What is a Direct Cremation and why are they becoming more popular?

31 January 2024

A direct cremation is a low-cost funeral option which keeps the goodbye simple. They’re steadily growing in popularity across the UK and it’s an option now available with Essentially Coles. So, we wanted to talk about this type of funeral in more detail and give you all the information you need to make an informed […]

Supporting loved ones in their grief 

6 December 2023

Death and loss can be tricky to navigate, especially if you’re supporting someone who has been bereaved. Whether they’re a close friend, family member or even a colleague, people often worry that they’ll say the ‘wrong thing’ or that people need space to grieve. While that may be the case for some, for others, knowing […]

Coles Funeral Directors sponsor Llandaff Village Christmas lights switch-on 2023

7 November 2023

We’re proud to announce that we’re sponsoring Calon Hearts’ Christmas lights switch-on in Llandaff village on Sunday 19th November.   Featuring appearances from Frozen’s Elsa, and Go Compare’s leading man Wynne Evans, it will take place at Llandaff Cathedral Green between 4pm – 7pm, and all funds raised will go to Cardiff-based heart charity, Calon Hearts.  […]

Coles Funeral Directors expands Rumney premises

2 August 2023

Cardiff-based Coles Funeral Directors has announced a significant investment in Rumney this week, creating several new jobs in the area and doubling the size of its funeral home. Established nearly two decades ago, Rumney was Coles Funeral Directors’ first funeral home in the city so holds a special place in the heart of managing director, […]

Coles Funeral Directors unveils a Wall of Reflection in support of Marie Curie

27 March 2023

Cardiff-based Coles Funeral Directors showed its support for Marie Curie in marking the UK National Day of Reflection by hosting a community-focused event at its Birchgrove funeral home.  Created as a day to remember loved one’s lost, support those who are grieving, and encourage connection within the community, the National Day of Reflection (23 March) […]