Award-winning funeral directors in Kent
What to do when someone dies
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.
Albany Funerals’ commitment to excellence extends beyond providing compassionate funeral planning. We are passionate about offering fair and transparent prices to our customers, as we believe in building trust through honesty and ensuring that every individual receives the best value for their investment.
Our dedication to transparency means that you can make informed decisions during a difficult time, knowing that we prioritize your financial well-being as much as your emotional comfort. We aim to alleviate the stress associated with funeral planning by providing clear and upfront pricing, allowing you to focus on honouring your loved one’s memory.
The Consumer Markets Authority (CMA) has just released its final report on the funeral services industry, addressing the long-standing issue of unclear pricing. We’ve always been transparent with our pricing, which you can find in our Standardised Price List (SPL) below.
Please note that while the SPL may seem complex, we’ve also provided a straightforward full price list in the right-hand column for your convenience. If you can’t find the ‘Standardised Price List’ on a funeral director’s website, it means they’re not following industry standards. Be cautious of basic funeral offers on Standardised Price Lists; they might pose challenges if you need changes.
Our ‘standard funeral’ can be built on and completely tailored to your needs. We also have other options – please see our full price list below or visit our Pricing page
“We think that a good funeral director is the kind of person you are drawn to for their warmth and kindness, someone who you can trust with the most precious of tasks; the care of the person who has died.
We believe good funeral directors understand that their role is supportive rather than directive and that they are there to help you navigate your way to creating a funeral ceremony that is both meaningful and transformative.
The best of traditional practice combined with excellent service and all in the most personal of ways.
Innovative celebrations of life at beautiful venues in addition to more traditional venues such as crematorium and church.
There are helpful and simple options which not only save money but offer an excellent way of having a funeral.
What Makes Us Different?
Recognised nationally by The Good Funeral Awards and Natwest Everywoman Awards for exceptional service
Being independent of the big chains means we can offer the best care, value and ethics without compromise
Transparent prices and campaigning to end Funeral Poverty as Member of Fair Funerals
Offering Traditional, Modern and Low-Cost funerals and the best of traditional practice combined with fresh thinking
Covering the whole county, from Tunbridge Wells to Maidstone, Sevenoaks to Canterbury, Ashford to Dover, and further afield
Jo started Albany Funerals determined that Kent would have a Funeral Director whose service is rooted in honesty and integrity
What our Customers say…
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!
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.
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.
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