COVID-19 Information

Funeral Directors Long Ashton

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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a very concerning time for everyone right now. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to take the greatest care of our families and arrange funerals in the best possible way. We are keeping up to date with the latest government guidance on funerals and will keep our families informed of any changes.

If someone has passed away at home.

Please contact us at any time, we still cover a 24hr service. We will ask you for the normal information, but we will now also include asking if you know if the deceased or anyone in the property has tested positive for coronavirus. When we arrive, our men will be wearing PPE as a standard precaution, in the event that someone could be asymptomatic. We ask that you follow social distancing whilst our staff are with you.

Arranging the funeral

Where possible we are trying to keep you safe as well as our staff. We will arrange funerals over the phone wherever possible, to minimise contact. Once done we will send the funeral director to your home to hand you the paperwork that has been completed, it will be clearly labelled for you to sign. It is nice for you to meet the funeral director so you know who will be looking after you on the day of the funeral.

If you come to the funeral home to sign the paperwork then you will be asked to wear a mask and sanitise your hands.

All paperwork will be laid out ready for you visit and clearly marked for signing.

  • There are gloves if you wish, masks and automatic hand sanitiser are available in reception.
  • No more than 2 clients may visit the home at any time.
  • We regularly clean all surfaces in the funeral home and use a sanitising fogging machine to sanitise the air.


During this lockdown we are not offering limousines on funerals. We will bring the hearse to an address should family want to follow to the crematorium.
If the deceased has been tested positive for COVID-19 then due to the airborne nature of the virus we cannot permit visiting in the chapel.
We also cannot take fingerprints for jewellery but you do have the option of ashes into glass keepsakes.

We apologise for any additional stress this may cause but we have a duty of care to you our client and also to the health and safety of our staff.

Losing a loved one isn’t easy to comprehend – especially if their death was sudden.

Whilst we all grieve in our own way and time, seeking advice and support from funeral directors in Long Ashton can bring you comfort at such an emotional time. And our warm and welcoming funeral home on the edge of Westbury on Trym is just a 16-minute drive from Long Ashton.

To find out more about the services we offer at Brunel Funeral Directors and how we can help you, give us a call on 0117 374 2002.

What we do

As one of Bristol’s leading independent funeral directors, we have been supporting families in our local community for more than 45 years.

If you’re organising a loved one’s funeral, our caring and compassionate team can help to reduce the burden. When your loved one comes into our care, they remain at our funeral home until the day of the funeral. We will never rush you into making any hasty decisions and can offer bereavement support for as long as you need it, even after the funeral has taken place.

We also provide pre-paid funeral plans, allowing you to make the arrangements for your own send-off and secure your family’s future.


Funeral arrangements

Arranging a funeral when you’re mourning the loss of a close friend or family member can add to the stress and sadness. However, our funeral directors near Long Ashton are here to help you every step of the way – starting with giving your loved one the send-off they truly deserve.

We offer a number of funeral packages and services, including:

  • The Brunel Cremation – an all-inclusive cremation service that includes the conveyancing of the deceased into our care, preparation of the body for viewings, a hearse, and a simple coffin.

The Brunel Cremation also includes a 20-minute service at Canford or South Bristol Crematorium for £2380, or £2390 at Westerleigh Crematorium.


  • Direct Cremation – a simple yet dignified cremation service with no minister or mourners present, just the funeral director and pallbearers. This type of service allows the deceased’s family to commemorate their life at a later date (or on a special occasion) in a way they would have wanted.


  • The Bespoke Service – a personalised funeral service that reflects the exact wishes of the deceased. From the coffin and hearse to the flowers, music and dress code, you can customise the ceremony to give them the best send-off possible.

If you’re unsure which funeral service is right for your loved one, our funeral directors near Long Ashton will be more than happy to talk you through the options in further detail – either at our funeral home, your home or over the phone.


Other services

We can’t speak for all funeral directors in Long Ashton, but here at Brunel Funeral Directors, we are willing to go the extra mile to provide a personal service to all our families – ensuring that each funeral is as individual as your loved one or their wishes.

Whether it be colourful sprays to adorn the coffin, or a simple posy and heart-shaped tribute to place on the grave, we can take care of the flower arrangements on your behalf. You can have flowers sent to our funeral home, too. We’ll prepare and care for them until the day of the funeral – giving you one less thing to worry about.

On top of this, our funeral directors close to Long Ashton offer a full masonry service. We can clean and repair an existing headstone – ready for the name of your loved one to be added in a font of your choice – or we can provide a no-obligation quote for a marble, natural stone or granite headstone.

We also have a large selection of jewellery and memorabilia available at our funeral home, including fingerprint necklaces and keyrings, glass pebbles and paperweights, memory teddys, and scatter tubes, caskets and urns.


