Rowland Brothers Purley

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Rowland Brothers Purley, London, funeral director in London

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Rowland Brothers specialises in providing bespoke funeral arrangement services that meet the needs of those in the Purley area.

Latest Verified Reviews

Paul Newland 30th Apr 2019

Always friendly and helpful when we were organising the funeral, with plenty of ideas and suggestions to assist in our planning when needed. Efficient turn around of printed materials (invites, orders of service). On the actual day of funeral, we were contated prior to confirm arrangements and could not fault the Rowland Brothers staff who attended the funeral (palbearers / funeral cortege). They were all respectful and well presented.

Juliana Ryan 24th Mar 2019

As soon as I entered Rowland Brothers I knew I had made the right choice with a family business. Sophie’s calm and compassionate manner helped sooth my distress at having to arrange my sister’s funeral. She listened carefully to the sort of funeral I wanted and had everthing at her fingertips to show me my options without being in the slightest way pushy to pile on extras. When I gave her the name of a recommended humanist for the service she immediately downloaded and printed information about her for me. Likewise when I told her my sister wanted her ashes taken to Malta she presented me with the relevant customs papers. The list of venues for the wake within a reasonable distance of the cremstorium was invaluable- I visited several till I found the perfect bright and airy place we needed. The recommended florist did a beautiful job of the flowers for the casket. Everything was booked that very day with an option to make a final decision on the casket after discussing it with family. Subsequent phone calls were always treated with patience and curtesy. On the day everything was carried out with perfect presision  and attentiveness allowing me to relax in the knowledge that I was in the hands of a truly professional service. I even got advice on the best way to transport the ashes abroad! 

Sharon Quezada 18th Mar 2019

Very professional and caring, at a time of great sadness, Rowland Brothers guided us through the whole process with great consideration, were so helpful and kind, and on the day of the Funeral ensured everything ran smoothly, I highly recommend to anyone needing this service.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
44 High Street
Purley
London
CR8 2AA

About Us

Since 1873, Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors & Memorial Masons have helped those from around Purley and the surrounding area prepare and plan for their loved one’s funerals. Still very much a family-run firm, they’re experienced at providing funeral arrangement services that meet your needs and the wishes of your loved one.

When you rely on Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors & Memorial Masons, you benefit from their six peaceful chapels, quiet rest areas, four arranging rooms, a state-of-the-art mortuary, Hindu and Muslim washing facilities, and a full fleet of funeral vehicles.

Whether you require a simple, traditional, religious or any other type of funeral, they have the necessary experience to tend to your needs. Even repatriation, exhumation and other specialist services are offered.

For more information on the services that they provide, contact Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors & Memorial Masons today.

Latest Obituaries

Ernest Michael Poyiadzi

Nov 1927 - May 2019

Sunday Ude Nnachi

Jul 1936 - Apr 2019

Rosemary Holland

Jun 1933 - Apr 2019

Carol Newland

Mar 2019

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Paul Newland 30th Apr 2019

    Always friendly and helpful when we were organising the funeral, with plenty of ideas and suggestions to assist in our planning when needed. Efficient turn around of printed materials (invites, orders of service). On the actual day of funeral, we were contated prior to confirm arrangements and could not fault the Rowland Brothers staff who attended the funeral (palbearers / funeral cortege). They were all respectful and well presented.

  • 5 Juliana Ryan 24th Mar 2019

    As soon as I entered Rowland Brothers I knew I had made the right choice with a family business. Sophie’s calm and compassionate manner helped sooth my distress at having to arrange my sister’s funeral. She listened carefully to the sort of funeral I wanted and had everthing at her fingertips to show me my options without being in the slightest way pushy to pile on extras. When I gave her the name of a recommended humanist for the service she immediately downloaded and printed information about her for me. Likewise when I told her my sister wanted her ashes taken to Malta she presented me with the relevant customs papers. The list of venues for the wake within a reasonable distance of the cremstorium was invaluable- I visited several till I found the perfect bright and airy place we needed. The recommended florist did a beautiful job of the flowers for the casket. Everything was booked that very day with an option to make a final decision on the casket after discussing it with family. Subsequent phone calls were always treated with patience and curtesy. On the day everything was carried out with perfect presision  and attentiveness allowing me to relax in the knowledge that I was in the hands of a truly professional service. I even got advice on the best way to transport the ashes abroad! 

