About us

J.J. Burgess & Sons was founded as Funeral Directors in 1839 by James Burgess, however the family's business roots in the Hatfield community can be traced to 1700 when the family were clock makers, beehive makers and timber dealers.

The family business of Funeral Directors was passed through the generations and has developed through the years to the business that it is today

Margaret and Justin Burgess

Margaret Burgess and her son Justin at Alfred House

We strive as a family business to provide a personal service where we aim to use our skills and knowledge in the the funeral profession to give you the help and comfort needed at the time.

As we are a family business and have to come to terms with our own family bereavements we feel that we are aware of peoples needs when they come into our office.

J.J. Burgess & Sons are proud to have been part of the local community for over 160 years. The family name brings with it quality service, caring staff and compassion for those who need it which is unsurpassed in the Hertfordshire area.

The services offered are of a high standard and offer a wide choice of funerals which are tailored to the individual client, no matter if they are conventional or not. The following pages go some way to explain in some detail the services provided, describe the facilities available to every client, and give information which may well be of value.

If a death occurs then please feel free to contact us at any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Call your local branch during office hours and use our FREEPHONE number out of hours - 0800 17 42 20.

Hatfield (head office)

Tel: 01707 262122

Knebworth & Codicote branches

Tel: 01438 815656

St Albans branch

Tel: 01727 899066

Welwyn Garden City branch

Tel: 01707 391808


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 Coffins and caskets from JJ Burgess & Sons
 Floral tributes from JJ Burgess & Sons
 Burgess Memorials


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