Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, Orpington
About our Orpington funeral home
In 2016, we celebrated 175 years of service to the community we love. Over the decades we have gained invaluable knowledge and expertise, some of which has been passed down to us over several generations. The kind values of our founders remain at the heart of all we do.
From an elaborate and bespoke funeral, to something a little more simple or low-key, we will be able to help, and you will have our uncompromising compassion every step of the way.
We work closely with all of our neighbouring areas, such Southborough, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, St Mary Cray and Kenvington and beyond.
We are here for you, every step of the way. Please call us today on 01689 875116 at any hour.
What we offer
- Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
- Arrangements 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
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
There is free parking at the front of our funeral home.
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|
|Saturday||09:00 - 12:00|
24 Hour Availability
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesThere are certain things you need to do when you lose a loved one. This step-by-step guide will help guide you through this process. If you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of our Orpington team who will be able to help you further.Find out more
Planning a funeralFrom choosing a service venue to choosing music and readings, our guide on Planning a Funeral will let you know what to expect when arranging a service for your loved one. For further information, reach out to your funeral arranger.Find out more
The day of the funeralEvery funeral is different, but this guide will show you some of the things you might expect on the day of the funeral. You can rest assured that our dedicated Orpington funeral directors will be there for you through all of this.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
We were fully supported and kept informed every step of the way
My sons funeral although sad was beautiful thanks to each and everyone
The team on the day were very respectful and guided us through. Thank you.
Mum had a lovely dignified loving send off. Thanks to everyone
The chief mourner and his team of drivers were extremely courteous and very patient.
A difficult day made as pleasant as it could be. Thank you all
Thank you again for your 5* review.