Professional funeral services in Beckenham

Our caring and compassionate team offer Unattended Funerals from £995 and Attended Funerals from £1,995
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Dignified funeral services in Beckenham

Our experienced and expert team are here to help you arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

We offer two funeral services in Beckenham – the Attended Funeral and the Unattended Funeral.

Our Attended Funeral offers a funeral service, followed by an attended cremation or burial, according to your wishes.

Our Unattended Funeral will see our team arrange a dignified, unattended cremation for your loved one, without mourners present.
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Our Funeral Services

We pride ourselves on our funeral services in Beckenham. Whether you choose our Unattended Funeral or our Attended Funeral, you can guarantee that our team will arrange a fitting funeral to meet your loved one’s wishes and 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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    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.
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    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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Comparing different funeral services

Compare our packages to decide which best suits your needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a fully bespoke funeral with a service, a direct cremation, or anything in between, our expert team will be able to help.

Rest assured that both you and your loved one will receive the same, high quality of care that we pride ourselves on, regardless of which option you choose.
Your loved one will always:
  • Be cared for by our experienced and professionally trained staff
  • Lay at peace in our climate-controlled mortuary, where they will receive continuous care
  • Be treated with the respect and dignity that we are known for
Whichever package you choose, we will always provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral. This includes liaising with the necessary third parties on your behalf. We will provide support with the administration and arrangement of the funeral, and will take care of the necessary paperwork for the funeral to legally proceed.
Service details
Our optional embalming service
Dressing your loved one in their own clothes
Visiting your loved one once they are in our care
The reception of your loved one into a home or place of worship prior to the funeral
The use of a hearse
The use of a limousine
A personalised funeral procession
An unlimited mourner attendance at the service (up to service venue capacity)
The attendance of a Funeral Director
The arrangement of services, such as arranging a minister, officiant and organist on your behalf
The organisation of additional services, like flowers, obituaries and the collection of donations on your behalf
A choice of committal location
The attendance of mourners at the committal
The delivery of ashes within 20 miles
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*With a Full Service Funeral, we will make it as personal to you and your loved one as you wish.

What does our team do? What does a Dignity funeral director do?

Interested in knowing what our team do on a day-to-day basis? Here’s a little insight:
Support and Guidance
From the moment you get in touch with us, we will do everything we can to support and guide you through this difficult time – to the day of the funeral and beyond.

Whether you want to learn more about our funeral services in Beckenham, or if you simply need someone to talk to, our team will be here to help.

Remember that we are available 24/7, so you can call at any time of the day or night.
Supporting family members at a funeral service
When we take your loved one into our funeral home, you can rest assured that we will take the utmost care of them.

We will listen to your requirements, making sure that they lay in rest as requested by you. We can arrange religious or ritual washes, dressing your loved one in their own clothes, and a number of other services to meet your needs.

You can also arrange to visit them in our peaceful chapel of rest in the lead up to the day of the funeral.
Funeral procession at a woodland burial
There are a number of decisions to be made when planning a funeral, so we will work with you to create a fitting send off for your loved one.

Whether you want a dignified but straightforward unattended cremation, or a colourful ceremony celebrating their life, we will be able to put the plans in place to make your ideas a reality.

We offer two funeral services to achieve this – the Unattended Funeral and the Attended Funeral. The Unattended Funeral consists of a simple cremation without mourners present. The Attended Funeral offers a funeral service with more scope for personalisation.
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We’re proud to have been part of the community in Beckenham for over 100 years. As well as helping local individuals to arrange funerals and offering pre-paid funeral plans, we make sure to engage in local activities to help further.

Whether that’s collaborating with small local businesses to create funeral flowers and service cards for ceremonies, assisting local care homes or training the local clergy in updated funeral procedure, we’re always happy to collaborate with those around us for the greater good of Beckenham and the surrounding areas.

Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors is thankful to the community here in Beckenham for allowing us to support them during the most difficult of times. That is why one of our less recognised, but no less significant, duties is expressing our gratitude.

Whether it's working with local care homes, training the clergy in funeral procedure, or advising other public bodies on care for the deceased and bereaved, being a part of Dignity means our funeral directors are always ready to assist and put a little something back.
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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.


  • The average cost of a cremation funeral in the UK is £3,744. However, this will vary according to location and other factors. Talk to your local funeral director to get a better idea of costs for the type of service you require.


  • The average cost of a burial in the UK is £4,798. This comprises burial charges, minister or celebrant fees, and funeral director fees. This cost does vary by location, your local funeral director will be able to give you a better understanding of costs.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.