Back to Top

Selsdon & District Funeral Service

Selsdon & District Funeral Service.jpg
204 Addington Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR2 8LD
204 Addington Road South Croydon England CR2 8LD GB

Michael Wort and Gary Morriss are the two funeral directors here, supported by Sue who holds the fort when they are out of the branch. Both Michael and Gary hold the Diploma in Funeral Directing and the licence to practice issued by the British Institute of Funeral Directors, (Selsdon & District are the only undertakers in the area to hold the licence). Both men have decades in the funeral business, Gary is a third-generation funeral director who has been working in funerals for over 40 years, while Michael has been in the funeral profession for more than 20 years. They are both well known locally and devoted to serving the community in which they live and work.

Established in 2001, Selsdon and District is a fairly recent addition to the Rowland Brothers Group and very much operates as a stand-alone business. The premises in Addington Road retain the original décor, with a light filled reception area and an arranging room laid out like a sitting room with comfortable sofas. Paperwork is done in the office, ensuring that the staff can give full attention to discussing funeral arrangements without being distracted by phone calls or e-mails.

Further back there is a chapel of rest, and behind the scenes there is the mortuary area, with parking at the rear if need be. (When funerals take place, the coffin is placed on the hearse at the back of the building rather than in full view of passers-by unlike other companies nearby).

Specific Gravity

Selsdon & District has for years provided a personal, quality funeral service for the people of the local area, and they are sensitive to the needs of families of limited means – they never compromise, despite their very reasonable charges, the service that you receive will be the absolute best, with the same level of personal service from Gary, Michael and Sue no matter what your circumstances.

What's Important?

Being part of the community and providing a dedicated personal service is what underpins both Gary and Michael’s approach to their work. They support local charities and community organisations, and do their best to source all services and products locally. “We choose to do business with people we trust,” they say. This close local connection enables them to build strong, personal relationships that in turn lead to them being able to provide individual, sensitive service when it is needed.

What's Different?

Words often used to describe Selsdon and District’s service tell you just how they are perceived by the families they’ve helped; ‘kindness’, ‘care’, ‘safe and supported’, ‘patience’, ‘sensitivity’ – all the qualities that the very best funeral directors need to have to be able to serve families well.

They are fiercely proud of their independent status – this from their website: All our attention is concentrated on satisfying the needs of our clients. We are not distracted or bound by corporate rules; we are flexible and responsive to your needs. This is our business. Our neighbourhood is your neighbourhood, this is where we live and work. When you need us we’ll be here. Large concerns answer to shareholders, we answer to you.”

Services
  • Your first call will be answered by Gary, Michael or Sue. After hours it will be David Collins you speak to.
  • Home visits – yes, just ask.
  • Same sex person to wash and dress? Yes, again, just ask. People brought into Selsdon & District’s care are routinely bathed and have their hair washed before they are placed into their coffins. If you want to be involved or to do this yourself, let your funeral arranger know.
  • Embalming? Not conducted as a matter of course, but recommended if you want to spend time with the person who has died in the Chapel of Rest or at home. The procedure will be explained to you and you will be asked to sign a document giving permission to carry out this invasive procedure.
  • Ethnic specialism? Gary and Michael are experienced in all kinds of funeral and serve all denominations and non-religious families with the same care and support.
  • Home arranged funerals – absolutely, they are happy to support families who want to care for their dead relative at home, and to provide as much or as little advice and assistance as is needed.
  • Local celebrants – Gary, Michael and Sue know their local celebrants well, and will suggest the person they feel most suitable to help you. They have a list of all local celebrants, but have some favourites who they can recommend with certainty that you will receive an excellent service.
  • Vehicles – Selsdon & District use the Rowland Brothers fleet of two hearses and three limousines. These are currently Fords, but these are likely to be changed to different models soon.
  • Website – Comprehensive information on the website.
  • Client support – Superb and ongoing as long as you need it through the Rowland Brothers Bereavement Aftercare.
  • Money matters – Exceptionally good value for money, a high-class service for several thousand pounds less than nearby corporate funeral directors. Prices are currently not displayed online but will be shortly – a recent price reduction delayed the introduction of online pricing.
  • Parking – There is space at the rear of the premises if you can’t find a parking space nearby.
Remarks

Selsdon & District has the gravitas of a long-established business that knows exactly how to serve families in the best way, but the forward-looking flexibility of a small family run undertaking. Gary and Michael are clearly dedicated to serving the people of Selsdon and the surrounding areas to the very best of their ability, at reasonable and fair prices.

