Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, Downham

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Downham Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 7 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Downham funeral home

At Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of funeral care, service and facilities to the cherished members in our local community of Downham. We are honoured to be able to help the families in our care celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

We offer you our full support during this difficult time, and we will work with you, listening carefully to your wishes, to try to make things a little bit easier for you. Whether you need someone to talk to, or advice and guidance, we are here to help.

We are here for you, every step of the way. Please call us today on 020 8697 2487 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.
    Find out more
    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

468 Bromley Road
Downham BR1 4PP
GB

Directions and Parking

We are located at the crossroads of Bromley Road and Downham Way.

There is free parking available on surrounding streets.

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 8697 2487

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

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Rating 5.0
based on 7 reviews
Rating 5.0
My sister and I accompanied by my husband had to make funeral arrangements for our mum. We went to Francis Chappell at Bromley Rd Downham where we were looked after impeccably as we had been when we had to arrange our Fathers funeral 18 mths previously. Kelly and a gentleman whom I believe was called William made the arranging of our mums funeral seem effortless and nothing was too much.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family and that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Recently we lost our mum, she was our world, and is sadly missed. She left behind fond memories with all that knew her children, grandchildren, family, friends and neighbours. We decided to use Francis Chappell because they took care of our dear dad who passed 40 years ago. I must say that Francis Chappell’s service hasn’t changed over all those years the staff and service that they provide is thoughtful, kind and professional.
I would especially like to thank Linda at the local office and Bill the funeral director, no detail was left out of mums service and everything that was asked for was implemented with dignity and professionalism, the whole day from start to finish was a real celebration of mums life, thanks to all the staff at Francis Chappell.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one.
Rating 5.0
Words cannot express how supported the family felt throughout the whole process of arranging a funeral at this difficult time. The personel were excellent especially Linda, who helped us thoughout and was only a phone call away. The service was very dignified and the memory of the whole service and support was superb. I could not fault the whole process and would recommend the use of Dignity of Downham. I know 12 years ago when we went though the whole process with my mum this time, we had, again an excellent service. We were listened to and everything was so dignified.The whole worry was removed, in order to give us space to grieve without stress of the funeral.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons 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. Thank you for this recommendation.
Rating 5.0
The team were lovely,very helpful and respectful,the lady who arranged dads funeral was so nice and made it process very easy.On the day nothing was too much trouble,the family were made to feel relaxed and any stress was removed by their kindness.Would recommend Francis Chappell
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
I am happy that we provided a professional service to you, 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, 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 was provided was excellent i would recommend them to all my family and friends nothing but the very best service possible and very professional people thank you very much francis chappell funeral directors..
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
The service and the handling of my mother's funeral was outstanding everything went to plan even in these times of lockdown thanks to the team for helping me through this difficult time xx
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 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
all went smoothly
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Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. Your feedback is valued.
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