‘Let our family look after yours’.


As you will be aware, we are currently facing the threat of a coronavirus epidemic. As a responsible business, we are thinking of possible impacts on funerals already organised and those yet to be planned in the coming weeks and months.

We would like to provide reassurance that our commitment to caring for bereaved people and their loved ones will remain steadfast throughout this period of uncertainty and disruption.

In our efforts to protect families and everyone involved in arranging funerals, we are considering a range of infection control options in line with the latest advice given by Public Health England. We are also working with partners, such as local crematoria and burial grounds, to ensure we comply with their coronavirus procedures.

As such, if we find ourselves in a position of increased risk to health, and at risk of furthering the spread of coronavirus, it is possible that we may need to take the following actions:

  • Funeral arrangements being made entirely over the phone, with a visit to a controlled area of our office for form signing with limited face-to-face contact. We would not be able to conduct arrangements at clients’ homes or other venues.
  • Services at places of worship have been cancelled. We would be happy to arrange a memorial or thanksgiving service at a church or another venue at a later date, when the risk has passed.
  • Services at Crematoriums could be cancelled. This could result in funeral services at crematoria being ‘livestreamed’ via the internet. We would provide advice ensuring everyone who needs to view the service is able to do so. Our staff may also be required to wait outside any chapel or building during services, whilst remaining on hand to offer assistance, support and guidance.
  • Service times at crematoria could be adjusted and/or reduced to allow for increased demand for services.
  • Limousine travel supplied by Beacon Funeral Services Ltd has been cancelled. Family members and mourners need to make their own way to the place of the funeral.
  • In the case of coronavirus related deaths, we may have to arrange a prompt funeral to prevent unnecessary storage and handling of the deceased.
  • We may not be offering our hygienic treatment (embalming) during this period.
  • Outside organisations will impose rules and restrictions – we will adapt our working practices to follow these.

We ask that all visitors to our office are aware of the following:

We have hand sanitiser in our main reception, please help us to keep you safe by using it. Our staff sometimes find that a client will want to give them a kiss or hug to say thank you for supporting them through a difficult time. We politely ask that you refrain from doing this during this period.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

Gary Arnold and all my staff

Beacon Funeral Services are a well established independent family funeral directors with four generations of expertise, under the personal direction of Gary Arnold.

We offer a dedicated, sympathetic and professional service at highly competitive prices. Our company has grown by personal recommendation.

Our offices are located in High Wycombe, Hazlemere and Marlow, we cover all the surrounding areas.

Beacon Hazlemere

We are the only Independent family Funeral Directors in Hazlemere, conveniently situated with free parking. Serving the communities of Hazlemere, Penn, Tylers Green, Beaconsfield, Great Kingshill, Prestwood, Amersham, Chesham and surrounding areas.

Personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Beacon Funeral Services, 27 Rose Ave, Hazlemere, Bucks, HP15 7PH

01494 81 81 81

Beacon High Wycombe

We are proud to be the only independent family-owned funeral directors in the town of High Wycombe. Serving High Wycombe, Stokenchurch, and surrounding areas. Our office is situated within a few minutes walk of the Eden Shopping Centre and Bus Station.

Personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Beacon Funeral Services, 202 Desborough Rd, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2TE

01494 53 11 11

Beacon Marlow

Our new office is now open at the old Forge, Wethered Road, in Marlow.Serving Marlow, Stokenchurch, South Bucks and Berkshire.Our office is situated close to the town centre with free parking.

Personal service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Beacon Funeral Services, The Old Forge, 2 Wethered Rd, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3AH

01628 47 60 00