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About Us

Critoph & Crowe was established in 1926 by Charles Percy Critoph & William Crowe.

William Crowe retired from the business in the early 1950’s. Charles Percy Critoph then managed the firm of Undertakers until 1963 when his son Eric Charles, joined the firm. They formed a business partnership in 1967, retaining the name of Critoph & Crowe.

Charles Percy retired from active participation in the firm in 1988 and died in 1996, aged 95.

In 1988 Eric’s son Jonathan joined the business, they worked together until 2011 when Eric decided it was time for him to take a back seat in the running of the firm, leaving Jonathan as the only active member of the family running the business and is on call 24 hours a day. Jonathan is supported by a loyal staff that help attend to the administration and general running of the office.

Jonathan decided it was time to modernise and “move with the times” and the firm became Critoph & Crowe Ltd, a modern funeral premises with a chapel and upto date Mercedes Hearse, Limousine and private ambulance.

The firm is still a family business with no connection with large funeral organisations, although we are members of SAIF (Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors). We pride ourselves in listening to all your wishes and requirements. We support families through their emotions at such a sad time with compassion, be it a straight forward funeral or a more elaborate funeral we take care in arranging a service that reflects your loved one and your wishes.