sympathetic and discreet funeral directors, established 1880

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WC Matthews Funeral Director Services, based in West Cornwall and covering Penzance, St Ives, Hayle and beyond

Sadly the loss of a loved one is something we all face at some time during our lives and most people find they are unsure what to do at this traumatic time. We will guide you through the initial steps beginning from the moment you contact us and provide the advice you need to plan the funeral together with all the support necessary.

At WC Matthews & Son we offer a service providing all aspects of funeral care and arrangements so that we can take the heaviest of the burden from you regarding these leaving you as much time as possible to be with your family and friends. The arrangements are usually made in the comfort of your own home so that you don't need to travel or feel pressurised but you are welcome to come to our premises if you prefer. Of course you are welcome to visit your loved one at our Chapel of Rest near Penzance and will be treated with great sympathy and compassion.

We will help you every step of the way.

Whatever you require whether it be a simple, traditional or alternative funeral or a larger occasion bringing family and friends together we offer a totally personal and completely bespoke service. It can be religious or non-religious and we can supply a coffin to suit your preference from traditional to wicker, wool, bamboo or even handmade.

A funeral is arranged to reflect and incorporate the wishes of the individual themselves and also those of their family and friends and we can advise on and assist with everything involved from choosing readings, music and flowers, printing service sheets or even helping with refreshments afterwards.

Our family business has developed a reputation within the local community for providing a caring and professional service and our aim is to carry out your requests with dignity, discretion and sensitivity.

W C Matthews & Son is a family owned, independent company and is one of the oldest surviving family businesses in the area as the firm was established in 1880 and has been family run ever since.

Funeral Pre-payment Plans

We are increasingly asked by clients about the options available to plan and pay for their funerals in advance. We are always willing to discuss individual funeral arrangements in advance in as much or as little detail as is required. This can range from simple instructions to detailed arrangements and payment in advance.

We are pleased to recommend Perfect Choice Funeral Plans to our clients. Perfect Choice offers maximum flexibility and security when planning and paying for funerals in advance either by a lump sum or instalments over 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months.

If you would like to find out more please feel free to contact us.