Over 140 years of support for the Croydon Community

About Rowland Brothers

Established in 1873, Rowland Brothers is a family-run firm of funeral directors that has been serving the needs of bereaved families in the Croydon and the surrounding areas for over 140 years.

During this time, we have earned an enviable reputation for excellence in the traditions of quality funeral direction, funeral services and reliability.

We are committed to delivering support and assistance. As the first funeral directors in the United Kingdom to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, we are also members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, the British Institute of Funeral Directors, the National Association of Memorial Masons, a founding member of the National Association for Pre-Paid Funeral Plans and the Funeral Planning Authority, members of the International Order of the Golden Rule, demonstrating our on-going support and commitment for delivering a professional and respectful funeral services to families nationwide.

We currently have three generations of the Rowland Family working in our daily services.

Tony Rowland


Tony started with the company in 1959 and has helped approximately 30,000 families during his working life. Tony founded Rowland Brothers International in 1971 and Golden Leaves Funeral Plans in 1980; he still continues to work every day at the age of 78 years young. He is very well known in the community through his activities with Round Table, Rotary, Freemasonry, Croydon Scouts, The Brenda Kirby Cancer Centre and the Thornton Heath Festival.

Stephen Rowland

Managing Director

Steve started with the company in 1990 and manages the development of the full Rowland Brothers group. He started with Rowland Brothers working on the ‘shop floor’, and now oversees all crucial operations throughout the group in his current position. Steve ensures that each company is providing the best services available to their clientele.

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The Rowland Brothers Foundation

Rowland Brothers have set up a charitable foundation to support people who are suffering from a bereavement and require counselling and financial support.

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Call us anytime – we’ll be here when you need us

Please call us with any questions or concerns:

0800 0789 636

Croydon: 020 8684 1667

Purley: 020 8660 5547

Old Coulsdon: 01737 555 202

Warlingham: 01883 623 067

New Addington: 01689 842 046

Beddington020 8681 2001