A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors in Benfleet

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Rating 5.0
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A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors in Benfleet

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About Us

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.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01268 793027 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
Our costs from
£1,995
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Full Service Funeral

Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
Our costs from
£3,545

Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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High quality facilities

Where to find us

Address

665 High Road Benfleet SS7 5SF GB

Parking and Directions

There is car parking available at the side of the branch.
We are next to Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.

OPENING HOURS

Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01268 793027 if you require our services outside of these hours.

VISITING HOURS

Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00
SatClosed
SunClosed

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
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Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
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The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
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After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
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Reviews of our services

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Rating 5.0
based on 11 Reviews
  • 5.0
    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
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    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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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.
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very professional, compassionate and considered service from the beginning and throughout - can not fault anything!
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    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
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    truly wonderful service
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    Thank you for your online review.
  • 5.0
    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
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    Response on behalf of 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.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Service throughout was excellent and conducted with dignity and sensitivity.
    Thank you from myself and family.

    Edward Simkins
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    Response on behalf of 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.