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About Us

    About B Matthews Funeral Directors

    A part of Southampton’s landscape since 1959, the family funeral business of B Matthews was established by Bernard Matthews to provide a sympathetic and dignified service with a local touch.

    Over the years we have maintained the same commitment to traditional values held by Bernard Matthews, combined with consideration and respect for our customers wishes. We are able to help families across Southampton and beyond with funeral homes in Woolston, Shirley and Park Gate. 

    The teams at our Woolston, Shirley and Park Gate funeral homes will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one. 

    Here at B Matthews Funeral Directors we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Matthew Allen

    Funeral Director

    Matthew is the funeral director for all three of B Matthews branches.

    He has been the funeral director here since July 2012 and was born and raised in the Woolston area. He enjoys being involved in community activities in the area and has a keen interest in football and snooker.

    Sandra Scrase

    Funeral Arranger

    Sandra joined Funeral Partners in 2011 working in the firm’s West End branch and now works at B Matthews in Park Gate as a Funeral Arranger. She has found her years in the profession to be interesting and rewarding – meeting and helping families though their most difficult time and loves working as a team.
    In her spare time she enjoys renovating houses, D.I.Y, gardening and reading.

    Sarah Fitzsimmons

    Funeral Arranger

    Sarah joined the funeral profession in 2011 and now works at B Matthews Park Gate branch. She had previously taken early retirement but realised she enjoyed being out and about and enjoys the interaction with families. She sees her role to make the funeral aspect as straightforward and worry free as possible.
    She enjoys walking her dog in her spare time.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 023 8044 7965 visit branch or arrange a home visit