Rowland Brothers

Funeral Directors in Croydon (Surrey)

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299-305 Whitehorse Road
West Croydon
Surrey
CR0 2HR

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Rowland Brothers

Rowland Brothers has helped bereaved families in the Croydon and South London area since 1873. Still very much a family firm, we are proud to serve clients from every religious denomination and every ethnic group.

Our Services

We're 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 members of the International order of the Golden Rule. Our staff are qualified funeral directors and counsellors.

Trade Bodies / Associations

The National Association of Funeral Directors - NAFD The British Institute of Funeral Directors - BIFD The British Institute of Embalmers - BIE The National Association of Memorial Masons - NAMM The Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors - SAIF The International Order of the Golden Rule - OGR International Federation of Thanatologists - FIAT/IFTA

Specialist Services

Green Envrionmentally friendly funerals - All of our coffins suppliers are sourced from companies that are members of the Forest Steward Council - FSC A world leader in the provider repatriation to and from all countries around the world

Trading Since

1900

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I cannot find the words to express my gratitude to you all at this difficult time for my family and me Your kind words, politeness, professionalism made my mother's send off bearable as possible. God bless you all.

Vinie Parmer - 01/02/2012 | report this review

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We offer these services

  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchair access
  • Open 24 Hours
  • gallery
  • website
  • Customer Service / Helpline
  • Price Match
  • Overseas Shipping
  • Free Quotes
  • Emergency Call Out
  • Late Opening
  • Customer Toilets
  • Credit Card Payments

We offer these payment methods

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Delta
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro
  • Visa
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Direct Debit
  • Standing Order
  • Postal Orders
  • Diners Club

Testimonials

I just wanted to drop you both a line to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the heartfelt compassion and assistance you showed to my family and I at such a difficult time for us. On my father’s passing I was unsure of what to do and ******* recommended yourselves to me which I will be forever grateful for them for doing so. I believe I may have mentioned before from the moment you became involved I knew we had placed my father in to the best possible care. When Dad was collected you were discreet and respectful and that sentiment remained throughout all our dealings with every member of Rowland Brothers. Yourselves in particular were invaluable to me with your gentle guidance and direction which was gratefully received as I would not have known what to do without it. The Chapel of Rest was a beautiful perfect environment for me to spend some remaining time with my father which meant so much to me having the opportunity to do so. My family that visited all remarked on its perfection as a fitting place to spend time alone with a loved one. On the day of the funeral itself, again all the personnel from yourselves were once again very helpful, discreet and courteous. For what must be a very difficult job you all should be very proud of the way you are an absolute credit to your profession. Please do pass on my warmest and sincere gratitude to all the team.

Robert


This has been a very difficult time for us, and made all the more bearable by the staff at Rowland Brothers (Purley). The service was delivered to a very high standard, and the manager and his staff were amazing in their patience, sensitivity and kindness. They were extremely responsive to our concerns, and always helpful. We owe a debt of gratitude, and would have no hesitation in recommending Rowland Brothers.

Mel


Thank you for all your help with arranging today's service. Everything went smoothly and your team were extremely courteous, understanding and helpful. The selection of Alan Vance to conduct the service was an inspired choice by you. The service he conducted was first class and a number of attendees commented on how engaging he made the whole sad experience.

John


I wanted to thank you and all the other very professional and kind people at Rowland Brothers who were involved in Ted's Funeral last Thursday. Our family and I were very pleased indeed with everything and we felt it was a fitting tribute to our dearest Ted. Please pass on our thanks to everyone concerned, Pippa

Loretta


During such a difficult time, Rowland Brothers were very supportive and kind to both myself and my colleagues. Their team, who are well experienced, provided an array of custom services to help create a beautiful funeral service for our beloved family member. Prior to selecting Rowland Brothers, we did enquire at other funeral parlours to gain alternative quotes. Although there were no discrepancies within the pricing, we did notice that Rowland Brothers paid more attention to detail, they were sincere, empathetic and went above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely recommend this company and will use them again. Thank you Rowland Brothers for your support

Tamara


Please may you thank all the team who helped to organise Peters funeral. You have provided an exceptional and beautiful service that was well commended. Your team were respectful, courteous and organised. I can not thank you enough for the ongoing support you and your team have provided. I will be recommending your funeral parlour to our other homes as I believe you provided Peter with an amazing send off.

