A.R. Adams Funeral Directors Ltd

A.R. Adams funeral directors are based in Rayleigh and Southend (Thorpe Bay) serving both locations and the surrounding areas. Established in 1900 and now in its 5th Generation, we are dedicated professionals who provide a personal service to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As a family and fully independent funeral directors, A.R. Adams has the ability to provide you with accurate and honest information. Our main aim is to guide you through this difficult process by providing you with any advice you may need, helping to make what may be a difficult time a little easier.

Next Steps

Death Registration

What to do when someone dies. Follow these pages for advice on registering a death and coroners procedures.


Pre-Need Funeral Plans

Pre-arrange you funeral service for peace of mind.  We believe in an honest service without complicated terms and conditions.

Low Cost

Direct Cremation

Speak to us about direct cremation for a no fuss funeral.  We also offer a low cost 10 minute reflective service.

24 Hour Service

If someone has died and you require our assistance please contact us on our
24 Hour telephone numbers 01268 743102 or 01702 586383


As your local funeral director we are here to help and advise you in whatever way we can. 
We are dedicated professionals who provide a personal service to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

01268 743102 for Rayleigh or 01702 586383 for Thorpe Bay

Latest News


  • A. R Adams are shining example of a company that knows how things should be done and many thanks to them for that.
  • It was clear to see that A.R.Adams provides a personal service, not pushy sales or long winded terms and conditions. Good old-fashioned morals, a trusted name and a high level of care.
  • From the initial telephone call to them right through to the funeral and beyond I felt cared for and nothing was too much trouble...I would recommend A R Adams in a heartbeat.