Albert Parr & Sons

20 reviews

Well established independent funeral director in Beckenham providing bereaved families with a professional and compassionate service

Latest Verified Reviews

Lylie Edwards 27th May 2022

I was heavily pregnant when my Dad suddenly passed so I was highly emotional and worried about physically being fit enough to attend the funeral after having a c-section.  Sarah (Penge branch) was absolutely amazing! Sarah delivered a tailored and compassionate service and ensured that everything was arranged around me being able to attend my Dads funeral without worry. Sarah was an excellent communicator throughout so we were never in doubt with what to expect; there were multiple little touches that Sarah employed that I both appreciated and will never forget. I really cannot recommend them enough.  Thank you Sarah for everything that you did for us!

Debbie Johnston 26th Sep 2021

We have had 2 family funerals this year, close together, and must pass on our special thanks to Dawn and amazing team, especially Sarah and James.  My family and I appreciate all the support and understanding you gave us. You are all very kind.  Highly recommend Albert Parr who genuinely go over and above and understand and respond to bespoke personal needs and requests.  Thank you all x

Mike Hazelton 12th Sep 2021

Very professional and caring service

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
  • 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
117 Croydon Road
Beckenham
London
BR3 3RA

About Us

Serving bereaved families since 1860, Albert Parr & Sons is an established, family owned funeral directors providing a professional, dignified and compassionate service to bereaved families in Beckenham and the surrounding area.
With over 150 years in the industry, and as members of the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), Albert Parr & Sons pride themselves on their ability to provide a funeral service that exceeds your expectations and delivers a memorable farewell for your loved one.
Their fully professional and experienced staff can provide multi-faith funerals, religious and non-religious funerals as well as modern celebrations of life.They also offer a wide range of beautifully-made coffins to suit any type of funeral service, from willow to solid oak and eco-friendly coffins.
The team at their funeral home in Beckenham can provide both simple and affordable funerals that don’t compromise on quality or integrity, as well as themed and bespoke funeral services from horse-drawn corteges, to motorcycle funerals. If you have a specific idea for your loved ones funeral then they’ll be glad to advise and support you in creating a truly memorable send off.

Call Albert Parr & Sons Beckenham now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Maureen Valerie    Cannon

Maureen Valerie Cannon

Aug 1940 - Jun 2022

Peter Douglas   Harrington

Peter Douglas Harrington

Feb 1929 - Oct 2021

Michelle   Christine Woolley

Michelle Christine Woolley

Aug 2021 - May 1966

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Lylie Edwards 27th May 2022

    I was heavily pregnant when my Dad suddenly passed so I was highly emotional and worried about physically being fit enough to attend the funeral after having a c-section. 
    Sarah (Penge branch) was absolutely amazing! Sarah delivered a tailored and compassionate service and ensured that everything was arranged around me being able to attend my Dads funeral without worry.
    Sarah was an excellent communicator throughout so we were never in doubt with what to expect; there were multiple little touches that Sarah employed that I both appreciated and will never forget.
    I really cannot recommend them enough. 
    Thank you Sarah for everything that you did for us!

  • 5 Debbie Johnston 26th Sep 2021

    We have had 2 family funerals this year, close together, and must pass on our special thanks to Dawn and amazing team, especially Sarah and James. 
    My family and I appreciate all the support and understanding you gave us. You are all very kind. 
    Highly recommend Albert Parr who genuinely go over and above and understand and respond to bespoke personal needs and requests. 
    Thank you all x

  • 5 Mike Hazelton 12th Sep 2021

    Very professional and caring service

  • 5 Fiona Barnes 26th Aug 2021

    I can not thank everyone at Albert Parr enough. Genuine, lovely people, supporting and guiding us through such a difficult time.

  • 5 Ann Lee - Warren 29th Sep 2020

    The care, support and kindness shown by Sarah, James , Alan and Luke made such a sad time bearable. Nothing was too much trouble. They consulted with the family on every detail regardless of how minor. Thank you for making our last gift to Peter exactly as he would have wanted. 

  • 5 Tracey Groves 1st Feb 2020

    From start to finish Mums funeral process was handled with care, dignity, respect and dedication to providing a very personal goodbye.
    We made the arrangements at the Beckenham office and at no time did we feel rushed and Dawn Parr gave us amazing advice as to what we needed to do regarding paperwork and where to go. Mum was collected from Essex and brought London and once with Parrs my Mum was looked after by James Swindlehurst with the same care and dedication.
    We had some quite specific requests and they were arranged swiftly and respectfully. Mums ashes were collected and a beautiful scatter tube was personally chosen for us by Dawn to match the rest of the theme.
    I cannot thank their complete service enough.

  • 4 Janice mabert 12th Oct 2019

    Albert Parr & Sons offer a caring and professional funeral service. It covers everything required to ensure the funeral is delivered smoothly and stress free.

  • 5 Barbara Halford 25th Jun 2019

    As I live over a hundred miles away I was under a lot of pressure and had some very difficult circumstances to deal with. Albert Parr and sons made the whole process extremely simple, they did everything for me. Even the cost was very good. I would like to mention a lady named Sarah without her I would have struggled in lots of ways. Thank you Sarah x

  • 5 Mark Paine 23rd May 2019

    In a time if great sadness and emotion the service we received from Albert Parr & Sons was first class.
    From the very first contact Sarah looked after us and provided the support we needed.

    On the day of the funeral James and his team were also equal in his personal support and professionalism. 

    In my experience Albert Parr & Sons provide a first rate service in what can only be a difficult time for my family. 

  • 5 Andrea Farmer 16th May 2019

    After referrals from 3 different people, we contacted and spoke to Sarah. Right from the start Sarah was a great listener with a very calming persona. Although we took a while to get the ball rolling, Sarah helped us every step of the way.

    On the day of my Father's Service, James and his Team were helpful, friendly and respectful to us all.

    We would recommend Albert Parr & Sons to everyone for their kind and caring service.

    Thank you for everything Sarah.

    The Farmer Family

  • 5 David Goodier 13th May 2019

    a very sad and difficult occasion was made smooth and pleasant by the staff and service provided.

  • 5 Sarah Hull 25th Nov 2018

    Albert Parr & Sons were extremely helpful and supportive throughout this process. I highly recommend them.

  • 5 Hilary Cole 11th Nov 2018

    Sarah was really helpful and patient with suggestions and guidance through this difficult time.

  • 5 Pauline Thomson 31st Oct 2018

    They could not have been more understanding, caring, and
    professional. Nothing was too much trouble and everything 
    was dealt with in a very calm humane way.

  • 5 Adrian McManus 3rd Oct 2018

    From start to finish they took the worry out of the whole process could not reccomened them highly enough

  • 5 Simon Gregory 27th Jun 2018

    Very helpful and understanding staff. An excellent all round service from a fantastic local company.  Have used them twice and would highly recommend them.  

  • 5 Maggie Trent 8th Jun 2018

    Albert Parr & Sons is a family run business and it shows. I felt fully supported and helped when planning my mother's funeral. Sarah was fantastic and did above and beyond to make sure my mother got the very special sent off that I wanted her to have. James was charming and guided the funeral wonderfully.The funeral was beautiful; horse & carriage, with a coffin painted with flowers and butterflies. I highly recommend Albert Parr & Sons.

  • 5 Christina Augustine 5th Jun 2018

    Sarah at Albert Parr Penge branch was simply the best! She was very compassionate and understood what we wanted for Dad’s funeral. She was very hands on and had all the details to hand, showing us pictures/photos on her computer and really listened. The Albert Parr’s Chapel of Rest where Dad was visited by the family a few days before the funeral was calming and beautiful! She had everything organized to perfection: the flowers, the route from Penge to West Norwood Crematorium via Dad’s old work route, the order of service and music and discreetly receiving family members at the Chapel of Rest for viewings. The funeral itself was managed in a dignified manner by James and his team. After the funeral service James was very kind and patient with family members and respected their need to linger and grieve at the Crematorium before being driven to the wake by the Albert Parts limousine. All in all an excellent service from Albert Parr, Sarah and James and the team. We would definitely return to Albert Parr in future.

  • 5 Jim Beavis 26th May 2018

    Though the funeral we had to organise was a fairly modest affair, Albert Parr & Sons could not have been more sympathetic, proactively helpful, efficient and professional. Thoroughly recommended.

  • 5 Philip Major 25th May 2018

    Albert Parr were excellent. They were very sympathetic and professional and did not try and exploit or take advantage at what is an emotional time. A very traditional company.

Address
117 Croydon Road
Beckenham
London
BR3 3RA

Latest Verified Reviews

Lylie Edwards 27th May 2022

I was heavily pregnant when my Dad suddenly passed so I was highly emotional and worried about physically being fit enough to attend the funeral after having a c-section.  Sarah (Penge branch) was absolutely amazing! Sarah delivered a tailored and compassionate service and ensured that everything was arranged around me being able to attend my Dads funeral without worry. Sarah was an excellent communicator throughout so we were never in doubt with what to expect; there were multiple little touches that Sarah employed that I both appreciated and will never forget. I really cannot recommend them enough.  Thank you Sarah for everything that you did for us!

Debbie Johnston 26th Sep 2021

We have had 2 family funerals this year, close together, and must pass on our special thanks to Dawn and amazing team, especially Sarah and James.  My family and I appreciate all the support and understanding you gave us. You are all very kind.  Highly recommend Albert Parr who genuinely go over and above and understand and respond to bespoke personal needs and requests.  Thank you all x

Mike Hazelton 12th Sep 2021

Very professional and caring service

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