Our contingency planning regarding Covid-19

- Until further notice we are conducting funeral arrangement meetings over the telephone rather than face-to-face meetings at our offices.  Video calls via Skype, Facetime or Zoom can also be accommodated.  We are currently not able to offer to visit you to conduct an arrangement meeting in your own home.

- A maximum number of 30 mourners may attend a funeral at Hastings Crematorium (15 seated and 5 standing in the chapel, 9 seated and 1 standing in the overflow room). At Eastbourne Crematorium they can currently accommodate up to 30 in the Main Chapel and 11 in the Family Chapel. There are options to allow people to see a service remotely and to record a service.

We ask for your forbearance and understanding in these difficult times. If you have any queries at all about the service we are able to provide to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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We are family run undertakers & stonemasons serving the people of East Sussex since 1875

Six generations of the Towner family have owned and run the company

We serve the Hastings and Rother area, with offices in St Leonards, Bexhill and Battle

Every funeral we provide is unique: no off-the-shelf packages which limit your choices

We are part of your community; we know the local customs...

...and the local area. We serve people of all faith groups and none.

We may have our roots in the past but our vision is to the future

The Towners - Beverley, Oliver, Hannah and Edward

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The leading funeral directors serving the Hastings and Rother area.

We are the only remaining locally owned funeral directors who started business in the 19th Century. We may have our roots in the past but our vision is to the future.

Edward Towner
5th generation and current Managing Director

We were fortunate that Towner's recently handled the arrangements for my mother's funeral. The funeral was carried out in a most professional and dignified way. Edward Towner's friendliness, empathy, kindness, experience and attention to detail were very much appreciated by all the family and he and his team certainly made things much easier for us all at such a difficult time. Thank you. ˮ
On behalf of my mother and myself I wish to express my thanks and appreciation for your company’s handling of my father’s recent funeral. Having never organised one before, from the moment I entered your website I felt I was entering a very professional organisation. The website was able to answer all my initial questions with ease. The moment we stepped into your office in St. Leonards we felt very well looked after. Throughout the whole sad process we were treated with utmost care, respect and professionalism. Thank you. ˮ
My family and I would just like to thank everyone concerned regarding my mothers Cremation. I was especially impressed with the compassion of staff and professionalism conducted throughout the process. Nothing was to much trouble. Robert put my family at ease and calmly explained the services they provided. The cremation was fitting for my mother and the staff at the funeral directors were wonderful. Top class. You should be very proud of what you do. I would thoroughly recommend the services of Arthur C Towner Ltd to everyone. ˮ
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Hastings & St. Leonards
2-4 Norman Road, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 6NH
Tel: 01424 436 386
Battle & Ninfield
43 High Street, Battle
East Sussex, TN33 0EE
Tel: 01424 775 515
Bexhill & Sidley
Audley House, 1 Albert Road
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DG
Tel: 01424 733 700

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