Brighton Resources

We understand that having to cope with the practicalities following a death can be a daunting and stressful prospect. Below is some useful information for your local area, but do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

Key Contacts

Crematoriums & Cemeteries

  • Downs Crematorium
    Bear Road, Brighton, BN2 3PL
    Tel: 01273 572 472

  • Woodvale Crematorium
    Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 3QB
    Tel: 01273 604 020

  • Brighton & Preston Cemetery (Downs Cemetery)
    Hartington Road, Brighton, BN2 3PL
    Tel: 01273 572 472

  • Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6DX
    Tel: 01273 604020

Local Churches & Celebrants

  • St Margaret’s Church (Church of England)
    The Green, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7HE
    Tel: 01273 281 302

  • St Joseph’s Catholic Church (Roman Catholic)
    Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3AA
    Tel: 01273 087 839

  • There are many celebrants who work in Brighton and Hove; we do our best to match families with celebrants who we feel will best suit the individual’s needs.

Other Key Local Contacts

  • Brighton & Hove Registry Office
    Town Hall, Bartholomews, Brighton, BN1 1JA
    Tel: 01273 292 016

  • Lewes Registry Office
    Southover Grange, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1TP
    Tel: 0345 608 0198

  • HM Coroner - Brighton & Hove
    Tel: 01273 404 056

  • HM Coroner - East Sussex
    Tel: 01273 404 646

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital Bereavement Office
    Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE
    Tel: 01273 664 611

Catering, Flowers & Venues

Local Caterers

  • Finger Food (Jill Dalby)
    Tel: 01273 304 907 or 07733 317 199

Local Florists

  • Gunns Florist
    19 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EN
    Tel: 01273 683 038

Wake Venues

  • Stanmer House
    Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9QA
    Tel: 01273 977667

  • Brighton Racecourse
    Freshfield Road, Brighton, BN2 9XZ
    Tel: 01273 603 580

Taxis, Trains, & Hotels

Taxi Companies

  • Streamline Taxis
    Tel: 01273 202 020

  • Radio Cabs
    Tel: 01273 204 060

Train Stations

Local Hotels

Parks, Gardens & Attractions

Parks & Gardens

  • William Clarke Park
    Hartington Road, Brighton BN2 3LG

  • Saunders Park
    Lewes Road, Brighton

  • Stanmer Park & Nature Reserve
    Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RG


  • Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
    Royal Pavilion Gardens, Pavilion Parade, Brighton, BN1 1EE

  • Royal Pavilion
    4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE

Local Walks

  • Brighton Pier

  • Brighton Seafront

Useful Information

Registering a death that happened in Brighton

When you register the death, you will be asked for:

  • The medical certificate.
  • The deceased person’s medical card.
  • Any benefit books.
  • The deceased person’s marriage certificate, if there is a surviving spouse or civil partner.

You will also be asked for the following information about the deceased person:

  • First name, surname and any maiden name.
  • Date and place of death.
  • Last permanent address.
  • Date and place of birth (a copy of their birth certificate is helpful).
  • Occupation and name/occupation/date of birth of any surviving spouse or civil partner. Details of benefit being claimed, including State and private pension income.

The registrar will issue a death certificate. If the deceased person had financial dealings with a number of organisations including banks, building societies and insurance companies, you may find it useful to obtain additional copies. Many companies will require a certified copy of the death certificate when they are advised of the death.


If you’re struggling, you may find the following websites offer useful resources, advice and support groups for coping with grief and loss.