F.A. Albin Deptford

52 reviews

F.A. Albin Deptford , London, funeral director in London

F. A. Albin & Sons covers Deptford, Blackheath, Greenwich, Lewisham and South East London, offering a high standard of funeral directors services to bereaved families.

Latest Verified Reviews

Louisa Nicolaides 14th Sep 2021

Phenomenal service from the beginning until the end.  Cannot thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart.

Samantha Newell 18th Aug 2021

Lynn was very lovely and helpful she explained everything to us and even broke it down for us and our mum who is in a wheelchair so she could understand too. she always stopped and checked to make sure my brother who was on the phone could hear and understand what she was saying. It was lovely to meet her she brings such a warm vibe to the place in Deptford.

Esther Nyende 19th Jul 2021

We were very happy with the service we received. We would certainly recommend F.A. Albin Deptford to others.

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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
164 Deptford High Street
Deptford
London
SE8 3DP

About Us

Established in 1994, their Deptford office is located at Deptford High Street and provides the local community with a high standard of service.
The branch works with burials, cremation, repatriations and exhumations. Furthermore, they offer prearranged funerals, memorials, floral tributes, will writing, photography, doves, service sheets, urns and keepsakes.

Their facilities feature a reception area, an arranging office and four chapels of rest.

Elaine James is the funeral director managing this office and will be pleased to help you in your enquiries. She is available Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. The company operates a 24 hour on call response outside normal working hours.

The Deptford office serves all of Deptford, Blackheath, Greenwich, Lewisham and South East London.

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.

Latest Obituaries

Desmond   Smith

Desmond Smith

Jan 1959 - Aug 2021

Emine   Huseyin

Emine Huseyin

Oct 1956 - Aug 2021

William

William "Bill" John Thomas

Jul 1954 - Aug 2021

Eva Linda   Nyende

Eva Linda Nyende

Jul 1968 - Jun 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Louisa Nicolaides 14th Sep 2021

    Phenomenal service from the beginning until the end.  Cannot thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart.

  • 5 Samantha Newell 18th Aug 2021

    Lynn was very lovely and helpful she explained everything to us and even broke it down for us and our mum who is in a wheelchair so she could understand too. she always stopped and checked to make sure my brother who was on the phone could hear and understand what she was saying. It was lovely to meet her she brings such a warm vibe to the place in Deptford.

  • 5 Esther Nyende 19th Jul 2021

    We were very happy with the service we received. We would certainly recommend F.A. Albin Deptford to others.

  • 5 Gsry Holt 5th Jul 2021

    Could not ask for better s

  • 5 Philip Wood 12th Apr 2021

    I was completely satisfied with the excellent service given by Albin’s. From the outset, both Jill and I were treated with great compassion. Lynn was particularly helpful with all the necessary administration as was Elaine, when necessary.  George and his colleague  were also first-class, when Jill was taken into their care.  On the day of her Funeral, every aspect of the event was dealt with respect and sensitivity, and both parts of the Funeral went perfectly. George and his Team were exemplary in their duties.  Jill’s friends were also her family and we are all most grateful to Albin’s for making this sad day so memorable. Sincere thanks. 

  • 5 Damian Petrou 17th Mar 2021

    Very pleased with the services of Albins - they were very patient and guided us through what was our first time of arranging a funeral . The service was delivered with great care , for me it was the little touches leaving a yellow rose at your door for when you return. The memory box.

  • 5 Bonita Martin 6th Mar 2021

    On behalf of myself and my family I would just like to Thank Elaine I don’t know where we would be today without her. The service we received is remarkable, her love and kindness, her support there was nothing to big or to small that she didn’t do for us. I will miss speaking to her and seeing her but Thank You for doing your best to comfort us during our time of loss. Lynn you was absolutely fabulous also all those lovely cups of tea as you knew we weren’t eating much.  You treated us all like family and kept us all in-line. There are no funeral directors like Albins you are all truly the best.  To all the men Danny & Jamie you were all amazing on the day I just want to say Thank You all we will never forget any of you.  Your service is outstanding, top class and your stand out from them all.  Keep doing a great job!!!  We are Thankful & Grateful for everything. 

