R A Brooks & Son: Independent, family owned funeral service. Andrew and Julie Brooks.
Covid 19 update notice.
Thank you for visiting our website.We are a long established, caring and responsible business dedicated to the families that we serve and that need our services. We want to reassure you that we are here to support you and have everything in place to be able to assist and advise you during these uncertain times.Whether we are caring for someone who has passed away or for those people left behind; we want the very best for you, however due to the Coronavirus situation: like you, we know it is vital that we act upon the advice given by Public Health England and follow all guidelines and stringent infection controls. We are now classified as ‘Key Workers’ so are able to continue running our business, but there will be many challenging times ahead and we want you to know that we are here to support you. Government guidelines are frequently changing and we constantly review them to ensure everyone’s safety. We are also working with partners, such as local crematoria and burial grounds, to ensure that we comply and are up to date with their Coronavirus procedures.In order to limit face-to-face contact we politely request that initially you call us on the telephone or conatct us via email if you are in need of our help and we can discuss your needs and the best way to help you with funeral arrangements or any other needs that you may have. Operational procedures will naturally have to be adapted in this changing world that we have found ourselves in. We have implemented special measures and working practices in order to continue providing funeral services safely with the greatest level of care, dignity and respect possible.Thank you so much for your understanding at this time: together we shall succeed in beating this.We have been caring for the community for over 100 years and will continue to do so.Andrew and Julie Brooks and all the staff of R.A. Brooks and SonFor more information on official guidelines in place for funerals you can visit the National Association of Funeral Directors website who have details for members of the public available on their home page.
Caring for the community for over 100 years.
The Brooks family business has been established in Newick since the late 1880s when J. A. Brooks and his sons began their building and undertaking firm. The business was run as a family concern. Tragedy struck the family during World War One when two sons were killed and one was left injured. The war took its toll on the family, as it did with so many at that time, and when J. A. Brooks died in 1927, his surviving son Fred continued the business.In 1946 Fred's son Roy joined his father in the running of the business until Fred's death nineteen years later. After this the building side of the business was disbanded and Roy concentrated solely on funeral directing.Andrew, Roy's son, joined the firm in the late 1970s. Together they continued to build on the foundations of the family firm, extending their services to cover the Mid Sussex area in the early 1980's with new premises in Haywards Heath. Andrew's wife, Julie joined the business in the late 1980's. Over 100 years after the firm's foundation, R. A. Brooks & Son is still a family run business.Sadly, Roy passed away on the 17th June 2013 at the age of 81, he served his community for over 60 years. He will be sorely missed by us all. We will continue running the business as he would have wanted taking it through the next generation of our family. We wish to maintain our caring, personal and friendly approach. We pride ourselves on retaining our traditional values combined with a high quality of service. Andrew, Julie and the staff are here to help and guide you through all the arrangements and to make a difficult time easier to cope with.
All of our vehicles are maintained to a high standard. We are proud to provide for our families, the custom coach built E class Mercedes hearse and limousine which we purchased brand new in October 2017. The vehicles have a range of excellent features and are fully air conditioned, offering a very high standard of comfort and safety for mourners and staff.
Haywards Heath office:35 Wivelsfield RoadHaywards HeathWest SussexRH16 4ENTel: 01444 454391Opening hours:Monday to Friday 9am - 5pmSaturdays by appointment.
Welcome to R A Brooks & Son - Independent, family owned funeral service.