Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, Bexleyheath

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Bexleyheath Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 35 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Bexleyheath funeral home

At Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, we believe that life with those we love is deeply personal, and that a funeral should reflect this. That is why we are committed to helping our local community arrange fitting farewells. We help families celebrate their loved one's lives in a meaningful way.

Our warm, welcoming and tastefully decorated funeral home has been recently refurbished to help you feel comfortable when visiting us. We have two private chapels of rest where you can spend time alone with your loved one in the time before the funeral.

You can reach us 24 hours a day, so please get in touch as soon as you need us. Our dedicated funeral professionals are here to give you our full support, to help make things easier for you.

We are here for you, every step of the way. Please call us today on 020 8303 4777 at any hour.

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 be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

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.
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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 £1,113 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,113 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 £1,113 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,113 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

217 Broadway
Bexleyheath DA6 7EJ
GB

Directions and Parking

We are opposite the job centre.

There is a space in front of the funeral home, and paid parking nearby costing 60 pence for 30 minutes and £3 for two to four hours. Cards are accepted.

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
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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 8303 4777

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 services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 35 reviews
Rating 5.0
Margaret in the Bexleyheath branch was most helpful and patient. Everyone on the day were respectful and professional. The celebrant hit just the right tone.
Thank you!
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful. Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience.
Rating 5.0
Margaret was extremely supportive, throughout the process of arranging the funeral, the viewing and with relaying all necessary information to us.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for highlighting a member of our team who has made a difference to your personal experience. All feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rating 4.0
Thanks to Francis Chappell and Sons my nan's funeral went exactly as planned. The arrangements were dealt with in a sensitive and understanding manner. My auntie and I felt supported throughout the entire process.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for as we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest quality of care for our families. Your feedback is valued.
Rating 5.0
Staff kind and thoughtful gave us plenty of time to discuss our requirements. On day of funeral all went well in accordance with our wishes.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad that all of your wishes and requirements were carried out by the team as you had requested.
Rating 5.0
All arrangements were carried out sensitively and efficiently and exactly as specified.
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
Everything with the funeral was perfect everyone young and old thought it was the perfect service, many thanks to all at Francis Chappel
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons 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 your review.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish, I felt in safe hands and none of my questions were deemed trivial. I was kindly lead through the arrangement and decision process by Margaret. On the day, the funeral director put me at ease and swiftly dealt with the only glitch, which meant everything went smoothly. My family and I cannot praise enough the care and consideration that we received from Chappell's, making the day a celebration of our Mother.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Francis Chappell & Sons 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. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Mother.
Rating 5.0
We could not have asked any more from Francis Chappell & Sons in the way they helped us deal with our bereavement. From the moment we made contact and to the funeral itself our needs/requests were dealt with compassionately and professionally, which obviously made the day of the funeral less stressful for us. A special thanks to Margaret, who made sure we were cared for throughout, and to Alan and his colleagues on the day. Would definitely recommend their services.

Marilyn, Pat & Grace
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
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
The service that I received from both Les and Margaret was absolutely fantastic, and helped to make an extremely difficult situation a little easier. Les even went to a printers to collect the Order of Service books for me as time was running out. This is the second time that I have dealt with Margaret and she has been marvellous on both occasions. Thank you very much for your help in my recent bereavements.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family, these kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. We always strive to give each family what they need even when times are difficult.     
Rating 5.0
Margaret was very helpful, kind and supportive for all of our family funerals.
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
Our family has nothing but praise for the service provided by Francis Chappell, Bexleyheath with such care.
Their consideration both before and on the day of the funeral service was impeccable and we have nothing but praise for all involved both in the office and at the service.
Thank you
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
I am pleased to hear that the service was carried out to your satisfaction and that our team looked after you so well. Thank you for your lovely review.
Rating 5.0
I found the whole experience, despite the Covid-19 restrictions, to be well organized and professionally performed. My thanks to Margaret for guiding us through the legal paperwork to ensure all went smoothly.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
A very proffesional service that gave my dad the best service i could have ask for he would have been very please ,good comunication all the way through you thought of everything thank you to all you staff for doing such a good job in these strange time
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for lovely comments. 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.
Rating 5.0
The service I received during such a difficult time was superb. Everything before, during and after was first class. I would highly recommend Francis Chappell.

Five star service.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons 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. Your feedback is so valuable and I am glad the team were there to privide guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
I cannot thank Francis Chappell enough for all their help and support throughout a recent double bereavement. Margaret managed both funerals form start to finish, not only efficiently, but with great sympathy and understanding. I was updated on progress on a regular basis and always with great care and consideration.
On the day of the joint funerals Lee and the team of undertakers were absolutely superb. It was all conducted with total dignity and respect and they took such good care and attention to ensure that all went smoothly on the day. Lee explained everything very carefully and with great kindness.
A truly exceptional service which helped enormously on such a sad day. I am really so very grateful for everything
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
It has been an honour to look after you and your family one and to respond sensitively to your specific needs. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Everybody involved in Julia Langfords
funeral arrangements was very helpful and provided the right level of support to my family.
I would recommend your services to others and use you in the future should I need to.
Kindest regards
F.Langford
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors. 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.
Rating 5.0
Considering the circumstances we feel that the complete funeral was conducted very well , from the Head Mourner to the Father in charge of service
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
We have been working hard to maintain our high standards of care in these challenging times and it's great to know that we succeeded in doing so.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very helpful leading up to the day of the funeral. On the day the chief funeral director was excellent.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
These kind words mean a great deal to the whole team. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time.
Rating 5.0
Francis Chappell were great from the start,
My thanks comes from the heart.
We couldn’t have the send off that mum wanted,
Which left us feeling a bit daunted.
But Francis Chappell took us under their wing,
And arranged everything.
Nothing was too much trouble,
For our little bubble,
So that we could say,
Goodbye to Mum in the best way.
They were professional and smart,
Purchasing red ties to look the part.
They were fabulous from beginning to the end,
And they are a company we would certainly recommend.
Mrs L Fifield & family
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5 star review and for your lovely feedback
Rating 5.0
We dealt mostly with Margaret, we felt at ease and very comfortable when making the arrangements, she was always available to contact if we needed a question answered. On day of funeral the director, I think his name was Scott?, was very professional, everything went perfectly. I would also like to praise the celebrant Robin Desmond, he also made a difficult day much easier. All in all an excellent professional service from all involved, David Kenward
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
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. I am glad that the team were there to guide you through this difficult time.
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