About Us

In 1832 nine men, believed to be ribbon weavers, launched a great democratic experiment. They formed the Lockhurst Lane Industrial Co-operative Society in the Parish of Foleshill, Coventry. The idea was to provide working families with decent quality food, clothes and other goods at affordable prices.

At the heart of the community since 1832

Lockhurst Lane Society was the first Co-operative to be successfully set up in this region and indeed was amongst the very first Co-operative Societies in the country. It merged with the Coventry Society in 1968 and later became part of the Coventry & East Mercia Co-operative Society.

On January 1st 2000 the Society changed its name to the Heart of England Co-operative Society to more accurately reflect the area in which the Society now trades. All our colleagues take great pride in our reputation for providing an individual, personal and caring service.

As a Co-operative with strong roots in our community, we believe we are uniquely placed to offer the highest levels of personal service whilst maintaining the qualities of respect, dignity and discretion that have been, and continue to be, an integral part of the Heart of England Co-op Funerals approach to all of our clients.


Our Promise

We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you’ll always have someone to talk to. We also have links with a national network of other Co-operative funeral homes, as well as local knowledge, so we can help no matter where or when you need us.

Throughout, we’ll keep you fully informed of exactly what you can expect from us. All our documentation will be written in plain language and our estimate will outline charges in a fair and straightforward way.

Every step of the way, we’ll explain all the options available to you. We’ll give you all the time you need to feel confident about making the right choices for you. Together we can create a completely unique and personalised service – the way you want it to be.

We will listen carefully to what you and your family want and offer a complete choice and flexibility in your arrangements.

We know our service can only be as good as the people who look after you and your family. That is why we continually invest in our people to provide a professional, respectful service. We ensure that our people have access to regular and ongoing training and accredited professional qualifications and we only recruit people who can demonstrate the behaviours required in our business.


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