About Us - Rowlands Funeral Services
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About Us

For more than 80 years, Rowland’s have been providing funeral services for Petersfield and the surrounding area conducting over 10,000 funerals.


The company was established in 1934 by Percy Vincent, in partnership with his father-in-law William Rowland. The Funeral Services business was originally a department of Rowland, Son and Vincent “The complete house furnishers.”

In 2004 after 122 years of trading, the furnishings part of the company was closed but the funeral business continued using the founder’s name:  Rowland’s Funeral Services.


The original philosophy on which Percy Vincent founded the company was “Every client will be cared for as though they were part of our family”. This dedicated ethos is maintained today by the Director, Marsha Vincent the founder’s granddaughter, who followed in the footsteps of her aunt, Mary Vincent in 2003.


Together at Rowland’s we make this pledge:

Our commitment is to make the entire process of arranging a funeral simple and stress-free. Our experience and expertise ensures that we will respond to the family’s needs, whatever they may be, in a caring and considerate manner.

Marsha Vincent is the present day Company Director of Rowland’s Funeral Services, making her the 3rd generation of the Vincent Family to join the business following on from her Aunt Mary, who was the Company Director from the early 1950‘s.

Marsha Vincent

BA (hons) Dip. F.D., L.M.B.I.F.D. - Company Director