Tester & Jones Funeral Services: Here to help
We established Tester & Jones in 2004 and are proud of the excellent reputation we’ve built over those 17 years as an independent funeral director and a trusted member of the Crowborough community. In fact, you’ll probably already know one of us or our team, because we are your neighbours, you see us out and about in the local area or you’ve known us since school days!
We are proud of the care we take in arranging every single funeral entrusted to us and support families from not only Crowborough but our surrounding villages, including Withyham, Mayfield, Rotherfield and Groombridge. Additionally, as an active and long-time member of SAIF (The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors), you have peace of mind that we follow its strict code of practice.
The death of a loved one can be a traumatic experience. Even when a death is expected, you will still feel a sense of shock and experience a mixture of emotions. You may feel overwhelmed by what needs to be done and the many questions and decisions facing you.
Our many years of experience means we are well-placed to support you at this difficult time. The fact that we are independent gives us the flexibility to create a funeral which truly reflects your loved one. This also means that we can tailor a service to match your expectations and your individual budget.
We are based in the heart of Crowborough, yet have the advantage of a large private car park. This is not only important for less mobile family members but affords you privacy when you need it. Inside our welcoming building, we have private lounges, where you can sit comfortably and talk to our team. Your loved one will be looked after with care and dignity here on our premises and we offer a quiet room where you can sit with them, if you’d like.
One area which sets us apart from other funeral directors is the continued support we give families after a funeral has taken place. Just over 10 years ago, we launched our Bereavement Group. It has now grown to more than 100 people, who meet once a month, while also enjoying trips to London and the coast. It is a truly amazing group of people and has evolved so that existing members are welcoming and supportive to newer members.
This is part of just one of the many thank-you notes we have received from families: “Your assistance, professionalism and sensitivity before, during and after my father’s funeral has been amazing, and you have provided excellent support and advice throughout.”
Our offices are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm every day and you are more than welcome to drop by or call us with any questions. Outside of these times, there is always somebody to take your call, 24 hours a day.
We would be privileged to assist your family at your time of need.
Stephen Tester and Glenys Jones