Over 150 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 150 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 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.

Steve Rowland

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.

Joe Rowland

Joe Rowland

Operations Manager

Joe is the 6th generation of Rowland. Joe started with us over 15 years ago and has since worked his way through every department, gaining knowledge of every part of the company up to director level. Joe now works closely with Steve on the development of the Rowland Brothers group, bringing in new initiatives and procedures to add a modern touch to a traditional sector. Joe also oversees the commercial side of the group, taking care of our supply company and online shop which caters extensively to much of the UK market.

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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

    An efficient and caring company who did everything possible to support me at the most difficult of times.

    Stephen W00dley, Warlingham

    We received a very professional service from Rowland Brothers. They were respectful and accommodated our needs with the right amount of empathy and kindness.

    Mr Chris Stack, Warlingham

    Rowland Brothers were very good seeing us through this difficult time, Odette in the office is a lovely lady nothing is to much trouble. Thank you to the whole team.

    Jackie Wibrew, Warlingham

    I would like to thank everybody who took part in my mothers funeral, everybody went above and beyond on a day that was very difficult for our family everything went very smoothly and thank you all again.

    David MacGregor, Eastbourne

    We would like to thank Robert and the staff at the Purley branch for their help during this very difficult time for the family. In particular we would like to thank the staff who attended on the day of the funeral for their caring and professional manner.

    J Flanagan, Purley