TRADITIONAL FUNERALS

Our Funerals

We are passionate about providing the best care and complete attention to detail with all our funerals.  For a traditional funeral service we have excellent links with local churches and Crematoria, and our Jaguar hearse and limousines are always kept to the highest standard. As an independent team, our energy is focused on helping you to have exactly the funeral you feel is right, with personal touches that make it unique.

 

Each funeral is completely bespoke, meaning that you can have a traditional funeral with some modern elements, or visa versa. We will work with you to understand exactly what suits your family and situation. If you have any questions, or if you would just like to chat to one of us, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01622 746688 or 01233 650746, via email at [email protected], or via the contact page.

 

“If it’s a traditional funeral that you want, you can be reassured that the turnout is as smart as it gets..” – 

The Good Funeral Guide (click for full review)

Trustworthy, unique and complete attention to detail

Newspaper Notices

We can help you create and arrange an obituary notice for both local and national newspapers. This provides a good opportunity to announce the death, funeral details and instructions for donations. The local newspapers charge from about £65per notice. The deadline is weekly on a Tuesday lunchtime for a Thursday edition in the KM.

 

Flowers

We can help you with choosing flowers for the funeral. We work very closely with experienced and skilful local florists, and can therefore offer a very personal service that remains affordable. We are also happy to receive arrangements from a florist of your choice. Some families prefer to restrict flowers to immediate family and ask others to donate to a chosen charity instead. We can administer this for you.

Order of Service

We can compile and produce a polished Order of Service for you which not only details the service, but can also be used as a keepsake, or perhaps sent to those who cannot attend the funeral.

Music

Having music at the funeral can truly personalise the service. A Hymn, a favourite piece of music, or perhaps a popular song can be played. Your funeral arranger will be able to advise you on a whole host of options available.

 

Coffins

See our products section for a wide range of coffins, caskets and urns, from traditional crafted caskets, to environmentally friendly natural collections, colourful designs or simply plain and economical coffins.

Transport

Immaculately presented and professionally driven, our range of vehicles provide you the comfort and personal touch you want for the occasion

We would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the sympathetic and professional way in which you conducted the funeral cremation ceremonies for our Parents during these very difficult and challenging times the country is experiencing at present.
As we know, all families losing loved ones during this pandemic is very difficult – and our losses have been no different – but made somewhat easier because of the way in which your company lightened the impact of losing our Parents in a matter of days of one another.
Once again, please accept our sincere thanks for your kindness, assistance and services – so gratefully received – and we send our kind regards to you all at Albany Funeral Directors.

Kevin

We had never had to contact a Funeral Director before so wasn’t really sure where to start. My father had left fairly specific instructions as to the sort of funeral he wanted. We spoke to a few Funeral Directors who were very polite but we felt that they were more interested in us fitting in with what they offered. We then, fortunately, spoke to Jo and Sam at Albany and made an appointment to go and see them. From the outset, we liked how they wanted to help us arrange the funeral that Dad wanted rather than a funeral which fitted in with a ‘package’. Our decision to appoint Albany was a very easy one to make and it made our lives easier at such a difficult time.
All the staff at Albany were extremely efficient and considerate at all times. My father’s wishes were carried out perfectly, we cannot thank them all enough and wish them every success for the future.

Kerry

I recently used Albany Funerals for my mother’s funeral and I could not have asked for more attentive and caring people than Jo and her team. Living in Loose I frequently walked past Albany Funerals and so decided to call them after my mother passed away. That was one of the best decisions I made. Jo immediately made myself and my husband feel at ease when we met her and she has a natural yet unassuming manner when talking about the very sensitive and delicate matter of arranging the funeral of a loved one.
We decided to go for the slightly alternative option of a Direct funeral and Jo helped us along the way of the process and made sure every detail was covered, including helping us to find a beautiful venue for a celebration of Mum’s life. Albany led a wonderful celebration, outside in the sunshine on their decking, and everyone said it was perfect for Mum.
I would highly recommend Jo and the whole team at Albany Funerals to help anyone through the emotional but necessary process of arranging a funeral.

Sarah

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