Pickard & Beale Funeral Directors

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Pickard & Beale Funeral Directors in Maidstone

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About Us

Here at Pickard & Beale Funeral Directors in Maidstone, we are dedicated to helping you at what is an emotional time. Providing a range of funeral services to the local community, we will ensure your loved one receives a dignified and heartfelt farewell.

From our funeral home on Brewer Street in Maidstone, we serve the surrounding community. Our central location makes us easily accessible to nearby villages and towns such as Allington, Downswood, New Hythe and Chatham. We are a long-established funeral directors, having had a reliable presence in the region since the 19th century.

At what can be a difficult time for you and your family, we are here to provide comfort and support. Our considerable experience within the funeral trade allows us to offer guidance and advice, when you need it, so that the funeral for your loved one is faithful to your wishes.

This means we are able to tailor the ceremony to your request, regardless of whether your preference is for a traditional, contemporary, religious or humanist funeral. For instance, if you choose to have a woodland burial, we will arrange it to meet your exact expectations. The same goes for a cremation, an uplifting celebration of life, or whatever style of funeral you decide to have.

There is a comfortably appointed chapel of rest in which you and your family can spend time with your loved one, should you wish. It was opened in a dedication ceremony by the former Bishop of Maidstone, the Right Reverend Graham Cray, and provides a calm and private space in which to take a moment of contemplation.

Our commitment to you is paramount and, if it is more convenient, we will open our funeral home outside of normal hours to allow access to the chapel of rest.

We at Pickard & Beale Funeral Directors are available 24 hours of the day. When you feel ready to talk, we will be here to listen.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01622 677155 to talk through your personal requirements.

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

Our Services

At Pickard & Beale Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
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Full Service Funeral, from £3,545

Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.

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  • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
  • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
  • Have flexibility and choice over the time, day and location of the funeral service
  • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
  • We can add services and tailor the funeral to suit your own specific requirements

For more information, call us on

01622 67715501622 677155
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Simple Funeral, from £1,995

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care. This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.

More information

  • Our funeral professionals will care for your loved one in our premium facilities
  • A professional Arranger will provide support, guidance and co-ordinate everything for you
  • The service will be at a mutually agreed time and date dependent upon availability, usually on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • We will provide a Funeral Director, chauffeur-driven hearse and pallbearers for the service
  • Some additional services such as arranging floral tributes or obituaries are not available

For more information, call us on

01622 67715501622 677155

Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

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Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
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Providing the highest standards of care
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Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
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Where to find us


11 Brewer Street Maidstone ME14 1RU GB

Parking and Directions

There is car parking available at the rear of the branch.
We are towards the bottom of Brewer Street, opposite Brewer Street Doctors Surgery.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01622 677155 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00

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