Serving Kent & East Sussex 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 Loveridge, we have grown significantly over the last eight 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 independent of the big chains means we can offer the best care, value and ethics without compromise.

 

Our Funerals

Traditional Funerals

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

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Modern Funerals

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

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Low Cost Funerals

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

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Why we are different

Award Winning

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

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Independent

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

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

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

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Serving Kent

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

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Ethical

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

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Watch our 2016 Balloon Release

Each year we hold our Balloon Release event, attended by hundreds of families and friends who we have served. Here is a short video from October 1st 2016 when Albany Funerals had its Annual Balloon Release to give those who are grieving an opportunity to remember loved ones and raise money for charity. It was a special day.

Support

Arranging a funeral or facing life without someone we love prompts many questions and challenges. This section is our resource area to give you helpful information to help guide you forward.

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News

Here you'll find thoughts from the Albany team and links to helpful articles to help you plan the right funeral or to support you in your grief.

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  • Tracey F. Avatar

    Friendly and helpful service offering all types of funerals from the traditional to a personal bespoke ceremony
    Absolutely would recommend to everyone

    Tracey F. 3/19/2019
  • Mark B. Avatar

    Met Kim at the Ashford office. A very homely and welcoming experience. A real delight at such a sad and difficult time. She was very efficient with the paper work and we felt so relaxed - we kept her there talking for ages. Thank you Kim. I would not hesitate in recommending Albany to our friends, family, anyone.

    Mark B. 8/15/2018
  • minimovieworld a. Avatar

    I don't know how you could get a better service from anyone quite honestly. And very reasonable costs - you don't feel at all like anyone is taking advantage of you. Really really nice people. Totally recommend 100%.

    minimovieworld a. 6/13/2019
  • Lee S. Avatar

    Earlier this year I had the sadly lost my mum, a close friend recommended Albany funerals.
    I can not pass on this recommendation with enough credit, they were very accommodating, and met our every need.
    I received numerous comments on how well the service and day proceeded.
    I wanted, as anyone would, to give my mum a send off she would appreciate and this company hit the mark in every level.
    It’s a sad thought I may have to organise such an occasion again but Albany will be my first port of call, professional, friendly, accommodating to say the least.
    Highly recommend

    Lee S. 6/20/2019
  • Luke A. Avatar

    I the last 3 months, sadly we have had to call on the services of Albany.
    The team are amazing, I think service like this is hard to come by in this modern corporate world. To have this family run business able to provide you with this level of contact and personalisation was a refreshing change.
    They where always at the end of the phone to answer questions and explain the processes and legal jargon. I never had to chase them, call backs were never more than a few minutes, with an apology and an explanation at to why the call was not answered immediately.
    You get to know all the staff on a first name basis and you can see that it is so important to them you get to send off your loved one in the manor you desired.
    I will no doubt be taking them up on there remembrance and celebration events.
    Will only use Albany from this point on.

    Luke A. 6/20/2019
  • Dave L. Avatar

    Thank you so much for organizing service for my Auntie, The customer service was excellent from talking to Jo and to the service itself. Many people afterwards commented to say they had never been to a service like that before friendly, bespoken and a very good celebration to the end of Joyce’s life. So a very special thank you to Sue Clinch for conducting the service.
    regards David And Sheila.

    Dave L. 11/01/2019
  • M C. Avatar

    I lost my husband just on a year ago, and at that time, the care and compassion shown by Matthew and his team can never be given high enough praise, especially as it was a time of great sorrow for me after 20 years together. The dignity and respect shown to both me and my late Eric was without doubt of the highest. Eric was given the funeral he wanted - very small, private and intimate - in the Albany Chapel of Rest. In September 2018, Albany held their "Wall of Remembrance" event at a local village hall, and that was very poignant for me as it was 6 months to the day of Eric's passing. Almost on the 1st anniversary of Eric's death, I will be attending my first Coffee Morning at Albany. These events show they care about not only lost loved ones, but also those left behind, and help them cope with the loss. I was lucky to find such wonderful people to help me.Thank you again to Matthew and team, I will never forget your kindness.

    M C. 3/25/2019
  • Lee M. Avatar

    Made the loss of my wife as bearable as it could be their service throughout was superb. thank you.

    Lee M. 8/08/2019
  • Luke A. Avatar

    I the last 3 months, sadly we have had to call on the services of Albany.
    The team are amazing, I think service like this is hard to come by in this modern corporate world. To have this family run business able to provide you with this level of contact and personalisation was a refreshing change.
    They where always at the end of the phone to answer questions and explain the processes and legal jargon. I never had to chase them, call backs were never more than a few minutes, with an apology and an explanation at to why the call was not answered immediately.
    You get to know all the staff on a first name basis and you can see that it is so important to them you get to send off your loved one in the manor you desired.
    I will no doubt be taking them up on there remembrance and celebration events.
    Will only use Albany from this point on.

    Luke A. 6/20/2019
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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.

Albany Funerals

Maidstone Branch
669 Loose Road,
Maidstone,
Kent ME15 9UX
01622 746 688

Ashford Branch
1, New Street Farm,
Chilmington Green Road,
Great Chart,
Ashford, TN23 3DL
01233 650 746
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