Independent Family Funeral Directors - Serving the Community Since 1852

Prop. West and Coe Ltd

Your Care is Our Concern

Losing someone you care about can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers when trying to help a bereaved family come to terms with their loss. Every situation is unique, and people react in different ways.

At J. Perigoe & Son we believe we have an important responsibility to care for the bereaved, not just by offering support during the funeral but afterwards as well, especially in the difficult days that may follow. The families in our community are at the heart of what we do.

Our care continues for two very important reasons:

because we understand the impact

loss has on our lives,

and because, where we have the opportunity to

make a difference to others lives, we do. 

We can offer you support and guidance in trying to understand your grief and provide you with details of ongoing support available to you in your community. Whether you need emotional, practical or financial guidance you should be able to find a local professional organisation that have the knowledge and expertise you require.

Bereavement Counselling Services 

Julia BennettDip Couns MBACP

Tenterden Natural Health Clinic

15 Bridewell Lane, TenterdenTN30 6EY

Counsellor with offices in Tenterden and Ashford, and ideally located for Cranbrook, Rye, Maidstone, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells.

07580 102758 or email:

£40 for 50 minutes.

Tenterden Counselling Service

 Not for profit charity based in Tenterden.

Automated answerphone 0776 968 4447

they will return your call within 48 hrs.

Each counselling session costs the Service over £35. However your counsellor will ask you to consider the amount of you can donate to the initial assessment interview and to counselling sessions thereafter, and the amount can be re-negotiated if required.

As a commitment to your care J. Perigoe & Son will pay for your initial assessment meeting with either of the above services. Simply quote your unique funeral reference number (which starts JPSC) and the counsellor will bill us directly.


Legal & Financial Advice 

Buss Murton Law

 A trusted local solicitor who are able to help and advise you on all legal matters including;

Wills, probate and executorship

31  High Street, Cranbrook TN17 3EE.

01580 712215 or email:



 A trusted local solicitor who are able to help and advise you on all legal matters including;

Wills, probate and executorship

1 Upper Lake, Battle TN33 0AN

01424 772401


Don’t forget your local community. It can be as supportive as you allow it. There are others either going through or have been through the suffering of loss. They can be there for you, sharing their experience and support.

Most importantly, do not suffer alone. By engaging yourself in activities you have an interest in and enjoy, the positive impact they can make on your life should not be dismissed or under estimated. There are many local clubs, groups and organisations out there, covering a wide range of interests and hobbies. When you are ready, get involved. Here are just a few in the local area.

Cranbrook clubs

 CranARA  Cranbrook Active Retirement Association  Contact: Norma Neal 01580 211870

Cranbrook Bowls club  Contact: Christine Clark 01580 292013

Cranbrook & District Choral Society  Contact: Julia Ford 01580 819323 

Cranbrook & District Local History Society  Contact: Julia Collard 714349

Cranbrook Film Society  Contact: Nicole Rodgers 01580 720720

Cranbrook Gardening Club  Contact: Jill Foster 01580 713117

Cranbrook Operatic & Dramatic Society  Contact: Victoria King 01580 752802

Cranbrook Women’s Institute  Contact: Martha Rogers 01580 713024 

Weald of Kent Chess club  Contact: Mark Horner 01580 714506

Northiam clubs

Northiam Bowls club  Contact: Trevor Monk 01797 252307

Northiam Bonfire Society  Contact: Steve Bazzard 01797 252478

Northiam Conservation Society  Contact: Mervyn Hayes 01797 253443

Northiam & District Historical & Literary Society  Contact: Bob Hinds 01797 253341

Northiam Footpath Group  Contact: Janette Wren 01580 252579

Northiam Horticultural Society  Contact: Joan Davis 01797 253458

Northiam Thursday Seniors Contact: Ann Lee 01797 252343

A day out in cheerful company with a nourishing two course meal and entertainment provided. For pensioners in the Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh & Broad Oak areas.

Northiam Women’s Fellowship  Contact: Ann Miller 01797 252881

Northiam Women’s Institute  Contact: Margaret Hinds 01797 253341

Showtimers  Contact: Caroline or Geoff Poyton 01797 252918

An Amateur Variety Group staging shows annually in Northiam Village Hall.

The Unemployables Cricket Club  Contact: Terry 01797 253375

Set up by a group of self employed cricket lovers (hence the name) to play a few friendly games a season. Players of all ages and abilities welcome.

We believe in the celebration and support of life; the life of those we have lost and the life we are all living. Our families and our community are at the heart of what we do. We want our care to make a difference. To improve quality of life as much as we can, by doing what we do best.

By listening and supporting.

If you are either part of, or aware of a group or organisation that benefits the quality of life of members of the community, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us at one of our offices or via our website to discuss future opportunities.

You can find our Cranbrook office just off the High Street on Bank Street. This road runs between the Natwest Bank and the Crane Dental Surgery.

Our Northiam office is located on Dixter Road, a turning off Station Road (A28) opposite the Blue Cross Hospital & Rehoming Centre. We are on the junction with Ewhurst Lane.

Our charities

We can also assist you in supporting your chosen charities. Should you wish for donations to be made either in place of or in addition to floral tributes, we are happy to collect and pass these on, on your behalf. Below are just a few of the supported charities. Donations are also often made to local doctor’s surgery patient funds and nursing homes.

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