F.A. Albin Crayford

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F.A. Albin Crayford, Kent, funeral director in Kent

F. A. Albin & Sons funeral directors’ Crayford office offers a high standard of funeral directors services to bereaved families in the local community.

Latest Verified Reviews

Trish McGrath 6th Sep 2021

Excellent in every way, can't thank them enough

Kim Drewer 3rd Sep 2021

Very professional service, they  went above and beyond to make the the send off for my dad perfect. 

Trish Lang 21st Aug 2021

The staff at Albins were kind, considerate, helpful and efficient. From the very first visit we made to them we were guided through what needed to be done. Jo at the Crayford branch helped us arrange the sort of funeral we wanted and on the day itself the staff were so good and made the funeral a respectful occasion. We would thoroughly recommend them.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
30-32 Crayford High Street
Crayford
Dartford
Kent
DA1 4HG

About Us

F. A. Albin & Sons has been serving the bereaved for over 200 years, starting as wardens of the Bermondsey cemetery and then working as funeral directors. They have built a reputation for providing both quality and dignity when carrying out funeral services and pride themselves on the meticulous and personal attention they give to every detail.

Opened in 2019, their Crayford office is located on Crayford High Street and provides the local community with a high standard of service. Joanne Branch and her experienced team will be pleased to help you arrange the perfect send off for your loved one.

They offer a comprehensive range of services and pride themselves on providing a bespoke funeral service. As well as a variety of coffins, caskets, urns and jewellery they can provide a wide selection of stonemasonry, from the simplest of plaques to the most ornate and elaborate memorial.

If you’re looking for something unique then they can arrange Dove releases, harpists, trumpeters, Irish and Scottish pipers and opera singers to make a truly memorable send off for your loved one.

F. A. Albin & Sons can also organise your flowers for you, either directly or through their network of personal florists. Their personal florists will even travel to your home to discuss your specific requirements.

Their Crayford funeral home is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays by appointment only. It serves the Crayford and wider Dartford area. Call F.A. Albin Crayford officenow to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

John   Rodney Chapman

John Rodney Chapman

Feb 1941 - Sep 2021

Paul Thomas   Lewington

Paul Thomas Lewington

Jun 1956 - Aug 2021

Sheila Daphne    Willis

Sheila Daphne Willis

Feb 1934 - Sep 2021

Maureen Patricia   Carney

Maureen Patricia Carney

Apr 1936 - Aug 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Trish McGrath 6th Sep 2021

    Excellent in every way, can't thank them enough

  • 5 Kim Drewer 3rd Sep 2021

    Very professional service, they  went above and beyond to make the the send off for my dad perfect. 

  • 5 Trish Lang 21st Aug 2021

    The staff at Albins were kind, considerate, helpful and efficient. From the very first visit we made to them we were guided through what needed to be done. Jo at the Crayford branch helped us arrange the sort of funeral we wanted and on the day itself the staff were so good and made the funeral a respectful occasion. We would thoroughly recommend them.

  • 5 Mary Patricia Lewis 17th Aug 2021

    A lovely, kind, professional service from collecting mum from home all the way through to dropping us off after the funeral service. So many special touches that made the whole experience bearable.

  • 5 Irene Bayley 26th Jul 2021

    Our involvement with Albin’s was excellent from the moment I contacted them. They were helpful in all areas from collection of our mum after her passing through to the arrangements of the funeral, the seeing of our mum in the chapel of rest to the day of the funeral itself. Joanne and Denise’s help in sorting things out over the phone and in person, Steven’s help and the excellent way he conducted the funeral from leaving our home, he even allowed the hearse to pass my mums residence where the neighbours were waiting to pay their respects, to arriving at the crematorium his consideration of all the family with his kind words and instruction. We could not of asked for a better send off for wonderful Mum Thankyou so much Albin’s and all those involved.

  • 5 Lisa McFarlane 25th Jul 2021

    We can not thank Joanne enough for our she looked after me and my family. The care received was 2nd to none. Steve and his boys were absolutely amazing, everything they did for us that day was outstanding! Thank you from all of the Morgan Family xxxxx

  • 5 Emma Jean Webb 20th Jul 2021

    Outstanding from the moment they picked mum up to the moment they laid mum down I would like to say a big extra thank you to Jo George and Chris for making Heather Webb (my mum) just a little easier to let go  Thank you from the bottom of my heart Xx

  • 5 Evelyn Murphy 5th Jul 2021

    I can't thank Jon, Joanne Branch and all the Albin Team for the way they looked after my husband Ron.  Their kindness, professionalism and dignified support were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble and they were a constant support in arranging my husbands funeral including the repatriation team. They really did make my life a lot more bearable by taking a lot of the pressure off me at this sad and difficult time.  Thank you all and God Bless  Evelyn Murphy

  • 5 Chris Harris 3rd Jul 2021

    As Always very professional done Violet Proud and the family & friends thank you.

