Local, family run, independent funeral director in Broomfield covering Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.

What makes us different?


Secure Haven Funeral Directors do not make any apologies about locating our facility to be close to those that may need our service. We do not think that your only option in organizing your funerals should be on the busy High Street in view of others. With excellent parking, bus, and road accessibility we can offer a new option to those that prefer a peaceful, dignified yet welcoming atmosphere that may have not been possible previously.

At Secure Haven we strive to give control of funeral costing to the family. By bespoking our packages with all details provided, the family can decide on how much or little they require for that special day.

Our mission at Secure Haven Funeral Directors is to make everyone that passes through our doors feel very welcome and most of all heard. From our own experiences we have specifically and carefully designed our arrangement room to be a space where families can feel relaxed. We understand how difficult it is to visit with us at your time of loss, but we have created a tranquil environment to make those important decisions.

When you visit with us we will always take time to chat over a cup of tea or coffee with a biscuit or cake! Just tell us the way you like it!

Through personal experience of assisting people with dementia and their relatives, we have an on-going commitment to be A Dementia Friend – our facilities are fully accessible by all and the surroundings designed to ensure our space is comfortable for everyone.

Whilst you come to us to visit your loved one in our Chapel of Rest we offer several lighting options for that special occasion. You can choose from soft lighting to candle light with music if you wish giving the perfect environment to say final farewells.

Once your loved one is brought into our care, be assured that they will remain here always. Unlike many larger and national companies, we promise that your loved one will stay with us until the funeral.

We believe that your loved one should receive all the dignity due to them at this time, so we designed our funeral home to include a clinically approved and highest standard mortuary facility on site.

Secure Haven Funeral Directors are the only UK based funeral director with its own private in-house urn storage facility. Once we have collected your loved one’s ashes we will store them in a private oak niche so that they remain safe and dignified whilst you continue to make those important decisions once the funeral has taken place. These niches can be visited; personalized with a letter or photograph until you are ready for the next step on your journey.

All our rooms are air conditioned to provide the perfect environment for your visit to us always.

As we are not on a busy high street, Secure Haven Funeral Directors have free and accessible ample off-street parking at the rear of our facility in Court Road so that your visit with us does not include the stress of finding a suitable space, often a problem when visiting the high street.

Our beautiful Cocker Spaniel, Otis, has been on hand to help many families during their time of loss and by prior arrangement he can be here with you, your children and family to offer that extra special experience that only he can provide!

As Grief Recovery Specialists we offer a complimentary session to help our families through any form of loss and not just bereavement of a loved one. We will work via one to one sessions to assist and help them through your grief.

Although we pride ourselves on our arranging room and facilities we fully understand that many families may not wish, or be able, to attend here at Broomfield. We will always be available to make the funeral arrangements and wishes at the comfort of your home or other venue during and outside of office hours.

In Essex alone, we are the only funeral directors to offer this non-service option that can accommodate a budget or personal wish to have a celebration of life either before or after the funeral itself. Although non-attended, we always transport the coffin via our private ambulance; attend the service dressed in formal funeral attire, enter the crematorium’s chapel, and place the coffin on the catafalque before respectfully closing the curtain and departing. We will always instruct the family on the exact date, time and crematorium location offering them the chance to have their own personal private farewell at that moment.

We work closely with our local Green Burial grounds and, with our own range of environmentally friendly and biodegradable ashes urns we can cater for that perfect green burial option.

Secure Haven Funeral Directors work closely with all families of all cultures to honour their specific requests. These may range from visiting the chapel of rest to prepare their loved ones; having open caskets at the service; sourcing of translators or to accommodating the backfilling of the grave at the cemetery.

We have made the decision not to purchase our own funeral vehicles thus allowing us to keep our costs, and yours, reduced by hiring in from a team of professional carriage masters who provide a fleet of Jaguar or Mercedes hearse and limousines.  Alternative options available i.e. horse drawn carriages; motorcycle hearse and even a bus!

We can provide a full service to people with a disability by providing a bespoke mobility vehicle which accommodates a wheelchair user and 3 other family members so that no one is travelling alone whilst attending the funeral. Our bespoke mobility vehicle can become part of the funeral cortege if preferred.

With funeral costs our primary concern and the ever-increasing wish for charitable donations instead, uniquely, we, offer a silk floral tribute to be placed upon the coffin thus reducing costs yet offering the dignity your loved one deserves.

Cheryl, our Managing Director, has sourced the globe to provide the perfect solutions to all your post cremation products that are available to view when you visit

We understand that funerals can, and often are, a financial burden so apart from offering packages for all budgets we offer several payment plan methods which we can discuss with you at this difficult time.

Working together with Golden Charter all our bespoke packages can be created as a pre-paid funeral plan. We will endeavour to create with you a personalised plan, giving you piece of mind that your funeral wishes are adhered to and financial costs settled.

By visiting our website:  www.securehaven.co.uk/obituary/donation page, we have embraced the next generation for on-line charitable donations where a payment can be made, and a personal message given.