J. Perigoe & Son Funeral Directors are a privately owned, independent family run business offering the highest standard of care and facilities to those we serve in and around Kent and East Sussex.

For many, losing a loved one is an emotional experience that needs to be faced perhaps only twice in a lifetime. Yet at this moment of deepest grief some important decisions still need to be made. This is where the compassion, professionalism and community commitment of a SAIF independent funeral director can help to make this most difficult of times just that little bit more bearable.

Since 2001 J. Perigoe & Son has been under the ownership of West & Coe, a fully independent family owned and managed business that has served the community for over a century. As members of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), we abide by a strict code of practice that provides further confidence in our professional service and approach.

Our premises offer full facilities for the care of your loved one, meaning they remain local to home, from the moment they come into our care until the day of the funeral. At the earliest stage possible you will deal directly with one of our experienced Funeral Directors who, if wished, will come to see you in the comfort of your own home and will advise and gently guide you through every aspect of the funeral arrangements, conduct the funeral on the day and assist with any further requirements. We believe this continuity of care is important. It gives you a reassuring familiar face at an often distressing and sometimes bewildering time.

Although the majority of the funerals we arrange are still very traditional, over recent years there has been an increase in families wishing for a more personalised funeral that reflects the loved one they have lost. Your allocated funeral director will assist you in making this possible in a number of ways ranging from, the coffin being carried by members of the family, members of the family being involved in the service, a bespoke design of coffin or floral tribute that may represent a favourite hobby, football team or sport. Or possibly just a particular piece of music that holds a special memory or significance. The options are endless. We will be very happy to help and guide you, in any request that you may have, to make your final goodbye a very special memory. Another area we have seen an increase in, is families wishing to arrange an environmentally friendly funeral. Again your allocated funeral director will be happy to discuss various options including woodland burial sites, coffins made entirely of natural products i.e. willow, seagrass, or bamboo and even wool.

At J. Perigoe and Son, we are one of only a few companies who offer male and female funeral directors. All staff are experienced with giving advice on matters such as registering a death, making the best arrangements, the many benefits of pre-paid funeral plans and bereavement support and advice.

Please visit the following pages to give you an idea on costs and disbursements.


In the words of our families

  • ‘Dear Clifford, Thank you for your kind management and attention of her funeral, it was very much appreciated by myself and the rest of the family.’
  • ‘I was so grateful for your instant response to everything we asked for, and for the excellent way you carried all the requests out. You certainly made a painful experience very easy for us.’
  • ‘I know it’s your job but we all felt that the quality of your help at a very difficult time was outstanding and we felt that we could not have asked for anyone better to be there for us.’
  • ‘I would also like to express my admiration for the efficient and reverent way your firm conducted the funeral. It is just as I always expected from your firm.’
  • ‘I am truly grateful for your level of professionalism coupled with a very personal element that was appreciated by us all and will never be forgotten. Thank you.’
  • ‘I wish to thank you for your care for my Mum and my Dad and our family for their funerals. Dad did well when he chose you for Mum and himself.’
  • ‘From our first contact, you and your staff have given us first class service, looking after us with nothing being too much trouble.’
  • ‘Dear Bridget and “The Team!” Just a few lines to thank you for sending Mum off in style.’
  • ‘…thank you for the unparalleled service offered and carried out on behalf of our father…’

    ‘…thank you for the unparalleled service offered and carried out on behalf of our father…’
  • We will be eternally grateful to you all for your kindness and understanding. What wonderful people you all are.
  • ‘I couldn’t have asked for anything better. All your staff were so caring and kind.’
  • We couldn’t have been in better hands at such a sad and traumatic moment.
Funeral Information

Funeral Information

Find out more information on our funerals here, or feel free to call us at our Cranbrook office on 01580 713636 or
our Northiam office on 01797 260316.

Find out more...
The Independent Way

The Independent Way

Investing in a plan will help ease the worry of funeral payments and make the funeral arrangements less of a burden.

Find Out More
Contact Us

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your funeral requirements. Our staff are always happy to help.

Contact us here
SAIF Code of Practice

SAIF Code of Practice

Reputable funeral directors belong to an association or society, J. Perigoe and Son are members of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors and are required to follow a strict code of conduct
Read More
web . mesothelioma lawyers