  • 5 Ginny Cheriton 28th Jun 2021

    Could not have asked for more they were brilliant, Jo at Crayford and her team made such a difference to the most difficult time in your life. Thank you all

  • 5 andrew yates 12th Jun 2021

    Very supportive, caring and efficient, very understanding at this sad loss of my Mum.

  • 5 Martin White 9th Jun 2021

    Excellent service from start to finish. Jo was extremely helpful with booking the day.

  • 5 Toni Morrissey 24th May 2021

    FA Albins were amazing right from the very first phone call when my husband passed away. They were so accommodating and we were so impressed with the respectful and professional presentation when they collected my husband from the house. Then we met Jo the face of Crayford and she was so friendly and caring, she had nothing but passion for her job and she shows you that she cares about your love one and she looks after them gently and respectfully. All of our wishes and requests were discussed and met very professionally. Jo and Steve went above and beyond the entired time my husband was in the chapel of rest, it began to feel like we were all one big family. They really are the most lovely people and I couldn't have asked for better people caring for my loved one. I was helped to get things done and kept informed. Albins on the day of the funeral literally fulfilled all my expectations. They were so smartly dressed and organised. They took a lot of care to ensure everything went smoothly and we felt like we were in very good hands especially with Steve conducting the service. The overall funeral was probably a bit more expensive conpared to other companies but I feel the caring service and elegance you recieve was worth every penny. They really do take care of you and they really do care and have sympathetic hearts. Would recommend FA Albins Crayford to anyone.

  • 5 Sharon Hannah Gull 21st May 2021

    Helpful Kind and Respectful throughout the process Thank You

  • 5 Jessica Toms 9th May 2021

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Jo, Steve, George, Father Michael and all the team at F A Albins.  thank you for looking after us and helping us give daddy the send of he deserved.  Jo and Steve are a credit to your team, and nothing was to much for them. Even the undertakers that took dad away showed so much respect and it made us feel comfortable that our darling dad was being looked after.  George and his team were amazing so professional, kind, considerate and could not do enough for us. Not only did they keep us safe and helped send dad on his way they made us smile and laugh which I think helps in these situations. The respect that they had was second to know even leaving a rose at the door when we left and placing one by the river which was dads happy place.  Thank you again to all at Albin and Son for everything your team are a credit to you all. Xx

  • 5 Grace Brackstone 18th Apr 2021

    Steve and Joanne did everything they could to support us as a family through the hardest time of our lives. Their caring nature, understanding was such a comfort to us all. They looked after my sister so well and we will forever be grateful for that. Thank you x

  • 5 Kay Chapman 4th Apr 2021

    Our family can only compliment Albin's on their superb service. Friendly and compassionate right from our initial approach.Then helpful, caring and thoroughly professional in all respects; from visiting in the Chapel of Rest through to the funeral service itself and subsequent follow up. They guided us through a very sad and difficult time with the loss of our loved one, we cannot recommend them highly enough.

  • 5 Carol Clay 28th Mar 2021

    100% support from the first telephone call. Joe at Crayford was so understanding, caring I could not have managed arranging my Dads funeral without her. The service we received on the day was top class.  Thank you 

  • 5 Sophie rawlings 11th Mar 2021

    Will always recommend albins, will not find respect and compassion like it elsewhere, excellent company with out standing staff, buried my parents with such love

  • 5 Sophie rawlings 11th Mar 2021

    Buried most of my family, laid my dad and mum at rest with complete compassion, class and respect to highest standard, highly recommend albins

  • 5 Lisa Horton 8th Mar 2021

    Albins looked after Dad and us all the way through the stressful time, nothing was too much trouble and their attention to all details of the funeral arranging and on the day was impeccable. I am so glad we chose Albins as our funeral directors and will always recommend them to others. 

  • 5 Graham Arthur Brown 5th Mar 2021

    Beautifully and professionally handled at all stages by all the staff who showed compassion and dedication both to Albins and members of the Wright family. They gave Albert an excellent send off. Thank you very much. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone.

  • 5 Chris Scudder 5th Mar 2021

    Jo at the branch was great and made organising the funeral easy. Father Michael gave a great service and Daniel took care if everything on the day.

  • 5 Seaman Anderson 20th Feb 2021

    Faultless service would recommend to anyone , will not be using any other company 

  • 5 Jamie Caffrey 10th Feb 2021

    I couldn’t thank the staff enough for the help, professionalism, & respect from the first phone call to the last goodbye 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
30-32 Crayford High Street
Crayford
Dartford
Kent
DA1 4HG

Latest Verified Reviews

Trish McGrath 6th Sep 2021

Excellent in every way, can't thank them enough

Kim Drewer 3rd Sep 2021

Very professional service, they  went above and beyond to make the the send off for my dad perfect. 

Trish Lang 21st Aug 2021

The staff at Albins were kind, considerate, helpful and efficient. From the very first visit we made to them we were guided through what needed to be done. Jo at the Crayford branch helped us arrange the sort of funeral we wanted and on the day itself the staff were so good and made the funeral a respectful occasion. We would thoroughly recommend them.

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