Not looking for a traditional black hearse?

If you don’t want a traditional hearse for yours or your loved one’s funeral, then some of these might be of interest to you. Did your loved one have a particular hobby or love in life? Perhaps they loved VW campers, buses, or motorcycles. Maybe they were huge fans of Only Fools and Horses! Although […]

Have you considered an indoor mausoleum?

Brightwater Memorial Park is the UK’s first private, indoor mausoleum and it is close by in Orpington, Kent. The mausoleum is a modern, uplifting alternative to regular cemeteries and crematoria. Inspired by centuries-old traditions, realised in an elegant, contemporary style, this is a place where departed loved ones can be celebrated as well as commemorated. […]

How to cope with Christmas when you’re grieving

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Christmas. Some of you reading this will be facing your first Christmas alone and wondering how you’re going to cope. Others will be wondering whether they’re going to cope this time.  Many people will notice a person shaped hole in their heart many years after the loss.  Equally […]

Secure Haven COVID-19 Update

Secure Haven’s latest COVID-19 update: Here at Secure Haven, we are extremely aware of families’ concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the impending effects. As ever, we will always be transparent and honest in our approach to providing information regarding funeral services. As many of you are aware, the Government has announced its intentions to […]

Masonic Funeral Plans, Funeral Wishes and Price Guarantee

Direct Cremation Services

Many Masons across the country rightfully believe that our secrets and ceremonies are the foundations of Masonic Life. Over the years, Secure Haven Funeral Directors have had the privilege to arrange and assist the funerals of many local freemasons and our owner Paul Yarwood, a mason himself, decided to help those that wish to plan […]

A Secure Haven Direct Cremation is so much more than direct!

  Why our direct cremation service is different:   We’re a face to face company, not a call centre. We will look after your loved one with us at our funeral home in Broomfield, Chelmsford. We will advise you of the date, time and location of the committal. We add the addition personal touches that […]

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Funeral Guidelines

Traditional Funeral Service

  Our Government has set funeral directors strict public health guidelines in the care of families and the deceased and at Secure Haven Funeral Directors (SHFD) we believe in transparency so that families are aware of the following protocols when dealing with this scenario should it arise. Prior to arrival at a private residence, Care […]

Welcome to our new website!!

We now have a fresh new website! We hope you can easily find everything that you are looking for. We always welcome your comments and will do everything we can to make the site accessible, clear and simple to use.

Useful information to prevent junk mail

Bespoke Funeral Service

Useful information from Martin Lewis on This Morning. When a loved one dies amongst the difficulty of dealing with both grief and the financial burden of dealing with the funeral arrangements, there is a large administrative task of informing companies to stop sending upsetting mail and phones calls for the deceased. To help you prevent […]

Helping people to deal with bereavement

When a friend or relative is dealing with bereavement, we may feel a bit useless, not sure how to act around them or what to do to help them. At times we can get too “positive” in a desire to help them get through this stage in their lives. Or we may avoid them altogether, […]