J.E. Severs Funeral Service Ltd



J.E. Severs Funeral Service Ltd is a long established family business situated in Little Hale, covering Heckington, Great Hale, Helpringham, Billingborough, Sleaford and the surrounding area.

Opening hours-24hrs

Our office is at 26 Main Road, Little Hale, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 9BA.

There is ample car parking next to the Chapel Of Rest opposite.


All enquiries Tel: 01529 460339



COVID-19  Important Information.


These are challenging and uncertain times but please be assured we are doing all that we can to continue to provide the same excellent service whilst at the same time protecting you and our staff.


While funerals have been excluded from the ban on events taking place, announced on the evening of 23 March, changes have been made to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 between those in attendance. These include how we make arrangements and how the funeral is conducted.


National Association of Funeral Directors Guidelines.

Funeral homes will remain open, but funerals should be arranged over the phone or via other electronic means, wherever possible. If a funeral must be arranged in person, please respect the social distancing guidance – keep two metres apart, wash hands frequently, and cough or sneeze into a tissue/crook of your elbow and limit the number of people attending in person to arrange the funeral.


Do not arrange a funeral in person if anyone involved has symptoms or should be self-isolating, in accordance with government advice. It is vital that we do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus and that funeral service employees (who are key workers) can remain healthy and able to continue supporting bereaved families. 


If you wish to view the deceased person by visiting the Chapel of Rest, please make arrangements with your funeral director for specific times and limit the numbers attending at any one time to those living in the same household. At-risk groups are strongly urged not to visit. 


Funeral services should be restricted to the smallest possible number of attendees – ideally only the very immediate family and at-risk groups are urged not to attend.  As of 19th April, if persons of the same household, close family members cannot attend, close friends now can.


Webcasting/live streaming of the funeral service (using professional or personal devices) may still be possible – thereby enabling other mourners to still participate without putting themselves and others at risk of harm. 


Please don’t publicly advertise the funeral details to reduce the risk of other, well-meaning mourners arriving unexpectedly. They may be turned away at the door, which could be distressing for them and the bereaved family. It will also place funeral key workers at unnecessary risk of harm. 


During the service, all mourners should remain two metres apart from anyone not living in their household at all times.

Refrain from making physical contact with anyone outside of your household. 


All charitable collections should be done online. 


We understand this advice may be very difficult for families, and will do everything we can to help you say good bye – and perhaps plan a celebration of the person’s life in the months to come – but it is vitally important we respect Government guidance for social distancing, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

In addition to the advice above we would like to add the following.

There are no Church services being held at present, in the case of a burial all services are being held at the graveside with a maximum of ten mourners, being immediate family only. 

Most Crematoriums are also asking that no more than ten mourners attend. Boston has set a limit of fourteen. 

Mourners who are self-isolating for 14 days due to someone in their household being unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) but are not symptomatic themselves should be facilitated to attend the funeral in person should they wish to do so, with processes put in place to minimise the risk of transmission.

Mourners who are clinically vulnerable or in a shielded group should also be facilitated to attend, with processes put in place to minimise the risk of transmission

Any mourner who is showing coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms (a new continuous cough or a high temperature) should not attend the funeral as they pose a risk to others; remote participation should be considered.

Social distancing applies to mourners at the graveside and crematorium, apart from those who are from the same household who may sit/stand together.

We politely ask that anyone needing to come to the office for whatever reason to telephone us on 01529 460339 to make an appointment.

Please do not call in at the office without ringing us first. Be aware that if we are making arrangements over the telephone with a family our telephone line may be busier if you are trying to get through.


We will not be providing limousine cars at present.


You may be asked additional questions about the deceased and yourself regarding the COVID-19.


If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to ring us.


Kindest regards

John and Emma Severs


Chapel of Rest 

Our private, modern, purpose built Chapel of Rest provides a peaceful place for your last goodbyes to a loved one.


Visits to the Chapel of Rest are by appointment.


We realise that it is often difficult for family members to arrange time off  from work, even at times of a bereavement so, as we live just opposite the Chapel of Rest, we offer appointments in the early evening and usually a Saturday morning for you to visit if work commitments prevent you from visiting in normal working hours.

There is no extra charge for this.


We have ample off street parking and you are welcome to take as long as you need.


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