Douglas Mercer & Son Funeral Directors

Douglas Mercer & Son Funeral Directors have been an integral part of St Leonards’ local community since 1897, founded by Douglas ‘Pop’ Mercer.

His original values of providing a personal and respectful experience have been upheld to this day.

Our Funeral Plans

Choice Essentials Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services

From £2,650

Choice Plus Funeral Plan

Covers all essential Funeral Director services plus embalming and a chauffeured limousine for up to six passengers

From £2,925

With a Choice Funeral Plan

Our Funeral Plan enables you to prepay for certain elements of your funeral in advance and fix the cost of Funeral Director Services, protecting you from the risk of these rising.

  • The Funeral Director Services are included
  • You have the option to make Voluntary Contributions towards Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services
  • You will not require a medical assessment
  • You are able to record your wishes to help your family make decisions when the time comes

Choose a Branch to buy your Funeral Plan


29, Sedlescombe Road North, Saint Leonards-on-sea, England, TN37 7DA, United Kingdom.

81 reviews on Google



Rating: 5 from 81 reviews View on Google Maps

Paul Almond

a month ago

Our latest mum, Jane Searston who used to work for Douglas and Mercers as the funeral arranger unfortunately and suddenly passed away. Nick has been fantastic and has looked after our mum with dignity and respect. We as a family Nick can't thank you enough for your time and patience aswell as looking after mum and Gill for being there to listen to us. Thank you from the bottom of hearts from all the family Kaylee

Charlotte Johnson

4 months ago

Jane, Nick and all the staff at Douglas Mercer’s managed the arrangements for mum’s funeral sensitively and efficiently. No request was too much. They were extremely compassionate and always took the time to explain the options and process. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!

Brian Blake

4 months ago

May I take the opportunity to thank Jane and Douglas and son, for the professional manner in which they presided over my Dear wives funeral arrangement. Jane was was very sensitive from start to finish. Always putting my feelings first. Thank you for making a very difficult time easier to cope with. Brian Blake.

Julie Watson

5 months ago

Charles, John, Julie and Families, We received an extremely professional and efficient service, Jane was incredibly kind and caring with all the preparations and organisation helping and guiding us at each step. On the day of the Funeral Ashley and his colleagues were very attentive and considerate. A big thank you also to Jim our Celebrant who carried out the service in a very sensitive and comforting way.

Christina Green

7 months ago

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the staff here. From the very first difficult phone call requesting the collection of my father's body, right up to the end of the funeral service itself. We were all shown nothing but kindness, compassion. The whole family were treated with the highest degree of sensitivity and professionalism. Every one within the team were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble, no question went unanswered. They made the worst time of our lives easier by being so organised and meticulous. Dad was well cared for and we felt at ease knowing our/his wishes were being met. Thank you all. You are wonderful people. Jane, you have the most beautiful soul and have clearly found a vocation. I would recommend your services to anyone who’s lost a loved one.