Phillips Funeral Directors, St Albans

Whatever type of funeral service you have in mind, your local St Albans funeral directors are here to help. We offer an Unattended Funeral from £995 or an Attended Funeral from £2,495.
BASED ON 54 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our St Albans funeral home

We are Phillips Funeral Directors in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We have been caring for families in the community we love since the 1970s.

Every detail that matters to you, matters to us. We believe a funeral is a deeply personal event that pays tribute to someone's life, so we will to tailor your loved one's funeral service to honour any final wishes.

We are a Dignity funeral directors, so you can expect nothing but compassion and professionalism in everything that we do, because we want to make a difficult time a little easier for you.

We are privileged enough to have members of our team who speak French and Italian, so we can make your visits a little easier if you or your family would prefer to speak either of these languages.

We are always here for you, so please contact us at any time.

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.

Funeral services in St Albans

There are two types of funeral we offer at Phillips Funeral Directors in St Albans - the Attended Funeral (which can be a traditional or more bespoke service with mourners present) and the Unattended Funeral (a cremation without mourners present). More details on each type of service can be found below, and our funeral directors are standing by to answer any questions you may have.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    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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  • 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.
    Find out more
    From
    £2,495
    plus £1,133 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,133 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £2,495
    plus £1,133 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,133 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    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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Where to find us

Address

Dartmouth House
68 Alma Road
St Albans AL1 3BL
GB

Directions and Parking

We are the white double-fronted house on the right just before the traffic lights as you head towards Victoria Street from London Road.

There is car parking available at the rear of our branch.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 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 01727 851006

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 Phillips Funeral Directors

Helping our St Albans families say a meaningful farewell to their loved ones is a great responsibility, and one we don't take lightly. Here's what some of our local families say about us.
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 54 reviews
Rating 5.0
I cannot thank Phillips enough for looking after me after the death of my darling son. They are kind, compassionate and helpful at all times. The attention to detail on the day of Ben's funeral was remarkable, they just wanted to get everything right for me. I cannot thank enough every one of the staff that helped get me through the day. Thank you for Jason for the kindness of coming to see me before the funeral, making sure I comfortable with everything. Also to Tony who drove us and couldn't have been more caring. Thank you to Kerry too for organising the funeral and being there for me at all times.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. All arranged and completed perfectly. Thanks Dar**n.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for using our services for your loved one.
Rating 5.0
Thank you so much to the compassionate and professional team at Phillips. Everything went very smoothly from planning the details and timings of my partner's funeral to how it went on the day. Darren, who took care of us on the day, encompassed the perfect balance of gentle compassion together with a quiet and unobstrusive efficiency. This meant we felt truly looked after, had no worries about the logisitics and could focus on being with friends and family remembering and celebrating our loved one.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Phillips were helpful and professional throughout the whole process and I couldn't fault them on the day
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review and kind words. It means a lot to the team.
Rating 5.0
This is the first time that I've had to arrange a funeral and I just needed someone to manage all aspects for me. Phillips handled everything, with my prior approval and ensured that nothing was overlooked. I certainly recommend their service. I appreciated their capability at making the arrangements without me becoming loaded with questions and tasks. This was combined with compassion and understanding throughout and made a tough situation a lot easier.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Phillips Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
My heart felt thanks to Phillips Funeral Directors in St Albans for their kindness, expert knowledge and attention to detail whilst arranging our mum's funeral. Like most people who are presented with arranging a funeral for a loved one, we had no idea what to do. Luke Crouch led us through every stage, providing us with unbiassed choices and keeping in contact regularly with every detail. We changed the funeral choice from a cremation to a burial with only a few days notice and it was no trouble at all for them to arrange those changes. We made a number of choices to make the funeral personal to us, and all of this was dealt with by Phillips with understanding and compassion. I may sound strange to say, but it was a perfect funeral.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your thoughtful and detailed review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected. Your feedback is always valuable to us.
Rating 5.0
We were very pleased with the way the arrangements were made and carried out exactly as we wanted.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction, thank you.
Rating 5.0
The funeral director Darren was very helpful and understanding and met all our requests. The day ran very smoothly.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you. Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Phillips provided a superb service from beginning to end and helped make a very difficult time easier to deal with. Kirsty looked after us and nothing was too much, even with our odd requests. I highly recommend Phillips.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
James looked after us for my fathers funeral and I could not recommend him and the Phillips team enough. Nothing was a problem and as a family we felt highly supported and respected throughout. Thank you for making such a heartbreaking day a bit easier for us all to manage and deal with.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
It was the first time we had to arrange a funeral from London for the services to be held in Luton at the church and crematorium. We received excellent, professional and friendly service. Any problems/questions we had were answered to our satisfaction. Nothing was too much trouble and would like to thank the funeral director allocated to act for us and for everyone at Phillips Funeral Services, St Albans branch for their help. Would recommend Phillips Funeral Services.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
From the start of making contact with Phillips they were very professional, organised and efficient. They managed all the details clearly and kept you informed all the way.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
Where do I start, what an amazing team James who helped arrange my grandmother’s funeral he went above and beyond nothing was to much trouble so so helpful always there to listen I would highly recommend Philips they arranged all my grandparents funerals beautiful people think you James and the team
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
Very personal and professional service. Great support at a very difficult time. Can very highly recommend.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Phillips Funeral Directors. Your recommendation is greatly received and I am glad we looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
Thank you so much to all at Phillips St. Albans for helping me to arrange my mother”s funeral.
Thanks especially to Andrew, who guided me through each stage with kindness and respect. He gave great support and advice without rushing me to make decisions.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
Andrew at Phillips was efficient and kind at all times. He listened to our wishes and never hurried us. We were very pleased with the funeral service, all the arrangements went seamlessly. I have used Phillips in the past for both my parents funerals. I was extremely satisfied with their service and interpersonal skills of all their staff.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review, it is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support. Thank you for your 5* review.
Rating 5.0
I could thoroughly recommend Phillips. Everything was handled with such care and compassion at a very difficult time. They talked us through everything, and we’re always at the end of the phone if you did have any concerns.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
It has been an honour to look after you and your loved one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs.
Rating 5.0
thanks to all at phillips st albans for a wonderful service on the day even with the covid restrictions everything went off as planned with no hiccups all staff at phillips were professional helpful and caring.
many thnaks
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments left as part of your online review. I am glad that our team were there to guide you through the arrangements for your loved one at such a difficult time. 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.
Rating 5.0
The service was arranged exactly as I had asked, and Luke and his colleagues were helpful and professional throughout the process.The minister recommended was also excellent and her selection of prayers and blessings were perfect.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
Professional, informative and efficient, particularly considering the Coronavirus restrictions.
The funeral team, especially Andrew, were helpful and sensitive.
Can’t fault anything. Thank you.
Response from Phillips Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
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