F.A. Albin Crayford

107 reviews

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

Debra Keable 7th Aug 2022

What can I say about Albins. The service is superb. A year ago they helped us with the passing of mum now a year later they have helped us with the passing of my father in law. My family have always used Albins as the service recieved is always personal and they are ready to answer your questions. Would recommend to anyone as the time and quality of the staff are excellent and the support is there when you need it most.

Amber Bennett 6th Aug 2022

Albin and sons were amazing. Jo Branch is a credit to your company. From start to finish. We received the best service and advise.  And our Nan received the best possible care. Thank you for making it so easy especially at such a hard time.   Amber, Alex, James and Joan xx

Anne Rayer 1st Aug 2022

Everyone at Albin's has been fantastic at such a difficult time. Beautiful premises, welcoming and comfortable. Joanne was supportive throughout. Friendly, sympathetic, efficient! The team on the day of the funeral were very kind, approachable, professional. Elaine and her catering team were brilliant, an excellent service at a reasonable price...and at relatively short notice! We always knew we would use Albin's and we weren't disappointed. Would highly recommend. One tiny bit of feedback, we had already set up a tribute page by the time we heard about the Albin's tribute page. If we had known about this earlier we would have made more use of the Albin's page. BUT that's the only slight negative! Thank you so much for all of your support.

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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
  • Children’s funeral
  • Buddhist 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

Carole Marquerite   Ward

Carole Marquerite Ward

Jul 1942 - Jul 2022

Joanne   Davies

Joanne Davies

May 1968 - Jul 2022

Edward Henry   Keable

Edward Henry Keable

Nov 1931 - Jul 2022

Doris   Elsie "Dot" Jones

Doris Elsie "Dot" Jones

Oct 1926 - Jul 2022

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Debra Keable 7th Aug 2022

    What can I say about Albins. The service is superb. A year ago they helped us with the passing of mum now a year later they have helped us with the passing of my father in law. My family have always used Albins as the service recieved is always personal and they are ready to answer your questions. Would recommend to anyone as the time and quality of the staff are excellent and the support is there when you need it most.

  • 5 Amber Bennett 6th Aug 2022

    Albin and sons were amazing. Jo Branch is a credit to your company. From start to finish. We received the best service and advise.  And our Nan received the best possible care. Thank you for making it so easy especially at such a hard time.  
    Amber, Alex, James and Joan xx

  • 5 Anne Rayer 1st Aug 2022

    Everyone at Albin's has been fantastic at such a difficult time.
    Beautiful premises, welcoming and comfortable.
    Joanne was supportive throughout. Friendly, sympathetic, efficient!
    The team on the day of the funeral were very kind, approachable, professional.
    Elaine and her catering team were brilliant, an excellent service at a reasonable price...and at relatively short notice!
    We always knew we would use Albin's and we weren't disappointed. Would highly recommend.
    One tiny bit of feedback, we had already set up a tribute page by the time we heard about the Albin's tribute page. If we had known about this earlier we would have made more use of the Albin's page. BUT that's the only slight negative!
    Thank you so much for all of your support.

  • 5 Julie Redmond 25th Jul 2022

    Words cannot express how delighted we were with Jo Steve and all the team at F A Albins….Amazing
    From the moment my Dad came into your care we knew he was being looked after like  a king .
    We only get one chance to get this right and you certainly did.
    People are still talking about The wonderful service  performed by Sacha and how caring and professional your team were.
    So Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts 

  • 5 Ellen Forbes 25th Jul 2022

    From start to end F.A Albin Crayford were more than 5 star. 
    a massive thanks to Jo & The Team who contributed in making such a sad day a lovely send off. My Auntie would have been extremely proud of her final journey. 

  • 5 Frances Bishop 18th Jul 2022

    I was given a recommendation via my daughter in law and she was so right the service was excellent from the start . The support and help was outstanding with clear unbias information . Nothing was to much bother and the whole process was so smooth, with so much respect for both Eric and myself . I would recommend F A Albin 100%. All the guests at the funeral had nothing but praise

  • 5 Ian Elliott 17th Jul 2022

    Really helpful, caring and understanding. Thank you! 

  • 5 Sally Richmond 3rd Jul 2022

    From start to finish of laying my beautiful mum Pauline to rest jo and Steve and all the team were fantastic, helping me and all my family cope with our sad loss.
    They made us feel that our mum/ nan was so special while in their care until we could say our final good byes, just small touches you all did made it so lovely, thank you so much xxxx

  • 5 Aurora Starbuck 22nd Jun 2022

    Albin's have been nothing but flawless in helping to arrange the funeral of our beloved George Warner. Jo, Steve and the Albin's team were helpful, supportive, caring and made us feel so welcome in one our of saddest times as a family. They are a credit to Albin's and we don't know how we can ever thank them enough for their love and support. Their professionalism, respect and dedication to our family and attention to detail made the day a beautiful celebration of George's life. We are forever grateful to the team.

  • 5 Julie Lucas 12th Jun 2022

    We were so impressed by F A Albins. What a wonderful service they provided. Their staff are so kind, caring, respectful and thoughtful. They couldn’t do enough for us at what was a most difficult time. They were so efficient and everything went according to plan and on time.  Their vehicles are immaculate as are their staff. We really cannot recommend them highly enough.    

  • 5 Carly Townsend 12th Jun 2022

    Amazing service, Joanne, Steve and all the boys couldn’t do enough for us, they think of everything to make sure it’s perfect. Myself and my family cannot fault them, they really are exceptional and so very thoughtful. 