Selsdon & District Funeral Service.jpg 3 weeks ago
Showing 1 result
Rowland Brothers.jpg
32 Central Parade, New Addington CR0 0JD 5.92 km
44 High Street Purley CR8 2AA 3.82 km
434 Limpsfield Road, Warlingham CR6 9LG 5.38 km
9 The Parade, Old Coulsdon CR5 1EH 3.95 km
297 – 303 Whitehorse Road, Croydon CR0 2HR, United Kingdom 3.2 km
Phone: 0800 0789 636 (Whitehorse Road), 020 8660 5547 (Purley), 01737 555 202 (Old Coulsdon), 01883 623 067 (Warlingham), 01689 842 046 (New Addington) A selection of quite the nicest, most personable and knowledgeable people make up the staff of this highly respected funeral director company, an...
A & J Morriss.JPG
343 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 6RG, United Kingdom 4.27 km
15, The Broadway, Plough Lane, Croydon CR0 4QR 5.56 km
Part of the Rowland Brothers Group, A & J Morriss is an independent, family run business with all the attributes that brings. Funerals are supported by the Rowland Brothers fleet and staff, and back office administrative support frees the Morriss staff members to devote themselves to the fami...
Poppy's Funerals.jpg
The Gatehouse, Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0BY 12.47 km
Poppy Mardall and her colleagues Isabel, Kate, Rosanna and Philippa. Poppy, a fine-arts graduate, started the company after leaving her previous role as deputy director at Sotheby’s to work out how to do something with her life that was ‘meaningful and frontline’. Personal experience had led her ...
Colin Fisher Funeral Directors.jpg
109 Cotmandene Crescent, Orpington, near Bromley, Kent BR5 2RB 13.32 km
Now part of the Rowland Brothers Group, Colin Fisher Funeral Directors is an independent, family run business with all the attributes that brings. Funerals are supported by the Rowland Brothers fleet and staff, and back office administrative support frees Colin to devote himself to the families h...
Andrew Johnson.jpg
156 Plumstead Common Road, Plumstead, London. SE18 2UL 18 km
Andrew Johnson. Andrew hasn’t always been a funeral director, but he’s felt drawn to being one ever since he worked for one when he was a teenager. He set up his business in 2011 when he left the Army. He has a Masters degree in forensic psychology. When he’s not working, Andrew...
Leverton & Sons.jpg
212 Eversholt Street, London, London Borough of Camden NW1 1BD, United Kingdom 21.72 km
149 Kentish Town Road NW1 8PD 26.89 km
Gospel Oak - 164, Malden Road NW5 4BS 24.01 km
Hampstead 181 Haverstock Hill NW3 4QS 26.88 km
Golders Green - 624, Finchley Road NW11 7RR 23.04 km
Finchley Road NW11 7RR 23.86 km
TEL: Eversholt Street: 020 7387 6075, Golders Green: 020 8455 4992, Gospel Oak: 020 7485 1969, Hampstead: 020 7586 4221, Kentish Town: 020 7485 1266, Muswell Hill: 020 8444 5753 The Leverton family has been arranging funerals for people in this part of London since 1789. Yes, they’re now into the...
O'Dwyer Funeral Directors.png
137, Little Ealing Lane, Ealing W5 4EJ 24.35 km
O’Dwyer Funeral Directors is a first generation business and proud of it. It belongs to Don O’Dwyer, and it is Don who will look after you and your family, and Don who will care for the person who has died. We visited the premises just two weeks after the doors opened for the first time, and a fe...
Compassionate Funerals.jpg
89a Aldersbrook Road, London E12 5DG, United Kingdom 24.9 km
Hasina Zaman and Allistair Anderson. A former teacher, lecturer and artist, Hasina founded the company back in 2012 when she perceived a need for a completely different type of funeral service for the diverse community of East London where she had lived and worked for over 20 years. “We saw a lac...
Harrison Funeral Home.jpg
22 Highgate Hill N19 5NL 0 km
201 Forest Road E17 6HE 0 km
TEL: Enfield: 0208 819 3465 — Winchmore Hill: 0208 819 3464 — Walthamstow: 0208 819 3456 — Highgate: 0208 819 3268 Harrison’s is relatively new and increasingly successful business founded in Enfield in 2008 by Mark Catchpole and named in memory of his Mum, whose maiden name was...
Showing 1 - 20 of 77 results