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Welcome to Albany Funerals, Ashford

Traditional – Modern – Low-Cost Funerals

Ashford and surrounding areas

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.


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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 local funeral directors independent of the big chains means we can offer the best care, value, and ethics without compromise.


Tel. 01233  650746 (24/7)

1, New Street Farm, Chilmington Green Road, Great Chart, Ashford, TN23 3DL

[email protected]



Albany Funerals, winners of the Funeral Director of the year category at The AGFD Good Funeral Awards.

GFA winner
Please take a moment to read our full review in the Good Funeral Guide


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.


Charing Crematorium

Barham Crematorium

Hawkinge Crematorium

Vinters Park Crematorium



Bybrook Cemetery

Willesborough Cemetery


Alternative funeral venues

Willow Barn

Bilsington Priory

The Secret Garden 

More About Albany Funerals

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 new branch in Great Chart, just outside of Ashford Is now open. Please contact us on either number for information.

More Info

book Info Brochure
book Arranging a Funeral
book Myths About Funerals

Our Offices

Albany Funerals Maidstone
669 Loose Road,
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