Funeral plans

Taking out a funeral plan is a smart move – one that can save your family the financial burden of arranging your funeral when you’ve passed away.

Not only does planning ahead give you the peace of mind that you have the costs covered for your funeral but it also enables you to choose what type of service, coffin and music you’d like – instead of what your loved ones think you would have liked.

Our pre-paid funeral plans from Golden Leaves allow you to pay for a funeral service at today’s prices. And the best bit is, you can either pay upfront in one lump sum or spread the cost with affordable monthly instalments.

If you’d like to discuss the requirements for your funeral or know more about our funeral plans, talk to the team at Brunel Funeral Directors. Our funeral directors near Long Ashton will be more than happy to help.


Get in touch

Got a question about the funeral services and packages we provide? Wondering what our funeral directors close to Long Ashton can do to help you?

Feel free to call us on 0117 374 2002, email or send us a message via our online enquiry form. We’ll gladly discuss your requirements in further detail and do everything we can to assist you.

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Get in touch

If you need funeral directors in Long Ashton or nearby, then contact the team at Brunel Funeral Directors.

We’re always on hand to help with the funeral arrangements, ensuring every aspect is perfect, and can offer bereavement support for as long as you need – even after the funeral has taken place.

Simply give us a call on 0117 374 2002, email or book an appointment and visit us at our funeral home in Westbury on Trym. We’ll pop the kettle on and discuss your requirements over a nice cup of tea or coffee.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are my first steps when it comes to arranging a funeral?

    Firstly, take some time to try and process your loss.

    Before you organise anything, think of your loved one and consider what they would have wanted. Did they leave any instructions or guidance? Would they like a big send off or prefer a smaller, intimate gathering? Did they want a burial or a cremation?

    You don’t need to make any decisions straight away but having an idea of what your loved one would have wanted will help you choose the right funeral director.

    Now it’s time to choose your funeral director in Long Ashton.

    Organising a funeral is an understandably stressful time. Choosing the right funeral director will mean this stress is taken away from you, allowing you time to grieve.

    Your funeral director will help you every step of the way, guiding you throughout this emotional process and ensuring you’re making the correct decisions for your loved one.

    How much does a funeral cost?

    The cost of a funeral depends on several elements, including:

    • Your location
    • The type of funeral you’ve chosen
    • Additional items such as flowers

    When it comes to the funeral itself, direct cremations tend to be the most affordable option as there are no additional expenses such as embalming, viewing of the deceased or funeral service costs.

    Burials are usually a slightly more expensive option, as they tend to include a funeral service. They also require transportation for some attendees as well as having a minister present.

    Some choose to have a customised coffin, or even themed cars, to reflect the individual’s personality. Others choose to incorporate their loved one’s character into their chosen music, poems, and speeches. These decisions will influence the cost.

    Although it can be tempting to give your loved one a big send off with no expenses spared, make sure to keep their preferences in mind. They may have preferred a no-fuss direct cremation with a celebration of life at a later date. Alternatively, they may have favoured a large funeral with a massive open-invitation wake to follow.

    Everyone’s preferences are different, so it’s difficult to give a price without speaking to you first. So, to speak about the cost of your loved one’s funeral, get in touch with us today by filling in our online enquiry form.

    Should I take out a funeral plan now?

    You can take out a pre-paid funeral plan at any point.

    A pre-paid funeral plan takes the financial burden away from your loved ones, as your funeral will be paid for ahead of time.

    You’ll also be able to make your own decisions about the day and have any special requests accommodated. From your coffin style and service type, right down to the music played and poems read.

    At Brunel Funeral Directors near Long Ashton, we offer a selection of plans, varying from simple to bespoke. So, the plan you decide on is entirely up to you.

    Plus, you have a variety of payment options to choose from, including monthly payments or one lump sum.

    If you’d like to find out more about our funeral plans, get in touch with the team by calling 0117 374 2002 or emailing

    How can Brunel Funeral Directors help?

    Here at Brunel Funeral Directors near Long Ashton, we pride ourselves on the dedicated service we provide to all our clients throughout this difficult time.

    Our team has a vast amount of experience, plus their naturally caring and compassionate nature means you and your family are put first. We ensure you’re always kept informed and able to come to us with any questions you may have throughout the process.

    Our team is small but devoted. This means you’re dealing with the same people every time you visit us or contact us. We’ll get to know you, and you’ll be able to call upon us at any point for guidance, assistance, and support.

    If you want to find out more about the services we provide near Long Ashton, then get in touch with our friendly experts today by calling 0117 374 2002 or filling in our online enquiry form.

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