  • 5 Sharon Quezada 18th Mar 2019

    Very professional and caring, at a time of great sadness, Rowland Brothers guided us through the whole process with great consideration, were so helpful and kind, and on the day of the Funeral ensured everything ran smoothly, I highly recommend to anyone needing this service.

  • 5 Joy Assa-Darko 4th Mar 2019

    I was just about to send an email expressing my appreciation for the excellent service my family and I recieved from the very first meeting with Sophie at our home to the burial.We felt confident that Kofi was in very safe hands.The respect accorded to Kofi was touching eg Sophie knocking at the chapel door before we entered for viewing.The good relstionship between Rowlands and Christchurch made the process seamless.. Once again please acceot my heartfelt thanks

  • 5 Martin D'Mello 4th Feb 2019

    What can I/we say apart from the fact that all the staff connected with our mothers' respective funeral services were superb. So caring and professional and a special Thanks to Sophie Clarke. Mum would have been proud.

  • 5 Jan Beatens 30th Mar 2018

    I would like to say a Big thank you to Pippa for helping us through this sad time. She treated us with kindness and sympathy. As though we were the only important ones. Very professional. Thanks to Pippa and Jenny Gibbs support, my Mums Funeral service went very respectfully.

  • 5 Paul Tebbutt 10th Mar 2018

    Very easy to deal with and understating professional gave us excellent advice and guidance, thanks,Paul 

  • 4 Gary Heard-White 7th Feb 2018

    All very good, except a mismatch with the date the body was available.

  • 5 Terry McAlpin 29th Jan 2018

    Rowland Bros.were excellent.

  • 4 Felix Noel Corteling 25th Jan 2018

    The service provided was good, although the time allowed for the journey was poor. Will recommend.

  • 5 Anne Seaman 23rd Dec 2017

    From the moment we met with Pippa , Sophie and Rob , we knew that they were the right people to look after our loved one. They kept us informed of everything and were happy to help with advice but not intrusive. We cannot thank them enough for helping us through this sad time.

  • 5 Angela Fulker 3rd Nov 2017

    Sophie and Pippa were wonderful nothing to much trouble ensured the funeral went as smooth as it could. Always quick to answer any query or question. They made the whole process much easier to deal with at such an awful time. Thanks you.

  • 5 John Burgess 27th Oct 2017

    Rowland Bros did everything very well indeed. Beyond that, when I kept modifying the Order of Service, they just got on with it cheerfully and never complained. And, with the printers, they took initiatives that made the result better than I had envisaged.

  • 5 Yvette Hopley 25th Sep 2017

    I have used Rowland Brothers as funeral directors for a number of members of my family. They have always been professional and sympathetic during very difficult times. Nothing was too much trouble and Sophie and all other members of the staff in the weeks leading up to the funeral. It has been helpful knowing that we had the support of Rowland Brothers in laying Brian to rest.

  • 5 Lynda Savigar 15th Sep 2017

    Truly professional from start to finish. Would highly recommend

  • 5 Bill Shayler 8th Sep 2017

    I cannot thank Rowland Brothers enough for all the support I had. Great big thank you to the Purley team in helping and giving so much support in all the arrangements.

  • 5 Michael Steward 27th Aug 2017

    We were very pleased with the helpful and thoughtful service provided by Pippa throughout the process. The arrangements all worked well on the day.

  • 5 Bill Burey 20th Aug 2017

    Pippa and her team have been so helpful the whole way and made what was a very sad and difficult time so much easier. The whole team have been professional, caring and ensured that every request and need was taken care of. I would like to say a huge thank you to Pippa and the rest of the team that looked after us

  • 5 Ana Robinson 12th Aug 2017

    Everyone at Rowlands were superb and I want to say a massive thank you to Pippa, her care for mum and us was second to none, she is one remarkable lady & from start to finish was so attentive & caring. Having her at mums funeral was a huge comfort to me. She was amazing. Thank you all. 

