This is often devastating, exhausting, and can seem impossible to overcome. We see many individuals and families facing this uphill struggle, and it is our privilege to try and make the journey that little bit easier.
Concerned by how cold and business-like many funeral directors are, when Jo started Albany Funerals it was with a vision that all visitors will receive a warm and genuine welcome and all the time necessary to plan the funeral that is right for them. The premises are bright and homely – nothing like the stereotype funeral directors – and Pix, our friendly dog, is often around if you’d like to see her. Do not feel rushed; pop in if you’re passing or phone ahead and we’ll arrange a time to meet that is convenient for you.
Adjusting to new circumstances whilst trying to manage the tidal wave of emotions that grief brings can be a lonely place in the months that follow a bereavement, particularly of a spouse. This is why we decided to start a coffee morning for the bereaved. Our group has now been running for 7 years, meeting monthly and is going from strength to strength. It’s a friendly place, where homemade cakes are eaten, coffee and tea are served in abundance, tears are shed, laughter is heard, recipes exchanged, support is given and even friendships are forged. It has been a true lifeline for some, and for others an excuse to get out and have a chat and a cup of tea with people who understand how they are feeling.
Our group meets every last Thursday of the month from 10-12am at our premises. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday 29th November
Thursday 20th December (Please note earlier date)
Thursday 31st January
Thursday 28th February
Thursday 28th March
Thursday 25th April
Thursday 30th May
Thursday 27th June
Thursday 25th July
Thursday 29th August
Thursday 26th September
Thursday 31st October
Thursday 28th November
Thursday 19th December (Please note earlier date)
Some of the group on our outing to Hastings. We had fish and chips, ice cream and sunshine!
Each year we hold a remembrance 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. Since we realised that even biodegradable balloons can cause serious damage to animals and wildlife, we started our Wall of Remembrance events – our first one in September 2018 was a great success.
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.