  • 5 Gabriel Early 10th Feb 2021

    We were delighted with the service we received from Albins. Elaine attended us from the first call with proffesionalism and kindness. On the day of the funeral the service was impecable. I was always led to believe that organising a funeral was a minefield of difficulties and unexpected expenses. This was not my experience at all. Quite the contrary. Thank you Albins for attending us so perfectly.

  • 5 Michael Elson 17th Feb 2020

    Every part of what is a traumatic and upsetting process was dealt with such sensitivity. From the moment my wife was collected from Guys to talking about the arrangements with Elaine - who made myself and daughter feel relaxed and comforted that Kate was being so well looked after - to the day itself. The guys on the day were all fantastic. I didn't need to be concerned about anything but being in the moment of the service. They looked after me, my family and the huge number of people who turned up with quiet professionalism. Thank you so much.

  • 5 Katie Jordan 9th Feb 2020

    We as a family, cannot speak highly enough of Albins. From the first call to Elaine at Deptford who was super helpful and friendly. To our family meeting with Elaine, she was incredible. Elaine made a very difficult time somewhat easier! She is been a huge part in my dads send off ! Even when visiting my dad in the chapel of rest, the warmth and welcome was always above and beyond what she had to do. On the actual day, Steve and his boys Jamie and co were professional and conducted themselves and the service with class and the special touches of respect they showed to my Dad and our family never went unnoticed!! Thank you all for everything 

  • 5 Terry & billy Catchesides 14th Jan 2020

    Thank you Elaine and John for bringing our precious Patty home to Deptford and Greenwich, the journey through Greenwich also the care and dignity you have shown to us all.  I know I speak on behalf of all our families but for a sad day it was Perfect .

  • 5 Kim Gibson 4th Dec 2019

    They were so caring and professional.

  • 5 Lisa Beale 3rd Dec 2019

    Everything was perfect, the boys on the day were extremely kind and helpful and Elaine was great at sorting everything out without too much trouble. Small details like water and tissues in the car were very helpful.  Thank you for making such a terrible sad time easier. 

  • 5 Tracey Sawford 10th Jul 2019

    Albins in Deptford have been amazing, especially Elaine. At a time when you don’t know whether you are coming or going Elaine would be there to steer you in the right direction. Nothing is to much for them, whatever you want they can make happen. We are thankful for the kindness, consideration & empathy shown to us as a family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking such good care of mum.

  • 5 Alexsandra Thompson 9th Jul 2019

    I would like to thank F.A Albins as they were very professional and very supportive. Elaine was very helpful and made the process super easy. they listened to what we wanted and made the morning a great send off. I would recommend their service. Alexsandra Thompson

  • 5 Alesha Forgie 10th Jun 2019

    This is my family’s 4th time using Albins & Sons and as always the high standard and quality of service received each and every time we contacted them as well as on the actual day of the funeral was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 Diane Collett 4th Jun 2019

    As a family, from our first visit to discuss the sudden death of my partner, we were made to feel as if we were the only family that were going through the loss and grief. Every member of staff had all the time in the world for us, were very professional yet made us feel as if we were friends. The actual funeral was an absolutely perfect day, and the professional yet personal way every member of Albins team acted, made it even more or a special, perfect day to remember forever. Albins staff really are amazing and know exactly how to act and behave, they have compassion, understanding, professionalism and care, which is really what you need when your world has just fallen apart. 

  • 5 Tracey Owen 16th Apr 2019

    Elaine was amazing from the moment we walked through the door, she helped us every step of rhe way, even organising father michael who everybody loved, George and his team on the day were very compassionate and nothing was to much trouble we are so glad we decided to have Albins as our directors

