Sa​fe Hands

Funeral Services

Tel:01903 741444 / 07598 278191

We are personally available 24 hours a day,  365 days a year to help and guide you, whenever you need us.        

You're​ in safe hands.....

Safe Hands Funeral Services, nestled in the village of Storrington in the heart of the South Downs

Independent Family Owned Funeral Directors

 Safe Hands is a ​family owned funeral directors, owned by Penny Strachan, with a desire to provide

a professional service with sincere and genuine care.

Safe Hands was opened in order to be able to offer local families and individuals a personal and affordable funeral service. Concerned by my experience within the funeral industry and how money driven many funeral directors are, my aim is to provide a quality service individually tailored to your needs, ensuring the very best care of the person who has passed away. No cost cutting, no exorbitant mark ups on coffins, no additional charge for visiting and spending time with your loved one.

Independent affordable funeral provider bringing the best care and value with humility and compassion to families across Sussex and beyond. At a time when it is hard to even think straight our expertise is in helping you understand all the options that are available to you, so that the funeral can be the best it can be. It is our privilege to help people celebrate the life of family and friends in a way which will honour their life and resonates fully with those involved and attending.

Bespoke Funeral Arrangements to suit you & your family's needs.

Our funerals are tailored to suit you and your family, giving your loved one a service befitting to them.

Working with you every step of the way of the way we can arrange everything on your behalf.

Advice and guidance at every stage, including registering the death

Preparation and assistance of all legal documentation

Appointing an appropriate minister or celebrant to take the service

Arranging Order of service booklets

Floral Tributes - with a highly talented local florist.

Donations - Online memorials & obituary page

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What our customers are saying

The family & I were so pleased with all your help & support from the moment J passed until the end of his service at Worthing Crematorium. We were first impressed with the sensitive way J was collected, then made to feel welcome when we called. You were so helpful when we were planning his funeral, making sure everything was covered to our satisfaction & guiding us through the process.  It was your attention to detail that made sure everything went smoothly.  On the day, many of those attending commented that the service was lovely and just what J would have wanted.  Thank you for making what could have been a stressful & sad time into a relaxed & uplifting goodbye. 

Thank you again, definitely a five star service from start to finish.


We would like to express our gratitude for the support & professional was Safe Hands helped us to find the perfect tribute to our much loved Dad.

Penny was extremely helpful with all the arrangements & guided us with great sensitivity throughout this difficult time. We feel we have had a personalised service from Safe Hands and would not hesitate to recommend them.  Thank you Penny for making our day special to remember Sue Graeme & family.

We highly recommend Safe Hands very very highly.  From start to finish Penny and her colleagues have treated us with great care and sensitivity.  Our mother died just before the outbreak of the Coronavirus and it has therefore been particularly challenging to deal with arrangements for the funeral.  Penny has kept our spirits up throughout the process giving positive, reassuring guidance as to all aspects of bereavement and the related arrangements for Mum in a professional, respectful, dignified and practical way. She has taken the pressure off us and Safe Hands is a very well chosen name as we really have felt safe in her care.  Thank you Penny


On behalf of myself and my family - My Dad sadly passed away recently from Covid-19. We were fortunate enough to find Penny at Safe Hands Funeral Services who helped and guided us through arranging Dad's funeral at this incredibly difficult time. Penny is so kind and thoughtful and was always available to talk to us. The chapel was lovely,it was bright and warm and had a really comforting feel to it.  There was only 5 of us that could attend but Safe Hands arranged a special Zoom meeting where wider family and friends could join us.  We cannot thank Penny enough and would thoroughly recommend Safe Hands.  Thank you Penny. From Amanda, Paula, Mish and Nikki xxx