Who we are:
We have been serving Sherborne and the surrounding towns and villages for over fifty years. By operating from one branch, with a small dedicated team, we offer a level of personal and dignified care that exceeds all expectations.
Please feel free to contact Teresa or Daniel with your queries.
Tel: 01935 812647
We are here for you.
BRISTER & SON SERVICES
What to do when someone dies
Support - whenever you need it.
When a death occurs, contact us as soon as possible.
A funeral director will be available to deal with questions and to begin making the necessary arrangements.
When people pass away in hospital, it is not always necessary for us to attend immediately. Our staff, however, will be at hand for reassurance and advice.
Here For You
You are not alone.
When you lose someone you love, the grief can be all-consuming.
Everyone is different and you will react to the loss in a way that is unique to you.
It can help to talk with someone outside your immediate family or to someone who has been through a similar experience.
When you are grieving it is normal to feel disbelief, numbness, anger, physical and mental pain, guilt, depression and regret. Thinking you're seeing or hearing someone who has died can also be a common experience. Which can be both distressing and comforting.
The old adage ‘time heals’ is true but the reality is that grief takes a different course for us all and sometimes we need a little help.
You can talk to religious ministers, hospital chaplains or people from organisations that help bereaved people. The following are available for support:
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse helps the bereaved to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
Day by Day Helpline : 08444 779400
The Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Telephone: 08457 909090
Child Bereavement Charity
The Child Bereavement Charity provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved.
Telephone: 01494 446648 or visit www.childbereavement.org.uk
The British Humanist Association
The national charity supporting and representing people who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs.
Telephone: 02070 793 580 or visit www.humanism.org.uk
Offering support to bereaved children, young people, parents and carers.
Telephone: 01258 837071
Let our family care for your family.
Situated in the historic Abbey town of Sherborne, we consider ourselves extremely privileged to continue to serve the local community.
When your family suffers the loss of a loved one, we are here to support, guide and reassure you -
every step of the way.
We provide 24hr care 7 days a week
The office is open
Mon - Fri: 9am-5pm
Please call for an appointment.