A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors, Benfleet

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Benfleet Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 17 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Benfleet funeral home

We are Benfleet funeral directors that are based directly next door to the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, which is why many people in Benfleet choose A W Alden for Catholic funeral services. However, we arrange funeral services that accommodate any religious or personal preferences.

Once a builder's company, our Essex funeral home came into existence following the Second World War. Our premises has undergone developments after a relocation to a bigger building, which means we can offer the best facilities to those who need our assistance. Please get in touch to find out more about our caring funeral services.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,203 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,203 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,203 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,203 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

665 High Road
Benfleet SS7 5SF
GB

Directions and Parking

We are next to Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.

There is car parking available at the side of the branch.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01268 793027

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 17 reviews
Rating 5.0
VERY PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE AND ALLTHE STAFE WAS REALY HELPFUL .
IT WAS MY WIFE THAT PAST AWAY AND HELPED ME GET THOUGH .
GUIDING US THOUGH IT ,VERY PROFESSIONAL.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Julie and the team at Alden's recently helped arrange my Uncle's funeral. What a professional and respectful service we received from start to finish. I wouldn't hesitate recommending A W Alden & Son to anybody.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service, thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Everything was dealt with efficiently and effectively, with no fuss or undue stress at a very stressful time.
My thanks go to all those who helped along the way, and gave my Mum a lovely, dignified, understated send off, which is what she would have wanted.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
I am pleased that you were well looked after by our team. Thank you for your lovely review.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with the service we received, we found the staff to be very friendly and professional in all endeavors.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of you using our services to provide something special for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Very professional & sympathetic. Excellent service
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Nobody wants to arrange a funeral but you can do no better than use these people (Benfleet Branch). From start to finish my husband's funeral was arranged respectfully and with great care. Julie who was in charge of helping me was wonderful from start to finish keeping me informed and making sure I had no worries. Ian who came to see me treated me wonderfully and on the day was there to support us. The memory bag that I was given after the funeral was a very appreciated touch. The photos of the flowers and my card attached to the flowers was another extra along with the white rose. All in all a horrible day but made 100% better by caring people.

Thankyou from the whole family.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am happy to hear that we were able to help ease any worries that you may have had and that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Fantastic service from Julie and her team
Nothing was to much trouble
Every last detail was remembered
Gave mum grace and dignity in death as in life
Thankyou for helping us through a horrible time
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that you confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. Julie was respectful and very helpful at a stressful time. All our dealings with you were just as we would wish and the attendants ensured that everything went smoothly on the day. Your attention to detail is second to none.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Would highly recommend using this company, the level of service we received at such a difficult time was outstanding. From the start to finish they were helpful, polite and caring. They made a very emotional experience much more bearable.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Julie and Johanna for the way my fathers funeral was arranged and to Jason and his team for the way it was conducted on the day. The whole process from the very first contact until the day of the funeral was carried out with sympathy, dignity and professionalism, making it so much easier for myself and the family at a time of sadness. Thank you very much.
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with A W Alden & Son. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
When we first attended A.W. Alden we were made to feel very comfortable by Julie. She explained all the options and how they would deal with all the procedures from start to finish so we new what was going to be done and in what order. She also explained the parts that otherpeople would play in making the funeral run smoothly. Once she new we understood what was needed to be done she went through various pricing issues that needed to be covered. There was no pressure in purchasing any one thing over another. Once a decision was taken by us she assured us they would take care of everything, which they did to a very high standard. They kept in touch with us regularly to keep us up to date with everything and always asked if they could do anything for us.
In essence they done a very considerate and professional job I highly recommend them.
Christine
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your sentiments with us regarding your experience. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very professional, compassionate and considered service from the beginning and throughout - can not fault anything!
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I cannot fault AW Aldens at all they dealt with my mum's funeral last year and just recently with my dad.

They helped me through every stage of the arrangements in a very caring manner in fact they could not do enough for me.
I would like to thank them so much
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very attentive and nothing was too much trouble extremely helpful and considerate especially of people's feelings at what was a very difficult and emotional time for all the family
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
truly wonderful service
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review.
Rating 5.0
My lovely husband and my whole family were so well cared for by every member of the team at Alden s from the first moment I met Julie she put us at ease gave us time to make important decisions , nothing was too much trouble for them. On the day of the funeral everything went so smoothly , these lovely people really do care it’s so much more than a job for them . I would defiantly recommend their wonderful service every aspect was thought of and they went out of their way to make sure we were happy with everything from calling us regularly to coming to the house the day before the funeral to talk you through the process on the day so we had nothing to worry about I know it’s a difficult decision choosing the right undertaker but you won’t find anyone more caring or dedicated to caring for your loved one at this distressing time
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Service throughout was excellent and conducted with dignity and sensitivity.
Thank you from myself and family.

Edward Simkins
Response from A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction and that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
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