CELEBRATING LIFE

AWARD WINNING

Award-winning funeral directors in Kent

Serving the South East from our key locations in Ashford and Maidstone

Albany Funerals is an award-winning, affordable and independent funeral provider, bringing the highest standards of service to families across the whole of Kent, and beyond. Recommended in the Good Funeral Guide and led by Jo Williamson (formerly Loveridge), we have grown significantly over the last decade as more and more families recommend how we work to others.

At a time when it’s extremely hard to think clearly, our expertise is in helping you to understand all the options available to you, so that the funeral is the very best it can be. Being independent of the big chains means we can offer the best care, value and ethics without compromise.

Pricing information

The Consumer Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published the final report on its in-depth market investigation into funeral services, confirming its remedies for the sector.  Clear and transparent pricing has always been an issue, making it difficult for people to compare like for like.  Although we have always clearly advertised our pricing, we are very happy that this is one of the issues being addressed. Please find our Standardised Price List (SPL) below which gives you an idea of the price of a 'standard funeral'.

The SPL is not a document that we have written, and it is a little complicated, hence why we have also provided our full price list in the right hand box. You can download and print the lists for easy reference.

If you cannot find this 'Standardised Price List' on the homepage of any Funeral Director's website, this means that they are not compliant.  Also please be aware that some Funeral Directors are advertising very basic funerals on their Standardised Price Lists which can be problematic it you need to change something.

Our 'standard funeral' can be built on on and completely tailored to your needs.  We also have other options - please see our our full price list below or visit our Pricing page

 

Download our information booklets to find out more about what we do

Our Funerals

Traditional Funerals

The best of traditional practice combined with excellent service and all in the most personal of ways.

Modern Funerals

Innovative celebrations of life at beautiful venues in addition to more traditional venues such as crematorium and church.

Simple Funerals

There are helpful and simple options which not only save money but offer an excellent way of having a funeral.

What Makes Us Different?

Award Winning

Recognised nationally by The Good Funeral Awards and Natwest Everywoman Awards for exceptional service

Independent

Being independent of the big chains means we can offer the best care, value and ethics without compromise

Affordable

Transparent prices and campaigning to end Funeral Poverty as Member of Fair Funerals

Forward Thinking

Offering Traditional, Modern and Low-Cost funerals and the best of traditional practice combined with fresh thinking

Serving Kent

Covering the whole county, from Tunbridge Wells to Maidstone, Sevenoaks to Canterbury, Ashford to Dover, and further afield

Ethical

Jo started Albany Funerals determined that Kent would have a Funeral Director whose service is rooted in honesty and integrity

What our Customers say…

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Our Google Reviews

 

Bereavement is a difficult and stressful time, but from our first meeting we were cared for in a compassionate way and given time to consider our wishes with no pressure. Sam was caring and reassuring, completely putting our minds at rest over every little detail. Albany provided an excellent service from the start. The team were friendly, respectful and nothing was too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending them!

Paula

Upon my brother’s death we felt a great vacuum and sadness in our lives and the thought of choosing a Funeral Director was an unwelcome necessity but an obviously important one. We had attended a funeral earlier that year and I was impressed at the smoothness of the proceedings. I found out it was Albany and we made enquiries.
Straightaway we were welcomed into a very relaxing meeting room and put at ease with Jo’s sensitive caring and attentive approach. There was also a genuine feeling that she empathised with our grief and that she would do all that she could to make the funeral into what we wanted. There was no time pressure and she offered advice and support for the children and what may or may not be suitable. When you are in shock and grieving it is almost impossible to think clearly, yet Jo steered us through the issues and we were instantly happy to accept her help.
She ran through many options including a cardboard coffin, which the children decorated.
The staff were very friendly and supportive, punctual and providing the vital support on the funeral day.
When you have someone like Jo helping, you appreciate the vital importance in getting an occasion such as this right. We cannot praise Jo and all at Albany highly enough and would recommend her to provide the right balance and care at such a sad occasion.

Stephen

I have nothing but praise for Jo’s team at Albany Funerals and in particular Sam. Sam was so caring and helpful at each of our visits and nothing was too much trouble. There was a brightness about her that put us at ease when dealing with the sad situation. She was very understanding at all times. The gentlemen who looked after us on the day treated us with every courtesy and made us feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Albany Funerals. They are the best.

Judy

Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact us at any time, whether to discuss your options, to seek our advice or to simply ask any questions you might have.

We regularly serve the whole of Kent and also more widely across the UK when requested.

Our branch in Great Chart, just outside of Ashford has also been open since January 2018. We have plenty of free parking. Please contact us on either number for information.

More Info

  Albany info booklet2021

 Arranging a Funeral

 Myths About Funerals

  Funeral Wishes Form

    Our Offices

    Albany Funerals Maidstone
    669 Loose Road,
    Maidstone,
    Kent ME15 9UX
    01622 746 688
    [email protected]

    Albany Funerals Ashford
    1, New Street Farm,
    Chilmington Green Road,
    Great Chart,
    Ashford, TN23 3DL
    01233 650 746
    [email protected]

     

     

    Opening Times

    Offices are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

    We are available to help 24/7