  • 5 Natasha Smith 15th Apr 2019

    Elaine and FA Albin, Deptford We found out about FA Albins following the sudden death of our dear mother on 13 March 2019. We never had a funeral director in place and so took to the internet to begin our search. We came across Albin and the reviews were 5* and contacted them. Immediately we were offered a service to collect our Mother but felt that being the first one we came across continued our search looking for alternatives to be on the safe side. Well it dawned on ud that after our intense internet search that we were safe hands from the first contact with Albins and called them again that night and instructed them to collect our mother. When the two gentlemen came to the house on time at 10pm as they advised they were extremely polite and showed respect to all whom were present. But most of all showed dignity to our late mother as they gently and competently prepared and took our Mother's body away even in the presence of many family members and friends. The morning after we were keen to meet the actual furneral director so we made an appointment with Elaine who from the first contact made us feel assured. We went to meet Elaine at the Deptford Branch with her infectious humour and laughter and her expertise enabled us to put things in place quickly. We left Albins in Deptford fully assured that our Mother was being fully looked after and that we were in very good hands. Throughout the process of arranging mum's funeral there was regular contact, updates, checks both by and with Elaine. Elaine ensure that we were always fully informed about the various elements and never made us feel we were a burden. She was always available when we wanted to call or visit and always greeted us with a smile. On the day of the funeral the standard blew us all away. The Albin team of undertakers arrived timely and well presented. The level of service received by George who led the way throughout the entire funeral was impecabble. He ensured that the family was looked after the whole day. From the placement of the wreaths, to the arrangements of the family in each car, to the planning of the journey, arrival at the church and organising of the pallbearers and placing the flower spray on the casket to the arrangements at the burial ground. Checking on family members and always consulting the family when needed. The detail was always there. The professionalism of the drivers was exceptional. They literally gave us a red carpet reception. The vehcile line up exhibited a stately service and mum definitely went in style. Each driver made the effort to rapport with their passengers and made us feel welcome throughout the day, opening doors and securing our belongings when needed and was always so courteous. Overall, the service received from Elaine and Albin Funeral Directors, Deptford was 100% and above expectation. We would definitely recommend Albins in the future and am eternally grateful to them for making our mum's homegoing that extra special.

  • 5 Lisa O'Brien 14th Apr 2019

    Everyone has been so very kind and handled all the arrangements with such compassion. From start to finish it felt like they were looking after a family member not a “client”, nothing was every too much trouble. They put my mum at ease and helped her through the day with such care and dignity. I know my dad would have been so proud of them all for looking after us. Could not have asked for anything more of them, would recommend them in an instant. Thank you all. 

  • 5 Henry Haxton 2nd Mar 2019

    everbody was wonderful

  • 5 Michael Richardson 29th Jan 2019

    From start to finish, the service was outstanding.

  • 5 Denise Chambers 27th Jan 2019

    Albins looked after my mum and I will be eternally grateful. The respect and kindness shown to mum and us as a family was exceptional. From the day she died to her funeral service mum was treated beautifully. I have to thank Elaine James who took the time to listen and took the worry from us. Elaine arranged everything and we didn't have to face any problems she was always there to advise. I think Albins and staff are a credit and would recommend then 100%.

  • 5 Joanne Bell 10th Nov 2018

    The service provided was first class. Their personal touch was what made what was a very difficult time for our family ,so much easier. They looked after us all from stat to finish.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

  • 5 Aimee Ovenell 29th Oct 2018

    Albin are the upmost helpful and respectable people ever always go above and beyond to help and was there 24/7 for us a family. George has the most beautiful send off and we send our thanks every single last member of staff at the Albin directors x

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.

Read more: How to arrange a funeral

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.

Read more: What are disbursements

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.

Read more: Help with funeral costs

Address
164 Deptford High Street
Deptford
London
SE8 3DP

Latest Verified Reviews

Louisa Nicolaides 14th Sep 2021

Phenomenal service from the beginning until the end.  Cannot thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart.

Samantha Newell 18th Aug 2021

Lynn was very lovely and helpful she explained everything to us and even broke it down for us and our mum who is in a wheelchair so she could understand too. she always stopped and checked to make sure my brother who was on the phone could hear and understand what she was saying. It was lovely to meet her she brings such a warm vibe to the place in Deptford.

Esther Nyende 19th Jul 2021

We were very happy with the service we received. We would certainly recommend F.A. Albin Deptford to others.

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