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 Mercer.

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

Our Funeral Plans

Unattended Cremation Plan

A simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service at the crematorium.


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

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on 255 branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024) and includes our lowest priced coffin. Funeral prices vary and may go up or down in the future.

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

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
  • For Choice Essential and Choice Plus Plans 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

5 months 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

8 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!

Julie Watson

9 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.

gary morris

a year ago

Jane was fantastic and helpful through out the whole process. Her explanations to events and costings etc was excellent. Nothing was to much trouble and responses to questions by e-mail were timely. Nick was most supportive on the day and helped us through the actual service. It was nice that an old friend Peter, a familiar face, was there and he helped us with the family having Pall Bearers duty. The whole team was fantastic without exception. The family can not thank you enough for your considerations.

Brian Blake

8 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.