Lewes 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

  • The Downs Crematorium
    Bear Road, Brighton, BN2 3PL
    Tel: 01273 572472

  • Woodvale Crematorium
    Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 3QB
    Tel: 01273 604020

Local Churches & Celebrants

  • St Anne’s Church
    High Street, Lewes, BN7 1RJ

  • St Michael’s Church
    158 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XU

  • St Thomas in the Cliffe
    Cliffe High Street, Lewes, BN7 2AH

  • Trinity Church, Southover
    Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1JH

  • St Pancras Roman Catholic Church
    Irelands Lane, Lewes, BN7 1QX

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

Other Key Local Contacts

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

  • HM Coroner - East Sussex
    Tel: 01273 404 646

  • HM Coroner - Brighton & Hove
    Tel: 01273 292 046

Catering, Flowers & Venues

Local Caterers

  • Christine Arbenz
    Christine's Catering is based in Barcombe, near Lewes, East Sussex
    Tel: 01273 400352
    Mob: 07717 068525

  • Annabel’s Kitchen
    11 Lambert Pl, Lewes BN7 2EL
    Tel: 07413 081592

Local Florists

  • Riverside Flowers
    2 Station Street, Lewes, BN7 2DA
    Tel: 012733 488820

  • Go Botanica
    Station Road, Lewes, BN7 2UP
    Tel: 01273 486948

Wake Venues

  • The Dorset
    22 Malling Street, Lewes, BN7 2RD
    Tel: 01323 474823
    Email: thedorsetlewes@outlook.com

  • The Depot
    Pinwell Road, Lewes, BN7 2JS
    Tel: 01273 525354
    Email: events@lewesdepot.org

Taxis, Hotels & Pubs

Taxi Companies

  • GM Taxis
    Tel: 01273 477567

  • A-Z Taxis
    Tel: 01273 474141

  • County Cars
    Tel: 01273 474444

Local Hotels

  • Premier Inn
    The Old Courthouse, Court Road, Lewes, BN7 2PG
    Tel: 0333 234 6628

Local Pubs

  • John Harvey Tavern
    Bear Yard, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, BN7 2AN
    Tel: 01273 479880
    Email: enquiries@johnharveytavern.co.uk

  • The Royal Oak
    3 Station Street, Lewes, BN7 2DA
    Tel: 01273 474803
    Email: enquiries@royaloaklewes.co.uk

  • White Hart
    55 Hight Street, Lewes, BN7 1XE
    Tel: 01273 476694

Parks, Gardens & Attractions

Parks & Gardens

  • Southover Grange Gardens
    18 Eastport Lane, Southover Road, Lewes, BN7 1TL


  • Lewes Castle & Museum
    169 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE

  • Anne of Cleaves House
    52 Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1JA

  • Pells Pool
    Brook Street, Lewes, BN7 2BA

  • Glyndebourne Opera House
    Glyndebourne, Lewes, BN8 5UU
    Tel: 01273 812 321

  • Lewes Bonfire Night
    Held every year on November 5th

Local Walks

  • The Railway Land Wildlife Trust

    The South Downs

Useful Information

Registering a death that happened in Lewes

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.