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Throughout the years F A Albin & Sons has built a reputation for the quality and dignity with which they carry out the funeral service. The company prides itself on the meticulous and personal attention given to every detail, from the moment of first contact with the family.

The company provides a comprehensive range of services, through its network of branches, and its friendly and experienced staff. All our branches are able to deal with every aspect of the comprehensive service provided by F A Albin & Sons including all funeral arrangements, Wills and the Pre-Arranged Funeral Trust. F A Albin & Sons prides itself in providing a bespoke funeral service. If you can't find what you are looking for within our pages, or elsewhere, please do not hesitate to contact any of our funeral arrangers for assistance.

Paying for a Funeral – Can I afford it?

The Albin family have a policy of constant reinvestment in the business. We strive to operate our business with the best vehicles, offices, chapels of rest, clothes, facilities, training and the end result is a high quality of service - something that we are very proud of. Albins have been entrusted with very high profile bespoke funerals, military funerals, and funerals of all religions and of course you can spend as much as you wish on a funeral.

People are understandably very concerned by the cost of a funeral. ‘Can I really afford to pay for a quality Funeral Director like Albins?’ is a question we are often asked. Well you can, because Albins will tailor the cost to suit your specific needs. We are keen to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of everyone. What people often don’t realise, is that Albins carry out D.W.P. funerals, council local authority funerals and funerals for local hospitals, all at the same very high standard.

We also offer package funerals and a very basic cost budget funeral. Just explain to us your needs or budget and we will help. In some circumstances we will allow you to pay off for a funeral and we will handle and advise on any grants that may be available. You will be pleasantly surprised at the help you could receive and we will of course fill out the forms and claim these grants for you. Please don’t be afraid to talk to us and we will do our best to help. It can be a lot cheaper than you think.

Another way to protect your money or savings against inflation is a pre-paid funeral plan. You pay now and the cost is guaranteed for the future. A very sensible idea with great peace of mind. Your money is placed safely into a Trust Fund against the cost of your funeral long into the future.

Why not pick up the phone and speak to an arranger at any of our branches:
Why not pick up the phone and speak to an arranger at any of our branches:
Head office: 020 7237 3637 Joanna, Lynn, Danny or Jo
Deptford: 020 8694 1384 Elaine
Mottingham: 020 8857 0330 Neil
Barking: 020 7476 1861 Debbie
Sidcup 020 8308 0015 Michael
Welling: 020 8856 7514 Christine
Walworth: 020 7313 6990 Shirley

Advice

Never be afraid that it is too soon to contact us. F A Albin & Sons should be your first call.

It is beneficial if we are aware of the death before registration takes place.

Our brochure provides comprehensive information for reference with regard to the following:

  • ‘When a death has occurred’
  • ‘When a death arises overseas’
  • ‘Registering a Death’

Feel free to ask for help and guidance.

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Arranging a Funeral

There will be a number of decisions that you will need to make when planning a funeral. Our funeral arrangers will be able to advise you and help you through this process by explaining to you the full range of services that we are able to provide.

F A Albin & Sons will make arrangements on your behalf with ministers, clergy, cemeteries and crematoria, as well as other third parties as required. Our aim is to remove any burden from the families we serve during what is already a traumatic time.

F A Albin & Sons will provide a fully itemised estimate of costs.

Our experienced staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

F A Albin & Sons prides itself in looking after the deceased with sensitivity and respect at all times.

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Memorial Garden

The garden is dedicated in name to the Albin family, but is dedicated to the many families who now use the garden to remember those they have loved. The garden consists of a large number of different types of memorial, from the simplest plaque to the most elaborate sanctuary memorial.

All of these remembrance opportunities are open to anyone, you do not have to have ashes in the garden in order to dedicate a memorial to departed loved ones. The garden is intended to be a local memorial garden run by local people for local people. The hope is that people will meet in the garden, find friendship in the garden and that in the fullness of time find their pain eased and their memories a comfort.

The Memorial Garden is open at the following times:
Weekdays - 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday - 9.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays - 10.00am - 3.00pm

P.A.F.T (Pre Arranged Funeral Trust)

More and more people are wishing to plan for a funeral well in advance of that need. With this in mind we have introduced our funeral planning schemes.

The F. A. Albin & Sons Pre-Arranged Funeral Trust is supported and safeguarded by independent Trustees to ensure that all requirements are met at the time of need.

Each client is very special and will be given the same help, time and consideration as any person arranging a funeral at the time of need.

Please do not hesitate to ring the office for any further information you may require or for a personal appointment without obligation.

Laurel Plan (pre-payment)

Our Laurel Funeral Plan is designed to give you and your loved ones total peace of mind. The Laurel Funeral Payment Scheme allows you, with complete flexibility, to plan any kind of funeral you wish, from the simplest to the most complicated, at a price to suit you. The funeral is paid for at the price applicable and estimated for you at the time. The funeral cost is guaranteed at that price subject to the rules and guidelines of the Trust.

Foresight Plan

Our free Foresight Plan allows you to record your own funeral wishes. F A Albin & Sons can then ensure that your family are made aware of your wishes at the time of need.

One of our funeral arrangers, in private consultation, will take these instructions, file them safely, and give you a copy to keep. If you wish we will also help you arrange a Will.

Our brochure provides comprehensive information for reference with regard to both plans.

Repatriation

Albins International Repatriation

If a death has occurred overseas, or a death has occurred in the UK and the deceased is to be repatriated, F A Albin & Sons can help through our international funeral business, Albin International.

Albin International is situated close to the vast majority of foreign consulates and Embassies in London. With a team of extremely experienced and multi-lingual staff, we can assist with repatriations to and from any country around the globe. We realise that arranging a repatriation can be particularly traumatic, given that in addition to the grief of losing a loved one there is also the concern of having to arrange travel to another country with the associated complication of the necessary documentation and permits. Our staff are fully familiar with these procedures and will guide you seamlessly through the process in order to ensure that the repatriation goes as smoothly as possible.

Will Writing

F A Albin & Sons will assist you in preparing your Last Will and Testament.

As part of our free will writing service, F A Albin & Sons will provide advice and help you to draft a simple Last Will and Testament. For more complex arrangements, we will recommend a firm of solicitors to assist you in completing the documentation.

Our brochure provides comprehensive information for reference with regard to:

  • the appointment of executors
  • appointment of guardians
  • property matters
  • personal bequests