Funeral Services

Rowland Brothers, funeral directors in Croydon and South London, provide a comprehensive range of funeral services, taking responsibility for arranging traditional and bespoke funerals, transport and venue organisation, funeral flowers and more.

The funeral services we provide are not limited to the general public and we have experience arranging funerals for military, police and fire service personnel. With over a century of experience, Rowland Brothers offer services for all requirements, religious denominations and have an established relationship with many local services too.

Traditional Funeral Services

Our traditional funeral services include everything you require help with when arranging a funeral. The services of a funeral director, and the removal and care of the deceased in our chapel of rest, as well as booking a church/crematorium funeral flower arrangements and catering, and all the traditional services needed for a funeral. See our traditional funeral services section for further information on what we can arrange for you.

Above Ground Burials

Brightwater provides a pioneering alternative to traditional below-ground burials in the UK. As the nation’s inaugural mausoleum memorial park, this option delivers a genuinely unique and unparalleled service. Whether you’re arriving from a distant location and need transportation from the station or prefer the convenience of being picked up directly from your home, Brightwater ensures a comprehensive first-class experience.

Simple Funeral Services

We offer a simple funeral service, with no frills, that provides an affordable funeral service and cremation or burial. The quality of your loved one’s funeral will not be compromised with a simple funeral service and we guarantee a dignified and memorable affordable ceremony that you can be proud of. See what is included in our simple funeral services, in the simple funeral service section.

Eco-Friendly Funeral Services

Woodland burials are increasingly popular, and we offer funeral services to accommodate this new format of funeral. Our green and eco-friendly service includes the services of a funeral director and our full chapel of rest services, as well as eco-friendly coffins, transportation and charity donations. See our eco-friendly funerals section, for further information on eco-friendly woodland burials

Military, Police & Fire Funerals

Since 1873 we have been serving the Croydon community and in this time we have arranged funeral services for military, police and fire servicemen. In our time, we have been able to provide specialist procession services, specialist hearses and more. Contact us to inquire about further services we can offer in these particular circumstances.

Direct Cremation Services

We offer a direct cremation service to provide an affordable and dignified cremation service for your loved one. Once a cremation has been carried our we offer to hold the deceased’s ashes for you until you have made a decision about what you’d like to do with them. We can also arrange to have them transported to anywhere in the world at your request.

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After the Funeral

After the Funeral there are other arrangements you need to make to ensure that all people and organisations that have a relationship or account with the deceased, are aware of their passing. You may not know all of the companies they had an account with, and so we have put together a comprehensive list to help you with who to inform.

Prepaid Funeral Services

Rowland Brothers offer support for pre-planning funeral services. See our prepaid funeral plans page for advice and information on the benefits of a prepaid plan. Get in touch on 0800 0789 636 for further guidance on prepaid funeral planning.

Memorial Masonry

We offer a full design and consultation service for unique one-off memorials, as well as an extensive range of standard designs. Our memorial masonry services also include highest quality photographic images, creative and imaginative ornamentation and generated layouts of inscriptions and personalised design for you to approve.

International Repatriation

Rowland Brothers International has been providing international repatriation for over 40 years. With over 500 agents worldwide, we are fully experienced in repatriation services and can safely and quickly take care of getting your loved one where they need to be. Visit the Rowland Brothers International website for more information: