Albany Funerals Maidstone

6 reviews

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Award winning and independent funeral directors in Maidstone serving bereaved families with personal and caring funeral arrangements.

Latest Verified Reviews

Sharon Senior 24th Jul 2021

The loss of our much loved Dad and husband of my Mum was a catastrophic event in our lives and we felt very lost and heartbroken. Jo, Angela, Anisa together with Matthew and the wonderful Albany team picked us up took us in their arms and gave us the support we needed at an extremely difficult time. Their care, compassion and understanding is so comforting and we knew we were in good hands from the very beginning of our journey. It was not only us that needed the care but also my Dad as he lay in rest. He was shown the respect and dignity for which we are truly grateful. On the day of the funeral we felt lost again, but once again Matthew and his team wrapped their arms around us and guided us through the day, once again giving our wonderful Dad the respect he truly deserved. Our celebrant Kathryn captured the essence of Dad in her words and those present were able to learn of the full life that he led. Kathryn made us feel safe and supported and we are so thankful she was with us on the day. Mum misses Dad terribly as do we but Jo, Angela, Anisa, Matthew, Kathryn and the rest of the Albany team make a dreadful time bearable. We are truly grateful and will never forget them.

Samantha Spence 21st Jul 2021

so sorry I haven't written before now but I just wanted to say thank you so much for the way you handled my father's funeral. From the moment we stepped in the door we knew we had made the right choice, the staff we have met have all be exceptionally kind and empathetic and have made what was a very stressful and emotive time that bit easier. You worked with us to ensure that I was able to attend my sister's funeral in the States and also have dad's funeral in a timely way which meant more to me than you will ever know. The planning of dad's funeral was so good and we as a family were able to specify exactly what we wanted and you accommodated them all even if they were last minute, on the day everything was explained to me and nothing happened without me being told about it first which was really good as our adult 'children' had never attended a funeral or lost someone before so by including us and updating us meant everything. We were given the choice of remaining in the Crematorium with dad just the four of us which was perfect and gave us 5 - 10 minutes of peace just standing with him talking to him, it gave us all a safe space to cry and just be a family again for one last time, this is something I didn't know we could do and I will be forever grateful that for that short space of time it was just us 5 again. So I can't thank you enough you have the most amazing team both human and dog! You really did make the whole thing so much easier which having lost both my sister and dad was the support we all needed.

Ian Wellard 6th Jul 2021

I had called many undertakers prior to arriving at Albany, most of them were appalling in the way in which they answered the telephone, Angela at Albany was understanding and comforting. I made the decision to use Albany based entirely on the way in which Angela handled the initial phone call. Albany did not disappoint in any way, they were courteous, caring and professional in all aspects of the funeral arrangements and the actual service. Through Albany I was introduced to Marc, the celebrant that performed the service, once again, the whole journey through the initial meeting, communication and the service itself, were just what we needed. Albany, made the whole process bearable and we cannot thank them enough for all they did for us. I would recommend them to anyone.

Reviews

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
669 Loose Rd
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 9UX

About Us

Jo WIlliamson founded Albany Funerals in order to provide a ‘Good’ funeral experience that too few people receive. The branch in Maidstone, Kent, offers personal and award winning funeral arrangements to bereaved families, as well as monthly coffee mornings, which have been running for over eight years, and friendly memorial events and meet-ups throughout the year.

Whether your loved one wanted a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, Albany Funerals can help you plan the best farewell possible. Jo and her team are well aware that no two services will be the same, and they offer a huge range of coffins, urns, hearses and venues for you to choose from in order to make your loved one’s send off perfect for them.

Albany Funerals Maidstone funeral home is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, with a 24-hour help service available by phone. The home covers the entire county of Kent, and the team will also travel to your home to make the arrangements easier for you, if you wish for them to do so.

Call Albany Funerals now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Sharon Senior 24th Jul 2021

    The loss of our much loved Dad and husband of my Mum was a catastrophic event in our lives and we felt very lost and heartbroken. Jo, Angela, Anisa together with Matthew and the wonderful Albany team picked us up took us in their arms and gave us the support we needed at an extremely difficult time. Their care, compassion and understanding is so comforting and we knew we were in good hands from the very beginning of our journey. It was not only us that needed the care but also my Dad as he lay in rest. He was shown the respect and dignity for which we are truly grateful. On the day of the funeral we felt lost again, but once again Matthew and his team wrapped their arms around us and guided us through the day, once again giving our wonderful Dad the respect he truly deserved. Our celebrant Kathryn captured the essence of Dad in her words and those present were able to learn of the full life that he led. Kathryn made us feel safe and supported and we are so thankful she was with us on the day. Mum misses Dad terribly as do we but Jo, Angela, Anisa, Matthew, Kathryn and the rest of the Albany team make a dreadful time bearable. We are truly grateful and will never forget them.

  • 5 Samantha Spence 21st Jul 2021

    so sorry I haven't written before now but I just wanted to say thank you so much for the way you handled my father's funeral. From the moment we stepped in the door we knew we had made the right choice, the staff we have met have all be exceptionally kind and empathetic and have made what was a very stressful and emotive time that bit easier. You worked with us to ensure that I was able to attend my sister's funeral in the States and also have dad's funeral in a timely way which meant more to me than you will ever know. The planning of dad's funeral was so good and we as a family were able to specify exactly what we wanted and you accommodated them all even if they were last minute, on the day everything was explained to me and nothing happened without me being told about it first which was really good as our adult 'children' had never attended a funeral or lost someone before so by including us and updating us meant everything. We were given the choice of remaining in the Crematorium with dad just the four of us which was perfect and gave us 5 - 10 minutes of peace just standing with him talking to him, it gave us all a safe space to cry and just be a family again for one last time, this is something I didn't know we could do and I will be forever grateful that for that short space of time it was just us 5 again. So I can't thank you enough you have the most amazing team both human and dog! You really did make the whole thing so much easier which having lost both my sister and dad was the support we all needed.

    Jo Williamson replied
    Thank you so much for your kind words Sam, it was a honour to support you through this terrible situation. Our hearts go out to you and Pix sends a woof and a cuddle. Best wishes, Jo and all the team
  • 5 Ian Wellard 6th Jul 2021

    I had called many undertakers prior to arriving at Albany, most of them were appalling in the way in which they answered the telephone, Angela at Albany was understanding and comforting. I made the decision to use Albany based entirely on the way in which Angela handled the initial phone call. Albany did not disappoint in any way, they were courteous, caring and professional in all aspects of the funeral arrangements and the actual service. Through Albany I was introduced to Marc, the celebrant that performed the service, once again, the whole journey through the initial meeting, communication and the service itself, were just what we needed. Albany, made the whole process bearable and we cannot thank them enough for all they did for us. I would recommend them to anyone.

    Jo Williamson replied
    Dear Ian, We can't thank you enough for taking the trouble to recommend us. We are so glad we were able to help you through the whole process. Best wishes, Jo
  • 5 Phil Eagle 19th Jun 2021

    A traumatic time made bearable by Jo and her team. From The meeting to discuss how and what we wanted.. To matching the celebrant which was very important.. And this was spot on.. To the actual day.. The cars and the team were professional and could not do enough for the family.. We gave my dad a send off he would if loved and probably did.. I can't recommend Albany Funerals enough.. Thank you Jo and Co

    Jo Williamson replied
    Many thanks Phil for taking the time to write this review. The whole team send their love to all the family. Best wishes, Jo x
  • 5 Lynn Mellor 27th Feb 2021

    Sadly I lost both of my parents within a year. For both funerals we chose Albany to assist and guide us. They had empathy and their gentle kindness in such sad times was wonderful. On the day the timing was superb and Albany ticked every box. They filled us with confidence in such sad circumstances. Such a professional team of staff especially Angela and Matthew. Thank you.

    Jo Williamson replied
    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this lovely review Lynn. We wish you and all the family all the best, warm wishes from us all. x
  • 5 Kim McKoen 12th Nov 2020

    Jo Williamson, and her team at Albany Funerals Maidstone, went above and beyond to give us a very personal service. She ensured we had a wonderful, intimate funeral at the end of March for our beloved Dad, which coincided with the beginning of the Covid pandemic. Our plans were forever changing due to government restrictions and Jo was simply amazing and adapted at every changing step with extraordinary compassion and respect for our feelings. From sourcing asparagus (Dad’s favourite) for inclusion in the floral tribute to putting together an incredible photographic slideshow to accompany the beautiful words to Morning has Broken; nothing was too much trouble.  We look forward to working with them again to organise a Remembrance Service to celebrate Dad’s remarkable life once we are able to. We cannot recommend Albany Funerals Maidstone highly enough and thank them for everything they do. 

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
669 Loose Rd
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 9UX

Latest Verified Reviews

Sharon Senior 24th Jul 2021

The loss of our much loved Dad and husband of my Mum was a catastrophic event in our lives and we felt very lost and heartbroken. Jo, Angela, Anisa together with Matthew and the wonderful Albany team picked us up took us in their arms and gave us the support we needed at an extremely difficult time. Their care, compassion and understanding is so comforting and we knew we were in good hands from the very beginning of our journey. It was not only us that needed the care but also my Dad as he lay in rest. He was shown the respect and dignity for which we are truly grateful. On the day of the funeral we felt lost again, but once again Matthew and his team wrapped their arms around us and guided us through the day, once again giving our wonderful Dad the respect he truly deserved. Our celebrant Kathryn captured the essence of Dad in her words and those present were able to learn of the full life that he led. Kathryn made us feel safe and supported and we are so thankful she was with us on the day. Mum misses Dad terribly as do we but Jo, Angela, Anisa, Matthew, Kathryn and the rest of the Albany team make a dreadful time bearable. We are truly grateful and will never forget them.

Samantha Spence 21st Jul 2021

so sorry I haven't written before now but I just wanted to say thank you so much for the way you handled my father's funeral. From the moment we stepped in the door we knew we had made the right choice, the staff we have met have all be exceptionally kind and empathetic and have made what was a very stressful and emotive time that bit easier. You worked with us to ensure that I was able to attend my sister's funeral in the States and also have dad's funeral in a timely way which meant more to me than you will ever know. The planning of dad's funeral was so good and we as a family were able to specify exactly what we wanted and you accommodated them all even if they were last minute, on the day everything was explained to me and nothing happened without me being told about it first which was really good as our adult 'children' had never attended a funeral or lost someone before so by including us and updating us meant everything. We were given the choice of remaining in the Crematorium with dad just the four of us which was perfect and gave us 5 - 10 minutes of peace just standing with him talking to him, it gave us all a safe space to cry and just be a family again for one last time, this is something I didn't know we could do and I will be forever grateful that for that short space of time it was just us 5 again. So I can't thank you enough you have the most amazing team both human and dog! You really did make the whole thing so much easier which having lost both my sister and dad was the support we all needed.

Ian Wellard 6th Jul 2021

I had called many undertakers prior to arriving at Albany, most of them were appalling in the way in which they answered the telephone, Angela at Albany was understanding and comforting. I made the decision to use Albany based entirely on the way in which Angela handled the initial phone call. Albany did not disappoint in any way, they were courteous, caring and professional in all aspects of the funeral arrangements and the actual service. Through Albany I was introduced to Marc, the celebrant that performed the service, once again, the whole journey through the initial meeting, communication and the service itself, were just what we needed. Albany, made the whole process bearable and we cannot thank them enough for all they did for us. I would recommend them to anyone.

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