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About Us

That's us, above.  Bev, Ollie, Hannah and Edward Towner.

Why choose Towners? We are the oldest established locally owned undertakers in the Hastings and Rother area - the last of the independents from the 19th Century.  

We are a small, family owned business so we don’t have to answer to shareholders in the way the big, national companies have to. Our fees have always been extremely competitive and we do not ‘sell up’ the funeral with, for instance, a more expensive coffin than is necessary.

Our full, itemised funeral price list is on this website. There are no hidden extras – you can easily see how much your chosen funeral will cost.

What sets us apart is our brilliant team (more like family friends really), many of whom have been with the company for a long, long time. It is their hard work and dedication that we are so proud of.

From your first contact with us we will support you through all the decisions and choices involved in arranging a funeral. You will have all the time and personal attention you need to get things just right. There may be tears but there may also be laughter as the memories flow and, as we work together, the ideas for your loved one’s send off take shape.

Wherever possible we will ensure that the funeral director you meet at the arrangements interview will be the funeral director looking after you on the day of the funeral.

Our stonemasonry artists are, we believe, producing some of the finest work in the UK today.  Their skill and creativity are at your disposal to bring your ideas to fruition.

We may have our roots in the past but our vision is to the future: our dedicated team strives constantly to improve and we are always ready to embrace new ideas.

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For administration purposes our stonemasonry business is a separate limited company. The registered office of Arthur C. Towner Ltd is 2 - 4 Norman Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6NH.  For Arthur C. Towner (Stonemasons) Ltd it is 5a - 9 South Street, St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6AP.  The owners of both companies are Edward Towner, Beverley Towner, Hannah Towner-Roethe and Oliver Towner.

For enquiries about stonemasonry you can call any of our three funeral offices or the stonemasonry workshop.

Arthur C. Towner Ltd is a member of the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors: your guarantee of a high quality of service and that you are dealing with a truly independent, local company.

In addition, we are founder members of the Association of Green Funeral Directors which exists to encourage funeral directors to become more green-minded in all aspects of their work, to help bring natural funerals into the mainstream and to support the work of the Natural Death Centre, an organisation that provides independent funeral advice in the UK.

Arthur C. Towner (Stonemasons) Ltd is a member of the National Association of Memorial Masons, an organisation dedicated to safeguarding the interests of the bereaved through the promotion of high standards, wide choice and increased understanding in all matters relating to natural stone memorials.

Our head office is situated at 2 - 4 Norman Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6NH.

Our Bexhill office is at Audley House, 1 Albert Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DG.

Our Battle office is at 43 High Street, Battle TN33 0EE.

All our funeral offices include reception, private interview offices and Chapels of Rest.

Our stonemasons' workshop is at 5a - 9 South Street, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6AP.  To visit the workshop please make an appointment.