F.A. Albin Crayford

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

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

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.

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 

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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 George Mahoney

Aug 1953 - Mar 2021

Tony Michael Smith

Sep 1959 - Feb 2021

Rachel Marie Brackstone

Feb 2021 - Jul 1982

Sara Louise Chapman

Feb 1987 - Jan 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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 

  • 5 Paul Branch 9th Feb 2021

    Joanne Branch was magnificent. She kept the family informed every step of the way and her kindness and attention to detail was superb. On the day of the funeral Simon and his team showed such respect and dignity and so smart in their attire. Father Michael made it a very special farewell to our George. Thank you to F A Albin and all their staff for providing such an excellent service.

  • 5 Elaine Wise 8th Feb 2021

    I find it hard to put into words what a truly wonderful experience we as a family have had. So professional, such respect for our loved one. Jo and all of the staff put us at ease from the start & held our hands through the whole process. We thank you all for your kindness & support of us through this difficult time. In our opinion F.A Albin Funeral Directors are second to none.

  • 5 Anne Victoria Gare 6th Feb 2021

    Thank you all so much for all you did to make my dad's funeral a really good day. Love to you all. Anne Jim and family xx

  • 5 Lisa Dugdale 1st Feb 2021

    From the initial phone call made to Jo Branch at Albins, Crayford, she immediately made me feel at ease, I had never organised a funeral before and had no idea what I was supposed to be doing, she explained to me the process without any pressure to use her services, she asked my brothers name and refered to him as so after that point which I found really comforting. When I instructed them to take care of my brother, they did exactly that, the whole process was explained to me and Joannes help, advice, support, kindness and tea will never be forgotten! I was updated during the whole process and knew exactly where my brother was and what was happening until he was laid in the chapel of rest. Nothing was too much trouble. As for the day of my brothers funeral, Jon and his cortège were exceptional, such a softly spoken gentleman who cared so much about my brother, myself and all the family members, he made sure we were all included and involved with the service. They were not rushed or flustered, so professional but with empathy!  I had felt sick with anxiety the morning of the funeral and when he knew my worries Jon immediately put me at ease. By far the most professional funeral directors I have ever witnessed from start to finish and the only ones I would ever use again! Words cannot describe how much easier they made that heartbreaking process for me and my family and I will be forever grateful. Thank you Jon, Joanne and all your hard working team.  Lisa Dugdale 

  • 5 Yvonne Hearn 31st Jan 2021

    I cannot thank F A Albins enough for the excellent care and support that was given to us as a family and also the dignity that was shown to my brother Kevin. The support that was given, especially by Joanne at the Crayford branch made our having to deal with our dear brothers passing a little easier. It was certainly a 5 Star professional service  I would highly recommend F A Albin 100% Thank You all so much

  • 5 Luke Matthews 26th Jan 2021

    Outstanding 

  • 5 Alison Teresa Atkinson 10th Jan 2021

    Jo looked after mum & us from start to finish, very professional and caring , they took care of everything which in times like this was so lovely the whole team very respectful the whole time  Thank you all very much x

  • 5 Stephanie Linda Tupman 9th Jan 2021

    Albin's professionalism along with their kindness and support could not have been any better. Their staff, Jo at Crayford and George and the team are a credit to the company. I would highly recommend this company.

  • 5 John Asquith 7th Jan 2021

    Totally professional and very caring all the way through our devastating time laying our dear mum to rest. The lady’s at crayford were superb firstly with Denise thank you for being very caring and understanding. And Jo who saw us through the rest of our deeply sad time, you were  a great shoulder, very caring and understanding. Jamie and his colleagues on the day were again very caring and understanding. The greatest respect and Thank You to you all at Albin. We will always be grateful to you all, take care and stay safe. John & Nilgun Asquith 

  • 5 Eleanor Wotton 19th Dec 2020

    I cannot fault the excellent professional service from F A Albins. From the very first phone call, through all the arrangements, to the funeral itself and beyond, I have felt supported, guided and cared for. Joanne Branch was so kind and worked around my excessive working hours and complete ignorance of how to arrange a funeral with great compassion. She answered all my questions and kept me informed of everything that was happening. Everyone involved in the service itself were kind, respectful and perfect. I felt that an incredibly difficult time was made so much easier by being in such safe hands. I wholeheartedly recommend them. Thank you.

  • 5 Andrea Wilson 13th Dec 2020

    Myself and my brothers could not of asked for better people to look after our mum, absolutely outstanding service they are there to help every step of the way. Would highly recommend 

  • 5 Danny Burke 9th Nov 2020

    From my initial meeting with Jo in your Crayford office right through to the day of the service for my late father, the level of care and consideration shown to me and my family has been exemplary. Jo was always available to advise and to guide me through a very difficult time. Danny and his colleagues did everything they could on the day of the service to ensure that everything went without a hitch. All of the staff I have encountered are a credit not only to FA Albin but to their whole profession.

  • 5 Jane Clifton 27th Oct 2020

    FAAlbijns are brilliant dealing with my mothers funeral ... jo At the crayford branch was amazing looking after us and our dear mum ... Danny and the yeah we’re brilliant on the day ... wouldn’t use anyone else 

  • 5 Danny Crawley 13th Oct 2020

    What can you say - The whole team are just exceptional from the start Thankyou for everything love The Crawley Family

  • 5 Janice Niebank 11th Sep 2020

    Can’t thank Jo enough for her assistance at such a distressing time and George on the day was so helpful and professional.  Recommended without hesitation 

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

National Association of Funeral Directors

NAFD Members

Latest Verified Reviews

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

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.

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 

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