  • 5 Kate Blackman 27th May 2022

    Jo and everyone at Albins have been totally amazing, nothing was too much trouble. Their professionalism, care and empathy was genuine and I would recommend them  whole heartedly.  Thank you once again for taking such beautiful care of our dear mum the whole process from start to finish was effortless they did everything and more. Steve and Kate 

  • 5 Louise Blyde 18th May 2022

    I can not speak highly enough of the service, care and kindness we received from Albins during this difficult time. Jo was always on hand to ask any questions and guide us through every step.

  • 5 Lynn Downey 17th May 2022

    Albins gave my dad an amazing send off. The day could not have gone any better. Steve and the guys were just so respectful, caring and professional and made a huge impression on everybody in attendance.

    Father Owen made everyone feel that he knew dad personally, and married a religious service and celebration of dad’s life to the highest standard possible. He made eye contact with us throughout and took great care of mum.












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  • 5 Tracey Butcher 16th May 2022

    Everything was perfect thank you all so much for taking care of mum 

  • 5 Anne Victoria Gare 7th May 2022

    Thank you Danny and all your guys. You gave mum a brilliant send off xx

  • 5 Elaine Turner 14th Apr 2022

    What fantastic service from a fanstic dedicated team. extremely professional, but also showed great empathy towards the difficult task that my sister and I faced in arranging our mums funeral. Jo's was so respectful and her gentle manner immediately put us at ease and made us feel part of the Albin family, Jo also gave us the highest reassurance that our mum would be so well looked after during her time with Albins.

    We could not have wished for any better. nothing was ever to much effort and the attention to detail at all times from the smallest of gestures to lighting a candle and placing flowers in mums chapel, to ensuring mums dignity was kept at the heart of everything.

    Jo kept us informed at all times and guided us through all the necessary procedures with such professionalism, but showing such respect, and appreciating how difficult a time it was for not only my sister and myself but also our family.

    From the moment Albins were able to receive mum until the time they had to take their leave of her at the crematorium, our mum was in the safest of hands the conductor and bearers showed the greatest respect upon arrival to the crematorium by the team never leaving mum unattended for one moment. Steve carried out a magnificent job of conducting the bearers. Steve respectfully and sympathically guided our family through the procedure at the crematorium which was of great comfort.

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us through a very difficult time and for all the kindness shown to us and to ease the transition of laying our mum to rest.

    Kindest regards
    Ellie & Elaine

  • 5 Andy Green 5th Apr 2022

    Professional courteous and respectful service , cannot fault 
    Joanne was fantastic to deal with

  • 5 James Harris 31st Mar 2022

    I recently lost my mum unexpectedly and I’d never planned a funeral before but Jo and the whole team at F.A Albins Crawford have been brilliant throughout the whole process. From the planning to the actual day of the funeral everything was communicated really well and a fine tooth comb run over the details. Jo especially was always available to answer my questions and was very understanding and caring. I can’t fault them at all, just excellent. 

  • 5 Deborah E. 30th Mar 2022

    Although, it wasn't a thing of joy that brought me and my family to FA Albin, but we received a lot of support and friendly advice from FA Albin. Our contact person, Joanne Branch, was very amazing. I also met Steve in the end and he was very kind, too. So thank you and God bless you all.

  • 5 Brenda Fleming 30th Mar 2022

    I can't give high enough praise to Jo & her team at Crayford Albins! Nothing was too much trouble, I was made to feel so Special and Not Alone during this horrendous time, treated with such sympathy & understanding....and being introduced to the Celebrant Teri, well, that just changed what could have been the most upsetting part of the whole experience to an almost joyful & uplifting one, full of love & humour & wonderful memories.
    My grateful thanks to all, and from my family too. I don't think I would have got through this without you.

  • 5 Shelley McClure 28th Mar 2022

    Such caring, friendly staff. Made a sad situation bearable. A big thank you to Jo and Jamie Turner who were so kind and respectful to us and our dad. Thank you so much

  • 5 Lee-anne Moore 22nd Mar 2022

    Couldn't have done any better looked after my dad so well thank you Jo and Steve at Crayford

  • 5 Audrey & Danny. Warner 8th Mar 2022

    We couldn’t have wished for a more professional, respectful and caring service from Albin’s. Jo at the Crayford branch was especially caring and understanding. 

  • 5 Andy Beven 6th Mar 2022

    I thank Jo and Steve for their impeccable handling of all arrangements, for orchestrating a beautiful, dignified ceremony and for their kindness at a difficult time

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

Latest Verified Reviews

Debra Keable 7th Aug 2022

What can I say about Albins. The service is superb. A year ago they helped us with the passing of mum now a year later they have helped us with the passing of my father in law. My family have always used Albins as the service recieved is always personal and they are ready to answer your questions. Would recommend to anyone as the time and quality of the staff are excellent and the support is there when you need it most.

Amber Bennett 6th Aug 2022

Albin and sons were amazing. Jo Branch is a credit to your company. From start to finish. We received the best service and advise.  And our Nan received the best possible care. Thank you for making it so easy especially at such a hard time.   Amber, Alex, James and Joan xx

Anne Rayer 1st Aug 2022

Everyone at Albin's has been fantastic at such a difficult time. Beautiful premises, welcoming and comfortable. Joanne was supportive throughout. Friendly, sympathetic, efficient! The team on the day of the funeral were very kind, approachable, professional. Elaine and her catering team were brilliant, an excellent service at a reasonable price...and at relatively short notice! We always knew we would use Albin's and we weren't disappointed. Would highly recommend. One tiny bit of feedback, we had already set up a tribute page by the time we heard about the Albin's tribute page. If we had known about this earlier we would have made more use of the Albin's page. BUT that's the only slight negative! Thank you so much for all of your support.

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