Just a small reminder of our annual Remembrance Carol Service's coming up. We've had a lot of feedback from people asking to remain on our invitations list and those wishing to let us know they're coming which we are delighted about. I hope between this and our facebook posts, we reach everyone who would like to know.

BATH: SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER at 3pm - St John's Church, Upper Bristol Road. Tags available on the day for those who don't have one before arriving, and everyone is warmly welcome. It is our final year with the lovely Reverend Clive Garrett who has always welcomed us to St John's since the very beginning so we're looking forward to a fabulous send off.

FROME: SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER at 3.30pm - St John the Baptist, Frome. Everyone is warmly welcome to the service and we look forward to seeing you there!

SALTFORD: SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER at 3.00pm - St Mary's Church, Queen Square, Saltford. There will be stars ready for everyone to write down the names of those we are remembering, and refreshments will be served for all in the church after the service.

Please remember everyone is welcome to all of the services. If you would like to get in touch regarding any of the above please call Sophie or Carol on 01225 426822, email us at contact@clarksonsfuneraldirectors.com or please feel free to stop into any of our branches and have a chat with us.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Carol, Sophie and the team at Clarkson's


Clarkson's Independent Funeral Directors was originally established as Jolly's of Bath. The name changed in August 2001 and the company has been owned since 2004 by Carol Spalding whose breadth of experience combined with the Company's independence from any national chain, means that Clarkson's is able to offer a high level of personal attention.

The success of our Bath branch has encouraged us to expand our business and in 2012 we opened our second branch in Frome, Martha's House in Broadway, where Wayne Kelly, who lives in the town, is the Branch Manager and Funeral Director, assisted by the lovely Karen Lambert-Gorwyn, Funeral Arranger. In July of 2014 our third branch in Saltford was opened and is being cared for by Martyn Hurst, Senior Funeral Director and Office Manager until October 2017 when Paul Lawrance took over the care of our branch, whilst Martyn moved across to our Bath Branch to help fill the large gap left by the wonderful Alex Starkie, who has sadly moved on to pastures new, and to work alongside Carol helping to look after our families with Annie Booker, Funeral Director. Last, but not least, we have Jo Blackstone, Assistant Funeral Director, who joined our Bath team to help ensure that all of our families are given the best care and attention that we can offer.

Sophie May, Company Director and Carol's daughter and Ian Marsh, Carol's husband have both been a part of the business for several years. Being a true family firm was always something Carol hoped for and is delighted that this has been achieved.

to see what its all about: http://fairfuneralscampaign.org.uk/

 we are delighted to have become members of the Good Funeral Guide:  http://www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk/directory/listing/clarksons-independent-funeral-directors

“At times of bereavement, you need to know that your nearest and dearest are being looked after in a caring and personal way.

My staff are available at all times to meet your needs and put your mind at rest should you have any concerns.

We embrace all religions and are happy to advise on non-religious services.

We are happy to see you in either of our offices or we are able to visit you in your home.

As a family run independent we are on the end of the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Carol Spalding, Director


Windsor Place
Upper Bristol Road
01225 426822
Martha's House
BA11 3HA
01373 463888
Saltford Branch
489b Bath Road
Saltford, Bristol
BS31 3BA
01225 873535

National Association of Funeral Directors


We are a registered member of the National Association of Funeral Directors, and the Federation of Small Businesses.

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