Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors, Gillingham

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Gillingham Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 10 reviews
Rating 4.8

About our Gillingham funeral home

As one of the oldest undertakers in the Medway region, Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors in Gillingham, Kent, offers the reassurance of experience when it comes to arranging your loved one's funeral. Speak to one of our funeral arrangers, to find out more about how we will help you.

Providing funeral services to our town and its families since 1803, we believe in ensuring you and your loved one receive only the highest standard of care. However you choose to remember them, whether it is a funeral tailored to reflect a unique aspect of their life, or a simpler, more traditional affair, we will be here to help ease some of the burden.

You can find our team of arrangers and funeral directors in Gillingham town centre, at the funeral home on the Balmoral Road. From here, we are able to support not only the local community, but also those throughout the rest of Medway, including the families in Brompton, Rainham and Walderslade.

We will be here when you need us. To arrange your loved one's funeral, you can call our Gillingham funeral directors on 01634 851133 today.

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 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,073 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,073 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,073 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,073 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

68 Balmoral Road
Gillingham ME7 4QE
GB

Directions and Parking

Please call us before your visit if you require further help with directions.

There is paid car 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 01634 851133

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

4.8
Rating 4.8
based on 10 reviews
Rating 5.0
Really professional but also very human, really lovely. Service was really good, and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
We couldn't be happier with the service provided by Barbara and the team. Every question was answered promptly and nothing was overlooked. On the day, the gentlemen that came were respectful, kind and took great care of us. The celebrant that they recommended and arranged was absolutely perfect. It was a beautiful and fitting send off for my Dad
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased to hear that our staff were so accommodating and their recommendations were helpful.
Rating 4.0
Very helpful at a difficult time for us all! Lovely last walk for my dad down his road and much further than we expected! Very smart and helpful chauffeurs and cars!
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
The staff were friendly and very helpful
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 4.0
A good service
Thank you and your team
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
All the people who dealt with mums funeral were just so helpful kerry could not have been more helpful. Plus the man on the day who looked after us though the day was even helpful. All I can say is thank you for making it so easy for us
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
I found staff from start to finish extremely helpful, Sean collected my mum in the private Ambulance he was lovely, so kind and professional, handled mum with the upmost respect. Lovely man who probably doesnt get the recognition he deserves. Kerry and Barbara in the branch for helping me and supporting me with seeing mum in chapel of rest and making sure her send off was one she deserved and would of been proud of. The day of the funeral I found Chris who drove us was very patient, understanding and caring, another member of staff who should have the recognition he deserves. The memory box I was handed by Chris after he brought us back to the wake was a lovely touch and such a lovely thing to do for people like me who lost a parent. All in all the service I received from start to finish was 10/10. Highly recommended. Thank you all for everything you have done for me.
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Excellent, empathetic service at a very sad time. The help, warmth and professionalism of the staff made the funeral of a dearly missed mother, grandmother and great grandmother bearable.
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Treated with empathy and respect.
Barabara from Thomas Fowle helped us every step of the way. I would highly recommend them.

Thank you

The Williamson Family
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
Rating 5.0
Having to deal with a very unexpected passing of my husband was greatly helped by Barbara in Gillingham office. She assisted with everything right from the start. The staff who attended on day of funeral were very respectful and courteous. Cannot thank them enough
Response from Thomas Fowle & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to help make things a little easier for you at such a difficult time.
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