Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, Eltham

Our Eltham Funeral Directors can provide a meaningful funeral now for your family and an additional memorial or commemorative service later once everyone can be together again.
Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in Eltham
BASED ON 12 reviews
Rating 5.0
Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in Eltham

About our Eltham funeral home

We are Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in Eltham, London. We understand that saying goodbye to a loved one isn’t easy, so we are here to help you by taking care of all the arrangements, relieving some of the pressure you may be feeling.

Being trusted with your loved one's funeral arrangements is an important and special duty that we do not take lightly. We will take care of everything for you, looking after every detail with heartfelt kindness and the best quality of care.

We can arrange any kind of funeral, no matter how simple or elaborate. From a traditional, religious service to a colourful woodland burial, whatever you think is right for your loved one, we will be able to help you. After all, it will be a personal event that can be a sentimental tribute to your loved one's life.

Our Eltham funeral directors opened in 1905, and is the home of two quiet and comfortable chapels of rest. For peace, solitude and reflection, we welcome you to use these for spending time with your loved one before the day of the funeral.

Our founder, John Chappell, began trading as a cabinet marker in Deptford, 1840. Since then, four generations of the Chappell family have helped our funeral directors grow and flourish to be a trusted and renowned part of South East London.

We have old ledgers in our Eltham funeral home which you are welcome to see. They date back all the way to 1924, when the cost of a funeral was £14. Our branch has expanded over the years, once a single premises with a jeweller and solicitors on either side. We merged our building with the jewellers, so we have a lot more space for the comfort and convenience of families.

We are here for you, every step of the way. Please call us today on 020 8850 1039 at any hour.

What we offer

  • The option of a dignified funeral now and memorial service later
  • Serving Eltham and surrounding communities since 1905
  • 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
  • Two chapels of rest for spending time with your loved one
  • 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 arrange a funeral for your loved one suited to your requirements. Whether it's a traditional or a more contemporary service, you have choice with our Full Service Funeral. If a little flexibility with the arrangements is not a problem, a Simple Funeral at a lower cost may be preferable.
  • Full Service Funeral

    Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died.
    Our costs from
    £3,545
    Current restrictions might mean that you can’t have a funeral today how you imagined it to be. However, we can still provide a dignified and meaningful funeral now and a memorial or commemorative service later.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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    Full Service FuneralOur costs from £3,545

    Or find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    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.
    • 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
    To find out more, please call us on 020 8850 1039, or read more about our dignified funeral now, and service later.
  • Simple Funeral Service in Eltham

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    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.
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    Simple Funeral Service in ElthamOur costs from £1,995

    Or ,find out more about finance options available from Funeral Safe.

    A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.
    • 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
    To find out more, please call us on 020 8850 1039

Where to find us

Address

72 High Street
Eltham SE9 1BT
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Directions and Parking

We are located at the bottom of the High Street opposite St. John the Baptist Church.

There is paid car parking for up to four hours, and car parks at Sainsbury's, Lidl and Marks & Spencer.

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
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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 8850 1039

Frequently asked questions

Reviews for Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in Eltham

We take the greatest of care when we look after families. Read what our clients have to say about their experiences with our funeral directors in Eltham.
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Rating 5.0
based on 12 reviews
Rating 5.0
I was extremely pleased with the help given by Elaine, she not only understood the theme I was after for the service she suggested ideas to enhance it.

All involved acted in a compassionate and professional manner.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for using our services for your loved one. 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
From the start when her hearse appeared at the end of our road, the respect shown to Mum throughout by the team, to the flower display at the crematorium, the service was impeccable. Throughout the day, we had many comments from the mourners saying that Mum would have been so proud. We were looked after and treated with dignity and kindness throughout.

It was always going to be a hard day for us as a family, and the most important one since Mum passed away. The funeral director and the team ensured Mum had the celebration of her life she deserved.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
we really appreciate you leaving a review online for Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
Thank you Francis Chappell and Sons for being so helpful and kind after sadly losing my mother. Even though you were extremely busy due to the current pandemic, you always stayed in contact and updated me when nessecery. You made sure my mother's and family's wishes were fulfilled. You made it possible to have as near to a 'normal' funeral as possible. We used the company Dignity and i would highly recommend their services. Special thanks to Elaine, who helped us with all of the planning.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team and they will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
All the personnel are very friendly and helped me through all the relevant details that I needed to have a double funeral for both my parents who died within 12 days of each other. I could not fault their help and would recommend their services to all people who need help with the funerals for their loved ones. A big thank you to all.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Parents. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Lee Jackson and his team was helpful polite at all times. Lee ensured every part of the ceremony was perfect.
Lee and his Team made a very sad occasion pass smoothly and was there to the very end when you need them most. I feel they went above and beyond what was expected of them
On behalf of the Lambert family please pass on our Gratitude well done
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after. 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
I could not fault the team at Francis Chappell in Eltham.
From first contact they were professional, sympathetic and caring.
The design of the order of service came out a treat and the team on the day were great.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Francis Chappell to anyone
Clive Benne
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
A big thank you to FC, there was no pressure at all, lots of help and time to make up your mind. Special thanks to both Elaine and Lee for being so patient and giving a dignified service and great send off for our mum.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
We always appreciate receiving comments, it enables us to provide the right care for each family. I am glad that you found our staff to be informative and reliable at this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Elaine was superb throughout the difficult time. Very well organised. The order of service booklets were well designed and nicely printed. The cars were excellently turned out, as usual. Steve & the team did a great job again.
The service was presented by Richard W. It was held with compassion, respect and a little humor.
The whole day was made as pleasant as it could have been. A big thank you to everyone.

Regards
Paul M.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors to take care of your loved one and that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
Rating 5.0
The whole package was perfect. Excellent caring staff from beginning to end. Five star ra
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
The service I had from Elaine was superb, her patience and understanding was best to none.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for your online review. Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
From the first and last telephone call I made, Elaine and the team always greeted me with a friendly, sympathetic and knowledgeable advice. They explained what was going to happen throughout, they made my unbearable situation a trouble free one.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. 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
We were looked after with compassion & consideration during this difficult time. The service was planned in detail & I was kept up to date at all times in the run up to it. The day of the service went as well as we could’ve hoped.
Response from Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
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