Tamara


Words cannot express what you organised for dads funeral ment to me, family and friends yesterday. You certainly did him proud, I could almost hear him saying what did you go to all this trouble for but secretly loving every moment of it.

Shirley


May I also take this opportunity to reiterate my grateful thanks to Rowland Brothers , both International and Croydon divisions, for the quiet and supportive professionalism exhibited at all stages of my sister's repatriation and cremation arrangements. On the day itself, in particular, I was grateful for the care was taken of my sister's children, my young niece and nephews. Were I to live locally, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to friends and family, so I would also have no issue with you using these comments as testimonial should you so wish.

Jillian


Sally, may I pass on the gratitude of my family for the gentle direction , kindness and professionalism of your staff on what was a very difficult day yesterday. It was very much appreciated.

Jillian


Dear Pippa and Sophie, Just wanted to let you know that George's funeral although a very sad day was a wonderful day at the same time. All the endless planning all went to plan, it was a beautiful day, the Church service was amazing and the venue was just perfect. We let off our 21 blue balloons, had amazing speeches (i even did one myself) and we again had all the support, love and friendship from everyone around us.

Mark


Just wanted to drop a brief note to thank you for you and your company’s care with regard to my late brother Christophe The funeral went well Please do pass on my thanks to Andy and the pall bearers. They were a super bunch – friendly but very professional. Yours is the sort of firm that I always hope are managing any funerals I do. Unfortunately there are several companies out there that are not at all professional – I am sure you know what I mean. Thank you too for the music CD – that was great and Andy kindly gave that to us so I have passed it on to my father.

Chris


On behalf of Davids partner also David, myself (Davids sister) and our families I would like to thank Pippa Scott and your company for your kindness and professionalism during our recent loss. We were unsure of what we had to do and what was required, as I am sure many people are, but Pippa guided us through the process amazingly painlessly. On the day of the funeral (3rd February) everything was done so well and with such dignity that we didn't have to worry about a thing, thanks to your amazing staff.

Kathleen


On behalf of Davids partner also David, myself (Davids sister) and our families I would like to thank Pippa Scott and your company for your kindness and professionalism during our recent loss. We were unsure of what we had to do and what was required, as I am sure many people are, but Pippa guided us through the process amazingly painlessly. On the day of the funeral everything was done so well and with such dignity that we didn't have to worry about a thing, thanks to your amazing staff.

Kathleen


Hi Sophie I just wants to echo my dad's words, and thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism towards us all at this difficult time. Granny's funeral was so elegantly carried out and you made a dreadful process bearable and straightforward. Thank you so much, and please thank the team from Friday, who were so respectful. You are a tremendously kind person, With very best wishes Sarah Woozley (Nancy's granddaughter)

Sarah


Hi Sophie I just wants to echo my dad's words, and thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism towards us all at this difficult time. Granny's funeral was so elegantly carried out and you made a dreadful process bearable and straightforward. Thank you so much, and please thank the team from Friday, who were so respectful. You are a tremendously kind person

Sarah


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making last Friday as calm, dignified and stress free as possible. The service went extremely well and your staff were very caring and professional. Myself, Sarah and James are so grateful for all your kind advice, support and sensitivity during such a difficult and emotional time. We look forward to hearing from in due course regarding the engraving on the memorial stone.

Roger


Rowland Brothers New Addington Rating: 5 stars Comment: Amazing funeral Directors, they have guided us through the whole process while showing grace and understanding, recommended.

anji


Rowland Brothers Purley Rating: 5 stars Comment: From the first contact, and throughout the process, with Rowland Bros, I was treated with compassion, sympathy and professionalism. The team at Rowland Bros ensured that everything was taken care of in fine detail. Thank you for making the arrangements easier at a very difficult time.

