About Us

S.E. Skinner & Sons | Funeral Directors Brighton

Founded in 1886 as WD Deal, Sculptors & Undertakers, our business has passed seamlessly from the Deal family to the Skinner family and most recently to the Field family. Whilst we may no longer provide artistic sculpting services, we remain on the same site as the original business.

We have a long heritage of providing the highest standards of professional, caring and personal service when people need us most. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

S E Skinner & Sons is a CPJ Field & Co company, a long-established family-owned business and specialist in funeral arrangements.

  • 1690

    Field family enters funeral profession

    Field family enters funeral profession

    The Field family can trace its roots as funeral directors back over 300 years to its beginnings in Southwark.

  • 1710

    R Jarvis founded

    R Jarvis founded

    R Jarvis is founded in Cross in Hand, Heathfield, from where it still operates as Cooper & Son.

  • 1730

    Robert Field continues

    Robert Field continues

    Robert Field developed the business' specialism in funeral furnishing

  • 1780

    Attree & Kent founded

    Attree & Kent founded

    Supporting the bereaved of 18th century Brighton in addition to other services from an office and stables in Church Street

  • 1838

    Haine & Son opens

    Haine & Son opens

    Still in its original location Haine & Son has thrived ever since

  • 1852

    Duke of Wellington's Funeral

    Duke of Wellington's Funeral

    Field family assist with the arrangements for a hero's farewell

  • 1856

    Cooper & Son founded

    Cooper & Son founded

    At Rose Cottage, founded as a wheelwright and undertakers

  • 1885

    Heritage & Sons created

    Heritage & Sons created

    In Winslow starting a long history of caring for the bereaved in Bucks

  • 1886

    S.E. Skinner & Sons founded

    S.E. Skinner & Sons founded

    Located on Lewes Road, where it still resides

  • 1899

    Ballard & Shortall roots planted

    Ballard & Shortall roots planted

    Established on Three Bridges Road as Bartley & Ward

  • 1901

    Queen Victoria's Funeral

    Queen Victoria's Funeral

    Field family assist in providing services for the passing of a Queen Empress

  • 1910

    Edward VII laid to rest

    Edward VII laid to rest

    Field family again assist in the arrangements for the passing of a monarch

  • 1937

    Deric Scott's first funeral

    Deric Scott's first funeral

    Starting a reputation of excellence for care and service

  • 1960

    Fuller & Scott founded

    Fuller & Scott founded

    Caring for the bereaved of Uckfield

  • 1994

    CPJ Field & Co

    CPJ Field & Co

    Bringing together centuries of history and experience CPJ Field & Co Ltd is founded

  • 1994

    Christopher Stringer founded

    Christopher Stringer founded

    After a long association with the family, Christopher established in Rottingdean

  • 1995

    Constable & Toop created

    Constable & Toop created

    Sid Toop established in Downham, later joining with Constables to create Constable & Toop

  • 2012

    Shires joins CPJ Field & Co

    Shires joins CPJ Field & Co

    Our presence expands to incorporate Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire through the addition of Shires

  • 2013

    Family Business of the Year 2013

    Family Business of the Year 2013

    We were delighted to be named FBU Family Business of the Year, London & South East