Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, Beckenham

If you’re looking to arrange a funeral in Beckenham or the surrounding areas, Francis Chappell & Sons offer an Unattended Funeral from £995 or an Attended Funeral from £1,995.
BASED ON 10 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Beckenham funeral home

Francis Chappell & Sons have a longstanding reputation, arranging funerals for the local community since 1871. We pride ourselves on our quality facilities and compassionate care.

Our Beckenham funeral directors has an in-depth and thorough understanding of Beckenham and the surrounding areas, including Downham, Shortlands, Sundridge and Bickley to name a few. Whether you want an unattended cremation without a service or a bespoke ceremony with a hearse, flowers, service cards and more, we can use our experience, expertise and local connections to put all the necessary plans in place.

We also offer a choice of funeral plans, should you wish to plan and pay for your own funeral in advance.

Whatever your need, please get in touch on 020 8131 1098. A friendly member of our Beckenham team will be able to help you further.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance from our funeral directors in Beckenham
  • The choice of an Unattended Funeral or an Attended Funeral
  • In-depth knowledge of Beckenham and the surrounding areas, including local crematoria and burial sites
  • A range of services that can be tailored to suit all faiths and cultures
  • A peaceful chapel of rest, providing the option for you to visit your loved one before the funeral
  • A range of funeral vehicles, including hearses, limousines and alternative transport options
  • Memorials and tributes, ranging from gravestones to commemorative urns
  • A choice of 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

We offer two different packages to help you arrange a funeral that suits your needs and wishes. Our Unattended Funeral provides a simple and dignified cremation, without mourners present. Our Attended Funeral allows us to plan a funeral with a service – whether that’s a religious ceremony, a woodland burial, a colourful celebration of life or anything else.

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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    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
    £1,995
    plus £1,073 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,073 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
    £1,995
    plus £1,073 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,073 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

238 High Street
Beckenham BR3 1EN
GB

Directions and Parking

Our Beckenham funeral directors is located on the High Street, just up from St Edmund's Catholic Church.



We are a nine-minute walk from Beckenham Junction train station, or a ten-minute walk from Clock House train station.

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 020 8650 0304

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 Funeral Directors in Beckenham

We’re proud to have served Beckenham and the surrounding communities since 1871. Here are some reviews left by people we’ve had the honour to help.
4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 10 reviews
Rating 5.0
Unfortunately, I have attended several funeral over the years and most have involved Francis Chappell. I was always impressed by the presentation of the pallbearers and the professionalism they displayed. When my father in law died in November 2021 I did some research on funeral directors in the area and found Francis Chappell were competitive with their pricing. So naturally we selected them. Our experience of Kelly at the Beckenham branch was nothing short of excellent. She showed genuine empathy, listened to our thoughts and guided us through the task of planning the funeral we wanted for our departed father. I would also add that the funeral director Bill was first class. He listened to how we wanted to proceed to and from the chapel & cemetery and accommodated us. Again, he and his pallbearers, performed their tasks with professionalism and with dignity for the occasion. For those who are faced with arranging a funeral be prepared for the heartache over your loss but be assured that Kelly, Bill and their colleagues will deliver a service and provide support that will get you through a difficult time.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability. We are here to give the upmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
First class from start to finish. Thoroughly professional from office staff to staff on the day.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
I found Francis Chappell & Sons very helpful and easy to deal with. The funeral ran very smoothly and we were pleased with the Obitus live webcast. Kelly Watkins was particularly helpful and caring.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your comments and 5 star review. 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 4.0
Very helpful & professional in dealing with all matters. All staff encountered have been pleasant which has helped in creating a stress free experience. Many thanks
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
All staff very Lovely and caring and very helpful.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
Exceptionally helpful, not patronising in any way and genuinely there to take as much hassle out of a stressful task and time.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
As my father had already got a funeral plan for my mum and himself at the Orpington branch and I’d dealt with them with mum 10 years ago I was pleased with them. I found Beckenham branch (as Orpington was too far) and met Kelly who was like meeting a friend, her professional attitude and friendliness was very calming and she was always their to answer any questions - also covered every part with helpful suggestions and advice. Kelly’s suggestion of Debbie Devito to do the service was amazing. When I’m back on my feet, I’d like to arrange a funeral plan myself with you.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable and that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
An outstanding level of service in every respect from beginning to after care. I recommend Francis Chappell without reservation.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
The service provided at a difficult and emotional time was delivered with deep respect and professionalism. Kelly guided us through all the stages with empathy, knowledge and understanding.
We were relieved to know that there was a funeral plan in place.
Thank you.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons 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 we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
The lady in the Beckenham office is very kind, but also efficient. She remembered me from my mother's funeral five years ago and had all the paperwork ready when I went to see her. The funeral director on the day was also very kind and warm and everything went very well. I would not hesitate to recommend Francis Chappell.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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