us who we are.
Arlesey Funeral Options
Our funeral home is now in Henlow (on the Henlow Camp / Lower Stondon Roundabout); Our address is 1 Bedford Road, Henlow, SG16 6DR
Arlesey is usually served by one of four Crematoriums:
- Holwell Crematorium which is just outside of Hitchin. Our new premises at Henlow Camp is actually on the same road as this new Crematorium. The Crematorium is called North Herts Memorial Park and Crematorium. It is set back from the road deep into fields. Being a new build it affords a modern peaceful feel to it. It affords users plenty of car parking spaces.
- Stevenage Crematorium, or to give it it’s correct name Harwood Park Crematorium, which is located just outside Stevenage on the Watton Road and rests in its own beautifully landscaped gardens.
- The third crematorium is to be found in Luton; Vale Cemetery & Crematorium. The address is Vale Cemetery & Crematorium, The Vale, Butterfield Green Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8DD. Whilst Luton Crematorium is older than the Stevenage Crematorium, it is beautifully maintained and presented. Luton Council has spent considerable sums of money in rent times up dating the look of this crematorium.
- The fourth crematorium is Bedford Crematorium, located at 104 Norse Road, Bedford, MK41 0RL, for families requiring a slightly larger facility than that offer at Stevenage and Luton; (for funerals whereby a very large amount of people are expected to attend)
Of course cremation is not the only option; there are different cemeteries available for burial (as opposed to being cremated). Benedict funeral Directors are more than happy to discuss this with you. Central Bedfordshire Council, which is the District Authority covering Arlesey, has several cemeteries via it’s local town councils, which includes Arlesey Town Council which has a Cemetery in Hitchin Road.
St. Peter’s Church (Church of England) in Arlesey is a beautiful listed Grade 1 church located in Church Lane Arlesey, SG15 6UX.
Arlesey also has a fine Methodist church on the high street, with off road parking facilities.
We offer a 24 hour service 7 days a week
Call us on 01462 337684
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