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Farthing Funeral Service opens new funeral home in Station Road, Woodbridge





A new funeral home has been launched to offer care for families living in Woodbridge.

Farthing Funeral Service has opened a premises in Station Road in the riverside town converting a building which has previously been an office and a dental surgery into a funeral home.

The business, now part of the Funeral Partners network, has operated in Ipswich since 1840 - and also has funeral homes in nearby Felixstowe and Debenham, with teams providing care for the bereaved.

Funeral arranger Ammie Nichols and funeral director Francesca Souter at the new FarthingFuneral Service funeral home in Woodbridge
Funeral arranger Ammie Nichols and funeral director Francesca Souter at the new FarthingFuneral Service funeral home in Woodbridge

The new Woodbridge home will be staffed by funeral director Francesca Souter and funeral arranger Ammie Nichols.

Area development manager, Jamie Waters, said he was delighted to see the new home opening.

“We have looked at several properties over the last 18 months, but this was by far the outstanding choice for our new funeral home,” he said.

“It is in an ideal location for clients on a main road with ample parking, close to the train station with beautiful views of the River Deben.

“The refurbishment and new facilities for funeral arrangements and to care for the deceased are both welcoming and of a high standard – it is somewhere you can be sure your loved ones are being looked after and there is also a lovely chapel of rest.

“We have always looked after families in the Woodbridge area, and we hope having a new funeral home in the town will make it easier for them to access us when they need our services.

“The team and I are looking forward to becoming a bigger part of the community with our involvement in local events and charities, anyone is welcome to pop in for a chat, take a look around or if they need any bereavement support and information on funeral plans. Francesca and Ammie are available and happy to help.”

Funeral Partners is the UK’s third largest funeral business, with more than 240 funeral homes staffed by over 1000 dedicated funeral professionals serving communities across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Chief executive Sam Kershaw has over 40 years experience in the funeral profession.

Funeral Partners, which celebrated its 15-year anniversary in 2022, has grown rapidly, overseeing more than 25,000 funerals each year.

It now includes more than 130 family businesses.