Welcome to Albany Funerals, Ashford
Traditional – Modern – Low-Cost Funerals in Ashford
Albany Funerals is a multi-award-winning independent funeral provider, bringing the highest standards of service to families all over Kent.
We have been established in Maidstone for the last decade and we opened our beautiful new premises in Great Chart near Ashford in 2018 to serve the local community here as well.
We offer affordable funerals across the whole area, combined with the very best in quality, ethics, care, and support.
We will work with you to find the funeral that suits you best, be it the smartest of traditions, a more relaxed ceremony either at our premises or another venue, or a mixture of both.
You will find us located 10 minutes from Ashford town centre, just off the A28 after Great Chart. We have plenty of free parking right outside our premises – please do not hesitate to contact us, or pop in to see us if you prefer.
Our office hours are 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday or by appointment. However, our phones are answered 24/7 if you need support or advice – 01233 650746.
Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are currently operating by appointment only.
Recommended in the Good Funeral Guide and led by Jo Williamson, we have grown significantly over the years 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 one of the few Maidstone funeral directors independent of the big chains means we can offer the best care, value, and ethics without compromise.
Tel. 01233 650 746 (24/7)
1, New Street Farm, Chilmington Green Road, Great Chart, Ashford, TN23 3DL
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Here’s what the Good Funeral Guide says about us:
“Jo will arrange exactly the funeral you want. Albany are unique in the area in being perfectly able to provide either a completely traditional funeral, or a totally bespoke one. If it’s a traditional funeral that you want, you can be reassured that the turnout is as smart as it gets. And if you want a very personal, individual event then Jo will be able to offer you as many suggestions as you feel comfortable with. You’ll never be overwhelmed though, she’s exceptionally good at listening to people and understanding what they need from her.”
“The funeral home is bright, well-lit, civilised and unusually tastefully decorated, painted in soft, neutral colours – the sort of place that really puts you at your ease. It’s like walking into someone’s home. The room in which you make arrangements is furnished with sofas and armchairs, and this tells you that you have all the time you need. There’s a lovely chapel of rest, spacious and serene, lit by lots of candles.”
We can hold ceremonies for up to about 30 people in our beautiful and serene room at our premises, which offers a real alternative for those who do not want to go to a church or crematorium for smaller groups. Alternatively, we can arrange for your ceremony to take place at a venue of your choice or one that we can suggest. These types of bespoke funerals usually cost around the same as a traditional funeral at the crematorium.
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.
Offices are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
We are available to help 24/7