Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, Walnuts
About our funeral home at The Walnuts
Based in the Walnuts Shopping Centre in Orpington, our conveniently located funeral home has been refurbished to create a peaceful environment where you can work with one of our experienced funeral arrangers to create the perfect send off for your loved one.
Whether you’d like a simple and straightforward funeral, a religious ceremony, an eco-friendly burial or any other funeral service, we will be able to cater to your wishes.
To speak to a member of our team about the services we offer, please call 01689 823777. We are available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What we offer
- 180 years’ experience in planning funerals in Walnuts and the surrounding areas
- The choice of a Simple Funeral or a Full Service Funeral to cater to all of your needs
- An expert funeral arranger who will guide and support you every step of the way
- Peaceful, climate-controlled facilities conveniently located in the Walnuts shopping centre
- Liaison with necessary third parties and preparation of any required paperwork
- Management of any third party payments required for the funeral to take place
- The creation of a complimentary Funeral Notice to provide others with details of the service
- Traditional hearses, plus the ability to arrange alternative hearses for an additional cost
- The arrangement of service stationery, flowers, obituaries and more for an additional cost
- The scattering or interment of ashes, where a funeral director can be present, for an additional cost
Funeral Services with distinction
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.
Our funeral services
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 FuneralWe 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.Find out more
The Unattended FuneralWe 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.
The Attended FuneralA 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
The Attended FuneralA fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.From£1,995plus £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.
Where to find us
Directions and Parking
Please call to confirm parking at the funeral home. There is paid parking at the Walnuts.
Funeral Home Opening Times
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesFew people know what to do when someone passes away. Our guide will take you through the necessary steps you need to take. For further information, please reach out to our Walnuts funeral directors.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur funeral arranger will be by your side through the entire process of planning a funeral. This guide will help introduce you to some of the key elements of planning a suitable farewell.Find out more
The day of the funeralWhile every funeral is unique, there are some common elements of a procession and service that you might want to familiarise yourself with before the day.Find out more
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
I found that on telephoning Francis Chappell & Sons, I had the utmost sympathy, understanding, caring and professionalism going. Everything from the first call to after the funeral was perfectly organised to the T. The crematorium Kemnal Park was also helpful in everything, I felt that Francis Chappell & Sons and Kemnal Park helped give both my parents a good send off!
Donna made sure everything went smoothly for my Mum’s funeral in August.
This made it much easier on the day of the funeral for grieving family and friends.
I would high recommend using Francis Chappell for any funeral arrangements you may have.