A W Alden & Son Funeral Directors, Benfleet

We take the greatest care as we look after the families of Benfleet.
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Rating 5.0
based on 12 reviews

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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have unlimited choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral in Benfleet, from £3,545

    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 funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements
    To find out more, please call us on 01268 793027
  • Simple Funeral Service in Benfleet, from £1,995

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
    • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
    • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
    • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
    • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available
    To find out more, please call us on 01268 793027

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

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

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Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 12 reviews
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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