Steven Mears Funeral Directors

The teams at our Sydenham, Lewisham and Beckenham funeral homes will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.

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


371, Lewisham High Street, London, England, SE13 6NZ, United Kingdom.

9 reviews on Google


171, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, England, BR3 4SZ, United Kingdom.

16 reviews on Google


123-125, Sydenham Road, London, England, SE26 5HB, United Kingdom.

22 reviews on Google



Rating: 4.3 from 9 reviews View on Google Maps

Sonya Dyer

a year ago

During this difficult Jackie Stacey at the Lewisham branch was very supportive to my family. She was professional, experienced and explained everything in detail. Jackie made the process so much easier for us to deal with. She was warm compassionate kind and caring. I would highly recommend Steven Mears. Thank you Jackie. We would also like to thank Bobby for his support during the funeral.

Alan Aspinall

3 weeks ago

It was a dark time for the family losing my dad, but jackie, at the lewisham branch made dealing with my dad Funeral that much easier.

Susan Tebbutt

a year ago

After losing my lovely Dad recently, I went with Steven Mears Funeral Directors. Jackie was the first port of call for us.. and I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart, for her kindness and understanding, absolutely nothing was too much to ask of her at anytime of the day… she was right there for us at this sad and hard time… Also the minister Nicole, she was just amazing, between these two lovely ladies I felt really looked after and cared for…. My two angels. The whole sad experience become a lot easier. Steven Mears Funeral Directors add such little personal touches…. I’d go to them again if I ever I have to.

Sarah Leach

11 months ago

I was shocked at the funeral I attended today at how unprofessional the funeral bearers were! It almost felt disrespectful talking to each other during the service in the doorway of the church. Shouting round the car at each other about getting the stands out the car for the coffin. The all standing around chatting at the grave side ! Not the send off Mears have given our family members before shame really for the family members who had trusted them with our loved ones send off.


4 months ago

Elizabeth was really helpful with dealing a difficult situation in relation to getting all the information I needed and provided support which help with making the right decision.


Rating: 4.9 from 16 reviews View on Google Maps

Monica Fyfe

4 months ago

Steven Mears Beckenham were absolutely brilliant when my dad passed away in September last year. It was such a difficult time and extra stressful due to his passing away suddenly whilst on holiday abroad with my mum. During the two months between his passing and the funeral Katie our funeral arranger was brilliant, very helpful, organised and sympathetic. I couldn't recommend her enough.

Jill Welch

4 months ago

I cannot thank Katie and the team highly enough for the service we received for my mum’s funeral. Nothing was too much trouble and they made a difficult time much easier. They even took a video of the jazz band, which led mum’s car to the crematorium, whilst stopping the traffic for us.

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7 months ago

I went into the funeral directors to get some information about grave markers today. A very professional young lady called Katie ?? provided lots of information about the various ones and provided brochures with full details. I was very impressed by her knowledge and l would defenitely recommend them for people seeking a funeral director. Please thank the young lady for me again.

Matt J

a year ago

I wanted to write to thank Becky and her team for the smooth running of my father in law’s funeral on January 9th. Everything went really well and we as a family were very happy with the ceremony. I think Dad would have approved! Thank you again for all your support and help with planning the funeral, it was deeply appreciated at a difficult time.


3 years ago

Dad and I are so grateful for the kindness and patience shown by Angela in organising Mum’s funeral. In these difficult times she helped us every step of the way. I felt that nothing was too much to ask and she explained the process and requirements as sensitively as possible. Tommy the funeral director was courteous and respectful and we were so grateful for the dignity and respect that all of us were shown on the day of the cremation. Thank you so much.


Rating: 4.3 from 22 reviews View on Google Maps


a year ago

I’ve given 5 stars due to the exemplary and compassionate service I received from the amazing team at Sydenham. Throughout the funeral process the care and respect provided was outstanding. Janice, Bobby and Olivia are a credit to Steven Mears with whom I cannot thank enough for all their support, kindness and patience. With open arms they embraced me and my family with our grief. On the day of the funeral Bobby and his team where so professional and made what was such an unbearable day go smoothly. Sally the Celebrant was a star on the day too. They are truly an incredible team and I would highly recommend using Sydenham, you won’t be let down.

Diana Roberts

2 years ago

From the first contact on the phone with Angela I knew she would be a great support for my fathers funeral. When we went to the funeral directors she was warm and friendly. Angela was able to explain the process and what type of funeral was available. It’s such a difficult time but she made the process so much more manageable. I could phone her at anytime and was able to ask any question. At the funeral Bobby and his team were excellent and very sensitive and respectful. If you are looking for a funeral directors I would highly recommend Steven Mears in Sydenham -ask for Angela. Thank you so much for your help, support and professionalism.

Jim Overall

2 years ago

A huge thank you to all the staff at Steven Mears. We used them 12 years ago for my Mother and decided to go back again. Initially spoke with Angela and then met with Olivia and went through the initial chat re the funeral. Didn't really have to do too much after that , which was nice. Bobbie and the funeral team were excellent and the whole funeral passed off better than expected- the rain even stayed away. Thanks to all involved as they made what could be a stressful event pass smoothly and serenely!

natasha manners

2 years ago

What a disgusting way I have been treated and harassed first for over £6000 that I have paid not £200 that I have also paid. When I went to the Sydenham branch I dealt with First Angela’s daughter then Angela herself. There were a few mistakes made by both Angela and her daughter but I overlooked them and just tried to solve the problems that arose so that my mother could be buried which was my only concern. Now 2 months after I had paid this company I have been bombarded with emails and letters that I owe them money although I had proven that I paid Angela I am still getting letters and now threatening emails that my details would be sent to a debt collection Agency for not over £6000 but now for £199 which I paid Angela in person. I have phoned the office many times and told Angela will get back to me and she hasn’t. I have been down to the Sydenham branch and been told many times by Olivia that again Angela will get back to me. How can I be treated so disgustingly when I am in grieving for the loss of my mother. The stress and upset these people have caused me cannot be put into words when I am already broken. To be accused of owing money is just sick. I would never use or recommend this branch or any other Steven Myers branch after the way I have been treated. I have tried calling the Sydenham branch today and the phone number I have is not going through. I called the phone number from the website and that is not going through so Monday I will have to start again and try to find somebody to explain to me how this company can harass and treat a grieving person in such a disgusting way. I’m in shock and feel weak from the way I continue to be treated by Angela and her team when I paid her personal.

Laura Guest

3 years ago

When my mum died i didn't know what to do or where to go. As soon as i made the 1st phone call and spoke to Angela she put me at ease and i knew i would be ok. Not only did she guide me through the whole thing but her and Janice went out of there way to make this so easy and pain free for me and my family. On the day Bobby looked after us and made sure everything ran smoothly. I cant thank them enough for what they did and would 100% recommend Steven Mears in Sydenham