About Us

    About A V Ridout Funeral Service

    A V Ridout Funeral Service was established over 85 years ago and we are the longest established funeral directors in Highcliffe-on-Sea. 

    The team at our Highcliffe-on-Sea funeral home 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. 

    Here at A V Ridout Funeral Service we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Sandra Jane Hagger

    Funeral Director

    Sandra has been with A V Ridout Funeral Service since 2011, having previously worked as a Executive PA for the President of Walt Disney.
    When making funeral arrangements, she tries to help alleviate some of the stress for the family, as well as endeavouring to make their loved one look the best they can.

    She is an ordained Spiritualist Minister, which allows her to perform funerals, weddings and prison visits.
    In her spare time she enjoys pilates, keep fit and reading.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01425 272 835 visit branch or arrange a home visit