As Chard's longest established independent funeral director we are here to help you at these most difficult of times. Here at Bishop's Funeral Services we are dedicated to helping you to organise every aspect of the necessary funeral arrangements, whilst making this process as painless and easy for you as possible.
A brief history of our company.
Our company Bishop’s Funeral Services was originally founded in 1890 by Henry Bishop. He in turn passed it down to his two sons Jack and Chummy. Jack’s son Nicholas then managed it until his retirement in 2001.
It was at this stage that Deirdre Cargen our current proprietor purchased the business. Deirdre is a former aircraft mechanic who worked on helicopters and fixed wing aircraft in the Womens Royal Navy Service.
When her father died she realised that it was time to switch careers. She had seen for herself that it was vital that the bereaved received first class care. In order for this to happen the funeral director needed to have empathy with the families and time to take them through the necessary funeral arrangements step by step.
Deirdre managed to get an apprenticeship with with a local company where she gained the experience and knowledge required in the funeral profession.
Bishop’s Funeral Services is located in Old Town in Chard and we are very proud that it still operates from it’s original premises. The first thing Deirdre did having purchased the business was to carry out extensive refurbishments to bring the premises up to modern day standards.
If you would like any more information about the services we provide then make sure to get in touch with us at your earliest convenience. You can send us a message today by filling out the online form on this website's Contact Us page and a member of our team will respond to your enquiry as soon as they are able. We are all here to serve you and will be pleased to answer any questions in the strictest confidence.