Bill Caughie


I wish to thank you for the exceptional service rendered to the family of Mr Felix XXXXXX, deceased. I have no regrets recommending Rowland Brothers to them

Charles


Kelly was the young lady I initially spoke with, then I met with her along with the kids and we spoke and or emailed to get the funeral arranged, She was perfect in every kind of way we could want, attentive to our wants and needs and nothing was too much trouble, She really is a credit to your company, I then spoke with David much closer to the funeral day and he was I think our Funeral director on the day, nice man very personable and reassuring, he again was a credit. All our friends and family commented on the funeral and the leaving party at Farleigh Golf club and that we managed to create a seamless and perfect event, turning a bad day into the best possible day you could if you understand what I am saying !

Stuart


Just wanted to send you a quick e mail to “Thank You” and your team Gary and the guys for making my mums funeral so much easier to cope with, knowing that we were in good hands. I really appreciated your approach with things your down to earth manner made me feel so much more at ease in arranging the day. Also the phone call from Gary introducing himself and reassuring me.

Ann


Can I and my three brothers pass on our heartfelt thanks to you and your staff for a wonderfully well organised and orchestrated day. It couldn’t have gone better. Everybody enjoyed it for what it was…a celebration of Dad’s life. He would have been very pleased and proud. Dad being a great one for melodrama, as you know, would have been very impressed with the cremation. Just as the curtains closed around his coffin there was a great crack of thunder and the skies opened. It was as if it had been choreographed. It seemed so fitting as the final moment on this earth for somebody who liked to leave his mark!

Mick


Your funeral Directors on the day of my mother’s funeral were fabulous, they certainly had the right mix of professionalism, compassion, respect and dignity in equal measure.

Jane


At church on Sunday morning, Councillor Simon Morrow came up to me to express his sincere thanks for the ‘magnificent’ service he received from Rowland Brothers and yourselves when arranging and conducting his late father’s funeral. He was particularly impressed by Kelly’s professionalism and very calming nature (at a very difficult time you put him and the family completely at ease and they felt 100% confident that everything was in safe hands). As for David, the family loved the fact that you were attentive on the day, and they were very impressed that you still walked ahead of the funeral cortege…a very nice touch and something ‘Dad’ would have been proud of.

Simon


I am back in NY now, but I wanted to drop you a quick line to say 'Thank you so much' -- Dad's funeral went beautifully. Your 'team' were fabulous. So professional and so personal and very patient The 'blessed' cross was truly a beautiful touch All the best Thanks again

John


Dear All at Rowlands, Many thanks for your service yesterday and in the run up to the day. Everything was handled in the way we would have liked and I believe we gave Dad a good send off. Wishing you all well, and whilst I hope that we will not need you again soon, I will be sure to recommend you when we do!

John


I just wants to echo my dad's words, and thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism towards us all at this difficult time. Granny's funeral was so elegantly carried out and you made a dreadful process bearable and straightforward. Thank you so much, and please thank the team from Friday, who were so respectful. You are a tremendously kind person,

Sarah


May I take this opportunity to reiterate my grateful thanks to Rowland Brothers , both International and Croydon divisions, for the quiet and supportive professionalism exhibited at all stages of my sister's repatriation and cremation arrangements. On the day itself, in particular, I was grateful for the care was taken of my sister's children, my young niece and nephews. Were I to live locally, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to friends and family, so I would also have no issue with you using these comments as testimonial should you so wish.

Jillian


Words cannot express what you organised for dads funeral ment to me, family and friends yesterday. You certainly did him proud, I could almost hear him saying what did you go to all this trouble for but secretly loving every moment of it. Thanks again

Shirley


During such a difficult time, Rowland Brothers were very supportive and kind to both myself and my colleagues. Their team, who are well experienced, provided an array of custom services to help create a beautiful funeral service for our beloved family member. Prior to selecting Rowland Brothers, we did enquire at other funeral parlours to gain alternative quotes. Although there were no discrepancies within the pricing, we did notice that Rowland Brothers paid more attention to detail, they were sincere, empathetic and went above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely recommend this company and will use them again. Thank you Rowland Brothers for your support. Tamara O.

Tamara


I'm sorry this note is rather belated (life is a rollercoaster at the moment trying to keep up with all kinds of horrible admin.!). However, I wanted to thank you and all the other very professional and kind people at Rowland Brothers who were involved in Ted's Funeral last Thursday. Our family and I were very pleased indeed with everything and we felt it was a fitting tribute to our dearest Ted. Please pass on our thanks to everyone concerned, Pippa.

Loretta


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