Safe Hands

Funeral Services Ltd.

Tel: 24 hours a day 01903 741444

You're​ in safe hands.....

Safe Hands Funeral Services

Are a newly opened funeral directors, owned by Penny an experienced funeral director, with a desire to provide a professional service with sincere and genuine care.

 I opened Safe Hands to be able to offer local families and individuals a personal and affordable funeral service. Concerned by my experience within the funeral industry and how money driven many funeral directors are, my aim is to provide a quality service individually tailored to your needs, ensuring the very best care of the person who has died.  No cost cutting, no exorbitant mark ups on coffins, no additional charge for visiting and spending time with your loved one. 

The premises situated at 38 West Street Storrington, provide  a modern, relaxed, informal environment to discuss your funeral arrangements, or enquiries. You will always be warmly welcomed and we aim for you to feel relaxed and  comfortable.  However, should you prefer the arrangements to be made in the privacy of your own home, we will be pleased to accommodate your wishes & visit you there.

We are very proud of our new premises which includes a Service Chapel offering an alternative venue for when the Crematorium is too big, unavailable or  simply not right for the service you wish to arrange.

Forge Chapel here at Safe Hands offers a modern and calming environment in which to hold a funeral service seating up to 20 people. There is no time pressure, and a funeral can take place within the normal 7-10  days (subject to availability at crematorium).  As well as modern lighting it offers a TV screen for displaying a slideshow of favourite family photographs which adds

 a moving and personal tribute.

Forge Chapel

Forge chapel offers a serene and calming environment in which to hold an intimate service for 20 attendees.     As well as modern lighting and music system, it offers  a TV screen for displaying a slideshow of favourite family photographs adding a moving and personal tribute.

Feel free to pop in and have a look around and meet us.  After all  "it's better to know us and not need us, than to need us and not know us"

Your funeral your way,...

Safe Hands Funeral services, are independently owned, here to listen to your wishes and help facilitate and provide an affordable funeral, individually tailored to suit you and your loved ones needs,  We can provide both a traditional or modern service, and will work with you to achieve the most fitting funeral for you and for the person who has passed, whatever that may be. We encourage and support family participation and we allow time and space to enable a meaningful farewell.

There is such a thing as a 'good' funeral and celebration of someone's life, but sadly too few experience it.  We are determined that people of Sussex and surrounding areas have this, which is why we started Safe Hands. If a personal service is what you are looking for, you have found it with us.  

From the first call, day or night you will be dealing with the same person, as when you make the funeral arrangements, right through to the day of the service.  Determined that families in Sussex should have a funeral director who can offer the best care & value without compromise. 

You can be certain that the person who has passed away, will be cared for, just as you would care for them.  They will be treated with compassion, respect & dignity, washed, dressed ( if clothes not provided, wrapped in a cotton shroud). 



Our services

Cremation Only / Forge Chapel Service

from £1595

  •  Cremation Fee
  •  Doctors Fees
  •  Professional Services Fee -(includes bringing deceased into our care during office hours, within 25 mile radius,additional Mileage will be charged accordingly. Respectful and gentle care of deceased, in accordance with the family's wishes, including preparing, dressing and visiting at our premises).
  • Simple Coffin
  • Conveying of deceased to crematorium in private vehicle

Should you wish to add an intimate service in our Forge chapel with an officiant conducting the service, followed by a private cremation from £1895 inclusive.


Price varies due to burial location fees

from £3995

  • Church Yard, Cemetery or Natural Burial Site
  • Professional Service Fee -      (includes bringing deceased into our care, within 25 mile radius, additional mileage charged accordingly. Respectful and gentle care of the deceased, in accordance with the family's wishes, including preparing,dressing and visiting at our premises)
  • Simple coffin / Cardboard for Natural burial)
  • Hearse (limousines may be added if required)
  • Officiant to conduct service

Cremati​on Servi​ce at Worthing Crematorium from £2895

  • Service Chapel and Cremation Fee
  • Doctors Fees
  • Professional Services Fee - (includes bringing deceased into our care, within 25 mile radius, additional mileage charged accordingly. Respectful and gentle care of the deceased, in accordance with the family's wishes, including preparing, dressing and visiting at our premises).
  • Simple Coffin
  • Hearse (limousines may be added if required) 
  • Officiant to conduct service

Alternative Venues

 If however, you're looking for something a little different, we believe a private 

 cremation is one of the most flexible options for families who want to arrange a more personal and bespoke funeral.

By separating the funeral ceremony from the cremation process means that you are not limited by the timescales of the crematorium and you are free to arrange a ceremony at a more fitting location and without strict time limits. 

You may choose to hold a more intimate or informal gathering at our service chapel or a large gathering at  an alternative location, such as Two woods Set in 42 acres of beautiful English woodland near Pulborough in the heart of West Sussex, Two Woods Estate is truly a breath of fresh air in every way.  Or you may prefer to have the funeral service followed by refreshments in one of the beautiful barns at Cissbury House in Findon. There are many venues now available, so it really is up to you to decide, where suits you best..

What our customers are saying

The family & I were so pleased with all your help & support from the moment J passed until the end of his service at Worthing Crematorium. We were first impressed with the sensitive way J was collected, then made to feel welcome when we called. You were so helpful when we were planning his funeral, making sure everything was covered to our satisfaction & guiding us through the process.  It was your attention to detail that made sure everything went smoothly.  On the day, many of those attending commented that the service was lovely and just what J would have wanted.  Thank you for making what could have been a stressful & sad time into a relaxed & uplifting goodbye. 

Thank you again, definitely a five star service from start to finish.


Pre -Paid Funeral Plans

Pre-planning gives you the peace of mind of knowing that the arrangements you particularly want, will be carried out in dignified respect of your wishes. Planning and paying for your funeral in advance saves your family the anguish and grief of not knowing your wishes. Burial or cremation?, religious non religious ? Church service or no service? Music, coffin, cars? or perhaps you have a natural burial in mind? If you have planned in advance, those left behind will not be left guessing what you may have wanted.

We offer Golden Leaves Funeral plans, a trusted well established funeral plan provider.  They offer a safe and secure way to pre-plan and pre-pay for your funeral, either as a single sum, or in affordable instalments.

If you would like more information or to discuss which plan is right for you, please contact us on: 01903 741444 or pop in for a chat.

Get in touch!


The Forge

38 West Street


West Sussex

RH20 4EE


Telephone service available 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Tel: 01903 741444

Email: [email protected]


Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Out of hours available by appointment only.