A.R. Adams Funeral Directors Ltd

A.R. Adams funeral directors are based in Rayleigh and Southend (Thorpe Bay) serving both locations and the surrounding areas. Established in 1900 and now in its 5th Generation, we are dedicated professionals who provide a personal service to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As a family and fully independent funeral directors, A.R. Adams has the ability to provide you with accurate and honest information. Our main aim is to guide you through this difficult process by providing you with any advice you may need, helping to make what may be a difficult time a little easier.

Next Steps

Death Registration

What to do when someone dies. Follow these pages for advice on registering a death and coroners procedures.


Pre-Need Funeral Plans

Pre-arrange you funeral service for peace of mind.  We believe in an honest service without complicated terms and conditions.

Low Cost

Direct Cremation

Speak to us about direct cremation for a no fuss funeral.  We also offer a low cost 10 minute reflective service.

24 Hour Service

If someone has died and you require our assistance please contact us on our
24 Hour telephone numbers 01268 743102 or 01702 586383

Latest News


  • Without hesitation recommended AR Adams. They are exceptional. From our very first visit we knew we were in good hands. AR Adams are shining example of a company that knows how things should be done.
    Gillian Purdon10th January 2015
  • The Thorpe Bay office provided us with the most exceptional care and kindness when my Mum left us. I am more than grateful and have already recommended the services of this excellent company.
    Elalne3rd April 2016
  • Words can't say how much they cared for my dad, myself and my brother when we suddenly lost our Mum. Nothing was too much and they went above and beyond and helped us go through the arrangements. Thank you.
    Christine Jemal14th May 2016
  • We used these when our dear friend Bill passed away a few years ago , they arranged everything we wanted , horse drawn hearse carriage was amazing . Staff very respectful and all went smoothly.
    Melanie Wood6th September 2016
  • My grandad passed away in April and we used Adams and the service was fab I work in care and I always recommend this company couldn't of asked for anything better and nothing was to much to ask.
    Michelle Marie Stimpson6th September 2015
  • Our father could not have had more care, nor a better ‘send-off’. Adams, Rayleigh, were super in every sense of the word. I highly recommend them.
    Janette Brindle25th February 2018