The Coroner for Suffolk

How to contact the Coroners Service in Suffolk and useful information for the bereaved

Mr Nigel Parsley is HM Senior Coroner for Suffolk. 

He is assisted in his duties by:

  • Area Coroner: Mr Darren Stewart OBE
  • Assistant Coroners: Dr Dan Sharpstone, Mr Tim Deeming, Mr Peter Taheri , Mrs Catherine Wood

You can use the tabs below to find out more about the role of the Coroner in Suffolk.

Bereavement support services and how they can help you

A list of organisations offering support and advice for adults and children on coping with a death.



The Bereavement Register


Helps to reduce the amount of direct mail sent to the address of a person who has died.

Bereaved by Suicide Service

Bereaved by Suicide service in Suffolk and North East Essex - Victim Support

0808 16 89 111

Losing a loved one to suicide is an extremely traumatic experience. Bereaved by Suicide Service aims to ease the distress and improve the wellbeing of those in Suffolk

(with the exception of the Waveney area) and Colchester and Tendring who have been bereaved by suicide. They provide emotional support, practical help and signposting to other organisations.

The Coroners' Courts Support Service

A registered charity whose volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending inquests.

Suffolk Coroner's Service works with the charity to ensure families feel supported through the inquest process.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.


Provides free and independent advice to bereaved people following a death in state care or detention in England and Wales.

The Lullaby Trust

Offers confidential bereavement support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.

The Money Advice Service 

Free and impartial money advice, including information about paying for a funeral.

Norfolk & Waveney MIND

Norfolk and Waveney Mind

0300 330 5488

The service focuses on supporting individuals in the immediacy of loss. This can be both emotional and practical support.

Roads Victims Trust

Road Victims Trust 

01234 843345

The Roads Victims Trust is a charity dedicated to supporting people who have been affected by the grief and trauma of a road death or a serious injury or life changing injury collisions. Their services are available to family, friends and colleagues of the person who has been killed or injured as well as witnesses of fatal and life changing injury road collisions.