  • 5 Stephanie Cattermole 5th Aug 2017

    We returned to Rowland Brothers in Purley as we were so impressed by their handling of our mother's funeral - and we weren't disappointed. They handled everything with sympathy, empathy and professionalism and made what is a very difficult process as easy as it could be. Their communication was first class and they created an atmosphere of trust in which no question or detail was too trivial to be handled with care and courtesy. The funeral itself was everything we had hoped for and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you to all involved.

  • 5 Christine Healey 1st Aug 2017

    Rowland Brothers have been so helpful and kind to me and my family during this tragic time. I have had no experience in dealing with the death of a loved one and needed support and help this was on offer at all times and nothing was too much trouble. All the staff at Rowland Brothers treated me with respect and sympathy, from the very beginning when I initially contacted Rowland Brothers. Pippa at the Purley office was so caring and patient with me she talked me through everything. The day of the funeral went so well, the team were professional I didn't have to worry about anything. I would highly recommend Rowland Brothers to anyone and everyone. Thank you to everyone at Rowland Brothers

  • 5 Dale Marlow 18th Jul 2017

    from start to finish you took care in the most precious thing to our baby daughter and you made sure that she had the best send off possible and nothing was too much. Thank you Dale and Michelle

  • 5 Daniel Kelberman 13th Jul 2017

    Excellent and very considerate service from Pippa, Sophie and all at Rowland Brothers. They dealt with all our needs sympathetically and professionally. 

  • 5 Andrew Baker 2nd Jul 2017

    Sadly I lost two clients and friends in a six-week period, and Rowland Brothers were the selected funeral directors for both funerals, being one burial and one cremation. In both cases they - the Croydon office for the first and the Purley office for the second - handled matters admirably. Different circumstances involved tight scheduling and particular attention in getting the funerals successfully arranged and carried out; and Rowland Brothers managed all matters for both in a perfect manner, in my humble opinion. I have no hesitation in recommending them to others who have lost a dear one and need the services of a first-class undertakers.

  • 5 Elaine Martensz 19th Jun 2017

    We can't thank you enough, a truly compassionate and professional service provided, making a very difficult time manageable for all our family.

Address
44 High Street
Purley
London
CR8 2AA

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

Paul Newland 30th Apr 2019

Always friendly and helpful when we were organising the funeral, with plenty of ideas and suggestions to assist in our planning when needed. Efficient turn around of printed materials (invites, orders of service). On the actual day of funeral, we were contated prior to confirm arrangements and could not fault the Rowland Brothers staff who attended the funeral (palbearers / funeral cortege). They were all respectful and well presented.

Juliana Ryan 24th Mar 2019

As soon as I entered Rowland Brothers I knew I had made the right choice with a family business. Sophie’s calm and compassionate manner helped sooth my distress at having to arrange my sister’s funeral. She listened carefully to the sort of funeral I wanted and had everthing at her fingertips to show me my options without being in the slightest way pushy to pile on extras. When I gave her the name of a recommended humanist for the service she immediately downloaded and printed information about her for me. Likewise when I told her my sister wanted her ashes taken to Malta she presented me with the relevant customs papers. The list of venues for the wake within a reasonable distance of the cremstorium was invaluable- I visited several till I found the perfect bright and airy place we needed. The recommended florist did a beautiful job of the flowers for the casket. Everything was booked that very day with an option to make a final decision on the casket after discussing it with family. Subsequent phone calls were always treated with patience and curtesy. On the day everything was carried out with perfect presision  and attentiveness allowing me to relax in the knowledge that I was in the hands of a truly professional service. I even got advice on the best way to transport the ashes abroad! 

Sharon Quezada 18th Mar 2019

Very professional and caring, at a time of great sadness, Rowland Brothers guided us through the whole process with great consideration, were so helpful and kind, and on the day of the Funeral ensured everything ran smoothly, I highly recommend to anyone needing this service.

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